Thomas Messier

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

  • 30 + years of experience in fixed income capital markets and CRE
  • Extensive experience in real estate acquisition, financing, asset management, and investor relations
  • Former Director of Global Capital Markets at First Union/Wachovia Bank, Senior VP of Capital Markets at Bank of America

William Elliott

Vice Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Operating Officer

  • 30 + years of commercial real estate experience, sourcing, acquiring and managing investment properties
  • Former Managing Partner of Prudential Commercial Real Estate,
  • President of Virginia Realty and Development Company,
  • President of the Central Virginia Region of Goodman Segar Hogan Hoffler, and Managing Director of GVA Advantis
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, Certified Property Manager (one-time CPM of the Year), Certified Value Engineer

Neil Farmer

Independent Director

  • 30 + years of experience in real estate  development
  • Founded Farmer Properties, Inc., a real estate development located in Richmond, VA

Charles Polk

Independent Director

  • 29 + years of experience in real estate  development
  • Serves as Managing Director for JLL since 2009
  • Mr. Polk specializes in offering comprehensive real estate services
  • Mr. Polk leads JLL’s tenant representation and brokerage practices for the Richmond office

Charles Pearson

Independent Director

  • 30 + years of accounting, tax and consulting services
  • Mr. Pearson began his career with Deloitte and Touche in 1978 rising to Senior Manager before leaving the firm to open his own practice in 1989
  • Mr. Pearson is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Mark Mullinix


  • 33-year history of executive level management for the Federal Reserve Bank in different regions of the U.S.
  • Served as Interim President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, Virginia
    Was responsible for the Bank’s monetary policy and was a member of the Federal Open Market
    Committee (FOMC)
  • Oversaw the Bank’s entire responsibilities, including oversight of 2700 employees

Dianna Raedle


  • CEO/President and Founder of Deer Isle, an innovative investment banking and advisory firm, founded in 2007
  • Deer Isle has raised over $5 billion in private placement capital utilizing a proprietary technology
  • Deer Isle specializes in global growth strategies and complex capital solutions and has assisted
    Medalist’s management in raising capital for previously
    managed private real estate investment funds