Principals

EDWARD PEASE

Ed Pease is Principal of Oak Hall Companies, LLC, a real estate development and investment firm. Mr. Pease is a seasoned and successful commercial real estate investor/ developer, with a proven track record of market analysis, site selection, pre-development, permitting, construction coordination, governmental issues, leasing and tenant relationships. Mr. Pease has more than two decades of experience investing in and developing freestanding retail developments, shopping centers and specialty medical centers.

Prior to OHC, he was a partner for eighteen years at Landstone LLC and Landstone Medical Properties, LLC. There, he developed projects for companies including Kroger, Food Lion, Home Depot, Lowe’s and Kmart. Additional developments included over twenty freestanding drug store locations, throughout the southeast. Tenants included CVS, Walgreen’s and Rite Aid. In addition to retail development, Landstone developed the largest suburban medical campus in Memphis, Tennessee, Wolf River Medical Office Complex.

Mr. Pease has served on several boards in the Atlanta area and is a founding member of Costa Rica Mission Partners (CRMP). CRMP runs multiple mission programs including medical, educational and housing.

DAVID M. SMITH

David M. Smith is Principal of Oak Hall Companies, a real estate development and investment firm. Mr. Smith has more than a quarter of a century success in commercial, residential and mixed-use development. Previously, he was President at Hedgewood Development, LLC managing project strategy, concepts and executions of all land acquisitions, entitlements and development transactions involving over $200 million of residential and mixed-use developments. These developments were cutting edge mixed-use developments that were sought after by several Atlanta communities. In some cases, communities formed tax allocation districts (TAD) in order to facilitate the development of a Hedgewood mixed-use community.

Hedgewood’s downtown Woodstock, Georgia development was highly acclaimed and is the standard for many downtown urban redevelopments. The Woodstock project consisted of 32 acres, 300 residences and 96,000 sq. ft. of retail/office space. This project received the 2006 Best in America Living Award (Silver), the 2006 Atlanta Regional Commission – Development of Excellence Award and the 2008 International Charter award from Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU).

Hedgewood’s Vickery development in Cumming, GA consisted of 240 acres, 500 residences, 150,000 sq.ft. of retail/office space along with a 50,000 sq.ft. YMCA. This project received 2006 Best in America Living Award (Platinum) and The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Development of Excellence Award.

Mr. Smith has served as President of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and has served on the Board of the Home Builders Association of Georgia and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

WILLIAM “TAD” BRASWELL

Tad Braswell is Principal of Oak Hall Companies, a real estate development and investment firm. Mr. Braswell has previously served as President of TND Development Corporation and Director of Development for Liberty Development Corporation. A native of Atlanta, he started his career as a registered landscape architect working in site development of industrial, commercial, civic and residential projects. His role rapidly expanded to include entitlements and rezoning, raising capital, investor management, project supervision, project estimating and more. Mr. Braswell has served on the task force to rewrite the DeKalb County, GA zoning code and served as the Chairman of the DeKalb Chapter of the Council for Quality Growth.

While at TND Development and Liberty Development, Tad was responsible for the construction of over 1000 lots in the metro Atlanta area. This was a combination of his own developments and fee developments for national homebuilders. Over Tad’s career in the residential development business, he has developed a vast network of relationships with key real estate brokers, contractors and national builders. Tad continues building on these relationships today.

Mr. Braswell is very involved with the Boy Scouts of America.