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ABOUT2018-06-08T17:00:59+00:00

FIRM PROFILE

TriBridge Residential is a full-service multifamily investment, management, and development company based in Atlanta, GA, with approximately 8,000 units and $1.3 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017. With 60 corporate professionals and over 215 on-site staff, the firm focuses on markets in the Southeast and provides a vertically integrated platform with a 25+ year track record through its subsidiaries and affiliates. Led by a team of four partners who are industry veterans and have worked together through multiple cycles, TriBridge offers the following value proposition to its partners:

TRUST

Maintain the highest level of integrity, accountability, and performance.

VISION

Proactively anticipate and quickly respond to market trends in order to mitigate risk and maximize returns

EXPERIENCE

Utilize best practices based on decades of experience across multiple real estate cycles.

OUR HISTORY

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.

CORE VALUES

• Attract and retain talented, highly motivated associates with intellectual curiosity who strive for excellence

• Provide a quality living experience for residents

• Maximize return on investment for investors and clients

PARTNERS

  • ROBERT H. (BOBBY) WEST
    ROBERT H. (BOBBY) WEST
    Managing Partner
  • LEE WALKER
    LEE WALKER
    Managing Partner
  • STEVE BROOME
    STEVE BROOME
    Managing Partner
  • JIM SCHRODER
    JIM SCHRODER
    Partner, CFO
ROBERT H. (BOBBY) WEST
Managing Partner

Bobby West is a Managing Partner at TriBridge Residential, where he oversees all development and construction. During his 13 years at TriBridge and his 5 years representing its affiliates in private legal practice beforehand, Bobby has structured, closed, and directed over $3 billion in transactions.  His initial roles focused on deals and tactics as General Counsel, but have evolved into strategic and leadership roles in recent years—first as President and COO with a focus on operations and managing people, and now more recently, focused on the development and construction divisions of the company, where he oversees the company’s most complex and challenging investments.

Bobby began his career as a commercial real estate and partnership lawyer with the firm of Liskow & Lewis in New Orleans and continued it with the firm of Smith Gambrell & Russell in Atlanta.  While at Smith Gambrell, Bobby began representing affiliates of TriBridge, leading ultimately to an offer to become General Counsel of Julian LeCraw & Company.  The transition from a linear, document-centric lawyer to a flexible, anything-is-possible developer was initially humbling but ultimately gratifying for Bobby, as he moved from General Counsel to “recovering” attorney.

Bobby received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Louisiana State University, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and he received a Juris Doctorate degree from Emory University School of Law, graduating with distinction.  He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Apartment Association and the Georgia Apartment Association.  Bobby represents the apartment industry on the Technical Advisory Committee to the City of Atlanta Building Department.  He is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Multifamily Housing Council and is a 2015 graduate of the Leadership Lyceum program of the National Apartment Association.  Bobby is a frequent panelist at Emory University School of Law, where he has also served as an adjunct professor.

LEE WALKER
Managing Partner

Lee Walker is TriBridge’s creative real estate thinker, always identifying innovative structures and solutions that enable the company to capitalize on unique opportunities. His vision and ideas allow the team to overcome obstacles that have thwarted competitors and turn a good investment into a great investment. Lee participates in all aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, structuring, and investment management, and provides strategic vision to maximize value and return on each investment. He has closed over $3 billion in investments for TriBridge, and his frame of reference is always: What is best for our investors?

Prior to joining TriBridge and its affiliates in 1992, Lee worked as an apartment developer at Summit Properties, a mortgage banker at Lomas & Nettleton and Cunrie Company of Texas, and a loan officer at First Texas Savings and Loan.

Lee received a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate and Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the University of South Carolina. He is a member of the National Multi-Housing Council, Urban Land Institute, and Flux Projects.

In his spare time, Lee is an advocate of the arts and actively supports numerous galleries, artists, and non-profits. He helped co-found and serves on the board of the Atlanta Real Estate Collaborative, an industry non-profit to help end homelessness. As a new resident of Midtown moving from the suburbs, Lee has rediscovered the excitement of Intown living and witnessed firsthand urban transformation Atlanta.

STEVE BROOME
Managing Partner

Steve Broome provides the pulse and drive for TriBridge’s acquisition and investment platform.  With expert skills in both investment strategy and tactical execution, he oversees all acquisitions, dispositions, and new development.  Steve has overseen the acquisition and development of over $3 billion for TriBridge and its affiliates in multifamily investments in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and the Carolinas.  With a focus on the front end of a transaction, he maintains strong relationships with buyers, sellers, brokers, and principals and works relentlessly to ensure the deal closes.

Prior to joining TriBridge and its affiliates in 1999, Steve started as a Certified Public Accountant in the Atlanta tax practice of Arthur Andersen before moving to Branch & Associates, a real estate investment advisory firm, where his primary focus was working with European and international clients investing in U.S. real estate.

Steve received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Master of Business Administration at the University of West Florida. He and his wife, Scarlet, live in Florida and are active in support of a variety of charities including several children’s causes.

