Greg is one of a few professionals accomplished in every discipline of the commercial real estate industry. He has been president of Tri Properties since 1994 and provides strategic vision and direction to the company.
Greg has played an instrumental role in the commercial real estate market around the Research Triangle Park. He has developed more than 4.5 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space, including the Imperial Center. One of the largest mixed-used business parks in the Southeast, Imperial Center has been named the region’s “Top Development Project” three times (1995, 2000, 2007). Within Imperial Center, he developed Quintiles Plaza – an award-winning property that has become one of the landmark buildings in the Triangle.
Tri Properties has been fortunate to “grow up” as a company with the dynamic, diverse business and economic growth of the Raleigh/Durham area.
Greg was the driving force behind the development of Imperial Center, one of the largest mixed-use business parks in the Southeast.
The Tri Properties team has received dozens of prestigious real estate awards for its work in the Triangle market. Greg has been recognized for his lifetime achievements with several notable awards, including:
Greg graciously supports many community organizations throughout the Triangle and beyond. He is an active supporter of the University of North Carolina and has endowed four swimming scholarships through the Ram’s Club. He serves on multiple university and community boards:
A varsity swimmer at UNC, Greg has competed in swimming competitions and triathlons throughout his life. His accomplishments include competing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and setting a world record in the 400 Medley Relay in U.S. Masters Swimming in 2018. He continues to compete in U.S. Master’s Swimming at the highest levels and has been recognized as an All-American and national champion.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Industrial Relations
A leader in the Triangle real estate community, Clay is focused on providing his clients with the highest level of service and enhancing the value to their assets. He works closely with owners to position their holdings to maintain high occupancy and exceed market rates.
A thirty year veteran of the real estate industry, Clay has been responsible for leading the asset leasing of many notable projects throughout the Triangle, including Imperial Center Business Park, IQVIA Plaza, Northchase at Midtown, Town Hall Commons and East 54.
Umstead Park. Death and Taxes. Bike riding the roads around Jordan Lake.
Clay enjoys the privilege of working with the most talented, hard-working and service-oriented people in the real estate industry.
Clay has been fortunate to be involved in many memorable real estate deals. The complete redevelopment and lease up of Northchase at Midtown, a 170,000 SF two-building office complex, was especially rewarding.
Clay enjoys being involved in the volunteer and philanthropic activities of the Research Triangle Park Rotary Club. He is an active member and past president of the organization.
Pennsylvania State University: Communications
Ryan has spent his entire career focused exclusively on tenant representation. If you have a corporate real estate need — from negotiating or restructuring a lease to buying or selling a Class A office building — he has the knowledge, experience and resources to effectively manage your needs and achieve your goals.
His client list runs the gamut from local and regional firms (Dova Pharmacueticals, Nexsen Pruet) to national and international corporations (Whiting-Turner Contracting, Moffatt & Nichol) and everyone in between (the State of North Carolina). Through strategic partnerships, Ryan serves his clients’ global corporate real estate needs.
Ryan loves everything about Downtown Raleigh. He especially enjoys exploring new restaurants and live music venues.
Ryan enjoys working with people and helping companies navigate their real estate needs. It has become an easy sell, but he loves touting the benefits of living and working in the Triangle to anyone considering relocation.
Within the span of 10 months, Ryan worked with Circle K on three related real estate transactions. He relocated Circle K’s regional offices to a new building (24,087 SF); secured a 10-year lease with ABB for the 60,461 SF building that Circle K was leaving; and found an investor and completed the sale of the original office building.
Ryan volunteers for the Oak City Outreach Center and JDRF. He is active supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, YMCA – We Build People Campaign, Reelin’ for Research (a benefit for the UNC Children’s Hospital), Angelman Syndrome Foundation, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Kenan-Flagler Business School / Business Administration
Matt loves seeing spaces brought to life. That is what first ignited his passion for commercial real estate and continues to drive him today. He works closely with companies of all sizes — from large corporations to startup companies — to find the office or industrial space that best suits their needs. He also advises property owners, including institutional and private investors, on real estate sales, leasing and related issues.
Matt is currently responsible for a leasing portfolio of more than six million square feet of space in the Triangle. During his career, he has successfully negotiated and secured transactions that collectively total more than five million square feet.
Beyu Caffe. Pizzeria Toro. Poole’s Diner.
