Our People

A Dedicated Team of Professionals

Stephen H. Whisenant

Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Whisenant has 45 years of experience in commercial real estate encompassing development, leasing and management. In addition, he is Co-Managing Partner, with John A. (Jay) Williams, Jr., in Haven Campus Communities which they formed in 2013. Mr. Whisenant began his commercial real estate career in 1969 with Candler and Griffith overseeing their shopping center development, leasing and management activities. In 1972 Mr. Whisenant formed Tri-Kell Investments with John A. Williams and A. Douglas Bates to develop and own shopping centers. In 2003 Mr. Whisenant and John A. Williams formed Madison Retail, LLC to develop, lease and manage shopping centers and mixed-use projects. Since 1969 Mr. Whisenant has been involved with over 40 retail projects totaling several million square feet of space.
Mr. Whisenant received both B.S. and M.S. degrees in management from Georgia Tech and holds a Georgia Real Estate Broker’s license. He is a member of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and a past member of its Management Alumni Council and Alexander-Tharpe “Golden T Circle”. He is a former General Chairman of the Empty Stocking Fund, founder and first chair of the Board of Trustees of Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School, founder of Los Ninos Primero, an International Business Fellow with subsequent study at the London School of Business, a past member of the Washington Quarterly Roundtable at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a visiting instructor at Georgia Tech, Georgia State and the Darden School of the University of Virginia.

John M. Foley

Vice President, Development

With over 20 years of construction, design / build and development experience, John serves as Vice President of Development and is responsible for all aspects of the site selection, design and engineering coordination, pre-construction, construction and delivery processes of each project.
John is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction and served as President of the School of Architecture. John also graduated cum laude from Georgia State University where he earned a secondary Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Real Estate and a Certificate in Hospitality Administration. John holds a Georgia Real Estate license and is a CCIM Candidate.

Courtney Brumbelow

Director of Leasing

As Executive Vice President of Ackerman Retail, a division of Ackerman & Co., Courtney directs the leasing of the firm’s retail properties and its third-party property assignments, assisting in the expansion of the retail platform throughout the Southeast. Courtney brings more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience and has completed more than 400 real estate transactions in excess of $170 million.
Courtney provides clients expertise across a broad range of retail property types in all phases of the development cycle,from inception to completion, including space design, proforma analysis, market evaluation and deal negotiations. She has a successful track record of identifying synergistic national, regional and local operators to maximize leasing at Ackerman Retail and third-party properties.
Prior to joining Ackerman, she was Vice President of Leasing at Moonbeam Capital Investments, a vertically integrated private equity group with properties located throughout the country. At Moonbeam, Courtney oversaw a 3.5-millionsquare-foot portfolio of shopping centers, enclosed malls and offices. Prior to Moonbeam, Courtney was Director of Real Estate at Penn Hodge Properties, where she was responsible for development, leasing and property management of its real estate portfolio.
CREDENTIALS AND AFFILIATIONS
Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Member, Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of Georgia and State of Alabama
University of West Georgia, Bachelor of Science

Keith Campbell, CPA

Controller

Keith Campbell, CPA is the Controller and is primarily responsible for overseeing the daily financial operations.
Prior to joining Madison Retail, Keith worked as a Tax Manager with a mid-size public accounting firm in the Atlanta area and with KPMG, NY for a total of 12 years. Keith graduated from Hofstra University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Trish Hill

Assistant Property Manager/Property Accountant

Madison Retail, LLC
3284 Northside Parkway, N.W.
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone (770) 818-4094
Fax (770) 818-4131

Our People

Corporate

Stephen H. Whisenant

Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer

Development

John M. Foley

Vice President, Development

Leasing
Ackerman Retail

Courtney Brumbelow

Director of Leasing

Finance

Keith Campbell, CPA

Controller

Property Management

Trish Hill

Assistant Property Manager/Property Accountant

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