Ralph Bishop, Chief Financial Officer
Ralph Bishop joined NorthBridge Management in 2022 as Chief Financial Officer. Ralph brings over 25 years of finance and accounting industry knowledge to the Northbridge team. He previously held executive positions with both Guggenheim Real Estate Partners and Victory Real Estate Group. Ralph has a proven track record of building lasting teams, strategies, and systems that are the foundation of successful real estate organizations. As a financial professional with an extensive history in commercial real estate development, debt and equity structuring, strategic planning, and analysis, Ralph leads organizations to thrive in fast-paced, capital intensive, tech dependent environments. Ralph earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of both the American Institute for CPAs and the Texas Society of CPAs.
Aimee Bissett, Director of Development Services
Aimee is a Certified Economic Developer with over 20 years of experience in leadership roles working within the public and private sectors. Aimee has successfully facilitated over $1 billion in real estate development projects in North Texas. Her extensive experience within the public sector brings a unique perspective to the development process. She has a deep understanding of the regulatory environments that impact real estate, entitlement and permitting processes, economic development incentives and tools, and political/public processes. She is capable of facilitating a real estate development transaction from inception to “open for business.”
Aimee’s credentials include:
– Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) with the International Economic Development Council
– Public/Private Partnership Council Member with the Urban Land Institute
– Graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute
– Graduate of the International City Management Association’s (ICMA) Mid-Career Management Institute
– Master of Public Administration (MPA) from University of Texas Arlington with emphasis areas in strategic planning, finance, and economic development
– Undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University,
Class of ‘97
Bret Andrus, Principal
After attending Brigham Young University, Bret served as the Vice President at Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Krum. When the bank sold in 2006 he began his real estate career and started NorthBridge Realty Holdings. He has been involved in many real estate development projects, including several office parks, self-storage facilities and redevelopment projects in the Downtown area of Denton. He has worked to secure outside investors, contractors, and financing for many of the projects in which NorthBridge has been involved. Bret is also a partner in various business entities, including Yellow Door Self Storage and BAAP Capital, which is in its third year of operation, and manages four private placement funds with over $10 million under management. BAAP Capital invests solely in Life Settlement Contracts. He is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and his hobbies include anything outdoors, with a special interest in golf and being involved in his kid’s sports.
Brad Andrus, Principal
Brad is a third-generation resident of Denton County, Texas and has real estate, banking, and entrepreneurship in his blood. Prior to co-founding NorthBridge Realty Holdings in 2015, Brad spent seven years as an executive for a community bank. In that capacity, Brad guided clients in the development and acquisition of commercial real estate throughout North Texas. His experience underwriting and financing commercial real estate transactions has provided a strong foundation for his development responsibilities and enables him to efficiently work through complex real estate transactions. Brad also has a strong background in construction and property management. He is passionate about developing and adding value to real estate. Brad earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in marketing and a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas. He currently serves as a trustee of the Krum Independent School District and is a graduate of the 2006 class of Leadership Denton. In addition to spending time with family, he enjoys serving in his church, traveling, dancing, and playing golf.
Everette Newland, Fund Manager
As the owner of Newland Real Estate, Everette Newland uses his many years of real estate experience to provide each client with honest, fair and professional real estate solutions. A graduate from Texas A&M, Everette’s emphasis on environmental science and land economics allows him a breadth of knowledge to better assist and educate clients on their personal real estate needs. Since 2002, Everette has been among the top three producers in acreage properties in North Central Texas. His expertise spans three areas: acreage property with emphasis on development for resale, recreation, investment, transitional lands and environmental consulting; commercial land with focus on entitlements, and preparation for marketing as highest and best use; and ranchland with experience in beneficial ranch infrastructure improvements, watershed management, oil and gas impact mitigation, grazing dynamics, and locating beneficial markets. Everette is a member of Denton Bible Church and the founder of Denton Bible’s cattle ministry. Everette also serves on Denton Calvary Academy’s School Board. He is active in the Denton community. Everette lives in Western Denton County with his wife and children. His hobbies include coaching, hunting, fishing, and ranching.
