President and CEO
Stephen Durr is President and CEO. In this role he is responsible for the firm’s strategic vision, directing all transactional and investment activities, and overseeing day-to-day operations. He has more than 30 years of 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 in Houston and later worked in Austin for real estate developers and asset management firms. 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 Washington, DC regional 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 the financial information and associated reporting, processes, controls, and compliance for Goodstone and investor entities. She has over 20 years of financial, accounting, and process management experience.
Prior to joining Goodstone, 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.
Joey Solis, CPA
Vice President, Property Controller
Joey Solis is Vice President and Property Controller. In this role he is responsible for the company’s property financial information, and associated reporting, processes, controls, and compliance. He has 20 years of experience in all aspects of real estate financial and accounting matters.
Prior to joining Goodstone, he held various senior financial roles in both large institutional organizations and private equity firms. He began his career in public accounting with Ernst & Young managing real estate sector clients. Mr. Solis is a CPA and holds a finance degree with a concentration in real estate from the University of Southern California.
Project Manager, Construction
Susan Prather is a Project Manager for Construction. In this role she is responsible for tenant interior construction and capital improvement projects, and managing the construction of new office space for Goodstone clients from conceptual design through delivery. Ms. Prather has 10 years of experience in design and construction.
Prior to joining Goodstone, Ms. Prather worked as a Project Manager for Davis Construction and Coakley & Williams Construction. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and is certified in CPR and OSHA 30 Construction Safety and Health. Ms. Prather holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Virginia Tech.
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 broad commercial real estate investment analysis, acquisition, and due diligence experience.
Prior to joining Goodstone, Mr. Breen-Franklin worked as an Investment Analyst at Moore & Associates and as a Capital Markets Analyst for CBRE. Mr. Breen-Franklin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a dual concentration in Real Estate & Finance from Babson College in Babson Park, MA.
Dean Van Ness
Senior Superintendent, Construction
Dean Van Ness is a Senior Superintendent. In this role he is responsible for on-site construction activities including subcontractor scheduling and management, field reporting, quality control, constructability analysis, and safety. He has 37 years of experience in the construction industry.
Prior to joining Goodstone, Mr. Van Ness worked on an extensive number of commercial renovation projects in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for Coakley & Williams Construction and Donohoe Construction. Mr. Van Ness is OSHA 40 Hour certified in Construction Safety and Health.
Michael Gibbs is a Superintendent. In this role he is responsible for on-site construction activities including subcontractor scheduling and management, field reporting, quality control, constructability analysis, and safety. He has over 25 years on experience in the construction industry.
Prior to joining Goodstone, Mr. Gibbs worked as a Superintendent and Project Manager for D Watts Construction and Turnkey Enterprises overseeing construction projects in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including government and military facilities. Mr. Gibbs is certified in OSHA 30 Construction Safety and Health.
Katie Duffy is an Executive Assistant dedicated to Goodstone and employed by the property management firm servicing the firm’s portfolio. In this role Ms. Duffy supports property management, accounting, administration, and construction activities. Ms. Duffy has experience in residential property management and associated construction renovation.
Prior to joining the Goodstone team, Ms. Duffy was an Association Manager for homeowner association management firms in Maryland and North Carolina. She holds two community management designations.