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 goodwill.

Leadership

HOLLY KNIGHT

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Lisa Phillips

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

ASHLEY WILSON

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

HOLLY KNIGHT

Before launching her private development enterprise, Knight spent 15 years as a US Department of Housing and Urban Development employee. Knight specializes in assisting Public Housing Authorities through her 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 professional. As a developer, Knight has worked to leverage over $975 million in financing sources for public housing authorities converting through RAD and Asset Repositioning. With partnerships and projects in rural and urban areas across 13 states, these developments 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

Email:info@bgcadvantage.com

Address:1000 Highland Colony ParkwaySuite 5203

City State Zip:Ridgeland, MS 39157

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Lisa Phillips

Phillips has over 30 years of affordable housing experience and 40 years of executive business management experience. Phillips will represent Knight Development 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.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

ASHLEY WILSON

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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.

Email:ashley@bgcadvantage.com

Cell Phone:318-512-2143

Direct Line:318-513-3312

Address:1910 Farmerville Highway

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

Executive Team

KATIE ANDERSON

VP, PUBLIC HOUSING RELATIONS

CHRISTIANNE BRUNINI

VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

VP, PUBLIC HOUSING RELATIONS

KATIE ANDERSON

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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.

Email:kanderson@bgcadvantage.com

Phone:318-957-0483

Address:400 W. Capitol, Suite 1732

City State Zip:Little Rock, AR 72201

VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

CHRISTIANNE BRUNINI

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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 Knight Development 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.

Email:cbrunini@bgcadvantage.com

Phone:769-798-8809

Address:1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 5203

City State Zip:Ridgeland, MS 39157

Media Inquiries:*Media Inquiries Point of Contact

Development

JENNIFER CROXTON

DIRECTOR

Bethany Collie

COORDINATOR

Brittani Ellis Grafton

COORDINATOR

TOMICA MCDONALD

COORDINATOR

KADI KNOX CANALES

COORDINATOR

KATIE SOCHA

COORDINATOR

RYAN EMERICK

PLANNER/GIS SPECIALIST

JENNIFER ABERNATHY

SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO CEO

La’Kesheia Butler

SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR

DIRECTOR

JENNIFER CROXTON

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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.

Email:jcroxton@bgcadvantage.com

Direct Line:318-513-3313

Address:1910 Farmerville Highway

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

COORDINATOR

Bethany Collie

Email:bcollie@bgcadvantage.com

Phone:318-513-3327

Address:1910 Farmerville Highway

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

COORDINATOR

Brittani Ellis Grafton

Email:bgrafton@bgcadvantage.com

Phone:318-957-0192

Address:1910 Farmerville Highway

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

COORDINATOR

TOMICA MCDONALD

Email:tmcdonald@bgcadvantage.com

Cell Phone: 318-548-7908

Direct Line:318-513-3318

Address:1910 Farmerville Hwy

City, State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

COORDINATOR

KADI KNOX CANALES

Email:kknox@bgcadvantage.com

Direct Line:318-513-3314

Address:1910 Farmerville Highway

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

COORDINATOR

KATIE SOCHA

Email:ksocha@bgcadvantage.com

Direct Line:318-513-3506

Cell Phone:318-547-8350

Address:1910 Farmerville Highway

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

PLANNER/GIS SPECIALIST

RYAN EMERICK

Email:remerick@bgcadvantage.com

Direct Line:318-513-3316

Address:1910 Farmerville Highway

City, State, Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO CEO

JENNIFER ABERNATHY

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Email:jwilder@bgcadvantage.com

Phone:601-540-2772

Address:1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 5203

City State Zip:Ridgeland, MS 39157

SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR

La’Kesheia Butler

Email:lbutler@bgcadvantage.com

Phone:318-513-3320

Address:1910 Farmerville Highway

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

Development Finance

ALEX BULLIS

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

JAMIE KELLY

ANALYST

THEA HEFLIN

ANALYST

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

ALEX BULLIS

Email:abullis@bgcadvantage.com

Phone:318-513-3305

Address:1910 Farmerville Highway

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

ANALYST

JAMIE KELLY

Email:jkelly@bgcadvantage.com

Phone:402-540-3425

Address:1910 Farmerville Highway

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71720

ANALYST

THEA HEFLIN

Email:theflin@bgcadvantage.com

Phone:817-565-8732

Address:1910 Farmerville Hwy

City, State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

Asset Management

LA TONYA SMITH, Ph.D.

