David Couch - Chief Executive Officer
P: 336-889-1515
TF: 800-410-7228 ext. 1515
David is the Chief Executive Officer of Blue Ridge Companies and its subsidiaries and is responsible for the strategic planning and overall vision of the company. While working closely with Blue Ridge’s project development teams, David has actively developed over $600 million worth of financed projects, and has supervised the construction of over $800 million in residential units through Blue Ridge’s General Contractors division. 

Prior to forming Blue Ridge, David was co-owner of Easter & Eisenman, Inc., a commercial real estate firm based out of High Point, NC.  With a focus on land assemblage and development, David assisted in the development of the Piedmont Centre, a 1,100 acre business park that currently houses 170 companies and 11,000 employees.

David is a graduate of Wake Forest University, where he holds his B.A. in Economics and Spanish.  Additionally, David is a CCIM designate through the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute and has served on the Guilford County Planning and Development Committee as well as the Council on Community Planning and Development. 
  
 
David F. Couch
 
Chris Dunbar - President and Chief Operating Officer
P: 336-889-1590
TF: 800-410-7228 ext. 1590
As the President and Chief Operating Officer of Blue Ridge Companies, Chris is responsible for the day to day activities of the company’s development and management divisions. By employing strategic development and asset management strategies, Chris has procured construction financing for projects in excess of $600 million and achieved permanent, non-recourse financing of approximately $325 million.

Prior to co-founding Blue Ridge, Chris worked in Corporate Banking with Wachovia Bank and in Commercial Real Estate Development at Easter and Eisenman, Inc.  A VP of Real Estate Financial Services at Wachovia, Chris managed a $275 million mortgage loan portfolio and was responsible for development efforts and new loan placement in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina.

Chris is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University, holding his B.S in Financial Management and his MBA with a concentration in Finance.  Additionally, Chris holds his CCIM designation and is actively involved in the Apartment Association of North Carolina, where he has sat on the Board of Trustees since 2010. 
 
Christopher T. Dunbar
 
Wesley (Wes) M. Stallings - Chief Financial Officer
P: 336-889-1514
TF: 800-410-7228 ext. 1514
As the Chief Financial Officer of Blue Ridge Companies, Wes is responsible for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial related activities of the company.  In addition, Wes is actively involved in the oversight of key phases of Blue Ridge’s deal structuring including initial acquisition, development, financing, construction, and property management.  To date, Wes has worked extensively with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, HUD and other major institutions to facilitate approximately $350 million of permanent, non-recourse financing for Blue Ridge’s development projects.

Prior to coming to Blue Ridge, Wes spent 17 years as a Certified Public Accountant and Tax Partner with the Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP, where he was responsible for handling tax-related services to high net worth individuals and closely held businesses that were primarily active in the construction and real estate industry. 

Wes is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and his Master’s Degree in Accounting.

 
Wesley (Wes) M. Stallings
 
Jeff Smith - Chief Investment Officer
P: 336-889-1583
TF: 800-410-7228 ext. 1583
As the Chief Investment Officer and member of the Investment Committee of Blue Ridge Companies, Jeff is responsible for the oversight of the company’s real estate investment processes, including internal underwriting, analyzing asset acquisitions, capital structuring, and conducting portfolio performance analysis.

Before joining Blue Ridge, Jeff had a 29-year career in Commercial Banking with Wells Fargo Bank / Wachovia Bank, with 5-years at BB&T, where he worked in production, credit, and portfolio management primarily within the areas of real estate commercial banking, real estate capital markets, and private debt placement. During his career Jeff participated in underwriting over $2 billion in recourse and non-recourse structured debt for commercial real estate. As a Credit Manager, Jeff oversaw a portfolio of $2.4 billion in real estate assets across several states.

Jeff is a graduate of Wake Forest University where he earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Babcock Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy.
 
Jeff Smith
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