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Bud Mann

Development, Capital Markets, Finance
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Bud Mann

Development, Capital Markets, Finance
Bud has been active in the development and construction business for 41 years. Bud has developed coastal resort communities, medical office buildings, and retail shopping centers totaling over $500,000,000 in asset value. Bud is the Managing Partner of Columbia Development, focusing on debt and equity relationships, and construction oversight. Bud attended the University of South Carolina. He and his wife Genie are proud grandparents of eight grandchildren, and enjoy spending time in the mountains of North Carolina and in Charleston, South Carolina.
Bud has been active in the development and construction business for 41 years. Bud has developed coastal resort communities, medical office buildings, and retail shopping centers totaling over $500,000,000 in asset value. Bud is the Managing Partner of Columbia Development, focusing on debt and equity relationships, and construction oversight. Bud attended the University of South Carolina. He and his wife Genie are proud grandparents of eight grandchildren, and enjoy spending time in the mountains of North Carolina and in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Jenkins Williamson

Development
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Jenkins Williamson

Development
Jenkins began his career in 1999 at EDENS, where Jenkins managed a Southeastern U.S. portfolio of shopping centers with an estimated value of $100,000,000. SInce forming Columbia Development with Bud and Coke, Jenkins has been involved in all facets of retail development from inception to completion including site selection, contract negotiation, re-zoning and entitlements, lease negotiation, project capitalization, budgeting, scheduling, asset stabilization, and disposition. Jenkins is involved in forging strategic partnerships for Columbia Development, as well as corporate planning and company management. To name a few, Jenkins has been involved in projects with Lowe’s Home Improvement, Costco, Walmart, Harris Teeter, The Home Depot, Target, BI-LO, Michael’s, Petco, Mattress Firm, Verizon Wireless, USAA, Ross Dress for Less, Ulta, The Fresh Market, Hobby Lobby, Chipotle, AT&T, Starbucks, and Panera Bread. Jenkins is a graduate of the University of Georgia and enjoys spending time and traveling with his family. Jenkins also enjoys running roads, trails, and backpacking.
Jenkins began his career in 1999 at EDENS, where Jenkins managed a Southeastern U.S. portfolio of shopping centers with an estimated value of $100,000,000. SInce forming Columbia Development with Bud and Coke, Jenkins has been involved in all facets of retail development from inception to completion including site selection, contract negotiation, re-zoning and entitlements, lease negotiation, project capitalization, budgeting, scheduling, asset stabilization, and disposition. Jenkins is involved in forging strategic partnerships for Columbia Development, as well as corporate planning and company management. To name a few, Jenkins has been involved in projects with Lowe’s Home Improvement, Costco, Walmart, Harris Teeter, The Home Depot, Target, BI-LO, Michael’s, Petco, Mattress Firm, Verizon Wireless, USAA, Ross Dress for Less, Ulta, The Fresh Market, Hobby Lobby, Chipotle, AT&T, Starbucks, and Panera Bread. Jenkins is a graduate of the University of Georgia and enjoys spending time and traveling with his family. Jenkins also enjoys running roads, trails, and backpacking.
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Coke Mann

Development, Construction
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Coke Mann

Development, Construction
Coke has been active in the development and construction business since 1993 and has been involved in over $300,000,000 in development transactions. Coke started his career in 1993 providing residential construction management and development oversight services for Mann and Associates. In 2002, Coke partnered with Medical Development Associates where he was involved in entitling and developing 21 medical facilities for Doctors Care, the largest insurance provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield in the state of SC. In 2006, Coke brought his development and construction expertise as a co-founder of Columbia Development. Since then, Coke’s primary focus at Columbia Development has been providing construction, architectural and engineering oversight, as well as budgeting and entitlement services. Coke is also involved in Columbia Development’s corporate management, strategic retail planning, operations and organizational development. Coke attended the College of Charleston with a focus in Business and Economics. When not working, Coke enjoys running, playing golf and spending time with his wife and two grade school daughters.
Coke has been active in the development and construction business since 1993 and has been involved in over $300,000,000 in development transactions. Coke started his career in 1993 providing residential construction management and development oversight services for Mann and Associates. In 2002, Coke partnered with Medical Development Associates where he was involved in entitling and developing 21 medical facilities for Doctors Care, the largest insurance provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield in the state of SC. In 2006, Coke brought his development and construction expertise as a co-founder of Columbia Development. Since then, Coke’s primary focus at Columbia Development has been providing construction, architectural and engineering oversight, as well as budgeting and entitlement services. Coke is also involved in Columbia Development’s corporate management, strategic retail planning, operations and organizational development. Coke attended the College of Charleston with a focus in Business and Economics. When not working, Coke enjoys running, playing golf and spending time with his wife and two grade school daughters.
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Meredith Jewell

