August Luncheon

When: 8/16/2022 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Byron's South End

Mark Ethridge is a Partner at Ascent Real Estate Capital and leads the company's affordable housing platform, Ascent Housing. Ascent Housing is a leader in naturally-occurring affordable housing (NOAH) preservation and has created 953 affordable housing units in Charlotte since 2019. Ascent Housing co-founded and is the operating partner for Housing Impact Fund, a $58 million social impact fund raised exclusively for the preservation of naturally-occurring affordable housing in Charlotte.  Prior to joining Ascent, Mark was a Vice President at Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital where he arranged debt and equity financing through life insurance companies, securitized loan platforms, commercial banks and private equity funds.  Mark currently serves on the boards of Roof Above, Socialserve, Renaissance West Community Initiative, and Housing Impact Fund. He co-chaired the City of Charlotte's Source of Income ad hoc Advisory Committee and served on the 2025 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing & Homelessness Strategy team as well as Center City Partners' affordable housing task force (Evergreen Team).  Mark is a Charlotte native and graduated from Princeton University in 2010.

Liz Ward is owner and principal of Give Impact, a boutique advisory services company founded in 2020 to help bring more participants and creative solutions forward to address the affordable housing need in the Charlotte MSA. Give Impact exclusively works with developers and funders who desire to make a difference in equity outcomes through strategic investments in real estate.  Liz's team helps clients clearly identify the impact they want to make, ways to creatively maximize their resources and development plans, and ultimately guide them to a strategy (and investment opportunities) that will make a lasting impact on their community.  Clients include non-profits, foundations, private companies and market rate developers.  Give Impact is advising in the placement of over $22MM+ in private capital and helped negotiate the city's first formal Community Benefits Agreement with the West Boulevard Coalition.  Give Impact is registered as a MWSBE firm through NC's Historical Underutilized Business Program.

Liz brings a unique perspective to her clients with over 15 years in multifamily capital investment experience and has worked in many capacities, including both lending, ground up development and acquisition of existing units for ownership teams.  She has underwritten more than 6,500 multifamily units and has helped secure various types of capital including traditional equity, construction debt, permanent debt, municipal debt, tax credit equity, grant capital and private/corporate participations. Visit to learn more. 

Previously, Liz served as Vice President of Multi-Family Development at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, which is now DreamKey Partners, and worked with local private real estate developers as a construction lender with Wells Fargo.   She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Business and Public Policy in 2007 and obtained her Master of Science in Real Estate from UNC-Charlotte in 2014. 

She currently serves on boards for NC Women's Affordable Housing Network, UNCC's Real Estate Alumni Board (Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee) and is an elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church.  Previously, she held leadership roles in Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and served on Charlotte's UDO Advisory Committee 2017-2019.  Local recognition for her dedication includes 2022 Change Maker Honoree (She Built This City), Charlotte Chamber Non-Profit Young Professional of the Year (2017), and UNCC Distinguished Alumni Service Award (2019).

Liz is a Charlotte native and proud mother of two.

