Our Management Team

Jerry Wilkinson
Founder and Chairman of The Wilkinson Companies

Jerry Wilkinson is founder and Chairman of The Wilkinson Companies. Since 1984, Jerry has directed the operations and growth of the Wilkinson Companies and its subsidiaries. His vision and leadership are well respected across the real estate community.

Jerry served as 2012 Chairman of the National Apartment Association. He has previously served as President of the Georgia Apartment Association and the Atlanta Apartment Association. Jerry serves on the Board of Directors of St. Joseph Hospital, the Duke University School of Engineering and the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Jerry received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School.

Jerry and his wife, Beverly, have three daughters and split their time between Atlanta, Georgia and Amelia Island, Florida.

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Chad Brammer
President and Chief Operating Officer of The Wilkinson Companies

Chad Brammer is President and Chief Operating Officer of The Wilkinson Companies. Chad is responsible for all aspects of operations for The Wilkinson Companies and its affiliates.

In addition to overseeing operations of The Wilkinson Real Estate Advisors and Wilkinson Office Advisors, Chad, along with Phil Deguire, directs the investment activity of The Wilkinson Group, Inc. He is responsible for sourcing new deals, underwriting and financing all transactions.

Chad received a BS from Duke University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business. Chad is an Airline Transport Pilot and flies regularly. He and his wife, Hayley, have three boys and reside in Dunwoody, Georgia.

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Phil Deguire
Chief Executive Officer of The Wilkinson Companies

Phil Deguire is Chief Executive Officer of The Wilkinson Companies. Phil is responsible for investment strategy and implementation for subsidiary companies Wilkinson Real Estate Advisors and Wilkinson Office Advisors.

Phil, along with Chad Brammer, leads the sourcing, underwriting, and financing of all Wilkinson transactions. Since joining Wilkinson in early 2008, Phil has expanded Wilkinson's real estate activity to include office investment and third party advisory services.

Phil received a BA from Williams College. He is a member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors. Phil and his wife, Heather, have two children and reside in Dunwoody, Georgia

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Dan Oliver
Chief Financial Officer of The Wilkinson Companies

Dan Oliver is Chief Financial Officer of The Wilkinson Companies. Dan oversees all accounting and financial reporting for The Wilkinson Companies and its partnerships. He is responsible for cash management and tax returns at the corporate and partnership levels. Dan brings a diverse background to The Wilkinson Companies, including asset management, raising foreign equity, and development. Dan’s skill set will be a key driver in the future growth of The Wilkinson Companies.

Dan received a BS from The Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Dan is a Certified Public Accountant. He and his wife, Kimberly, have three children and live in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Shelia Golden
HR Director of The Wilkinson Companies

Sheila Golden is HR Director of the Wilkinson Companies. She is responsible for the administration of all payroll and benefit information provided to our Wilkinson family. She also provides support for all human resources functions within the company.

Sheila has an extensive background managing and administrating, both payroll and benefit operations within a corporate environment, including her last assignment of over eight years, with a large international medical company, which grew to employ over 800 employees. Included in these areas of experience are compliance issues, employee handbooks, payroll implementation and various benefit design programs.

Sheila attended DeKalb College and Valdosta State College, majoring in business administration. Sheila and her husband Jim, have two children and reside in Ellijay, GA.

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Steve Coggins
Regional Manager and Regional Service Director for Wilkinson Real Estate Advisors, Inc

Steve Coggins serves in dual roles as Regional Manager and Regional Service Director for Wilkinson Real Estate Advisors, Inc.

After leaving the Marine Corps, Steve began his Multi-family career in 1986 as an on-site Maintenance Supervisor with Equimark Inc. After that he held positions of Service Director and Business Manager with Fogelman Management Group on properties ranging from 800 to 989 units. Steve has held positions as Project Manager and Assistant Construction Superintendent with NRCC and Alliance Residential. Most recently Steve was a Regional Maintenance Supervisor with Alliance Residential.

Steve currently resides in Lawrenceville, Ga. with his wife. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

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Jay Wicklund
President/COO of Wilkinson Construction Company

Jay Wicklund is President/COO of Wilkinson Construction Company and is responsible for all aspects of construction operations.

After graduating from the US Naval Academy with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a Minor in Spanish, Jay was commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy Civil Engineer Corps. Jay’s more than 15 years of construction experience includes managing construction projects in Italy, Japan, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and the southeastern United States. His experience spans many different types of projects to include a National Cemetery for the US Veteran’s Administration, upgrades to all 38 MARTA stations, multi-family condominium projects, resorts in the Caribbean and various environmental projects.

Jay and his wife Michelle, have two children and reside in Dunwoody, GA.

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Hilary Bayer
Vice President of Marketing for Wilkinson Real Estate Advisors

Hilary is the Vice President of Marketing for Wilkinson Real Estate Advisors. She oversees all of the marketing and advertising efforts for the organization including print, online, outdoor and other media efforts.

Hilary joined Wilkinson Real Estate Advisors in September 2009. Prior to joining the organization, she worked in marketing for companies including GMAC Insurance, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Colorado Rockies.

Hilary has a BA from Duke University. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband and enjoys playing tennis, running and competing in triathlons.

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Wanda Siniard
President of Wilkinson Real Estate Advisors, Inc.

Wanda Siniard is Executive Vice President of Wilkinson Real Estate Advisors, Inc. She is responsible for overseeing the operation of the Eastern Region portfolio. Additionally, Wanda assists Debbie Millwood on managing reporting and monitoring company budgets, financial forecasting and results, cost management, revenue enhancement, managing operations policy and procedures, establishing and implementing policy and procedures and company wide best practices and key performance drivers.

Wanda joined Wilkinson Real Estate Advisors in March of 2006. Wanda has over 21 years experience in the multifamily industry and has previously worked for Berkshire Real Estate Advisors, Colonial Properties Trust and Steven D. Bell & Company.

Wanda has a BS in Business from Lander University. She has been active in local apartment associations and maintains the designations of PMIC, CAM and CAPS. She and her husband, Bob, have two daughters and live in Greenville, SC.

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Jeff Gaskins
Vice President of Accounting of The Wilkinson Companies

Jeff Gaskins is the Vice President of Accounting for Wilkinson Companies, Inc. Jeff oversees all of the accounting and financial reporting for the various properties owned by the Wilkinson Companies, Inc. He is responsible for timely and accurate financial reporting, cash flow management, budgeting and audit compliance at the corporate and property levels. Jeff has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, including homebuilding, commercial and residential development and property management.

Jeff received a BBA in Accounting from Valdosta State University and an MBA from Mercer University. Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant. He has two children and resides in Duluth, Georgia.

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