Our Team

Stan Greenberg, Managing Partner

Former senior partner of Greenberg & Murray Law Firm in Miami and Hallandale, Florida specializing in representing real estate developers of high rise condos, office buildings, and shopping centers. NC Real Estate Broker, NAR, NCAR, Certified Commercial Investment Member; Built, owned, and operated retail clothing store chains in regional malls in Florida under names Renegade and JW Cooper Western Wear. Built, owned, and operated upscale chain of unisex hair salons in Miami, Florida under the name Stanley Matthew Hair Designers. Created, operated, and sold other service and manufacturing businesses in Florida, Kansas, Oklahoma, and North Carolina such as Metro Bus Bench Advertising, Triple G Oil Field Services, Family Fitness Center, National Institute For Creative Learning, Custom Educational Furniture, and others. Developed numerous large single family home subdivisions in Western NC including Eden Glen, Windswept Acres, Lindon Cove Crossing, Wildcat Cliffs, Farmstead,and Forest Ridge Estates. Purchased, rehabbed, operated, built and/or sold shopping centers, manufacturing facilities, and large tracts of land. Stan served for many years as president and board director of the Asheville Community Theater, president / board member of Asheville Jewish Community Center, and president / board member of Western North Carolina Jewish Federated Charities. He is responsible for financial management of the Regional Center, evaluation and oversight of projects and overall corporate steering.

  • Juris Doctor, University of Miami Law School, Miami, Florida 1969
  • BBA in Accounting, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 1963
  • Florida Certified Public Accountant – Inactive
  • Florida General Contractor – Inactive
  • Internal Revenue Service Agent – Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida 1963-1968

Shannon Van Etten, Managing Partner

Shannon brings over 20 years of experience in financial analysis, deal structure, partnership and joint venture formation, real estate acquisition, mortgage banking, finance, law firm management, construction and private lending. Shannon formerly served as the CEO and board chairman for Realserv, LLC, created by the for-profit subsidiary of the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® and funded by the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® to serve over 70,000 constituent members in areas of forms system enhancements and vendor management systems development. Shannon served as the director of support center services for a value protection provider and serves on the boards of directors for various organizations, including Ministry Management Partners, Church Planting Network, Inc., Woodshed Ministries, and served in various other leadership positions in areas of real estate acquisition, construction and lending groups including managing partner for Carolina Funding Group, LLC, president of Southeastern Financial Group, LLC, senior vice president for Chase Capital Asset Management, LLC and was sole proprietor / president of Van Etten Enterprises, Inc. that brokered institutional mortgage paper on the secondary market during his undergrad studies at Purdue University. Shannon is responsible for the design & mapping of internal & external operational procedures which drive the Regional Center’s systems and related services. He is also responsible for fulfilling business development, spearheading leadership and overall corporate steering of the Regional Center.

  • B.S. Business Management, Purdue University, 1992
  • Retired Mortgage Banker – North Carolina

Greg Ferguson, Managing Partner

Greg brings years of experience in system engineering for law firm automation and transaction management from his prior professional experience as a real estate attorney, software developer and as a real estate broker. Greg has claim to being the youngest real estate agent licensed in the United States at the age of 15 and has logged over 10,000 real estate closings as a major professional service provider. Corporate clients include Transamerica, Wachovia Mortgage, Greenlink Title, Bank of America and several others, and Greg spearheaded the redesign of title and settlement forms system development for Equifax’s national title facility now utilized by over 500 employees. He is responsible for overseeing development, customization and integration of core technologies utilized by the Regional Center, along with managing corporate legal issues, fulfilling business development, oversight of projects, corporate development and growth of the operation.

  • B.A. Psychology, Wake Forest University
  • J.D. Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Attorney at Law

Mark Brooks, Managing Partner

Served multiple years on the City of Asheville Planning and Zoning Board; Managed up to 48 employees at any given time as principal owner of Brooks & Medlock Engineering and is current principal owner of Brooks Engineering Associates in Asheville, North Carolina. Mark delivers innovative professional services including civil site development planning & management, property transfer assessments, environmental assessments & permitting, remediation systems for underground petroleum storage tank release sites, brownfield management, domestic & industrial wastewater treatment and potable water supply systems. Clients include developers of large scale student housing projects, hotels, state governmental agencies, residential and commercial development projects. For the Regional Center, Mark is responsible for business development and evaluation of proposed project business plan pro-forma with respect to the site development portion, governmental entitlement processes and oversight of physical improvements and construction associated with the Regional Center’s real estate projects.

  • M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Montana State University, 1996
  • Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)
  • B.A. in Economics, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, 1987
  • Professional Engineer in North and South Carolina
  • Certified by National Council of Examiners for Engineers
  • Served multiple years on the City of Asheville Planning and Zoning Board

Mark Liggett, VP Construction Management

With 25 years of experience, Mr. Liggett is responsible for the oversight and management of all construction related projects for the organization. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction Management from the School of Technology at Purdue University. His professional project management career spans the industries of residential, commercial & utility construction. As the former business & construction license holder for Time Warner in the state of Florida, Mark is accustomed to managing $100M+ projects and overseeing 500+ skilled tradesmen simultaneously. A few of his contributions include: simultaneously managing reconstruction of the communication infrastructure in New Orleans and the Golden Triangle of SE Texas following Hurricanes Katrina & Rita; Deploying the first micro-fiber technology in the state of Texas; and designing and implementing the operational & supply chain departments which brought to market the world’s first fighter jet technology-based PGF (Precision Guided Firearm) at Tracking Point Inc. Prior to joining our organization, Mark has served as manager, director and executive officer at other companies such as Blair Building Group, Cross Connection Communications, Inc., and has owned and operated two of his own companies; Gryphon Utilities, L.P. and Gryphon Industries, LLC.

Tina Cyr, VP Operations (Senior Living Division)

Contributing 15 years of experience, Tina has served diligently managing the launch and execution of strategic marketing plans, sales initiatives and public relations for established organizations operating along the senior care continuum. As Director of Marketing for one of the largest institutional assisted living providers, Tina developed and implemented marketing strategies to drive top-performing occupancy standards and census goals for the company, and spearheaded the creation of regional advertising and media announcements to forge valuable relationships with partners in the medical industry. In her dual role serving as Marketing Director & Admissions Coordinator for a regional skilled nursing facility in the southeast, Tina admitted over 120 patients in less than 6 months from date of grand opening by interfacing daily with hospital discharge planners, doctors, pharmacies, insurance companies, families and patients. On the far end of the continuum, Tina served successfully as an account executive for Amedisys, a national hospice group, organizing large events and sales initiatives to advance the company’s interests. In addition to driving top-line revenue initiatives for corporations in the senior care space, Tina has handled multiple operational responsibilities involving drilled-down staffing, training, documentation and reporting requirements associated with patient admissions and ongoing care in assisted living, skilled nursing, and hospice industries. As part of her professional career, Tina served as a talk show host for a number of years, interviewing physicians and specialists in their respective senior care provider roles prior to joining our organization.