President and CEO
Stephen Durr is President and CEO. In this role he is responsible for the firm’s strategic vision, directs all transactional and investment activities, and oversees day-to-day operations. He has extensive experience in acquisitions, procuring and structuring debt and equity, asset and property management, marketing and leasing, construction management and dispositions.
Prior to founding Goodstone in 2012, Mr. Durr was President of Bethesda, Maryland-based Moore & Associates and served as Vice President at Rubloff Institutional Real Estate Services in Washington, DC. He began his career at Property Management Systems in Houston, Texas, and later worked for the Horne Company and Rust Properties in Austin, Texas. Mr. Durr holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Gayle M. Thrift
Senior Vice President, Construction
Gayle Thrift is Senior Vice President for Construction. In this role she is responsible for project and construction management for tenant interior construction and capital improvement projects. Ms. Thrift has more than 30 years of experience in construction management, including 15 years of property management experience.
Prior to joining Goodstone, she was Avison Young’s Senior Vice President of Operations and Construction. Earlier, she held senior construction management positions with Eichberg Construction, Nardi Construction and McShea & Company. Ms. Thrift is a certified LEED Green Associate.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller
Amy Durr is Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. In this role she is responsible for financial reporting activities for Goodstone and investor entities, and oversees the Property Controller. She has extensive financial, accounting and process management experience.
Prior to joining Goodstone LLC, Ms. Durr worked for Medimmune, where she held progressively senior accounting positions including Director of Accounting Operations. Later, she was appointed to serve as Medimmune’s Director of Process Change. Ms. Durr held Accounting Manager and Senior Accountant roles for commercial real estate firms earlier in her career and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the State University of New York at Oswego.
Galyna Franken is Property Controller. In this role she oversees accounting and financial reporting for all Goodstone properties. Ms. Franken has over 15 years of progressive commercial real estate experience in public and private accounting.
Prior to joining Goodstone she was Assistant Controller for Capital Guidance and for its subsidiary, Madison Marquette. Ms. Franken holds a degree in Economics with specialization in Accounting & Audit from Zaporizhia National University in Ukraine. She earned her CPA designation in 2003.
Dean Van Ness
Dean Van Ness is Senior Superintendent. In this role he is responsible for all day-to-day on-site activities including subcontractor scheduling and management, field reporting, quality control, and constructability analysis and safety. He has 37 years of experience in the construction industry.
Prior to joining Goodstone LLC in 2019, Mr. Van Ness worked on an extensive number of commercial grade renovation projects around the DC Metro area. Mr. Van Ness is OSHA 40 Hour certified in Construction Safety and Health.
Isaac Breen-Franklin is a Senior Associate. In this role he is responsible for analyzing and evaluating acquisition targets and performing asset management duties for existing investments. He has significant commercial real estate investment analysis experience.
Prior to joining Goodstone LLC in 2017, Mr. Breen-Franklin worked as an investment analyst at Moore & Associates and as a Capital Markets Analyst for CBRE. Mr. Breen-Franklin earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a dual concentration in Real Estate & Finance from Babson College in Babson Park, MA.