Advisors

Sweeping changes have occurred in the commercial real estate industry over the last decade. Firms offering traditional services can no longer compete. That’s why Whitley & Associates, Inc. broke with tradition long ago. Relative to brokerage, we have built an integrated team of professionals that consists of advisors from various disciplines backed by experts from such fields as governmental agencies, appraisers, health care, financial services, and property management. Their skills can be applied across the breadth of commercial and residential projects ­ from office buildings to condominium conversions, from municipal facilities to mixed ­use projects, from single tenant to multi-­tenant buildings to land development, and more. Our advisors stand ready to work with you wherever their expertise can be of value ­ in an advisory capacity; in sale/lease negotiations; or in facility, site, and land acquisition and disposition. As to valuation and consulting, we provide accurate valuations across all product types and regions. Our team uses the latest technology to deliver real-world answers for our clients. No two properties are identical; we approach every assignment from the ground up, analyzing the current market data, learning all aspects of the property and identifying emerging trends to produce dependable consistent solutions. We work to develop superior market knowledge at a national and local level. Our clients benefit from the integration of different service lines and the in­ depth knowledge it provides to produce timely and accurate reports.

Ben G. Whitley ­ Broker In Charge

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Whitley is responsible for the day ­to­ day management of Whitley & Associates, Inc. He brings to this position over 25 years of successful leadership experience at various private real estate and appraisal companies. Before establishing Whitley & Associates, Inc. in 1997, he was the Senior Adviser to the President and CEO of Coldwell Banker Commercial Platinum Partners, focusing on commercial brokerage and leasing;he was a Senior Appraiser at Zittrouer & Associates, Inc., a Savannah based full-service appraisal and consulting firm; and Senior Adviser to the President and CEO of Colonial Investment Group, a private real estate brokerage and development firm. Mr. Whitley has been the broker of record for Chatham County for over the past decade and is the former contractual broker of record for the Savannah Chatham County Board of Education. In addition, he has been the primary appraisal review specialist, asset manager as well as Senior Adviser to the President and CEO of a nationally chartered financial institution. Mr. Whitley earned a B.A. degree from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, and is a licensed Real Estate Broker and General Certified Appraiser in Georgia and South Carolina. He is a member of the Savannah Area REALTORS and the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Savannah and Hilton Head. He is a two ­term Past President of the Savannah Commercial Board of Realtors, an Advisory Board Member of a nationally chartered financial institution and a candidate for both the CCIM and MAI designations.

Ben G. Whitley
Office: (912) 355­-9991 (Extension 1)
Mobile: (912) 661­-3482
Fax: (912) 354­-4750
Email: ben@whitleyandassociates.com

 

Jennifer M. Collins Senior Advisor

Mrs. Collins graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science during 2008. During her college years, she worked in the medical and healthcare related fields specific to Medicare and Medicaid billings for one of the largest volume private practice radiologist firms in Savannah. In 2008, she joined Whitley & Associates, Inc. as an associate advisor and registered real estate appraiser. Her primary focus areas are residential, professional and medical offices as well as retail sales and leasing. In addition, she is the Executive Vice President of Whitley and Associates, Inc. Property Management division. She is a member of the Savannah Area REALTORS, the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Savannah and Hilton Head and the Young Professional of Savannah. She is currently pursuing her Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and MAI designation with the Appraisal Institute.

Jennifer M. Collins
Office: (912) 355­-9991 (Extension 2)
Mobile: (912) 704-6242
Fax: (912) 354­-4750
Email: jennifer@whitleyandassociates.com

 

Patrick C. Monahan ­ Senior Advisor

Mr. Monahan joined Whitley & Associates, Inc. in 2013 after 31 years in local government, including 28 years as Assistant County Manager for Chatham County. Besides his administrative responsibility as the only assistant county manager for a local government with a $600 million budget (2012), he served as project manager on more than $300 million in projects, including acquisition, development, financing, design and construction of more than 800,000 square feet of office space, health facilities and special ­purpose facilities. As manager of Chatham County’s real estate assets, he disposed of more than 200 tax deed properties and assembled more than 4,000 acres for the Land Conservation Program. In 2013 Mr. Monahan founded "Governomics," a consulting firm which provides advisory services for infrastructure funding; creation of Enterprise Zones, Opportunity Zones and Military Zones to qualify for Job Tax Credits; and development of Community Improvement Districts and Tax Allocation Districts (TIF­ financed projects). In 2013, Governomics’ analysis and recommendations saved clients more than $20 million in infrastructure expense, generated more than $15 million in new public funding and helped to create more than 1,500 new jobs. Governomics’ 2014 contracts include a comparative site analysis for a new business park, infrastructure development for a marina and an economic analysis for a $500 million riverfront development.