Development
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Meredith Jewell

Development
Meredith graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career in the financial industry working for Carolina First (TD Bank) and RBC Centura as a financial analyst and underwriter, as well as assisting with portfolio management. Meredith has been with Columbia Development for 10 years and has worked on projects ranging from medical office development, single and multi-tenant retail development, and shopping centers. Meredith is involved from project inception through pre-development, leasing, finance, to disposition or stabilization. Meredith has worked with numerous retailers across the Southeast including Mattress Firm, Sleepy’s, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Michaels, Petco, Five Guys, Verizon Wireless, US Cellular, USAA, Ross Dress for Less, Harris Teeter, Ulta, The Fresh Market, Hobby Lobby, Taziki’s, Chipotle, AT&T, Doctors Care, Chuy’s, Mission BBQ, and Starbucks. In her spare time, Meredith enjoys traveling, working out, and spending time with her family.
Meredith graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career in the financial industry working for Carolina First (TD Bank) and RBC Centura as a financial analyst and underwriter, as well as assisting with portfolio management. Meredith has been with Columbia Development for 10 years and has worked on projects ranging from medical office development, single and multi-tenant retail development, and shopping centers. Meredith is involved from project inception through pre-development, leasing, finance, to disposition or stabilization. Meredith has worked with numerous retailers across the Southeast including Mattress Firm, Sleepy’s, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Michaels, Petco, Five Guys, Verizon Wireless, US Cellular, USAA, Ross Dress for Less, Harris Teeter, Ulta, The Fresh Market, Hobby Lobby, Taziki’s, Chipotle, AT&T, Doctors Care, Chuy’s, Mission BBQ, and Starbucks. In her spare time, Meredith enjoys traveling, working out, and spending time with her family.
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Ellen Dietrich

Development
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Ellen Dietrich

Development
Ellen graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and International Business and a Masters degree in Teaching. She began her career at Fluor Corporation in Greenville, South Carolina, as a member of the Government group. At Fluor, Ellen worked exclusively on the Hurricane Katrina FEMA relief project, which provided temporary housing units throughout Louisiana to more than 160,000 displaced residents. Ellen has been with Columbia Development for 10 years and specializes in project oversight and execution including re-zoning and entitlements, lease negotiations, budgeting and financial analysis, scheduling, and asset dispositions. Ellen has worked with numerous retailers including Costco, Walmart, Harris Teeter, The Home Depot, Target, Lowe’s Home Improvement, BI-LO, Publix, Verizon Wireless, Chipotle, Starbucks, Mattress Firm, Panera Bread, Aspen Dental, The Vitamin Shoppe, McAlister’s Deli, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Petco, Tijuana Flats, Wingstop, Great Clips, Krispy Kreme Donuts, Sheetz Petroleum, Sleepy’s, Sprint and USAA. Ellen enjoys traveling, singing classical music, and being a mom.
Ellen graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and International Business and a Masters degree in Teaching. She began her career at Fluor Corporation in Greenville, South Carolina, as a member of the Government group. At Fluor, Ellen worked exclusively on the Hurricane Katrina FEMA relief project, which provided temporary housing units throughout Louisiana to more than 160,000 displaced residents. Ellen has been with Columbia Development for 10 years and specializes in project oversight and execution including re-zoning and entitlements, lease negotiations, budgeting and financial analysis, scheduling, and asset dispositions. Ellen has worked with numerous retailers including Costco, Walmart, Harris Teeter, The Home Depot, Target, Lowe’s Home Improvement, BI-LO, Publix, Verizon Wireless, Chipotle, Starbucks, Mattress Firm, Panera Bread, Aspen Dental, The Vitamin Shoppe, McAlister’s Deli, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Petco, Tijuana Flats, Wingstop, Great Clips, Krispy Kreme Donuts, Sheetz Petroleum, Sleepy’s, Sprint and USAA. Ellen enjoys traveling, singing classical music, and being a mom.
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Abbitt Goodwin

