Principals

  • Matthew A. Sharp

    Matthew A. Sharp is co-founder and Managing Principal of Hamilton Point Investments LLC.  Prior to forming the company, Mr. Sharp was Director of CMBS Origination at ABN AMRO Bank, N.V., and before that Mr. Sharp was a CMBS analyst at Standard and Poor’s.  Previously, Mr. Sharp was a Vice President in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Gruntal & Co., Inc. and a member of the Acquisitions Group at Schroder Real Estate Associates.  Mr. Sharp began his real estate career in 1991 as an analyst in the Investment Properties Group at CB Commercial Real Estate.

    Mr. Sharp graduated from Columbia University (B.A. 1990) and received his Master’s Degree in Real Estate Investment from New York University (M.S. 1991). He is Chairman of the Town of Lyme Board of Finance and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the MacCurdy-Salisbury Educational Foundation.

  • J. David Kelsey

    David Kelsey is co-founder and Managing Principal of Hamilton Point Investments LLC. Previously, Mr. Kelsey was a managing principal with Trinity Hotel Investors L.L.C., a New York-based real estate and hotel investment partnership formed in 2002. During his tenure at Trinity, Mr. Kelsey was involved in every aspect of the firm’s property investment, including origination, acquisition, financing, asset management, and successful disposition, growing the company to 22 properties at its peak with total costs of $500 million. He has over 25 years of real estate investing, lending and advisory experience. Prior to joining Trinity, Mr. Kelsey was with the Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.’s Real Estate & Lodging Investment Banking Group as a senior Vice President acting for public and private real estate clients in securities placement, capital structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and dispositions. He also served as a loan officer for M&T Bank in New York City, underwriting $75 million of loans for commercial real estate borrowers. Mr. Kelsey made his first direct real estate investment in 1988.

    Mr. Kelsey received an A.B. in History modified with Geography from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. He has served on a number of municipal and non-profit boards and commissions.

Investor Relations

  • Kristen Becher

    Ms. Becher is Senior Vice President of Fund Operations for Hamilton Point Investments LLC, where she oversees all aspects of investment capital formation and investor relations and reporting. Previously, Ms. Becher was with the government relations and lobbying firm, Gaffney, Bennett & Associates. She received a B.A. from the University of Connecticut in American Studies with a focus in Political Science, Economics and the Law. She joined Hamilton Point Investments in 2012.

Equity Sales

  • Todd Williams

    Todd F. Williams, Esq. is Senior Vice-President of Sales & Marketing-West Coast for Hamilton Point Investments LLC. Prior to joining HPI, Todd F. Williams, Esq. spent 4.5 years as the West Coast Regional Director of Sales for Terra Capital Partners. Terra Capital Partners offered Reg. D Funds as well as the first SEC registered Real Estate Debt BDC for the purpose of investing in a diversified portfolio of real estate loans. Mr. Williams experience also includes a position as the Chief Marketing Officer for Argus Realty Investors, a sponsor of securitized real estate Investments. During his tenure, Argus syndicated over $1.5 Billion in commercial real estate and raised over $550 Million in equity in over 40 separate DPP offerings.

    Mr. Williams is an author, frequent speaker and panel expert on the subject of 1031 exchanges, non-traded REITs, BDCs and DPP products and conducts continuing education seminars for Attorneys, CPAs and Real Estate Professionals. Mr. Williams is licensed as an attorney and a Real Estate Broker in California, and holds Series 7, 22, 39 and 63 licenses from FINRA.

  • Randee Soriano

    Ms. Soriano is Senior Internal Wholesaler for Hamilton Point Investments LLC, working with Todd Williams in the Western territory.  She works closely with financial advisors, providing sales and marketing support for the HPI real estate funds. Ms. Soriano began her career working on Wall Street with the investment banking firm, Dominick & Dominick.  For the past 20 years, she has focused her career on direct investments and has represented sponsors of oil & gas, equipment leasing and both debt and equity commercial real estate products.  Ms. Soriano holds FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.

  • Scott Farrington

    Scott Farrington is the Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hamilton Point Investments LLC. Mr. Farrington has over 25 years of wholesaling experience in both the investment and financial sectors. He oversees equity sales of HPI’s investment offerings for the eastern United States. Scott Farrington previously served as the Regional Director of Sales for MDS Energy, where he was responsible for the company’s sales and marketing efforts in the southeast. He has also served as a Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Inland Securities and Wells Real Estate, where he advised on Non-Traded REITs and 1031 replacement property.

