White Point Partners is a private investment firm specializing in the acquisition, development and repositioning of commercial, multifamily and self storage real estate assets throughout the U.S., with a particular focus on the South.

Our Partners bring diverse but complementary backgrounds and areas of expertise, creating a well-rounded and synergistic team. Through a deep understanding of our markets and an extensive regional network, we are able to pinpoint unique investment opportunities in markets that exhibit compelling population and economic growth dynamics.

Our approach to investing is governed by integrity, and we believe that it is instrumental to success – both our own and that of our partners. By operating with integrity, applying innovative thinking, leveraging our diverse experiences and focusing on prudent risk management, we believe our platform can deliver consistent, attractive returns. We encourage you to get to know us better and would be privileged to consider you a partner.

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Ryan HanksPartnerRyan has substantial experience in all aspects of acquisition and development, with a particular focus on multifamily communities. In 2009, Ryan started his own private real estate company with a focus on acquiring apartment communities in the Southeast as well as land for the purpose of multifamily and commercial development. Prior to that, he was with Apartment Realty Advisors (ARA), the nation’s second largest apartment brokerage firm specializing in the disposition of multifamily communities on behalf of private and institutional investors. Prior to ARA, Ryan served as Vice President of Development and Acquisitions for a company that specialized in the ownership, management and development of multifamily communities across the country. He was responsible for sourcing acquisition and development opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

Ryan attended Liberty University and is a member of the Charlotte Apartment Association, Urban Land Institute, National Multi-Housing Council, and the Center for Transit Oriented Development.
Erik JohnsonPartnerErik brings considerable experience in deal sourcing, underwriting, equity and debt structuring, and asset management to the firm. Erik previously served as Senior Vice President of Finance for a publicly-traded student housing REIT where he was responsible for the development and implementation of capital markets strategies, evaluating and underwriting acquisition opportunities, overseeing the asset management function, managing joint venture relationships, and leading the investor relations program. Prior to his tenure at the REIT, he worked in J.P. Morgan’s Real Estate & Lodging Investment Banking Group where he advised clients on M&A transactions and raised over $6.5 billion of debt and equity capital. Erik began his career at Wells Fargo, where he completed the firm’s Credit Management Training Program and provided large real estate firms with acquisition and development financing at both the corporate and project level.

Erik received his Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the Advisory Board of the McCombs School of Business REIT Fund at The University of Texas at Austin.
Jay LevellPartnerJay has significant experience in identifying, underwriting, structuring, capital sourcing, repositioning and realizing value in real estate investments. Prior to forming White Point with Ryan and Erik, Jay was a Partner at Berkeley Capital Advisors, a boutique retail investment brokerage firm that deals exclusively in the representation of income producing real estate in the Carolinas and throughout the Southeast. During his eleven years with Berkeley, he represented public, private and institutional entities on the sale of net-leased properties with a specialization in the 1031 tax-deferred exchange market, and successfully structured over 350 transactions with an aggregate value of over $800 million. In addition to structuring transactions, Jay was very involved in advising clients in the upfront structuring of leases and master development governing documents. In 2012, Jay formed his own private real estate company which focused on the acquisition and either subsequent sale or redevelopment of well-located, underutilized in-fill parcels in high barrier-to-entry sub-markets.

Jay received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Land Institute.

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