Scott Meadows directs the overall business strategy for Brand Real Estate Services. As a real estate veteran of over 30 years, he offers extensive commercial real estate knowledge supported by a strong team and systems-oriented approach. Scott brings a motivational spirit that inspires cultural collaboration and growing organizations. Having built multiple commercial real estate services companies from the ground up, his experience spans all facets of the business. Since joining Brand, Scott has overseen continuous property growth, corporate re-branding, a pandemic response and corporate merger. His leadership and keen understanding of real estate guides a team of professionals who are respected for their service, performance and integrity.
Prior to Brand Real Estate Services, Scott was Managing Director, Property Services at Wells Real Estate Funds where he founded and served as president of Wells Real Estate Services, two property services organizations of up to 85 employees in 16 markets. During his 17-year career at Wells, he also held asset management and property management positions. Before joining Wells, he served as Property Manager for The Griffin Company in Atlanta and as a Leasing Representative and Property Manager for Sea Pines Plantation in Hilton Head, SC. Scott earned a bachelor’s of business management degree from the University of Georgia, where he also completed the Certificate Program in Business Leadership in 2011.
Scott is a graduate of Leadership Gwinnett 2015. He earned industry certifications as a Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) in 2005, a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) in 2000, and a Real Property Administrator (RPA®) in 1993. He holds real estate brokers licenses in Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. He is active with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and also serves on the Boards of the Council for Quality Growth and Sugarloaf Community Improvement District.
Brian Smith leads with an unwavering commitment to serve the people, partners and clients of Brand Real Estate Services. He directs the leasing team for the retail, office and mixed-use portfolio and all associated activities. He is also responsible for identifying and executing redevelopment opportunities throughout the firm’s portfolio, growing the firm’s real estate services and expanding to new markets. Brian delivers outstanding solutions by bringing together gifted teams and inspiring them to do their greatest work. He understands goals, aligns values and delivers exceptional results while motivating others to pursue the same.
Brian repeatedly delivered successes over the past 25 years to boutique developers as well as multibillion-dollar funds like PGIM & AEW in a multitude of asset classes. He brings decades of experience in gathering the finest selection of culinary, retail, entertainment and hospitality tenants in open air and mixed-use centers from coast-to-coast. He launched his real estate career with Copaken, White & Blitt. He then joined CBL & Associates where he led a leasing team responsible for nearly 10M SF of regional malls throughout the South. Most recently, he served as Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President with Poag Shopping Centers directing their national corporate expansion. He led the fastest growth in the firm’s history, resulting in a portfolio valued at over $1.5B. At Poag he was also responsible for all leasing, development, re-development and tenant coordination teams and completed the redevelopment and remerchandising of projects across the country, resulting in impressive double-digit value creation.
Brian earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a founding Board Member of Street2Street, a New York City based nonprofit.
As EVP of Property Management, Miller leads the property management, property accounting and engineering departments responsible for over 100 retail, office, mixed-use and industrial assets. His proactive and collaborative approach ensures the value of each property is maximized through efficient operations, fiscal stewardship and tenant retention. As a people-oriented solutions-provider, he effectively teams with a wide array of people and disciplines—fostering relationships with vendors, owners and tenants alike.
Miller brings a wealth of knowledge to Brand Real Estate Services, having twenty-four prior years of experience with commercial real estate management and operations. He served as General Manager with Piedmont Office Realty Trust where his team managed 4,000,000 square feet comprised of ten Class A office assets in Atlanta. Before joining Piedmont, he held property management roles with Duke Realty and Carter & Associates.
Miller is a native of Atlanta and earned his bachelor’s degree from Emory University. He is an active member and past president of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Georgia (BOMA Georgia). He holds the Real Property Administrator (RPA®) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designations.
Kelly Wallo is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. A key member of the executive management team, she directs the company’s long-range financial planning. Wallo oversees development, corporate and property accounting as well as budgeting and cash flow management to ensure timely, comprehensive and accurate financial reporting to the company and clients. She also presides over human resources and information technology.