  • Chrissy Martel

    Ms. Martel is an Internal Wholesaler for Hamilton Point Investments LLC, working with Scott Farrington in the Eastern Territory. She is responsible for raising equity for HPI’s real estate private equity funds by supporting registered representatives with information on the firm’s offerings. Ms. Martel graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Business Administration from Endicott College and holds FINRA Series 22 and Series 65 licenses.

  • Nicholas Detorie

    Mr. Detorie is Vice President of National Accounts with Hamilton Point Investments LLC, where he is responsible for broker-dealer communications and due diligence.  Mr. Detorie has 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, and he previously spent three years at Terra Capital Partners as Vice President of Due Diligence, where he oversaw all due diligence and broker-dealer  communications.  Prior to Terra Capital, he served as a National Accounts Associate at Cohen & Steers working with wirehouse, independent broker dealers and RIAs.  Nick earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New Mexico and currently holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Acquisitions

  • Bridget Chase

    Ms. Chase is Vice President of Investments where she focuses on financial and market analysis, valuation, due diligence, financing and closing of HPI acquisitions. She also spearheads disposition processes for HPI property sales. Previously, Ms. Chase was Senior Real Estate Appraiser for Valbridge Property Advisors, where she spent six years valuing multifamily and commercial properties. She received a B.S. in Business Administration from University of Connecticut in 2008, where she majored in Real Estate and Urban Economics.

Asset Management

  • Edward C. Tracy

    Mr. Tracy is Senior Vice President of Asset Management, located in the firm’s Atlanta office. Mr. Tracy has worked in multifamily asset management for over 30 years. Previously, he was Director of Asset Management, Southeast Region, for Strand Communities in Atlanta and spent 14 years as Senior Multifamily Asset Manager with The State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio. He began his career with the National Corporation for Housing Partnerships and Oxford Realty Services. Mr. Tracy graduated from The Pennsylvania State University (1983) with a B.S. in Real Estate and holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM®) and Accredited Residential Manager (ARM®) designations from the Institute of Real Estate Management.

  • Cecil E. Morgan, III

    Mr. Morgan is Senior Vice President of Asset Management, located in the firm’s Atlanta office. Mr. Morgan has over ten years of experience in real estate asset management and financial analysis. Previously, Mr. Morgan was a Multifamily Asset Manager for Trimont Real Estate Advisors in Atlanta, GA. Prior to joining Trimont, he worked as a Partner at Oakbowery Management and Colonial Bancgroup. Cecil has a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2004).

  • Robert A. Dyck

    Robert A. Dyck is Senior Vice President, based in the firm’s Atlanta office. Mr. Dyck is responsible for the oversight of property upgrades, renovations and purchasing. Mr. Dyck further oversees maintenance procedures and vendor relationships. Previously, Mr. Dyck was with First Communities for 21 years where he rose to Director of Maintenance and Construction. He holds certification’s in Mold Assessment and Abatement, Water Conservation, CPO, Universal 410A, EPA 608, EPA RRP, Green Awareness, Electronics, Class II Asbestos Abatement and Erosion Control. He is a Nationally Certified Project Manager in Asbestos Abatement and a member of the Esco Institute as a Training and Testing Proctor. Prior to Mr. Dyck’s Multi Housing career he was in Armed Services.

Property Management

  • Melissa Sheldon

    Ms. Sheldon is Senior Vice President of Hamilton Point Property Management LLC, a wholly owned affiliate of Hamilton Point Investments. Ms. Sheldon has over 28 years of property management experience. Prior to Hamilton Point, Ms. Sheldon was a senior management executive with Trammel Crow Residential/Riverstone Group for 11 years. Previously, she was with AIMCO/ NHP, one of the country’s largest publicly-traded multifamily owner-managers, for six years and Capital Properties, where she was District Manager of over 1,200 apartment units.

  • Ashley Souto

    Ms. Souto is the Portfolio Trainer for Hamilton Point Property Management LLC, where she is responsible for all facets of training, from policies and procedures to Yardi training. Ms. Souto has over 15 years’ experience in the apartment industry and prior to working with Hamilton Point Property Management, got her start in Florida working for ICS Management.  Her experience began as a leasing consultant working her way through different levels of property management including condominium association management in Florida, Connecticut and South Carolina.  Ms. Souto has been with the company since 2011, starting as an Assistant Manager at one of Hamilton Point’s first acquisitions, The Wilcox, in Middletown, CT.  Ms. Souto holds a A.S. in Graphic Design as well as an Property Manager License in the State of South Carolina.