Matt values and appreciates the team atmosphere and customer service mindset you find at a boutique firm like Tri Properties. He previously worked at Avison Young and Grubb & Ellis.
Matt played a critical role in the successful redevelopment and leasing of Northchase at Midtown, a 170,000 SF office complex in Midtown Raleigh. A previously decrepit and dormant building, Northchase is now home to many of the Triangle’s leading pharmaceutical, software development, financial services, and design firms. Several Northchase tenants have been featured in Triangle Business Journal’s list of “Coolest Office Spaces.”
North Carolina State University: Business Management and Finance
Becky is an experienced real estate professional who has been with Tri Properties for 20 years. She has served in a wide range of roles – from property management to leasing – and always brings tremendous enthusiasm, dedication and attention to detail to every project.
Becky is currently responsible for leasing a mix of flex, warehouse and office space at the Midtown East business park in Raleigh, Erwin Square in Durham, Preston Professional Plaza in Cary, and 6400/6500 Creedmoor Road. Her sharp business acumen and thorough approach to executing new leases, renewals and expansions ensure that the assets in her leasing portfolio remain at above market occupancy.
Becky also works with clients on unique projects, including investment sales and 1031 exchanges.
Poole’s Diner. Foster’s Market. Joyner Park.
Becky says each day at Tri Properties brings a new challenge. She loves working with her colleagues to solve those challenges and appreciates that the company encourages her to better herself personally and professionally.
One of Becky’s most memorable projects was working with the State of North Carolina to lease 139,030 square feet of office space for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services at Six Forks Square in Raleigh. Another notable project involved working with the City of Raleigh to lease 48,000 square feet for the Raleigh Police Department at Midtown.
Becky is actively involved in her children’s school and sports activities.
Meredith College: Accounting
As a former NCAA Division I athlete, Luke knows the value of hard work. He brings a strong work ethic and passion for real estate to Tri Properties.
Luke works closely with companies to manage their corporate real estate needs and maximize their real estate expenses. His analytical approach and business insight ensure that he negotiates the best real estate deals on behalf of his clients.
Raleigh Beer Garden. Moonlight Pizza. Tobacco Road.
Our team is a melting pot of fresh ideas and creativity. This helps us navigate the market to achieve each client’s unique real estate needs.
Working on behalf of the Institute for Medical Research, an organization that works in tandem with the Durham VA to provide better care for veterans. Due to the nature of their work, they needed a unique build-out. Luke worked through the project with them one step at a time and took tremendous please in support an organization that does so much to help those who serve and protect our country.
Rutgers University: Psychology, Economics (Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Team)
Kacy works closely with the Asset Leasing team to represent landlords. Whether she is showing available spaces to prospective tenants and brokers, or combing through the fine print of potential lease agreements, Kacy always brings her enthusiasm and real estate experience to the task at hand.
Kacy’s background in property management gives her tremendous insight into the wants and needs of tenants. She knows what prospective tenants are looking for and understands what is important to them. That experience enables Kacy to more effectively market properties and successfully negotiate leasing deals that satisfy everyone involved.
The hiking trails at Umstead Park.
Kacy loves the fast pace and rewarding nature of real estate in the Triangle. She previously worked in residential property management.
A renewal and expansion deal in Research Triangle Park involved coordinating a number of moving parts. Seeing the project come together was very rewarding.
Kacy loves animals. She volunteers at the SPCA of Wake County and Pawfect Match Rescue and Rehabilitation.
East Carolina University: Merchandising, Business Administration
Tonya loves seeing projects come to life. She spent the first part of her career at Tri Properties in development, working with investors to acquire land and assemble a talented team of architects, engineers and builders to develop properties.
Tonya now uses the relationships she developed – and the experience she gained – to help tenants find the ideal property and customize it for their needs. She works with our leasing and corporate services teams to analyze tenant space needs, coordinate site tours and navigate permitting issues. As a liaison with local and state government agencies, Tonya is responsible for compliance with rules and regulations, representing the owner and managing projects through all stages of the permitting and approval process.
Cheering on the Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Tonya finds it stimulating to work with a team that can do it all – from acquiring land and planning a property to managing the construction and prepping the site for prospective tenants.
Tonya worked with the North Carolina Department of Transportation on a $3 million public/private agreement that involved the construction and realignment of several roads in Research Triangle Park over a five-year period. The project ultimately paved the wave for Imperial Center to develop a 30-acre tract for amenities.
