BALANCE in Leadership

Brantley E. White
Principal, President

Overseeing the development, construction, acquisition, and related financing activities for Ardmore, Mr. White has led the firm in the successful development of over 3,000 units valued at over $400,000,000. His 15+ years of experience in every multi-family industry discipline provides clients, investors, and customers with a deep perspective when encountering any market condition or property challenge. He is a licensed real estate broker, maintains the designation of Certified Property Manager, and is a licensed General Contractor for Whitewood Construction. Mr. White previously served on the Board of Directors for the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association and the board of the local chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Rick L. Hopkins

Mr. Hopkins currently serves as operating manager for Whitewood Construction. Previously, he was responsible for the management of over 10,000 units over the course of the past 30 years. Mr. Hopkins’s expansive breadth of construction, development and management knowledge contributes to major investment opportunities evaluated by the firm. A graduate of the State University of New York, Mr. Hopkins is a Certified Property Manager, a Certified Apartment Property Supervisor, certified in Federal Housing Administration multi-family housing requirements, and an NC and SC licensed Real Estate Broker.

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Thomas L. White
Principal, Executive Vice President

With over 10 years of real estate experience, Mr. White serves as Ardmore’s Executive Vice President and Broker-In-Charge. Mr. White also serves as President and Operating Manager of Whitewood Construction. Whitewood’s primary objective is to efficiently and cost effectively build high quality apartments that provide strong returns to Ardmore investors, while creating a unique and enjoyable living experience for the Ardmore customer. Mr. White is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). He is a licensed General Contractor for Whitewood Construction. He is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, and is an active member of the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association as well as the Apartment Association of North Carolina.

Lisa A. Russell
Chief Operating Officer

With 30 years of industry experience, Ms. Russell has managed new construction, multi-family housing, student housing and asset management in ten states. Her diverse experience in various markets positions Lisa to tailor strategies for the unique needs of clients, helping them to maximize their financial goals. Lisa joins Ardmore from Texas, where she graduated from the University of Houston. She is a Certified Apartment Property Supervisor and was honored as a Texas Apartment Association Lyceum Graduate.

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