Medalist Properties is built on the expertise of principals Bill Elliott and Tim Messier who have over 50 years of combined experience in the commercial real estate and capital markets. We specialize in the acquisition and management of middle market commercial properties in the Mid-Atlantic and the Southeast.
Thomas (Tim) E. Messier
Chairman & CEO
Mr. Messier has been involved in the commercial real estate and capital markets industry since 1980. In 2003 he joined Medalist as an equal partner. He has experience in commercial real estate acquisition, financing, asset management and investor relations. Prior to joining Medalist, Mr. Messier was in the capital markets business focused on structured fixed income products including commercial real estate (commercial mortgage backed securities).
He was formerly a Director of Global Capital Markets at Wells Fargo Bank. Prior to that he was a Senior Vice President of Capital Markets at Bank of America. Mr. Messier received his BBA from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
William (Bill) R. Elliott
Founder, Vice Chairman, President & COO
Mr. Elliott has been involved in the commercial real estate industry since 1983. He founded Medalist Properties in 2002 and he has managed Medalist and is a managing member of all Medalist partnerships. He is responsible for investment strategy, real estate acquisitions and real estate management decisions. Prior to Medalist he was a civil engineer from 1977 to 1983. He was formerly Managing Partner of Prudential Commercial Real Estate, former President of Virginia Realty and Development Company and former President of the Central Virginia Region of Goodman, Segar, Hogan, Hoffler. As a commercial real estate professional, he has demonstrated proficiency in a variety of property transactions as well as managing staff in the business of commercial real estate. Mr. Elliott is a licensed real estate broker, Certified Property Manager, Former Vice President of the Institute of Real Estate Management, a Certified Value Engineer and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Mr. Elliott received his B.S. in Building Construction from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
C. Brent Winn, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to his appointment as the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Winn provided chief financial officer services as an independent contractor of the Company beginning in February 2018. During his tenure, Mr. Winn has established the accounting, internal control and financial reporting systems of the Company, managed the financial accounting and reporting for the Company and its subsidiary entities, prepared the quarterly and annual financial statements and other financial elements of quarterly and annual reports and coordinated the annual audit and quarterly reviews. Mr. Winn’s experience in the commercial real estate industry dates to 1987 when he held various positions with CSX Realty, the real estate development and management subsidiary of CSX Corporation, including as an analyst in both the development and asset management groups, and as a manager in the development group. Subsequently, Mr.Winn also held positions in shareholder and investor relations for CSX Corporation. After his tenure with CSX Realty and CSX Corporation, Mr. Winn was a partner in the real estate consulting firms MGT Realty Advisors, Inc. and Realty Advisors, LLC, where he provided investment, development and asset management advisory services to institutional real estate owners. He was formerly the Senior Vice President, CFO and COO of the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls and the chief financial officer of Marz Industries, Inc. Mr. Winn received his B.A. in History from the University of Virginia, Master of Business Administration from the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary and a post-graduate degree in Accounting from the Virginia Commonwealth University.