  • Monique Maddox

    Monique Maddox is a Portfolio Property Specialist of Operations, where she focuses on property audits, new acquisition set-up, on-site training, due diligence and compliance.  She started her apartment management career with Ledic Management and later moved to Ambling Management where she began Area Manager training.  Monique has a combined 18 years of on-site property management experience.

  • Bryan Mack

    Mr. Mack is a District Manager for Hamilton Point Property Management LLC and oversees the Coastal North & South Carolina portfolio. Mr. Mack has 16 years’ experience in the property management industry and began his career with AIMCO/NHP, one of the nation’s largest publicly-traded multifamily owners. Prior to working for HPPM, Mr. Mack worked for CORE Realty Holdings Management in Property Accounting. He was also previously a business partner with Professional Resource Options LLC in Charlotte, NC, where he oversaw the staffing of numerous apartment communities and new lease-ups in the Charlotte area.

  • Maria Horn

    Ms. Horn is a District Manager for Hamilton Point Property Management LLC and oversees the Central North and South Carolina portfolio. Ms. Horn has a combination of ten years’ experience in both multi and single-family housing. In 2000, she began her property management career with Signature Management in Hampton, VA. Prior to working for HPPM, Ms. Horn worked for Cusick Community Management in Charlotte, NC, overseeing fifteen Homeowner’s Associations. Ms. Horn holds a South Carolina Property Manager-In-Charge License as well as a BA in Communications from College of Charleston, where she graduated in 2014.

  • Heather Jordan

    Ms. Jordan is a District Manager for the Southern Mississippi Region of Hamilton Point Property Management LLC. Ms. Jordan began her career as a Leasing Consultant with Sunchase American and now has over 16 years of experience in property management. Prior to Ms. Jordan’s experience in property management, she spent over 6 years working in the legal field.

Accounting

  • Bart D. Giustina, CPA

    Mr. Giustina is Chief Financial Officer of Hamilton Point Investments LLC. Previously, Mr. Giustina was Chief Financial Officer with Readco, LLC, a privately held real estate investment and management company located in Old Lyme, Connecticut , which owns and manages over one million square feet of commercial real estate. Mr. Giustina oversaw all aspects of the Accounting Department relating to two operating companies (ownership and management) and over 60 LLCs which owned and managed real estate assets. Prior to his tenure with Readco, Mr. Giustina worked for KPMG, Peat Marwick in Springfield , MA and Haggett, Longobardi & Company in Glastonbury , CT.

    Mr. Giustina is a 1985 graduate of Central Connecticut State University where he received a B.S. in Accounting. He has over 20 years of experience as a public accountant.

  • Steven Montville

    Mr. Montville is Director of Accounting and Controller of Hamilton Point Property Management LLC. Mr. Montville has over 20 years of accounting and real estate asset management experience. Previously, Mr. Montville worked in the accounting group at real estate investment company Readco, LLC where he was responsible for financial and bank reporting on over 60 LLCs that controlled over two million square feet of office and retail properties. He was also responsible at Readco for ongoing reporting to the company’s institutional joint venture equity partners. Mr. Montville received a B.A. in Business Management from Clark University.

  • Diane Mikkelson

    Ms. Mikkelson is Assistant Controller at Hamilton Point Property Management LLC. Previously, Ms. Mikkelson spent 12 years in commercial real estate accounting with Readco, LLC, a Connecticut-based real estate investment and management company. Her primary expertise is in the area of cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, job cost accounting and partnership distributions for multiple operating, partnership and holding companies.

  • Kim Barbour

    Ms. Barbour is Property Financial Manager at Hamilton Point Property Management LLC. In this role, Ms. Barbour oversees property spending, vendor practices and bookkeeping for each of Hamilton Point’s properties. She previously worked at Commercial Management Inc. as a property manager and leasing associate. There she developed and implemented property-level budgets and supervised vendor practices and compliance for the company’s real estate assets.

  • Lauren Belger

    Ms. Belger is in the Accounts Payable department of Hamilton Point Property Management LLC. Ms. Belger has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry, most recently with Scranton Financial Group for 7 years. Previously, she was a licensed life and health agent working with advisors at Merritt Assurance Group, Underwriters Support Group and Phoenix Mutual.