Prior to joining Brand Real Estate Services, Kelly served as Controller for Brand Properties, LLC. Over the past 25 years, she has worked in various roles at several prominent real estate and investment firms as Controller, Development Manager, Asset and Property Manager. Kelly received her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University.
Jason Whitworth joined Brand Properties in March of 2016. He serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development and is responsible for market intelligence, market research and new site acquisition for the development group. His background includes over 20 years of commercial real estate experience with companies such as Julian LeCraw & Company, Carter & Associates and most recently, a multinational, multibillion dollar investment company where he was credited with closing assets totaling 10,000 acres of land which represented 22,000 planned and/or developed residential lots and over 8.4M SF of planned commercial space for sites throughout the southeastern United States.
Whitworth began his commercial real estate career in 1996 when he obtained his real estate license working alongside his father at Whitworth Land Corporation while finishing his degree at the University of Georgia. In 2000 he began a long stint with Carter & Associates where he accumulated numerous awards such as Top Ten Producer and the President’s award. He is a licensed real estate agent in the state of GA, he is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) where he currently serves on the “Awards for Excellence” committee.
Renee Sullivan joined Brand Real Estate Services in October 2020 upon our merger with Genesis Real Estate Advisers. She is responsible for overseeing the accounting and financial reporting functions for the Property Management Portfolio. She serves as a liaison between accounting and property management to ensure timely and accurate monthly reporting, reconciliations, and budgeting. She utilizes her 23 years in the industry to develop policies and procedures to ensure we are meeting the objectives of the assets we manage and to provide the highest level of service to our clients. She strives to be a positive influence and mentor to the accounting staff and to help them with personal growth and development.
Prior to the merger, Renee served the dual role of Corporate Controller and Director of Human Resources for Genesis. As Controller, she was responsible for the financial reporting, accounting, and cash management for all corporate accounting functions as well as supervising the accounting policies and procedures for all property management accounting. As Director of Human Resources, she was responsible for all recruiting and staffing, overseeing employee relations, implementing human resource policies and procedures, and administering benefits. Renee has over 16 years of accounting and human resource management experience.
Renee also served for more than 10 years as the Corporate Accountant for Ben Carter Properties, one of the largest retail development companies in the Southeastern United States and predecessor to Genesis. Powerhouse developers Ben Carter and Scott Hudgens (predecessor of BRES) teamed on the development of The Mall of Georgia, which now brings Renee’s history full circle. Renee earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Georgia Southern University.
Steve Tart joined Brand Real Estate Services as Senior Managing Director upon our merger with Genesis Real Estate Advisers in October 2020. He brings 35 years of vast commercial real estate experience to this role including asset management, development, redevelopment, leasing, construction management and property management.
Prior to this, Steve was President and Founder of Genesis Real Estate Advisers, where he directed the development, redevelopment and leasing activity for the company’s portfolio while growing the institutional and private investor client base and asset management business. In prior roles, Steve was a Partner and Executive Vice President in charge of leasing at Ben Carter Properties which was one of the largest retail developers in the Southeast having developed over 20 centers totaling more than 9 million square feet with $1.5 billion in value. For more than 10 years, Steve and his team were responsible for leases totaling more than 3.5 million square feet. In 1995, Steve was Vice President and Senior Asset Manager for Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers (now Barings Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MassMutual Financial Group) where he was responsible for over 1.3 million square feet of commercial property in the Southeastern U.S. valued in excess of $110 million. Before this, Steve was Vice President at North Hills, Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KLM Dutch Airline Pension Fund) where he was responsible for the leasing and management of 17 shopping centers totaling over 2.7 million square feet.
Steve is a licensed broker for real estate in Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers with the Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX) and Senior Certified Shopping Center Manager (SCSM) designations. As a resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and Sandy Springs, Georgia, Steve is involved in both of these local communities. He received his BA degree from North Carolina State University and also earned the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America. He is married with four grown children and an active member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church.