In his spare time, Steve is an avid health and exercise enthusiast, enjoys music and loves to travel, particularly if it involves a coastline and some sunshine.

JIM SCHRODER
Partner, CFO

Jim Schroder is a partner and strategic CFO whose duties cover a broad spectrum of the company’s business to ensure its long-term success and financial sustainability. His primary responsibility is to secure equity capital through direct investments, programmatic joint ventures, and fund vehicles for TriBridge’s investment platform, which closed over $1.6 billion in transactions in the past three years. As a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, he reviews and approves all investments. In addition, Jim oversees all investment management and reporting functions.

Prior to joining the company in 2013, Jim accumulated over 10 years of global experience in real estate private equity, development, and strategy consulting while based in Singapore, Denver, and New York City. Immediately out of college, he co-founded a start-up consulting firm and managed its operations, where he served as project manager for “The Beltline Emerald Necklace Report” at Alex Garvin & Associates. Jim gained international experience in Asia real estate and capital markets based out of Singapore and, separately, obtained significant experience in distressed investing in the US real estate during the last downturn in 2009-2011.

Jim received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate and Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of ULI Atlanta’s Capital Markets Council and is a member of the Atlanta Beltline SID Steering Committee. Jim holds a strong sense of civic duty and seeks to use his professional experience to advocate workforce housing and improve public education in the City of Atlanta.

In his spare time, Jim is an outdoor enthusiast. He has biked across the US, competes in triathlons, and enjoys traveling with his family and photographing their adventures together. When he is not traveling, you will find him most weekends on Atlanta’s BeltLine with his family.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP

KATHERINE MOSLEY
Principal, Development

Katherine Mosley oversees entitlements, design, permitting, budgeting and execution for new developments and all capital improvements for existing properties. As Vice President of Development, Katherine has been involved with $800 million of capital transactions and completed multiple developments with record setting lease ups.

Katherine began her career with an affiliate of TriBridge directly out of college. Her career has spanned acquisitions, market research, marketing and development. During her early years with the company she focused on acquisitions and market repositioning through value add improvements and market knowledge. This foundation of market knowledge laid the framework for many successful developments. Her experience spans garden, student and mixed use properties in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Katherine graduated magna cum laude from Robinson School of Business at Georgia State University with a degree in Business Administration. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute.

A new role as mom may be Katherine’s most exciting yet. Katherine and her husband welcomed their first child in 2015.

ANNIE ASDAL
Principal, Investments

Annie Asdal is responsible for overseeing the transaction process at TriBridge – tracking acquisitions under contract through the post-closing transition. She also actively manages select investments, including the condo conversion at 1065 Midtown. While at TriBridge, Annie has been involved with several recapitalizations, redevelopment projects, and various major capital projects throughout the portfolio.

Annie received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Economics from Duke University. Immediately out of college, she worked as a high school Spanish teacher in Memphis, TN through Teach for America. While teaching, she earned her Masters of Education from Christian Brothers University. Subsequently, she moved to Atlanta where she joined the TriBridge team as an acquisitions analyst.

In her spare time, Annie enjoys running marathons, reading, and going to concerts. She listens to folk music and completes the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle with one eye closed each week.

YATES DUNAWAY
Principal, Acquisitions

Yates Dunaway is responsible for sourcing acquisition and development opportunities in North and South Carolina for TriBridge. Yates has originated over $400 million in acquisitions in Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Greenville, SC since joining TriBridge.

Prior to joining the company, Yates served in acquisitions and asset management for Greenfield Partners, a Connecticut-based real estate opportunity fund manager. His experience includes retail, office, hotel, industrial, for-sale, and land. Prior to Greenfield, Yates was an analyst in Banc of America Securities Real Estate Investment Banking Group.

Yates received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Yates enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and large extended family. Yates also enjoys watching and attending sporting events and playing golf.

ANDY GREEN
Principal, Acquisitions

Andy Green is responsible for the origination of acquisition and development opportunities for TriBridge in Georgia and Tennessee.  As Vice President at TriBridge, Andy has led the acquisition of a number of properties including 1065 Midtown, a luxury high-rise in Midtown Atlanta, and the closing of Inman Quarter, a mixed-use property in the Inman Park neighborhood in Atlanta.

From 2011 through 2013, Andy was a Vice President with responsibilities of acquisitions and asset management for Lubert Adler Real Estate Funds, a Philadelphia-based private equity firm. During his time at Lubert Adler, Andy acquired approximately $750 million of hotels and apartment communities. Prior to joining Lubert Adler, Andy was an investment banker in the real estate group at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey, a Washington D.C. based firm.

Andy received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters in Real Estate with a concentration in Finance from Cornell University. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute.

In his spare time, Andy enjoys playing golf, working out at his CrossFit gym and has competed in several triathlons.  When he is not in the office, he can usually be found watching a Tar Heels game or spending time with his family in Wrightsville Beach, NC.

SETH OTEY
Executive Vice President, Property Management

Seth Otey is responsible for developing and managing employee and client relationships, the overall performance of all properties and for overseeing and improving systems and policies.  As Vice President of Property Management at TriBridge, Seth has been involved with helping to implement best practices and plays a crucial role in the daily operations of the properties.

