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3715 Northside Parkway NW, Suite 4-600
Atlanta, Georgia 30327
P. 404-965-9965

Our Team

Joseph Keough
Chairman + CEO

Joseph Keough is the Chairman & CEO of Wood Partners.

Prior to 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. He previously served as the Senior Vice President, Development and Investment Strategy, in the office/multifamily division at Cousins Properties, a publicly-traded REIT. Prior to joining Cousins, he was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group.

Keough earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and received his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from Babson College.

Matt Trammell
Chief Financial Officer

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 property operations and dispositions. Mr. Trammell joined Wood Partners in 2008 and serves on Wood’s Investment Committee and is a member of its Board of Managers. He has been actively involved in the financing of more than 60,000 multifamily units totaling $14 billion in total capitalization during his time with the company.

Prior to joining Wood Partners, Mr. Trammell spent two years as an analyst with Novare Group, a development company focused on high-density mixed-use opportunities around the Southeast.

Bennett Sands
Managing Director

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.

Emily Fagan
Director and Chief Administrative Officer

Emily Fagan is the Chief Administrative Officer of Wood Partners. She is responsible for accounting, human resources and technology. For the first 12 years of her tenure with Wood Partners, Emily served as Chief Accounting Officer and was responsible for the company’s accounting and reporting on owned and managed assets.

Prior to joining Wood Partners, Emily was the Development Controller of Novare Group, where she was responsible for the accounting on a high-density mixed-use development portfolio of $1.4 billion across the Southeast. Emily began her career in public accounting, working first in the audit practice at Arthur Andersen and then at KPMG.

When not working Emily can be found running, hiking, and attending sporting events with her husband and two young sons.

Emily is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Georgia and North Carolina and a graduate of Wake Forest University with a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.