Trinity Capital Advisors Hires Jeff Sheehan; Expands Raleigh Presence

May 18, 2015

RALEIGH, NC  —  Real estate development firm Trinity Capital Advisors has hired Triangle real estate veteran Jeff Sheehan to expand and lead the firm’s Raleigh office.

“We have had our sights set on establishing a larger presence in the Triangle area for years,” said Gary Chesson, founding partner at Trinity Capital. “Our recent portfolio acquisition is only the beginning of building our presence. With Jeff on our team, Trinity Capital is able to become a more active real estate investor in the area for years to come.”

The real estate development firm, headquartered in Charlotte, recently completed the purchase of Duke Realty’s 62-building office portfolio, including 24 assets and over three million square feet in the Triangle.

Sheehan joins Trinity Capital after 15 years with Duke Realty, where he most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Duke’s Mid-Atlantic Region, responsible for the leasing and management of over 11.2 million square feet of office and industrial properties in North Carolina, Washington, D.C, and Baltimore.

“It was an amazing 15-year run with Duke Realty, and I’ll greatly miss my colleagues,” noted Sheehan. “Trinity Capital’s track record is very impressive, and I’m honored to become a part of the team.”

Sheehan’s primary role will be to source new office, industrial, and mixed-use acquisitions and developments in the region, including the Triangle and Triad areas.

“After 15 years with a REIT, I’m thrilled to join this group of accomplished entrepreneurs,” said Sheehan. “There are some fantastic investment opportunities in the Triangle and beyond. I’m a big believer in the Carolinas’ growth story, and I look forward to building on Trinity Capital’s solid foundation to grow firm’s regional presence.”

Founded in 2001, Charlotte-based Trinity Capital Advisors focuses on the acquisition and development of institutional quality office, industrial, and mixed use real estate in the Southeastern United States. The firm has invested approximately $1.8 billion since inception. Trinity Capital has acquired or developed some of the most successful real estate projects in the Southeast, including Ally Center, NASCAR Plaza, Perimeter Woods Business Park, Toringdon Office Park, and Westlake Business Park. Investments are capitalized through Trinity Capital’s Value Fund series as well as through partnerships with some of the country’s top institutional investors.