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Senior Management Team

Ronald C. Ripley

As President of Ripley Heatwole Company, Inc., Ron Ripley is responsible for the day to day operations of the company with specific emphasis on growth and direction, quality control of new and existing communities, and tenant / customer satisfaction. He is also a Principal in RH Builders, Inc., a multifamily construction company; Virginia Financial Advisors, Inc., a commercial mortgage finance company; and TELCOM Systems, L.L.C., a telecommunication company. Ron entered the business in 1969 and he has been involved in numerous complex commercial real estate transactions and has been exposure to all segments of the real estate and development business from affordable family and senior housing to mixed-use luxury apartments.

Ron is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science from the Darden College of Education. He also holds a professional appraisal degree of Senior Real Property Appraiser (SRPA) from the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers.

He was appointed to the ODU Board of Visitors in 2012, and served as University Rector from 2014 – 2016. He previously served on the ODU Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Ron is a current member of the Towne Bank Chesapeake Advisory Board of Directors, the Sandler Center Performing Arts Foundation Board of Directors, the Access College Foundation Board of Directors, the Virginia Beach Planning Commission, and the Virginia Beach Workforce Housing Board. He is a member of the Central Business District Association (CDBA) of Virginia Beach where he serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, and is a Past President of the organization.

Ron is a former member of the Virginia Beach Wetlands Board, Virginia Beach Vision, the Towne Bank Financial Services Real Estate Board of Directors, and the Virginia Association of Realtors Political Action Committee and Legislative Committee. Former state appointments include the Virginia Condominium Advisory Board, and the Virginia State Open Space Advisory Board. He has also been active in the leadership of the Hampton Roads Realtors Association, serving as President in 1979 and again in 1996. In 2007 he received the Hampton Roads Realtors Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

F. Andrew Heatwole
Senior Vice-President/Principal

F. Andrew Heatwole has over 31 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate property. He has been involved in transactions for over 7,000 residential units. He is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Virginia. Currently he serves as a gubernatorial appointed member of the Virginia Housing Commission. He has served as a director of the Tidewater Association of Realtors (Virginia Beach) and the Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR). He has also served as a director of the Commercial Multiple Listing Service of Hampton Roads. His service for VAR has included the chairmanship of the Public Policy Advocacy Group, Virginia Real Estate Board Liaison Committee and Realtors Political Action Committee.

Additionally, he has served or is currently serving as a member of the Commission on Growth and Economic Development (Revitalization/Brownfields), a workgroup of the Virginia Housing Commission addressing "Eminent Domain Powers of Local Redevelopment and Housing Authorities," the Habitat Management Advisory Committee to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Chamber of Commerce Task Force on the Environment and Growth, Timeshare Advisory Committee to the Virginia Real Estate Board, and a citizen member of the General Assembly Joint Subcommittee studying transfer of development rights and other land use issues.

Among Andy's primary areas of expertise are project feasibility, financing and land acquisitions. This includes comprehensive environmental, municipal and political considerations. He has offered testimony on public policy, land use practices, and environmental matters before several committees of the Virginia General Assembly, the President's Commission on Domestic Policy, Congress, and various federal and state agencies.

F. Scott Ripley
Senior Vice President / Partner

Ripley Heatwole's Development and Construction Division (RH Builders) is responsible for providing construction management services as the acting General Contractor on all of our properties we build. Scott Ripley has lead this division since 1982. He is currently President of RH Builders as well as a principal in Ripley Heatwole Inc. Scott graduated from Old Dominion University with a BS in 1974. He went on to the Medical College of Virginia and graduated as a pharmacist in 1978. After working for five years as a pharmacist at DePaul Hospital, Scott came back to his roots and joined the family business in 1983. Scott is a skilled administrator and leader with many years of construction management experience on site and administratively including the construction of over 5,000 units throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Scott works closely with the locality as well as Architects and Engineers to ensure a “buildable”, functional and smart design as well as a quality finished product for each of our properties. Repeatedly, Scott's leadership and hands-on approach have proven to be the key factor for bringing projects to their completion while solving complex problems during the process of construction.

He is supported by Certified Construction Projects Manager, Assistant Project Manager/Estimator, Construction Accountant, Administrative Construction Assistant as well as several on Site Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents and laborers. In addition to his construction responsibilities, he also works extensively with the Property Management arm of Ripley Heatwole Inc. concerning the asset management of our existing communities.

Key Personnel

Nancy Morin
Vice-President Controller

For over 25 years, Nancy has worked with the Ripley Heatwole Company specializing in accounting for tax credit and conventional multi-family properties. As Controller, she understands the complex aspects of the many entities involved in real estate development.

