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 real estate services company that consists of several wholly owned subsidiary companies.  These companies allow Hallmark to provide a broad range of real estate services that focus primarily on investment, property management, and development of multifamily housing.
Hallmark and its affiliated companies own and manage approximately 250 multi-family properties  (approximately 11,000 multifamily apartment units) throughout the southeastern United States.  Of Hallmark’s total portfolio, approximately 75% are designated to low and moderate income households, and the remaining 25% to market rate households.  Hallmark Brokerage Services, Inc. provides real estate advisory services for the acquisition, disposition, and other various investment activities associated with multifamily real estate transactions. Hallmark Management, Inc. provides day-to-day property management and accounting services for multifamily apartment communities that are owned by Hallmark or an affiliate of Hallmark.   Hallmark Development Services, LLC provides real estate development services for the construction and preservation of our multifamily apartment communities.

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 and Development

    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.

  • Laurie Nyman

    Sean Griffin – VP of Construction

  • Judy Joehl

    Judy Joehl – Asset Manager

  • April Cliché

    April Cliché – Office Manager

  • Kari Boyd

    Kari Boyd – Regional Manager & Management Training Coordinator

  • Julie Newland-Levy

    Julie Newland-Levy – Accounting Manager

  • Tammy Brock–Smith

    Tammy Brock–Smith – Accounts Payable Manager

  • Kimberly West

    Kimberly West – Accounts Payable Coordinator

  • Sue Francis

    Sue Francis – Property Management Administrative Assistant

  • Rochelle Garrett

    Rochelle Garrett – Project Accounting Manager

  • Pam Langley

    Pam Langley – Accounts Payable Coordinator

  • Tanya Shetty

    Tanya Shetty – Property Accountant

  • Daryll Cliche

    Daryll Cliche – Development Project Manager

  • Kelly Stroh

    Kelly Stroh – Compliance Specialist

  • Kelli Meadows

    Kelli Meadows – Property Accountant II

  • Laurie Nyman

    Laurie Nyman – Accounting Manager

  • Lisa Bailey - Human Resources Manager

    Lisa Bailey – Human Resources Manager

  • Teresa Bowens - Accounting Manager

    Teresa Bowens – Accounting Manager

  • Arealandra Burton - Property Acountant

    Arealandra Burton – Property Acountant

  • Evangeline Carter - Compliance Specialist

    Evangeline Carter – Compliance Specialist

  • Amanda Garrett - Accounts Payable Coordinator

    Amanda Garrett – Accounts Payable Coordinator

  • Laurie Nyman

    Girish Kapadia – Property Accountant

  • Laurie Nyman

    Frances King – Property Accountant

  • Laurie Nyman

    John Knowles – Construction Project Estimator

  • Laurie Nyman

    Kiana Kyser – Development Manager

  • Laurie Nyman

    Amy Lawrence – Compliance Specialist

  • Laurie Nyman

    Naseefah McDonald – Property Accountant

  • Laurie Nyman

    Thawanaor Nelson – Accounts Payable Coordinator

  • Laurie Nyman

    Amy Sadler – Property Management Trainer

  • Laurie Nyman

    Connie Smith – Accounting Administrative Assistant

  • Laurie Nyman

    Kristen Valentine – Payroll Specialist

  • Laurie Nyman

    Alina Varpiotaite – Senior Property Accountant

  • Laurie Nyman

    Kelli Veal – Property Management Administrative Assistant

  • Pam Wicker – Property Manager Area Manager

Regional Managers

  • Michelle Autry-Rhineheart – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Lisa Carter – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Bonita Cotton – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Ramona Dale-Bayne – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Libby Drose – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Cheryl Duprat – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Barbara Jackson – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Charles Jackson – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Chasidy Kenerly – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Laura Kinnan – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Haley Leffew – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Peggy McCollum – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Andrea Moffett – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Jackie Moxley – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Mia Parker – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Odessa Patterson – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Kimberly Rider – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Christina Saunders – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Jodi Self – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Rodger Smith – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Jennifer Stewart – Hallmark Management, Inc.

  • Renee Waddell – Hallmark Management, Inc.