Team Category: Corporate

  • Adrienne Farmer

    Adrienne Farmer

    Adrienne is a Data Analytics Manager for Ballast’s accounting software, Yardi.  She is responsible for executing all activities related to overseeing Yardi.  Focusing on communication and collaboration with all internal stakeholders to improve overall engagement with the Yardi platform while following best practices. Adrienne has over…

  • Abu Ramin

    Abu Ramin

    Abu is a Director at Ballast focused on corporate finance. Prior to joining Ballast, Abu was on the finance team at Veritas Investments and had previously helped manage portfolios for national real estate investment firms. Abu started his finance career at UBS Investment Bank. Abu received his BS in Mechanical…

  • Jordan Albaugh

    Jordan Albaugh

    Jordan leads the Systems Solutions team at Ballast, supporting the technology needs of all divisions and departments across the company. He advises and guides teams on how to best utilize software and technology to improve their workflows and access actionable data. Jordan holds a Bachelors degree in Studio Art from…

  • Brittany Blacksmith

    Brittany Blacksmith

    Brittany leads the human resources team at Ballast. Brittany facilitates staffing, development training, company culture, communication, transparency, and risk management for the company. She started her human resources career at Dutch Bros Coffee, where she managed all items relating to payroll, benefits, and employee relations. Brittany studied Elementary Education…

  • Greg MacDonald

    Greg MacDonald

    As co-founder and CEO of Ballast, Greg focuses on developing corporate strategy and leading the Ballast platform. He also serves on the investment committee and is responsible for maintaining relationships with key partners. Prior to establishing Ballast, Greg was a Principal at The Carlyle Group where he sourced residential assets…

  • Jake Herczeg

    Jake Herczeg

    Jake is the Chief Operating Officer for Ballast and its affiliates. Previously, Jake led the Property Operations division and Halyard’s Architecture, Engineering, and General Contracting divisions. Before joining Ballast, Jake founded Herczeg + Tobias Architects, where he specialized in multifamily renovation and addition projects. Jake holds a Bachelor of Architecture…

  • Ryan Brewer

    Ryan Brewer

    As co-founder and managing principal of Ballast, Ryan focuses on developing corporate strategy and leading the acquisitions efforts for Ballast. He also serves on the investment committee and is responsible for maintaining relationships with key Ballast partners. Prior to establishing Ballast, Ryan focused on multifamily acquisitions at Veritas Investments. Prior…