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

Mr. Ochs is CEO of Anchor Health Properties.  Based in the firm’s Charlottesville, VA, offices, he 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 nine years of overseeing day-to-day operations of the firm’s Development, Operations, Financing, Asset Management, Leasing, Acquisition and Disposition of Healthcare Real Estate to hospitals, physician practice groups, and 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, scaled 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, capabilties 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 the management and development platforms.  Through 2016, has Anchor closed $130,000,000 of new investments, having created a discretionary private equity healthcare fund in partnership with Chestnut Real Estate Partners and through the launch of a programmatic joint venture with The Carlyle Group for their core plus, open-ended fund.  Anchor now has more than thirty employees, 2,000,000+ SF under management 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 serves on the James Madison University College of Business Finance and Business Law Advisory Board, serves as Treasurer of the Trinity Fellows Program, and was a finalist for the HREI Healthcare Real Estate Executive of the Year in 2016.  Mr. Ochs resides in Charlottesville, VA, and enjoys spending free time outdoors with his wife and three children.

Paula Crowley

ChairmanBio

Paula Crowley

Chairman

Paula Crowley is Chairman and a 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

PresidentBio

Lou Sachs

President

Lou Sachs is President and a 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.

Kurt Hutter

Executive Vice PresidentBio

Kurt Hutter

Executive Vice President

Kurt Hutter is Executive Vice President for Anchor Health Properties, and is based in the firm's Wilmington, DE, office.  

Kurt is responsible for managing all aspects of the development process. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hutter spent eight years with Orleans Homebuilders, as Division Manager of that company’s Charlotte, North Carolina office and, earlier, as its’ Director of Development in the Greater Philadelphia area. His professional experience also includes eight years of civil/environmental engineering and construction management in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Mr. Hutter received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Drexel University.

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 management opportunities.  Prior to joining Anchor, James led the efforts at CNL Financial Group to build and manage the CNL Healthcare Properties medical facilities investment platform, which currently stands at $1.5B of assets under management.  James has also spent time in key roles at HCP and UBS.

James received his BA and MBA from Columbia University in New York City and has also studied at Pembroke College, Oxford University in England.

Michael Dossett

Senior Vice President DevelopmentBio

Michael Dossett

Senior Vice President Development

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.

Mervyn Alphonso

Senior Vice President DevelopmentBio

Mervyn Alphonso

Senior Vice President Development

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.

Katie Jacoby

Senior Vice President DevelopmentBio

Katie Jacoby

Senior Vice President Development

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

Katie is responsible for managing all aspects of the development process. Ms. Jacoby is also responsible for the company’s marketing and public relations activities. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Jacoby worked for a consulting company in Northern VA in their financial services division.

Ms. Jacoby received a BBA degree in Finance from James Madison University.

Jill Higgins

Vice President & Director, Property ManagementBio

Jill Higgins

Vice President & Director, Property Management

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

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

Mrs. 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.

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.

Jonathan Nelson

Vice President, Property ManagementBio

Jonathan Nelson

Vice President, Property Management

Jonathan Nelson is Vice President of Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm’s Charlottesville, VA, offices.

He oversees Property Management and Development efforts for the southeastern region of the United States.

Mr. Nelson began his career with Koch Companies Public Sector.  Mr. Nelson received a BS from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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.

Scott Dunkle

Director of LeasingBio

Scott Dunkle

Director of Leasing

Scott Dunkle is based in Orlando, Florida.  He has twenty-five years’ experience in the real estate and facility management industry with expertise in the hospitality, healthcare, corporate and residential real estate sectors.  His experience executing marketing and leasing strategies for regional markets, identifying property improvements, pinpointing competitive price points, creating visibility, and fostering relationships with key tenant prospects makes Scott a great addition to Anchor’s development, property management and acquisitions platforms.  A graduate of University of Maryland, Scott received his M.B.A. at Webster University in St. Louis and has worked in brokerage, development, leasing and management capacities at healthcare-centric organizations including the Florida Healthcare Coalition, Hammes Company, and CDG Healthcare Facilities.  Mr. Dunkle is a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker specializes in business development, marketing and leasing.

Contact


Thank you for your interest in Anchor Health Properties. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a member of our team, please contact one of our offices to discuss your healthcare real estate needs.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Mailing Address:

PMB 344
977 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22901

contact@anchorhealthproperties.com

Charlottesville, VA

425 7th Street NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434.293.8004 (0) 434.293.6256 (F)

Wilmington, DE

1300 North Grant Ave, Ste 209
Wilmington, DE 19806
302.655.1010 (O) 302.655.1089 (F)

Knoxville, TN

800 South Gay St, Ste 700
Knoxville, TN 37929
434.293.8004 (O) 434.293.6256 (F)

Nashville, TN

854 W James Campbell Blvd, Ste 200
Nashville, TN 38402
931.490.4625 (O)

Washington, DC

8639-B 16th St, #251
Silver Spring, MD 20910
434.293.8004 (O)