Rebecca Waters is responsible for business development and leasing activities in Alabama and North Florida where she now resides. For 8 years prior to this, she very successfully directed the firm’s leasing team and oversaw all associated activities. As a 40-year retail real estate veteran, she has proven success in multiple aspects of the retail sector including leasing, property management, investment sales and construction management. Rebecca’s depth of experience and thorough market knowledge delivers a sharp understanding of an asset and how to create value through targeted execution.
Prior to joining Brand Real Estate Services, Rebecca served as Vice President of Leasing for EDENS where she managed leasing representatives covering six states and established well-positioned merchandise plans that maximized asset values. Prior to EDENS, she was Director of Leasing with Spectrum Realty Advisors (Colliers) in Atlanta and Aronov Realty Management Company.
Rebecca earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida. She holds a Georgia Real Estate Associate Broker License and a Florida Salesperson License. She has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM), Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS), Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM), and Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designations.
Candy McIntyre serves as Vice President of Leasing for Brand Real Estate Services and oversees leasing for the company’s office portfolio and other office-related brokerage services. As a 30-year veteran in commercial real estate, she develops and maintains relationships that create asset value. In her career, she has closed transactions totaling over $200 million.
Before joining Brand Real Estate Services, Candy was Senior Vice President of Office Brokerage for SK Commercial Realty. Her career also includes leasing assets for Parkway Realty Services, Parthenon Realty, Transwestern, PM Realty Group and TMW Real Estate.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Major in Real Estate from Georgia State University and holds a Georgia Real Estate Broker License.
Michael Walker oversees all leasing activities for numerous retail properties in the Southeast. Using extensive industry contacts and over 36 years of experience, he has brought 15 retail centers to 100% occupancy, filled 2 large decade-long vacancies, back-filled 5 anchor spaces and significantly enhanced the asset value of numerous grocery-anchored and specialty strip centers since joining BRES in 2016. While at BRES, he has completed 125 New deals and 85 renewals, producing $78M in Total Lease Value in addition to generating $3.5M in commission revenue. In the restaurant category, Michael has completed over 60 deals for local, regional and national operators alike, including many new-to-market concepts from bakery cafés to lunch and dinner concepts including high-end epicurean establishments offering unique menus and experiences, with annual sales from $1-10M.
Prior to joining Brand Real Estate Services, Michael held Vice President/Leasing roles with major REITs. At InvenTrust, he oversaw leasing efforts for 50 retail properties in the eastern United States. Before this, he led the northeast division’s leasing team for Brixmor Property Group overseeing 13M square feet of community and neighborhood shopping centers. Prior to joining Centro (renamed Brixmor) in 2001, he held leasing positions with Urban Retail Properties and Simon Property Group.
Michael has been an active member of ICSC since 1992. He earned ICSC’s most comprehensive designation in 2018, the Certified Retail Real Estate Professional (CRRP) in addition to his CLS (Certified Leasing Specialist) designation that was earned in 1998. He was the 2014 Chair of the New England Idea Exchange Program, and held the ICSC State Operations Chair for MA, ME, NH, RI and VT from 2011 to 2014. Michael holds a Georgia Real Estate License. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics from Colorado College.
Lisa Graham serves as Senior Leasing Representative and is responsible for leasing retail centers throughout the Southeast. She handles the day-to-day leasing of a variety of retail projects, and her deal-making skills facilitate the establishment of strong broker and retailer relationships. With over 10 years of retail real estate experience, she has successfully marketed centers and negotiated leases with local, regional and national tenants.
Prior to joining Brand Real Estate Services, Lisa held leasing positions with several real estate companies including Healey Weatherholtz Properties, where she specialized in the merchandising, marketing and leasing of retail properties and The Windsor Realty Group as a Leasing Agent and Tenant Representative.
