A diversified investment company primarily focused on private equity and real estate.
The leadership composition of MVP combines the expertise of individuals prominent in commercial real estate, finance, community development and public infrastructure. Collectively, this team offers an outstanding combination of passion, commitment and broad experience; allowing for the successful execution of development opportunities and the creation of viable solutions.
The Company's senior management team of Odis Jones and Adam Troy bring together four decades of work at the forefront of public-private partnerships, urban development & revitalization, economic & community development, municipal governance & infrastructure, and entrepreneurial ventures. Jones served as director of urban site development for the New Jersey Economic Development (EDA), where he oversaw Urban Fund Initiatives in excess of $200 million. Most recently, Jones led a three-year $185-million lighting modernization modernization plan in Detroit –a rebound from 40% of streetlights broke to new 65,000 energy-efficient LED lights. Jones became the public face of the city’s efforts to relight streets across Detroit, starring in a commercial aired nationally including CNN, by Citicorp, the New York bank that underwrote two bond issues as part of the lighting modernization plan. Troy served alongside Jones as COO for the lighting initiative, overseeing construction & engineering, community engagement, continuous improvement and customer service. He also co-created The Unity Partnership CDC—one of the nation’s first and most successful faith-based community development initiatives. The duo’s individual and collective impact has facilitated employment, housing, retail development, access to goods & services and millions of capital investment within urban communities. “Sustainability through Best in Class Partnerships” is the firm’s mantra, as it seeks to maximize investors’ capital while pursuing social objectives and sustainable development.
Odis Jones is Managing Partner with MVP overseeing all activity of the company and specializing in investment relations, real estate, and P3 transactions (Equity & Debt). Additionally, he is a nationally renowned public finance & development figure. During his career Jones has financed, developed, and managed more than 30,000 public garages, parking meters, and parking lot spaces (on street & off street) as well as advising and implementing public parking enforcement policies and regulations within both Urban Municipal & College community campus environments.
He was recently featured in the Bond Buyer Magazine, Time Magazine, Fortune Magazine, New York Times, and Highlighted in an International TV Commercial with Citi Group regarding the successful effort to restructure, rebuild, and finance the Detroit power & lighting system as a spin-out of the Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing of the City of Detroit:
Additionally, Jones has served as the Executive Director of Trade & Economic Development for the City of Cincinnati, OH. In that role, Jones led the City investment and Economic Development activity including the monetization of its 6,200 public parking assets generating $220mm fee to the City. Additionally, Jones constructed and managed a parking system 6,800 new parking garage spaces and 3,600 new parking meter spaces including those located on the College campuses of University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. Prior to his service in Cincinnati, Jones was Director of Real Estate & Development for the State of New Jersey (NJEDA), headed the NY/NJ Ports Initiative and the New Jersey Urban Investment Fund where he oversaw public infrastructure investment activity and statewide debt transactions, tax credit investment activity, and real estate development transactions where he constructed and managed more than 26,000 public garage spaces.
Jones has recently been honored with the "Michigan Chronicles Man of Excellence Award", the “Public Sector Developer of the Year” by the Mid-Ohio Development Exchange. He also was recognized as a “Leading Executive” in Columbus by Business First, a Columbus business publication, and as a “40 and Under Executive of the Year” in the Columbus metropolitan area. He also has been a recipient of a State of Michigan Achievement Award presented by the Michigan Legislature.
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As Co-Managing Partner, Adam Troy brings over two decades of leadership experience to the role of MVP's Chief Strategy Officer. His success with profitable projects involving multiple partnerships among corporations, government, faith-based entities and community groups is often cited as a viable real-world approach to community partnerships grounded in market-based realty. Having established numerous real estate partnerships throughout the Midwest, Troy's work has resulted in housing hundreds of families, community development based projects totaling more than $250 Million, job creation and access to quality goods & services in the areas of grocery, healthcare, retail business and banking related products for under-served markets. As an extension of his work in the public/private partnership arena he created Unity Partnership CDC – one of the nation's first and largest faith-based community development initiatives, providing access to goods and services for more than 10,000 members of participating churches and community residents.
Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morehouse College and graduate of the Harvard Divinity Leadership Institute. He is a licensed real estate broker and member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Advisors & Professionals
The Company's advisors and experienced professionals have diverse academic and work backgrounds, including in architecture, construction management, accounting, education, non-profit governance, community development, legal and finance. In addition to its headquarters in Detroit, Mi, the Company maintains a physical presence throughout the country with advisors & professionals located in or near Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Louisiana, Columbus, Oh. and Fresno, Ca. The team’s commitment to the Company’s mission extends beyond the office, with individual involvement in a wide range of community endeavors.
