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.
Director of Leasing
Kelly Wilson has over 30 years of combined experience in Retail Real Estate Leasing, Hospitality and Food and Beverage. Kelly was also instrumental in the conception, operation and ownership of several independent bar & restaurant concepts in the Metro Atlanta Area from the mid 1980’s thru the early 90’s. Having worked on both the Tenant and Landlord/Owner side of retail real estate, gives Kelly a unique insight into the art of deal making from both perspectives. Kelly is currently a Senior Associate with The Windsor Realty Group, a boutique real estate firm specializing in Tenant Representation for local, regional and national tenants over the retail, office and industrial platforms. Recently Kelly held a Senior Leasing Manager position with Lennar Commercial/Rialto Capital Management. Kelly’s primary responsibility was the 3rd party leasing of a 3+ million square foot Class A Lifestyle and Power Center portfolio which included properties such as The Avenue(s) East Cobb, West Cobb, Peachtree City, Viera (FL) and North Point MarketCenter.
Kelly is a licensed real estate salesperson in Georgia and is an active member of the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers).
Other notable qualifications include:
- Senior VP of Leasing for Ben Carter Enterprises, instrumental in the launch of the recently opened Tanger Outlets – Pooler, GA
- Director of Retail Leasing at Thomas Enterprises, responsible for leasing over 2 million square feet of high end lifestyle and power centers across the the US.
- Franchise Sales Director for Raving Brands (Moe’s Southwest Grill, Doc Green’s, Monkey Joe’s, Shane’s Rib Shack, Mama Fu’s Asian House, Flying Biscuit Cafe)
- Retail Leasing Representative for Paradise Development Group (Primarily Publix grocery anchored centers); and
- Franchise Sales Director for Blimpie Subs and Salads.
Lisa Graham has over 35 years of combined experience in Retail Real Estate Leasing, Retail Sales and Management, Retail Buyer and Restaurant Industry. Lisa was also co-owner and operator of an independent restaurant in the Marietta Square. The perspective of working on both the Tenant and Landlord/Owner side of retail real estate, gives Lisa a very unique insight into deal making from both perspectives.
Lisa is currently a Senior Associate with The Windsor Realty Group, a boutique real estate firm specializing in Tenant Representation for local, regional and national tenants over the retail, office and industrial platforms. Recently Lisa held a Director of Retail Leasing position with Healey Weatherholtz Properties and was primarily responsible for the leasing of 1 million square feet of Boutique Shopping Centers in the Metro Atlanta Area and Colorado Springs Area such as: Shops Around Lenox, Paper Mill Village, Peachtree City Marketplace, Woodlawn Square and Chapel Hill Commons.
Lisa is a licensed real estate salesperson in Georgia and is an active member of the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers).
Other notable qualifications include:
- Cosmetics and Fragrance Buyer at Saks Fifth Ave – Atlanta, GA
- Cosmetics and Fragrance Buyer at Bloomingdales – NYC, NY
- Cosmetics and Fragrance Manager at Burdines – Miami. FL
Keith Campbell, CPA
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.
Director of Property Management
Chase Jerol is Director of Property Management where he is responsible for overseeing the operations of Madison Retail’s current portfolio, along with the centers managed by Tri-Kell investments. He also works closely with the leasing and construction staff to manage tenant build-out and capital improvements.
With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Chase has diverse experiences in retail marketing, development and management. Chase began his commercial real estate career with Tri-Kell Investments, Inc. in 1988.