Elizabeth Hedrick, Director of Human Resources

Elizabeth Hedrick

Elizabeth Hedrick joined Wheeler in March of 2018. She brings to Wheeler, over ten years of diverse human resources expertise in the areas of compensation, benefits, process and policy development and implementation, employee relations, training and development, employee engagement, payroll, talent acquisition, workforce planning, compliance, and management.

As an HR Professional, Elizabeth has worked with privately held companies, to publically traded Fortune 100 and 500 companies. She has supported companies with as many as 500+ employees, with several language barriers, as well as operations in different states and countries. Prior to joining Wheeler, Elizabeth was at PAPCO, a World Fuel Services Company, and Highliner Foods (formally Icelandic USA).

Elizabeth holds the Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional certification (SHRM-CP). She is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Hampton Roads Society for Human Resources Management (HRSHRM), National Human Resources Association (NHRA), Human Capital Institute (HCI), the American Payroll Association (APA), and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Joseph Lowery, Portfolio Manager

Joseph Lowery

Joseph Lowery joined the WHLR team in 2014. In his current role of Portfolio Manager, Joseph is responsible for the development and implementation of investment strategies for the company’s portfolio. His responsibilities include identifying strategic acquisitions and dispositions, managing property level financing, guiding leasing team in achieving rent growth targets, and management of the budgeting process.

As a well-rounded real estate professional, Joseph has over 10 years of real estate experience. Joseph has been involved in the acquisition of 39 shopping centers throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Mid-West. Prior to joining Wheeler, Joseph worked as a Commercial Sales and Leasing Agent for Divaris Real Estate.

Joseph serves on the Board of Trustees for the Old Dominion Real Estate Foundation and on the Finance and Audit Committee. He is a member of the Management Committee for the Urban Land Institute Virginia in Hampton Roads, serves as the Young Leader Chair, an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and a Candidate Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). Joseph holds a M.S. in Real Estate Valuation from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Old Dominion University.

Amy Sliker, Director of Property Operations

Amy Sliker

Amy Sliker has over 24 years of experience in commercial real estate and is currently Director of Operations where she manages lease administration,facilities and property management operations for assets within the Wheeler portfolio and for third party clients. Amy provides oversight in the delivery of asset services, as well as support Wheeler’s real estate professionals with a focus on continuously strengthening the property operations platform. Her strength lies in her ability to drive results and improve efficiencies. She previously served as the Director of Lease Administration and Risk Management.

Prior to joining Wheeler, Amy ran day-to-day operations of a mixed use public – private development, managing property management, facilities, maintenance and security teams. Additional previous industry experience includes Regional Director of Property Management.

Amy holds the Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) and a Real Property Administrator (RPA) certifications currently.

Crystal Plum, VP Financial Reporting and Corporate Accounting

Crystal Plum

Crystal Plum has been with WHLR since 2016 and holds the position of Vice President of Financial Reporting and Corporate Accounting. She brings to Wheeler over eleven years of experience in public accounting with an emphasis in the real estate and financial institution industries. She oversees corporate accounting, manages internal and external financial reporting and SEC compliance. She previously served as the Director of Financial Reporting.

She has experience reviewing and performing audits, reviews, compilations and tax engagements for a diverse group of clients, as well as banking experience. She has written two financial based real estate articles that have been published, hosted real estate focused networking events and was named to Inside Business’ 2016 Top 40 Under 40. Prior to joining WHLR, Crystal was with Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP(DHG).

Crystal graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration – Accounting and Finance and is Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Chris Mein, Director of Property Management

Chris Mein

Chris Mein
Director of Property Management

Chris Mein has been a part of the Wheeler team since 2015. Chris has had several roles within the company and currently is the Director of Property Management. He previously held a Property Management and Construction position for Wheeler Real Estate Company. Chris and his team are responsible for managing over 70 shopping centers over 5.7 million total square feet.

His experience in management, customer service, and real estate began after college when he built an eco-resort that he managed for 4 years before taking on his initial role at Wheeler as a property manager overseeing the Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina properties. With Chris’s previous construction experience and knowledge of the building systems he assisted or managed a number of the development and construction projects over the last couple years that include Columbia Fire House, a nail salon relocation, Planet Fitness, Aspire Fitness, Subway, and Hibbett Sports.

Chris is licensed as a real estate salesperson in South Carolina and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Chris graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Global Culture and Commerce.

Harold McAleb, Senior Leasing Associate

Harold McAleb

Harold McCaleb joined Wheeler in November 2016 and is responsible for leasing a large portfolio of grocery anchored shopping centers throughout South Carolina and Georgia. Harold is based out of the regional corporate office in Charleston, South Carolina. Harold brings 18 years of leasing experience to Wheeler, having leased properties all over the Southeast most recently for RCG Ventures of Atlanta, GA.

He has an in depth knowledge of TN, Southern KY, NC, SC, FL and GA markets and a wide network of industry contacts and retailers.

Harold’s retailer transaction experience includes: Conn’s Home Plus, Big Lots, Ollie’s Bargain Warehouse, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts, Dollar Tree, DXL Men’s Apparel, PetSmart, Tractor Supply, Shoe Carnival, Best Buy, Barnes and Noble, Save-A-Lot, Badcock Furniture, Harbor Freight Tools, Books A Million, Farmer’s Furniture, Northern Tool, Shoe Show, Hibbettt Sports, TJ Maxx, Kirkland’s, HHGregg, Family Dollar, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Metro PCS, AT&T Wireless, Sprint Wireless, Fresenius Medical Care, DaVita, Cost Plus World Market, Ross, Goody’s, Five Below, Subway, East Coast Wings, Chuck E Cheese, Shoe Show, and Little Caesar’s and many other national, regional and local retailers.

