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Gregg Goldenberg is a Partner at The Ardent Companies. Prior to Ardent, Gregg was the former President and CEO of Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods, which was acquired by Taylor Morrison in January of 2016 for $85 million. Gregg has more than 25 years of experience in various leadership roles in the homebuilding and land development business. Acadia began operations in 2010, and by 2013 it was recognized as Atlanta’s 5th fastest growing privately-held company and ranked as the 10th largest homebuilder. Prior to Acadia, Gregg started his own development company that identified, entitled, purchased, and developed residential communities for regional builders and housing giants like Beazer Homes and the Ryland Group. Prior to starting his own venture, Gregg was Senior Vice President of the Southeast Region at Morrison Homes. He oversaw and managed all the land acquisition, homebuilding, and mortgage finance operations in Atlanta, Jacksonville, Orlando, Sarasota, and Tampa. Gregg and his management team closed over 2,100 homes for $510 million in revenue, and purchased over 4,000 residential lots in 2004. Gregg received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate Finance from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Todd Terwilliger is a Partner at The Ardent Companies and the Head of Residential Real Estate. Prior to forming Ardent, Todd was a Managing Director at Rialto Capital where he and his team managed the Southeastern U.S. Real Estate portfolio. In addition to real estate operations, his team was also involved in all underwriting for non-performing loan acquisitions and direct real estate investments across Rialto’s platform. Prior to Rialto, Todd had a strategic partnership with Fairway Capital in a venture that acquired distressed loans from commercial banks secured by real estate throughout the Southeast. Before the venture with Fairway, he was Vice President of Land Acquisition and Development at Pulte Homes Corporation where he managed site selection, contract negotiation, and planning and forecasting for the Pulte and Del Webb branded communities. Todd received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from the University of Dayton Ohio and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University.
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James Bikoff is an Executive Director at The Ardent Companies. His primary responsibilities include acquisitions, entitlements, underwriting, and asset management for the residential real estate team. Prior to joining Ardent in November 2018, James was a Land Acquisitioner with D.R. Horton, where he managed a pipeline of 3,000 residential lots in the metro Atlanta market. Prior to Horton, James was a Development Associate for Enfold Properties where he focused on developing boutique multi-family communities in Atlanta’s urban core. Prior to Enfold, James was an Associate at JLL where he specialized in land sales, redevelopment strategies, and site selection for a variety of clients. James received a Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and Public Policy from Southern Methodist University and a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Tyson Reilly is an Executive Director at The Ardent Companies. With 20 years’ experience in the U.S. property industry, Tyson specializes in the identification of development sites in major U.S. job growth and coastal markets. Tyson currently oversees sourcing, due diligence, entitlements, and acquisition of for- rent and for-sale residential development sites on behalf of Ardent across the Carolinas. He has a proven track record in the industry focusing on investment in single family detached and medium/high density residential, office, retail, and self-storage. Over the past 20 years, Tyson has been responsible for the sourcing and acquisition of nearly 30,000 for-sale and for-rent residential units and over 4 million square feet of commercial space. Prior to joining Ardent in June 2019, Tyson was an executive managing director and co-head of acquisitions at Drapac Capital Partners through the deployment of four opportunistic real estate funds. He was responsible for the sourcing of nearly 20,000 for-sale and for-rent residential units across 45 projects in 8 states. Prior to Drapac Capital Partners, Tyson was the co-founder and managing principal for an investment and advisory firm specializing in land investment and entitlements on behalf of private and institutional investors. He was responsible for sourcing and entitling land for over 5,000 residential units and over 2 million square feet of commercial.
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Joe Swindells is a Development Director at The Ardent Companies in the London office. Joe is responsible for development and asset management activities in support of Ardent’s investment strategies. Prior to joining Ardent in November 2022, Joe was part of the senior management team at Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC). In his role he was responsible for all development and asset management activities for The Power Station project. Prior to BPSDC, Joe worked in development & asset management roles for UK based private and listed property companies including Capital & Regional PLC, Ballymore & Hammerson PLC. Joe has a BSc (Hons) in Real Estate Valuation & Management from UWE Bristol.
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Gary is Investment Director at The Ardent Companies in the London office. He is responsible for capital raising, deal origination and execution. Before joining Ardent, Gary was Land & Strategic Partnerships Director at Inspired Villages, a developer and operator of later living communities across the UK. There he led acquisitions, partnerships and was influential in the £500m equity JV between Legal & General and Natwest Bank to enter the market. Gary started his career at DTZ (now Cushman & Wakefield) in Auckland New Zealand, before moving to London where worked in the Investment & Corporate Finance teams. Prior to this he was business development consultant to Barings Real Estate Advisors, property consultant to BGC Partners, the co-founder of “Indirex” the Secure Information Exchange and co-founder of Arca Property Risk Management.
Gary is a Member of the RICS and holds an MSc in International Real Estate and a BEng in Engineering from the University of Reading and also sits on the charity committee for the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors livery and also on the events committee for the Reading Real Estate Foundation charity.
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Sam Levere is an Associate at The Ardent Companies. His primary responsibilities include underwriting, market research, and asset management for the residential team. Prior to joining Ardent in June 2021, Sam held internships at ICP Group based out of Dallas, Texas, and MidCity Real Estate Partners. Sam received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Alabama and a Master of Science in Finance from Southern Methodist University.