“We have honed our turnkey process nearly 50 years. From facilities planning to financing to project management, we manage the entire process. Throughout our phased approach, we meet with clients regularly and oversee every detail of your project from concept to completion.”

Russ Watkins, President and CEO

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Our Team

Our team offers a cohesive development plan for each project. Our commitment to accountability allows us to manage every detail of a complex development project from concept to completion. We help you plan for growth and become a trusted and long-term partner with your team.

Our Executive Team

Russ Watkins, President and CEO

Russ is responsible for new project origination and current portfolio management of development and redevelopment of commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and specialty use facilities throughout the Americas and Europe. A senior construction executive, Russ is a hands-on professional providing business acumen and team and organizational leadership in directing project startups and remediation through the total project cycle. He demonstrates broad-based strengths and accomplishments in project management; client management; site evaluation; planning; organization building; bidding; negotiations; lease and purchase consultations; staff management; critical path; scheduling; quality control; estimating; regulatory compliance; contractor management; budgeting; tax-exempt bond placement; financial modeling; and cash flow analysis.

Randy Jenkins, CFO and Financial Strategist

Primarily responsible for managing the financial risk of Partners and its affiliates, Randy also handles financial planning and reporting. He is responsible for analysis of data development and financing of commercial, industrial and multifamily projects. Randy works with higher education institutions in the analysis and development of facilities, including residence halls, student centers, libraries, academic buildings and mixed-use structures. A big-picture thinker, Randy serves as the financial authority in the organization, ensuring the integrity of fiscal data and modeling transparency and accountability. He plays a fundamental role in the development and critique of strategic choices and is a key player in stakeholder education and communication.

Orlando Diaz, Chief Development Officer

Orlando is responsible for ensuring our projects are completed on time and within budget. He oversees budgeting, design, construction, contract negotiations and project management. Orlando’s ability to work with clients, municipal authorities, architects, engineers and contractors has helped to solidify Partners’ longstanding reputation for producing successful projects of the highest quality. His effective management style and vast construction experience make him a respected leader not only at Partners, but also industrywide.

Kevin L. Matherly, Executive Director of Development, LEED AP

Kevin works to ensure that all Partners projects are carefully planned and managed from the early concepts through completion.  His experience in managing multi-phased projects over the last seventeen years make him highly qualified to manage the Partners personnel assigned to projects.

Our Development Team

Alex Decker

Alex Decker

Director of Project Management

Alex serves as Senior Project Engineer with a proven background of success. Alex provides overarching project management duties for clients including facility planning, design, construction, and completion. He serves as the main liaison between client and all contractors, architects, and subcontractors. He schedules, organizes and leads project meetings.

Suzan Miller

Suzan Miller

Controller, Property Manager, Affiliate Broker

Suzan serves as our Controller, Property Manager and Affiliate Real Estate Agent.  She brings vast accounting, human resources and treasury management skills to her position managing the accounting operations.  Suzan manages leasing, sales and property management activities with direct client interface and management of service providers.

Andin Faison

Andin Faison

Director of Development

Andin serves as the Director of Project Development and his focus is working with owners and design teams to develop pre-construction activities to ensure projects are executed on time and on budget by a general contractor. As a project manager for a general contractor, he brings a sound construction background along with project leadership skills to the Partners Team across a wide variety of project types including higher education, residential and commercial projects.

Peter Osickey

Peter Osickey

Director of Project Planning

Peter serves as the Director of Project Planning and is focused on the management of pre-construction design and estimating services. Working as an architect and general contractor for the past 12 years, he brings a diverse and balanced design and construction background to the Partners Team with a multitude of project type experience including corporate headquarters, residence halls, restaurants & breweries, and high-end custom residential.

Steve Whitehead

Steve Whitehead

Director of Business Development

Steve serves as Senior Director of Business Development for education projects. Steve’s focus is in real estate property management, feasibility and project analytics. He works with a variety of clients in the analysis and development of residence halls, student centers, libraries, academic buildings and mixed-use facilities.

Clint Waddell

Clint Waddell

Senior Project Manager

Clint serves as Senior Project Manager in the operations department at Partners. He provides ground up, full service project management for student residence halls, multi-family and commercial properties. Clint’s past experience also includes concept development and implementation of individual projects up to large scale programs for multiple Fortune 100 companies in the retail oil, banking and automotive industries nationwide.

Robyn McAdoo, AIA

Robyn McAdoo, AIA

Senior Project Manager

Robyn uses her 20+ years of diversified experience in architecture to assist Owners in navigating through design, bidding/negotiation, and construction. Her experience with corporate, industrial, multi-family residential, educational, medical, religious, hospitality, and recreational facilities brings significant value to Partners and its clients.

Jonathan Robbins

Jonathan Robbins

Project Manager

Jonathan serves as Project Manager and Estimator for residential and commercial projects. Focusing on construction of custom high end residential homes and commercial construction projects, he brings a diverse construction background to the Partners Team including experience in historic building renovations, construction of large commercial kitchens, multi-family developments and custom homes.

Jim Townsend

Jim Townsend

Project Manager

Jim has worked as a Project Manager and Construction Manager in a variety of industries including planned residential, commercial, and industrial construction. His most recent experience includes several years as a Construction Manager for a national water and wastewater treatment firm with projects located in throughout the Southeast. He has served as a Senior Project Manager responsible for the design, construction, commissioning, and validation of cleanroom facilities.  He has extensive project management experience interfacing with engineers, architects, local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, and equipment suppliers.