Andrew Basham and Taylor Williams formed Spy Rock in 2008. Andrew had over a decade of experience in multifamily and mixed use acquisition and development, while Taylor had broad ranging experience in the brokerage and real estate investment banking businesses. The two met in 1996 at the University of Virginia and after reconnecting in 2008, and with common entrepreneurial goals, they partnered to form Spy Rock Real Estate Group.
Andrew focuses on entitlement and development management and oversight of the project teams on all of Spy Rock’s ventures. Andrew relocated to Richmond from Falls Church in 2007 to start the Virginia Multifamily Development office for Colonial Properties Trust. From 2001-2007, Andrew was Vice President of Development and Acquisitions for The Silverwood Companies, a mixed-use, multifamily and land development firm based in Reston, VA. At Silverwood, he was responsible for the acquisition and development of over 1,000 multifamily units, including for-sale, market rate rental and LIHTC product.
Andrew holds a B.A. from The University of Virginia and is a member of The Urban Land Institute, The National Association of Homebuilders, Congress for the New Urbanism and the United States Green Building Council.
Taylor focuses on sourcing new opportunities, arranging debt and equity financing and structuring all transactions. Prior to Spy Rock, Taylor worked with Wachovia Securities in its Real Estate Investment Banking Group, where he was primarily involved in raising equity and debt capital for real estate companies. At Wachovia, his clients included REITs and private real estate development companies representing the multifamily, office, retail and self-storage sectors. Prior to his time at Wachovia, Taylor worked with Cassidy & Pinkard in its Investment Sales group where he was involved in brokering sales of office properties located in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He was involved in transactions totaling over $1.5 billion in sale value. He began his career in New York, NY with Bessemer Trust Company in its private equity fund-of-funds group.
Taylor holds an M.B.A and a B.A. from The University of Virginia and is a member of the Massey Alliance Board at the VCU Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, VA.
Quentin began as Development Manager with Spy Rock in 2015 where his primary responsibilities include pre-development underwriting, construction management of ongoing projects, and asset management. 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.
Jake joined Spy Rock in 2017 to focus on investments, development management, financial underwriting, and asset management of Spy Rock’s existing portfolio. 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 the Washington, DC MSA. Jake began in commercial construction working as a Project Manager at RW Smith Company, a retail general 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.
Kerry joined Spy Rock in 2018 as a Development Coordinator to focus on facilitating commercial tenant turnovers, managing FF&E on all projects and managing day to day project finances. She spent the first 6 years of her career learning the different facets of the Interior Design profession including commercial, government, hospitality, municipal, education and residential design. After becoming a licensed designer in 2013, she went on to co-own and manage LKF Studio for almost 2 years before moving to Richmond and most recently has worked for Ferguson Enterprises as the HQ Project Designer and Owner’s representative on the construction of their new 260,000 sq. ft. HQ building at Oyster Point in Newport News, VA. She holds a B.F.A. from James Madison University and is a licensed Interior Designer in the state of Virginia.