Leadership 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, clinical service, and investor 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 Officer & Managing PartnerBio

Ben Ochs

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner

Ben Ochs is Chief Executive Officer with Anchor Health Properties and brings more than a decade of experience in the management, development, acquisition and investment of healthcare real estate.

As President of a predecessor firm, Brinkman Management & Development, Mr. Ochs institutionalized the firm and significantly grew its’ management platform in the process. After leading the firm into a merger with Anchor Health Properties in 2015, Mr. Ochs has continued to grow the “new” Anchor, diversifying its offerings, capabilities and expanding its geographic reach nationally. Amongst the growth initiatives, he oversaw the launch of a new acquisitions/investment platform, complementing the firm’s management and development platforms. Through 2022, Anchor has closed nearly $3B 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.

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 is a licensed Principal Broker in Virginia.

He was an HREI Healthcare Real Estate Executive of the Year finalist in 2016, 2019 & 2022, is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization, and serves on the Revista Advisory Board, the James Madison University College of Business Finance & Business Law Advisory Board and as Treasurer of the Trinity Fellows Program.

Mr. Ochs resides in Charlottesville, VA, and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and three children.

James A. Schmid, III

Chief Investment Officer & Managing PartnerBio

James A. Schmid, III

Chief Investment Officer & Managing Partner

James A. Schmid III is CIO of Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm’s Media, PA 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 nearly $3 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.

Mervyn Alphonso

Executive Vice President Development & Acquisitions & PartnerBio

Mervyn Alphonso

Executive Vice President Development & Acquisitions & Partner

Mervyn Alphonso is Executive Vice President & Partner with Anchor Health Properties and lends his acute understanding of the healthcare real estate sector across the company’s business platforms. With more than 20 years specializing in the healthcare real estate industry, he is involved in the firm's investments and development platforms, including leading acquisition transactions, as well as development projects and management engagements.  

Offering significant knowledge of the healthcare sector, Mervyn’s depth of experience as an accomplished professional, includes acquisitions, development, financial feasibility, site selection and evaluation, and asset management. 

His prior career experience includes six years as a Managing Director with NexCore Group as well as serving as a Director with Alvarez & Marsal, and in addition, he spent time earlier in his career with Hammes Company.

He currently serves on Industry Advisory Board of the Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate and is also a member of the Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP). In addition, he has previously served on the organizing and leadership committee of the BOMA International Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Facilities conference.

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

Jill Higgins

Executive Vice President, Property Management & PartnerBio

Jill Higgins

Executive Vice President, Property Management & Partner

Jill Higgins is Executive Vice President, Property Management & Partner for Anchor Health Properties, and is based in the firm's Media, PA office.

Ms. Higgins is responsible for the firm’s more than 8 million square feet of owned and managed healthcare real estate as well as developing programs and strategies to augment the efficiency of Anchor’s property management operations across the country. Her focus is creating operational efficiencies to drive value to the bottom line including financial oversight, national vendor agreements, and establishing key performance metrics to implement across the portfolio.

Ms. Higgins brings with her more than twenty years of experience in property management of medical, office, and retail buildings. Prior to joining Anchor, Ms. Higgins spent fourteen years in third party management and six years with a private equity real estate company. Her portfolios in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware 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 Brokers license in Pennsylvania and Real Estate license in New Jersey. She is also a member of the Philadelphia BOMA chapter and sits on the Community Involvement Committee.

Katie Jacoby

Executive Vice President Strategy and Development & PartnerBio

Katie Jacoby

Executive Vice President Strategy and Development & Partner

Katie Jacoby is Executive Vice President, Strategy and Development for Anchor Health Properties and is responsible for leading the company’s development platform and implementing corporate strategic initiatives across the country, including financial, operational, growth, team and delivery partnerships. Throughout Katie’s nearly 20 year tenure with Anchor, she has been intimately involved in the development and leasing of 4 million square feet and $1.9 billion of innovative outpatient and inpatient healthcare facilities. In addition to her responsibilities overseeing the day-to-day of the Development platform, Katie serves as a member of Anchor’s Investment Committee responsible for the evaluation and adjudication of the merits of potential new investment opportunities, be they acquisitions or development.

An experienced healthcare real estate leader, her extensive experience focused on the structuring and execution of development opportunities, includes the performance of due diligence and procurement of entitlements, the negotiation of lease agreements and ground leases, the preparation of joint venture agreements, as well as the negotiation of construction and permanent loans and other financings.

She is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Health Care and Life Sciences Council and the Philadelphia Chapter of Women in Healthcare. She is also LEAN Green Belt certified. Katie was recognized in 2022 as a GlobeSt Woman of Influence.

Katie received a BBA degree from James Madison University in Finance with a minor in human resource development.