Lisa studied Business at SW Missouri State University. She holds a Georgia Real Estate License and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Serving as Associate Broker, Mike Lowrey is responsible for the leasing initiatives of numerous retail, office and industrial properties throughout Georgia as well as brokerage activities. As a real estate veteran of over 40 years, he brings a vast wealth of experience in the areas of land sales, leasing, asset management, property management and retailer relationships.
Prior to joining Brand Real Estate Services in 2008, Mike worked at several of the industry’s most notable firms including Simon Property Group, where he served as general mall manager for the Mall of Georgia, Town Center at Cobb and Gwinnett Place Mall. Earlier in his career, he worked at both First Capital Financial Company and The Rouse Companies.
Mike earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. He holds a Georgia Real Estate Associate Broker License, has a Commercial Realtor designation from the National Association of Realtors and is a Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX). He is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is a Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM).
Tom Wheeler has retired after a long career with our firm, and still serves as an Associate Broker for Brand Real Estate Services. As the only president in Brand Real Estate Services history until 2014, Tom leaves a legacy of leadership, integrity and customer service.
Tom’s impressive career spans over 40 years when he launched his real estate career with Scott Hudgens Companies, a prominent Atlanta real estate developer with a focus on shopping centers and land development. He has extensive experience in construction, zoning, leasing, property management, financing, brokerage and governmental affairs. Tom has built long- standing relationships with some of the industry’s most notable retailers including Target, Kroger, Publix, Belk, Kohl’s, Wal-Mart, Sears, JC Penney, TJ Maxx and many financial institutions.
Tom earned a bachelor’s of business administration degree (1967) and master’s degree in finance (1972) from Georgia State University. As a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, he was awarded the Bronze Star and Vietnam Service Medal. He is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and its former Georgia Governmental Affairs Chairman, a founding member and past president of the Council for Quality Growth and founding member of The Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia. He was a member of Georgia’s Board of Natural Resources from 1993 to 2010 and Chairman of the North Georgia Mountain Authority from 2001 to 2008. He has also served as Chairman of the Board for Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District and Homestead Bank. Tom is a long-time member of the Capital City Club and Sea Island Club and resides at Sea Island with his wife Maria.
Bobby Weldy serves as Director of Engineering and leads the Brand Engineering and Maintenance (BEAM) Team that oversees engineering and maintenance for our retail, office, mixed use, and flex assets. With over two decades in the field, his deep insights and experience, coupled with his organizational and interpersonal skills, Bobby ensures the value of each property is maximized through efficient operations. He provides timely and cost effective property management solutions for our ownership entities in all of the operational disciplines, including but not limited to life safety, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and construction.
Prior to joining Brand Real Estate Services, Bobby served as Automation Programmer for Emcor, working on projects for Coke, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Tellus Museum, Salvation Army, University Hospital, Children’s Healthcare, Ridgeview Institute, Simon Malls, Warner Robins Air Force Base, and Gray Stone Power. Prior to that, Bobby served as the Plant Engineer at Childress Klein Properties’ Atlanta assets, including the Galleria, responsible for planning, installing and maintaining all plant systems and equipment.
Bobby holds a Certified Field Engineer (CFE) designation from Schneider Electric, the Professional Real Estate Inspection Certification (PREIC) from the Inspection Certification Association, the Certified Associate in Project Management designation (CAPM) from UGA, as well as Certificates in/for BACnet programming, Workstation Design, BAS/EMS, Andover 256+, Continuum, Automated Logic, Trane Tracer Summit, SmartStruxure Solutions, SmartStruxure Lite, OSHA Management, Code of Ethics, EPA Universal Refrigeration and NFPA70E. He also holds a Certificate from Chattahoochee Technical College in Commercial HVAC Systems.
Shannon Westberg serves as the Director of Property Management overseeing our PM team and working with the engineering and administrative teams to manage retail, industrial and office space for several Brand Real Estate Services clients in both the metro Atlanta area and in the Southeast.
Shannon is well-versed in multiple software packages including Yardi, MRI, and Building Engines, and has extensive experience with construction management and a wide range of budgeting/ accounting processes as well.
