Team

Ewoud Swaak | Partner

Chief Executive Officer
Ewoud founded Westplan in 1994 and began structuring US real estate investments in 1996. Before moving with his family to the U.S. in 2002, Ewoud also structured and developed real estate projects focused on in-fill, multi-family, residential projects in The Netherlands. Prior to founding Westplan Mr. Swaak co-founded HRS Makelaardij (a real estate agency) in 1991 in The Netherlands which he sold in 1997.
He obtained a Master of Science degree in Economics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and studied Real Estate Science at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.

Ewoud serves as Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for Georgia and South Carolina. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Atlanta Ballet, the Board of the Netherland-America Foundation, the Board of Advisors of the Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of the C5 Youth Foundation of Georgia and is member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). He is married to Kimberle and has two children: Evan and Isabella.

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Taco Ulrich | Partner

Director
Prior to joining Westplan in 2002, Taco was Managing Director of a brokerage company and Partner in FDC, an insurance brokerage company.

Taco has a Bachelor’s degree in Sales and Marketing from the Business School of The Hague, The Netherlands and a Master of Real Estate at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Taco is married to Marie-Louise and has four children: Liselotte, Tom, Juliette and Justine.

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Rob Carter | Partner

President and Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining Westplan in 2007, Rob was a Senior Vice President and Team Leader with Wells Fargo Bank working with both public and private real estate companies across a five state territory.

He had previously been a Senior Vice President with Wachovia Bank’s real estate group in Atlanta.Rob obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Auburn University and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia State University.
He also held a Series 7 securities license. Rob has been actively involved with numerous industry organizations including Urban Land Institute and the Atlanta Apartment Association.

Rob is married to Marissa and has two children: Mason and Hudson.

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Robert Klok

Director and Chief Financial Officer
Robert Klok is CFO of Westplan. Prior to joining Westplan in 2001, Robert worked at Driebergen Accountants and Ernst & Young. Robert has a Bachelor’s Honours Degree in Accountancy majoring in Accountant and Management Consultant, qualified to certify.

Robert is married to Heidi and has two children: Julien and Valerie.

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Bradley Johnson

Principal
Bradley has over twenty two years experience in multifamily residential development and acquisitions.  In addition to his development and acquisition expertise, he has significant experience in the structuring of debt and equity as well as loan work outs and restructurings.  Prior to teaming up with Westplan Investors, Bradley served as Partner of Focus Development, Inc. where he was responsible for all development and acquisition activities.  Prior to Focus Development, he served as the Southeast Regional Development Partner for the Finger Companies and Vice President of Development for Lincoln Property Company Residential.  Bradley has been directly involved in the acquisition and development of over 15,000 units during the last twenty two years, with total costs of approximately $1.5 Billion.  

Brad graduated from the University of Georgia and received an MBA, with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance, from The College of William & Mary.

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Kate Edmonds

Asset Manager
Prior to joining Westplan in 2009, Kate was a Development Manager with Inland American Communities Group, Inc. She previously worked for FirstWorthing and Crow Holdings in Dallas, Texas in commercial real estate analysis roles.

Kate graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Economic Analysis.

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Melissa Atherton

Asset Manager
Prior to joining Westplan in 2011, Melissa was a Portfolio Manager for Provence Real Estate, directly overseeing day-to-day operations, and an Asset Manager for Hathaway Properties, monitoring the third party management groups and high level property issues. She previously worked onsite for Post Properties in Dallas, TX and Atlanta, GA.

Melissa earned her BS in Management and Certificate in Operations Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Sharon Chandler

Controller
Prior to joining Westplan, Sharon worked in property accounting for 14 years. She was most recently the Controller for a multi-family property management company in Miami, Florida. She was also a Controller for Gables Residential in Atlanta where she was employed for 12 years.

Sharon earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Saint Thomas University in Miami, Florida. Sharon says her greatest accomplishments are her children: a son Tony, a daughter Davia, and a son Will.

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Christopher Forde

Investment Analyst

Chris has over 10 years of experience in commercial real estate and has been with Westplan Investors for over 5 years. Prior to joining Westplan, Chris worked as an Appraiser at Cushman & Wakefield Valuation & Advisory in the Multifamily Group. Preceding Cushman & Wakefield, Chris was an Associate at TriMont Real Estate Advisors where he was responsible for the proactive management of a $750M+ portfolio of debt and equity investments.

Chris has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance degree from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science in Real Estate degree from Georgia State University.

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Annette Stawasz

HR Coordinator & Executive Assistant to Ewoud Swaak
Prior to joining Westplan in 2007, Annette worked for an Orthopedic Clinic in Atlanta as a Medical Administration Consultant. Annette has 12 years experience in the field of Medical Administration. This included the planning, developing and implementation of efficient health information systems for multiple health care facilities in the fields of family practice, behavioral health, physical and occupational therapy.

Annette is married to Andrei and has a son: Chase.

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William Finn

Chief Building Engineer

Prior to Joining Westplan in April of 2009, William worked for Ultima Real Estate Services for 12 years. He progressed to the position of Chief Building Engineer in 2001. He has extensive hands-on building maintenance experience and has had responsibility of over one million square feet of office and retail properties.  He manages the buildings 1906 SQFT new Data Meet Me Room.

Bill and his wife Lori have been married for 37 years and have one son, Geno.

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Elizabeth Tyler

Senior Property Manager
Prior to joining Westplan in 2010, Beth was Director of Transitions for Colliers, Spectrum, Cauble. Previously, she was Sr. Vice President with The Hawkins Companies where she supervised the management of 6 million square feet of office, retail and industrial and was also Director of Property Management for Spectrum Realty Advisors.

Beth graduated from Georgia State University with a BS degree with a minor concentration in real estate. She holds a Georgia Real Estate brokers license.

Beth is married to Bill and has two children: Meg and Will.

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Annemieke Schuiten

Controller
Annemieke has been with Westplan for 12 years and had several functions in the company.

Annemiek van den Bosch

Marketing Manager
Annemiek manages the marketing and communication activities of Westplan. Prior to joining Westplan, she worked in the mediabranche for 5 years. Annemiek earned her Master Communication Science from the University of Amsterdam.

Barbara Strang

Management Assistant Taco Ulrich
Barbara is responsible for office activities and supporting marketing and communication activities.