Vice President of Developmenttg@stratfordcapitalgroup.com
Thomas A. Gibson currently serves as Vice President of Development for Stratford Capital Group in Washington, D.C.
With extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, Mr. Gibson is a leader in affordable housing advocacy, urban innovation, and veteran issues. His career in real estate development has involved complex multifamily developments including mixed-income, mixed-use, and market-rate properties. Through public-private partnerships, Mr. Gibson has developed a background that spans a broad set of experience including complex financing structures, transit-oriented development, the adaptive reuse of historic and vacant structures, and the use of green building strategies. As an Advisory Board Member to Empower Equity, a leader in the energy efficiency startup arena, he is helping to drive innovation in this industry. As a former artillery officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Gibson has served in various leadership capacities both at home and abroad.
Mr. Gibson has been appointed by the Governor of Virginia, Arlington County Board, and City Council of Alexandria to various boards and commissions serving Northern Virginia and the Commonwealth. Currently, Mr. Gibson serves on the boards of the Virginia Housing Development Authority, Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission, Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization, New Hope Housing, and the Military Advisory Board for the United Soldiers and Sailors of America. An avid participant in the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Urban Land Institute, Mr. Gibson has served on several youth leadership committees and the Regionalism Initiative Council.
Mr. Gibson has completed studies at Oxford University and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in real estate finance from Georgetown University, and is an Executive MBA candidate at Cornell University. He holds professional certifications from both the U.S. Green Building Council and the Project Management Institute.
Stephanie Marcus has 15 years of experience in the multi-family industry and is responsible for the acquisition and development of affordable housing investments for SCG Development. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Marcus worked for various multi-family and single-family home developers and oversaw the acquisition, entitlement, development and construction of over 2,000 residential units valued at over $300 million in the Mid-Atlantic region. Ms. Marcus received a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Public Policy Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Executive Vice-President/Principal | Director of Acquisitionskfw@stratfordcapitalgroup.com
A founding member and owner of Stratford Capital, Mr. Wolff is Stratford Capital’s Director of Acquisitions and is primarily responsible for managing and overseeing Stratford Capital Group’s effort to acquire affordable apartment properties that benefit from various federal and state tax credits. Day-to-day activities also include project risk management, business development, asset management and general marketing. Other responsibilities include working in tandem with the investor marketing group to facilitate the review, approval and investment by institutions in Stratford Capital’s proprietary and multi-investor funds. Prior to forming Stratford Capital, he was a senior member of the Franklin Capital Group, where he was primarily involved in real estate investment acquisitions and analysis. Prior to joining Franklin Capital Group, he was employed by BankBoston, N.A. as well as Berkshire Mortgage Finance. Mr. Wolff received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and holds an MBA from Boston University.
President – Principalspw@scgdevelopment.com
A founding member and owner of Stratford Capital Group, Mr. Wilson is primarily involved with the management and oversight of Stratford Capital’s property development activities. Prior to forming Stratford Capital, he was a senior member with the Franklin Capital Group where he was primarily responsible for the supervision of development projects. He has a broad development experience managing numerous types of projects that include new construction, moderate and substantial rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of historic structures. Prior to joining Franklin Capital Group in 1997, he served as president of Dulles Real Estate Corporation, a private Washington, D.C. area firm that specialized in commercial real estate and provided general advisory services to its clients, including project feasibility analysis, financing, budgetary review, marketing, development management and leasing and sales. He is an appointed Board Member of the Loudoun County Housing Advisory Board. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and holds an MBA from The George Washington University.
Assistant Vice Presidentrmb@scgdevelopment.com
Mr. Barnard is primarily responsible for assisting in the analysis and underwriting of affordable housing developments. Prior to joining Stratford he worked for a Northern Virginia based real estate appraisal company. Before that, Mr. Barnard interned with Vornado Realty Trust in their Acquisitions department. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Political Science from the University of Rochester and a Master’s degree in Real Estate from Georgetown University.
