Bill Freeman serves as Chairman of Freeman Webb, Inc., a real estate investment, management and brokerage company he co-founded with partner James A. Webb, III in 1979.
In 1978, Freeman became director of Downtown Urban Development for the Metropolitan Nashville Development and Housing Agency (MDHA), a position he held for a year before founding Freeman Webb, Inc. at age 28. Prior to his work for the city, he spent four years as a real estate securities sales representative with Freeman Brothers Realtors, where he was involved in land sales and the packaging and sale of income producing real estate syndications.
Freeman's career in real estate began as a teenager, when he held a summer job as a maintenance man and grounds keeper at family-owned apartment complexes. At 16, he became the youngest person in the country to graduate from the Realtors' Institute and receive the GRI designation, and at 17, he acquired his first piece of income producing real estate.
Freeman graduated from Peabody Demonstration School (now University School) and attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
He is a member of the Nashville Board of Realtors, the Tennessee and National Associations of Realtors and the Realtors National Marketing Institute. He has chaired or served on numerous committees with these organizations throughout his career. A Certified Real Estate Appraiser, he has served as an instructor in commercial investment real estate for the Nashville Board of Realtors and in real estate syndication for the Tennessee Real Estate Institute. He is certified to market and sponsor real estate securities by the Real Estate Securities Syndication Institute and is a past president of the institute's Tennessee Chapter.
A strong supporter of charitable and community organizations throughout his career, he has served on the boards of the Tennessee State University Foundation, the Nashville Area YMCA, the Nashville Public Television Council and Children's House. An alumnus of the Leadership Nashville program (1979-1980), he has served as commissioner of the Nashville Convention Center and on the board of The Tennessee Housing Development Agency. He was named Man of the Year by the Nashville Area Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1977.
Freeman and his wife, Babs Tinsley Freeman, and their three sons live in Nashville.
Jimmy Webb has served as President of Freeman Webb, Inc., a real estate brokerage, acquisition and management company, since he and his partner William H. (Bill) Freeman founded the company in 1979.
Webb, who graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy and Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee, began his career as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy where he served in Vietnam and later in New Zealand with Operation Deep Freeze, which is the U.S. scientific study of Antarctica. Before his honorable discharge in 1975, he had received the Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Unit Citation.
In 1975 Webb joined the firm of McKee, Geny & Thornton as an insurance account executive. He then left the firm in 1979 to co-found Freeman Webb, Inc, a real estate investment firm which owns and manages 10,000+ apartments and one million square feet of commercial space in the southeastern United States.
In addition to providing business management and financial and insurance expertise to the company, Webb is an active supporter of community and charitable organizations. He is a past- chairman of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, the ninth largest YMCA in the United States, and is past-president of Sister Cities of Nashville and is a founding and current member of the Executive Board of the Nashville Zoo which opened in 1991. He is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of Montgomery Bell Academy.
He is a former board member of the Better Business Bureau of Nashville, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Chamber's Urban Planning/Land Use Committee, Buddies of Nashville, the March of Dimes, Nashville City Bank, Tennessee Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program, Tennessee State University Foundation, and the Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Webb and his wife Becky Smotherman Webb reside in Nashville. They have three adult sons living in Dallas, Nashville, and New York City.
Before joining Freeman Webb in 2014, W. Kirby Davis, Jr. served as Executive Vice President and ultimately President of First Management Services based in Nashville, TN managing approximately 5,000 multifamily units in Tennessee, as well as over 700,000 s.f of shopping centers.
Prior to his tenure in property management, Kirby received his law degree from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he graduated Order of the Coif. He then served as a law clerk to the Honorable L. Clure Morton, United States District Judge from 1983 to 1985. After completing his clerkship, Kirby worked in New York as an attorney in the offices of William S. Friedman, who at that time, was Vice Chairman of Southmark Corporation - a $9 billion real estate syndication firm. Kirby is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and several of the federal circuits.
Kirby returned to Nashville in 1986 to work for Mid-South Financial, a Nashville based mortgage brokerage firm, originating mortgage loans and brokering investment real estate. In his three years at Mid-South Financial, he financed and sold over $100 million of real estate.
