The BGC Advantage Team

Our team includes staff professionals with direct experience in development, construction, property management, tax credit syndication, and asset management. Many of our professionals have expertise, having held previous positions with HUD and various Public Housing Authorities, in regional administration, training, and policy development.  We ensure that what we propose to do will be beneficial to all concerned, which leads to successful projects, enduring partnerships, and good will.

Holly Knight
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Satellite Office:
1000 Highland Colony Parkway
Suite 5203
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Office Phone:
318-224-2997

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As a former US Department of Housing and Urban Development employee, Knight brings technical experience and competence in both housing redevelopment and community revitalization.  She is a certified mixed-finance professional.  A graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Public Administration program and a highly awarded disaster recovery and rebuild professional, Knight has worked as BGC developer/consultant to secure over $600 million in financing sources in the past 4 years for public housing authorities converting through RAD.  These projects are in rural and urban areas across the south and southwest. These projects consist of both 9% and 4% tax credit projects as well as projects that needed to leverage debt only as part of their revitalization efforts. As a HUD Sustainability Subject Matter Expert, she has assisted numerous developments with redesign and financing.  Her experience with design, build and sustainable technologies assisted with her redevelopment of over 3,500 units of affordable housing in the Gulf Coast after Katrina and makes her an asset when working with HACT projects. BGC Resume_Knight

Lisa Phillips

CHIEF OPERATING
OFFICER

1910 Farmerville Highway
Ruston, LA 71270

318-243-5671
lisa@bgcadvantage.com

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Phillips has over 30 years of affordable housing experience and 40 years of executive business management experience. Phillips will represent BGC Advantage for all business matters and negotiate any third-party reports required during the pre-development process. She is a certified tax credit management professional, compliance specialist, civil rights and fair housing specialist, and is a certified HR management professional. Phillips is experienced in compliance and reporting and will assist in document review and ensuring timely submissions to appropriate agencies.

Adrian Fields

VICE PRESIDENT, 
OPERATIONS & STRATEGY

1910 Farmerville Highway
Ruston, LA 71270

205-910-0115
adrian@bgcadvantage.com

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With over 20 years’ experience in the affordable housing industry, Adrian Peterson-Fields has served in many capacities including Senior Auditor for HUD’s Office of Inspector General, Senior Quality Assurance Specialist out stationed for HUD, Division Director for the Office of Public Housing for HUD in the Birmingham, Alabama Field Office, and Chief Operating Officer for the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District. 

As Vice President of Operations and Strategy for BGC Advantage, Adrian will steer the company in three primary disciplines; 1) Finance 2) Development and 3) Asset Management. With a goal of transforming communities and changing outcomes for residents, Fields will implement a strong and sustainable financial platform, ensure compliance, and further position BGC Advantage as an industry leader in real estate development, management, and consulting. Under her guidance, Fields will cultivate high-performing employees through innovative career planning and will maximize positive impact for clients and communities through strategic partnerships. 

JoAnn Rodriguez

VICE PRESIDENT, ASSET & CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

6600 Chase Oaks Bvld. Ste. 150 Plano, Texas 75023
214-723-3770
jrodriguez@bgcadvantage.com

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Joann Rodriguez brings over twenty years of affordable housing experience with public housing authorities and private management companies to BGC Advantage. She will utilize her diverse background to assist BGC Advantage with monitoring long term asset performance. She brings a wealth of HUD knowledge regarding FHA finance projects, HUD multi-family rental assistance, and 202/PARC/ 811 projects. Rodriguez’s HUD and public housing experience has given her a better understanding and appreciation for PHA managers with small and large housing needs. She has assisted numerous entities in RAD, HOPE VI, and other tax credit developments. She was also responsible for $144 million annually in housing assistance contracts. In addition, she serves as trainer for the Texas Housing Association, specializing in HUD, Rural Housing, HOME, NSP, and tax credit programs.

Demetria Simpson

VICE PRESIDENT,
DEVELOPMENT

1910 Farmerville Hwy
Ruston, LA 71270
601-606-2597
dsimpson@bgcadvantage.com

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Katie Anderson

VICE PRESIDENT,
PUBLIC HOUSING RELATIONS

400 W. Capitol, Suite 1732
Little Rock, AR 72201
318-957-0483
kanderson@bgcadvantage.com

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Katie will be working closely with RAD projects and small PHA conversion efforts to help entities convert from the public housing platform to affordable housing. She will be assisting agencies with training, education on policies and processes as well as PHA conversions. Her experience as an executive director of a housing authority and her low income housing tax credit experience are fields that will lend to her interaction with housing authorities, housing agencies, investors, lenders, and community representatives. She is recognized nationally as an expert training provider and will continue to provide those services . Katie will continue to be available as a NAHRO trainer as well as enhancing the suite of training options that BGC provides.

