by jmerrell | May 30, 2020 | Lifestyle
Cape Charles, VA
Mark obtained his Economics degree from Wake Forest University, attended the Graduate School of Banking at LSU, Baton Rouge, LA and obtained his Master of Business Administration in Finance from Kennesaw State University.
Vice President of Marketing
Jennifer Fisher-Buntin is the Vice President of Marketing for Preserve Communities. She oversees marketing and communications efforts for the company’s various holdings while also serving as the General Manager for French Broad Crossing and the Preserve at Little Pine, our two active communities near Asheville, NC.
Prior to joining the team in 2018, Jennifer had spent the past 12 years living and working in Lexington, Kentucky. A graduate of Centre College, Jennifer spent 6 years working for Darley America, HRH Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai’s American thoroughbred breeding operation. During her tenure Jennifer spearheaded the operation’s CRM system (sales data base), oversaw local advertising, managed VIP client hospitality, special events and the farm’s tour program. In 2014, Jennifer joined the marketing team as a manager at Keeneland Race Course, the world’s largest thoroughbred auction house. Here she oversaw the advertising needs of the company’s 7 business units while also managing the in-house design team. She has extensive experience in advertising agency management and has a passion for digital marketing and analytics.
Jennifer and her family moved to Georgia to be closer to the team in the fall of 2018. She and her husband Michael welcomed their second child in May 2020. She loves hiking, gardening, UGA football, and serving as an International Officer for her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi.
Bobby Masters has been developing and marketing highly amenitized master-planned communities since the mid 1980’s. Beginning with Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, SC and most recently at St. James Plantation in Southport, NC, Bobby has led the development and sales activities at over 15 large communities comprising over 25,000 acres of land, over 30,000 residential homes, and multiple golf courses, clubhouses, aquatic centers, food and beverage outlets, marinas, hospitality operations and homeowner association management.
Having served in an executive role, Bobby has been involved in projects from start to finish, from acquisition, to planning and permitting, to construction of infrastructure, to building of homes and condominiums, to overseeing the marketing and sales processes for all products, creating and operating clubs and organizing and managing homeowner associations. He is the General Manager of Bay Creek.
Bobby obtained both an accounting and law degree from the University of South Carolina and is currently an active member of the South Carolina Bar.
Early in his career, Jeff had the opportunity to work with iconic developers, Canal Wood Corporation, Leonard, Call & Taylor, and Snowshoe Resort.
Jeff holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of South Carolina. During his career, he has Provided oversight and management of McDonald Estate international holdings, operating entities and related trusts. He has also been responsible for facilitating philanthropic grants to worldwide charities for children and educational institutions.
David founded his own design company, Site Rhythms, which functions as Preserve Communities inhouse design firm. Prior to that, beginning in 1995, David worked with Wood & Partners and Land Design, Inc, two of the country’s most respected land planning and landscape architecture firms. That experience enabled David to be involved in planning major communities throughout the southeast and garnered him valued “hand’s on” time working with major developers in building many iconic communities.
David holds a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Clemson University.
Prior to that, Vi was the General Counsel of an insurance premium finance company where he was responsible for regulatory compliance and oversight of the firm’s related hedge fund. Previously, Vi was the General Counsel for a publicly traded wireline telecommunications provider, where he was responsible for overseeing all of its telecom, corporate, regulatory and securities matters, including the preparation and filing of its SEC filings, as well as its private and public offering documents and Federal and State regulatory filings.
Previously, Vi served as an associate with the Cutler Law Group where he practiced general corporate and securities law. In addition to his corporate and securities background, Vi was an associate of Royce, Grimm, Vranjes, McCormick & Graham in San Diego where he practiced civil litigation. Vi is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. He achieved his Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from the University of San Diego School of Law and is admitted to the bars of the States of California and Georgia, as well as the District of Columbia.
Bobby began his career in Atlanta with a regional CPA firm practicing in the areas of audit and mergers/acquisitions in a variety of industries throughout North America. He rapidly advanced to head critical forensic analysis and turnaround teams.
Bobby spent two years with Ernst & Young in an overseas office as a senior staff member. His experience expanded to include taxation of large multi-national entities in insurance/re-insurance, manufacturing, shipping, and banking.
From 2000 to 2008 he served as a founding member and CFO of a private real estate development group. Robert was instrumental in rapidly growing the combined group into a vertically integrated holding company with subsidiaries throughout the South Eastern United States. In 2008, Bobby became the founding partner of an Atlanta based CPA firm providing services to small businesses and multi-national firms in a variety of industries.
Bobby is an expert in real estate, taxation, accounting principles (US and Multi-national), and business combinations. He has a specialized focus on partnership tax law and transactions.
James Sinnott has served as President of Preserve Communities for over seven years and has been instrumental in leading the company’s development activities through its impressive recent growth period. Prior to joining Preserve Communities, James spent 19 years in corporate and securities law, investment banking, project finance and alternative asset investment management. He has also successfully launched and grown several of his own companies.
From 1995 to 2005, James practiced law at several prestigious US law firms. Most recently, he helped lead the Insurance Capital Markets Group of the Atlanta office of Lord, Bissell & Brook LLP. Immediately prior to that, he was a senior member of Morris, Manning & Martin LLP’s Real Estate Capital Market Group. His practice focused on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, public and private debt and equity offerings, and SEC reporting for clients in the insurance, financial services, private equity, and REIT and real estate fund industries (or for the sources of capital that fund companies in such industries).
During his tenure as an M&A and Securities lawyer, James was counsel for hundreds of transactions with combined transaction values of well over $7B USD. He represented clients in their formation, joint-venture, investment, roll-up, public and private securities offering, ongoing corporate governance and securities law compliance matters. He was primary counsel in numerous registered public offerings (including several IPOs) and private offerings of securities (including common stock, preferred stock, warrants, and senior and subordinated debt securities). During the last several years of his practice, James served as issuer’s counsel in securities offerings in excess of several billion – much of this for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and real estate funds, including Behringer Harvard Funds, a sponsor and operator of several multi-billion dollar REITs.
James obtained a B.A. in economics from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo and was awarded a Juris Doctorate with honors in law, from the University of Georgia. He is admitted to the bar of the State of Georgia. He is currently active with the Urban Land Institute.