3715 Northside Parkway NW, Suite 4-600. Atlanta, GA 30327
The Atlanta office of Wood Partners oversees development and construction in Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. The Southeast has enjoyed significant growth over the last several decades. Its pro-business attitude, mild climates, large ports and well-educated workforce have led numerous Fortune 500 companies to call it home or establish major operations here. The largest metropolitan area in the Southeast, Atlanta is consistenly ranked as one of the fastest growing markets and best places to live in the country. This net migration trend is expected to continue for decades to come, favoring the Southeast over other regions for vigorous job growth. Established in 1998, our Atlanta office is the largest within the company and is home to our investor relation, risk management, finance and accounting services.
Bennett Sands is a Development Director for Wood Partners responsible for development and finance for new projects and asset management for existing assets in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. He has developed and financed more than 3,000 multifamily units and 120,000 square feet of commercial space with a total capitalization in excess of $700 million.
Before joining Wood Partners, he spent three years working in Investment Banking for Robinson-Humphrey. At Robinson-Humphrey, he worked on both public and private capital raises in several industry groups including retail, telecom and information technology.
Sands earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. He received an MBA with a Real Estate concentration at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Curtis Walker is Acquisitions Director for Wood Partners, responsible for pursuing existing and stabilized multifamily properties across the Eastern United States. Since joining Wood Partners in 2010, Walker has directed the acquisition of approximately $500 million of multifamily investments.
Walker has more than 29 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining Wood Partners, he was the Senior Vice President of Trammell Crow Company, handling the development of multifamily in the Southeast region.
As an Executive Vice President of Post Properties, he oversaw the Southeast region, directing acquisitions and development. Prior to Post, Walker spent seven years with Fairfield Residential, overseeing development and acquisitions in the Southeast region. He also spent 10 years with AMLI Residential, holding a number of positions and ending as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions of the Southwest/Southeast regions.
Walker holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a focus in Real Estate from the University of North Texas. His additional studies include graduate work at the University of North Texas in the field of real estate analysis. Walker is also an active member of the National Multifamily Housing Council.
Joseph Keough is Chief Executive Officer at Wood Partners.
Before joining Wood Partners in 2008, Keough acted as the Chief Operating Officer of Fuqua Capital, where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fuqua family’s office operations, as well as defining and implementing the firm’s investment strategy across asset classes. Keough has also served as the CFO of Weeks-Robinson, an operating company of Fuqua Capital, Weeks-Robinson focused on industrial and office development in high-growth Sunbelt markets. He also served as the Senior Vice President, Development and Investment Strategy, in the office/multifamily division at Cousins Properties, a publicly-traded REIT.
Keough is a Certified Management Accountant and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. He received his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from Babson College.
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Matt Trammell is the Chief Financial Officer at Wood Partners, responsible for overseeing the project and corporate finance functions as well as the company’s asset management platform. Trammell joined Wood Partners in 2008 and has been actively involved in the financing of over $5 billion during his time with the company.
Prior to joining Wood Partners, Trammell spent two years as an analyst with Novare Group, a development company focused on high-density mixed-use opportunities around the Southeast.
Trammell graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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William S. Chappell is the Director of 3rd Party Construction for the South and Mid-Atlantic regions, more specifically, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, DC and Maryland.
Chappell, who has been in the construction industry for over 28 years, has experience in both project management and estimating of residential, office, retail and institutional projects. He has worked on projects throughout the southeast, northeast and western parts of the United States with extensive presence in high-rise/mixed use and multifamily projects. Prior to joining Wood Partners he was with Bovis Lend Lease. In March 2004, Will joined Wood Partners and since has been responsible for bringing over 6700 units through the design and construction process and currently has another 1900 units in the design or construction phase. His current involvement includes managing a team of on-site owner’s representatives, architects, general contractors and consultants who coordinate the design, budgets, schedules, construction and turn-over with the local area development partners and construction managers.
Chappell is a licensed Georgia General Contractor and graduated from Auburn University in 1988 with a BS in Building Sciences.