Our Team – backup

Neil T. Brown

Executive Profile

Neil headshotIn his current role as Chief Executive Officer of ArchCo Residential, Neil Brown is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. Through a partnership with former Archstone collegues, they have purchased land for the development of two apartment properties in California, one of which is under construction. Together, these two projects total 954 units and represent a total investment well in excess of $200 million.

From October 2010 until February 2013, when Archstone was acquired by Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities, Neil Brown served as Archstone’s Chief Development Officer overseeing all of Archstone’s development activities nationwide. Mr. Brown joined a predecessor of Archstone (Security Capital Atlantic) in January 1996 and during his 17 year tenure with Archstone, the company completed the development of $4.5 billion of apartments, representing more than 38,000 apartments. At the time of Archstone’s acquisition, under Mr. Brown’s leadership, the company had grown its development pipeline to more than $5 billion. At Archstone, Mr. Brown served on the company’s Executive Committee and on its Investment Committee.

Mr. Brown has 35 years of business experience and has been developing apartment communities for 30 years.

Before joining Archstone, Mr. Brown opened the first JPI office outside of Texas, in Boca Raton, Florida and served as its Regional Vice President and Regional Partner with responsibility for all of JPI’s development activity in Florida. Prior to JPI, Mr. Brown was a partner with Trammell Crow Residential in south Florida.

He served four years as an officer in the Corps of Engineers of the United States Army, attaining the rank of Captain before leaving the Army to attend Harvard Business School.

Mr. Brown earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He also earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering with High Honor from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Mr. Brown is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a member of the Multifamily Council (Blue) of ULI, a member of the Multifamily Leadership Board of the National Association of Home Builders, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Multi-Housing Council. He has been an invited speaker at numerous multifamily industry events.

Dorrie Green

Executive Profile


As Chief Financial Officer of ArchCo Residential, Dorrie Green is responsible for the oversight of the finance, accounting and administrative functions for both corporate and project entities. Mr. Green has 35 years of business experience, primarily in real estate and the multifamily industry, and has served as CFO for both public and private companies.

From 1994 until 2015, Mr. Green worked for Merry Land & Investment Company and its successors. Merry Land was a publicly held company that owned 35,000 apartments and operated from Washington, DC to South Florida and Texas. Mr. Green was responsible for equity and debt offerings, SEC and financial reporting, corporate budgeting, as well as other corporate finance, tax and administrative functions. In 1999, Merry Land was acquired by Equity Residential, and at that time, Mr. Green was serving as the company’s Vice President and CFO.

Simultaneous with the purchase of Merry Land by Equity Residential, a new public company, Merry Land Properties, Inc., was created. Merry Land Properties owned, managed and developed apartments in the Southeast. Mr. Green served as the company’s CFO, with oversight of the finance, accounting and administrative functions until 2003 when it was acquired by Cornerstone Realty Income Trust. Following the purchase by Cornerstone, and continuing today, Mr. Green and two former executive officers of Merry Land formed a private real estate company, Merry Land Properties, LLC, which invests primarily in land in Georgia and South Carolina.

Before joining Merry Land, Mr. Green was a partner and CFO with Trammell Crow Residential in North Florida.

Mr. Green began his career in public accounting with Grant Thornton in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Mr. Green earned his Masters of Accounting in Tax and Bachelors of Business Administration degrees from the University of Georgia.



Chris A. Hughes

Sr. Vice President/Construction Partner

Executive Profile


Chris Hughes has more than 30 years of experience in the multifamily industry and oversees all of ArchCo Residential’s construction projects. Additionally, he provides construction administration and owner’s representation for two multifamily developments in Southern California comprising 954 luxury apartments at a total investment value that exceeds $275 million. Mr. Hughes also provides construction and development related services to an equity investment partner for projects in Georgia and Texas.

From September 2000 until February 2013, when Archstone was acquired by Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities, Mr. Hughes served as Archstone’s Senior Vice President of Construction for the East Region, overseeing design and construction for all development and redevelopment of multi-family projects in the eastern half of the United States. During his 13 year tenure with Archstone, Mr. Hughes completed the construction of 21 projects comprising 6,301 luxury apartments at a total investment value exceeding $700 million. At the time of Archstone’s acquisition, Mr. Hughes’ pipeline included 27 projects, totaling 8,331 units with a total investment value of $2.4 billion. Product type included wood frame garden and mid-density, mid-density concrete, and concrete high-rise.

Before joining Archstone, Mr. Hughes spent 13 years at Summit Properties, where he began as a Development Manager and concluded his career with the company as Regional Vice President of Construction. In this role, he was responsible for all phases of development and construction of luxury apartment projects in Florida and Georgia for Summit Apartment Builders, the in-house construction company which Mr. Hughes was instrumental in creating. While at Summit, Mr. Hughes successfully developed 14 projects comprising more than 3,400 units in Southeast and Central Florida and Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Hughes began his career in development and construction in 1983 as a superintendent for Metro Development, a southeastern builder/developer of luxury apartments.   

Mr. Hughes earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Building Science from Auburn University.



Jason J. Jacobson

Executive Profile


As the Mid-Atlantic Regional Partner for ArchCo Residential, Jason Jacobson is responsible for identifying and executing development opportunities in a geographic area ranging from New Jersey through the Carolinas, with additional responsibility for managing ArchCo’s involvement in a project in Jacksonville, Florida. In this role, Mr. Jacobson’s activities include site identification and acquisition; entitlements; design, construction and budget oversight; and building delivery/start-up operations.

