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Catalyst is an opportunistic real estate development and investment firm based in Charlotte, NC.
The Catalyst team has significant experience in the development, acquisition, asset management and disposition of multifamily communities throughout the Southeast. In combination with deep roots in the industry, our proprietary, tech-driven system is designed to be successful, reliable and above all, profitable.
Our team draws on immense expertise to provide first class results.
Since 2008, we have completed real estate development, investment, and transactions across a variety of different asset classes including retail and office, attached/detached residential for-sale, and garden, mid-rise, high-rise, and affordable multi-family rental assets. The principals of Catalyst Capital have diverse and complementary backgrounds in commercial and residential real estate development, operations, principal ownership and investing, property and asset management, joint-venture structuring, project capitalization, and disposition brokerage.
We are industry leaders in generating above-market returns for our investors
Direct Access to Opportunities
The partners at Catalyst Capital Partners have built and still own the largest privately owned multifamily investment sales brokerage in the country. This experience and the resulting network of deep industry relationships throughout the United States is a significant factor in Catalysts Capital Partners’ success.
Superior Risk Adjusted Returns
Catalyst Capital Partners are industry leaders in generating above-market returns for our investors, because we use well timed, tried and true investment strategies. We are able to stay ahead of our competitors by utilizing meticulous risk assessments, buying into upside opportunities at below-market pricing and executing our value creation strategies with superior precision. Our team’s impeccable track record speaks for itself.
Extensive Due-Diligence & Deep Market Intel
Our expert team of professionals helps us vet opportunities with maximum efficiency. Due to the Catalyst Capital Partner’s team’s experience at the top of the multifamily industry, our company has deep industry relationships that work tirelessly to give us the information and access advantage that helps us quickly execute legitimate opportunities and weed out deals that don’t serve our clients’ best interests.
The Resources & Experience to Execute
Our principles have decades of experience in acquiring, developing, operating, brokering, managing, and liquidating various asset types in commercial real estate across the region. This is what makes us exceptional. The diverse perspectives and experiences of our leaders help us consistently outmaneuver and outperform the competition.
Opportunistic Approach & Investment Optionality
An opportunistic approach to investing, while maintaining optionality with all investments allows Catalyst Capital Partners to diversify our risk profiles and maximize upside.
Transparency & Operational Integrity Above All Else
At Catalyst Capital Partners, integrity is mandatory. It drives every deal and interaction. It’s the only way we do business.
Our expert team’s diverse background makes Catalyst Capital Partners uniquely well-rounded, helping us bring unparalleled innovation and exceptional entrepreneurial technique to the sophisticated world of commercial real estate development.
Beau is also a founding Partner of Capstone Apartment Partners, one of the nation’s largest privately-owned multi-housing investment sales brokerage firms with offices across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Over the last 11 years with Capstone, Beau has helped lead the growth of the company into various new geographic markets and service lines, achieving consistent double-digit company growth every year since inception. Throughout his real estate career to date, Beau has been active in various roles and capacities, including development, acquisitions, investment and asset management, entitlement, property management, brokerage, and project capitalization. His industry experience to date includes a variety of real estate development projects, owned assets, investments, and asset transactions totaling over $2.0B of value.
Beau attended West Virginia University for both his undergraduate Business Administration degree and his Master of Science degree in Industrial Relations, which he earned in 2003. In 2011, he earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, concentrating in Commercial Real Estate Finance and Development. Beau is a member of the National Multi-Housing Council, as well as the Urban Land Institute where he has served on multiple Young Leaders Partnership Forums. He has served as co-chair of the United Way Young Leaders Council and on the Board of the United Way of the Central Carolinas, and currently serves as a Board Member of the Dowd YMCA in Charlotte. In 2013, Beau was selected as one of the Charlotte Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”, a recognition granted by the publication to the area’s most successful up and coming business professionals. Beau lives in Charlotte with his wife and two daughters.
Having founded three successful real estate start-ups, a growing food and beverage business, and various tech-enabled investments, AJ has acquired valuable skills from the business world. AJ prides himself on his approachable personality, team-before-self way of living, easy going nature and relentless work ethic. These traits have helped AJ develop a reputation as a trusted resource for anything multifamily, commercial real estate, technology or non-profit related.
Currently Managing Partner (Co-founder) of Catalyst Capital Partners, a multifamily development and investment company with a $1B+ pipeline throughout the Southeast, AJ oversees the management and investment activities of the firm.
AJ continues to act as a Partner (Co-Founder) of Capstone and directs the company's national growth and technology-related business development initiatives. Capstone is a multi-year recipient of the “Inc. 500/5000 Award” and multi-year winner of The Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” List. Over the past 12+ years with Capstone, AJ has led the firm’s growth from one office in Charlotte, NC to twenty coast-to-coast. In his time as a broker at Capstone, AJ led investment sales transactions representing an aggregate value of $2.5B+ and 25,000+ units. In this role, AJ was the Top Producer for 3 of his last 4 years.
AJ is also the founder and passive Partner of Built on Hospitality, a NC-based Food and Beverage group with a focus on creative new concepts in the full-service and QSR space throughout the Southeast.
While his business responsibilities are many, the pursuit of most pride for AJ, international philanthropy, specifically funding and building elementary schools around the world, is AJ’s guiding light. As a Global Board Member of BuildOn, the largest NGO in the world focused on building schools in rural third-world villages, AJ has been responsible for the funding and construction of 3 primary schools in Central and South America (225 students year-round), with 5+ more in the pipeline.
