Michael Davis brings nearly 20 years of real estate development and construction experience to D&G Development Group. Prior to launching D&G, Michael served as Senior Development Manager with North American Properties taking the development lead on the Avalon project, a 1 billion dollar mixed-use project located in Alpharetta, GA. While steering the project through the development process his responsibilities included entitlements, zoning and regulatory compliance, design, brand management, hard cost and soft cost budgeting, lease negotiation, proforma analysis, construction procurement, contractor negotiations, scheduling, construction execution, team building and management, and management of all relationships with financial and development partners along with key stakeholders.
In 2008 Michael founded the Wilshire Capital and Development Group, a boutique real estate firm with a focus on equity placement, senior debt origination, distressed acquisitions, and development services for investment partners. During the recession in early 2009 he also launched nextGEN Management & Design Services, a consulting company with an emphasis on architectural design, construction management and tenant coordination for retail tenants and landlords. While at Wilshire and nextGEN, Michael executed and closed over 70 projects with a total investment value in excess of $42 million dollars.
Prior to launching Wilshire, Michael spent 4 years with Cousins Properties. He joined Cousins Properties as Construction Manager overseeing the construction of the Avenue Carriage Crossing, Cousins’ largest single investment in the retail market place at that time. During his tenure at Cousins, he worked on an array of project types encompassing a total of 1.5 million square feet at an investment value of $267 million dollars. During his tenure at Cousins Michael was promoted twice and ultimately served as Development Director on the Avenue Forsyth – a mixed-use project of retail, office, and entertainment uses.
In early 2004 Michael worked for Winter Construction as a preconstruction manger and was responsible for their retail business development and estimating. During his time at Winter Construction he sold over $12 million dollars of construction work. Prior to his move to Winter Construction, Michael was a project manager with Hardin Construction where he was responsible for the company’s retail pre-construction efforts. He worked on over 1.5 million square feet of retail and office product with a total construction cost of $142 million dollars.
Michael graduated with honors in 1997 from the University of Florida with a B.S. degree in Construction Management. After graduation, he entered into graduate studies at the Living Stream Ministry Bible College, a seminary in Anaheim, CA. While completing his two-year study there, he served as the campus’ facilities manager and was responsible for a team of internal building engineers and external contractors. The team was responsible for the maintenance and renovation projects for the entire campus, including multiple buildings located off-campus.Michael is active with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of Georgia, and committed youth group leader with his church. He resides in Kennesaw, Georgia with his wife Amy and their four daughters.
Jon Gallant is a practicing real estate attorney and brings over nine years of commercial real estate law experience to D&G Development Group. After graduating Cum Laude from Georgia State University College of Law in 2005, Jon began his legal career at the law firm of Smith Gambrell & Russell, LLP, located in Atlanta, Georgia. At Smith Gambrell, Jon's practice consisted in the full service representation of clients buying, selling, leasing, developing, lending, and investing in commercial real estate assets with an emphasis upon the representation of developer-owners. In the course of his representation of developers, Jon advised clients in the acquisition and related due diligence concerning all asset types including raw land, anchored and unanchored retail centers, business and residential condominiums, office buildings, hotels, industrial facilities, farmlands, apartment complexes, medical office towers, and timberlands. In 2006, Jon reviewed and perfected title and survey related issues for 1 million acres (valued at over $1 billion) of timberlands on behalf of a purchaser as part of the largest timberland sale in United States history. Throughout his time at Smith Gambrell, Jon routinely represented developer-borrowers in their acquisition, bridge, construction, and permanent debt financings of real estate projects through portfolio, conduit, and agency based credit facilities, including various government related loan programs for acquisition, construction, and permanent financing of multi-family developments such as HUD 221d(4), HUD 223(f), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. From 2007 through 2009, Jon acted as lead counsel in the land acquisition, development and separate construction and permanent financing of nineteen student housing projects in eleven states, representing a total development cost of over $280 million.
In addition to general representation of developer clients in the traditional asset classes of retail, office, multi-family, and industrial, Jon has also advised developer clients with respect to certain niche real estate assets such as solar farms and purpose-built military housing projects. In 2009, Jon represented a real estate developer respect to the corporate restructuring and recapitalization of the client's military housing business, which transaction involved the negotiation of a joint venture for future development rights and included the acquisition of six housing projects valued at $252.9 million.
On the lending and investment side, Jon has represented the interests of debt and equity providers in commercial real estate transactions and advised clients with respect to the impact of corporate structures upon real estate assets. Finally, Jon has reviewed, drafted, and negotiated all types and aspects of real estate leases in the representation of both landlords and tenants, including ground leases, triple net leases, and space leases for retail, office, and industrial assets.
In 2001, Jon graduated Cum Laude from Emory University with concentrations in Political Science and Economics. He is an active member of the Church in Atlanta where he serves in the Service Office. Jon and his wife Sarah live in Atlanta, Georgia, with their three children - Samuel, Anna, and David.
Stefan Robichaux oversees the execution of D&G Development’s ground-up projects. He shepherds the entire process through all aspects of design, construction, and tenant coordination, and he then preps it for stabilization or disposition.
