Our dedicated team of seasoned professionals offers over 50 years of combined real estate and community development experience. Through an in-depth understanding of community planning and residential market demand, our team strives to create desirable communities within the country’s most sought-after cities and neighborhoods. We pride ourselves on creating homes complete with unparalleled service and worry-free convenience, making the “American Dream” a reality for families at any stage of life.
Meet Our Executive Team
With over three decades of real estate experience, Richard Ross combines strategic thinking, operations, and financial expertise in capital and debt markets. Mr. Ross formerly held the position of Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Branch Properties, a grocery-anchored shopping center real estate company focused on the Southeastern US, as well as Chief Financial Officer and later Chief Executive Officer of Trade Street Residential, Inc., a publicly traded multi-family REIT also focused on the Southeastern US market. Mr. Ross currently serves as a director of Independence Realty Trust, Inc. and is a certified Public Accountant in Florida and Georgia.
James Howley brings more than a decade of institutional real estate and financial experience. Prior to joining Quinn, he served as a Director of Strategic Planning and Investments for QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), where he supported QTS’ corporate and strategic finance function including financial planning and analysis, budgeting, capital markets, investor relations and strategic initiatives. Prior to QTS, he was a Senior Investment Analyst at Real Estate Management Services Group, where he was responsible for originating and underwriting investments in publicly traded real estate, with a focus on the residential and hospitality spaces, among others. Mr. Howley leverages his extensive financial and real estate experience to streamline processes and execute on the momentum of Quinn’s rapidly growing portfolio.
Douglas Caraballo brings 15 years of experience in the acquisition and development of master planned communities and large parcels both in the U.S. and abroad to the Quinn Residences team. He formerly held the position of Chief Executive Officer of SPP Hospitality, an internal real estate investment division of VAAL in New York. Mr. Caraballo was responsible for acquiring and developing part of Myrtle Beach Air Force Base while serving as Managing Director of RWO Acquisitions. His direct role focused on development and repositioning of raw land through entitlements. Mr. Caraballo acquired a portfolio of 175 homes in New york and successfully sold it in 2006.
Former Vice President of Operations and Finance for Invitation Homes, Colleen Yeager was responsible for the entire South Florida portfolio for the nation’s largest single-family residences platform. Her experience within Operational and Asset Management directly with multi-family apartments and single-family homes makes her a vital asset to the Quinn Residences team. As an experienced leader with both start up and stabilized portfolios, Ms. Yeager has collaborated and facilitated the financial management, acquisitions, and dispositions of over 5,000 single-family residential homes.
Andrew Hughes brings 13 years of financial and accounting experience to the Quinn team, in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Quinn, he was the controller of a Miami-based private investment firm focusing on various high growth industry verticals primarily in the financial services sector. Mr. Hughes also spent six years with a publicly traded company in the manufacturing & mining sector, where he held various roles managing business planning and operations, financial reporting, and internal audit. There, a multi-national merger took Mr. Hughes to London to integrate and establish the global finance department for the company. Mr. Hughes began his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers in New York in the Financial Services group.
Zach Persky leads Quinn Residence's underwriting and investment approval processes. Mr. Persky previously worked in acquisitions with Passco Companies where they closed on approximately $200 million of multifamily apartments during his time there. Prior to Passco, he was an associate in the real estate investment banking group at KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc. where he worked on equity and debt issuance for Public REITs and corporate M&A.
Sherry Sims brings a wealth of experience to the Quinn Residences team, in both the public and private sectors. She maintains our Atlanta and Miami offices by analysis and assessments with daily planning to ensure organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and safety. Ms. Sims encourages the team to achieve objectives and excel.