Team

With an average of +20 years of investment experience, The Dilweg Companies’ principals have refined their skills in creating value for investors throughout various economic cycles. Each principal has gained broad experience making real estate decisions in sourcing, screening, structuring, and operating real estate assets.

Anthony Dilweg

CEO/Founder (Industry Experience: +22 years)

Anthony founded the firm in 1999 and is a partner in various firm-owned real estate partnerships. He oversees the acquisition, enhancement and disposition strategies on all firm-owned assets, through his guidance of the Investment Committee, as well as the strategic direction of the firm as a member of the Leadership Committee. Anthony graduated from Duke University in 1989. He spent 3 years in the NFL as a quarterback before entering the commercial real estate business as a broker in 1993.

John Weigle

Principal, Treasurer (Industry Experience: +25 years)

John joined the firm in early 2003 and is responsible for strategic planning and oversight for the firm. He was employed with Faison &  Associates, Charlotte, NC, for more than twelve years prior to joining TDC. John serves on the Leadership Committee and the Investment Committee. John is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

Jeff Benson

President & General Counsel (Industry Experience: +22 years)

Jeff joined the organization in September of 2014 and is responsible for supervising all of the firm’s operations and legal activities. He serves on the Leadership Committee and the Investment Committee. Prior to joining The Dilweg Companies, Jeff practiced law for 21 years in the real estate department of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, where he represented real estate investors, developers, operators and lenders . He received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law. Additionally, Jeff earned his M.A. from Duke University School of Public Policy and his B.A. from Middlebury College.

Drew Cunningham

Partner & Chief Operating Officer (Industry Experience: +25 years)

Drew joined the organization in August of 2016 and is responsible for providing corporate policy, strategic direction, implementing operating plans and overseeing the firm’s Asset Enhancement team. He serves on the Leadership Committee and the Investment Committee. Prior to joining The Dilweg Companies, Cunningham served as Senior Vice President and Head of Real Estate Operations at a public REIT, Columbia Property Trust, where he was responsible for directing the annual operating performance of assets in Columbia’s $5 billion national portfolio. Prior to Columbia, in 2002 Drew founded Parthenon Realty, LLC which was an owner/operator of a $1B portfolio partnered with Apollo Real Estate Advisors.  Drew started his commercial real estate career in 1989 with Crocker & Company in Boca Raton, Florida where he eventually became Senior Vice President & Partner. He received B.S. in Business Administration from Villanova University and an M.B.A. in Real Estate Development/Management from Nova University. Drew is in the Villanova University Sports Hall of Fame for Lacrosse.

Michael Eskra

Chief Financial Officer (Industry Experience: +17 years)

Michael joined the organization in October of 2016 and is responsible for managing the firm’s finance and accounting activities. He serves on the Leadership Committee and the Investment Committee. Prior to joining The Dilweg Companies, Michael worked at several New York based real estate investment groups where he was involved with both debt and equity investing in a variety of asset classes. He received his MBA from New York University and his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.


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Mark Alexander

Managing Director

Mark joined the organization in April 2017 and oversees commercial property management, leasing and asset enhancement for the firm’s Raleigh-Durham portfolio. Prior to joining Dilweg, Mark worked for several real estate investment advisory firms. He has over 28 years of experience, including working with state pension funds and foreign investments. His investment experience includes core, value-add, opportunistic and ground-up development. Mark holds an MBA with concentration in Real Estate and Finance and a BBA in accounting from the University of Georgia.

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Zach Ashton

Managing Director of Acquisitions

Zach joined the organization in 2004 and is responsible for identifying investment opportunities in the Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Atlanta and Nashville markets. He also provides Sell/Hold recommendations to the team regarding the existing portfolio based on market dynamics.  Prior to joining the firm, Zach was a Vice President and Partner with the local affiliate of one of the top national commercial real estate firms for 7+ years.  Zach graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1996 with a B.S. in Business Administration.

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Beth Aubrey

Senior Property Accountant

Beth joined the firm in 2008, and while working with other members of the accounting team, is responsible for daily accounting functions and financial reporting. She graduated from Broward Community College with a A.A. in Accounting.

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Jerry Banks

Managing Director

Jerry joined the team in February 2015 and oversees commercial property management, leasing and asset enhancement for the firm’s Atlanta portfolio. He has more than 30 years of experience. Prior to joining the firm, Jerry served as VP of Asset Management for Columbia Property Trust in Atlanta. He has executed nearly 150 leases, consisting of 3.2 million square feet, with 17 different leasing teams in 11 markets. He holds a CPA designation from the Ohio State Board of Public Accountancy and received a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Wright State University.