David Rogers is a member of Frost, Brown Todd, Columbus Ohio office. David serves as Chair of the Public and Project Finance Team and practices in the Finance and Real Estate Practice Group. His practice focuses on public finance, project finance, and structured finance. His recent experience includes acting as bond counsel for state and local issuers, and representation of issuers, underwriters, placement agents, purchasers and trustees, in traditional infrastructure finance, structured finance, economic development finance, healthcare finance, and energy and PACE (property assessed clean energy) finance transactions; and representing issuers and bankers in transactions using secularizations and derivatives to enhance municipal bond issues. He also has recent experience representing both public asset owners and private lessee concessionaires in public-private partnerships. His practice concentrates in the areas of bond law, securities law, and public debt federal and state tax matters.
He has served as bond counsel, trustee's counsel, structuring counsel, underwriter's counsel, developer's counsel or purchaser's counsel for various taxable and tax-exempt project financings, including secularizations, infrastructure, economic development and facilities finance for advanced energy, shopping centers, office buildings, stadiums, arenas and hotel facilities; as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter's counsel for both tax-exempt and taxable bonds and bond programs, including energy, housing, private activity, hospital, 501(c)(3), education and traditional issues; as bond counsel for several Ohio port authorities and related taxable and tax-exempt economic development bond fund programs; as bond counsel, transaction, disclosure and special tax counsel for derivative, commodities swap, interest rate swap and transactions; and as bond counsel, trustee's counsel, structuring counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel and special tax counsel for structured finance and corporate finance transactions, including taxable mortgage bond issues, CMBS, credit tenant leases, secularizations, P3's, secondary market transactions and governmental synthetic leases.
He earned his law degree from The Harvard School of Law and his Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.
John Henry brings 20 years of experience providing successful real estate development, legal, financial, strategic, and operational leadership. John has syndicated over $400M in Low Income Housing and Historic Tax Credits. He served as the Vice President of Real Estate for one of the largest affordable housing owners in the U.S., overseeing a 5,000 unit portfolio and the strategic planning and implementation of all mixed-use, mixed-income and multifamily projects. Prior to this position, Mr. Henry was the Executive Vice President of Development, Leasing, Sales and Legal Affairs for regional development company leading strategic planning, visioning and execution of development, leasing and sales activities of a mixed-use portfolio exceeding 2.9M SF of GLA and more than 6,000 residential units located throughout the Southeast. Also, he served as Executive Director of the Humanities Foundation, a non-profit, affordable housing developer.
As a licensed attorney, Mr. Henry was Real Estate Counsel one of the largest privately held developers, owners and managers of shopping centers in the U.S. whose portfolio consists of 20M square feet. He also was an attorney for Ballard Spahr, LLP and Holland & Knight, LLP where he represented institutional lenders, owners and developers, such as life insurance companies, REITS and pension funds, with their real estate investments nationwide. John also represented owners with respect to the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, refinance, management and operation of multifamily housing projects under programs administered by HUD, the financing of real estate transactions with FHA-insured loans, conventional loans, HUD grants, tax-exempt bonds, Section 8 subsidies and LIHTCs; and the use of HUD’s various development programs (Empowerment Zones, Hope VI and CDBG) to support urban redevelopment activities. In addition, he was a Law Clerk for the Office of Staff Attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, PA.
Mary Tucker is a highly sought after professional in the Real Estate Development Industry. Her experience includes leading Community and Social Economic Development, Operations & Finance Management including Supply Chains, Organizational behavior & HRM and strategic leadership. Most recently Tucker served as a contracted Chief Operations Officer (COO) for a National Real Estate Development Company based in the Midwest. Her work as COO included managing operations and budget management of a portfolio of over $500 Million in Development. She also led the construction project management efforts of transforming over 1,000 units destroyed from Hurricane Katrina to mixed-income affordable housing of over $300 million in development funds in New Orleans.
Tucker led efforts to establish methods of both quantitative and qualitative analysis in a supply chain management system and monitoring process which was recognized by the Secretary of HUD office for leading efforts in procuring one of the highest Section 3 HUD employment percentages for a construction project of its size (410 units). Reaching over 40% Section 3 New hires, 35% awarded to MBEs, and over 15% awarded to WBE companies in New Orleans. She worked with community leaders, residents, and stakeholders, including the local Housing Authority, Senator’s office, Congressman’s office, the General Contractor, and Non-Profit Organizations. In the process, also ensuring the project was delivered on time and within budget.