Jake Robbins

Executive Vice President, Finance & Accounting & PartnerBio

Jake Robbins

Executive Vice President, Finance & Accounting & Partner

Jake Robbins is Executive Vice President, Finance & Accounting & Partner 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.

John Koss

Senior Vice President, Asset Management & PartnerBio

John Koss

Senior Vice President, Asset Management & Partner

John Koss is a Senior Vice President, Asset Management & Partner with Anchor Health Properties. Based in the San Diego California office, he brings more than 35 years of broad commercial real estate experience in areas such as asset and property management, contract and lease negotiation, as well as financial and statistical modeling.

John is responsible for leading the firm’s asset management and operations for the Western Region US investments, as well as supporting underwriting and due diligence efforts on new firm medical office investments. In collaboration with the Development and Property Management teams, he works to identify opportunities and create value in Anchor’s medical office properties while providing leasing direction, risk mitigation, and budget accountability. 

Prior to joining Anchor, John spent seven years as an Asset Manager for Lillibridge Healthcare Services/Ventas, Inc. serving the Western Region of the country. He has also served as the Vice President 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®) for which he serves on the National Audit and Investments Committee, as well as a Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM), for which he serves as a member of the National Audit Committee.

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

Sean Miller

Senior Vice President, DevelopmentBio

Sean Miller

Senior Vice President, Development

Sean Miller is a Senior Vice President with Anchor Health Properties and brings more than 20 years of construction experience ranging from entry level project management to executive level management.

His career has encompassed managing operations and field construction teams on large, complex projects nationwide. His broad, hands-on construction experience in a wide-range of markets and project delivery methods allows him to better advise and collaborate with clients and business partners through the design and construction phases of their projects. Mr. Miller is responsible for leading the development process and managing project teams, including architects, construction managers, engineers, attorneys, and other specialists, to ensure that our clients' needs are met and to deliver a successful healthcare development strategy.

Prior to joining Anchor, he served in a key role with McCarthy as Business Development Director where he collaborated with clients in healthcare, parking structures, justice, municipal and aviation to achieve their business and community goals through construction projects.

Mr. Miller earned his Master of Business / Healthcare Administration from Southern Nazarene University and his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Technology from Oklahoma State University. He is LEAN Green Certified through the University of Pittsburgh and holds a Healthcare Construction Certification.

Rebecca Monroe

Senior Vice President, Asset ManagementBio

Rebecca Monroe

Senior Vice President, Asset Management

Rebecca Monroe serves as Senior Vice President of Asset Management with Anchor Health Properties and 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.

Ms. Monroe is responsible for leading the firm’s asset management and operations for Southeastern US investments, as well as supporting underwriting and due diligence efforts on new firm medical office investments. In collaboration with the Development and Property Management teams, Ms. Monroe works to identify opportunities and create value in Anchor’s medical office properties while providing leasing direction, risk mitigation, and budget accountability. 

Prior to joining Anchor Health Properties, she held key leadership positions within Bridge Investment Group and CNL Healthcare Properties in both the seniors housing and medical office building sectors. 

Ms. Monroe received her Master of Business Administration and Accountancy from Samford University. She is a Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) through the CCIM Institute, a Certified Property Manager (CPM) through IREM and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the State of Florida.

Jonathan Nelson

Senior Vice President, Development & Asset Management & PartnerBio

Jonathan Nelson

Senior Vice President, Development & Asset Management & Partner

Jonathan Nelson is Senior Vice President, Development and Asset Management & Partner for Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm’s Charlottesville, VA office.

Mr. Nelson brings over ten years of diverse healthcare real estate development, management and investment experience for the benefit of the firm’s clients, having served in property and asset management, development and corporate operations roles throughout his tenure with Anchor. Focused on the full project development, delivery and ongoing management of healthcare projects and properties across the US, his broad operational and project delivery background provides unique insights for any project engagement.

Mr. Nelson was previously responsible for shepherding the growth of the firm’s Management Platform from a dozen assets under management in 2014 to more than eight million square feet of owned and managed healthcare real estate with a team of over forty property and asset management professionals and a diverse group of capital partners and clients. He has served as a key executive ensuring coordination and collaboration between Anchor’s operations, investment, and development efforts across the country as the firm continues to build its national, full-service healthcare real estate platform. Additionally, he has led the delivery of dozens of healthcare projects, including multiple ambulatory surgery centers, pathology labs and traditional outpatient medical office buildings.

Mr. Nelson is a member of the firm’s internal Investment Committee.

Mr. Nelson began his career with Koch Companies Public Sector then joined Anchor Health Properties (previously Brinkman Management & Development) in 2013. Mr. Nelson received a BS from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Richard Paddock

Senior Vice President, Development & PartnerBio

Richard Paddock

Senior Vice President, Development & Partner

Richard Paddock is a Senior 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.