Development, Site Selection, Leasing
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Abbitt Goodwin

Development, Site Selection, Leasing
Abbitt began his career with CB Commercial in 1997. He was the Managing Partner for The Shopping Center Group, LLC in Raleigh from 2000 through 2013, at which time he joined Columbia Development. Abbitt specializes in site acquisitions and tenant relationships for Columbia Development. Abbitt has completed transactions with almost every major retailer operating in the Carolinas, and has been involved in over 150 anchor tenant transactions. A partial list of completed transactions includes Ross Dress for Less, Old Navy, The Gap, Banana Republic, Office Depot, Target, The Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, Lifetime Fitness, Harris Teeter, LIDL, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Costco, Publix, Ulta, DSW, TJX Brands, BI-LO, Walmart, Chipotle, Starbucks, Sheetz Petroleum, Verizon Wireless, and LA Fitness. Abbitt Graduated from the University of Georgia in 1997 with a BA in Real Estate. Abbitt coaches soccer in his free time and is an avid outdoorsman.
Abbitt began his career with CB Commercial in 1997. He was the Managing Partner for The Shopping Center Group, LLC in Raleigh from 2000 through 2013, at which time he joined Columbia Development. Abbitt specializes in site acquisitions and tenant relationships for Columbia Development. Abbitt has completed transactions with almost every major retailer operating in the Carolinas, and has been involved in over 150 anchor tenant transactions. A partial list of completed transactions includes Ross Dress for Less, Old Navy, The Gap, Banana Republic, Office Depot, Target, The Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, Lifetime Fitness, Harris Teeter, LIDL, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Costco, Publix, Ulta, DSW, TJX Brands, BI-LO, Walmart, Chipotle, Starbucks, Sheetz Petroleum, Verizon Wireless, and LA Fitness. Abbitt Graduated from the University of Georgia in 1997 with a BA in Real Estate. Abbitt coaches soccer in his free time and is an avid outdoorsman.
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Albert James

Construction
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Albert James

Construction
Albert graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2002 with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. After college, he worked for Mashburn Construction as a Project Manager for four years building industrial, educational, and medical facilities. In 2006, Albert was hired as a Senior Project Manager for EDENS, where over a ten-year period he developed in excess of 2,000,000 square feet of grocery-anchored shopping centers, power centers, and multi-use developments throughout NC, SC, GA, FL, and OR. Major tenants he has developed for include Publix, Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, Target, Walmart Neighborhood Market, TJX Brands, Best Buy, West Marine, Ross, ULTA, and DSW. Notable projects that Albert was involved in include Cross Hill Market and Trenholm Plaza in Columbia and Park Road Shopping Center in Charlotte. In addition to new construction, Albert was heavily involved in repositioning existing assets in the EDENS portfolio. Albert is a certified LEED Green Associate.
Albert graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2002 with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. After college, he worked for Mashburn Construction as a Project Manager for four years building industrial, educational, and medical facilities. In 2006, Albert was hired as a Senior Project Manager for EDENS, where over a ten-year period he developed in excess of 2,000,000 square feet of grocery-anchored shopping centers, power centers, and multi-use developments throughout NC, SC, GA, FL, and OR. Major tenants he has developed for include Publix, Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, Target, Walmart Neighborhood Market, TJX Brands, Best Buy, West Marine, Ross, ULTA, and DSW. Notable projects that Albert was involved in include Cross Hill Market and Trenholm Plaza in Columbia and Park Road Shopping Center in Charlotte. In addition to new construction, Albert was heavily involved in repositioning existing assets in the EDENS portfolio. Albert is a certified LEED Green Associate.
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Scott Ravan

Finance, Accounting
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Scott Ravan

