The Vanguard Property Group Team


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GEORGE T. BARNES, JR.

DEVELOPMENT / LEASING


George began working with George Venters, and they formed Vanguard Property Group in early 2003. Prior to this, George formed and raised capital for a real estate venture capital fund. Preceding his career in real estate, George was a Vice President with Raleigh-based investment banking firm, Trident Financial. At Trident, he focused primarily on capital raising activities and investment banking services to community financial institutions. He completed a bank management training program before this, joining Centura Bank upon graduation. Centura was later acquired by RBC, and is now part of PNC.
George is from Wilson, North Carolina, and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Raleigh with his wife and two daughters. Outside of work, George enjoys golf, boating, fishing, water sports, snow skiing, and watching UNC football and basketball.



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GEORGE C. VENTERS, JR.

DEVELOPMENT / LEASING


George formed Vanguard Property Group with George Barnes in February 2003. George began his real estate career in 1996 with a local land development company. In 1998 he co-founded Triton Real Estate, which specialized in residential and commercial development.
George is a native of Raleigh and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently resides in Raleigh with his wife, son and daughter. His outside interests include hunting, fishing and traveling.




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SHERRI HEPPS

ACCOUNTING / PROPERTY MANAGEMENT


Sherri joined Vanguard Property Group in December 2005. Sherri’s background includes a long tenure with Wendy’s International, both at the corporate and franchise level working in the administrative and management field. Sherri also worked with a local Public Insurance Adjustor’s firm, which assisted individual clients, as well as commercial clients with their claim process.
Sherri is responsible for all Property Management and Accounting activities of the Company, as well as Company’s affiliated entities. Additionally, Sherri interacts with the Company’s tax advisors and manages all banking and insurance relationships.
Sherri resides in Rolesville, North Carolina with her husband. Outside of work Sherri enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her two sons and granddaughter.



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JAMES PEDEN III

CONSTRUCTION / PROJECT MANAGEMENT


James Peden III joined Vanguard Property Group March 2012 as a Project Manager. James assists with coordinating and overseeing the firm’s construction activities. James has over 20 years of experience to the firm, successfully managing over 1.6 million square feet of commercial construction, from permitting phase to certificate of occupancy. James served as President of the General Contractors Association of Raleigh in 2004.
James resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife and four children.



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KIM HEMINGWAY

development coordinator


Kim relocated to Raleigh from New England in 2009 and brought with her a background in Real Estate Appraisal, Real Estate Assessment and Property Management. Kim received certified training through the Mortgage Brokers Association to evaluate the quality of annual lender property inspections as a collateral monitoring tool to include CMBS, Agency, HUD, Portfolio, and REIT inspections. She has an Associate in Science Degree from Bay Path, Longmeadow, MA and received Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, NYC as a Holistic Health Coach. Kim currently resides in Raleigh and actively pursues her passion for yoga, the outdoors and meditation.