Team. A Legacy of Success
Our biggest asset is our people. Northwood Ravin is comprised of a unique team of professionals that has thoroughly enjoyed working together for over a decade. Northwood Ravin brings together a diverse set of high-level skills and talents with many years of experience in the multifamily industry as well as a shared commitment to excellence that cannot be surpassed. The NWR team collectively boasts over 100 years of multifamily experience, having developed over 10,000 units, constructed over 15,000 units, and managed over 25,000 units. This is the award-winning team that has won multiple NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards, Multi-Housing News’ Design Excellence Awards and many more. What’s more, our team truly enjoys working together and shares a camaraderie and passion for what we can achieve together. Each member of the NWR team is here not only because they’re great at what they do, but also because they love what they do.
David R. Ravin
Master of Science Real Estate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Master of Architecture, University of Michigan
Bachelor of Architecture, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Director of Raleigh Operations
B.S.C.E., North Carolina State University
M.S., Construction Engineering and Project Management, University of Texas at Austin
B.S., Accounting, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
B.A., Communication, University of Cincinnati
M.B.A., Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia
Master of Architecture, Columbia University
B.S., Architecture, University of Virginia
B.S. Building Construction Management, Purdue University
Chris joined Northwood Ravin in 2014. As Senior Vice President, Chris is responsible for the design, pre-construction and construction of Northwood Ravin’s multifamily and mixed- use developments. Utilizing his unique architectural, development and construction background, Chris will work closely with our development team and A&E partners to implement our strategy and execute our pipeline of projects. Prior to joining Northwood Ravin, Chris served as Vice President of National Multifamily Housing for Balfour Beatty Construction in Charlotte, NC. In his years of experience, he has built over 8,000 multifamily units including large mixed-use developments across the Southeast including, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Virginia and Tennessee.
B.A., Architecture, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Renee serves as Vice President of Human Resources and oversees all human capital functions for the company, including HR policy and strategy, talent selection and development, benefits plan design and administration and employee relations. Her duties focus on strengthening the organization by implementing strategies that build on the company’s commitment to attracting and retaining talent. Renee has over 27 years of experience in HR and managing human capital. Prior to joining Northwood Ravin, Renee served as Director of Human Resources for Crosland.
Affiliations & Accreditations:
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), National and Charlotte chapters
Earned Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation
B.A., Queens University
B.S., Interior Design, Meredith College
Prior to joining Northwood Ravin, Mike attended UNC Charlotte and then UNC Chapel Hill for Law School. Mike spent 19 years as a litigator in Construction Law and Commercial / Business Litigation at the Charlotte, North Carolina firm of Johnston, Allison & Hord, PA where he was the Litigation Practice Group Leader.
Over the course of his practice, Mike has been twice named as one of the top 100 attorneys in the State of North Carolina and in 2009 he was named in Business North Carolina magazine as the top attorney in North Carolina for Construction Law. He is one of only 55 attorneys in the State of North Carolina that received a rating in the practice area of Commercial Litigation in the 2015 edition of the Chambers USA publication and is a co-author of the Construction Claims Chapter in the North Carolina Construction Law Desk Book publication for the North Carolina Bar Association (“NCBA”).
Mike taught Business Law in the UNC Charlotte MBA program for two years and he currently serves as the Secretary of the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees.
J.D., Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
As Vice President of Construction, Casey provides the leadership and direction for the construction project teams by working closely with the development team as well as design and subcontracting partners to ensure project goals are met. In addition to overseeing the execution of active construction projects, Casey also works with preconstruction, development, and property management teams to support in the strategic planning and process for delivering our vision. Prior to joining Northwood Ravin, Casey served in various project management roles for Balfour Beatty Construction, Adolfson & Peterson, and Cox Schepp successfully delivering over 1000 multifamily units and various mixed use facilities throughout the Southeast.
B.S., Construction Engineering and Management, North Carolina State University
Charlie’s focus as Asset Manager is assuring an effective deployment of Northwood Ravin’s financial and human capital as they impact the financial performance of both individual apartment communities and the portfolio as a whole. Developing measurement tools that identify meaningful performance distinctions and using those to make recommendations for actions leading to improved performance are key objectives. Charlie’s duties also include providing analysis and data in support of the company’s buying, selling, financing and development activities.
Charlie’s career track includes 12 years as a loan officer for commercial real estate debt financings, and 20 years in asset and property management positions for both public and private sector apartment owning entities. He is a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina and Certified Property Manager.
Master of Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Courtney is an accomplished real estate professional and joined NWR in 2015 as Regional Property Manager. Currently serving as Asset Manager, her focus is assuring an effective deployment of Northwood Ravin’s financial and human capital as they impact the financial performance of both individual apartment communities and the portfolio as a whole. Developing measurement tools that identify meaningful performance distinctions and using those to make recommendations for actions leading to improved performance are key objectives. Courtney's duties also include providing analysis and data in support of the company’s buying, selling, financing and development activities. In her role at Northwood Ravin, Courtney brings passion and focus to developing team members’ analytical, financial, management and leadership skills.
Courtney’s professional history includes both residential and commercial property management as well as development and operational experience in both new construction and historic tax credit projects. Prior to Courtney’s arrival at NWR, she worked throughout the mid-Atlantic and southeast with groups including Lincoln Property Company, Westdale Asset Management, Greystar Real Estate Partners and Capitol Broadcasting Company. Courtney is also a licensed North Carolina real estate broker.
B. A., History and Political Science, Northern Illinois University
David R. RavinPresident/CEO
Jeff FurmanVice President, Development
Director of Raleigh Operations