Who We Are

Who We Are

 

Featherstone Partners is a real estate investment and operating firm comprised of a diverse team of skilled professionals with extensive experience in acquisitions, capital markets, asset management, marketing and construction management.  Our primary focus is on multifamily assets in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S.

Our History

Chuck Patty joins newly formed Harbor Group as partner

  • 1993

Harbor Group International reaches $2.5B in AUM

  • 2004

Fortress Capital Investors (“FortCap”) founded by Chuck Patty

  • 2004

FortCap Investors reaches $800M in total acquisitions

  • 2016

Chuck Patty exits remaining FortCap positions in sale to junior leadership

  • 2017

Featherstone Partners founded by Chuck Patty

  • March 2020

First acquisition – Lasalle Gardens, Hampton, VA

  • July 2020

Featherstone acquires 3-property portfolio in Greensboro, NC

  • November 2020

Featherstone acquires Meriwether Place in Durham, NC

  • July 2021

Featherstone acquires Cottage Grove in Newport News, VA

  • January 2022

Featherstone acquires Park at Aventino in Greensboro, NC

  • May 2022

Lasalle Gardens disposition

  • September 2022

Featherstone acquires Royal Pointe in Virginia Beach, VA

  • November 2022

Our Team

Charles R. "Chuck" Patty, Jr.

Founder & CEO

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Charles R. "Chuck" Patty, Jr.​

 

Chuck is the founder and CEO of Featherstone Partners (”FP”). FP is an active sponsor of investment property holdings throughout the United States. 

Chuck was the founding partner and CEO of Fortress Capital Investors (“FortCap”). FortCap sponsored, acquired and participated in over $500 million of multifamily and commercial real estate investments throughout the Eastern US and Texas from 2004 until 2017. This investment activity included direct property investments, acquisitions of nonperforming debt pools from the FDIC, and JV/preferred equity investments with strategic partners. The vast majority of these assets were “value-added” and core-plus multifamily investments where value was created through innovative capital improvements and best-in-class asset and property management.

Prior to the founding of FortCap, Chuck was a founding partner and the Chief Investment Officer of Harbor Group International (“HGI”), and co-chair of its Investment Committee. Chuck was responsible for all acquisition/disposition activity and debt placement of HGI’s real estate investments throughout the US and the UK from 1993 through 2004. During his 12+ years at HGI and its predecessor, Chuck was responsible for over $2.5 Billion in property acquisition activity and was responsible for the disposition of over 150 Harbor Group sponsored investments, instrumentally contributing in the growth from $10 Million in AUM in 1992 to nearly $2.5 Billion of AUM by 2004.

Before his association with HGI, Chuck was Vice President and the Director of Acquisitions of InterSouth Properties, in Charleston, South Carolina. Chuck began his career in real estate as a commercial/investment property broker with the Daniel Ravenel Company in Charleston, South Carolina in 1989.

Chuck has extensive industry participation, including being the co-chair of the Capital Markets Forum of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). Chuck served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Virginia chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and has been active in ULI on a national level as well. Chuck has also been active in the National Multi-Housing Council (NMHC), and has participated at the board level of several civic and educational organizations. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Chuck possesses a B.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate.

Hannah G. Taylor

Managing Director

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Hannah G. Taylor

Hannah Taylor is a Managing Director at Featherstone Partners and is responsible for acquisitions and capital markets for Featherstone Partners. With a background in both public and private market equity, financial planning & analysis (FP&A), and commercial real estate, Ms. Taylor combines her analytic methodology with first hand market knowledge to enhance Featherstone Partners’ strength in both current and future real estate investments. 

Ms. Taylor grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and was introduced at an early age to the commercial real estate industry, as her parents are multi-use real estate developers. She gained experience in a variety of real estate sectors including multi-family, lifestyle retail, and necessity-based retail.  More recently, Hannah worked as a Sr. Financial Analyst at a Fortune 250 company and was responsible for the financial planning and analytics of consolidated financials for a global publicly traded company of over 50,000 employees. Earlier in her career, Ms. Taylor functioned as the Capital Markets and Investor Relations Manager for Cohen Investment Group (CIG), an emerging investment firm, where she sourced both conventional agency and private debt, and raised equity on a transactional basis.  Before joining CIG, Hannah worked as a financial and stock analyst for a national publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT), where she was then promoted to Investor Relations Coordinator.  This role required her to present financial performance and projections to investors in the public market as well as assist in equity raises through the issuance of common and preferred stock. 

Her current role at Featherstone Partners includes the analysis of prospective acquisitions, procuring both debt and equity financing for upcoming transactions through various capital markets, and ensuring the execution of acquisition closings. Hannah also provides support to the Asset Management team by producing the quarterly financial materials related to asset performance, distributions, and capital improvements progress to each asset’s associated investors.

Ms. Taylor attended the University of Georgia Terry College of Business as well as Old Dominion University Strome College of Business, receiving degrees in both Finance and Real Estate Valuation.

Adam M. Saich

Managing Director

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Adam M. Saich

Adam Saich is a Managing Director at Featherstone Partners and is responsible for asset management, acquisitions, and portfolio performance. Adam has more than 20 years of multifamily experience.