North Carolina State University: Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering
Flynn makes sure that Tri Properties always puts our best foot forward. By creating innovative marketing materials to help property owners distinguish new properties from the competition. By conducting in depth market research that enables us to keep our finger on the pulse of local real estate trends. By developing marketing campaigns that ensure Tri Properties’ leasing portfolio maintains above-market occupancy levels.
Flynn brings together a combination of real estate experience and marketing expertise to implement an array of marketing activities at Tri Properties, including special events, social media programs, print collateral, and digital campaigns.
Stanbury. Merritt’s. Oakwood Pizza Box.
Navigating new challenges with a team approach and working with such a talented and dedicated group of individuals motivates me every day.
The rebranding and redevelopment efforts of Northchase at Midtown was a particularly notable project and seeing the vision for the project come to fruition was extremely rewarding. Another favorite: watching the Churchill Hall at Imperial Center project – and home to our new company office – take shape.
Flynn is active in the SAFEchild Young Ambassadors supporting the organization’s mission to eliminate child abuse and empower families in Wake County.
A varsity swimmer at UNC, Flynn continues to compete in U.S. Masters Swimming and has attained numerous Top 10 national rankings within his age group. He is an avid reader, golfer and Tar Heel supporter.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Journalism, Economics
Jim has been involved in the design, development and construction of major business parks and commercial facilities throughout the Southeast United States over the past three decades. He is responsible for the overall development and buildout of Imperial Center for Principal Financial Group. In addition, Jim continues to develop build-to-suit developments throughout North Carolina – the Palladian Corporate Center along I-40 in Durham is one recent example.
During his distinguished career, Jim has financed, developed and built more than eight million square feet of commercial space. That includes the development of nine business parks in joint venture with major US life insurance companies.
Villanova University: Marketing
Rob enjoys putting together the puzzle pieces. When they all come together – real estate development, construction, investment sales and so on – it leads to the development of appealing spaces where people live, work and play. Rob works closely with real estate investors to assemble attractive deals – developing concepts, formulating budgets and constructing buildings. In addition, he works with land owners to find the right buyer and helps companies identify the best location for their business.
During his career, Rob has developed more than 500,000 SF of office, retail and industrial assets and been involved in over $60 million in investment sales.
In his backyard watching and listening to his kids playing.
Rob appreciates the building aspect of commercial development – from concept to construction – as well as the relationships needed to successfully bring it all together. He previously worked with Scientific Properties in Durham.
The redevelopment of a long neglected pharmaceutical site that is now home to Churchill Commons. The project includes Churchill Hall, a new 150,000 SF office building, and five surrounding retail outparcels that have positioned Churchill Commons as a cornerstone of Imperial Center.
Rob is an ardent supporter of Community Alternatives for Supportive Abodes (CASA), a non-profit housing developer focused on ending homelessness in the Triangle. He is a past chair of the organization’s board of directors and has served as a board member for eight years.
Appalachian State University: Geography and Planning
Matt is am experienced construction manager who understands all aspects of the construction process. From start to finish, he has the expertise to complete high quality construction projects on time and on budget.
Matt’s diverse background – having served as a superintendent for a construction company and a preconstruction and project manager for a large, publicly-traded REIT with a portfolio of 5.5 million square feet – gives him an in-depth understanding of the challenges and needs facing Tri Properties clients.
Matt oversees every phase of our construction projects – from pre-construction, negotiation and execution of subcontract agreements to scheduling and billing. He has successfully completed a wide range of office, lab and industrial projects for clients such as AICPA, IQVIA, PPD, Fidelity Investments, BB&T, FirstHealth, Duke Health, Emerge Ortho, and Northwood Investors.
Carter Finley Stadium. Falls Lake.
Matt enjoys working with the wonderful team at Tri Properties to take projects from a mere idea to completion. He previously worked at Duke Realty Corporation.
Two projects stand out: Quintiles Plaza and Duke PDC at Crooked Creek. The Quintiles project had an extremely tight timeframe that placed a premium on effective decision making throughout the construction process. The Duke PDC project required the construction team to overcome several challenges to successfully add an additional story and a new elevator to a building already under construction.
