TriBridge Residential has its roots in Julian LeCraw & Company, a multigenerational company that Julian LeCraw, Sr. founded in 1955. Coming from an influential and politically well-connected family, Mr. LeCraw was a central player in Atlanta real estate during the latter half of the twentieth century. The company was focused on Atlanta until the 1990’s, when Lee Walker, Steve Broome and Michael Tompkins, the three founding TriBridge partners, met and began working together with the family’s second generation. The partners dramatically increased the company’s portfolio and expanded its geographic focus to the Southeast region, investing across multifamily asset classes through syndications to friends, family, and high net worth individuals. By the early-2000’s, the company began to partner with institutional investors, including insurance companies, public pensions, corporate joint venture platforms, private equity funds, and family offices. In 2010, after the LeCraw family exited the operating business, TriBridge Residential was founded, and ACT was added as a strategic partner based out of Singapore. In the years since, Bobby West joined TriBridge as partner after acting as both outside counsel and in-house general counsel for over 15 years, and Jim Schroder was added as a partner in 2015.
With an exclusive focus on multifamily housing in the Southeast, TriBridge is built on the experience, history, and network of relationships that have evolved from its partners’ legacy in Julian LeCraw & Company. While the company historically had an in-house construction company, it has been phased out in recent years to focus on TriBridge’s existing three divisions: Investments, Development, and Property Management. In recent years, the company expanded its capital relationships overseas to Singapore and China, diversified its real estate portfolio across the risk spectrum, and invested in new talent to ensure TriBridge continues to prosper in the years and decades to come.