Prior to joining Featherstone, Adam was the President of BMR Investments, Inc., a multifamily acquisitions and management company located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In his role at BMR, Adam was responsible for overseeing all aspects of company operations and maximizing financial performance for a portfolio of 17 multifamily communities located throughout Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. During his 12 years with the company, Adam oversaw major community repositioning programs, new acquisitions, dispositions, and refinancing. Before joining BMR, Adam worked with S.L. Nusbaum Realty Company, one of the largest multifamily commercial real estate development, brokerage, and management companies in the southeastern United States. During his 10 years with S. L. Nusbaum, Adam served in multiple capacities.

Adam is active with several local multifamily associations and various Boards of Directors. He served as Chair of the Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council (TMHC) and participated on the Board of Directors for the Tidewater Builders Association (TBA). In 2016 Adam received the Multifamily Executive of the Year Award from TMHC and in 2019 received the Member of the Year Award from TBA. 

Adam was born and raised in Hampton Roads and is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a B.S.B.A. in Finance and in Real Estate.

Jack Russell

Director

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Jack Russell

Jack is a Director at Featherstone Partners. Jack is responsible for the financial analysis and feasibility of each potential acquisition and on the asset management of the Featherstone portfolio. His mission at Featherstone is to maximize investor returns through innovative investment strategies and extensive research, most specifically, but not limited to identifying opportunistic value-add and core-plus multifamily investments.

Prior to joining Featherstone Partners, Jack was at Urban Investment Partners, a regional multifamily real estate developer in Washington D.C. In his role as both analyst and Development Analyst, Jack participated on a team that had acquired and developed over 5,000 residential units with a market value of more than $1 Billion.

Jack began his real estate career with Franklin Johnston Group, a vertically integrated multifamily real estate developer, owner, and property management group focused on the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern markets.

Jack is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a B.A. in Business and Economics. Additionally, he studied abroad at the London School of Economics where he concentrated on International Business and Marketing.

Amy Bowden

Finance & Accounting

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Amy Bowden

Amy operates as a contractor for Featherstone Partners on the financial operations and tax obligations of the company. As the owner of Amy C. Bowden CPA LLC, Amy specializes in providing tax, estate and financial planning services to business owners and executives along with high net worth individuals and their families. She is passionate about understanding her clients and engaging with them and their other trusted advisors continually to help them plan and achieve their financial goals in a tax efficient manner.  Amy combines her more than 30 years of tax, finance and commercial lending experience along with her education in providing strategies and solutions to her clients.

After graduating from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, Amy utilized her finance degree to obtain a position in the Retail Management Training Program with Signet Bank.  After two years she joined Central Fidelity Bank as part of their commercial lending team rising to the position of Senior Vice President in charge of Commercial Lending for the Peninsula.  Following Central Fidelity’s merger with Wachovia, Amy was promoted to Affluent Market Manager for the Hampton Roads region.

After leaving Wachovia, Amy joined a local mechanical contractor as CFO overseeing the cashflow, accounting, and financial needs of the $40 million year enterprise for the next 5 years.  To further develop her skills, she became a certified public accountant and joined a boutique tax firm, The Karides Group, who specialized in the tax, estate and financial planning needs of business owners, corporate executives and high net worth individuals.  This firm merged with The Roseline Group. After 6 years in public accounting, Amy joined a high net worth client’s executive team as the CFO of a property management and development company and oversaw the Family Office. While at the property management company, Amy negotiated with lenders and oversaw the financing requirements of multiple acquisitions, expansions, development and improvement projects as well as refinances.   In 2016, Amy decided to return to public accounting first joining a high net worth tax practice within Wall Einhorn and then venturing out on her own in 2018. Her current client base includes business owners and high net worth individuals for whom she does tax, financial and estate planning.

As a more than 30 year resident of this region, she is also passionate about serving her community  including by serving as a board member of Women United and on the Batten Legacy Society for Access College Foundation.

Eric Jimenez

Analyst

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Eric Jimenez

Eric Jimenez is an Asset Management Analyst at Featherstone Partners and is responsible for monthly review and analysis of property financials, support in implementation of business plans for repositioning portfolio properties, and providing overall support to the Asset Management team. Eric’s resourcefulness and ingenuity make him a valued member of the Asset Management team, but ultimately his diligence and precision define both his work and his principles.

Prior to joining Featherstone Partners, Eric functioned as the Executive Assistant to the President at Situation Solutions, a real estate brokerage, investment, and property management firm in Norfolk, Virginia. There he provided vital support to upper management in both day-to-day tasks as well as overall investment performance. Eric was promoted from a transactions manager to his role as the executive assistant and was a critical team member. Eric also has experience in logistics and garnered valuable experience in managing team members and problem-solving.

Eric received his Associates Degree in Science from Tidewater Community College in Hampton Roads, Virginia. 

Grant Wiggins

Financial Analyst

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Grant Wiggins

Grant Wiggins serves as a Financial Analyst for Featherstone Partners’ acquisitions team and is responsible for market research, financial analysis, and investor engagement for potential Featherstone acquisitions.  Grant supports Featherstone’s effort to maximize investor returns by implementing extensive research and executing effective investment strategies throughout the acquisitions process.

Prior to joining Featherstone, Grant spent four years as a professional triathlete pursuing the Olympic Games, representing the United States in international and domestic competitions as an ambassador for sport and country. This experience speaks to Grant’s focus and determination in aspects of both personal and professional success.

Grant, a Hampton Roads native, graduated from Norfolk Academy and went on to attend Villanova University graduating with a B.S. in Biology while competing for the storied track and field program.  Most recently, he attained a CE from London School of Economics in Real Estate Economics and Finance. 

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