About Us

Partner with MORE.

We are your catalyst— your action, your plus-up, and your connection to results.
We are the catalyst between the investor and idea—igniting a reaction that produces MORE. More opportunities, more insights, and more results. Surrounded by action-driven partners, proprietary technology, and experience in multifamily communities throughout the Sunbelt, we deliver a synergistic and frictionless experience to our investors and CRE partners. We provide more.

Our History

We are — and always have been — Catalysts for results.

We believe in doing things the right way, not the easy way. Since 2008, we have generated tangible outcomes across real estate developments, investments, and transactions in a variety of different asset classes. We always seek to provide more, give more, and pursue more, so that our investors get more. Our dynamic experience manifests in our retail and office assets, attached/detached Build For Rent (BTR) residential, Active-Adult, gardens-style, mid-rises, high-rises, and affordable multifamily assets. Our team is made up of visionary thought leaders who persist with integrity, perspective, and the means for long-term generated success.

Our Approach

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.

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Our Team

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.

Managing Partner

Beau Mcintosh


Beau McIntosh is one of the Managing Partners of Catalyst Partners and is responsible for overall management of the firm and its development and investment activities. Beau began his career in public accounting with both Deloitte and KPMG, where he worked as a consultant in private client tax services. Prior to founding Catalyst CP, Beau was a Regional Partner with Dominion Realty Partners, where he developed and acquired over $300M in multi-family, office, and mixed-use projects.

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.

Managing Partner

A.J. Klenk


As a self-made multiple business owner, AJ exemplifies the transformation from entrepreneur to leader. With no formal education in business, AJ begin his career in 2008, co-founding Capstone Companies, now the largest privately held multifamily investment sales brokerage in the nation. AJ has learned that above all, the key to scaling a business is humble, servant leadership. As a leader of his businesses, AJ has instilled in his team critical Core Values including putting “Team Before Self”, “Checking Your Ego at the Door” and having a “Relentless Passion for Improvement”.

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.

Managing Partner

Brian Ford


Brian Ford is one of the Managing Partners of Catalyst Capital Partners and is responsible for overall management of the firm and its development and investment activities.

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
100+ Employees
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.

Chief Investment Officer

Ted Hill


With more than 14 years of experience, Ted Hill brings a unique and valuable skillset to the sponsorship team. His experience in commercial real estate spans all sectors, but has always been focused on value-add income capacity.

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.

Director of Finance

Erich Mahle


Erich joined Catalyst Capital Partners as Director of Finance in May 2022. Bringing more than ten years of experience advising owners, management teams and investors of privately held companies on a broad range of business matters including corporate governance, financial analysis, valuation, operations and transaction structuring.

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.

Regional Development Partner

David Lee


David has 27 years of experience in the acquisition, entitlement, development and construction of mixed-use projects nationally. He has been involved in over $5 billion in various commercial office, retail, multi-family and industrial projects. He has spent most of his career in the Carolinas where he is from but has developed property nationwide. He has completed large retail projects with anchor tenants such as Publix, Wegmans and Harris Teeter.

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.

Regional Development Partner

John Bell


John has over 25 years of residential experience and has developed $2B+ of ground-up residential and associated retail. He has served in executive positions at Terwilliger Pappas Multifamily Partners, Trammel Crow Residential, and AMLI Residential covering markets throughout the Southeast. Additional experience includes consulting for a high-yield credit fund structuring complex senior, preferred, and equity transactions. He has extensive experience in development and operations of both for-sale and for-rent product as well.

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.

Development Associate

Austin Parent


Austin joined the Catalyst team in October of 2021 as a Development Associate and has previous experience in real estate finance, financial modeling, and investment analysis.

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.

Development Associate

Jamie Robinson


Jamie brings a wealth of expertise from diverse roles in real estate, including property management, acquisition, and investment management. His experience spans a broad spectrum, from founding Valu8tion, a firm that provided institutional-quality finance and analysis services to a variety of CRE-clients, to serving in key roles at Spectrum Companies and Grubb Properties.

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.

Development Associate

Davis Hammond


Davis joined the Catalyst team in October 2023 as a Development Associate and has previous experience with Hill Partners in project and property management.

Prior to joining Catalyst, Davis began his career with a Charlotte-based mixed-use developer. Davis grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an avid golfer, hiker, and enjoys spending time in the mountains of North Carolina.

Construction Manager

Mike Nichols


With over 20 years of construction management experience, Mike joined the Catalyst Capital Partners team in June 2022. His experience ranges from retirement communities, residential and commercial development sites, and big box stores to townhome and condo projects and university buildings. Mike’s previous experience has spanned the country from Maryland to Texas to Michigan. He’s completed over 40 hours of OSHA certification. Mike prides himself on being dedicated to completing high-quality projects, safely, on-time and within budget.

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.

Director of Marketing & Investor Relations

Colleen Olszewski


Colleen joins Catalyst with more than 6 years of creative marketing and communications experience, including 4 years of experience at a commercial real estate brokerage firm. She is responsible for creating and editing marketing materials and assisting with a variety of firm projects.

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.

Executive Assistant

Stevie Little


Stevie is the Executive Assistant to AJ Klenk, along with supporting the larger Catalyst team, and has been with Catalyst since December 2020. She brings to the Catalyst team experience in project management, event coordination, human resources and real estate sales.

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.

Executive Assistant

Olivia Gallagher


Olivia is the Executive Assistant to Brian Ford and supports the Catalyst Team. Prior to joining Catalyst in May of 2021, Olivia began her career in account management and logistics. Olivia graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology.

In her free time Olivia enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, and hanging out with her dalmatian, Pongo.


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