PRESIDENT & FOUNDER
Since launching in 2013, Tony's vision for uncovering development opportunities and passion for building relationships at county, city and grass roots levels drives Flywheel Group's growth and momentum. His philosophy on investment and real estate development draws equally on his economics and architectural backgrounds. Tony graduated with honors in Economics from Vanderbilt University. He then went on to receive his Master’s in Architecture from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte.
Previously, Tony focused on long-range planning for urban redevelopment initiatives, especially focused on North End and NoDa. He worked with the city of Charlotte to create the vision for the "Applied Innovation Corridor," including plans for transforming the former Charlotte Area Missile Plant into a 100-acre transit-oriented, mixed-use development, he coined "NewCamp Station" (now "Camp North End"). He also worked on the design and construction for the successful re-brand of Charlotte's Epicentre, a $135MM, 350,000 sf mixed-use entertainment complex.
Tony is a LEED AP with a passion for sustainable design and urban redevelopment. He brings his extensive design and architectural training to all of Flywheel Group's development initiatives.
An active Board member of North End Partners, Tony previously served as the group's President. North End Partners is an organization committed to the development and revitalization of the North End area.
Prior to his real estate career, Tony was a two-time All American and Academic All American at Vanderbilt. He played several years in Major League Soccer, winning a MLS Cup Championship with the Chicago Fire in 1998 and traveled the world playing soccer with stints in England, Holland, Indonesia and South Africa. All of these experiences help shape his outlook and inform the types of projects that Flywheel Group pursues.