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Our people ARE Blue Ridge Capital. We're a small group of dedicated, savvy, and motivated people who enjoy what we do. Blue Ridge Capital employs a small group of talented and dedicated people who handle all aspects of operating a property - leasing, management, and construction - providing our tenants the personal attention they deserve. Our hands-on approach assures incoming tenants that projects are completed on time and at the lowest possible cost, which we pass on in the form of a competitive rental structure.

Fritz McPhail, CEO
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Fritz McPhail has been a leader in the Southeast real estate investment industry for nearly two decades. As Founder of Blue Ridge Capital in 1999, Fritz's vision and stewardship has consistently provided excellent returns to investors in over 50 real estate transactions. BRC's rigorous discipline and penchant for acquiring assets at a fraction of replacement cost has resulted in an exemplary track record of achievement within the industry.

Prior to founding BRC Fritz was a successful commercial banker and investment broker. While at Marcus and Millichap he was named "Rookie of the Year" and was recognized as the firm's #10 overall producer in his first year. Fritz ultimately received their SIA (Senior Investment Associate) designation. Fritz achieved the Atlanta Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club for his sixth consecutive year in 1998. Prior to Marcus and Millichap Fritz worked at The Westminster Group as an investment broker and at Nations Bank as a commercial loan officer.

He is a 1985 graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a B.S. in Finance, specializing in Investments.

Growing up in Hendersonville, NC, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Fritz's love of the outdoors, animals, and family was established at an early age. He is an avid cyclist and sailor. Fritz is happily married to Renee, and they live in Atlanta, Georgia with their pound puppy, Mario.

Steve Patrick, Director Leasing and Property Management
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Steve Patrick has 30 years of diversified experience in Commercial Real Estate throughout the Southeastern U.S. His responsibilities have included Asset Management, Leasing, Property Management, Acquisitions, and Dispositions for Retail, Multi-Family, Mixed-use, Land and Condominium projects. Steve has successfully negotiated leases with national, regional and “mom and pop” retail tenants in small towns to major metropolitan markets. He has coordinated leasing programs for “ground up” new retail developments, existing strip shopping centers, and the ground lease or sale of outparcels. And Steve has supervised redevelopment of several retail, multi-family, office, and condominium projects.

Prior to joining Blue Ridge Capital Steve has worked with Atlanta based companies Coro Realty Advisors, Halpern Enterprises, and Galen Kilburn & Co. Steve has earned the retail property designations of Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) from the International Council of Shopping Centers and Certified Property Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Real Estate Management. Steve attended Mississippi College and Mississippi State University and is a member of ICSC. Steve is an active volunteer in his community, serving as a board member and Past President of the LaVista Park Civic Association and is currently a volunteer for the Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition.

Kellie Snipes, Director Asset Management
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Kellie Snipes is Blue Ridge Capital's first employee and she has over 14 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate. Kellie is responsible for the day-to-day operations of BRC and is very hands on in providing oversight for all financial reporting, budgeting, property operations, leasing, and marketing. Kellie also conducts the due diligence for all new acquisitions including financial analysis, abstracting leases, tax appeals, insurance quotes, as well as working with attorneys and lenders to ensure a timely closing. She is also in charge of disposition closings for the company which includes interacting with the buyers and providing them with the due diligence information and answering questions as well as overseeing the closing process with the attorneys.

Kellie joined Blue Ridge Capital in August, 1999. Prior to joining BRC, Kellie worked in marketing for one of the largest law firms in Atlanta. Kellie is a graduate of Presbyterian College (BS '90) and received her paralegal certificate from the National Center for Paralegal Training in 1992.

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