• "Provided a turn-key solution for planning, designing and building this facility on a virgin site and delivered within one year of ground breaking ... on time and on budget." Mike Tarulli, Senior Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, North America, HSBC Bank USA
  • "You assembled a great team of experts and everyone performed admirably..." Ed Bennett, Chief Administration Officer, NASCAR
  • "We couldn't have done it without you." Larry E. Teel, Executive Vice President, Fischer & Company
  • "We knew our challenges would be many, but you proved time and again that we made the right decision in our selection of developers." Ed Bennett, Chief Administration Officer, NASCAR
  • "We know how difficult the permitting process was but you and your team performed admirably on this build to suit development and got us in on time and on budget." Joe Marsico, Real Estate Acquisition Specialist, Fortune 500 Distribution Company
  • "Thank you again for you diligent efforts in finalizing our lease and building out our new regional office ... on time." Jeff Powell, Chairman and CEO, Powell Johnson
  • "Not only are you good at what you do, you make it fun on a day to day basis." Carole Kent, Investment Limited Partner, J.C. Bradford & Co
  • "I also want to thank you personally for your honesty and integrity throughout the process. In the end, you made all of us look good at NASCAR." Ed Bennett, Chief Administration Officer, NASCAR
  • "Has provided superior client service which has been invaluable." Kay Greenwalt, Facilities Manager, ALLTEL Information Services
  • "Your hands-on management of the project and your "can do" attitude were key to the success." Joe Marsico, Real Estate Acquisition Specialist, Fortune 500 Distribution Company
  • "You consistently delivered the quality service, teamwork, expertise, and product that one would expect from a first rate developer." Stan Ciepcielinski, CFO, Glenayre
  • "Has been our partner in the truest sense of the word." Jon Morris, Managing Partner, Morris, York, Williams, Surles and Brearley, LLP
  • "A manner that sets a standard for all client service organizations." Kay Greenwalt, Facilities Manager, ALLTEL Information Services
  • "Outstanding work that you and your organization did in our new corporate headquarters." Scott Ambler, CFO, RSI, Inc.
  • "They continue to offer us methodical, objective, comprehensive and creative solutions to our facilities requirements and we strongly endorse their service." Jeff Powell, Managing Partner, J.C. Bradford & Co.
  • "Willingness to be here if/when needed was a true tribute to your spoken commitment. Fear of that long distance business relationship was replaced with respect and confidence." Jim Foster, Facilities Manager, ALLTEL Wireless
  • "Has proven to be an invaluable asset by enabling us to achieve much greater operating efficiencies and value from our leasehold interests..." Jeff Powell, Managing Partner, J.C. Bradford & Co.
  • "Consistently interacts with a level of knowledge, confidence and respect for others that result in positive relationships and successful business deals." Kay Greenwalt, Facilities Manager, ALLTEL Information Services

Team

The team you choose is critical to a successful outcome. Each member of the SunCap team brings complementary skill sets and seasoned expertise to the team, sharing common development, construction and investment philosophies centered on open communication, quality, hard work, competitiveness and trusted relationships. This approach, together with successful performances on past projects, has enabled SunCap to develop great relationships with several of the world's most recognizable companies.
 

Flint McNaughton, CEO/Founding Partner 


As founding partner of SunCap Property Group, Flint brings over 30 years of national commercial real estate development expertise to his leadership role at the company. Flint started in the business as a commercial real estate broker in his native town of Miami, Florida spending most of his initial eight years in the industry with Cushman & Wakefield. While there, Flint worked on behalf of institutional landlords leasing space in Class "A " urban and suburban office buildings as well as building a substantial book of business in the tenant representation side of the business.

In 1994, Flint moved his family to Charlotte, North Carolina to join The Harris Group (later merged with Lincoln Property Company) to pursue his passion in development. As Senior Vice President of Development and Director of Corporate Services at Lincoln Harris, Flint led several national corporate real estate services accounts including ALLTEL, JC Bradford & Co. and Interstate/Johnson Lane and completed over 350 brokerage transactions and over three million square feet of build-to-suits in 37 states.

In 2004, Flint joined Lauth Property Group in Charlotte as their Southeast Regional Partner and grew the full service development and construction company's Southeast Region into the number one-ranked development company in the Carolinas (2008 Charlotte Business Journal's annual rankings) with an annual development and construction volume of over $150 million per year. Flint served on Lauth's Capital Committee and its Executive Committee.