AJ graduated from The University of Michigan in 2007 with a MS in Bio-Psychology and Cognitive Science. AJ is a member of the National Multi-Housing Council and the Urban Land Institute and is active in various other professional and philanthropic roles across the region. He enjoys Michigan sports, volunteering, the outdoors, world travel, and spending time with his wife Caitlin, and two boys, Harrison and Jackson.
He is also a co-founder and Chairman of Capstone Companies and served as managing partner of the firm since its inception in 2008 until 2021. Today, Capstone’s achievements include:
#1 Privately Owned Multi-Family Brokerage Nationwide
Revenue from $0 in FY 2008 to $52 Million in FY 2021
4% Annual Sales Volume Growth in the Last Year
Firm Sales Totaling $8.4B+
Recognized as an INC 5000 fastest growing company
Won Best Places to Work – Charlotte Business Journal
Donated $100K+ to Philanthropic Efforts
Brian’s extensive experience has garnered him with a comprehensive understanding of the residential and multi-family sectors, which has led him to create a number of unique development and acquisition projects. Most notably, Brian’s Wayford at Concord Build-to-Rent apartment development project, with rental townhomes and ranches. Wayford Concord was the first of it’s kind in the Carolinas and was ranked the #1 apartment community in the Charlotte MSA by Charlotte renters in 2020.
Brian led the launch of Capstone Cares, Capstone’s 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has raised funds for Homes For Our Troops, Crossnore, YMCA, Charlotte Family Housing, JDRF, and more. He has also served on the Board of Directors for State Maintenance of America & Theatre Charlotte, as President of the Mint Museum’s Young Affiliate Group, and on the President’s Young Leaders Council at Elon University. Brian earned a degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance from the Love School of Business at Elon University.
Brian enjoys playing golf, following his favorite Michigan sports teams, boating with his 2 dogs on Lake Wylie or Edisto Island, and spending time with his wife, Heather, and their 2-year-old daughter, Isabella.
Ted began his real estate career renovating single family homes in 2004 and graduated to commercial real estate in 2006. To date, he has participated in more than half a billion dollars in transaction volume as both a principal and broker.
Ted has participated in ventures with clientele and investors ranging from small, high net worth individuals to $30+ billion dollar private equity groups. He has experience in brownfield redevelopment, rezoning, adaptive re-use development, bankrupted debt purchases, REO acquisitions, air rights trades, and M&A activity. Additionally, Ted holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.
Outside of work, Ted holds a leadership position at Forest Hill Church, Mission Forward, and Hiinga, Inc. He attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and studied abroad at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.
Before joining Catalyst Capital Partners, Erich served as Vice President with Wells Fargo’s Business Advisory Services and Truist Bank’s Privately Held Investments practices where he advised clients on business transition planning and managed multi-billion dollar portfolios of real estate and privately held investments. Previously, he was a Senior Equity Analyst with J.P. Morgan’s Closely Held Asset Management practice. Erich has executed complex transactions in his capacities as a board member and fiduciary across a number of industries including: commercial real estate, multi-family development, government contracting and intellectual property.
Erich graduated from University of North Carolina at Greensboro with degrees in Economics and Business Administration from the Bryan School of Business and Economics. Outside of work Erich and his wife, Casey, enjoy exploring new restaurants, traveling and participating in sports with their two boys.
Prior to joining the Catalyst team, David lead SunCap’s efforts in the multi-family and mixed-use space covering the US but primarily focused in the Carolinas. Prior to that, David lead Cortland Partners efforts in Western US, covering NV, UT, AZ & CO.
David received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration from Kenan Flagler at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an active ULI member and is a CCIM candidate.
John earned a master’s degree in real estate from M.I.T., an undergraduate degree in economics from Vanderbilt University, and studied at the London School of Economics. He has won awards that include NAHB’s national Best in American Living Award, ULI’s national Development of Excellence Award, ASID’s Carolinas Excellence in Design Awards for Residential Multiunit and for Hospitality. John has four children and resides in Atlanta with his wife.
He began his career in Washington, D.C. as a Superintendent for several large, private builders before transitioning to Project Management and returning to the Carolinas with a Top five multi family owner/builder and gaining further experience as an Owners Representative with a large southeastern development firm before joining the team at Catalyst.
Adam is an alumni of Coastal Carolina University and is a NC Licensed Building Contractor. When not building, he enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife and son.
In his free time, Kevin enjoys going to the beach with his wife and son, Lucy and Brooks.
Prior to joining Catalyst, Austin began his career with U.S. Bank, where he managed a commercial real estate portfolio of over $300 million that covered multi-family, office, and retail projects across the Southeast. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and studied abroad at the London School of Economics in London, UK.
In his free time, Austin enjoys world travel, stressing out over UNC Chapel Hill sports, and spending time with friends and family.
At Spectrum Properties, Jamie was instrumental in the successful launch of their first GP investment fund, skillfully deploying all capital over a three-year period across multiple product types.
In his role as CDP’s Vice President of Finance and Capital Markets, Jamie showcased a strong financial acumen. His responsibilities extended beyond modeling and fund management to include risk control and the cultivation of debt and equity relationships.
Jamie holds a B.S.B.A. in Finance and an M.S. in Real Estate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Jamie resides in Charlotte with his wife, Amy.
Mike is an alumni of Ohio State University/ATI. Outside of work, Mike enjoys fly fishing in the mountains out west for trout and inshore/offshore fishing down in Edisto beach.
Colleen received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Ball State University. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband, family, friends, and her two cats.
Stevie is a University of South Carolina graduate and All-Star Cheerleading coach. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, binging documentaries, and exploring Charlotte with her friends.
In her free time Olivia enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, and hanging out with her dalmatian, Pongo.
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