Our Story

Jokake Companies was founded in 1983 in Phoenix, Arizona by Brothers Mike and Gary Smith. To understand the Jokake philosophy one needs to understand its Founders. Raised on a cotton farm in Pinal County Arizona, these third generation Arizona natives have taken tremendous pride in their heritage and in the remarkable growth and diversity of their private investment business ventures. Jokake has experienced success in such diverse industries as Mining, Agriculture, Construction, Real Estate, Development, Virtual Reality, Disaster Restoration and Food Service.


November 20, 2017 in Commercial Real Estate

Architects to take over historic Phoenix building

An international architecture firm has leased and will renovate a historic midcentury building in Phoenix. Minneapolis-based Cuningham Group Architecture has leased the Farmers & Stockmens Bank Building at Washington and... Read More
November 20, 2017 in Holdings

Stockyards Remains All About the Beef

The building itself, which sat in the middle of Arizona's thriving cattle industry could have easily been converted back into cattle pens — or maybe worse, left to rot —... Read More
November 20, 2017 in Commercial Real Estate

Bank statement: a mid-century modern landmark finds a new lease of life

Architecture and interior design firm Cuningham Group has moved into its new Phoenix office, a mid-century modern landmark designed by William Pereira. Completed in 1951, the Farmers & Stockmens Bank... Read More
November 20, 2017 in Holdings

The Classic Phoenix Steakhouse For Meat-Lovers and History Nerds

Welcome to The Essentials, our catalog of indispensable and quintessential Phoenix food and drink. From now until May, we'll be sharing 50 dishes, drinks, and food experiences that make up... Read More