Team

Wes McAdams, Managing Partner, Abacus Capital Real Estate Investors North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia
Wes McAdams
Managing Partner
Wes McAdams, Managing Partner, Abacus Capital Real Estate Investors North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia
Wes McAdams
Managing Partner

Education

  • UNC-Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School, MBA
  • Washington & Lee, BA
  • London School of Economics
  • Durham Academy

Experience

  • Trinity Capital
  • Carr Properties, a JPMorgan Special Situation Property Fund portfolio company
  • Eastdil Secured/Wells Fargo Securities
  • ASB Capital Management
  • Walker & Dunlop

Wes leads all aspects of Abacus Capital’s investment activities. In this capacity, his responsibilities include overall investment strategy formation, capital raising, acquisition sourcing, transaction structuring, business plan implementation, ongoing asset oversight and portfolio management.

Wes’ unique perspective on identifying compelling risk-adjusted real estate investment opportunities has been cultivated over 15+ years and >$3.0B of transactions as a large cap private equity investor, a bulge bracket real estate investment banker and most recently as a principal at one of the most active and fastest growing real estate private equity operating groups in the Southeastern US. Through these diverse yet complementary experiences, Wes has acquired/developed, administered and harvested investments as both an LP and GP in many of the 25 largest markets in the country and nearly every major product type including office, industrial, multifamily, retail, self storage and MHC assets.

Wes graduated with distinction from Washington & Lee University and earned an MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Brick Bryant, Partner, Abacus Capital Real Estate Investors North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia
Brick Bryant
Partner

Education

  • University of North Carolina, BA
  • NC Licensed Broker-In-Charge
  • Charlotte Latin School

Experience

  • Trinity Partners
  • Lighting Energy Solutions
  • Sageworth Properties
  • Thomas Building Company

Brick has primary leadership over all aspects of the execution of Abacus Capital’s investment activities. In this capacity, his responsibilities include overall investment strategy formation, acquisition execution, transaction structuring, business plan implementation, ongoing asset oversight and portfolio management. In addition, Brick leads the firm’s capital raising and investor relations initiatives.

Brick’s expertise in the spatial markets complements the firm’s differentiated perspective on the real estate capital markets to provide clients with a comprehensive approach to managing risk and driving outperformance in the firm’s investment activities.

Brick graduated from UNC and as a licensed Broker-in-Charge leads the brokerage efforts of Abacus’ sister company. Brick is also very active in the local community having coached for 10+ years at Myers Park Trinity Little League and as well as currently serving as the Chairman of the Parents Council at First Presbyterian Church.

Mason Ellerbe
Vice President
Mason Ellerbe
Vice President

Education

  • UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, MBA
  • Wofford College, BA
  • Charlotte Latin School

Experience

  • Lennar Multifamily Communities
  • Lincoln Property Company

Mason is primarily responsible for administering all aspects of Abacus Capital’s investment activities. This includes underwriting, sourcing, financing, asset management and execution of existing assets as well as new opportunities.

Prior to joining Abacus Cpaital, Mason worked with several leading national multi-family development and investment firms.

Mason graduated from Wofford College and earned an MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Mason is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and serves as a youth basketball coach.

Amber Simpson, Controller, Abacus Capital Real Estate Investors North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia
Amber Simpson
Controller
Amber Simpson, Controller, Abacus Capital Real Estate Investors North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia
Amber Simpson
Controller

Education

  • University of Dayton, BS
  • Youngstown State University

Experience

  • Port City Java Franchise Owner
  • Banc of America Securities

Amber is responsible for all aspects of the financial management of the firm.  In this capacity, she has primary leadership over property and corporate accounting, cash management and investor reporting.

Amber previously owned and operated a retail franchise for 10 years and was a Vice President at Banc of America Securities where she led a trading and sales management reporting team.

Amber graduated from the University of Dayton.  She has served as Treasurer for a Parent- Teacher Organization and a local Girl Scout troop and also coached recreational soccer for 5 years.