ERIC S. ROHM
live.grow.thrive. is the foundation for our residents and our associates at Ginkgo Residential. Offering an exceptional living experience, with a home in which our residents can grow and a lifestyle that inspires them to thrive, is at the core of everything we do. With a variety of communities in urban and suburban neighborhoods across North Carolina and South Carolina, we deliver a strong foundation across the Southeast. Ginkgo is a privately held company that offers a fully integrated real estate operating platform that focuses on providing acquisition, renovation, asset and property management services.
Our core culture is built around doing things right, one step at a time. We’re passionate about creating an exceptional living experience for our residents. We’re authentic in our desire to grow lasting relationships. We thrive by being committed to the success of all our associates through appreciation, education and a teamwork environment. And best of all, we encourage a fun-loving atmosphere in all we do!
Mr. Rohm has been with Ginkgo since its founding in 2010, and is responsible for the overall operations of Ginkgo, with general oversight of the property management, legal, risk management, human resources and systems administration functions. Prior to Ginkgo, Eric was Chief Legal & Administrative Officer of Babcock & Brown Residential from 2007 to 2010, and Vice President and General Counsel of BNP Residential Properties, Inc. from 2002 to 2007. From 1994 through 2002, Eric practiced law in the Real Estate Department of Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina, focusing on all aspects of real estate acquisition/disposition, development and financing, as well as real estate private equity investment transactions. Eric earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University, and a Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University College of Law. Eric is licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Penland School of Craft in Penland, North Carolina.
Mr. Green serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Ginkgo REIT and is also a principal of the advisor to the REIT, Ginkgo Residential (“Advisor”) where he is responsible for all financial aspects of the Advisor and its Affiliates, including debt and equity placements, and has been so since 2012. Prior to joining the Advisor, Bill was employed with Starwood Capital Group (“Starwood”) where he was responsible for the debt investments business of the firm and was responsible for the Starwood Debt Fund II. Before joining Starwood, Mr. Green spent the majority of his career in banking. He worked with Wachovia Bank, N.A. as Global Head of Real Estate Capital Markets, and with the Banc of America Securities where he held various positions, including Managing Director of Real Estate Private Distributions and Managing Director of the Commercial Mortgage Conduit Program. Prior to his banking experience, Mr. Green was involved with real estate development and real estate finance in the greater New York area with both private and public firms, including as the chief operating officer of a New York based, 7,000 apartment unit value add company. Mr. Green earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hobart College. He holds an NASAA Series 65 license. Mr. Green served as a Trustee at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and currently serves on the boards of directors of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., a NYSE-listed REIT, where he is the lead independent director, and of Royal Oak Realty Trust, where he is a nominated director.
Mr. Wilkerson leads all acquisition and investment activities for Ginkgo. His direct experience in the multifamily industry spans more than 23 years. During his tenure at BNP, Scott served in various officer-level positions, including Vice President of Administration and Finance and Vice President for Acquisitions and Development before becoming President in 1994 and a Director in 1997. While at BNP, he had primary responsibility for the acquisition, rehabilitation and repositioning of 36 apartment properties with over 8,000 units. From 1980 to 1986, Scott was with Arthur Andersen LLP, serving as tax manager from 1985 to 1986 and representing real estate investors, developers and management companies. He received a BS degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina. Scott is licensed in North Carolina as a Certified Public Accountant and is also a licensed real estate broker and the Principal Broker for Ginkgo. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Multi Housing Council and the Board of Directors of the National Apartment Association, for which he serves as a Regional Vice President. He is a member of the National Apartment Association Budget and Finance Committee and formerly chaired the group’s Membership Equity Task Force. He is also a past President of both the Apartment Association of North Carolina, of which he is still a Board member, and the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association.
Mr. Foley, a 29-year multifamily sector veteran, is responsible for the construction, maintenance and project management department at Ginkgo. He controls all aspects of training, coordinating, standardization, quality control and preventative maintenance. He also ensures a consistent quality of services across all properties owned or managed by Ginkgo. Phillip prepares the construction and design work specifications and oversees the coordination of renovation projects for Ginkgo. Phillip holds the national designation of Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (“CAM-T”) and is a certified instructor for the Charlotte Apartment Association, where he teaches CAM-T and Certified Apartment Manager courses. Phillip was awarded the National Apartment Association’s prestigious Paragon Award for Maintenance Supervisor of the Year in 2002.
As the Director of Property Management, Mrs. Nasife has responsibility for the management and operation of Ginkgo Residential’s multi-family portfolio. She directly oversees the support services for the property management division including operations, marketing, and asset management. Josie rejoined Ginkgo Residential in October 2015 after working with Fairfield Residential as a Regional Manager for three years. Prior to Fairfield, she worked in several capacities within Ginkgo Residential (and its predecessors) for over 11 years. Josie holds various designations within the National Apartment Association including NALP, CAM, and CAPS. She is a member of the Institute Real Estate Management and a current CPM candidate.
Mrs. Higbee joined Ginkgo Residential in 2012 as Controller, responsible for all accounting functions and financial reporting. She also serves as Treasurer and Assistant Secretary for Ginkgo REIT Inc. She has over 10 years experience with financial business planning, budgeting, preparation and analyzing forecasts, monthly profit and loss, and cash flow statements. Prior to her time at Ginkgo, Jenny was with Grant Thornton LLP, serving as an audit senior in the real estate and construction group, and Lend Lease serving as their Finance Manager over management reporting. Jenny holds a Masters in Science of Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, both from Appalachian State University. She is licensed in North Carolina as a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Nareit.
Mr. Lacalamito is the of Human Resources and Training for Ginkgo Residential. Since starting with Ginkgo Residential in February 2007, he has been a valuable contributor for Human Resources in various functional levels. Currently, Rich oversees the day-to-day HR needs for all of Ginkgo’s properties. He partners with management to provide daily resolution for various operational and HR issues. He provides advice and counsel to leadership and is an employee advocate ensuring consistent and fair practices to all employees. He also provides support and guidance for company-wide Talent Acquisition and Retention, Training, Salary Management, Benefits Management, Workers’ Compensation, Payroll and Leave Management. Rich is also responsible for promoting Best Practices through his strategic efforts updating company policies and procedures. Rich graduated from Wingate University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He is also certified as a Human Resources Professional (PHR).
Mr. Solie joined Ginkgo Residential, LLC in 2019 as Director of Investor Relations. Prior to joining Ginkgo, Sam was an Executive Vice President and COO for a large group of businesses in Wells Fargo’s Wholesale Bank that included Real Estate Capital Markets, Asset Backed Finance, Equipment Finance, Capital Finance, and Corporate Trust. Prior of joining Wells Fargo, he was a Director at Tannery Brook Partners and was the Chief Operating Officer for Wachovia Bank’s Commercial Real Estate division. Sam’s work history also includes Lehman Brothers, Royal Bank of Canada, and CapitalThinking. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He serves on the Board of Directors for McCracken Financial Solutions, and is a former Board Member of Wachovia Holdings International (Wachovia Bank Ireland), and Wachovia Finance Ireland, Ltd.