Category: Leadership Team

JOHN AKIN

John cofounded Impact Development Partners (IDP) in 2021 to sponsor multifamily development throughout the Southeastern United States and serves as its President overseeing all aspects of company operations.  Prior to forming IDP, John was Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Gables Residential where he directed Gables’ investment efforts nationally including over $1.3 Billion …

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LAURA LEIGH BARRETT

While earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, Laura Leigh accepted an internship on a construction project on campus. That is where she fell in love with construction and the inner workings of the entire building process. For many years, she sat on the owner’s side of the table, even acting as a …

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JOE COLLINS

For the past 30+ years, Joe Collins’ values have informed his career. Specialized in representing and supporting organizations, many of them non-profit, through the delivery of planning, design, and construction programs, he has devoted his time and expertise to serve as an advocate for facility owners and a veteran guide for project teams. From working …

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MATT DALE

Entrusted time and time again to oversee billion-dollar construction programs, Matt Dale is a skilled and formally trained project management professional. Holding a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a minor in Economics from the University of London, he entered the workforce as a project manager with one of the nation’s largest contracting …

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TRAVIS EPPERSON

Bringing 27 years of experience with him, Travis Epperson joins IMPACT as Vice President. His love for building began in high school, where he worked with several companies in industry including: a residential foundation company, residential framing company, and a homebuilder. Entering college, he decided to pursue a degree in building construction and contracting. “Best …

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JASON HUGHES

A dynamic and well-rounded leader, Jason Hughes understands first-hand the viewpoint of the contractor, the investor, and the owner. With an undergrad in construction management, Jason spent the early part of his career working as a project manager for one of Atlanta’s top commercial contracting firms. In 2006, he transitioned to the developer side of …

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TIM LAUMAKIS

When it comes to analyzing complex real estate matters and determining what it takes to make a deal work, Tim Laumakis’ expertise holds the key. A seasoned executive who has originated, developed, and managed in excess of $1 billion in real estate assets across his career, Tim brings a wealth of knowledge to our clients. …

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SHARA MCLENDON

Shara obtained her BS in Construction Management and landed an internship with a top-ranked contractor. During that time, she learned the ins and outs of commercial construction and gained an appreciation for the entire building process. With a thirst for learning, a tenacious-spirit, and deep faith guiding her, Shara accepted a significant challenge as the …

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SARA MICHELETTO

Sara Micheletto joins IMPACT as a Senior Director. As a graduate of the University of Kentucky where she studied architectural technology, she developed a personal interest in structural integration, which led to in-depth training of the benefits of the use of technology like AutoCAD and rendering. Sara then went on to obtain both a bachelor …

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BRITTANY OKVIST

Having worked with large firms like Ernst and Young and Fortune500 Companies like Pulte Group, Brittany Okvist leverages her strong financial background to serve as IMPACT’s Vice President of Finance. In this important role, she oversees all financial aspects of the business, from forecasting to cash flow to day-to-day accounting and financial reporting. She also …

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