Nancy is responsible for coordination, preparation, and financial analysis of operating budgets for Ripley Heatwole Company, Virginia Financial Advisors, RH Builders, and the many entities set up for the development of each property. As a Vice President of Ripley Heatwole, Nancy advises the Principles, offering suggestions for improving operations through profit / cost improvements. She manages employee benefit programs, company insurance policies, and the administrative staff. Nancy specializes in accounting for Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), and has expertise in Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) reporting, Rent Roll software, Timberline accounting software, financial planning, and all aspects of accounting.

Daniel B. Heatwole
Vice-President of Development

Daniel Heatwole is the Vice President of Development at Ripley Heatwole Company, Inc., where he is responsible for overseeing the Acquisitions and Development Department.

Daniel's responsibilities include purchase contracts, negotiations, project design review, project feasibility, financial analysis, due diligence matters, zoning approvals, permits, and ongoing project coordination. Daniel is well versed in Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) applications and syndication; Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) loan placement; and municipal policy considerations and design.

Daniel is an active member of the community and is involved in many organizations including the Urban Land Institute Hampton Roads Young Leaders Group, Hampton Roads Public Transportation Alliance, Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate, and the Hampton Roads Realtors Association. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Beach Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. He is also a founding member of the Bank @Lantec Community Advisory Board. Additionally, Daniel is a member of the Central Business District Association (CDBA) of Virginia Beach where he serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Daniel is an original member of the CBDX, the young professional's branch of the CBDA, where he serves on the Board of Directors and is a Past-President (2011 – 2012) of the organization.

Daniel graduated from Virginia Tech in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management; and a Minor in Business. Daniel also holds a Virginia Real Estate Salesperson License.

"At Ripley Heatwole Company, we are ascending to greatness!" - Dan Heatwole

Doug Ripley
Chief Information Officer (CIO) of TELCOM Systems

Doug Ripley is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of TELCOM Systems, where he is responsible for overseeing personnel, systems and vendors associated with the Company's billing and subscriber management for most of the 9,000 multiple dwelling units (MDU) it services as well as its property owners/managers which includes RHC. Additionally, Doug assists with decisions as part of RHC's Executive Team.

Doug's responsibilities as CIO include building and managing the portfolio's rate cards on TELCOM's primary billing and subscriber management system for internet, telephone and DISH Network, coordinating and executing the Company's billing cycle via electronic and print, taking various steps along the way to ensure the information stored is secure, accurate and cost-effective, communicating any changes or modifications of TELCOM's systems to its Customer Service staff, creating and updating informative materials that are distributed both internally and externally, creating and maintaining tasks designed to limit delinquency among its active and inactive subscribers, and many other tasks.

Doug has served in his current role with TELCOM since 2014. Prior to that, Doug joined TELCOM in 2011 and aided in the Company's transition into a DISH Network Private Cable Operator as well as an internet and telephony service provider for MDU. Prior to joining TELCOM, Doug was the first Assistant Manager at Wesleyan Place, a 91-unit independent living community developed and managed by RHC for low-income seniors aged 55 and up, from its opening in 2008 until the end of 2010. Doug transitioned to Wesleyan Place after serving as a leasing consultant at the original phase of Avondale at Kempsville, a 190-unit “Big House” multifamily development also developed and managed by RHC, starting in 2007.

Outside of his roles with RHC and TELCOM, Doug is an avid sports fan and plays an active role in the sports community at-large. A Virginia Beach native, Doug works independently as a play-by-play broadcaster, sideline reporter, studio host and public address announcer for Old Dominion University Athletics and ODU Sports Properties. Additionally, he has called over 25 NCAA Championships that have been hosted by Salem, Virginia, and has announced the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestling Championship since 2010. He's appeared on the microphone at a variety of other major sporting events including, but not limited to, the Army Ten-Miler, Baltimore Ten-Miler, Annapolis Ten-Miler, Ukrop's 10K, Richmond Marathon and Virginia Duals, and the Virginia and Maryland Triathlon Series. During the fall, Doug is the public address announcer for Frank W. Cox High School varsity football. He has previously served in similar announcing capacities at Virginia Tech, Virginia Wesleyan College, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, Virginia High School League, Virginia Beach Mariners and Virginia Beach Piranhas, in addition to various other sports at Cox HS.

