About Us

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.

The Hallmark Companies, Inc. (Parent Company): (“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 Brokerage Services, Inc. provides brokerage services for acquisitions, dispositions and other financing related activities. Hallmark Management, Inc. (“Hallmark Management”) & Sherwood Management Company, Inc (“Sherwood”), provide day-to-day property management and accounting services. Hallmark Development Services, LLC (“Hallmark Development”), is responsible for overseeing development, rehabilitation, preservation and construction project management activities.

Sherwood, owned 100% by The Hallmark Companies, Inc., serves as the management agent for approximately 86 properties in Tennessee and Kentucky. Hallmark Management, owned 100% by Hallmark, serves as the management agent for approximately 172 properties in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

Hallmark Management and Sherwood currently manage approximately 258 multi-family properties comprising a diverse portfolio of properties including conventional/market-rate, HUD subsidized with project-based HAP contacts, Rural Development (FmHA) 515, bond financed, and LITHC properties. The current portfolio of multifamily properties consists of approximately 11,918 units, all located in the southeastern United States. All of the properties have a Hallmark affiliated entity as the general partner and some properties in the portfolio have a Hallmark affiliated entity or Martin H. Petersen as the limited partner.

Hallmark operates primarily from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and has a home corporate office staff of approximately fifty (50) employees. Hallmark Management also maintains a Gainesville, Florida office with two (2) employees. Sherwood has an office in Hixson, Tennessee with a staff of four (4) employees. Hallmark Management and Sherwood only provide property management services for properties that are owned in part, or in full, by affiliated entities of Hallmark.

Hallmark Development is 75% owned by Hallmark and 25% by William A. Glisson. Since its formation in 2013, Hallmark Development has been responsible for the rehabilitation and preservation of approximately 2,500 affordable housing units through the use of USDA Rural Development MPR Loans, USDA Rural Development Section 515 & 538 Loans, Section 1602 TCAP Funds, LIHTC Equity (4% & 9%), Bond Financing, and through the use of other conventional financing methods.

Martin H. Petersen has financed the acquisition of properties through various lenders including Wells Fargo, Protective Life Insurance Company, Greystone, Bank of North Georgia, Nation Cooperative Bank, Georgia Commerce Bank, Berkadia, CBRE and Iberia Bank. Most of our recent acquisition activity has been financed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac programs through various lenders. References from the lenders outlined above 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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