Management Team


Behind our success is a tireless, hands-on, shirtsleeves approach to each project, and a talented team dedicated to delivering a new and positive healthcare experience.  We bring a history of completing successful projects in partnership with each healthcare system, physician practice and clinical service that we work with.  We invite you to learn more about each of our team members by clicking on the photos below.  Please feel free to reach out to any one of us.

Ben Ochs

Chief Executive OfficerBio

Ben Ochs

Chief Executive Officer

Based in the firm’s Charlottesville, VA, office, Mr. Ochs brings more than a decade of experience in the management, development, acquisition, and investment of healthcare real estate. Prior to the merger of Brinkman Management & Development with Anchor Health Properties, Mr. Ochs spent a decade overseeing the predecessor firm’s day-to-day operations of Development, Operations, Financing, Asset Management, Leasing, Acquisition and Disposition of Healthcare Real Estate to hospitals, physician practice groups, private and institutional healthcare real estate investors throughout the Southeast. Before Brinkman Management & Development, Mr. Ochs served as a Financial and Underwriting Analyst at a boutique consulting firm.

After becoming President of Brinkman Management & Development in 2013, Mr. Ochs institutionalized and significantly grew the firm from one office with four employees, 300,000 SF of assets under management and a management-centric platform to a nimble organization with four offices, eleven employees and 1,000,000 SF under management by the time he led the firm into a merger with Anchor Health Properties two years later. The consolidated firm offered a strong management platform with 1,500,000 SF under management, a robust development pipeline, twenty-four employees across five offices and a strong Mid-Atlantic presence. 

Post-merger, Mr. Ochs has continued to grow the “new” Anchor, diversifying its offerings, capabilities and expanding its geographic reach beyond the Mid-Atlantic. Amongst the growth initiatives, he oversaw the launch of a new acquisitions/investment platform, complementing the firm’s management and development platforms. Through early 2019, Anchor has closed $1,000,000,000 of new investments, having partnered with public and private equity sources creating a discretionary private equity healthcare fund in partnership with Chestnut Real Estate Partners and through the launch of programmatic joint ventures with The Carlyle Group and Morgan Stanley. Anchor now has 60 employees, 4,500,000 SF under management, 800,000+ SF in development, 12 offices around the country and offers institutional quality, full-service healthcare real estate services nationally, with management, development and acquisition/investment comprising its three primary service lines.

Mr. Ochs received a BBA from James Madison University with concentrations in Finance and Management, holds the CPM designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management and currently serves as the firm’s Principal Broker in the firm’s central Virginia office. He was an HREI Healthcare Real Estate Executive of the Year finalist in 2016 and serves on the James Madison University College of Business Finance and Business Law Advisory Board as well as Treasurer of the Trinity Fellows Program. Mr. Ochs resides in Charlottesville, VA, and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and three children.

Paula Crowley

Co-founderBio

Paula Crowley

Co-founder

Paula Crowley is a co-founder of Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm's Wilmington, DE, office.

Ms. Crowley spent eight years as Development Director with The Rouse Company of Columbia, Maryland where she was responsible for the development of urban retail projects.  Her career began at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City.  As Chairman of Anchor Health Properties, Ms. Crowley brings a retail approach to navigating competitive healthcare markets. 

Ms. Crowley received a BA from Middlebury College, a Masters in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Lou Sachs

Co-founderBio

Lou Sachs

Co-founder

Lou Sachs is a co-founder of Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm's Wilmington, DE, office.

Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Sachs spent fifteen years with The Rouse Company of Columbia, Maryland where, as Vice President for New Business Development, he was responsible for new projects, site acquisitions, and department store relationships. Mr. Sachs also served as Associate General Counsel of The Rouse Company and was formerly associated with a major Baltimore law firm.

Mr. Sachs has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

James A. Schmid, III

Chief Investment OfficerBio

James A. Schmid, III

Chief Investment Officer

James A. Schmid III is CIO of Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm’s Wilmington, DE, office.

James is responsible for the firm's acquisitions efforts, capital markets activities, and investor relationship management, in addition to supporting the sourcing of new development and property management opportunities. Under James’ leadership the firm has closed on over $1 billion of new investments since June 2016. Prior to joining Anchor, James led the efforts at CNL Financial Group to build and manage the CNL Healthcare Properties medical facilities investment platform to over four million square feet of assets across the country. The CNL Healthcare medical facilities platform was sold to Welltower (NYSE: WELL) for approximately $1.5 billion in 2019. James has also spent time in key real estate investment roles at HCP in Long Beach, CA and UBS in New York City.

James received his BA (Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and MBA from Columbia University in New York City and has also studied at Pembroke College, Oxford University in England. James is a founding officer of the ULI Healthcare & Life Sciences Product Council, and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Healthcare Real Estate Insights publication.