Davis also lends his expertise to a variety of charitable, civic, and professional organizations. He is a past President of the Greater Nashville Apartment Association (GNAA) and the Tennessee Apartment Association, and continues to serve on the board of the GNAA. He served in 2007 as chairman of the Nashville Downtown Partnership and currently serves on the board of that organization. In 2008, he was named Volunteer of the Year by the Nashville Downtown Partnership and received that award again in 2013 as part of the How's Nashville team that is focused on ending homelessness in Nashville.
He served on the board of the Baptist Healing Trust from 2005-2011. Kirby is also an advisory board member of the Faith Family Medical Clinic.
He and his wife Ann have two children. He currently chairs the housing subcommittee of How's Nashville.
Judy Beasley joined Freeman Webb in 1997 as General Counsel and continues to head up the firm's in-house legal department in addition to being named Executive Vice President in 2000.
Prior to joining Freeman Webb, Beasley was in private practice with the Nashville law firm of Stewart, Estes & Donnell, where she specialized primarily in employment law. She is a graduate of Hillwood High School in Nashville, Tennessee, and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Florida, where she received her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees with honors and served as a legal writing instructor. Beasley was a National Merit Scholar and former law clerk to the Honorable Thomas W. Brothers of the Sixth Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial District of Tennessee. She is a member of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations and the Nashville chapter of the Lawyers Association for Women.
Judy Beasley and her husband, Dan Hamm, live in Nashville with their son.
Tommy Bumpous is the Vice President of Construction for Freeman Webb, Inc. and Rehab Specialists of Tennessee, Inc., the Construction division of Freeman Webb Companies.
Tommy has been in the construction industry, primarily construction management, since 1984. Fresh out of Middle Tennessee State University, he began his career in Nashville with Ward & Associates, a general contractor specializing in luxury residential, multifamily, and commercial construction in Tennessee and Texas. After six years with Ward & Associates, he held general management and vice presidential level positions with four regional general contracting firms performing construction of residential, multifamily, and commercial projects.
He and his wife, Jamie, have three children and reside in Thompson's Station.
Jason Powell is the Director of Business Development for Freeman Webb, actively pursuing new fee management opportunities and potential corporate or portfolio acquisitions. Powell has been active in real estate sales, investments and property management for over 11 years. He is a licensed Tennessee real estate broker and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from the University of Memphis while holding a Master in Public Administration from Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado.
Powell is a State Representative for District 53 in the Tennessee General Assembly serving on the Business and Utilities Committee. He resides in Nashville with his wife and two children.
Matt Olson is the Vice President of Acquisitions and Asset Management at Freeman Webb. Mr. Olson began his career with Ernst & Young's real estate consulting practice in New York; assisting client's with buy-side and sell-side due diligence, portfolio transactions, real estate valuations, and strategic loan workouts. During his tenure at EY, he assisted in drafting the training manual for Fannie Mae's Multifamily DUS loan underwriting program, underwriting more than $3 billion of CMBS loans and worked with clients to divest more than $2.5 billion in commercial real estate and loans during the recession.
Matt currently serves on the Statistic Committee for the Greater Nashville Apartment Association and the Young Leaders Group Mentor Committee for the Nashville Chapter of Urban Land Institute. He is a prior member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and Commercial Real Finance Committee. Matt graduated with duel majors in Real Estate & Urban Land Economics and Finance, Investment & Banking from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He now resides in Nashville, TN with his wife and daughter.
Steve Woodard has served as Controller of Freeman Webb, Inc. since December 1990.
In 1980 Steve joined Hurd Investment Properties, Inc. as a staff accountant and in 1985 was named Comptroller of that firm. In December 1990, Hurd Investment Properties, Inc. merged with Freeman Webb, Inc. and at that time Steve assumed his current position with Freeman Webb.
Woodard graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration degree with an emphasis in accounting. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1987. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Steve and his wife, Susan Sanders, live in Nashville.
Jessica Humphrey serves as the Compliance Director of Freeman Webb Co., Realtors.
