Mr. Branch is Sr. Professor of the Practice of Real Estate Development at Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is co-founder of The Branch-Shelton Company, LLC, a private investment management and financial advisory firm. He has served as The Branch-Shelton Company’s President since it was founded in 1998. He is also a co-founder and general partner of Nancy Creek Capital Fund I, a $40 million mezzanine and subordinated capital fund formed in October 2005, and Nancy Creek Capital Fund II, a $30 million fund formed in July 2009.
He has over 40 years experience in the real estate industry, having financed, developed, marketed and managed more than $10 billion of domestic and international real estate since 1971
Areas of Expertise (4)
Real Estate Aquisitions
Selected Accomplishments (4)
Co-founder, Branch-Shelton Company LLC. (professional)
A private investment management and financial advisory firm.
Co-founder and general partner, Nancy Creek Capital Fund I (professional)
Co-founder and general partner of Nancy Creek Capital Fund I, a $40 million mezzanine and subordinated capital fund formed in October 2005, and Nancy Creek Capital Fund II, a $30 million fund formed in July 2009.
Director, Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) (professional)
Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE), is the largest publicly traded industrial and office REIT in the United States. He served as a member of both the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee.
Director and Chairman (professional)
Director and Chairman of the Executive Compensation Committee of Weeks Corporation (NYSE:WKS), a $1.6 billion publicly traded REIT that was merged with Duke Realty Corporation in 1999.
Davidson College: BA 1962
Duke University: J.D., Law 1966
Event Appearances (8)
National Realty Committee (Real Estate Roundtable)
The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)
The American Hotel Association
The Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors,
The Duke University School of Law
The Goizueta Directors Institute at Emory University
Georgia State University Graduate School of Business
Selected Articles (2)
Brothers Barry Branch and David Branch, who separately have worked on tens of billions of dollars in real estate transactions globally over the past 40 years, finally decided it was time to officially form a company of their own.
The two brothers said this week that they have launched SSG Realty Partners, an investment sales firm that markets land and prime development sites in addition to raising equity for development on those parcels. The new entity combines David Branch’s land marketing company, Site Services Group, with Barry Branch’s Branch Real Estate Advisors, a capital markets firm. The company is based in Atlanta.
In the past decade, we saw a growing number of people of all ages shift from acquiring and owning single-family residences to renting for several reasons. In 2020 and future years, major demographic trends, significant lifestyle changes, rapidly evolving technology, rising housing costs, growing land prices, increases in construction costs, and national and global economic and political uncertainty will all combine to continue driving this significant shift.