List of Attendees

First Name Last Name Company Type Guest of
Jordan Abrams BluSky Restoration Contractors BOMA Allied Member
Andy Acosta BL Companies Guest
Emily Anderson The Spectrum Companies BOMA Principal Member
Amy Austin CBRE BOMA Principal Member
Bri Barber A&K Painting BOMA Allied Member
Keith Boone State Building Services BOMA Allied Member
Jason Bowen JLL BOMA Principal Member
David Bowling Cushman Wakefield BOMA Principal Member
McKenzie Brady U.S. Lawns BOMA Allied Member
Jema Bravo The Spectrum Companies BOMA Principal Member
Beth Burleson Kustom US BOMA Allied Member
Matt Burton Lincoln Harris BOMA Principal Member
Franklin Crofutt Saf Technologies Inc BOMA Allied Member
Dave Dabson Beacon Partners BOMA Principal Member
Micki Dagenhart CBRE BOMA Principal Member
Jalisia Davis Anchor Health Properties BOMA Principal Member
Austin Dellostretto Suddath Relocation Systems of Charlotte Guest
Chante Douglas Stream Realty BOMA Principal Member
Sophie Duck EDS BOMA Allied Member
Liz Etheredge Mecklenburg Paint Co BOMA Allied Member
Tiffany Etheridge Cousins Properties BOMA Principal Member
Ryan Fagan Belfor Guest
Kasey Ferrell Lincoln Harris BOMA Principal Member
John Fierick Joffie Contracting Services BOMA Allied Member
Elizabeth Fulk Fox Sports BOMA Principal Member
Trish Furr Allied Universal BOMA Allied Member
Blake Garmon Ruppert Landscape BOMA Allied Member
Frankie Gunnell ICCS BOMA Allied Member
Jeni Gutzeit CBRE BOMA Principal Member
Josh Hammer Cushman & Wakefield BOMA Principal Member
Brian Hill Link Logistics Real Estate BOMA Principal Member
Terrence Hill ABM BOMA Allied Member
Blair Honigsbaum Healthcare Trust Of America BOMA Principal Member
Heather Hopkins The Spectrum Companies BOMA Principal Member
Melinda Hopkins Lincoln Harris (Fox Sports) BOMA Principal Member
Tori Jablonka Lincoln Harris BOMA Principal Member
Daniel John Mid America Specialty Services BOMA Allied Member
Frederick Kaufman Carolina Tree Care BOMA Allied Member
Hazel Lee United Maintenance Corporation, Inc. BOMA Allied Member
Kimberly Loflin Stream Realty BOMA Principal Member
Meagan Loggins Interstate Contract Cleaning Services BOMA Allied Member
Connor Lowder Mid America Specialty Services Guest Daniel John
Peyton Maynard Jenison Construction Guest George Jenison
Paul McArthur EcoClean of the Carolinas, Inc. BOMA Allied Member
Sam McCabe Kastle Systems BOMA Allied Member
Jeff McClanahan The Spectrum Companies BOMA Engineer
Ian McGrath State Building Services BOMA Allied Member
Kayla McGrath Childress Klein BOMA Principal Member
Bobby Moore Carolina Asphalt BOMA Allied Member
Lindsey Moore Joffie Contracting Services BOMA Allied Member
Justin Morgan U.S. Lawns BOMA Allied Member
Stephen Mosko Carolina Tree Care BOMA Allied Member
Jennie Mullis Trinity Partners BOMA Principal Member
Sharon Nokovich Trane BOMA Allied Member
Dan O'Hara Truist Bank BOMA Principal Member
Elizabeth Orlando O'Leary Group Waste Systems BOMA Allied Member
Laura-Elizabeth Ormond The Spectrum Companies Guest Amanda Pearl
Beth Overcash CP Group BOMA Principal Member
Amanda Pearl The Spectrum Companies BOMA Principal Member
Caroline Petty Scottie's Building Services BOMA Allied Member
Erica Phillips HamiltonEQ Management BOMA Principal Member
Nick Picerno Cushman and Wakefield BOMA Principal Member
Jean Lee Pirkey The Beck Group Guest
Brian Planicka ABM BOMA Allied Member
Sarah Ray Western Specialty Contractors BOMA Allied Member
Anna Rogers CertaPro Painters Salisbury/Concord/Gastonia Guest Patrice Watson
Chad Runion REDLEE/SCS INC. BOMA Allied Member
Finnessa Sandy DOMINION REALTY PARTNERS BOMA Principal Member
Chris Savvidou BluSky Restoration Contractors Guest Jordan Abrams
Brandon Shepherd Walden Security BOMA Allied Member
Sabrena Stabenaw Servpro BOMA Allied Member
Mark sutton Elite Touch Cleaning BOMA Allied Member
Peter Tanneberger BOMA GC BOMA Principal Member
David Thompson Allied Universal BOMA Allied Member
Andrea Todd ABM BOMA Allied Member
Anna Tuulik Cushman & Wakefield BOMA Principal Member
Fabi Ugarte Cushman & Wakefield BOMA Principal Member
Allison Warren Mecklenburg Paint Co BOMA Allied Member
Chip Watson Bland Landscaping Co., Inc. BOMA Allied Member
Jeff Watson BMS CAT BOMA Allied Member
Patrice Watson CertaPro Painters Salisbury/Concord/Gastonia BOMA Allied Member
Cory Williams Carolina site BOMA Allied Member
Katie Young JLL BOMA Principal Member