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Director of Accounting
About MELISSA SPIRES
As the Director of Accounting for Fairlead Commercial Real Estate, Ms. Spires and her team manages the daily operations of the firm’s accounting, IT and human resource departments. She is responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls ensuring the company assets are adequately safeguarded as well as enforcing compliance with all state and federal guidelines. Ms. Spires works with the firm’s partners, clients, and banking contacts to guarantee all accounting is done in a responsible, efficient, timely manner and funding requirements and needs are coordinated seamlessly. Her responsibilities further include financial reporting, recruiting and staffing logistics; organizational development; performance management; employee orientation, development and training; compensation and benefit administration; and systems maintenance procedures.
Ms. Spires has over twelve years commercial real estate experience, most recently with Jackson Oats Shaw Corporate Real Estate where she served as Director of Accounting for the firm’s 43 properties and functioned as the firm’s Human Resources and IT Department supervisor. Ms. Spires holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from G.J. College and is a member of the National Association for Professional Women (NAPW) as well as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Ms. Spires has worked with such notable groups as Insignia ESG, CBRE, and Turner Broadcasting.
About Michelle Hudgins
Michelle Hudgins has come on board to assume the senior role of Corporate Controller for Fairlead Commercial Real Estate out of the Atlanta office. Michelle manages the daily operations of the corporate accounting department for Fairlead which will include accounts payable, accounts receivable, treasury and budgeting and tax compliance. Additionally, her responsibilities encompass financial reporting and implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls ensuring the company assets are safeguarded and in compliance with accounting and regulatory guidelines.
With over 15 years of experience in accounting, Michelle holds a CPA license in the state of Georgia and spent many years in public accounting. Prior to joining Fairlead, Michelle spent several years as a Fund Controller for Morgan Stanley/State Street where she oversaw fund and investor reporting for 2 international real estate funds.
Michelle completed her undergraduate degree at Mercer University in Macon. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA). Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband and son, attends Peachtree Road United Methodist Church and takes any opportunity to be active outdoors.
About Brittany White
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About Tina Sui
Ms. Tina Sui assists Fairlead’s Chief Investment Officer in all phases of the acquisition and investment sale processes. During a Fairlead acquisition, Ms. Sui is responsible for the preparation of accurate cash flow forecasts and concise calculations of investment returns using the latest in ARGUS modeling. She completes on-going modeling modifications, assists in due diligence efforts for both acquisitions and investment sales and performs in depth market analysis for all Fairlead transactions. Ms. Sui also assists our corporate accounting division in the preparation and tracking of invoicing and receivables.
Born and raised in Beijing, China, Ms. Sui is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese. With a background in transaction trend analysis in New York City’s commercial market, she works closely with the acquisitions team to identify and analyze ideal real estate investments for Fairlead’s Hong Kong-based Mandalay-FCRE, a multi-million dollar investment fund that identifies and acquires heavy return, minimal risk assets throughout the United States.
Tina Sui holds a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Clemson University and a B.A. in Insurance and Risk Management from Shanxi University of Finance and Economics.