North Carolina State University: Construction Engineering and Management (Cum Laude)
If you have a construction need, Taylor is here to help. He is responsible for steering the General Contracting team from design to punch list for a wide range of clients. His responsibilities include budget negotiations, design implementation, contract negotiation, and crew supervision.
Taylor has worked on a diverse portfolio of property styles and complex building systems during his career in the commercial construction industry. His experience, leadership, and passion for real estate brings tremendous value to Tri Properties’ customers and clients.
Wild Turkey Lounge
Taylor appreciates the freedom to try new things and be creative in our approach to tackling projects.
Every project is memorable, but the retail building at Waverly Place was special. The team was tasked with re-working an existing fountain system into a new poured-in-place retaining wall. It led to unique challenges and interesting design-build solutions.
Taylor is an avid Wolfpack fan and active member of the Wolfpack Club
North Carolina State University: Communication
Some people like the art of building. Greg prefers the business of building operations – and the satisfaction of building relationships. His outgoing personality and commitment to customer satisfaction motivate him to always go the extra mile to keep owners and tenants happy.
With more than three decades of real estate experience, Greg has an in-depth understanding of tenant needs. He currently manages a collection of flex, warehouse and office spaces near the Research Triangle Park. Greg previously managed real estate for two technology companies in Research Triangle Park.
Mellow Mushroom. Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Anywhere on the water.
Greg values the way everyone in the company pulls together to see a project through. Working in an environment where all facets of real estate are combined under one roof requires a great deal of communications and focus.
The redevelopment of Northchase at Midtown, a 170,000 SF office complex in Midtown Raleigh. We took a vacant and rundown building and transformed it into a showcase property. That’s something worth celebrating.
Greg is an active member of Olive Branch Baptist Church.
Michelle is a veteran of the Triangle real estate scene who has a passion for property management. She has been part of Tri Properties’ property management team for more than 20 years and that experience gives her remarkable insight into tenant needs. Michelle knows that to earn a tenant’s loyalty, she needs to do more than simply understand their needs – she needs to anticipate them. Her proactive approach and attention to detail results in more efficient operations for building owners.
Michelle currently manages a large portfolio that includes two of our most notable properties: Imperial Center, one of the largest mixed-use business park in the Southeast, and the Midtown East business park. Her tenants include Bioventus, NNE, and Fujifilm Diosynth.
Apex Wings and Downtown Apex.
Michelle loves interacting with Tri Properties staff and her tenants. Each day provides different challenges that motivate her to do her best.
Achieving LEED Silver certification on several office buildings at Imperial Center was both challenging and rewarding. She says it is fulfilling to know we are protecting an asset and improving value by minimizing operating costs, improving efficiencies and enhancing our tenant’s experience.
Durham Technical Community College / NC State University
Shane has been focused on commercial property management for more than twenty years. He currently manages large portfolios of office and medical office space throughout the Triangle, including properties located at Imperial Center, in Brier Creek, and along the Six Forks Road corridor.
Shane’s real estate expertise and detailed approach to property management translate into satisfied clients and exceptional results. He previously experience with other real estate firms involved starting an in-house property management division and managing a portfolio that reached 2.2 million square feet.
Jogging Trails. Page Road Grill.
It’s a remarkable team. Everyone works together towards a common goal.
Churchill Hall. Seeing the entire process – from concept to site development to construction to helping our first tenant move-in and open their doors – was an amazing experience
Shane likes competing in triathlons. You can often find him on the jogging trails surrounding Imperial Center at lunch.
Virginia Tech: Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Property Management
Relationships matter to Celia. As a property manager, she is focused on building and maintaining strong relationships with every tenant she serves. Those relationships provide the insight and access she needs to meet tenant needs and effectively manage the properties in her portfolio.
Celia has been involved in the Triangle’s commercial real estate industry for more than 25 years and has a keen understanding of the local market. Her career has spanned property management, brokerage and marketing – and strong relationships have always been at the foundation of her work.
Sola Café. (Her girls love the live music.)
Tri Properties building technicians are the most knowledgeable in the market. She enjoys working with them and brainstorming with her colleagues to find creative ways to increase the value of a building without significantly increasing operating expenses. That’s a win-win for everyone involved. She previously worked for other leading commercial real estate companies in the Triangle.
Celia says her most memorable project involved a pipe repair project at C&O Warehousing Corporation. What made is special? The opportunity to learn so much from her colleagues Matt Baker and Taylor Leslie.