Terry Brockett, Fund Manager
Terry has spent over 25 years in the business community. He grew up in the sign manufacturing business in Denton at Starlite Sign. His father instilled a strong work ethic at an early age. Time spent on the manufacturing floor, purchasing, estimating, sales, and operations helped develop his business acumen. Terry purchased the company and led growth from $6 million to $22 million in annual revenue before selling a majority stake to private equity and merging with another large sign company in 2016. Shortly after the merger, Terry assumed the CEO role of a $55 million manufacturing firm with three locations in TX, IL, and WI. Terry has spent his professional career promoting the small business and the sign Industry. He served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Sign Association for several years including President from 2009-2010. Promoting general business and educating municipalities on sign ordinances has been a passion. Terry’s real estate experience is that of an investor/developer. Since 2006, he has developed and invested in several retail centers and land deals. Terry grew up in the North Texas and graduated from Celina High School in 1992. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from UNT in 1997. He currently lives in Aubrey, TX with his wife and two young daughters. In addition to spending time with his family, Terry enjoys hunting and sports.
Rebecca Andreasen, Asset & Property Management
Rebecca Andreasen has been leading the NorthBridge Management commercial asset & property management organization since 2017. Rebecca brings over 25 years of industry knowledge to the Northbridge team. As a professional with a proven track record of utilizing experience in commercial property operations, acquisition and disposition, financial analysis and risk management, she leads teams in driving value and impact to the bottom line. With a strong career history of working with institutional level clients and their assets, Rebecca has an extensive background in strategic planning, financial reporting, operations and risk management. Additionally, Rebecca directly coordinates all property transitions, conducts pre-acquisition diligence, and various consulting assignments to include commercial property tax protesting. She offers an extensive background in all commercial asset classes, client account management, business plan preparation, lease administration, and financial analysis. Rebecca is directly responsible for the asset management of a real estate fund which has sustained above target performance since its inception in 2017.
Rebecca was selected as one of the Most Influential Women in Northern California Real Estate by GlobeStreet.com and the Southern California Real Estate Journal, identifying women who have made an outstanding contribution to the real estate market. Rebecca’s industry expertise has been featured in California Real Estate Journal publications. Additionally, she is a two-time recipient of the Office Building of the Year Award (TOBY) for Oakland – East Bay. Rebecca has served in various capacities including Chair, BOMA Oakland- East Bay Strategic Long Range Planning, BOMA Principal Member & ICSC Member. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of United Way of Denton County and their Finance & Administration Committee. Rebecca attended University of Phoenix with studies focused on Business Management and Finance. She holds the BOMA International designation RPA® (Real Property Administrator) and an active Texas Real Estate license.
Marsha Rice, Director-Property Accounting
Marsha Rice joined NorthBridge Management in April 2015 and currently serves as Director – Property Accounting. Marsha’s expertise comes from decades of handling the property management and accounting for portfolios of retail centers, office and industrial buildings. Marsha began her real estate career at Henry S. Miller Commercial in Dallas and spent over 20 years learning various aspects of brokerage and property management. Her accounting responsibilities have encompassed retail, office, and industrial properties throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton regions. Marsha’s comprehensive experience includes accounting, financial analysis, construction management, due diligence, leasing, and tenant relations. Marsha has held a Texas Real Estate License since 1992.
Sharla Hibberd, Executive Assistant/Marketing Coordinator
Sharla provides executive support and marketing expertise. She brings over 22 years of commercial real estate experience where she has pioneered process design, construction, implementation and management in various roles including marketing, brokerage, research, acquisitions and administration.
Prior to joining the firm, Sharla provided virtual marketing and creative services to clients from many different industries. Before that, her experience traversed administrative and marketing roles with global and regional commercial real estate companies including CRT Properties, Inc., Cawley Partners, Jones Lang LaSalle, Holt Lunsford Commercial, Cushman & Wakefield, and Encore Enterprises.
Sharla is responsible for team support and administration, marketing and promotional materials, presentations, website maintenance, event coordination and special projects. Her talents extend across a wide range of experience in different aspects of marketing, event planning, design and project coordination.
Courtney McDaniel, Project Manager
Courtney joined the NorthBridge team in November 2021 as a ‘utility player’ with specialties in project management, exterior signage, and software implementation. She is Denton born and raised and resides in town with her family of four. Courtney brings over 10 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry where she served as Director of Project Management. She was responsible for implementing processes within her team while simultaneously developing vital vendor and customer relationships.
Courtney received her bachelor’s degree from Dallas Baptist University and has a hands-on, servant leader mindset. Currently, Courtney is coordinating a few different projects for various NorthBridge companies. She has an enthusiasm for collaboration and creative problem-solving and is excited to work alongside this dynamic group of professionals.
