Ardent Residential Real Estate focuses on acquiring land and developing homesites throughout the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions. Our team has deep experience in the acquisition, entitlement, development and homebuilding arenas. Our expertise spans both fully amenitized suburban destination communities as well as urban infill. Meeting the demands of the market through creative land planning solutions is at the core of all our projects. Our customer list includes the housing giants as well as local midsize builders. Our team has acquired over 4,400 homesites since 2010.
Mr. Terwilliger is a Partner at The Ardent Companies and the Head of Residential Real Estate. Prior to forming Ardent, Mr. Terwilliger was a Managing Director at Rialto Capital, where he and his team managed the Southeastern U.S. Real Estate portfolio. In addition to real estate operations, his team was also involved with all underwriting for the non-performing loan acquisitions and direct real estate investments across Rialto’s platform. Prior to Rialto, Mr. Terwilliger had a strategic partnership with Fairway Capital in a venture that acquired distressed loans from commercial banks secured by real estate throughout the Southeast. Before the venture with Fairway, he was Vice President of Land Acquisition and Development at Pulte Homes Corporation, where he managed site selection, contract negotiation, and planning and forecasting for the Pulte and Del Webb branded communities. Mr. Terwilliger received a B.S. in Engineering Technology from the University of Dayton Ohio and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University.
Mr. Goldenberg is a Partner at The Ardent Companies and the former President and CEO of Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods, which was acquired by Taylor Morrison in January of 2016 for $85 million. Mr. Goldenberg has more than 25 years of experience in various leadership roles in the homebuilding and land development business. Acadia began operations in 2010 and by 2013, it was recognized as Atlanta’s 5th fastest growing privately held company and ranked as its 10th largest homebuilder. Prior to Acadia, Mr. Goldenberg started his own development company that identified, entitled, purchased, and developed residential communities for regional builders and housing giants like Beazer Homes and the Ryland Group. Prior to starting his own venture, Mr. Goldenberg was Senior Vice President of the Southeast Region at Morrison Homes. He oversaw and managed all the land acquisition, homebuilding, and mortgage finance operations in Atlanta, Jacksonville, Orlando, Sarasota, and Tampa. Mr. Goldenberg and his management team closed over 2,100 homes for $510 million in revenue and purchased over 4,000 residential lots in 2004. Mr. Goldenberg received a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. in Real Estate Finance from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Baker is a Director at The Ardent Companies. His primary responsibilities includes asset management and underwriting for the residential land team and the single family rental portfolio. Prior to Ardent, Mr. Baker was an Asset Manager with Sylvan Road Capital, an Atlanta based rental home aggregator. Prior to Sylvan, he was an Asset Manager at Synovus Bank and First Citizens Bank, where he was responsible for the daily management and disposition of over $300 million of REO/non-performing loans. Mr. Baker received a B.S. in Finance from Miami University (Ohio) and an M.S. in Real Estate from Georgia State University.
Mr. Reilly is a Director at The Ardent Companies. His primary responsibilities include acquisitions, entitlements, market analysis, underwriting, and asset management for the residential real estate team in major markets across North and South Carolina. Prior to joining Ardent, Mr. Reilly was Co-Head of Acquisitions for Drapac Capital Partners where he was responsible for the acquisition of over 18,000 lots in 45 projects primarily across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Colorado. Prior to Drapac Capital Partners, Mr. Reilly had his own investment and advisory firm specializing in land investment and entitlements on behalf of private and institutional investors where he was responsible for sourcing and entitling land for over 5,000 lots and several million square feet of commercial. Mr. Reilly received a B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Mr. Bikoff is an Associate at The Ardent Companies. His primary responsibilities include acquisitions, entitlements, underwriting and asset management for the residential real estate team. Prior to joining Ardent, Mr. Bikoff was a Land Acquisitioner with D.R. Horton, where he managed a pipeline of 3,000 residential lots in the metro Atlanta market. Prior to Horton, Mr. Bikoff was a Development Associate for Enfold Properties, where he focused on developing boutique multi-family communities in Atlanta’s urban core. Prior to Enfold, Mr. Bikoff was an Associate at JLL, where he specialized in land sales, redevelopment strategies and site selection for a variety of clients. Mr. Bikoff received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Public Policy from Southern Methodist University. He earned a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.