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David Barnes

Senior Property Manager

Lauren Bean

Director of Finance

Lauren joined the organization in 2015 and assists with refinancing debt, capital market transactions and new investments. Prior to joining the firm, she was with Ernst & Young and Eastdil Secured (Wells Fargo’s real estate investment banking division). Lauren received a Masters of Accounting and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Blake Bickmore

Acquisitions and Finance Analyst

Blake joined TDC in July 2017. As an Acquisitions and Finance Analyst, Blake is responsible for underwriting new acquisitions, supporting the due diligence process, and ongoing analysis on portfolio properties. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Project Manager with Private Capital Group. Blake received a B.S. in Construction Management from Brigham Young University in 2011 and an MBA in Real Estate Finance from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017.

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Laura Bowser

Property Manager

Laura joined the organization in April of 2016, and serves as a Property Manager for the firms Raleigh-Durham office.  Laura graduated from East Carolina University in 2011 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.  Laura joins us after spending 5 years in retail management.

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Crystal Beza

Tenant Services Coordinator

Crystal joined the organization in March 2017 and supports Dilweg’s property management team. Crystal comes to the company with 13+ years in Residential & Commercial Property Management/Accounting from the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Juan Camacho

Facilities Manager, Atlanta

Steve Campbell

Managing Director

Steve joined the team in January 2016 and is responsible for directing the financial performance of real estate assets within the company’s Charlotte portfolio of investments. He has more than 29 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to joining the firm, Steve served as Senior Asset Manager for Columbia Property Trust in Atlanta. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Oglethorpe University.

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Bernie Carothers

Property Accountant

Bernie joined The Dilweg Companies in 2017 with 12+ years of prior experience in the real estate industry.  He is responsible for daily accounting and reporting functions.  Bernie graduated from UNC Greensboro with degrees in Accounting, Management and Marketing.

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Phillip Carter

Facilities Manager, Capital Center
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Ryan Caudle

Facilities Supervisor, Charlotte

Laura Chapman

Senior Property Manager

Laura joined the firm in October 2017 and is responsible for providing oversight for the Property Management team in the Raleigh-Durham market. She is responsible for carrying out plans for enhancing the property values and to position properties for disposition. She brings almost 10 years’ experience in residential and commercial property management. Laura graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and is also a North Carolina Real Estate Broker.

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Kim Charron

AP / AR Accountant

Kim joined the organization in June 2015 and supports the accounting team.

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Greg Dier

Financial Analyst

Greg joined TDC in April, 2017.  As a Financial Analyst, Greg supports the Acquisition and Finance teams in the Durham office.  Prior to joining TDC, Greg worked as an analyst in the Private Real Estate group at Hartford Investment Management Company and received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Middlebury College.

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Lindsay Fairchild

Assistant Property Manager

Lindsay joined the organization in August 2017 and serves as the Assistant Property Manager. Lindsay comes to the company with 8+ years experience in Residential & Multi-Family Property Management from Northern Virginia.

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Rob Fauntleroy

Real Estate Analyst

Rob joined TDC in April of 2017 as a Real Estate Analyst, supporting the Asset Enhancement and Acquisition teams in the Charlotte office. Prior to joining the company, Rob worked for Grubb Properties in Charlotte as an Operations Analyst. Rob received a B.S. in Financial Management and a Master of Real Estate Development, both from Clemson University.

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Debra Fox

Property Accountant

Wil Garner

Director – Construction

Wil joined the organization in December 2014 and oversees construction management. With 10+ years’ experience as a PMP certified construction manager, Wil is a seasoned construction management professional with significant experience in real estate, construction, and people management. Wil received an MBA from the Tippie School of Management at The University of Iowa and a B.S. in Construction Management from East Carolina University.

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Rose Greene

Manager – Asset Enhancement

Working closely with the Managing Director of Asset Enhancement, Rose engages in all phases of an asset from acquisition to disposition, including lease administration, analysis and tenant interaction. She also facilitates Construction Management. Rose has been a member of the Dilweg team since 2005.

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Gregory Hookstra

Controller - Property Management Group

Greg joined the Dilweg Companies in 2009 and works with the accounting group to manage the accounting cycle for the non-corporate entities and property portfolios.  Greg holds an M.S. in Accounting from Strayer University and a B.S. in Accounting.  Greg is a licensed CPA in Virginia and North Carolina.

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Kelly Kirwan

Director – Property Management

Kelly joined the firm in 2015 and is responsible for leading the property management department. She brings more than 13 years of property management experience to the position. Kelly obtained her BA from Goucher College and MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is a LEED AP and RPA. Kelly also serves on the BOMA Raleigh-Durham Board of Directors.