Shannon has over 20 years of industry experience with a number of entities including The Georgia Building Authority, Harbor Group Management Company, Lincoln Property Company and Highwoods Properties. Her background includes management of CBD high-rise and suburban office, industrial, mixed use, and retail assets, as well as the Georgia State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion. She won The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) award three times at the international level, with two of those being with Atlanta’s historic Hurt Building. This building is one of fewer than 10 buildings worldwide over 100 years old to be certified LEED Platinum. Her third international TOBY award involved the renovation of 2 Capital Square in 2018.
In addition to holding a Georgia Real Estate License, Shannon has earned BOMI’s Real Property Administrator (RPA®) designation. She currently serves on the BOMA Georgia Board of Directors.
Reema Ghani serves as Senior Property Manager for Brand Real Estate Services and is responsible for a large retail property portfolio in the Southeast, primarily in the Atlanta area.
Reema has been a retail property management professional since 2004 and brings her extensive knowledge and experience to assist her team and our clients. Prior to joining Brand Real Estate Services in 2020, Reema worked as a Senior Property Manager with RCG Ventures, overseeing 1.7 million square feet. Prior to that, Reema worked with Safeway Group for ten years in property management. She has a bachelor of Commerce and Management degree and is fluent in English and Urdu.
Kristen Parsons serves as Senior Property Manager for Brand Real Estate Services and is responsible for a large portfolio of retail and office properties, primarily in the metro Atlanta area. During her tenure with Brand, she has very successfully managed a wide range of asset types including retail, office, and adaptive reuse, among others. She brings her knowledge and experience to effectively engage with our team and serve our clients with excellence. She enjoys building relationships within the communities of the owners and tenants she serves.
Prior to joining Brand Real Estate Services in 2018, Kristen worked for many years at ProLogis where she was Senior Property Manager over a 19 million square foot industrial portfolio. She has a Georgia Real Estate license and earned her bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from The University of Central Florida.
Madeline McManus serves as Property Manager for Brand Real Estate Services and is responsible for several complex property portfolios for multiple clients. She oversees retail, office and mixed-use properties primarily in the metro Atlanta area, including Vinings Jubilee.
Madeline has been a property management professional for over a decade and has done an exemplary job working with her teammates. She brings her knowledge, experience and personal touch to all her properties to ensure that we meet our client’s goals. Madeline came to us highly recommended in 2019, with nine years of experience working with JLL as a Senior Tenant Services Representative overseeing the Class A Sanctuary Park property with 1.5 million square feet. She also has significant experience with sustainability, working on teams that generated multiple LEED certifications, and oversaw Tenant recycling programs and all contracted janitorial services at Sanctuary Park.
Madeline is pursuing her Real Property Administrator (RPA®) designation, and currently holds a Georgia Real Estate License. She earned a bachelor of science degree in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Gladyn Patterson serves in the role of Property Manager where she directs operations for a portfolio of office buildings and retail center assets. She effectively engages with our team and serves our clients, tenants and vendors with excellence. She is results-oriented and is a self-starter with strong skills in customer service, financial management and communication.
Gladyn has over 25 years of experience in a rich array of business environments prior to joining Brand Real Estate Services. This includes a successful career specifically in commercial property management since 2015. Most recently, she was a Property Manager for Highwoods Properties where she oversaw the operations, management and financials of a one million square foot portfolio of four Class A commercial properties in Atlanta and Alpharetta. Her experience covers all aspects of building operations, lease negotiations, contract management, tenant services, operating budgets, capital projects, and business continuity. She has demonstrated skills in fostering strong tenant and vendor partnerships that facilitate retention.
Gladyn is proficient in numerous software applications including Yardi, MRI, Salesforce, Nexus Payables and Building Engines. She anticipates completing her bachelor’s degree in 2022 in Business Management. She is also actively pursuing her Georgia Real Estate license and her Real Property Administrator (RPA®) designation through BOMI.