In March of 2009, Flint left Lauth to start SunCap Property Group and refocus his development energies on long term single tenant build-to-suit projects and to build an organization of seasoned professionals highly focused on serving client needs. SunCap has offices in Charlotte, Denver and Pittsburgh and has current development projects under construction from California to New York to Florida with a cumulative value in excess of $2.4 billion.

Flint currently serves on the Board of Directors at The Harvest Center of Charlotte and is an Executive Board Member of the Mecklenburg County Council of The Boy Scouts of America.

Flint holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
 

Austin W. Lehr, President 


Austin has been actively involved in the commercial real estate industry for over 30 years. He brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of:  investment strategy; development management; portfolio/asset management; finance; due diligence; leasing; marketing; acquisition; product strategy and repositioning; debt/equity restructuring; partnership relations and financial reporting. Over the course of his career, Austin has managed over $5 billion of assets in diversified global real estate portfolios, multiple Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified development projects and a development pipeline in excess of  $1 billion measured by construction volume.
 
Prior to SunCap, Austin served as the Chief Operating Officer for Dividend Capital Diversified Property Fund (DPF), a $3.1 billion Denver-based public real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in a diverse portfolio of real properties and debt investments. DPF's portfolio consisted of 116 properties totaling approximately 20.1 million square feet of office, industrial and retail properties in over 30 geographic markets.
 
In 2004, Austin joined Lauth Property Group, ultimately serving as the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, where he established a national operating platform, co-directed the investment committee and provided strategic leadership across four product types for this privately held commercial real estate development company with 450 employees and eight regional offices.
 
Additionally, Austin has spent the last five years as a visiting professor at the University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business and is actively affiliated with the Office Development Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP).

Austin holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Williams College and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
 

Brendan McCarthy, Chief Financial Officer 


Brendan's primary role as the Chief Financial Officer is capital formation, as well as capital structuring and sourcing with preferred partners. Under Brendan's leadership, SunCap is able to deliver superior risk adjusted returns to its partners while delivering cost competitive projects to its clients and excellent capital markets execution.

Prior to joining SunCap, Brendan was the founding Principal of Langholz Wilson Ellis Capital Solutions, based in Pittsburgh. Langholz Wilson Ellis Capital Solutions provided clients with solution oriented debt capital advisory services for all asset classes and in each part of the capital stack. Brendan has over 20 years of real estate and real estate capital markets experience, which included time with the land acquisitions team at NVR Inc. 

The bulk of his career was spent with Pittsburgh National Corporations Capital Markets and Pittsburgh National Corporations Real Estate Finance. He has closed over $3 billion in structured capital for real estate projects and real estate related entities.  

Brendan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Boston College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati. 
 

Fred Bolt, Executive Vice President 


Fred has thirty years of experience in the development, construction, acquisitions and management of mixed-use and multifamily developments and leads SunCap's efforts in those areas. He has national expertise with seasoned experience in most major metropolitan cities throughout the US and has worked in both public and private companies as well as national REITs, including Post Properties, Colonial Properties and UDR. Throughout his career he has been involved in the development and construction of over 15,000 multi-family units located throughout the Southeast and Sunbelt regions.  

Immediately prior to joining SunCap, Fred was Senior Vice President of Adolfson & Peterson Construction and was responsible for all aspects of the Atlantic Region's daily operations, heading over $350 million of mixed-use and multi-family construction.

Fred received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from West Virginia University and he has been active in several community and professional associations throughout his career. He currently serves on the ULI Transit-Oriented Development Council (TODC) and  the ULI Charlotte Management Committee.
 

Brian Hirsch, Executive Vice President


As an Executive Vice President and team leader, Brian has a proven track record of successful project delivery on a multitude of various projects over his twenty-year career. Brian's well-rounded project experience includes the delivery of over $500 million in various commercial office, industrial, warehouse, healthcare, retail, tenant upfit and capital improvement projects. Brian has successfully delivered millions of square feet of warehouse/light industrial space and over 150,000 square feet of medical office product in past years and Brian completed the delivery of the $100+ million, 19-story, NASCAR Plaza Class A Office Tower in downtown Charlotte. Brian comes from a family with a construction background and has grown up with positions of progressive responsibility within various development and construction organizations.

This experience gives Brian a solid foundation of knowledge through many different elements of the construction delivery process. Some of these include:  field best-practices, estimating and pre-construction, contract negotiation, building code, critical path scheduling and quality control processes. 

Brian holds a Civil Engineering Degree from Virginia Tech University.
 