Mr. Monahan earned a B.A. degree from Stetson University and completed his graduate work at the University of Florida. He also earned a Certificate in Public Management from the University of Georgia/Carl Vinson Institute of Government and a Certificate in Management from IBM. He is a member of the Savannah

Area REALTORS and the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Savannah and Hilton Head.

Mr. Monahan serves on the Board of Trustees of Historic Savannah Foundation and its Executive Committee, and chairs the Revolving Fund Committee; and serves on the Board of the United Way. In 2014, he received nomination for Volunteer of the Year for his work as President of Union Mission, the community’s largest non­profit organization for homeless services.

Patrick C. Monahan
Office: (912) 355-­9991 (Extension 3)
Mobile:
Fax: (912) 354­-4750
Email: PM@whitleyandassociates.com

 

Matthew C. Monahan ­ Senior Advisor

Mr. Monahan worked in the legal department at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. in Atlanta, drafting and negotiating license agreements and working closely with the Starwood Real Estate Development Department. In 2008, he joined Whitley and Associates, Inc. as a senior advisor and has successfully originated and managed a significant number of complex commercial sales and leasing relationships, benefiting from his experience at Starwood. His primary focus area remains in the hospitality industry, but has expanded his services to include professional office, retail and urban residential sales and leasing as well as rezoning consultation and Bankruptcy Court dispositions. Mr. Monahan is also affiliated with the National Hospitality Group Division of Marcus & Millichap in Los Angeles, California.

Mr. Monahan graduated from Georgia Southern University (2000) with a B.A. in Political Science and a J.D. from Michigan State School of Law (2003) with a concentration in contract law. He is a member of the Savannah Area REALTORS and the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Savannah and Hilton Head. He is also a licensed real estate agent in California.

Matthew C. Monahan
Office: (912) 355-­9991 (Extension 4)
Mobile:
Fax: (912) 354-­4750
Email: MM@whitleyandassociates.com

 

Mark Reavis, MBA, Affiliated Advisor

Mark Reavis, MBA, is the President of Coastal Capital Advisors, Inc., a financial advisory affiliated with Whitley & Associates, Inc. since 2002. Mr. Reavis has thirty years of experience in corporate and commercial real estate finance and has created numerous entities to assist in the divestment, acquisition, management, and organization of real estate and small business focused investment partnerships. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Reavis was the Managing Director / CFO for Posada Properties, LLC, which acquired and divested over eight hundred apartment units and three hundred thousand square feet of office, warehouse and retail space in coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Acquisitions included The Commons on Wilmington Island, Hoover Creek Plantation, Robbie Robinson Homes II / SNAP V in Savannah’s Victorian District and Pine Court Apartments on Hilton Head Island. Mr. Reavis began his finance career in 1984 as an Asset Preservation Officer with Dixie National Bank of Dade County, FL. He joined Resolution Trust Corporation as an Asset Manager in 1988, leaving in 1989 to join Wachovia Bank of Georgia as Vice President, Business Banking. In 1998, he joined Bank Corporation of Georgia, which later became Century South Banks of Dahlonega, Georgia, leaving Century South when it was acquired by BB&T in 2002.

Mr. Reavis received his M.B.A. from Nova University, Davie, FL in 1988 and his B.A. from Armstrong State College, Savannah, GA in 1984. From 1991 to 1997, he completed Wachovia Commercial Lending, Commercial Real Estate Lending, Cash Management and Treasury Service Schools. Among many civic and professional affiliations, Mr. Reavis has served as Executive Director of Neighborhood Housing Services of Savannah (Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation), President of Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity, Director and Loan Committee Chair, Community Housing Services Agency (CHSA), President of the Coastal Conservation Association of Savannah, and Treasurer and President of the Armstrong State College Alumni Association and its Foundation. He was a founding director of the Savannah / Chatham Land Bank Authority, the Savannah Regional Small Business Capital Fund and the Coastal Venture Investment Forum. He currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA).

Mark Reavis
Office: (912) 355-­9991 (Extension 5)
Mobile:
Fax: (912) 354-­4750
Email: MR@whitleyandassociates.com