ABOUT US

company OVERVIEW

Catalyst’s Principals have a combined experience in the acquisition and disposition of 50,000+ multi-family units, totaling $4.0B+ in value across the primary, secondary, and tertiary markets of the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. Catalyst’s deep ties into these brokerage and ownership networks allow us to unearth off-market opportunities and realize value where others cannot.

The principles of Catalyst 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. Asset classes of focus include multi-family, retail, office, and covered land.

OUR VALUES

  • Reputation & Relationships First
  • Transparency & Clear Communication
  • Patience & Diligence
  • Unyielding Entrepreneurship
  • Socially Responsible, Community Focused

OUR APPROACH

STRATEGIC PARTNERS, CAPITAL PROVIDERS, AND LENDERS

OUR TEAM

BEAU McINTOSH
Managing Partner

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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.

A.J. KLENK
Managing Partner

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A.J. Klenk is one of the Managing Partners of Catalyst Partners and is responsible for overall management of the firm and its development and investment activities.

A.J. is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Capstone Apartment Partners, one of the nation’s largest privately-owned multi-housing investment sales brokerage firms with offices across the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Over the last 10 years with Capstone, A.J. has led the company’s business development growth from one office and four employees in Charlotte, to seven offices and nearly 40 employees across the East coast. Capstone is now widely recognized and respected as one of the foremost leaders in the multi-family and land development industries. Capstone’s family-like culture and “team before self” credo is the source of an immense amount of pride for A.J. and indicative of his overall philosophy on life and business.

Throughout his real estate career, A.J. has been active in various roles and capacities, including entitlement, acquisitions, development, investment, asset management, property management, brokerage, and project capitalization. A.J.’s industry experience includes a variety of real estate assignments, development projects, owned assets, investments, and asset transactions totaling over $2.0B of value and including over 35,000 multi-family units.

A.J. graduated from The University of Michigan in 2007 with a Master of Science in Bio-Psychology and Cognitive Science. A.J. 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, overseeing the growth of his hospitality industry businesses in Charlotte, and spending time with his wife Caitlin and two boys, Harrison and Jackson.

Brian Ford
Managing Partner

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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.

Adam Jones
Director of Construction

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Adam joined Catalyst in October 2021 with over twenty years of experience in General Contracting and Owners Representation. His project experience spans from custom homes to large scale multi family to over seas data center and mission critical assignments accounting for over $2 billion in value.

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.

Ted Hill
Director of Capital Markets

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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.

Erich Mahle
Director of Finance

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.

Kevin Christiansen
Development Manager

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Kevin joined the Catalyst team in May of 2019 offering experience in financial modeling, market research, and transaction management. Previous to CCP, Kevin began his career with Capstone Apartment Partners, a regional multi-family and commercial land brokerage company where he worked on over $500 million of closed transactions in the Southeast. He obtained a Bachelor and Masters degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and a Masters in Real Estate degree from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

In his free time, Kevin enjoys going to the beach with his wife and son, Lucy and Brooks.

Mike Nichols
Construction Manager

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 Universtiy/ATI. Outside of work, Mike enjoys flyfishing in the mountains out west for trout and inshore/offshore fishing down in Edisto beach.

Austin Parent
Development Associate

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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.

Allie Solano
Executive Assistant

Allie Solano is the Executive Assistant to Beau McIntosh and the Executive Administrator for the Catalyst team. She has extensive experience with all administrative tasks, including scheduling and correspondence. Driven by hard work she takes pride in providing the best experience possible.

Originally from New Jersey, Allie graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and Athletic Training. After graduation, Allie worked as a Special Education Teacher for 7 years in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. She decided to change careers, move to Charlotte and join the Catalyst team in February 2022. Her previous experience as a Special Education Teacher, has tailored her skills to meet the needs to various clients and her team. Working previously in a high stressed, fast paced environment, she can multitask, resolve conflicts, and apply her positive attitude to anyone’s needs.

Allie is happily married to her husband Jason for 6 years. They have two dogs, Zoey and Hunter, that she loves very much. She enjoys cooking, hanging out with friends and family, working out, watching sports and loves to host parties.

Stevie Little
Executive Assistant

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.

Olivia Gallagher
Executive Assistant

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.