From April 2008 until February 2013, when Archstone was acquired by Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities, Mr. Jacobson served as Archstone’s Senior Vice President for Mixed Use Development (East Region) with primary responsibility for overseeing Archstone’s involvement in CityCenterDC, at 1.5M square feet and $1B in total development cost, one of the largest urban mixed-use projects developed in the U.S. in recent years. In March of 2013, he joined the Washington, DC office of Hines to oversee completion of the apartment component of that development. 

Mr. Jacobson previously worked for Charles E. Smith Residential/Archstone from 1998 through 2002 where he managed multifamily development activities in the Washington, DC region, including the development of more than 1,400 high rise and garden-style multifamily units and the renovation and repositioning of two other apartment communities. From 2002 through 2007, Mr. Jacobson worked for Bush Construction Corporation where he had primary responsibility for three high-rise condominium projects and one Low Income Tax Credit rental project totaling 650 units while assisting in the development of an additional 500 condominium units.

Before joining Charles E. Smith in 1998, Mr. Jacobson spent ten years with Osprey Property Group developing industrial parks and Low Income Housing Tax Credit apartment communities. He also previously worked for Oxford Development Corporation and as a public sector land use and environmental planner.

Mr. Jacobson has 35 years of public and private sector experience including 30 years in the real estate development business which has included the development of all forms of multifamily product including concrete and wood frame, luxury and income-restricted, rental and condominium products.

Mr. Jacobson received a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mr. Jacobson has 35 years of public and private sector experience  including 30 years in the real estate development business which has included  the  development of all forms of multifamily product including concrete and wood frame, luxury and income-restricted, rental and condominium products.



Mark T. Denyer

Executive Profile

Mr. Denyer has more than 35 years of business experience and more than 30 years in the real estate development business. As regional partner with ArchCo Residential, he is responsible for multifamily development in designated areas of the U.S., with a particular emphasis in the southwest.

Mr. Denyer is the founder and managing partner of Realty Capital Partners, LLC, of Oklahoma. Formed in 1995, RCP has been actively engaged in the acquisition, development, syndication and management of residential and commercial real estate. Mr. Denyer sold his apartment division in 2009 and continues to be active in the management of family commercial real estate holdings and investments.

Prior to RCP, Mr. Denyer was Chief Operating Officer of Brock Consulting Group in Austin, Texas where he was responsible for all facets of the acquisition and development business. He was responsible for the acquisition of RTC assets and the roll out of the company’s multi-family development business in San Antonio, Texas.

Prior to BCG, Mr. Denyer was a partner at Dallas based Pacific Realty Corporation and Guaranty Services Corporation where he was responsible for the development of over 2,000 apartments in multiple cities and over 600,000 square feet of commercial office space.

Mr. Denyer began his career in banking after graduate school. He received his initial credit training in lending at Bank of America. Later, he was recruited to work for Bank of Montreal and specialized in asset based lending to oil companies and real estate developers. Denyer received his MBA in 1980 and his Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) in 1978 both from Southern Methodist University.

Mr. Denyer has been involved in numerous civic and philanthropic activities. He served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations, including as a hospital foundation trustee, Boy Scouts of America and Christian para youth organizations. He has been married to his wife, Kerry, since 1988 and has 4 adult children.



Michael DiBlasi

Executive Profile


As Vice President of ArchCo Residential, Michael DiBlasi is responsible for all financial analysis within the company, including underwriting all new development projects and acquisitions. In addition, Mr. DiBlasi is responsible for the preparation of all investment packages, and assists in site identification and acquisition, entitlement, design, budget oversight, and start-up operations of new development projects.

Mr. DiBlasi joined Archstone in 2000, and served exclusively as financial analyst for the Development Group during his tenure there. In his most recent role as Vice President of Financial Analysis, he oversaw the internal investment request process for Archstone’s $5.7 billion, 16,000+ unit national development pipeline. He also served as the primary liaison with numerous corporate groups, and was responsible for all financial reporting from the National Development Group to Archstone’s corporate office.

Prior to his time at Archstone, Mr. DiBlasi was the head of Market Research for JPI’s Atlanta Regional office where he directed the market research activities for both new developments and acquisitions in various southeastern markets. Mr. DiBlasi also worked for Dale Henson Associates, a local real estate advisory firm, which provided analytical services to owners, developers, investors, and lenders of multifamily properties.

Mr. DiBlasi received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.



Anne V. Stanford

Executive Profile


As the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, Anne Stanford is responsible for supporting the CEO and providing all administrative functions for the company. Ms. Stanford’s numerous roles include accounts receivable and payable, coordinating meetings for the regional partners, assisting in market research, updating competitive rent information and troubleshooting various issues for the team. In addition, she reports to the CFO on daily financial matters.

Ms. Stanford joined Archstone in 2002, where she served as the Executive Assistant for the Chief Development Officer during her entire tenure. The CDO’s team consisted of 82 individuals with 11 direct reports throughout the country. In addition to her administrative duties for the Chief Development Officer, she worked with each region to hire their administrative assistants and was instrumental in developing standardized nation-wide development administrative processes. Ms. Stanford also served as the office manager for the Atlanta Regional office which included the development, construction and operations teams.

Prior to relocating to Atlanta, Ms. Stanford worked as the Executive Assistant for the five-member Executive Committee at software company, WRQ, Inc. In addition to providing administrative support for this team, she lead the Charitable Giving Committee whose responsibility was to evaluate non-profit requests for contributions and determine which charities would receive monetary awards.

Ms. Stanford began her career in Washington, DC as an event manager, where she developed the skills to execute successful corporate trade shows and conferences.

Ms. Stanford earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Washington and studied at The Sorbonne in Paris, France.