3715 Northside Parkway NW, Suite 4-600. Atlanta, GA 30327
The Atlanta office of Wood Partners oversees development and construction in Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. The Southeast has enjoyed significant growth over the last several decades. Its pro-business attitude, mild climates, large ports and well-educated workforce have led numerous Fortune 500 companies to call it home or establish major operations here. The largest metropolitan area in the Southeast, Atlanta is consistenly ranked as one of the fastest growing markets and best places to live in the country. This net migration trend is expected to continue for decades to come, favoring the Southeast over other regions for vigorous job growth. Established in 1998, our Atlanta office is the largest within the company and is home to our investor relation, risk management, finance and accounting services.
Bennett Sands is a Development Director for Wood Partners responsible for development and finance for new projects and asset management for existing assets in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. He has developed and financed more than 3,000 multifamily units and 120,000 square feet of commercial space with a total capitalization in excess of $700 million.
Before joining Wood Partners, he spent three years working in Investment Banking for Robinson-Humphrey. At Robinson-Humphrey, he worked on both public and private capital raises in several industry groups including retail, telecom and information technology.
Sands earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. He received an MBA with a Real Estate concentration at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Emily Fagan is the Chief Administrative Officer of Wood Partners. She is responsible for accounting, human resources and technology. For the first 12 years of her tenure with Wood Partners, Emily served as Chief Accounting Officer and was responsible for the company’s accounting and reporting on owned and managed assets.
Prior to joining Wood Partners, Emily was the Development Controller of Novare Group, where she was responsible for the accounting on a high-density mixed-use development portfolio of $1.4 billion across the Southeast. Emily began her career in public accounting, working first in the audit practice at Arthur Andersen and then at KPMG.
When not working Emily can be found running, hiking, and attending sporting events with her husband and two young sons.
Emily is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Georgia and North Carolina and a graduate of Wake Forest University with a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.
Eric Guerrin is a Regional Vice President of Operations for Wood Residential. He joined Wood Partners in 2014 and is responsible for the operational performance of properties in Atlanta and Orlando markets. Eric has 25+ years of experience in the multifamily industry and has spent the last 12+ years in leadership roles with a focus on the Atlanta market.. Eric specializes in new development lease-up communities and is well versed in acquisitions, dispositions, and repositioning assets. He has a knack for recruiting and building top-performing teams that contribute to the success of each asset and ownership entity and he is committed to supporting his teams for future growth.
Prior to joining Wood Residential, Eric held several positions during his 16-year tenure with Gables Residential.
Eric’s other interests include spending time with family and his two dogs, horseback riding, and cruising in the Caribbean.
He attended Farmingdale University, has his CAM certification, and is an active member of the Atlanta Apartment Association.
Jaren Miller is the Vice President of Procurement and Facilities for Wood Residential. She oversees the negotiation and management of preferred vendor and supplier partnerships and leads the Regional Facilities team that develops and reinforces best practices in property maintenance operations.
Jaren joined Wood in 2015 and has held a variety of positions including Property Director, Project Manager, National Procurement Manager and Director of Procurement and Facilities. She has over 15 years of multifamily experience including management of lease-up and stabilized assets, property acquisitions and dispositions, renovation management and supporting transition of assets from construction to operations. Prior to joining Wood, she worked for Gables and RAM Partners.
Jaren earned a B.S. in Communication from Kennesaw State University and holds both a Certified Procurement Professional designation (IIPMR) and the CAM designation (NAA).
Jaren’s personal interests include spending time with her husband and three sons. She also enjoys yoga, running and getaways to Georgia coastal destinations including Saint Simon’s Island
Joe Hardiman is the Chief Technology officer for Wood Partners and Wood Residential. As CTO Joe leads the team that is responsible for all aspects of technology and cybersecurity for the organization, including all property management application and hardware support. Joe started with Wood Partners in 2018 and has lead efforts that have positioned the company as a recognized technology leader in multifamily.
Joe has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry and has been leading technology teams for 26 years across several sectors, including multifamily, student housing, and self-storage. Prior to joining Wood Partners, Joe was the Vice President of Technology for Peak Campus, a leading national fee manager of student housing assets.
Outside of work, Joe enjoys road trips to the beach with his family and is an avid golfer and tennis enthusiast.
Joe graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University.
Joseph Keough is the Chairman & CEO of Wood Partners.
Prior to joining Wood Partners in 2008, Keough acted as the Chief Operating Officer of Fuqua Capital, where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fuqua family’s office operations as well as defining and implementing the firm’s investment strategy across asset classes. He previously served as the Senior Vice President, Development and Investment Strategy, in the office/multifamily division at Cousins Properties, a publicly-traded REIT. Prior to joining Cousins, he was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group.
Keough earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and received his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from Babson College.
Kisha Donahue is the Vice President of Technology for Wood Partners and Wood Residential. She leads a team of application support associates, focused on setting up and managing all property software platforms. She is also responsible for evaluating and implementing new technology solutions for the organization and is co-chair for the company’s Innovation Committee.
Kisha has been in the real estate industry for 25+ years with experience in both technology implementation and education roles. Prior to Wood Residential, she was most recently the Vice President of IT for AMLI Residential.
In her personal time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering for several organizations, and traveling.
Kisha graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of North Carolina Asheville.
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Matt Trammell is the Chief Financial Officer at Wood Partners, responsible for overseeing the project and corporate finance functions as well as the company’s property operations and dispositions. Mr. Trammell joined Wood Partners in 2008 and serves on Wood's Investment Committee and is a member of its Board of Managers. He has been actively involved in the financing of more than 60,000 multifamily units totaling $14 billion in total capitalization during his time with the company.
Prior to joining Wood Partners, Mr. Trammell spent two years as an analyst with Novare Group, a development company focused on high-density mixed-use opportunities around the Southeast.
Timothy E. Bonenberger is the Vice President and Property Controller for Wood Residential. He manages a dynamic accounting team that strives to produce useful and accurate reporting for the diverse owners and investors of both Wood Partners’ owned assets and a growing third-party management portfolio.
Prior to joining Wood Partners, Tim gained 15 years of experience in public accounting working as a lead Senior Audit Assurance Manager at CohnReznick and Aprio, with a primary focus on real estate clients. Tim developed and led engagements across multiple asset types, including multifamily, student and senior living. He has experience with all phases of the asset life cycle and has worked with both for-profit and non-profit owners.
When Tim is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering as the Board Chair of a local nonprofit supporting education initiatives. He also coordinates a road race fundraiser for this organization.
He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a CPA.