She started in the industry as a leasing consultant for Lighthouse Property Management and, after demonstrating her skills and understanding of the LIHTC program, was quickly brought into the compliance department as a specialist. She then served as Compliance Manager for Elmington Property Management helping oversee over 9,000 affordable multi-family units. She holds the designation of Housing Credit Certified Professional. A native of Tennessee, Jessica is an avid kayaker and enjoys spending time with her family.
Zach has over 12 years of information technology experience. He most recently served as the Enterprise Product Technical Support Manager for Energy Datametrics, a software development company who created products for residential home energy efficiency. In this role he managed the Software Development/Operations/Technical Support teams. He was previously employed by Meridian Surgical Partners where he spent 6 years as their Manager of Information Technology supporting over 250 users and managing their entire I.T. infrastructure. Zach received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a Major in Computer Information Systems from Middle Tennessee State University.
Prior to her tenure in property management, Erika attended Pepperdine University on an acting scholarship. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama, Erika began her career in Hollywood, CA, serving as the Marketing Assistant for a live concert production company. From there, she moved into the publishing arena in Los Angeles, CA – serving as the Online Editor for Timeless Communications and eventually becoming the General Manager for Austin Burbank Media. Responsibilities included overseeing editorial and advertising in print and online, the development and marketing of new products, and events management.
After relocating to the Southeast, Erika found her home with Freeman Webb in 2007, where she currently serves as the Director of Web & Interactive Services, handling digital marketing/communications for the company.
Erika resides in Knoxville, TN with her husband, son, and their 3 dogs.
Rod Beverstein began his career in the field of real estate management and sales in 1970, after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. He began his tenure with Freeman Webb in 2002 lending his expertise to a multitude of property management arenas, including commercial, conventional multifamily, bond financed, Section-236, Section-8, Section-42, and Farmer's Home multifamily property management. He is also active with HUD, PHA's, monitoring agencies, asset managers, lenders, and owners.
Rod is the founding director of the Green Bay Apartment Owner's and Manager's Association. He is also a Certified Property Manager and a Certified Tax Credit Specialist. He has also held real estate licenses in multiple states.
Rod lives in the greater Nashville area with his wife and enjoys reading, sports, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Ken Britton joined Freeman Webb Company in 2009 as a Regional Manager. In this role, he oversees conventional, tax credit, and fee managed properties, and he has supervised student and senior housing communities, new construction lease-ups, and major property renovations.
Prior to joining Freeman Webb Company, Ken was a regional property manager for The K & D Group, located in Northeast Ohio, responsible for over 2,800 residential units.
Ken began his career in property management and finance over 25 years ago, first joining Key Bank (FKA Society Bank) in Cleveland, Ohio, as a credit analyst and loan officer. He then entered the property management industry in 1988 when forming Eastwing Properties, Inc. As owner and president of this company, he managed residential homes and apartment buildings throughout the greater Cleveland area. In 1993, Ken expanded his management responsibilities by joining Cleveland-based Associated Estates Realty Corporation, first serving as a property manager, then as a regional manager operating high-rise apartment communities in a REIT ownership capacity.
Ken volunteers his time and construction skills to Tuckers House, a Nashville non-profit organization that assists children with disabilities through home modifications for accessibility and safety.
Ken received his B.S. in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, in 1984. He resides with his wife, Pamela, and three sons in Franklin, TN.
Prior to starting her career in Property Management, Traci served our country for 10 years in the United States Air Force as an Administrative Manager. Traci has more than 18 years of property management experience. Originally from Florida, she started in the property management field working as a Housing Technician for the Brevard County, Florida Housing Authority and then was quickly promoted as a property manager. After working for several large property management companies in various cities such as Rockledge, Florida, Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia, Clarksville, Tennessee; Traci joined Freeman Webb in 2007. After being with Freeman Webb for 6 years with dual roles as Property Manager and Multi-Site Manager, Traci was promoted to Regional Manager.
Traci is a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) and is a member of the Greater Nashville Apartment Association. In 2013, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Bible Institute and Seminary.
