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Our Mission: To provide stable, safe and dependable multi-family communities through real estate investment, property management, and development activities.  Specializing in establishing enriched housing for families, elderly and other individuals who are in need of quality affordable housing opportunities.

Summary Introduction of Martin H. Petersen, William A. Glisson, The Hallmark Companies, Inc., Hallmark Management, Inc., Sherwood Management Company, Inc., Hallmark Development Services, LLC and Hallmark Development Partners, LLC

Martin H. Petersen has been active in the ownership and operation of apartment communities and commercial properties since 1979. Mr. Petersen’s real estate activity is conducted primarily through The Hallmark Companies, Inc. and he is the majority stockholder (94%), with William A. Glisson owning the remaining (6%).

The Hallmark Companies, Inc. (“Hallmark”) is an Atlanta based holding company that consists of several wholly owned subsidiary companies. Hallmark’s vertically integrated structure facilitates a broad range of real estate services specific to multifamily properties. Hallmark and its subsidiary companies primarily specialize in real estate services specific to acquisitions, dispositions, structured financing, development, construction management, and various other related activities specific to Hallmark and its affiliate companies. Hallmark Management, Inc. & Sherwood Management Company, Inc, also provide day-to-day property management and accounting services. Hallmark Development Services, LLC & Hallmark Development Partners, LLC are responsible for overseeing all Hallmark’s general development activities, including new construction, rehabilitation, preservation, value-add and all other related construction project management activities.

The Hallmark Companies, Inc. operates primarily from its corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and has a home corporate office staff of approximately fifty employees. Hallmark also maintains a Gainesville, Florida office with two employees. Sherwood Management Company, Inc. has an office in Chattanooga, Tennessee with a staff of four. Including on-site staff and maintenance personnel, The Hallmark Companies, Inc. employs 450 + employees’ company wide.

The current portfolio of multifamily properties totals 290 properties and consists of 13,731 units, all located in the southeastern United States. All the properties currently under ownership have a Hallmark entity as the general partner, and some have a Hallmark entity or Martin H. Petersen as the limited partner.

Hallmark Management, Inc., owned 100% by The Hallmark Companies, Inc., serves as the primary management agent for approximately 210 properties in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Sherwood Management Company, Inc., owned 100% by The Hallmark Companies, Inc., serves as the management agent for approximately 80 properties in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Hallmark Management, Inc. and Sherwood Management Company, Inc. currently manage approximately 290 multi-family properties, which comprise a diverse portfolio of multi-family real estate holdings including conventional/market rate multi-family housing, HUD subsidized

properties with project-based HAP contacts, USDA Rural Development 515 Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (“LIHTC”) properties. Hallmark Management, Inc. and Sherwood Management Company, Inc. do not provide 3rd party property management services and only provide their property management services for properties that are owned in part, or in full, by Martin H. Petersen or Hallmark affiliated entities.

Hallmark Development Services, LLC is 75% owned by The Hallmark Companies, Inc. and 25% by William A. Glisson. Since its formation in 2013, Hallmark Development Services, LLC has been responsible for the substantial rehabilitation and overall preservation of approximately 100 +/- properties (approximately 4,000 affordable housing units preserved) through the use of USDA Rural Development MPR, Section 515 & Section 538 Loan Funds, Section 1602 TCAP Funds, LIHTC Equity (4% & 9%), Bond Financing, and through the use of other conventional financing methods.

Hallmark Development Partners, LLC is 80% owned by Hallmark Development Services, LLC and 20% by Thompson Kurrie III. Since its formation in 2017, Hallmark Development Partners, LLC has been primarily focused on new construction opportunities, as well as preservation of existing properties located throughout the southeastern United States. Since it’s formation, Hallmark Development Partners, LLC has been awarded 7 LIHTC projects (3 new construction & 4 substantial preservation projects).

Martin H. Petersen has financed the acquisition, development and construction of properties through various lenders including Wells Fargo, Berkadia, Protective Life Insurance Company, Greystone, Bank of North Georgia, Nation Cooperative Bank, Capital One, CBRE and Iberia Bank. Most of the recent loans for the acquisition of conventional and existing LIHTC properties are either financed through Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Additional references from the listed lenders are available upon request.

The Hallmark Companies, Inc

    • Pete Petersen - President

      Pete Petersen – President

      Martin H. Petersen (“Pete”) has been active in the ownership and operation of apartment communities and commercial real estate properties since 1979. Pete’s real estate activity is conducted primarily through The Hallmark Companies, Inc. (“Hallmark”) of which he is the president and sole stockholder. As president, Pete oversees the property management, investment, and development of Hallmark’s multi-family portfolio located throughout the southeastern United States. He also concentrates on working with lenders, syndicators, and investment partners to form strategic relationships within the industry.

      Hallmark is an Atlanta based holding company that consists of several wholly owned subsidiary companies. These companies allow Hallmark to provide a broad range of real estate services. Hallmark Management, Inc. and Sherwood Management Company, Inc. provide day-to-day property management and accounting services, while Hallmark Development Services, LLC administers the development, construction, and renovation efforts for Hallmark. Hallmark currently has a portfolio of approximately 250 multi-family properties with over 11,000 units located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. This multi-family portfolio is diverse in nature and includes conventional “market-rate,” HUD, Rural Development (FmHA) 515, and LIHTC financed units. Hallmark operates from its headquarters in Atlanta, GA and also maintains smaller offices in Gainesville, Florida and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

      Pete has lived in Atlanta, Georgia for over 45 years and received a BBA from Emory University in 1971 and an MBA in Real Estate Finance from Georgia State University in 1975. Pete currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia and enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with both his dog and family in his free time.

