Edward W. Turville, CFA
Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer
Edward W. Turville CFA is the firm's Founder, Managing Partner, & Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Turville, CFA has been with the firm and its predecessors since inception in 1997, and has an extensive real estate and investment background with over 40 years of cumulative experience in these industries. He has held a number of senior positions with a prestigious group of investment firms including: Managing Director – Real Estate Division, Beach Investment Counsel Inc.; Principal – Dalton, Greiner, Hartman, Maher & Co.; and Director of Research, Senior Vice President – Johnson, Lane, Space, Smith & Co. Mr. Turville is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and a graduate of Rice University with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science.
John E. Webster, II
President, Director of Research
As the firm's President and Director of Research, Mr. Webster directs the firm's Atlanta Office and its research and marketing functions. He has a broad and in-depth background in real estate and real estate investing and has over 30 years experience in the industry. Mr. Webster has served as a real estate loan officer and asset manager for the Bank of Nova Scotia where he was responsible for an institutional portfolio of office, retail, hotel and condominium assets. He also has experience in real estate development and leasing in the industrial and office sectors. Mr. Webster has been with the firm since its inception, and has been a significant contributor to the development of our investment process. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Duke University and a Masters of Business Administration from Emory University.
Jon D. Dreith
Senior Vice President, Director of Operations/Trading
Mr. Dreith is our firm's Director of Trading and Operations. He oversees the firm's trading desk and operations, and is responsible for monitoring daily market activity for the firm. He is also responsible for all firm operational and accounting functions. Before joining REMS Group in 2002, he was a head trader and manager of the Margin Department at Ameritrade Inc. Mr. Dreith holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Bellevue at Nebraska.
Quentin Velleley, CFA
Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Velleley is an Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at the firm with broad experience in both US and International real estate securities. Mr. Velleley has over 20 years’ experience in global real estate analysis, most recently as a director in Citi Global Markets New York office where his role included covering US retail and healthcare REITS, and coordinating product for Citi’s global real estate research. At Citi Quentin was previously the Head of Australian Property Research and prior to that was a Manager in Real Estate Corporate Finance for a top 4 Accounting Firm. Mr. Velleley is a CFA charterholder and graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts, and from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Business Property.
James Howley, CFA
Senior Equity Analyst
Mr. Howley is a Senior Equity Analyst for our firm supporting the firm's fundamental research of publicly traded REIT and REOC common equities. Prior to joining REMS in 2014, Mr. Howley was an Equity Research Associate at Sandler O’Neill + Partners in New York, New York. His prior work experience also includes working as a Consulting Analyst at Accenture, Inc. in New York, New York. Mr. Howley is a CFA charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Bentley University.
Senior Equity Analyst
Ms. Woodham is a Senior Equity Analyst instrumental in the firm's fundamental research of publicly traded REIT and REOC common equities. Prior to joining REMS in 2015, Ms. Woodham was a Vice President of Structured Real Estate at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey where she originated and structured net lease investments for the bank’s portfolio. Prior to this, she was a Vice President of Investments at GIC Real Estate Inc. in San Francisco where she invested the foreign reserves of Singapore in publicly-traded U.S. REIT common equity and preferreds as well as joint ventures and other funds. Before this, Ms. Woodham was an Investment Banking Analyst and Associate at Seven Hills Partners in San Francisco. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration in Finance from the University of San Francisco.
Senior Equity Analyst
Mr. Varin is a Senior Equity Analyst for REMS, supporting the firm's fundamental research of publicly traded REIT and REOC common equities. Prior to joining REMS in 2017, Mr. Varin was an Investment Analyst for Hawkeye Capital Management, a value-oriented hedge fund in New York, New York. His research responsibilities included analysis of investment opportunities within the industrials, retail, real estate and energy sectors. Prior to working with Hawkeye, Mr. Varin was a Senior Analyst on Citi’s global research real estate team in New York, New York, where his sector coverage included US office, industrials and lodging. Mr. Varin began at Citi as a Research Associate on the global real estate team before being promoted to Senior Associate and ultimately progressing to Senior Analyst. He graduated from Canisius College with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Sharon Margetson, CFA, CIPM
Vice President, Senior Research Analyst
Ms. Margetson is a Vice President and Senior Research Analyst for our firm and is responsible for the quantitative aspects of our investment process. In her capacity as a Research Analyst she also oversees statistical research, portfolio analyses, and the firm's research database. She is also actively involved in developing enhancements to our portfolio analyses. Ms. Margetson has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics with Highest Honor and a Certificate in Economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and the Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement designation and is a member of the CFA Institute, the CIPM Association and the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals (formerly CFA Society of Atlanta) where she has been actively involved in various roles - Chair of the Volunteer Committee, Board Secretary and Trustee.
Vice President/Trader, Financial Analyst
Ms. Zapalski is a Vice President/Trader and Financial Analyst for the firm. In her capacity as a Trader, she works with Mr. Dreith in the execution and oversight of the firm's trading operations. As the firm's Financial Analyst, she oversees our internal financials and accounting. Ms. Zapalski was an Assistant Controller at First Florida Bank prior to joining our firm. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance (with honors) from the University of Miami.
Ms. Kesyakova is an Equity Trader for the firm. In her daily responsibilities, she works with Mr. Dreith and Mrs. Zapalski in the execution of trading operations and assistance in portfolio activities. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, she completed a Research Analyst Internship with an asset management company specializing in the fixed income sector. As part of their Municipal Credit Department, she supported a team of credit analysts on various day-to-day administrative and analytical tasks. She has also worked on credit-related projects while part of the High-Grade Credit Research team. Ms. Kesyakova is a recent graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Candace Chapman, CPA
Executive Vice President, Director of Marketing - (404) 582-8996
Ms. Chapman is an Excutive Vice President and our Director of Marketing. She oversees marketing and client service for the firm. Her background in marketing and client service includes: Principal, C2 & Associates, Ltd., an institutional investment marketing firm, Partner, Director of Marketing and Client Service, New Amsterdam Partners LLC, a New York investment advisor, and National Director of Marketing for Watson Wyatt Consulting, an institutional investment consulting firm.
She is a Certified Public Accountant and served as a Director for Cagle's, Inc., an American Stock Exchange listed corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance as well as a Masters of Accounting with a specialization in taxation from the University of Georgia.
Chief Compliance Officer
Ms. Ryan is the firm's Chief Compliance Officer and is responsible for a broad range of compliance issues and client service for the firm. She oversees all compliance matters including SEC reporting and compliance, firm policies and procedures compliance, state and local regulatory compliance, and client investment objective and policy compliance. Ms. Ryan joined us in 2018. She has more than 10 years of compliance experience in the financial industry and has assisted with the implementation and oversight of compliance programs at several investment firms. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Education.