Atlanta-based national real estate investment firm CARROLL has hired Brett Richards as executive vice president of investments and Melanie Johns as CFO in Atlanta.
Richards brings 17 years of direct investment and portfolio management experience with a focus on multifamily portfolios of more than $5 billion. Prior to CARROLL, Richards oversaw transactions and portfolio management in major markets throughout the U.S. for several years at LivCor LLC.
Overseeing the CARROLL Finance Team as Chief Financial Officer, Johns also joins the executive team with an extensive financial background. Johns comes to the CARROLL team after spending nearly two years as CFO at The John Hardy Group, and more than 10 years as Vice President of Finance for Cortland Partners and Place Properties.
“At CARROLL, we take great pride in our employees’ exceptional expertise,” said Patrick Carroll, CEO and founder at CARROLL. “It is a priority for us to invest in only the best, and we are pleased to welcome two real estate veterans and industry leaders to our growing team.”
David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector.
Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA.
David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.