Who We Are

Branch’s senior management team includes long-time leaders in the planning, development, marketing and management of quality real estate ventures in multiple asset classes. This experienced and capable management team is Branch’s greatest competitive advantage. Each member offers the company expertise in core disciplines such as investment evaluation, legal affairs, market analysis, asset management, operations, construction management, financial engineering and overall project management.

Nicholas B. Telesca

President

Mr. Telesca serves as President of the company and is a member of its Executive Committee. He joined the former Branch and Associates in 1993 and subsequently served as the President of Branch Properties

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Richard H. Lee

Executive Vice President

Mr. Lee serves as Executive Vice President of the company and is a member of its Executive Committee. He joined the former Branch and Associates in 1985 and subsequently served as an Executive Vice President and Director of Branch Properties

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Terry M. Hampel

Executive Vice President

Mr. Hampel serves as Executive Vice President of the company. He joined Branch Properties, LLC in 2002 as its Director of Asset Management.

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Richard H. Ross

Executive Vice President/CFO

Mr. Ross served as Branch’s Chief Financial Officer from April, 1998 through December 2010. Until September, 2015, Mr. Ross served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Trade Street Residential, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRE)

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Gregory J. Hagan

Senior Vice President

Mr. Hagan joined Branch Properties, LLC in 1999 and serves as its Director of Leasing. Prior to Branch, Mr. Hagan was a broker and Controller from 1987 to 1999 for Peachtree Corners Incorporated,

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Jack T. Haylett

Senior Vice President

Mr. Haylett joined Branch Properties, LLC in 2000 and serves as Branch’s Director of Real Estate Development. Previously, he was a Project Manager with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, a top-five domestic construction manager in the United States.

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Jesse Shannon

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Shannon serves as Chief Investment Officer of the company. Prior to joining Branch, Mr. Shannon was Vice President of Retail Investment and Development with Easlan Capital of Atlanta, Inc.

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John P. Rutte, PE

Vice President - Development

Mr. Rutte is a veteran manager of large and complex projects with over 30 years of broad experience in engineering and site development, including civil design, site and building construction, as well as heavy civil project management.

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Beth White

Vice President - Accounting and Reporting

Mrs. White joined Branch Properties, LLC in 2015 and serves as its Vice President - Accounting and Reporting. She began working in real estate shortly after college and has gained expertise in property management operations, development, accounting and finance for commercial and retail properties around the country.

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Brett Horowitz

Asset Manager

Mr. Horowitz serves as an Asset Manager for Branch. Prior to joining Branch in 2014, Mr. Horowitz was a Vice President with Jones Lang LaSalle where he helped direct third party retail development execution and new business.

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Angelia Jolley

Property Manager

Ms. Jolley serves as Property Manager of the company. She joined Branch Properties, LLC in 2002 and oversees tenant relations for all retail assets.

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Ellen Lopez

Property Manager

Mrs. Lopez serves as Property Manager. She joined Branch Properties, LLC in 2014 and oversees the day to day operations of the Florida retail assets.

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Terri Ellen

Property Manager

Ms. Ellen serves as Property Manager and joined Branch Properties LLC in 2014. Ms. Ellen has served as Property Manager for over 20 years.

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Chris Didier

Development Manager

Mr. Didier joined Branch Properties, LLC in 2013 and serves as a Development Manager. Previously, he was a Project Manager for a large domestic General Contractor and Construction Management firm.

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