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, acquisition, and disposition of over 6,000 units valued at over $800,000,000. His 20+ 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.

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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.

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Justin E. Tinder
Chief Financial Officer

Justin Tinder joined Ardmore Residential in 2015. As CFO, he leads the accounting, finance, investor reporting and human resources groups at Ardmore Residential. Prior to joining Ardmore Residential, Mr. Tinder provided assurance and business advisory services for Dixon Hughes Goodman, where he worked with various clients in the healthcare, non-profit, construction and real estate industries. He has significant experience with real estate development, including complex entity and financing structures for tax credit equity funds and renewable energy companies. He holds an MSA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Greensboro College, where he serves on the Business School Advisory Council. He is a North Carolina licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

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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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Rob W. Jones
Director of Technology

With over 25 years working in Information Technology, including 20 consulting for Ardmore Residential, Mr. Jones joined the team full time as the Director of Technology in September of 2017. Previously, he had worked with clients ranging from single person startup businesses to multi-national Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Jones is a US Navy veteran and a graduate of ECPI. After graduation he joined Inacom Information Systems and gained experience in everything from running a computer configuration center to managing projects for Fortune 500 companies. Following Inacom he joined the team at SDC Business Consulting and continued working with small and medium sized businesses before striking out on his own with Jones Computer and Networking. Returning to the corporate world, Mr. Jones worked for Longleaf Network and System Specialists before landing at Ardmore. He’s currently responsible for everything technological from managing the internal help desk, administering and maintaining property management software and their document management solution, Internet and phones systems as well as security cameras and music for all the Ardmore properties.

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Ashanti A. Smith-Watson
Director of Training and Compliance

Ashanti Smith-Watson is the Director of Training and Compliance for Ardmore Residential. Her current role includes overseeing property administrative processes, policy and procedure implementation, team training and pricing recommendations. Mrs. Smith-Watson joined Ardmore in 2018 and has been active in the multifamily industry since 1999. Her property management experience includes luxury, independent senior, renovations and tax-credit. She is a licensed North Carolina real estate broker, a member of the Greater Raleigh-Durham Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and a graduate of Wake Forest University.

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Jessica W. Davis
Director of Marketing

Jessica Davis has been in the amazing multifamily industry for over 13 years originally starting this adventure in student housing. Mrs. Davis currently serves as Director of Marketing overseeing all Ardmore Residential’s marketing and advertising initiatives since 2018. Jessica plays a key role in identifying strategic initiatives that align with the vision and culture of Ardmore. She enjoys using her creativity and connecting with others to enhance and support their daily efforts. Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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