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Faith Kline

Executive Assistant

Faith joined the organization in March 2017 and provides support to the Executive Team and Capital Markets group, as well as being an interface for our investors. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at Terwilliger Pappas a Raleigh based luxury apartment developer.  Faith received an associate degree in Business Administration from Glenville State College.

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Tyler Kvietkus

Real Estate Analyst

Tyler joined TDC in August 2016 as a Real Estate Analyst, supporting the Asset Enhancement and Acquisition team in the Atlanta office. Prior to joining the company, Tyler completed internships at Stream Realty Partners and Core5 Industrial Partners, both in Atlanta. Tyler received his B.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Georgia.

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Nick Leverett

Director of Market Research

Nick joined TDC in May of 2017 and leads the firm’s market research and analysis efforts, providing critical information to the Acquisitions, Asset Enhancement, and Capital Markets departments. Prior to joining TDC, Nick was a Senior Analyst at HR&A Advisors where he provided strategic advice to clients in the areas of real estate development and urban revitalization. Nick was a practicing attorney for over a decade, representing clients in complex matters involving corporate law, real estate, and dispute resolution. Nick has earned an M.B.A. from Tulane University, a J.D. from Washington & Lee School of Law, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Auburn University.

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Liz Madzula

Managing Director

Liz joined the team in June 2017 and is responsible for directing the financial performance of real estate assets within the company’s Florida portfolio of investments. Liz formerly served as Senior Director with New York Life Real Estate Investors and Senior Asset Manager with GE Capital. She received a B.S. in Finance from Fairfield University and an M.S. in Real Estate from New York University.

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Kelsey Matson

Manager – Asset Enhancement

Kelsey serves on the Asset Enhancement team focusing on the firm’s Raleigh and Nashville portfolios. She also handles the firm’s media relations and internship program. Prior to joining Asset Enhancement, Kelsey served as the Senior Acquisitions Analyst and was involved in over $515M+ in transactions. Kelsey graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Finance and a B.A. in Public Relations. She is currently pursuing her MBA at the University of North Carolina. She joined the team in 2011.

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Nikki Matthews

Senior Legal Specialist

Nikki joined the organization in October 2014 and oversees all workflow and communications regarding transaction closings, including review and tracking of legal documentation. Nikki received her paralegal certificate in 1996, and has been a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal since 2006.

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Michael Metz

Portfolio Controller

Mike joined the Dilweg Companies in 2015. He is responsible for overseeing the firm’s property portfolio and managing the accounting team. Mike brings over 22 years of real estate accounting experience to the firm.  He holds a B.S. in Commerce from DePaul University and is a licensed North Carolina CPA.

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Marvie McDonald

Office Manager

Marvie joined the firm in 2014 and is responsible for coordination and facilitation of office operations.  She has 15 years’ experience in commercial and residential property management, and is a Broker.  She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Communications Studies with a concentration in Interpersonal Communications.

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Douglas McRae

Director – Asset Enhancement

Douglas joined the organization in August 2015 and serves on the Asset Enhancement team.  Prior to joining the firm, he served on both the Transactions and Asset Management teams at Columbia Property Trust. There, he was involved in $900M+ in real estate transactions and 30 lease transactions totaling 220,000 square feet. Douglas obtained his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Georgia and his Masters in Real Estate from Georgia State University.

 

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Sherri Meder

Senior Property Accountant

Working closely with the Accounting Team, Sherri is responsible for the monthly and annual accounting functions. She graduated from Elmhurst College with a B.S. in Accounting. Sherri joined the team in 2012.

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George Morris

Maintenance Technician
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Carl Mullay

Director of Tax Services

Carl is the leader of the team responsible for tax compliance, tax planning, and accounting for income taxes. He is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of public accounting experience before joining the firm at its inception. He has a B.B.A in Accountancy from The University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Taxation from Villanova University.

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Holly Neuhengen

Property Manager

Holly joined the firm in 2017 and serves on the firm’s Florida property management team.  Holly graduated with her BA from Robert Morris University and brings 7 years of property management experience from the Chicagoland area.

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Mandy Nobles

Senior Tax Accountant

Joining the team in 2013, Mandy is a Certified Public Accountant who graduated with both a B.S. in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accounting from East Carolina University.  She is responsible for the tax preparation and compliance for the company including its diverse portfolio of properties.

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Alexander Osmond

Investor Relations Associate

Alex joined the firm in May 2016 and oversees the firm’s investor relations. Prior to joining the firm,  Alex was an analyst at Credit Suisse in the Private Fund Group where he focused on capital raising initiatives for real estate private equity funds. Alex graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in Economics and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters of Accounting.

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Kita Parker

Tenant Services Coordinator

Kita Parker joined the firm in July 2017 as the Tenant Services Coordinator for the Atlanta Portfolio.  Prior to Dilweg, Kita worked in Real Estate Services for CBRE and has over 15 years of customer service experience in various industries.  She earned her BS in Psychology from Florida A&M University and is currently working to obtain her Georgia Real Estate License.