    • John Pence

      John Pence – VP and CFO

    • Norine Cole-Lewis

      Norine Cole-Lewis – VP Property Management

      Norine Cole-Lewis Joined Hallmark in October 2001 as a regional manager with 20 years commercial property management experience. Currently, Norine is Vice President of Property Management for Hallmark Management, Inc. She oversees a portfolio of over 11,000 apartment units located in the Southeast while assisting in 300% company growth over the past decade.

      Prior to working at Hallmark, Norine spent 13 years working with a commercial developer concentrating on shopping center and office warehouse management, development and tenant build out. A member of CARH, Norine is the co-chair of the Management Committee and is a Member of the Board of Directors for FLCARH. She has held a Georgia Associates Brokers Real Estate License for over 30 years utilized in her long tenure in the industry. Norine holds several professional designations including COS, CHM, Spectrum Star Certification, Tax Credit Specialists and C3P designation.

      A Boston native, Norine is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

    • Billy Glisson

      Billy Glisson – VP Acquisitions

      A native of Atlanta, Georgia, William A. Glisson (“Billy”) has been active in the commercial real estate industry since 2005. In his role, Billy is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities and monitoring the development and preservation of Hallmark’s multi-family portfolio located throughout the southeastern United States. Since joining Hallmark in 2009, Billy has successfully rehabilitated and preserved approximately 1,000 high quality rental units with the use of low-income housing tax credit (“LIHTC”) equity, Section 1602 Funds (“TCAP”), or multi-family housing preservation and revitalization (“MPR”) loans with an overall combined total development cost of approximately $75 million. Also, since that time Billy has worked on the acquisition and disposition of approximately 5,000 multi-family units. He also concentrates on working with apartment brokers, lenders, syndicators, and investment partners to form strategic relationships within the industry.

      Prior to joining Hallmark, Billy worked as a Land Acquisition Associate for the luxury apartment development company Davis Development. While at Davis Development Billy located and help acquire the site in the Emory Morningside neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia for which The M Apartments was built.

      Billy earned a BBA in Real Estate from University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business in 2005 and his MBA in Real Estate and Finance from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in 2009. Billy currently lives the Garden Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia and enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with his dog in his free time.

    • Judy Joehl

      Judy Joehl – Asset Manager

    • Renee Waddell

      Renee Waddell – Asset Manager

    • April Cliché

      April Cliché – Office Manager

Accounting

      • Julie Newland-Levy

        Julie Newland-Levy – Corporate Accountant

      • Rochelle Garrett

        Rochelle Garrett – Project Accounting Manager

      • Tammy Brock–Smith

        Tammy Brock–Smith – Accounts Payable Manager

      • Teresa Bowens - Accounting Manager

        Teresa Bowens – Accounting Manager

      • Kimberly West

        Kimberly West – Accounts Payable Lead Coordinator

      • Amanda Garrett - Accounts Payable Coordinator

        Amanda Garrett – Accounts Payable Coordinator

      • Pam Langley

        Pam Langley – Accounts Payable Coordinator

      • Shawn Nelson

        Shawn Nelson – Accounts Payable Coordinator

      • Sheila Powell

        Sheila Powell – Accounts Payable Coordinator

      • Susan O’Connor

        Susan O’Connor – Accounts Payable Project Coordinator

      • Alina Varpiotaite

        Alina Varpiotaite – Senior Property Accountant

      • Laurie Nyman

        Laurie Nyman – Senior Property Accountant

      • Tanya Shetty

        Tanya Shetty – Senior Property Accountant

      • Kelli Meadows

        Kelli Meadows – Property Accountant II

      • Arealandra Burton - Property Acountant

        Arealandra Burton – Property Acountant

      • Laurie Nyman

        Frances King – Property Accountant

      • Naseefah McDonald

        Naseefah McDonald – Property Accountant

      • Girish Kapadia

        Girish Kapadia – Assistant Property Accountant

      • Connie Smith

        Connie Smith – Accounting Administrative Assistant

Compliance

        • Odessa Patterson – Director of Compliance

        • Laurie Nyman

          Amy Lawrence – Compliance Specialist

        • Evangeline Carter - Compliance Specialist

          Evangeline Carter – Compliance Specialist

        • Kelly Stroh

          Kelly Stroh – Compliance Specialist

        • Peggy McCollum – Compliance Specialist

        • Yoshonda Stafford – Compliance Specialist

Development

          • Billy Glisson – VP Development

          • Sean Griffin – VP of Construction

          • Daryll Cliche – Project Services Manager

          • John Knowles – Project Estimator

          • Kiana Kyser – Development Manager

Human Resources

            • Lisa Bailey – Human Resources Manager

            • Kristen Valentine – Payroll Specialist

Property Management

            • Kari Boyd – Senior Regional Manager

            • Amy Sadler – Property Management Trainer

            • Kelli Veal – Property Management Administrative Assistant

            • Sue Francis

              Sue Francis – Property Management Administrative Assistant

            • Andrea Moffett – Regional Manager

            • Bonita Cotton – Regional Manager

            • Barbara Jackson – Regional Manager

            • Charles Jackson – Regional Manager

            • Cheryl Duprat – Regional Manager

            • Christina Saunders – Regional Manager

            • Haley Leffew – Regional Manager

            • Jackie Moxley – Regional Manager

            • Jennifer Stewart – Regional Manager

            • Jodi Self – Regional Manager

            • Kimberly Rider – Regional Manager

            • Laura Kinnan – Regional Manager

            • Libby Drose – Regional Manager

            • Lisa Carter – Regional Manager

            • Mia Parker – Regional Manager

            • Michelle Autry-Rhineheart – Regional Manager

            • Rodger Smith – Regional Manager

            • Shon Washington – Regional Manager

            • Wendy Quigley – Regional Manager

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