Christianne Brunini

VICE PRESIDENT,
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 5203 | Ridgeland, MS 39157
769-798-8809
cbrunini@bgcadvantage.com

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As VP of Business Development, Christianne Brunini will be responsible for fostering business success for the organization, including company growth, market share, and brand recognition within affordable housing development industry.  She will be assisting with strategic development opportunities and roll-out of new programs and services, while building the business network and improving client relationships. With the goal of further positioning BGC Advantage as the premier RAD development expert and the leader in Affordable Housing Asset Repositioning, Brunini will be responsible for designing and executing multi-channel marketing and communications strategies that promote brand awareness, forge new partnerships, and foster positive resident experiences.

Ashley Wilson

DIRECTOR,
DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

1910 Farmerville Highway
Ruston, LA 71270

318-224-2997 ext. 1012
ashley@bgcadvantage.com

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Wilson has over 20 years of finance, credit underwriting, and affordable housing experience. Her depth of knowledge as an underwriter and providing cost certification will provide invaluable assistance in completing and submitting low-income housing tax credit applications. Wilson has performed a variety of advanced financial analyses to determine present and forecasted financial health of the projects and entities. Her financial and tax credit consulting experience brings a holistic approach to the team. She has submitted assisted in submitting and consulted on over 6000 units of affordable housing and low-income housing tax credits. She is a certified tax credit professional and has a HCCP Certified HOME and Fair Housing Certification.

Jennifer Croxton

PROJECT
MANAGER

1910 Farmerville Highway
Ruston, LA 71270
318-224-2997 ext. 1013
jcroxton@bgcadvantage.com

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Croxton brings experience to the team from City government. Her knowledge of planning and zoning and compliance with federal programs will provide excellent resources for submitting LIHTC applications. She is familiar with maintaining building standards and compliance with project reporting.

Fannie Brown

PROJECT MANAGER,
DEVELOPMENT

1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 5203 | Ridgeland, MS 39157
601-265-0433
fbrown@bgcadvantage.com

Todaé Charles

ASSET MANAGER,
OPERATIONS

6600 Chase Oaks Bvld. Ste. 150 Plano, Texas 75023
318-245-4666
tcharles@bgcadvantage.com

La Tonya Smith, TCS, COS, SHCM 

ASSET MANAGER, COMPLIANCE

6600 Chase Oaks Bvld. Ste. 150 Plano, Texas 75023
318-245-2602
latonya@bgcadvantage.com

Scott Rhodes

PROJECT MANAGER,
CONSTRUCTION

6600 Chase Oaks Bvld. Ste. 150 Plano, Texas 75023
318-245-8645
srhodes@bgcadvantage.com

Brian Pickett

PROJECT MANAGER,
CONSTRUCTION

6600 Chase Oaks Bvld. Ste. 150 Plano, Texas 75023
318-245-2625
bpickett@bgcadvantage.com

ALISHA GANT

PROJECT
COORDINATOR

1910 Farmerville Highway
Ruston, LA 71270
419-360-0875
agant@bgcadvantage.com

KATIE SOCHA

PROJECT
COORDINATOR

1910 Farmerville Highway
Ruston, LA 71270
318-513-3506
ksocha@bgcadvantage.com

Michael McCullum

PROJECT 
COORDINATOR

1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 5203 | Ridgeland, MS 39157
318-224-2997
mmccullum@bgcadvantage.com

KADI KNOX

PROJECT
COORDINATOR

1910 Farmerville Highway
Ruston,  LA 71270
318-242-2997 ext. 1014
kknox@bgcadvantage.com

Curtis Gittinger

SPECIAL PROJECTS
COORDINATOR

6600 Chase Oaks Bvld. Ste. 150 Plano, Texas 75023
419-504-8815
cgittinger@bgcadvantage.com

Jennifer Wilder 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO
HOLLY KNIGHT

1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 5203 | Ridgeland, MS 39157
601-540-2772
jwilder@bgcadvantage.com

Shawna McLemore

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO
LISA PHILLIPS

1910 Farmerville Highway
Ruston, LA 71270
3182-232-1550 ext. 1002
shawna@bgcadvantage.com

Kim Bennett

CONTROLLER

1910 Farmerville Highway
Ruston, LA 71270
318-513-3303
kim@mandtprop.com

Sue McCallum

PAYROLL/HUMAN RESOURCES

1910 Farmerville Highway
Ruston, LA 71270
318-513-3304
sue@mandtprop.com

Claudia Sikes

FINANCE ACCOUNTANT

1910 Farmerville Highway
Ruston, LA 71270
318-513-3309
claudia@mandtprop.com

Brandy Witt

SENIOR FINANCE ACCOUNTANT

1910 Farmerville Highway
Ruston, LA 71270
318-224-2997 ext. 1029
bwitt@bgcadvantage.com

Alex Bullis

FINANCE ACCOUNTANT

1910 Farmerville Highway
Ruston, LA 71270
318-224-2997 ext. 1005
abullis@bgcadvantage.com

Sherrie Aulds

ACCOUNTANT

1910 Farmerville Highway
Ruston, LA 71270
318-513-3502
sherrie@mandtprop.com