Finance, Accounting
Scott graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and then went on achieve his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He was first employed as tax staff with Deloitte & Touche. While at Deloitte, Scott passed the exam and became a Certified Public Accountant. After rising to the level of manager, Scott left to start his own firm. He was self-employed for 11 years, handling a variety of tax and legal issues, including tax return preparation, wills and trusts, and business formations. He joined Columbia Development Group full-time in 2016 after serving as its CPA since inception. Scott enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, and reading.
Scott graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and then went on achieve his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He was first employed as tax staff with Deloitte & Touche. While at Deloitte, Scott passed the exam and became a Certified Public Accountant. After rising to the level of manager, Scott left to start his own firm. He was self-employed for 11 years, handling a variety of tax and legal issues, including tax return preparation, wills and trusts, and business formations. He joined Columbia Development Group full-time in 2016 after serving as its CPA since inception. Scott enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, and reading.
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Nan Hasty

Accounting
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Nan Hasty

Accounting
After graduation from Columbia College and post-graduate work at Florida State University, Nan returned to Columbia, SC and has enjoyed a long career working in accounting in both commercial real estate development and property management. She has been with Columbia Development for 5 years. Outside of work, Nan enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, and serving in various capacities in her church.
After graduation from Columbia College and post-graduate work at Florida State University, Nan returned to Columbia, SC and has enjoyed a long career working in accounting in both commercial real estate development and property management. She has been with Columbia Development for 5 years. Outside of work, Nan enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, and serving in various capacities in her church.
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Geordie Schroder

Property Management
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Geordie Schroder

Property Management
Geordie graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. Upon graduation in 2008, Geordie joined Columbia Development where he specializes in property management. In addition, Geordie manages a subdivision in Columbia, as well as a townhouse project in Charleston, SC. He enjoys being a father to his three kids, spending time with his entire family, and playing golf.
Geordie graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. Upon graduation in 2008, Geordie joined Columbia Development where he specializes in property management. In addition, Geordie manages a subdivision in Columbia, as well as a townhouse project in Charleston, SC. He enjoys being a father to his three kids, spending time with his entire family, and playing golf.
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Allison Hughes

Project, Lease, and Contract Administration
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Allison Hughes

Project, Lease, and Contract Administration
Allison grew up in High Point, North Carolina and moved to South Carolina to earn her B.A. degree from Wofford College. Prior to joining Columbia Development, she worked in commercial and residential real estate, and as a paralegal at a law firm specializing in the wireless communications industry. At Columbia Development, Allison is responsible for project, contract, and lease administration. She is a member of Trenholm Road United Methodist Church and is an active volunteer with the Junior League of Columbia. Allison is married to Joel Hughes and they share two beautiful children, Cohen and Holland. When not at work, Allison loves cooking, traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and running.
Allison grew up in High Point, North Carolina and moved to South Carolina to earn her B.A. degree from Wofford College. Prior to joining Columbia Development, she worked in commercial and residential real estate, and as a paralegal at a law firm specializing in the wireless communications industry. At Columbia Development, Allison is responsible for project, contract, and lease administration. She is a member of Trenholm Road United Methodist Church and is an active volunteer with the Junior League of Columbia. Allison is married to Joel Hughes and they share two beautiful children, Cohen and Holland. When not at work, Allison loves cooking, traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and running.
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Richard Crowder

Construction
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Richard Crowder

Construction
Richard started in the construction field in 1996. Richard has been involved in the construction of various military and retail projects in excess of $200,000,000. He joined Columbia Development in 2014 and specializes in construction management. Richard is a licensed landscaper and certified in various capacities including LEED concrete, stormwater, erosion control, MSHA, and US Army Corp of Engineers quality control. In Richard’s spare time, he and his wife volunteer their time cooking for Family Life ministries.
Richard started in the construction field in 1996. Richard has been involved in the construction of various military and retail projects in excess of $200,000,000. He joined Columbia Development in 2014 and specializes in construction management. Richard is a licensed landscaper and certified in various capacities including LEED concrete, stormwater, erosion control, MSHA, and US Army Corp of Engineers quality control. In Richard’s spare time, he and his wife volunteer their time cooking for Family Life ministries.