Triangle Area Office Building Association (TRAOBA): Past President
Celia volunteers at A Place at the Table, a new downtown restaurant that asks diners to pay whatever they can afford. She also volunteers at Hope Reins, a non-profit that pairs hurting kids with rescued horses to find hope and healing.
Furman University: History
Your property is in good hands with Matt. He has more than ten years of property and facilities management experience and prides himself on paying close attention to the smallest of details. He is always on the lookout for innovative ways to address tenant needs and achieve savings.
Matt currently manages a portfolio of office, flex and warehouse properties. His project leadership and strategic planning skills are much appreciated by tenants and owners alike.
Tribeca Tavern. Buffalo Wings and Rings.
Matt enjoys the challenges that come with managing a mix of office, flex and warehouse projects – and the satisfaction of helping clients achieve savings. He previously worked with CBRE and GE Global Operations.
Matt led a major initiative involving a 100,000 SF consolidation. The project that was completed on time and more than $1 million under budget. Matt’s project leadership helped achieve savings of $185,000 in construction management fees and $638,000 in rent abatement.
Matt is actively involved in youth sports in Morrisville, volunteering with youth baseball, soccer and basketball leagues.
Community College of Vermont: Business Administration and Management
If there’s one thing you want in a property manager, it’s reliability. And Jeanette is as reliable as they come. She has spent her entire career in property management – residential, then commercial – and understands the importance of exceeding customer expectations.
Jeanette is a detailed planner and a dedicated problem solver focused on tenant satisfaction and retention. She currently manages a portfolio of retail spaces and strives to make every tenant feel like her top priority.
The Museum of Life and Science in Durham. So many cool things – and they are always adding more.
“I like things to happen. And if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen.” – Winston Churchill. The best part of Jeanette’s job is seeing things come together. Making sure that clients and tenants are happy – and if they are not, it’s her job to figure out how to make them happy.
One of Jeanette’s most interesting properties was an old high-rise building in Downtown Raleigh that introduced her to innovative tenants and challenging owners.
Jeanette volunteers at A Place at the Table, a new pay-what-you-can cafe in Downtown Raleigh. She is also a supporter of Habitat for Humanity and a member of the Museum of Life and Science.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Biology
When you find Mallory visiting tenants, you’ll always find a smile on her face. She knows the importance of treating tenants well and responding quickly to their needs – no matter how small the issue. Mallory enjoys building relationships with tenants and getting to know them on a personal level.
She currently manages a portfolio that includes several office properties at Imperial Center and a mixed-used development near Downtown Durham. Mallory previously worked with a local accounting firm, an experience that taught her the importance of paying attention to smallest of details. That’s a trait that has proven invaluable when it comes to property management.
Bad Daddy’s Burgers. Gonza’s Tacos y Tequilla. Pizza La Stella.
Mallory loves interacting with the tenants and seeing both the leasing and the property management side of the business.
Mallory is one of Tri Properties newest employees. Her favorites memories to date involve the incredible people she has met – at Tri Properties and the properties she manages.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
With two brothers serving in the U.S. Air Force, supporting military service organizations is a cause that is near and dear to Mallory’s heart.
North Carolina State University: Finance, Accounting
Lyne keeps everything at Tri Properties running smoothly, efficiently and reliably. She is the backbone of the back office – overseeing the day-to-day financial operations for Tri Properties and the companies in our portfolio. She currently manages Tri Properties’ accounting, human resources and information technology departments, ensuring that we have the expertise and resources needed to effectively serve our clients.
With more than thirty years of experience in real estate and construction, Lyne has become an indispensable member of our team. Her expert advice and the precision of her financial information are true assets to Tri Properties and our clients.
DPAC. Bocci’s. Los Tres. Angus Barn. Toreros.
Lyne has enjoyed watching the company grow during the past 19 years. She says the teamwork at Tri Properties is off the charts – the pride, work ethic, respect and integrity of the staff makes it a “feel good” place to work. A place where you create bonds with people that last a very long time.
When Tri Properties took over the management and accounting for 13 retail centers located across four states, Lyne was responsible for transitioning 22 sets of books within six months. A detailed plan –transitioning each retail center based on the size, location, ownership structure and the accounting services needed – earned the owners’ trust and enabled us to get the job done right.
Wright State University: Accounting