Category Archives: Member Profile

Member Profile: Elizabeth McMillan

In the 14 years ULI member Elizabeth McMillan has been with Charlotte-based Crescent Communities, her focus has largely been on commercial projects across the Carolinas. Since 2014, Elizabeth has served as the firm’s director of development, charged with overseeing every aspect of the development process across an array of retail, office and industrial projects. One of the most challenging and rewarding projects Elizabeth has participated in is the development of Charlotte’s Tryon Place, a mixed-use development that broke ground in 2017. She says the best parts of her job are … Read More

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Member Profile: Dave Stewart

Native Charlottean and ULI member, Dave Stewart, has been vice president of Debt and Equity Placement at Northmarq Capital, LLC for three years. Dave’s favorite part of his job is when customers are satisfied with the deal they’ve made. He believes in the power of collaboration and advises, “always take a lunch or coffee with someone who has the courage to ask.” One of the most interesting land use projects Dave has been part of is a value-add research and biopharmaceutical lab in Durham. Dave says he joined ULI because, … Read More

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Member Profile:  Christina Langrall

As a vice president in Wells Fargo’s Corporate Net Lease Capital Markets Group, Christina Langrall’s focus is structuring single tenant debt and equity deals. Her group serves as the lender of principal for a range of corporate clients. Christina moved into this role in 2016, after working for ten years in Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities. The best part of her job, she says, is “the opportunity to be both creative and collaborative,” two qualities that challenge “traditional banking stereotypes.” Christina joined ULI as a way to tap into Charlotte’s real estate … Read More

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Member Profile: Jeff Mylton

When HomeTrust Bank’s Charlotte Market President Jeff Mylton thinks of ULI, one word comes to mind: achievement. “When ULI is involved in a project,” he says, “good people come together to get good things done.” In his 4 years as a ULI member, Jeff has participated in many collaborative projects that have allowed him to step outside the banking industry and work with an array of professionals he may not have otherwise had the chance to meet. In addition to the networking opportunities and relationships he has developed across the … Read More

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Member Profile: Ambrose W. Dittloff

Member Profile:  Ambrose W. Dittloff In his 16 years as president of the Charlotte-based real estate and construction firm, Carocon Corporation, Ambrose has strived to create a culture of empowerment for employees. To him, the most satisfying part of serving in a leadership role is helping others step out of their comfort zones and find success in unexpected ways. When sharing words of encouragement to those starting out in his or any other field, he often shares two favorite quotes: “Bide your time, for success is near,” and “Hold fast.” … Read More

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Member Profile – John Scott Trotter

As Vice President of Acquisitions & Dispositions for Charlotte-based Charter Properties, Inc., John Scott Trotter helps manage the firm’s capital market activities, which includes identifying and executing acquisitions and asset sales, as well as building relationships with financial partners. Among the most satisfying aspects of his job, he says, is the ability to participate in the full “life cycle of a real estate project, engaging with all of the inherent challenges and opportunities along the way.” He cites his recent involvement in the Kingsley Village project in Fort Mill, SC … Read More

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Member Profile: Bird Anderson

“I enjoy hearing industry professionals, often ‘gurus,’ speak formally about their craft, as well as the more casual interaction and information sharing,” noted Bird about ULI.  Bird Anderson is an Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo, where he’s worked in Commercial Real Estate and Homebuilder Banking for 31 years. One of the most satisfying parts of his job is interacting with creative and entrepreneurial builders and developers, with his strongest leadership quality being his communication skills. Originally born in Atlanta, GA and a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Bird’s favorite vacation … Read More

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Member Profile: Amanda Gardner

After last night’s Panthers football game, we have a long way to go before Amanda achieves her goal of seeing them win a super bowl, but she is optimistic.  Amanda Gardner is the Executive Vice President – Controller at New Forum, Inc. and a member of the ULI Charlotte Advisory Board.  Originally from Utica, NY and a graduate of University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she loves to vacation in Wild Dunes, runs, supports Muscular Dystrophy Association, and enjoys time with her husband and four teenagers. When asked what the coolest … Read More

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Member Profile: Phil Payne

Every so often, we look at when Phil became a ULI member and shake our head.  Phil Payne, CEO of Ginkgo Residential (and Babcock & Brown before 2007), joined ULI in October 2000 and was fully immersed from day one.  He is such a strong believer of the ULI mission, you would think he has been a member for more than just 15 years. A native of Petersburg, Virginia and a graduate of the College of William and Mary (both a BS and JD), he is dedicated to providing high-quality … Read More

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Member Profile: Hal Kempson

With 20 years of experience in sourcing capital for commercial real estate deals, Hal Kempson, First Vice President at CBRE, knows a thing or two about the mortgage banking industry. In fact, one of his self-proclaimed “coolest deals” was sourcing bridge financing for the EpiCentre.  Hal was born in Asheville, NC and is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. When talking about leadership, Hal’s advice is to listen, work hard and ask questions. When asked who he most admires, Hal answered Dean Smith, former UNC Chapel Hill basketball coach, as … Read More

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