Katie Jacoby

Executive Vice President Strategy and DevelopmentBio

Katie Jacoby

Executive Vice President Strategy and Development

Katie Jacoby is Executive Vice President, Strategy and Development for Anchor Health Properties, and is based in the firm's Wilmington, DE, office.  

Katie is responsible for leading and managing the Eastern U.S. development team as well as developing and implementing the Company's corporate strategic initiatives across the country. Ms. Jacoby has been with the Company for more than 10 years and in her previous roles has managed all aspects of the development process project concept through building opening.

Prior to joining Anchor, Ms. Jacoby worked for a consulting company in Northern VA in their financial services division. She received a BBA degree in Finance from James Madison University.

Mervyn Alphonso

Senior Vice President Development & AcquisitionsBio

Mervyn Alphonso

Senior Vice President Development & Acquisitions

Mervyn Alphonso is a Senior Vice President of Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Mervyn is involved in the firm's acquisitions and management platforms, in addition to the sourcing of new development and management opportunities.  

Mervyn has significant experience in the healthcare sector. His depth of experience includes development, acquisitions, financial feasibility, site selection and evaluation, and asset management. 

He spent six years as a Managing Director with NexCore Group.  Prior to that, he was a Director with Alvarez & Marsal.  He spent time earlier in his career with Hammes Company.

He has previously served on the organizing and leadership committee of the BOMA International Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Facilities conference. He serves on the Board of Directors of Mary’s Center, a nonprofit federally-qualified health center. 

Mervyn earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Techand his Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Michael Dossett

Senior Vice President Development & ManagementBio

Michael Dossett

Senior Vice President Development & Management

Michael Dossett is a Senior Vice President of Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm’s Nashville, TN, office.

Mr. Dossett was previously employed with Saint Thomas Health for over fifteen years where he was responsible for the system’s real estate and facility support services. His responsibilities included leasing, property management, master planning and oversight of capital improvement projects.

Prior to joining Saint Thomas Health, Mr. Dossett spent 15 years with Circuit City Stores, where he had operational responsibility for multiple locations located throughout the Southern Division of the organization. 

Mr. Dossett received a BS from the University of Evansville.

Jill Higgins

Senior Vice President, Property ManagementBio

Jill Higgins

Senior Vice President, Property Management

Jill Higgins is Senior Vice President, Property Management for Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm's Wilmington, DE, office.

Ms. Higgins brings with her more than 20 years of experience in Property Management of retail and office/ medical buildings. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Higgins spent six years with a private equity real estate company. Her portfolio in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and nDelaware included various commercial asset types with extensive reporting requirements.

Ms. Higgins received a BA in Economics & Business Administration from Ursinus College, obtained her RPA designation from BOMI Institute and holds her Real Estate license in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Jonathan Nelson

Senior Vice President, Director of OperationsBio

Jonathan Nelson

Senior Vice President, Director of Operations

Jonathan Nelson is Senior Vice President, Director of Operations for Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm’s Charlottesville, VA office.

Mr. Nelson is responsible for developing programs and strategies to augment the efficiency of Anchor’s operations, management, and development efforts across the country as Anchor continues to build its national, full-service healthcare real estate platform.  He is also involved in identifying acquisition opportunities and evaluating over-all project feasibility to accelerate development and long-term success.

Mr. Nelson began his career with Koch Companies Public Sector then joined Anchor Health Properties (previously Brinkman Management & Development) in 2013, during which he has served in property management, asset management and development management roles.  Mr. Nelson received a BS from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Jeff Zaleon

Senior Vice President, Asset ManagementBio

Jeff Zaleon

Senior Vice President, Asset Management

Jeff Zaleon is Senior Vice President, Asset Management of Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm’s Raleigh, NC office. He brings more than 20 years of broad real estate experience as an accomplished finance and real estate professional specializing in asset, financial, and transaction management of healthcare real estate.

Mr. Zaleon is responsible for leading the firm’s operations for Eastern US investments, as well as supporting underwriting and due diligence efforts on new firm medical office investments.

Previous key roles held include Senior Vice President with LaSalle Investment Management, Chief Financial Officer with a regional commercial real estate developer, investor and manager, and Corporate Director of Real Estate with Acosta Sales & Marketing.

Mr. Zaleon earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He holds a North Carolina Real Estate License and is a CPA (inactive).

Jay Buckley

Vice President, Asset ManagementBio

Jay Buckley

Vice President, Asset Management

Jay Buckley is Vice President, Asset Management of Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm’s Franklin, TN office. He brings more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience in asset management, leasing, operations, acquisitions and dispositions, strategic planning, and financial management.

Mr. Buckley is responsible for regional asset management of key Anchor managed portfolio investments in the Eastern United States, as well as supporting underwriting and due diligence efforts on new firm medical office investments. 

Previous key roles held with HCP, TIER REIT, and Parkway Properties where he demonstrated success working with cross-functional teams in multiple markets and various asset classes to develop and execute investment and asset management strategies that maximize value, mitigate downside risks, and strengthen customer relationships.