Jim C. Smith
Vice President of Construction (RH Builders)

Jim has worked with RH Builders/Ripley Heatwole Inc. for over 11 years. As Vice President of Construction, Jim is responsible for representing the firm with clients and consultants on virtually any range of subjects related to Construction Management and Project Development. Jim is responsible for day to day management of all ongoing construction projects whether new construction or renovations to existing properties as well as the supervision, assignation of job tasks and management of other construction personnel. Supervising all on-site personnel at properties assigned and personnel assigned on special projects as well as estimating, project scheduling, contract negotiation and scope delineation are some of Jim's other responsibilities. He works closely with other RHC departments within the company, including property management, accounting, data processing and Development.

Additionally, Jim maintains relationships with clients (e.g., owner, syndicator, general partners, Architects/Engineers, Municipalities) as appropriate, with the community and the profession and maintains relationships with suppliers, vendors, Subcontractors and professionals servicing the company or properties.

Jim has a 10 year track record of successful projects on his resume including Avondale Apartments, Wesleyan Place Senior Apartments, Cromwell Apartments Rehabilitation, Westwinds Apartments Rehabilitation and a joint venture with the City of Virginia Beach for the construction of Constitution Drive Extended, for which Ripley Heatwole received an award from Virginia Beach City Council.

Jim received his Certified Construction Manager certification in 2009 from ODU and his PMP (Project Management Professional) designation (a worldwide credential from The Project Management Institute) in 2011.

Matt Ripley
Director of Sales (TELCOM Systems)

Matt Ripley is the Director of Sales for TELCOM Systems where he is responsible for the acquisition of new business, working with property owners and property managers to ensure the existing business runs properly, and helping to oversee the day to day operations in the office of TELCOM. Matt also has a role in assisting with the operations of the property management and development companies for Ripley Heatwole Company.

Matt is actively involved in the community and several volunteer organizations. He is an original member of the CBDX, the young professional's branch of the Central Business District Association (CBDA) of Virginia Beach. Matt also serves as the current President of the Norfolk Crime Line.

Matt graduated from George Mason University in 2002 and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

Vivian Bryant
Vice President of Property Management (Ripley Heatwole Company)

Vivian Bryant is responsible for the overall property management for Ripley Heatwole Company (RHC), and has over 20 years experience in the multifamily industry. She has successfully been involved in the planning, construction, rehabilitation, lease-up, and stabilized operations of properties within the RHC portfolio.

Vivian has been managing both Conventional and Tax Credit properties for RHC for over 15 years. She is knowledgeable of the VHDA reporting procedures and compliance requirements, including the WTCMS program. Vivian is skilled in Onesite and is actively involved in property supervision, weekly and monthly reporting, and the development of the properties' operating budgets. In addition, Vivian is experienced in the VRLTA and Fair Housing guidelines, and attends annual training for multifamily laws and requirements.

As a the Vice President of Property Management, Vivian works closely with the Regional Property Managers and the Facilities Managers to ensure properties are operating efficiently. Additionally, she is responsible for the start-up of new properties including marketing strategies, hiring of new employees, and internal operations. In an effort to continually improve the profitability of the properties, Vivian is instrumental to the development and implementation of programs and guidelines designed to increase revenue and decrease expenses.


Robert F. Ripley

In May of 1946, Robert F. Ripley opened his own business in the name of Robert F. Ripley, Realtor. Today, that company has evolved into Ripley Heatwole Company, Inc., with affiliates that include a Class-A General Contractor, Mortgage Banking Services, Property Management Services, and Telecommunications Company.

Bob attended Norfolk Business College, the University of Richmond, and the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary (now Old Dominion University) where he majored in Business Administration. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 - 1945. During his time in the Navy, Bob was awarded the Bronze Star for leading a party that saved an abandoned ship. He also received the Philippine Island Campaign Ribbon, the Pacific Theater Ribbon, the Atlantic Theater Ribbon, and the World War II Victory Ribbon.

While rising to prominence as a realtor and developer in Hampton Roads, Bob contributed equally to the civic well-being of not only the region, but the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. He served as Chairman of the Chesapeake Rotary Club Paint Your Heart Out Project, in which hundreds of volunteers spread out across the region repairing and painting homes for senior citizens who could not otherwise afford to pay for the work. He received the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce - Chesapeake Division Commendation Award in recognition of his role as catalyst for the project.

Additionally, Bob served on numerous boards and commissions including; the Norfolk City Council, as Commissioner of the Hampton Roads Sanitation District Commission, the United Communities Fund Board of Directors, Chairman of the Mayor's Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Planning in the City of Norfolk, the Norfolk Board of Realtors Civic Affairs Committee, and the Governor's Advisory Council on Alcoholism for the State of Virginia.

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