Jason K. Bria, General Counsel


As General Counsel, Jason's primary responsibility is advising and representing SunCap regarding all legal matters related to SunCap's business activities in commercial real estate development. Jason's unique background, which includes real estate development allows him to balance business risks and decisions from a legal perspective. 

In addition to Jason's 15+ years of legal experience in commercial real estate, he spent three years as Senior Director in Lauth Property Group's Midwest Office and Industrial Group where he was Project Executive for five master-planned industrial parks (responsibilities included marketing, land sales, leasing, and pursuing development opportunities, including build to suits), won leasing awards and oversaw the development of the largest industrial building in the state of Kentucky (936,000 square feet).

Following his legal experience in private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana, Jason spent two years as Associate General Counsel for Lauth Property Group, which, at the time, was the 13th largest commercial real estate developer in the United States. Jason handled over five million square feet of contract negotiations (leases or construction contracts) for retail, office, industrial and health care projects across the United States.

Jason has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Ball State University; a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University; and a Certificate in Construction Project Management from Purdue University.
 


Mike Orr, Senior Vice President


Mike has over 28 years of successful experience developing and delivering institutional grade commercial properties predominantly in the Western United States. As a lead development executive, Mike has opened new market offices in Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Southern California. The cornerstone of Mike's success is his ability to establish trust with clients and brokers and in his track record of delivering projects on time and on budget. With a strong construction background and extensive horizontal and vertical development expertise across multiple product types, Mike provides the insight, leadership and communication skills necessary to navigate through complicated transactions. Mike has an extensive list of successful project completions ranging from one-off single tenant build-to-suit facilities to large institutional grade industrial parks and Class A multi-building office developments. 

Mike received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction from Northeast Louisiana University.
 

Paxton Hollar, Senior Vice President


Paxton has over 18 years of experience in development, management and investment of all product types within the commercial real estate industry. Paxton's primary responsibility with SunCap is furthering the success of SunCap's build-to-suit delivery by establishing client partnerships for the purpose of initiating new development across the Southeast.

Upon leaving Lincoln Harris in 2004, Paxton joined two colleagues in the creation of the first regional office for Lauth Property Group. Paxton's primary responsibility was managing the southeastern retail development group and all facets of the company's retail developments including procurement, entitlement, anchor tenant negotiations, construction and disposition. In 2010, Paxton joined JE Dunn Construction in the midst of the great recession as Vice President and Director of Business Development. Paxton was responsible for brand recognition as JE Dunn transitioned from its acquisition of R.J. Griffin and Company.

Paxton graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication. Since 2006, Paxton has served as a board member and volunteer coach of multiple baseball teams at Myers Park Trinity Little League
 

Matthew P. Virgin, Senior Vice President


As Senior Vice President of Business Development based out of the Pittsburgh office, Matt focuses on seeking out tenants that can benefit from SunCap's vast development experience. Matt's background in tenant representation, disposition and strategic planning provides him unparalleled insight into tenant needs and goals. He has often been recognized as a top producer, completing transactions across the spectrum of commercial real estate classifications of retail, office, industrial, general commercial and manufacturing. He has represented a wide range of tenants including international software development firms, engineering firms, oil and gas field service groups, medical practitioners, law firms, energy companies, and financial service providers. His client list includes Carnegie Mellon University, CONSOL Energy, CNX Gas Corporation, Spang and Company, Countrywide Financial Services, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Financial Dimensions, FFC Capital and Rosen Louik Perry P.C.

Matt is a graduate of Duquesne University with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. He is currently a licensed real estate salesperson in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and currently serves on the Jefferson Regional Medical Center Foundation Board.
 

Derek J. Mathis, Senior Vice President


Derek J. Mathis has been hired as a senior vice president and will lead efforts in SunCap's Charleston office, overseeing office, industrial and retail developments across the Lowcountry and Southeast region. Prior to joining SunCap, Derek was Director of Industrial Development for WestRock Land & Development where he was responsible for managing the company's industrial real estate efforts. While at WestRock, he was involved in the vertical development of 833,000 square feet of Class A industrial space and facilitated land transactions totaling more than $85 million. He was also directly involved in a number of economic development projects including Volvo Cars US, Thorne Research, NUPI Americas and Sundaram Clayton.

Derek is a member of numerous professional associations, is a past president and current board member at the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center and serves on the Berkeley Chamber Board of Directors. In 2016, he was named to Charleston Business Magazine's "50 Most Influential" list and was a member of the 2015 "Forty under Forty" class, awarded by Charleston Regional Business Journal. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management from Clemson University and a Master's of Real Estate Development from Georgetown University.