Mr. Buckley earned his Master’s in Business Administration with a focus in Finance from Millsaps College and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Delta State University. He holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the CCIM Institute.  

Ashley Feero

Vice President & Director, Human ResourcesBio

Ashley Feero

Vice President & Director, Human Resources

Ashley Feero, SHRM-CP is Vice President and Director, Human Resources for Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm's Charlottesville, VA, office.

Ms. Feero brings a wealth of knowledge with her experience in Human Resources, including compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, training and development, implementation of policies and procedures, and employee relations. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Feero spent the past five years with the University of Virginia working on recruitment efforts, employee benefits programs, and strategic Human Resources initiatives.  

Ms. Feero received a BA in Political Science from Lynchburg College, and obtained her Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Human Resources Management from the University of Virginia. Ms. Feero is also a certified Human Resources Professional through the Society of Human Resources Management. 

Ellen Flaming

Vice President, Property ManagementBio

Ellen Flaming

Vice President, Property Management

Ellen Flaming is a Vice President, Property Management, of Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm’s Knoxville, TN, office.

Ms. Flaming previously served as a Property Manager for the Fred R. Langley Companies and as Director of Property Management for NAI Knoxville.  She brings seventeen years of experience as a property manager.

Ms. Flaming received a BS from Peirce College.  She is a Principal Broker and holds the Certified Property Management (CPM) designation.  She is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management and the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors.

Deborah Hejko

Vice President, Property ManagementBio

Deborah Hejko

Vice President, Property Management

Deborah Hejko is a Vice President of Property Management with Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm’s San Diego, CA office. She brings more than 20 years of medical and healthcare property management experience.

Ms. Hejko is responsible for overseeing the Southern California property management team and managing more than 350,000 SF in the San Diego, CA region.

Prior to joining Anchor, Ms. Hejko served as Director of Property Management with Medical Asset Management in the Orange County, CA area, and worked as Asset Manager for Kilroy managing 2.1 million square feet of Class A assets.

Ms. Hejko holds a Real Property Administrator (RPA) and Facilities Management Administrator (FMA) designation from BOMI International as well as an Associate Design Build ProfessionalTM (Assoc. DBIATM) from the Design Build Institute of America.

John Koss

Vice President, Asset ManagerBio

John Koss

Vice President, Asset Manager

John Koss is the Western Region Asset Manager based in the firm’s San Diego, CA office. He brings more than 30 years of broad real estate experience in areas such as asset and property management, contract and lease negotiation, plus financial and statistical modeling to Anchor.

He spent seven years as an Asset Manager for Lillibridge Healthcare Services/Ventas, Inc. serving the Western Region of the country. Before that, he was the VP of Asset Management at Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors and the President and Principal at Teak Properties.

He holds a California real estate broker license and is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) as well as a Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM), for which he serves as a member of the National Finance Committee.

John received his BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Jake Robbins

Vice President FinanceBio

Jake Robbins

Vice President Finance

Jake Robbins is Vice President, Finance, of Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm’s Charlottesville, VA, office.

Mr. Robbins has been a key member of the asset management team, having primary responsibility for the financial management of Anchor’s healthcare real estate. In addition to his financial management responsibilities, Mr. Robbins also plays a key role in the underwriting and valuation of healthcare real estate for acquisition, disposition, and development.

Mr. Robbins obtained his BBA from James Madison University.

Richard Paddock

Vice President, DevelopmentBio

Richard Paddock

Vice President, Development

Richard Paddock is a Vice President of Development with Anchor Health Properties and is based in the Franklin, TN office.

Mr. Paddock brings diverse expertise in business development, project management, estimation, and compliance with codes and safety requirements within a healthcare environment. His expertise continues to facilitate and expand Anchor’s comprehensive development platform, including market analysis, site selection, conceptual planning, design, and construction. Mr. Paddock is responsible for leading the development process and managing the project teams, including architects, construction managers, engineers, attorneys, and other specialists, to ensure that our client’s needs are met and deliver a successful healthcare development strategy.

Prior to joining Anchor, Mr. Paddock held key roles in project management and construction with Kindred Healthcare.

Mr. Paddock is a graduate from the University of North Florida with a degree in Building Construction Management.

Contact


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We look forward to hearing from you.


Mailing Address:

425 Seventh Street NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902

contact@anchorhealthproperties.com

Charlottesville, VA

425 Seventh Street NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Wilmington, DE

1300 North Grant Ave, Ste 209
Wilmington, DE 19806
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Knoxville, TN

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Knoxville, TN 37929
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Nashville, TN

330 Mallory Station Road, Ste D-11
Franklin, TN 37067
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Washington, DC

10125 Colesville Rd, Ste 346
Silver Spring, MD 20901
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San Diego, CA

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