DIRECTOR

TODAÉ CHARLES

OPERATIONS MANAGER

DIRECTOR

LA TONYA SMITH, Ph.D.

Email:latonya@bgcadvantage.com

Phone:318-245-2602

Address:1910 Farmerville Hwy

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

OPERATIONS MANAGER

TODAÉ CHARLES

Email:tcharles@bgcadvantage.com

Cell Phone:318-245-4666

Address:1910 Farmerville Hwy

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

Construction Management

SCOTT RHODES

PROJECT MANAGER

BRIAN PICKETT

PROJECT MANAGER

Sean Place

PROJECT MANAGER

Chermeca “Meca” Hopson

SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR

PROJECT MANAGER

SCOTT RHODES

Email:srhodes@bgcadvantage.com

Phone:318-245-8645

Address:1910 Farmerville Hwy

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

PROJECT MANAGER

BRIAN PICKETT

Email:bpickett@bgcadvantage.com

Phone:318-245-2625

Address:1910 Farmerville Hwy

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

PROJECT MANAGER

Sean Place

Email:space@bgcadvantage.com

Address:1910 Farmerville Highway

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR

Chermeca “Meca” Hopson

Email:chopson@bgcadvantage.com

Phone:318-548-0018

Address:1910 Farmerville Hwy

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

Acquisitions & Business Development

FANNIE BROWN

PROJECT MANAGER

JESSICA TRIPI

PROJECT MANAGER

JESSICA BEAVERS

DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST/HEALTH & HOUSING COORDINATOR

ANNA WILKINSON

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/PHA RELATIONS

PROJECT MANAGER

FANNIE BROWN

 

Email:fbrown@bgcadvantage.com

Cell Phone:318-265-2329

Address:1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 5203

City State Zip:Ridgeland, MS 39157

PROJECT MANAGER

JESSICA TRIPI

DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST/HEALTH & HOUSING COORDINATOR

JESSICA BEAVERS

Email:jbeavers@bgcadvantage.com

Phone:318-243-4303

Address:1910 Farmerville Hwy

City, State, Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/PHA RELATIONS

ANNA WILKINSON

Email:awilkinson@bgcadvantage.com

Phone:601-433-4277

Address:1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 5203

City State Zip:Ridgeland, MS 39157

Accounting, Administration & Operations

KIM BENNETT

CONTROLLER

KIM STRONGMAN

HR & PAYROLL DIRECTOR

SHERRIE AULDS

ACCOUNTANT

SHAWNA MCLEMORE

EXEC. ASSISTANT TO LISA PHILLIPS

SAMANTHA SCARBROUGH

OFFICE MANAGER/HR ASSISTANT

CONTROLLER

KIM BENNETT

Email:kim@mandtprop.com

Cell Phone:318-381-0826

Direct Line:318-513-3303

Address:1910 Farmerville Highway

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

HR & PAYROLL DIRECTOR

KIM STRONGMAN

Email:kstrongman@mandtprop.com

Phone:318-513-3304

Address:1910 Farmerville Highway

City, State, Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

ACCOUNTANT

SHERRIE AULDS

Email:sherrie@mandtprop.com

Cell Phone:318-547-1308

Direct Line:318-513-3502

Address:1910 Farmerville Highway

City State Zip:Ruston, LA 71270

EXEC. ASSISTANT TO LISA PHILLIPS

SHAWNA MCLEMORE

Email:shawna@bgcadvantage.com

Cell Phone:318-977-2203

Direct Line:318-513-3302

Address:Ruston, LA 71270

City State Zip:1910 Farmerville Highway

OFFICE MANAGER/HR ASSISTANT

SAMANTHA SCARBROUGH

Email:SScarbrough@mandtprop.com

Direct Line:(318)-513-3308

Address:1910 Farmerville Highway

City, State, Zip:Ruston, LA 71270