Prior to joining the company, Seth served in acquisitions, dispositions, and portfolio management roles for multi-family apartments, as well as off-campus student housing.  During college, Seth completed his first lease-up and disposition in the property manager capacity. After graduating, he became a Regional Property Manager primarily overseeing new construction and non-stabilized assets.  As Senior Regional Property Manager at Greystar, Seth oversaw operations of a portfolio that consisted of third-party lease-ups and stabilized assets. During this time Seth participated in nearly $150 million in dispositions.

Seth received a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis on Management from Georgia Southern University.  He also holds a property management license in South Carolina.

In his spare time, Seth spends time jogging and biking on the Atlanta BeltLine.  He enjoys training at his favorite local gyms and traveling to anywhere with a warm, sandy beach.   

MIKE MCPHAIL
Vice President of Construction

Michael McPhail oversees the ground-up construction for the development team. As Vice President of Construction he will assemble and manage in-house teams that will serve in the capacity of pre-construction and the full execution of constructing new development deals.

Prior to joining Tribridge, Michael has served in numerous Vice President and leadership roles for other development and general contracting firms. His primary expertise is multi-family construction with an emphasis on mixed use, podium, and wrap product. He has managed the construction of 6,500 units totaling $500 million in value.

Michael played baseball for the University of North Florida and ultimately graduated from Jacksonville University with a BS in Social Science. He holds general contracting licenses in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee.

Michael is married and has 3 beautiful girls. As a family, they love to travel and attend sporting events. Michael has never played a sport he didn’t like but has a passion for tennis, golf and triathlons…he’s even been known to knock out a fully sanctioned IRONMAN (IMFL 140.6) race.

STEPHANIE JORDAN
Director of Human Resources

Stephanie Jordan is TriBridge’s in house HR educator, strategist and rule enforcer who provides support to managers on employee relations, succession planning and associate development. She partners with associates to align their work and business objectives, improve associate relations and enhance productivity and performance. Stephanie is passionate about helping TriBridge make the most of  their resources and talent.

Stephanie’s work history includes 12 years of  progressive Human Resources experience. Starting her HR career with TJ Maxx as the Regional HR Specialist, then moving to Oldcastle Materials as a one person HR team as their Corporate HR Generalist. Prior to joining TriBridge, Stephanie was the Human Resources Manager at Cortland Partners where she managed all day to day HR activity.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Policy & Development from Georgia State University as well as an MBA from American Intercontinental University. She is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management as well as her sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, attending sporting events and trying new restaurants. Every weekend she can be found at either gymnastics with her daughter, or basketball with her son.

VIRGINIA LANCASTER
Vice President of Operations

Virginia Lancaster is responsible for developing and managing employee and client relationships. As Vice President of Operations at TriBridge, Virginia’s key responsibilities include supporting and mentoring regional managers and on-site community managers, working with investors, and building effective on-site teams who are empowered to deliver exceptional customer service to residents.  During her years with TriBridge, Virginia has been responsible for both lease-ups and product undergoing significant value add re-positioning. The majority of her career in real estate has been focused on the rehabilitation and re-positioning of distressed properties through determining the level of capital necessary to sell the asset and realize maximum profit.

Prior to joining the company, Virginia had extensive experience in the multi-family industry. In addition to on-site experience, she served as a Regional Manager and Director of Condominium Services for Lincoln Property Company. As Director of Condo Services, she achieved an $8,000,000 net profit for the client from the conversion and renovation of 221 apartment units to condominiums in 18 months. In 2006, she founded a company with the goal of owning and managing medium to long-term hold real-estate investments including a 12-unit apartment community in Atlanta which she fully renovated, repositioned, and stabilized in 6 months.

Virginia received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Houston. In addition, she is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and a Licensed Real Estate Agent in the state of Georgia.

Virginia enjoys gardening, painting, and science fiction. She also loves animals and gives much of her time to various animal rescue groups.

KENNETH PURVIS
Information Technology Systems Manager

Kenneth Purvis is responsible for the daily operations of the Information Technology department. This includes the support of the users in the corporate office and all TriBridge properties. In addition, he is tasked with the future development of TriBridge Information Systems to maintain our position at the forefront of the industry.

Prior to joining the TriBridge family, Kenneth worked for Yardi Systems and has over 12 years of experience in both management and technology based roles within the property management industry. While attending Hampton University as a Computer Science major, Kenneth also became a licensed Real Estate agent. Using the skills acquired during his previous tenures, Kenneth has successfully implemented several internal tech projects which has help to further strengthen the bridge between staff members, vendors, and interface users.

In his spare time, Kenneth enjoys spending time with his wife & children, traveling, attending various festivals, and coaching his children’s baseball team.

DAPHNEY ISAAC
Controller

Daphney joined the TriBridge team in 2013. She has over ten years of experience in multifamily accounting, formerly holding positions at Pulte, Wood Partners, and The Worthing Companies. She has a BBA in Accounting from Howard University and she began her career at Grant Thornton as an Audit Associate.

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