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Senior Management

Joseph E. Resende

President and Principal

Joseph Resende

Joseph is a founding principal of the Franklin Capital Group of companies. Prior to forming Franklin Capital in 1995, he practiced law for 20 years in the Washington, D.C. area and focused his practice in the areas of real estate and corporate transactions, investments and finance. He is a 1973 graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science and recieved a Juris Doctorate degree in 1976 from Georgetown University. Joe is active in several trade associations and civic groups, including positions as a Director of the National Multi-Housing Council, a Director of the Alexandria Housing Development Corporation, a member of the National Rehabilitation and Housing Association and a member of Urban Land Institute. Joe was born (1951) and raised in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. He has lived in the Washington, D.C. area since 1973 and currently resides in the Old Town Alexandria, Virginia area.

John M. Nelson, IV

Principal

John Nelson

John is a founding principal of the Franklin Capital Group of companies. Prior to forming Franklin Capital in 1995, he was Executive Vice President of Sumner Development Company, a real estate company, and President of an affiliate, Mount Vernon Financial Corporation, where he arranged debt and equity financing and participated in project acquisition and development. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of First Winthrop Corporation and subsequently Chief Executive Officer of Winthrop Financial Associates, both Boston based real estate investment companies. As one of the three founders of Winthrop, he supervised the acquisition of over $5.5 billion of property (including 40,000 rental apartment units). He is a graduate of Yale University and he holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Jerry was born (1945) and raised in the Baltimore, Maryland area. He currently resides in the Boston, Massachusetts area.

Holly Kim D'Avanzo

Vice President – Real Estate

Holly D'Avanzo

Holly is primarily involved in asset management, investment and development activities. Prior to joining Franklin Capital, she was a Development Associate with Washington, D.C. based Curtis Real Estate. Previously, she held several real estate related positions, including Portfolio Manager for Greenbelt, Maryland based Bozzuto Group and Property Manager for Alexandria, Virginia based Avalon Properties, Inc. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master of Science in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University.

Charles Pittman

Vice President – Real Estate

Charles Pittman

Charles is primarily involved in asset management, with a particular emphasis on the properties developed and/or controlled by Franklin Capital. Prior to joining Franklin Capital, he worked as a Regional Property Manager with KSIM, Inc., a Centerville, Virginia based real estate development and property management firm. Prior to that, he served as a District Manager for Crystal City, Virginia based Charles E. Smith Residential and worked for Alexandria based Avalon Properties, Inc., both large national multi-family development and management firms. He is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Residential Property Management.

Joanne Ro

Vice President – Real Estate

Joanna Ro

Joanne is primarily involved in the company’s asset management, investment and development activities. Prior to joining Franklin Capital, she worked with Rockville, Maryland based CRI, Inc. (a multifamily real estate firm). Prior to that she held positions at Washington, D.C. based Curtis Real Estate and Herndon, Virginia based Associated Real Estate Advisors. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia

Erica Eckard

Vice President – Corporate Affairs

Erica Eckard

Erica's primary responsibilities include day-to-day management of Franklin Capital’s offices, particularly including financial and facilities management, vendor relations and human resources. She also assists in bookkeeping, asset management reporting and public relations. Prior to joining Franklin Capital, she was employed in the fields of education and training.