She devotes her free time to volunteering with her church Living Water Church in Bowling Green, KY with such activities as Feeding the Homeless, Street Ministry, and serving as Administrative Tech Support for Living Water Live Bible Study and The Global on Demand School of Ministry (GODSOM).
Traci lives in Davidson County with her puppy Skittles and enjoys cooking, traveling, music and photography. She has one son who resides in Bowling Green, KY.
Deanna is a 1985 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. She entered the property management field upon graduating from UT and has been engaged in the profession since. Prior to joining Freeman Webb in 2014, Deanna worked for 25 years with First Management Services, where she served as a Regional Manager and Vice President. Prior to her promotion to Regional Manager, Deanna served as the site manager of a community which, under her leadership, won the company's Multifamily Property of the Year Award four times a feat no other property team achieved. She has extensive experience in property renovation. Her portfolio includes apartment communities, condominium homeowner associations, and retail centers.
Deanna earned the Registered Apartment Manager (RAM) designation from the National Association of Home Builders in 1991, and she obtained her Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in 1998. She is past president of the Apartment Association of Greater Knoxville and now serves as a lifetime board member. She is also past president of the East Tennessee Chapter of IREM and past president of the Tennessee Apartment Association. IREM recognized Deanna in 1999 by naming her the East Tennessee chapter's Committee Chairperson of the Year. In 2002, she received the chapter's CPM of the Year award. She holds a Tennessee Broker's license and a South Carolina Property Manager's license.
Deanna and her husband, Richard, reside in Knoxville, TN.
Julie Maynor brings 14 years of experience in Property Management to Freeman Webb. As a Regional Manger she oversees on site administration of accounting functions, marketing and leasing efforts of several properties, which are located throughout Tennessee and in Missouri.
Julie began her career in property management in 2000 as a Leasing Agent and was quickly promoted to a Property Manager. After 12 years of experience on-site Julie was promoted to a Regional Manager.
She is a member of the Chattanooga Apartment Association and holds an active certification as an ARM (Accredited Resident Manager) though IREM. She devotes her free time to volunteering with local pet adoption centers in Chattanooga and participating in Project Homeless Connect an organization dedicated to helping the homeless.
She lives with her son, an active soldier in the ARMY Reserves, in Chattanooga.
Before joining Freeman Webb in 2014, Nancy was with First Management Services, Inc., where she was responsible for six diverse multi-family residential properties in Nashville, TN ranging from 102 units to 472 units. Prior to joining First Managment Services, Inc. in 2011, Nancy was a Vice President with Sentinel Real Estate for 25 years with responsibilities for 34 properties in 15 states. Gaining invaluable expertise while overseeing the portfolio to understand each properties' market position and develop a strategic plan for each community.
Originally from St. Louis, MO where she began her property management career, then transferred to the great city of Nashville, TN in 1987. Nancy is an active member in the Greater Nashville Apartment Association since 1988, serving on the board of directors since 1989 and held the position of President in 1996. She is currently the Chairman of the Ethics committee. She achieved her ARM designation with IREM and will be working toward her CPM certification. Nancy resides in Brentwood, TN with her husband Harold. They are members of the Brentwood Baptist Church and they enjoy boating, tennis, travel, Titans football and being with family and friends.
Patti Ruccio is a 1984 graduate of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a major in Public Relations. She entered the property management field upon graduating from U of A and has been engaged in the profession since.
Before joining Freeman Webb in 2014, Patti Ruccio served as Regional Manager and Vice President of First Management Services based in Nashville, TN. She has overseen operations on A, B, C, and D properties in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi and worked with several properties in turnaround situations. Her current portfolio includes multi-family properties ranging in size from 101-595 units.
Mrs. Ruccio obtained her Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in 1994. She is a founding member and Board member of the Apartment Association of Greater Knoxville and past president of The Tennessee Apartment Association. She has also served on various committees of the Nashville IREM chapter. She holds a Tennessee Broker's license. Mrs. Ruccio resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and three children.
Karen graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1986, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. Shortly thereafter, in 1987, she joined Hurd Investment Properties, Inc. as a Property Manager. In December 1990, Hurd Investment Properties, Inc. merged with Freeman Webb, Inc., therefore establishing her association with Freeman Webb.