Jonathan S. Phillips, Senior Vice President


Jon has over 20 years of successful experience in the development, site selection, construction, finance and real estate consulting industries. Jon has unique broad based experience across the entire spectrum of the real estate development process. In various progressive roles, Jon has been successful in managing turnkey developments from concept through to asset management and divestiture for a multitude of asset types.
  
This includes site selection, due diligence underwriting, financial analysis, capitalization, acquisition, entitlement, leasing, vertical development, construction, asset management and divestiture of numerous real property assets. In the most recent past with SunCap, Jon has delivered or is in the process of delivering approximately two million square feet of product across the country. Prior to joining SunCap, Jon worked for Lauth Property Group where he focused on office, industrial and healthcare development. Jon's recent experience includes the development of a strategic 400,000 square-foot cross-dock bulk distribution facility to serve a southeastern port. 

Jon has a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Emory University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University. He also holds a North Carolina real estate brokerage license.
 

Brian Rollar, First Vice President


Brian brings over eighteen years of experience to his position as First Vice President of Development with SunCap, focusing on pursuit of mixed-use and retail opportunities in the Southeast.

He built his career in Charlotte in commercial real estate, performing a diverse range of functions including site analysis and selection, financial analysis, acquisition, entitlement, construction and property management. Immediately prior to joining SunCap, Brian led design and development activities for York Development Group. He has developed over 1 million square feet of retail space, including power centers, neighborhood centers and grocery-anchored development.

Brian earned his Bachelor's Degree in landscape architecture from West Virginia University. He is an active member of ICSC and ULI and served on ULI's Young Leader's Program Committee. His community involvement includes a position on the board of the Charlotte Morrison YMCA and he served as president of Charlotte Succession, a nonprofit organization that facilitates personal and community development through leadership and service.
 

Andrea Reed, Senior Controller


Andrea brings over twenty years of expertise in real estate finance to SunCap, where she is responsible for overseeing the strategic financial management and accounting operations of the organization. Andrea serves in a leadership role, managing treasury and banking relationships and providing oversight for the accounting team responsible for budgeting and cash flow management as well as financial forecasting, tax, audit and investment analysis.

Prior to joining SunCap, Andrea held positions with Faison, Primax Properties and Crescent Resources where she supervised accounting and financial functions for a wide variety of portfolios and projects.

Andrea is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant with the Institute of Management Accountants. She has a Master of Business Administration in International Business and Corporate Finance from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Winthrop University.
 

Vance Bostock, First Vice President, LEEP AP


Vance has seventeen years of experience in the development, construction, engineering, and finance industries. His expertise spans the spectrum of the real estate development and entitlement process. His duties at SunCap involve the management of development projects, from initial due diligence through construction commencement.

Vance's past experience includes work for a nationwide commercial developer providing design management and site due diligence for land acquisitions throughout the Southwest as well as work with a private REIT where he was responsible for underwriting investment opportunities for a $400 million portfolio of real estate assets. 

Vance received his master's degree, with honors, in Real Estate and Construction Management, from the University of Denver and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional.
 

J. Michael Gleason, Managing Director


Michael leads the firm's efforts in raising both high net worth and institutional capital while overseeing the firm's acquisition and investment activities. Michael is also accountable for establishing strategic alliances with corporate real estate professionals for the development of build to suit facilities throughout the United States Michael previously worked for The Abbey Company - a privately held real estate investment firm and Fischer & Company - a corporate real estate consulting company. Michael has structured the development and acquisition of over $1 billion in office and industrial facilities nationwide.
 
Michael received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business.


 
 

Nathan Lutz, Director


Nathan has been active in the real estate industry since 1998 in leadership roles in both private equity real estate and with major financial institutions. Nathan's SunCap responsibilities include sourcing and managing the firm's capital resources through lender relationships. In this capacity, Nathan oversees SunCap's analyst team with responsibility for due diligence, underwriting, credit analysis and financial modeling. 

Prior to joining SunCap, Nathan was a partner with McKinney Properties and was primarily responsible for the acquisition and asset management of value-add student housing and multi-family properties.  While at McKinney, Nathan and the business development team completed multiple value-add acquisitions totaling over $300 million. Before joining McKinney in 2003, Nathan was a Real Estate Officer in PNC Bank's West Coast Group where he was involved in over $800 million of construction, repositioning and mezzanine loans and over $250 million in corporate revolving credit facilities and term loans.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Real Estate Finance and International Business from The Pennsylvania State University and earned an Executive MBA in Asset and Wealth Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
 

Matthew Kramer, Director


Matt has been actively involved in the commercial real estate finance industry since 2002. His SunCap responsibilities include structuring, sourcing and managing the firm's capital resources through various equity and lender relationships. He is also jointly responsible for overseeing SunCap's analyst team, which handles due diligence, underwriting, credit analysis and financial modeling.