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Kara Pearson

Property Manager

Kara Pearson joined the firm in 2017 to assist the Asset Enhancement and Property Management Teams for the Atlanta Portfolio. Prior to joining the company, Kara worked for Stream Realty Partners in Atlanta and gained her experience through various real estate positions in multiple cities.

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Justin Poe

Project Manager
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Adam Revels

Facilities Supervisor
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Jennifer Rockman

Property Manager

Jennifer joined the firm in 2017 and is on Dilweg’s Property Management Team in Atlanta. She brings 8 years of commercial real estate experience to the position. Jennifer received her B.A. in Communication Studies and a Minor in History from Augusta State University. She sits on multiple BOMA Georgia committees and is currently pursuing her RPA.

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Finnessa Sandy

Property Manager

Finnessa joined the firm in 2017 to assist Senior Property Manager, David Barnes in the Charlotte Office.  Finnessa brings nine years of commercial high-rise property and project management experience from both the Charlotte and New York City markets.  Finnessa graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a BA in Psychology.

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Catherine Schlinz

Tenant Services Coordinator

Cathi joined the team in 2017 as a Tenant Services Coordinator with 5 years of experience in Property Management.  She provides direct support to the property management team and assists the Property Manager with day-to-day functions of the buildings.  Cathi develops and maintains strong working relationships with the tenants ensuring issues and needs are responded to and resolved quickly by the appropriate contractor or service.   Cathi is a graduate of Ferris State University and has over 25 years of customer service.

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Cathy Sterrett

Property Manager

Cathy joined the firm in 2017 and is on Dilweg’s Property Management team in Florida.  Prior to joining the company, Cathy worked for Osprey Management as a Property Manager.  Cathy brings more than 15 years of real estate experience to the position.

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Jennifer Trevillian

Paralegal/Lease Administrator

Jennifer joined the organization in January 2017 as a Real Estate Paralegal.  She provides direct support and assistance to the General Counsel as well as secondary support to TDC’s Asset Enhancement Team and Acquisitions Team.  Jennifer also serves as TDC’s Lease Administrator where she oversees preparation, review, and tracking of all Lease documentation. Jennifer graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in Criminology.

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Blake Underwood

Regional Director of Acquisitions

Blake joined the team in February 2016 and is responsible for sourcing and underwriting potential real estate investment opportunities, principally in the greater Atlanta market. Prior to joining the firm, Blake served as Director of Real Estate Transactions for Columbia Property Trust in Atlanta. He was involved in more than $3.9 billion of transaction activity. He received an MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Emory University and a BBA in Real Estate from The University of Georgia.

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Sam Watson

Acquisitions Analyst

Sam joined TDC’s Durham office in June of 2017 as an Acquisitions Analyst. He brings experience in market research and pro forma underwriting from his prior work at Foundry Commercial, where he served as an analyst for the Development & Investments platform. Sam received a B.S. in Business Administration from UNC – Chapel Hill, concentrating in both Finance and Real Estate.

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Robyn Walker

Corporate Controller

Robyn joined the firm in 2004 and works closely with the Treasurer to oversee the corporate cash flow, and is also responsible for the corporate and land portfolio accounting. She graduated from Lee University with a B.S. in Accounting and holds a CPA license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Sarah Warren

Property Manager, Broker

Sarah joined the firm in 2007 and manages day to day operations of certain assets in the Triangle and Triad areas. She is also responsible for residential leasing and tenant retention. She holds a North Carolina Real Estate Broker’s license and attended NC State University.

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Eric Weireter

Property Manager

Eric joined the firm in 2016 to support the Property Management team, bringing 4 years of property management experience in the mixed-use sector. He graduated from Ohio Northern University with a BSBA & BA and earned his MBA from St. Leo University. Eric is also a North Carolina Real Estate Broker, REALTOR®.

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Stephanie Wiggins

Senior Property Manager

Stephanie joined the firm in May 2017 and brings nearly 20 years’ experience within the industry.  She has spent her career working throughout the Southeast Region representing a wide variety of ownership groups from 3rd party property management firms, insurance companies, REITs and private investors.  Stephanie’s academic achievements include; Master of Business Administration (General Management)-Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Master of Business Administration (International Emphasis)-Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, and Bachelor of Science in Management/Marketing-Park University, Kansas City, Missouri. Her industry affiliations include; Cornell University Associate Real Estate Council, BOMA International– RPA® Designee, IREM – CPM ® Designee, CCIM ® – Atlanta chapter Member, and Georgia Real Estate Salesperson Licensee.

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