Harold has extensive knowledge regarding construction, property management, redevelopment, acquisitions and lease negotiations. Mr. McCaleb is a Graduate of University of Texas RGV and Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Mr. McCaleb is an active Volunteer Firefighter with Sullivan’s Island Fire Department. In 2006, while Mr. McCaleb was with Coldwell Banker Commercial Atlantic, he was awarded the Coldwell Banker Commercial Circle of Distinction Award.

Denbeigh L. Marchant, Senior Leasing Associate

Denbeigh L. Marchant

Denbeigh L. Marchant joined Wheeler in June 2008 and is responsible for leasing a large portfolio of grocery anchored shopping centers throughout Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina and Virginia, as well as, land development and redevelopment projects. Denbeigh also specializes in third party Landlord and Tenant Representation throughout North Carolina and Virginia. Denbeigh is based out of the corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Denbeigh’s retailer transaction experience includes: Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo, Save-A-Lot, West Marine, Harbor Freight Tools, Farmer’s Furniture, Northern Tool, Stein Mart, Shoe Show, Starbucks, Planet Fitness, Snap Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Metro PCS, Cricket Wireless, First Virginia, Sushi King, Buddy’s Home Furnishings, Fresenius Medical Care, Bon Secours, Firehouse Subs, Subway, Shoe Show, Papa John’s, and Little Caesar’s as well as working with retailers local to their area.

Denbeigh is a licensed real estate agent in North Carolina and Virginia. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) having served on the Virginia ICSC Idea Exchange Planning Committee and Virginia ICSC Next Generation Planning Committee. Denbeigh graduated Cum Laude from Old Dominion University and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Geography with certifications in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Analysis of Coastal Environments.

Londre Hankins, Leasing Associate

Londre Hankins

Dre Hankins joined Wheeler in January 2015 and completed a multi-departmental internship through Wheeler University where he received training in Acquisitions, Development, Lease Administration, Leasing, and Property Management.

Dre currently specializes in landlord representation and is responsible for leasing a portfolio of grocery anchored shopping centers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Dre’s shopping center portfolio totals approximately 1 million square feet of gross leasable area including national tenants such as CVS Pharmacy, Family Dollar, Farm Fresh, Food Lion, Kroger, Lowes Foods, Marshalls, Office Max, Rite Aid, Subway, and TJ Maxx.

Dre is a licensed real estate agent in North Carolina and Virginia. He graduated Cum Laude from Norfolk State University and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance.

Raymond V. Hicks, Leasing Associate

Raymond V. Hicks

Raymond V Hicks specializes in landlord representation and is responsible for leasing a portfolio of grocery anchored shopping centers in Kentucky, New Jersey, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Raymond’s shopping center portfolio totals approximately 1 million square feet of gross leasable area including national tenants such as Kroger, Food Lion, Hobby Lobby, Kohl’s, and Michael’s.

Rebecca Schiefer, Director of Accounting

Rebecca Schiefer

Rebecca Schiefer joined Wheeler in November 2003 and has over 18 years of accounting experience in commercial real estate.

She oversees the Corporate and Property Accounting Departments. Prior to joining Wheeler she was the Corporate Accounting Supervisor of Advantis Real Estate Services Company, a subsidiary of the St. Joe Company (NYSE:JOE).

Rebecca graduated from Radford University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Angelica A. Beltran, Corporate Secretary, Principal Broker

Angelica A. Beltran

Angelica Beltran began her career with Wheeler Real Estate in July 2001. She has over eleven years of experience and specializes in leasing grocery anchored shopping centers, strip centers and retail developments for Wheeler-owned assets and third party clients in Virginia and North Carolina. Angelica was instrumental in the successful re-tenanting of one of Wheeler Real Estate’s most valuable assets, Fairfield Shopping Center, a 239,000 sf community center in Virginia Beach. She also offers real estate services such as due diligence, lease negotiations, and market surveys for retail and restaurant tenants such as Virginia Beach-based eatery A.J. Gators Bar and Grill. Angelica is experienced with both independent tenants and national tenants including Starbucks, Food Lion, TJ Maxx, Do it Centers, Save-A-Lot, Rite Aid, Verizon, Jenny Craig, Famous Footwear, Papa Johns, Sentara Medical, Maxway, Family Dollar, Domino’s, Anytime Fitness, Bon Secours Medical, and Jimmy Johns to name a few.

Angelica is licensed as a real estate broker in Virginia and she is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and has served as a committee member for the ICSC Next Generation Program in Virginia Beach, VA. She is a 2004 Cum Laude graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry coupled with a minor in Business Administration.

Wesley Forehand, Portfolio Manager, Acquisitions Manager

Wesley Forehand

Wesley G. Forehand joined Wheeler in September of 2011. Wesley currently serves as the Acquisitions Manager in Wheeler’s regional office located in Charleston, SC. He has helped to close multiple transactions since 2011 in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia totaling over 1.6 million square feet of retail shopping centers. Wesley’s responsibilities include the identification of new acquisition opportunities, underwriting of those opportunities, and participation in due diligence processes.

Additionally, Wesley is responsible for the management of Wheeler’s affiliated self-storage facilities. Wesley is a licensed real estate salesperson in the states of Virginia and South Carolina. Additionally he is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) having previously served on the Southeastern Virginia Next Generation Planning Committee. Wesley graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2011 with a B.S.B.A in Management and Marketing.