Who We Are
Andrew Basham and Taylor Williams created Spy Rock in 2008 with the goal of building inspiring properties, transforming neighborhoods, and creating lasting partnerships with wonderful people. Spy Rock holds its entrepreneurial roots dearly, and since its founding, has acquired or developed approximately 2,700 residential units, 325,000 SF of commercial space, and 460 hotel keys.
For The Silverwood Companies, a Reston, Virginia-based mixed-use, multifamily, and land development company, Andrew served as vice president of development and acquisitions from 2001 to 2007. He was in charge of acquiring and creating more than 1,000 multifamily apartments at Silverwood, including for-sale, market-rate rental, and LIHTC products.
The Homebuilder’s Association of Richmond, The National Association of Homebuilders, The Greater Scott’s Addition Association, and Virginia Housing’s (VHDA) Rental Advisory Board are all organizations that Andrew is a member of and belongs to. He also possesses a B.A. from The University of Virginia. Andrew was ULI Virginia’s 2016 Member of the year.
Prior to Spy Rock, Taylor worked with Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo) in its Real Estate Investment Banking Group and with Cassidy & Pinkard (now Cushman & Wakefield) in its Investment Sales group, focusing on commercial properties.
Taylor holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia. He is on the Board of Directors for Morris Investment Company and sits on the Investment Committee of Aston Realty Investment Company, both of which are based in Charlotte, NC, and own shopping centers in the Southeast. He also serves on the Virginia Advisory Board for South State Bank and the Board of Directors for St. Christopher’s School.
Quentin previously worked for 11 years as the Project Manager for Katherman & Company, a commercial development, and construction firm located in Midlothian, VA. During his tenure there, Quentin was involved with all aspects of the construction of over 750,000 square feet of office, medical, educational, warehouse, and industrial space.
He also has experience with historic rehabilitation tax credit projects in the city of Richmond. Quentin holds a B.S. from the College of Charleston and a J.D. from the University of Richmond.
Before joining Spy Rock, Jake spent a summer at EDENS. A $6B REIT focused on the development and repositioning of retail shopping centers along the East Coast and in Texas. In that role, he worked with the development team concentrating on grocery-anchored shopping centers, leasing, asset management, and acquisitions.
Prior to working at EDENS, Jake was a Project Manager with May Construction Group specializing in tenant interior and medical office construction in Washington, DC MSA. Jake began in commercial construction, working as a Project Manager at RW Smith Company, a general retail contractor focused in the Southeast. He started his career with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville.
Jake holds an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Real Estate and Corporate Finance and a B.A. from the University of Virginia. Jake is a member of The Urban Land Institute and is on the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity Builder’s Council Board.
Prior to Spy Rock, Jack was a senior associate in KPMG’s Deal Advisory group in Tysons Corner, VA. Jack participated in buy-side and sell-side transaction advisory engagements, in which he provided financial and commercial due diligence services to strategic buyers and private equity sponsors.
He delivered M&A advisory support for several multi-billion dollar businesses and has worked with companies in many industries, including the consumer, industrial manufacturing, government contracting, aerospace & defense, and SaaS industries. In that role, Jack focused on modeling and analysis of the target companies’ financials and also played a significant role in the management and training of new staff.
Jack is a double graduate from Virginia Tech with a B.S in Finance and a second B.S. in Accounting and Information Systems. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Virginia and is also an active member of the AICPA.