Before joining SunCap, Matt served as Vice President at Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of BB&T Bank, where he was responsible for sourcing both equity and debt for local, regional and national clients. Matt successfully placed debt and equity for a wide variety of asset classes, including multi-family, retail, industrial, office and hospitality. Prior to Grandbridge, Matt worked for several large regional and national banks including PNC Bank and Citizens Bank, and held positions with HFF, one of the largest commercial real estate intermediaries in the country. His roles included originations, portfolio management, underwriting and risk management. Throughout his career, Matt has successfully capitalized over $1 billion in commercial real estate transactions.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and a Masters in Business Administration from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 

Ryan Allen, Vice President, LEED AP


Ryan has over 12 years experience in the construction industry. Ryan's proven leadership abilities in cost analysis and critical project management have enabled him to successful delivery over one million square feet for a variety of projects that include: higher education, commercial, corporate office, retail, K-12 schools and hospitality.

Ryan's most recent projects are: Pickens County High School - $36 million, Mecklenburg County Arrest Processing Center over $5 million renovation to existing Arrest Processing Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Time Warner Cable Data Center a $75 million data facility located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Currently with SunCap, Ryan is responsible for over 200,000 square feet of industrial space.

Ryan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accreditation from the United States Green Building Council and a management certification from the United States Amy Corps of Engineers Quality Control.
 

Jonathan Greene, Vice President


Jonathan has over thirteen years of experience in the commercial construction and development industry assisting with the site selection, underwriting, estimating, design, entitlement and construction of build-to-suit projects. During his tenure with SunCap, he has developed over fifteen projects for FedEx Ground across the country, including four projects in the challenging New York City market.

In previous roles, Jonathan was involved in over 100 retail development projects totaling nearly one million square feet of space including projects for Dollar General, Tractor Supply Company, Bottom Dollar Food, Advance Auto Parts, Tractor Supply Company, Rite Aid and Bojangles.

Jonathan received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering and Management from North Carolina State University and earned a Master of Business Administration Designation from the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flager Business School.
 

Darius Oleksy, Vice President


Demonstrating excellent analytical, problem solving, and communication skills, Darius Oleksy has over nineteen years of experience in providing direction and supervision for the delivery of real estate development projects.

Darius began his career as an Estimator with J.A. Jones Construction Company, and has held progressive roles in construction, design, and development. His current role at SunCap Property Group is Vice President of Development, where he is responsible for managing real estate development projects from initial due diligence through project execution, including acquisition, design, municipal entitlement and pre-construction activities to ensure quality, timely and profitable delivery.

Darius received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and maintains licensure as a professional engineer and a real estate broker.
 

Ben Faist, Development Director, LEED AP


As Development Director of SunCap Property Group, Ben focuses on the successful delivery of distribution center projects for SunCap's primary clients, from due diligence through completed construction. Ben has worked through entitlement, design development, contract negotiation, construction management and project turnover for multiple 100,000 square-foot plus industrial and distribution facilities in different markets across the country.  

Prior to joining SunCap, Ben spent several years working with both a large national developer and general contractor. Over the course of his career, Ben has successfully delivered projects in numerous market segments, including healthcare, retail, commercial office, multifamily, hospitality, education, industrial, and distribution. Ben's extensive range of project experience provides him with a unique perspective to the project delivery process. Ben's skill set enables him to excel in quality control, budget development, cost control and fast-track scheduling.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering and Management from Purdue University and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design of Accreditation from the United States Green Building Council and is pursing an MBA.
 

Kevin Darr, Development Associate


In Kevin's role as development associate at SunCap, his primary responsibility is to perform due diligence and underwrite projects. He also works in a development operations role to entitle projects, securing the necessary approvals and permits.

Previously, Kevin was Development Coordinator at Primax Properties where he played an active role in site selection and management of the due diligence process of projects including: civil, environmental and geotechnical consultants for multiple retail clients. Kevin worked closely with the construction team to ensure schedule and delivery, represent the company in jurisdictional hearings, abstract leases, and manage warranty lease compliance.

Kevin received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is currenlty pursing an MBA.