Bernel Hall

President & Chief Executive Officer


Over the past 20 years, Bernel Hall has executed over $5 billion in real estate investment, lending, and disposition transactions for multifamily, retail, office, and hotel properties in 36 states throughout the US. A former investment banker, public housing executive, and real estate finance professor, Mr. Hall is an expert in large, multi-faceted public-private real estate transactions. 

As CEO of Halltown Real Estate Advisors, Mr. Hall served as real estate investment advisor to some of the largest housing authorities in the country. As part of his tenure with the Atlanta Housing Authority (“AHA”), Mr. Hall established an $100 million co-investment vehicle between AHA, HUD, and the Atlanta Economic Development Authority ("Invest Atlanta"). During his tenure with the New York City Housing Authority ("NYCHA"), Mr. Hall oversaw the execution of over $1.5 billion in real estate disposition, development, and joint venture transactions. Previously, Mr. Hall worked in Goldman Sachs’ Urban Investment Group where he was responsible for sourcing and evaluating urban-based multifamily, retail, and mixed-use real estate private equity investments. Prior to his work at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Hall executed $785 million in real estate acquisitions, loans, and joint ventures transactions for UBS Investment Bank. Mr. Hall began his career with Bank of America in the Firm's Construction Lending and Real Estate Investment Banking Groups. 

Mr. Hall taught Real Estate Portfolio Management and Financial Modeling at NYU's Schack Real Estate Institute and has also served as a guest lecturer for the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority. Mr. Hall is a licensed Uniform Investment Advisor (Series 65) and possesses a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University and a M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. 

 


Team

Elizabeth Seagle Executive Assistant to President & Chief Executive Officer
Zakiyyah Branch  Operations Coordinator Finance, Admin & Talent
Franklin Ore Senior Vice President of Real Estate
Al-Qadr Camillo  Senior Vice President of Business Development & Entrepreneurship
Elizabeth DaSliva  Economic Development Director East Ward 
Alexandra Demirali  Vice President, Loans and Finance
Julian Diaz Assistant Project Manager
Dana Wilson Grant Administrator 
Jereri Edwards Director of Finance
Taieta El-Amin Director of Special Events & Outreach
Norma Gonzalez  Senior Economic Development Director Central Ward
Dosso Kassimou  Project Manager for Real Estate Development 
Chris Michael  Director Of Employee Ownership
Kristin Nimoh  Director of Operations 
M. Jack Rodriquez  Security Director & Director of Economic Development - North Ward
Francisco Gleim Marketing Manager & Business Development Officer North Ward
Jorge Santos  Vice President Economic Development Policy & Strategic Planning 
Cesar Vizcaino Senior Economic Development Director

Board of Directors

Juliana Blackburn Chair
Joel Freiser Vice Chair
Celeste Bateman  
Cedric Bennett  
Jacquea Lee  
Councilman Joseph McCallum  
Councilwoman LaMonica McIver