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

Values and Culture

Together as a team each year, we reflect on our corporate history, recognize our present, and look forward to our goals. During this practice, we reaffirm our values and define their effect on our culture.

  • Pursue bold aspirations
  • Never get complacent
  • Embrace diverse perspectives
  • Take initiative
  • Foster trust through our conduct
  • Respect ourselves and others
  • Align interests with our stakeholders
  • Excellence
  • Growth Mindset
  • Intellectual curiousity
  • Nimble execution
  • Open communication
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity

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
Ashley Allen
Vice President, Accounting
Charles Barry
Vice President
Ben Bartlett
Chief Operating Officer
Chanell Briggs
Senior Vice President
Geo Chen
Senior Vice President
Katie Himlin
Vice President
Nicolas Kane
Juleah Landis
Jimmy Leffler
Director of Operations
Jeff Mack
Chief Administrative Officer
Chris Madden
Senior Vice President
Will Martin
Senior Associate
Shannon Riner
Vice President
Jamie Skinner
Vice President
Justin Stelzer
Ryan Trainor
Senior Vice President
George Tullos
Senior Vice President
Caitie Wallace
Vice President
Angus Yau
Senior Associate