OUR TEAM
          

The industry relationships forged by our principals provide a full spectrum of opportunities throughout the public and private markets with developers, principals, mortgage originators, capital sources and brokers. From acquisition and disposition to operations and management, Centennial’s executive team operates as one unit to maximize investor capital.

Executive Team
         

William P. "Billy" Payne
CHAIRMAN

 

 

Mr. Payne is a founding member and Chairman of Centennial Holding Company, LLC. Under his leadership, Centennial has raised $1.1B in equity capital and invested in $3B of multifamily properties (77 communities) throughout the Southeast, Mid Atlantic, and Sunbelt.

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W. Porter Payne Jr.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

 

As a founding member, Mr. Payne is responsible for the strategic direction and overall leadership of the company. As Centennial's CEO, he oversees all strategy plan execution, investor relations, capital raising while assisting in asset management, capital allocation and business functions.

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Andrew H. Trotter. III
PRESIDENT

 

As President and Chief Investment Officer Mr. Trotter is responsible for the day to day operation of the company. He has direct oversight of acquisitions, dispositions, due diligence and asset management, while assisting in capital raising and framing the strategic direction of the company. Since joining Centennial in 2007, he has initiated $4.5 billion in transaction volume (acquisitions and dispositions) encompassing 35,000 units.

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C. Read Morton
EXECUTIVE VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

 

Mr. Morton oversees business development, investor relations and all legal responsibilities for Centennial Holding Company, LLC. He practiced law for 35 years, most recently with the law firm Burr & Forman, LLP, where he earned significant experience in real estate and middle market private company transactions. He received his B.A. in History from the University of Georgia and his J.D., Cum Laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the editorial board of the Georgia Law Review.

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Jerry Brewer
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 

 

Mr. Brewer, as Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for sourcing and managing the firm’s financing activities, as well as managing the financial control operations of the firm, which includes accounting, client service, corporate financing, cash management, reporting and tax services. 

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Bronson D. Smith
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

 

 

As Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Smith is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing acquisition and disposition opportunities.  He has direct oversight over Centennial’s asset acquisition, due diligence, and disposition functions. 

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Management Team
         

M. Shannon Watkins
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Michael Geitgey
VICE PRESIDENT, ASSET MANAGEMENT

Michael Fullmer
CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER

Titus Wood
ASSET MANAGER

Jack Wise
SENIOR ANALYST

Caroline Petty
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Michelle Wood
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Cathy Cravens
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO BILLY PAYNE

W. Porter Payne Jr.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER