About Us

A Closer Look at
Who We Are

Croatan Investments is a private equity real estate manager focused on rental housing investments. We have a passion for uncovering new opportunities to create superior results across the market cycle. Founded in 2004, our track record is built upon our opportunistic nature, agnostic approach, and agile execution. We adapt our strategy across all stages of the market cycle, maintain investment flexibility to consistently seek attractive risk-adjusted returns, and preserve the trust of our investors. Croatan is proud to be a certified minority-owned company.


Enriching lives and communities through disciplined and thoughtful real estate investing


To be the premier rental housing investment manager providing best-in-class experiences for our stakeholders



Deliver the highest quality results


Build trust through our actions


Foster an environment where people are valued

A Diverse and Talented Group of Professionals

Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, Croatan has 20+ team members operating in Atlanta, Dallas, San Diego, and Washington D.C.


Executive Committee

Investor Relations


Asset Management

Corporate Operations

Paul Van
Chief Executive Officer and
Chief Investment Officer
Charles Barry
Vice President
Ben Bartlett
Chief Operating Officer
Chanell Briggs
Senior Vice President
Geo Chen
Senior Vice President
David Clark
Jane Finch
Vice President, Asset Management
Katie Himlin
Vice President
Nicolas Kane
Juleah Landis
Jimmy Leffler
Vice President, Operations
Jeff Mack
Chief Administrative Officer
Chris Madden
Senior Vice President
Will Martin
Vice President
Kristina  Mazzella
Administrative Assistant
Jamie Skinner
Vice President
Justin Stelzer
Ryan Trainor
Senior Vice President
George Tullos
Senior Vice President