Mr. Markowicz is a Director in Citi’s Infrastructure Group. Prior to joining Citi, Mr. Markowicz worked for a national investment banking firm. He has 18 years of experience in the public finance industry structuring and executing a wide range of financings and securitizations for large scale infrastructure projects including parking facilities, waste-to-energy facilities, convention center and resort hotels, sports facilities and surface transportation. Mr. Markowicz also served as the primary banker on $1.8 billion Jefferson County’s Sewer Warrant financing that allowed the County to exit from bankruptcy. His other clients include the New York Jets, New York Mets, Cintra/Ferrovial, ACS, Isolux, InfraRed, Shikun & Binui, City of Allentown (Hockey Arena), VitAg Corporation, City of Dallas (Convention Center Hotel), Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort and the City of Myrtle Beach (Convention Center Hotel). He also represents or has represented buy-side teams on City of Harrisburg Parking Concession, City of Cincinnati Parking Concession, City of Allentown Water and Sewer System Concession, I-69 Segment 5 Project, I-77 HOT Lanes Project, SH 288 (TX) Project, Maryland DOT Purple Line Project, Florida DOT’s I-4 Ultimate Project and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Goethals Bridge. Mr. Markowicz served as a banker on the 2006 Bond Buyer Deal of the Year Award for the Queens Baseball Stadium (NY Mets) Project and the 2007 Project Finance Magazine North American Leisure Deal of the Year. Mr. Markowicz graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
As a Principal/Project Manager with Rossetti Architects and Planners, Deena is deeply interested in the positive impact that real estate developments can have on their communities. Her collaborative approach combines two decades of experience in project management, creative industries program administration and real estate. Her calm demeanor allows her to manage diverse stakeholders while driving project momentum forward. Deena leads ROSSETTI’s multidisciplinary A/E teams in Detroit and New York on efforts from planning through construction. These projects range in scale from sports campus master planning, such as the USTA’s 20-year Strategic Vision, to build development in the professional sports and hospitality market sectors. Her belief in the value of shared vision and community participation aligns nicely with MVP’s development approach and has led her to work with regional groups on transit advocacy and urban development. She serves on the Board of Directors of Transportation Riders United, has worked as a literacy volunteer in Detroit Public Schools and is a graduate of ULI Michigan’s Larson Center for Leadership.
Provident Resources Group, founder Steve Hicks serves as the company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Steve practiced law for 25 years for a number of prestigious regional and national firms, specializing in the area of public finance with additional concentration in the area of legislative law. He participated in many public finance issues over his 25 year career in a variety of roles including bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, and counsel to the issuer. He played a major role in the formation of the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority, one of the nation's largest issuers of debt securities for a wide range of public projects. While practicing public finance law, Hicks was the principal attorney or supervisory partner on approximately $12 billion in project financings from 1973-1996 for acute care general hospitals, nursing facilities, affordable housing, and numerous other health care and other essential state and local government projects.
As President of University Student Living for The Michaels Organization, Joe Coyle is an innovative leader with more than 25 years of experience in the housing and development industry. As President, Joe is focused on the joint venture opportunities for the development and management of on-campus and off-campus student housing communities. Additionally, he oversees fee-management opportunities available from other private student housing owners, as well as acquisition opportunities in this market segment. Throughout his career in student housing, Joe has been committed to working closely with colleges and universities to develop student living solutions that address financial, academic and cultural goals that stand the test of time. Joe received a B.S. degree from Villanova University. He is a former Certified Public Accountant, and served on the Board of Directors of Hyperion Bank as the chairman of the Audit Committee
Mayor Mark Mallory was sworn in as the 68th Mayor of Cincinnati December 1, 2005 and was re-elected in 2009. His election marked a new era for City Hall as the first two-term Mayor under the City’s new Stronger-Mayor system, the first directly-elected black Mayor, and the first Mayor in over 70 years who did not come from City Council. Leading the City through one of the most difficult economic periods, Mayor Mallory balanced the City budget while avoiding layoffs to police officers and firefighters, or significant reductions in City services. Mayor Mallory championed the renaissance that continues taking place throughout Cincinnati. His vision of a modern city that competes nationally and internationally for businesses, investment, and residents rallied the community to produce major change. Mayor Mallory’s leadership pushed Cincinnati to pursue bold projects to transform the city and creative strategies to tackle large challenges. The Mayor ended a decade of stalemate and negotiated an agreement with Hamilton County to develop, The Banks, 18 acres of land between the Reds and Bengals stadiums at the Southern edge of Downtown along the Ohio River. The development is now home to shops, restaurants, a hotel, apartments, condos, and office space. Mayor Mallory has been a strong proponent of the continued redevelopment in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Led by the non-profit development corporation, 3CDC, dozens of buildings have been redeveloped into hundreds of condos and apartments in the historic neighborhood. In the center of the redevelopment sits historic Washington Park, which has undergone a $47 million renovation. Revitalizing city neighborhoods and increasing housing opportunities has always been a focus of the Mayor. The award winning Neighborhood Enhancement Program targets specific neighborhoods for a 90-day-blitz of concentrated City services to build momentum for long-term revitalization. Since 2005, the city has invested $529 million dollars in a variety of projects to improve city neighborhoods. He has won 55 awards during his decades of public service, including Public Official of the Year from the Children’s Hunger Alliance, the Regional Sustainable Leader of the Year from the US Green Building Council, and the Champion’s Award from the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for his success at attracting convention business to Cincinnati. In 2013, Mayor Mallory received an award for Distinguished Service from the US Conference of Mayors.
Mayor Mark Mallory
Relationships are like the handle bars on a bike ... we must reach out to make them work. MVP benefits greatly from its strategic relationships with individuals and organizations who bring an equal amount of purpose, passion and perspective to the Company’s various strategies and serve as invaluable partners in working together toward common objectives.