Heather Casados, Assistant Property Manager
Heather was inspired to pursue a career in real estate in 2014 after purchasing her first home in Dallas. In 2017, looking to start a new career, she joined the team at NorthBridge as Assistant Property Manager where she establishes and maintains positive relations with tenants and manages the day-to-day operation of multiple properties. She also loves to cook and take her dog on long walks. Heather is a graduate of West Texas A&M and enjoys spending time with her family and friends traveling and checking out local events.
Shannon Lance, Portfolio Manager
Shannon joined Northbridge Management as a Portfolio Manager in 2019. She previously worked at Younan Properties, Inc., where she held the position of Sr. Property Manager. Shannon comes to Northbridge Management with over 14+ years of Commercial Real Estate experience in the oversight of muti-million dollar assets, financial reporting, budgeting, construction management and tenant relationships.
Larissa Hair, Controller
Bio To Come.
Tim Torno, Chief Financial Officer
Tim has more than 35 years of executive level business experience. He served on the faculty of Mays Business School, Texas A&M University-College Station, for five years where he taught graduate level accounting and valuation courses. Prior to his arrival at Mays Business School, he taught graduate level courses in the College of Business at the University of Dallas.
Prior to selling the company in August 2013, Tim served for eight years as Chief Financial Officer of eInstruction Corp., a Denton-based international market leading educational technology company. Prior to eInstruction, Mr. Torno served for five years as CFO/VP-Finance for a Dallas-based venture backed wireless software company. Prior to that, he was the CFO for 12 years for a Lewisville-based publicly held electronic technology company that grew from $20 million in sales to more than $200 million in annual worldwide sales while going public in the process.
He currently owns and operates numerous multifamily units in College Station, Texas and was the recipient of a 2015 housing tax credit award for a 72-unit apartment complex completed in early 2018. Tim has been a commercial real estate investor since 2000 and is a licensed Texas Real Estate Agent.
Janice Stalder, Accounting
Janice Stalder brings over 20 years of accounting experience to Northbridge. Janice is an analytically proficient accounting assistant responsible for accounts receivables, accounts payable, payroll and general bookkeeping support functions. Janice has a diverse background in environmental engineering, mid-to large business accounting, medical billings and bookkeeping. She is a team player always looking to grow and expand her skill-set and enjoys new challenges.
Outside of work Janice can be found with her husband at their kids sporting events, traveling to various places around the world or enjoying Texas Red Dirt Singer/Songwriter concerts or festivals.
Kevin Michels, Executive Vice President
Kevin joined NorthBridge Realty Holdings in 2020 to expand the company’s development and acquisition capabilities. Prior to this role, Kevin lead the multifamily asset management platform for Westmount Realty Capital with a strategic emphasis on the evaluation of future asset opportunities, both commercial and multifamily. Kevin has 17 years of experience in commercial real estate with a primary focus on asset analysis and evaluation. Prior to joining Westmount, he served as vice president of realty services at C-III Capital Partners, where he facilitated the disposition of 54 assets totaling 7 million square feet of commercial real estate with a combined market value of more than $450 million. While at C-III Capital Partners, Kevin also served as vice president of investment management where he was responsible for managing a portfolio of approximately 52 properties in excess of $1 billion in total asset value.
Prior to joining C-III Capital Partners, Kevin was a senior associate in acquisitions and capital markets at Cambridge Healthcare Properties Inc. where he managed a portfolio of 14 properties. He also worked as an underwriter in the due diligence division of Bear Stearns Companies Inc. where he analyzed multimillion-dollar loan portfolios.
Kevin holds a real estate brokers license from the Texas Real Estate Commission. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from The University of Texas and two master’s degrees in Land & Real Estate Development and Finance from Texas A&M University.
Alex Payne, Principal
Since 1999, Alex has been representing owners and tenants of all commercial property types throughout Denton County and the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He has been retained as a consultant on large assignments including high profile clients such as City of Lake Dallas, North Central Texas College, and Denton Fireman’s Pension Fund and Denton County. Alex received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 and has been an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Texas Self Storage Association, the North Texas Commercial Association of REALTORS (NRCAR), Greater Denton/Wise County Association of Realtors (GDWCAR), The Chamber of Commerce in Denton, Denton Economic Development Partnership, The Urban Land Institute, Class of 2004-2005 Leadership Denton. He serves/has served on the Board of Directors for Health Services of North Texas, Denton Community Theatre, Downtown Development Task Force, Denton Zoning Board of Adjustment, Texas Filmmakers (Thin Line Film Festival), Denton Downtown TIF Board, and West Park TIRZ Board.