Beacon Partners

Beacon Partners is one of the largest privately held owners of office and industrial buildings in the Carolinas.

Real Estate Specialization
Office
Industrial
Investment Type
Equity syndication/Club Deal
Acquisition/Fee Simple
Investment Style
Core
Value-add
Development
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Senior Partner

Mike Harrell

Since joining Beacon Partners in 1996, Mike has served in a variety of leasing, development and asset management roles. Today, Mike focuses on office development and acquisition programs. During his tenure, he has completed over one million square feet of development projects. Mike is on the board of directors for the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and is past president of the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR). He is a current member of Charlotte Regional Partnership Business Development Committee. Mike also serves on the board of directors for Social Venture Partners, Communities in Schools, and Children and Family Services Center. Mike graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in history. He is a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina and South Carolina.

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MANAGING DIRECTOR, CAPITAL MARKETS

Brian Richards

As director of investments for Beacon Partners, Brian is responsible for all activities related to Beacon’s real estate investments to include internal underwriting processes, capital structuring and investment partner relationship management. Prior to joining Beacon Partners, Brian was a development coordinator with Colonial Properties Trust in Charlotte, and an investment associate with Partners Group in San Francisco, where he focused on real estate funds and structured product investments for institutional clients. Brian participates as a member of the volunteer board at the Simmons YMCA and is the 2015 Recipient of the George Williams Award. Brian earned a M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and a B.S. in business management from North Carolina State University.

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Director, Office Investments

Charlie Swanson

Charlie is responsible for identifying and executing new investment opportunities for Beacon’s office portfolio. He also serves as the primary asset manager for Beacon’s existing one million square foot office portfolio. Before joining Beacon in 2004, he was a commercial real estate underwriting specialist at Wells Fargo Bank and also served in various property and construction management roles at Queens Properties. Charlie has served on the Levine Museum of the New South board of directors for seven years and enjoys volunteering for the Catawba Lands Conservancy, where he serves on the education and outreach committee. Charlie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and received his M.B.A. from the McColl School of Business at Queens University. He has earned his Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designation and is a member of the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR). Charlie is a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Director, Industrial Investments

Pete Kidwell

Pete is responsible for identifying and executing new investment opportunities for the Beacon portfolio. He also serves as the primary asset manager for Beacon’s six million square foot industrial portfolio. Active in the community, he supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte and volunteers as a student mentor at Piedmont Open IB Middle School. He was a past Junior Board Member of the Gift of Adoption of the Carolinas. Pete graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in economics. Professionally, he is pursuing his CCIM designation, is a member of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties’ (NAIOP) Developing Leaders program and is a member of the Charlotte Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR). Pete is a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina.

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Sr. Partner, Industrial Division

Jon Morris

Jon has been with Beacon Partners since 1995 and has served in a variety of leasing, development, acquisition and asset management roles. Today, Jon oversees Beacon’s industrial development and acquisitions program, and has asset management responsibilities for a number of key investments including Beacon's 6.5 million square-foot industrial portfolio. He has also completed well over one million square feet of development projects for Beacon with two million square feet in the development pipeline on owned land. Jon serves as an executive committee member for the Dowd YMCA. From 2013-2015 he served as board chair for the Dowd YMCA and in 2012 as chairman of the Mecklenburg County Building Development Commission. He is also serves on the board of directors for The John Crosland School (formerly, Dore Academy), a school for children with learning disabilities where his oldest son was transformed during his five years of attendance. Jon is a graduate of Davidson College, where he received a B.A. in economics and German. Professionally, he is a past Charlotte chapter president and national board member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). Jon is a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Jeremy Carolina

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Receptionist

Anne Reap

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Director Of Marketing

Robin Bookmiller

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Senior Property Accountant

Monica Miller

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Kristy Venning

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Director Project Management

Matt Lucarelli

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Director

Sean Mcdonnell

Key Focus Areas
Acquisitions Asset Management Construction Development Leasing Property Management Individual Investors Institutional Investors
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