Karen was promoted to Regional Property Manager in 1991, managing a variety of properties, including residential and commercial properties, with extensive experience in property rehabilitation and new construction lease-up.
Karen is very involved with the local Apartment Association of Greater Knoxville and local IREM chapters. In 1990 she earned an Accredited Residential Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and in 1994 she earned a Certified Property Manager designation from IREM. She has fulfilled the duties as an officer and as president for both the Apartment Association and IREM, and is currently the education committee chairperson for each trade organization. She teaches classes and seminars for the Apartment Association including those necessary to earn the National Apartment Leasing Professional, Certified Apartment Manager and Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician. She is also a member of IREM's national faculty, teaching classes necessary to earn the Accredited Residential Manager designation from IREM as well as IREM's Ethics class. She previously served on the Education Committee for the National IREM organization.
Schultz has received awards from Freeman Webb as well as industry trade organizations. In 1991, Freeman Webb awarded her the company's inaugural Property Manager of the Year award. Then in 2006, the company awarded her the Superior Property Management award. Karen was recognized in 2000, by IREM, receiving the East Tennessee chapter's CPM of the year. In 2008, Karen received the President's Award for volunteer work with the Apartment Association of Greater Knoxville.
Karen makes her home in Blount County where she spends most of her free time on and in the water wakeboarding, waterskiing, and paddle boarding. She also enjoys scuba diving in beautiful reefs around the world.
Jody Boles is a 1995 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with minors in English and Sociology. Prior to the 2014 merger with Freeman Webb Company, she was employed by First Management Services for nineteen years where she gained both residential and commercial experience.
Jody began her career in real estate as a receptionist and administrative assistant for First Management Services working under multiple property managers which lead to her first residential assignment as manager of a 574 lot Homeowner's Association. Her interests soon turned to commercial real estate at which time she obtained her affiliate broker's license from the Nashville School of Real Estate. Since that time, she has managed, leased and sold both residential and commercial property with an emphasis on retail shopping centers such as the historical Arcade downtown, two large-scale centers located in Lebanon and Mt. Juliet, a 60 tenant office building and multiple other retail centers and condo communities scattered throughout Nashville, TN. Jody is a member of ICSC and has served on the Nashville Downtown Partnership Retail Committee.
Jody resides in Franklin, TN with her husband, Will, and their 2.5 year old daughter, Chloe. In her spare time, Jody enjoys reading, writing and spending quality time with family.
Betsy E. Chandler brings 27 years of commercial real estate experience to Freeman Webb. Since joining our team in 1997, Betsy has specialized in both the management and leasing of office and retail properties. She is currently responsible for both the management and leasing of Freeman Webb's Middle Tennessee area office portfolio.
Prior to joining Freeman Webb, Betsy began her career in real estate with a local development company. Responsibilities included managing and leasing over 1 million square feet of retail space throughout the southeast.
Over the past 6 years, Betsy has successfully negotiated leases for Freeman Webb's office portfolio in excess of $13 million and has maintained occupancy at all of the properties in her office portfolio at 90% or better during that time. During her 19-year tenure with Freeman Webb, Betsy has been awarded Property Manager of the Year, Excellence in Property Management, Property of the Year, or Excellence in Leasing 12 times.
Betsy holds a CPM designation and is a member of The Institute of Real Estate Management, the National Association of Realtors, and Women in Commercial Real Estate. She is an active community volunteer, and has been involved locally with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Susan Komen, Hope Lodge, The Oasis Center, Nashville Humane Association, American Lung Association, and Hands on Nashville. She serves on the board for the MetroCenter Improvement Association and an advisory position with the MetroCenter Project Review Committee.
Betsy is an honors graduate of Vanderbilt University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with an emphasis in Pre-Med. She was an active member of Phi Mu, Alpha Omicron serving as Public Relations Chair and a member of Alpha Chi Sigma. During her freshman year, Betsy was given the distinguished honor of being selected as a Junior Senate page serving under Senator Victor Gaston.
Betsy and her husband Douglas reside in Nashville and enjoy boating, traveling, golfing, fishing, and SEC sports.