Stefan brings over a decade of commercial construction management to the group. Prior to joining the development world, he entered the industry as an apprentice ironworker and worked his way into up into the role of a trade superintendent on complex high-rise concrete frames. Along the way, he has worked on a wide variety of government buildings, parking decks, condominium complexes, airport expansions, and seismic retrofits across the country. This journey was fueled by a passion for professional challenges, a personal dedication to each team and project, and high-octane caffeinated beverages.
In his current role at D&G Development, Stefan has managed projects including the Atwater (25KSF of multitenant retail), TD Ameritrade, Troy University, LGE Credit Union, and Paul Huff Corners (32KSF or multitenant retail). Seeking the opportunity to expand his skill-set, he also took on a luxury residential development of 23 units with million-dollar townhomes.
From his earliest days in the industry, Stefan has been very active in community and church-based philanthropy and has helped manage construction of several church facilities in California, Texas, and Massachusetts. He holds an A.S. degree in Construction Management from Fullerton College (Fullerton, California), a General Building Contractor’s license in California, a LEED certification, and a second-degree gray belt on the Big Green Egg. Additionally, his writing on mentorship within the industry has been featured in Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine and highlighted by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
As Vice President of Leasing and Acquisitions, Joshua McBride brings 15 years of restaurant site selection and operations experience to D&G Development Group. In his recent real estate development roles, he has overseen a budget of over $8M for 12 month multi-state restaurant expansion and has extensive experience working with several top-tier national brands in operations, real estate and development.
Josh began his career with Chick-fil-A in 2004, where he continued to serve for over nine years in various operations and human resources roles. During his tenure at Chick-fil-A, Joshua served as a Corporate Interim Manager; where he operated company- owned restaurants throughout the Southeast. Josh created and patented equipment that is now used at Chick-fil-A locations across the United States. Following his time serving on the Chick-fil-A corporate staff, he was recruited to be a Chick-fil-A Owner/Operator and over a period of nine years led several restaurants to “top-20%” performance status in the chain. In his last role as a single-restaurant operator, his restaurant was a Chick-fil-A “Symbol of Success” location (17% annual sales increase) for 3 consecutive years.
In 2013, Joshua left Chick-fil-A and joined the up-and-coming Pieology Pizzeria as the Director of HR in Orange County, California. During his tenure leading human resources functions at Pieology, the company grew from 5 restaurants to over 80 restaurants across the United States. Joshua was a key contributor in developing the strong customer service culture at Pieology, while consulting with franchisees about leadership development, employee relations, staffing plans and strategic hiring.
Following his tenure as one of the founding members of the Pieology Pizzeria team, Joshua served as Vice President of Development for Segovia Aslan Enterprises, the largest franchise developer for Pieology. In this capacity, he was responsible for all restaurant development for the Pieology brand across 5 states in the Southeast United States. He led site selection, deal negotiation, restaurant design, FF&E purchasing, construction, and grand opening coordination. His leadership allowed the Pieology brand to open 10 restaurants in 10 months, spread across five states in the Southeast.
In 2018, Josh launched Hogwood BBQ as the brand’s Chief Development Officer and Managing Partner. Hogwood continues to be one of the top-rated BBQ restaurants in the Nashville MSA and is ramping up for regional expansion.
Josh graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Pensacola Christian College and earned his MBA from King University. He is a regular guest speaker at Pensacola Christian College where he addresses business students on business ethics and real-world business challenges. He is a graduate of the prestigious Chick-fil-A Fundamentals of Restaurant Leadership course offered to Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators.
Josh is an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the states of Tennessee and Georgia. He resides in Nashville, TN with his wife Christin and their three young children and enjoys serving in various roles within his local church and internationally.
Tiffany Jackson is the Operations Manager for D&G Development Group. Tiffany is in charge of Finances, Administrative Support, and Property Management. Tiffany takes great pride in understanding project scope and particulars i.e. timeframes, financials, and outcomes. She also ensures that properties under her care operate smoothly, maintain their appearance, and preserve value. Tiffany strives to keep a collaborative enterprise organized and running smoothly.
Prior to joining D&G Development Group in 2017, Tiffany helped manage the operational activities of the Kroger Pharmacy system through the Atlanta metro area. Tiffany Jackson began her career with Kroger Pharmacy in 2007, where she continued to serve for 10 years. Tiffany served as a lead pharmacy technician for 5 years to her local store before moving up into a role for Corporate Kroger. While serving for Kroger Corporate, Tiffany oversaw operations for 23 Kroger Pharmacy locations. Tiffany’s highest priorities were to implement new policies and procedures and incorporate new technology into daily work flow to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
Elizabeth Nguyen brings a solid decade of administrative experience and excellence to her role as Administrative Coordinator, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics with continuing education in Business. She boasts not only a broad array of administrative skills, but also a specific focus on technical financial modeling.
Prior to joining the D&G Development Group, Elizabeth spent nine years in higher education, with six years at Georgia Institute of Technology as the administrative assistant to the executive staff. Similar to her current role with D&G, she managed the administrative calendars and documents, handled travel, planned corporate events, and liaised between governmental and private academic organizations. Beyond her mastery of the administrative world, Elizabeth specializes in mathematical/statistical data comparisons and complex financial trend analyses.
Elizabeth graduated Cum Laude from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics. While working full-time, Elizabeth has continued her education maintaining a 4.0 in Business courses at Georgia State University. Elizabeth enjoys learning, traveling, and rigorously expanding her skills in all areas of business to maintain the highest level of expertise.