Management

Jeff Brooks

Chief Executive Officer
205.981.0021

jbrooks@highpointholdings.com

Jeff has been a prominent figure in the Southeastern Real Estate market for almost 30 years. In 1983, Jeff began with Metropolitan Properties, working on all levels of brokerage and commercial real estate with an emphasis on tenant representations. Six years later, Jeff formed his own firm: Brooks, Mulkey & Partners, a commercial real estate development firm specializing in retail and multi-family developments. It was during this time that Jeff also developed a working partnership with JMG Realty of Atlanta and its CEO, Karlton Jackson. Brooks, Mulkey & Partners accomplished a tremendous amount of success in a short time period, and actively sought opportunities all over the Southeast.

In 1993, Jeff established Brooks Development Corporation to focus primarily on multi-family real estate investment, creating one-of-a-kind investment opportunities for a number of clients. During his time, he continued to further his relationship with JMG Realty sourcing transactions for several large equity investors such as CitiGroup, Reef and Polar-BEK.

In 2002, Jeff founded HighPoint Holdings, and has since grown the company into a high-performance investment firm, focusing on high net worth individuals and small private equity groups. In ten years, the company has closed over a half billion dollars of Class-A multifamily properties all over the United States. Valuing the opportunity to align itself with the best in class, HighPoint has enjoyed steady growth over the past decade. Jeff’s conservative approach to investment has allowed him to forge strong relationships with his clients, and continues to partner with JMG Realty on a regular basis. Steadily managing relationships and expectations allows HighPoint Holdings to continually grow its strong and loyal client base all over the US.

Jeff currently lives in Birmingham with his wife and attends Church of the Highlands.

 

Russ Taylor

President
334.221.3499

rtaylor@highpointholdings.com

A Montgomery native, Russ came to HighPoint Holdings in 2004 with a diverse business background. An innovator and business leader, Russ graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery with a degree in finance. He assisted his partners with the launching of a healthcare holding company where he was instrumental in negotiating and structuring leases, acquisitions and financing for the company. The company still maintains facilities in numerous states in the Southeast.

He later worked with Transamerica Asset Management Group where he helped provide investment and retirement services for ERISA Funds for numerous TAFT-Hartley retirement plans. Russ later achieved success starting a financing and consulting company with numerous transportation industry clients that are functioning and thriving today. As President of HighPoint Holdings, Russ has helped arrange financing and raised equity for a variety of projects, but he has been also instrumental in nurturing and expanding client relationships all over the Southeast.

Russ is heavily involved and a Board Member for the charity, Just Keep Smiling, based in Gardendale, Alabama, and is currently assisting with expanding the charity statewide. He currently lives in Montgomery and Santa Rosa Beach and attends St. James United Methodist Church.

 

Patrick Sullivan

Vice President of Finance & Administration
205.243.3029

psullivan@highpointholdings.com

Patrick joined HighPoint in 2010 as Vice President of Finance and Administration after spending the previous two years working as a consultant for several real estate ventures. Patrick began his career as a portfolio manager for a major regional bank where he specialized in short-term money management working exclusively with companies and foundations to add value to their cash reserves. Additionally, he managed the bank’s money market mutual fund and has assets under management of over a billion dollars.
Upon the merger of the bank, he moved to Nashville where he worked briefly with a major hospital group. While there, he consulted with the company’s hospitals in Dallas and Atlanta to create market-based strategic plans for the five largest hospital service lines. After leaving Nashville, he worked for a publicly traded healthcare REIT as the acquisitions manager. In this role, he was a key part of a team that closed over $500 million in healthcare related properties while creating and maintaining an acquisition pipeline of over a billion dollars.

Patrick has an MBA from Vanderbilt University with a specialization in healthcare, and graduated with honors from the University of Alabama with a Bachelors of Science degree in Finance. Patrick is married, has two sons and attends St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

 

Austin Brooks

Director of Business Development
205.368.2363

abrooks@highpointholdings.com

A Birmingham, Alabama native, Austin graduated from Samford University in 2008 with a B.A. in management and a concentration in finance. Brooks came to HighPoint Holdings from Panama City Beach, FL where he served as Executive Director for the Gulf Coast Charity Celebration Association, Inc.

During his time with the Charity Celebration Association, Brooks focused his concentration on cultivating relationships to enhance private and public sponsorship contributions for the Charity. Additionally, he managed multiple financial accounts, prepared all 501(c)3 tax documents, negotiated contracts, corresponded with Congressional and U.S.D.A. officials and organized logistics for all charity events.

As a Senior Associate, Brooks is primarily responsible for business development and maintaining client relationships. Brooks serves on the Young Professionals of Birmingham Board of Directors.

 

Steve Bowie

Managing Director
901.683.9963

sbowie@highpointholdings.com

Steve has thirty years’ experience in the commercial real estate business, focusing on commercial real estate investment, development, advisory services and brokerage in both the U.S. and Europe.

Prior to forming his own company, Cor Mundi Investments in 2008, Steve was Senior Vice President of Commercial Advisors, LLC in Memphis. As a partner with the exclusively client-driven firm, Steve’s work focused primarily on major land transactions, as well as healthcare build-to-suit, office and industrial transactions. Major clients included ServiceMaster, Gategourmet, Brother International, Smith & Nephew, Kemmons Wilson Companies, ITT, Accredo Health, Buckeye Cellulose, Baptist Memorial Healthcare, The Campbell Clinic, Semmes Murphey Neurologic Institute, UT Cancer Institute, and Wyatt Tarrant & Combs. In addition to corporate client representation, Steve has assisted numerous corporate and family ownerships in the strategic disposition of their land holdings. By approaching disposition from a ‘value creation’ perspective, he has succeeded in helping clients maximize return from existing land assets while optimizing long term value options including income property participation.

Prior to joining Commercial Advisors in 1998, Steve was Vice President of Boyle Investment Company in Memphis for fourteen years. While with Boyle, he was responsible for the development, leasing, management, and sales of major retail properties and commercial land transactions exceeding $300 million.

Steve holds both the CCIM and SIOR professional real estate designations. He is a member of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary land economics society, as well as the Urban Land Institute.

 

Andrew Bowie

Managing Director – MidSouth Region
901.683.9963

abowie@highpointholdings.com

A Memphis native, Andrew has a decade of experience in commercial real estate investment, development, and advisory services and has been active in equity raising, strategic planning, and business development for real estate, energy, and other entrepreneurial and non-profit activities in the US, Europe, and Africa.

After undergraduate studies at Auburn University and graduate studies at Duke University and Universita Gregoriana in Rome, Andrew worked with Cushman and Wakefield in Italy and Memphis, focusing on land transactions for mixed-use developments, health care build-to-suits, and industrial developments. Subsequently, while based in Rome, Andrew was employed by Discovery Land Company to spearhead the search for sites throughout Europe for the development of high-end second home communities incorporating golf courses and other luxury amenities.

Through Cor Mundi Investments, a family company formed with his father Steve, Andrew has focused on real estate investment and development in the US and Europe and has invested in an HR outsourcing venture. Andrew has worked with HighPoint Holdings since 2010.