Mr. Bracco is primarily responsible for the acquisition and development of affordable housing. He has over 10 years of experience in the real estate development industry. Prior to joining Stratford, Mr. Bracco worked for AHC Inc., leading non-profit developer of affordable housing, where he managed the development activities for a substantial portfolio of real estate assets. Prior to joining AHC Inc., he was a Development Director at Miller & Smith, a boutique real estate development firm, where he assisted in the development of a 5 million square foot mixed-use town center project. He holds a BS in Finance from George Mason University and an MS in Real Estate Development and Finance from the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. McDonald joined Stratford Capital Group in 2010 and serves as a Vice President overseeing the development process from site selection to stabilized operations. He has over 15 years of experience working in the affordable housing business in the areas of syndication, acquisition, consulting, and property development. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, he served as Vice President at Focustar Capital, a boutique capital market firm responsible for originating and placing debt and equity on multiple real estate and energy market product types. Prior to joining Focustar Capital, he was a Senior Analyst at Carpenter & Company, Inc, assisting development and acquisitions activities. Prior to Carpenter & Co., he was employed at the Reznick Group as a senior analyst where he assisted in structuring historic, new market, and low income housing tax credit transactions. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Boston College.
A founding member and owner of Stratford Capital, Mr. Nelson’s primary responsibilities include strategic planning, business development and supervision of marketing activities. Prior to forming Stratford Capital, from 1995 to 2006, he was Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Capital Group, a real estate investment company specializing in the financing and development of apartment communities nationwide. During his tenure, Franklin Capital Group placed more than $350 million in equity capital in over 115 residential rental properties consisting of more than 13,500 apartment units. From 1987 to 1994, he was Executive Vice President of Sumner Development Company, a real estate company, and president of an affiliated entity, Mount Vernon Financial Corporation, where he arranged debt and equity financing and participated in project acquisition and development. From 1975 to 1987, he was Managing Director of First Winthrop Corporation and subsequently Chief Executive Officer of Winthrop Financial Associates, both Boston, Massachusetts based real estate companies. As one of the founders of Winthrop, he was responsible for the acquisition and syndication to private investors of over $5.5 billion dollars of property, including over 40,000 rental apartment units. From 1967 to 1969, he served as an officer in the United States Navy. He is a graduate of Yale University and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Milton is a member of the asset management department. He has over 14 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford, he was an asset manager at Freddie Mac, where he was responsible for overseeing a portfolio of multifamily loans in excess of $11 billion. Prior to Freddie Mac, he was an associate at Franklin Capital Group, where he was responsible for the analysis of affordable housing investments. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University, a Master’s degree in Philosophy from Temple University and an MBA from American University.
Mr. Duguay is primarily responsible for the acquisition and development of affordable housing investments. He has over 6 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford, he worked for a Massachusetts-based real estate brokerage firm where he was involved with the analysis and brokerage of commercial and residential real estate. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from Bentley University.
President/Principal | Chief Operating Officerbdm@stratfordcapitalgroup.com
A founding member and owner of Stratford Capital, Mr. Mottola is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company and his primary responsibilities include strategic planning, business development and the supervision and coordination of Stratford Capital’s various business units. Prior to forming Stratford Capital and since 1996, he was the senior member of the real estate investment acquisitions staff for the Franklin Capital Group where he was primarily involved with its real estate investment and acquisition activities. During that time, he was involved in the acquisition of over 9,000 apartment units with a development value in excess of $600 million. He also oversaw most investment analysis, real estate underwriting and other transactional activities. Prior to joining Franklin Capital Group, Mr. Mottola spent six years with Copley Real Estate Advisors, a Boston, Massachusetts based institutional real estate investment advisory firm where he was responsible for the asset management of over 4,000 multi-family apartment units. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Michael’s College.
Ms. Severt is responsible for the accounting, finance, information technology and marketing for the Company. Gail works closely with the team to develop efficient business process, ensuring proper controls are in place to minimize risk to the company.
She has over 22 years of accounting and information infrastructure experience. Prior to joining SCG Development, she was a Manager, Business Process Outsourcing at McGladrey, LLP, where she was responsible for accounting, system implementation, and management consulting for a variety of small to mid-size businesses. Her real estate experience extends from the 8 years working as a partnership controller for the Equity Group Investment Limited Partnership Syndication portfolio. She was involved with the initial public offerings of Equity Lifestyle Properties (fka Manufactured Home Communities, Inc. (“MHC”)) and Equity Residential Properties, and subsequently served as Corporate Controller for MHC. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from St. Joseph’s College and her CPA designation in Indiana and Illinois.