DONALD R. DRAUGHON
J.D. DYKSTRA
CRAIG COSS Controller
MARK MACDONALD
MACK PRIDGEN
NICK C. FUGH
DONALD R. DRAUGHON
Donald R. Draughon Jr.

Chairman of the Board of Directors & CEO

Real estate experience for over 30 years:

  • Bought or sold over 600 convenience stores as broker or owner.
  • Bought and sold 10 NNN lease properties (3 C-stores, 5 Jiffy Lubes, 2 Dollar Generals).
  • Development team Robert Trent Jones Golf Club clubhouse at Manassas, VA.
  • Worked on development team for 250,000 SF Erwin Square office tower at Durham, NC.
  • Developed $23MM charter school, Voyager Academy, for grades K-12 in Durham, NC.

Previous experience includes:

  • Founder, CEO of Fuel USA, LLC that owned 65 convenience stores (Jan 2015 – Mar 2016)
  • Founder, President and CEO of KeySource Commercial Bank (Jun 2006 – Dec 2014)
  • Managing Director at Anderson & Strudwick, Inc. (Jan 2002 – May 2006)
  • Founder, Chairman and CEO of Convenience USA, Inc. (Feb 1998 – Dec 2001)
  • Managing Director at Baxter Fentriss (Oct 1993 – Jan 1998)
  • Senior Financial Analyst for Montrose Capital (Sep 1989 – Sep 1993)
  • AVP Wachovia Bank (May 1984 – Aug 1989)
  • Board Member of The Pantry, Inc.

Education and industry credentials:

  • Brigham Young University (received BA in 1982)
  • Wake Forest University (received MBA in 1984)
J.D. DYKSTRA
J.D. Dykstra

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors & President

Real estate and convenience store (C&G) industry experience over 25 years:

  • Involved in +$3 billion of transactions in real estate and C&G as investor, lender, advisor.
  • Placed $150 million of debt and equity investments in JV with Silver Point Capital.
  • Participated in origination of $293 million of debt/equity investments at Lehman Brothers.
  • Originated $665 million of debt and equity investments at Credit Suisse First Boston.
  • Coordinated new business efforts for L.A. office of Lennar Partners in acquisition of billions of dollars of non-performing real estate loans.
  • Key involvement in $1.6 billion recapitalization of Maguire Thomas Partners.

Companies formed to make investments in convenience store industry:

  • Co-founder and President of Fuel USA, LLC, formed in 2015
  • Founder of CNG Capital, LLC, an investment firm formed in September 2011
  • Founder of StarNet Capital, LLC, formed in 2005 with $5 billion hedge fund.
  • Co-founder of Credit Suisse First Boston Specialty Finance making loans to mid-sized C&G and franchise restaurant operators from 1996 to 2000.

Previous real estate experience:

  • VP at Lehman Brothers investing through securitized lending, sale-leaseback (2000-2001)
  • VP of acquisitions at Lennar Partners (partnership Morgan Stanley RE Fund) (1995-1996)
  • Associate at Maguire Partners, a real estate development company (1990-1994)

Education and industry credentials:

  • Western Illinois University (BA with major in History and minor in Political Science in 1985)
  • University of Denver (MBA with concentration in Real Estate in 1990)
craig coss
Craig A. Coss

Controller

Real estate experience over 30 years:

  • Accounting setup and monthly closings for several real estate firms including a publicly held office REIT.
  • Proficient with YARDI Accounting Software, JD Edwards and MRI
  • Experienced in Real Estate Valuation Software: Argus, Realm, Dyna

Previous experience includes:

  • Plant Controller at Sapheon/Covidien/Medtronic (2013 – 2016)
  • CFO/Controller at Coldwell Banker Commercial TradeMark Properties  (2007 – 2011)
  • Director of Accounting/Regional Controller at Highwoods Properties, Inc.  Office building REIT (1996 – 2007)

Education:

  • Towson University (received BS in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting)
MARK MACDONALD
Mark A. MacDonald

Director

Real estate experience over 25 years:

  • Advised institutional owners in over $5 billion of real estate investment transactions.
  • Assisted in raising $850 million of equity in four land Investment funds.
  • Led origination, negotiation and closing of five complex institutional joint ventures with a total value of over $1 billion.
  • Leased over 750,000 square feet of Class A commercial office space and co-brokered Richmond’s largest office lease transaction of the year in 1994.
  • Agent and consultant for banks and several charter schools.

Previous experience includes:

Founder and CEO of Arcadia Real Estate Advisors (Mar 2012 – 2017)

  • Managing Director of Investments for Stratford Land Fund (Dec 2005 – Mar 2012)
  • Managing Director of Investments for Highwoods Properties (June 1997- Dec 2005)
  • Summer Intern for Mercer Investment Consulting (May 1996 – Aug 1996)
  • Marketing Representative for Robinson & Wetmore (now CBRE) (May 1990 – Aug 1995)
  • Summer Intern for Heilig-Meyers as an Internal Auditor (May 1989 – Aug 1989)

Education and industry credentials:

  • James Madison University (received BA with major in Economics in May 1991)
  • Duke University (received MBA with concentration in Finance in May 1997)
MACK PRIDGEN
Mack D. Pridgen III

Director

Legal, Tax, and Accounting experience in REIT industry over 27 years:

  • Currently serving on Board of Directors of Independence Realty Trust, Inc., since 2015, an apartment REIT listed on NYSE, after Trade Street Residential merged into IRT.
  • Served on Board of Directors of Trade Street Residential, Inc. from 2012 to 2015, an apartment REIT listed on NYSE; served as Chairman and chairman of Audit Committee.
  • Served on Board of Directors of AMREIT from 2007 to 2015, a shopping center REIT listed on NYSE; served as chairman of Audit Committee.

Previous experience includes:

  • Served as General Counsel, Vice President and Secretary of Highwoods Properties, Inc., a $4.5 billion NYSE REIT which primarily owned suburban office properties. Responsibilities included: transactional planning, tax planning, corporate governance and SOX compliance, risk management, securities matters, executive compensation and managing litigation.
  • Served as Partner with the law firm of Smith, Helms, Mulliss & Moore, LLP, practicing in tax and corporate matters, primarily REIT formation and REIT transactions.
  • Served as Tax Partner with Arthur Andersen and Company.

Education and industry credentials:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • UCLA School of Law (received JD in 1974)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (received BS in Business Administration in 1971)
NICK C. FUGH
Nick C. Fugh

Director

Real estate experience over 15 years:

  • Participated in raising $500 million of equity in two urban mixed-use development funds.
  • Led origination/negotiation of 2 complex overseas M&A deals worth over $1.5 billion.
  • Participated Yuzhou Properties (HKSE:01628) IPO/bonds at Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Originated and facilitated international acquisition of two Hong Kong listed companies.
  • Led design/planning of 5.16 million SF of residential and mixed-use projects in China.

Previous experience includes:

  • Founder and President of Silver Harbor Group, LLC (2014 – 2017)
  • Chief Investment Officer of TIMU Group (2014 – 2016)
  • Vice General Manager of Liying Capital (2011 – 2013)
  • Assistant to Chairman and GM of Design Center for Yuzhou Properties (2009 – 2011)

Education and industry credentials:

  • Tongji University (received BE with major in Urban Planning in 1989)
  • North Carolina State University (received MS with major in Computer Engineering in 2001 and Masters of Architecture in 1999)
  • Duke University (received MBA in 2007)
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