Who We Are

Board of Directors

Thomas Messier

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

  • 30 + years of experience in fixed income capital markets and CRE
  • Extensive experience in real estate acquisition, financing, asset management, and investor relations
  • Former Director of Global Capital Markets at First Union/Wachovia Bank, Senior VP of Capital Markets at Bank of America

William Elliott

Vice Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Operating Officer

  • 40 + years of commercial real estate experience, sourcing, acquiring and managing investment properties
  • Former Managing Partner of Prudential Commercial Real Estate
  • President of Virginia Realty and Development Company,
  • President of the Central Virginia Region of Goodman Segar Hogan Hoffler, and Managing Director of GVA Advantis
    Licensed Real Estate Broker, Certified Property Manager (one-time CPM of the Year), Certified Value Engineer

Neil Farmer

Independent Director

  • 30 + years of experience in real estate development
  • Founded Farmer Properties, Inc., a real estate development located in Richmond, VA

Charles Pearson

Independent Director

  • 30 + years of accounting, tax and consulting services
  • Mr. Pearson began his career with Deloitte and Touche in 1978 rising to Senior Manager before leaving the firm to open his own practice in 1989
  • Mr. Pearson is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Timothy O’Brien

Independent Director

  • Co-Chief Executive Officer of Meridian Senior Living, LLC
  • Member of the Investment Committee of Book Hill Credit Opportunity Fund II, LLC and Book Hill Credit Opportunity Fund III, LLC,
  • Chartered Financial Analyst, received his M.B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1997, has an M.S.B.A. the University of Maryland in 2010 and received his B.A. in Economics and Business from Randolph-Macon College in 1990, where he has served as a Trustee since 2012.