Elliott Sellers

Senior Vice President, Investments & PartnerBio

Elliott Sellers

Senior Vice President, Investments & Partner

Elliott Sellers is a Senior Vice President, Investments & Partner with Anchor Health Properties and serves an integral role in the management of real estate acquisition and development investments. Originally joining Anchor Health Properties as part of the internship program, he now leads the Company’s Washington, DC office and oversees the Investments team. During his time with Anchor, Mr. Sellers has overseen or been involved with approximately $3 billion of closed investments to date across 150+ distinct transactions. In addition to leadership of the Investments team, he leads business development efforts for the Mid Atlantic, Southeast, Southern California, and Pacific Northwest regions through which he has overseen the acquisition of more than 2.5 million square feet of healthcare real estate investments to date. Mr. Sellers is a member of the Firm’s investment committee.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Sellers interned at HFF in Charlotte, North Carolina, with key focus areas including investment sales and debt placement for a wide variety of asset classes.

He is actively involved in the healthcare real estate sector and sits as a committee member of the inaugural Revista Rising Leaders Council. Locally in Washington, DC, Mr. Sellers is involved with Urban Land Institute through a variety of programs, including most recently graduating from the 2022 Leadership Institute. Mr. Sellers holds a BBA degree in finance from James Madison University (JMU) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charterholder.

Ashley Feero

Vice President & Director, Human Resources & PartnerBio

Ashley Feero

Vice President & Director, Human Resources & Partner

Ashley Feero, SHRM-CP is Vice President and Director, Human Resources & Partner 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.

Tammy Moore, CPM

Vice President, Property ManagementBio

Tammy Moore, CPM

Vice President, Property Management

Tammy Moore is Vice President, Property Management for Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm’s Franklin, TN office. She has 32 years of diverse real estate experience with 22 years focused in medical and healthcare property management.

Ms. Moore is responsible for overseeing the regional Southeast property management team's facilities within the Anchor-owned and third-party management portfolios totaling more than 2.1M SF.  

Prior to joining the company, Ms. Moore held key leadership roles focused on asset and property management within the healthcare real estate industry, including Senior Director, Real Estate for LifePoint Health, Vice President and Area Manager for Lincoln Harris CSG, and Senior Asset Manager for HCA Healthcare. 

Ms. Moore attended the University of Texas at Arlington and the Art Institute of Dallas. She holds a Certified Property Management designation (CPM®) and South Carolina Real Estate License. 

She currently serves on the Funding The Future for financial literacy board and has served on various boards including the Urban Land Institute (ULI), IREM (past positions include Candidate Guidance Chair, Program Chair and Secretary/Treasurer) and Advisory Board, University of Alaska.  Ms. Moore currently volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, Second Harvest and Special Olympics.

Matt Pirolli

Vice President, DevelopmentBio

Matt Pirolli

Vice President, Development

Matthew Pirolli is a Vice President, Development with Anchor Health Properties and is based in the firm’s Media, Pennsylvania office.

Mr. Pirolli brings more than 15 years of diverse experience in real estate development and construction within the healthcare, life-sciences, commercial office, retail, and multi-family sectors. He is a sustainability-certified professional with a passion for developing complex projects from concept through completion by delivering long term value to clients and the surrounding community.  Mr. Pirolli’s expertise and hands-on approach allows him to lead the development process, including market analysis, site selection, conceptual planning, design, construction and operations by working closely with stakeholders and assembling comprehensive teams to execute on the overall development strategy.

Prior to joining Anchor, Mr. Pirolli’s previous tenure at Skanska was focused on leading commercial office and mixed-use ground-up developments.

Mr. Pirolli earned his Masters of Real Estate Finance from Georgetown University and his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology. 

Stella Stein

Vice President, Asset ManagementBio

Stella Stein

Vice President, Asset Management

Stella Stein is Vice President, Asset Management of Anchor Health Properties and brings more than 10 years of broad real estate experience. As an accomplished real estate investment professional, Ms. Stein specializes in full lifecycle management, relationship management, optimized expansion and strategic planning initiatives within the healthcare real estate industry.

Ms. Stein is responsible for leading the firm’s asset management and operations for Northeastern US investments, as well as identifying opportunities and creating value on Anchor’s medical office properties. Her oversight includes leasing direction, risk mitigation, and budget accountability. 

Previous key leadership roles held include Director of Asset Management with Cross Properties and Senior Asset Manager with RAIT Financial Trust where she was responsible for formulating and executing approaches to maximize value through knowledge of real estate markets and potential value-add strategies as well as fostering internal and external relations to ensure optimal portfolio performance.

Ms. Stein earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the Lebow School of Business at Drexel University and her Bachelor of Business Administration from the Fox School of Business & Management at Temple University.  

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