Tom is the President of E&G Property Services and a principal in E&G Group. Tom oversees all property management functions of the firm. He has over 30 years experience in real estate. He also oversees E&G’s work in project and facility management.
Tom’s primary internal focus is on the human resources and management development needs of the company. Having committed to an aggressive “promote from within” policy, Tom is developing expectations, training, and measurement and evaluation systems for the firm and its people at levels. Tom also works closely with the senior management of our clients on a variety of project-specific and broader governance topics.
Tom sings with and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cathedral Choral Society. He has served as Board member and President of the Washington Ballet. He also was on the Board of the Washington-Ireland Program, an internship program for university students.
Prior to founding E&G Tom was a principal in Touche Ross, a predecessor to Deloitte. His practice included health care and real estate. He managed a landmark study of the rehabilitation incentives in the US Tax Code (Section 167 (k)) and was one of several partners responsible for reviewing the firm’s feasibility reports for housing investments.
Melissa is the Chief Executive Officer at E&G Group with 14 years of experience in property management. Melissa joined E&G in 2009 in our property management department and now oversees operations for all divisions of E&G Group. Prior to joining E&G, Melissa managed multifamily communities from affordable project-based properties to Class A luxury apartments including experience with new construction lease-ups and renovations with resident relocations.
Melissa volunteers with many area non-profit organizations and leads and organizes E&G Group sponsored community clean up events, fundraising events, and service projects.
Melissa is an active member of the National Apartment Association (NAA) serving as a Delegate for AOBA, serves on several committees, and is in the Lyceum Program in 2014. As a Certified Property Manager (CPM) through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), Melissa serves on the Executive Committee of the local IREM Chapter 77, has served on the Community Outreach Committee and as Committee Chair, and winner of the Community Service Award in 2013.
James H. Edmondson, Principal of E&G Group, has over thirty years experience in real estate development and finance.
Mr. Edmondson started his business career in 1972 in Washington, D.C. as a consultant at Touche Ross & Co., after serving as an officer in the U.S. Army. In 1975, Edmondson left Touche Ross to join a Columbus, Ohio-based firm, Realcon III. He and his partners developed condominiums, managed real estate, and worked out loans for banks. During this time, Edmondson served as a consultant on a number of long-term development projects.
In 1981 Edmondson persuaded a former colleague and then Touche Ross principal, Tom Gallagher, to join him in forming Edmondson & Gallagher with the purpose of acquiring and redeveloping post-war apartments in the D. C. area using the new financing tools and tax laws. The firm grew a portfolio of approximately 3,000 deed-restricted units and created a property management company that continues. E&G became expert in compliance issues and the rehabilitation of apartment buildings. The firm and its principals continue to develop, own and manage affordable apartments.
Edmondson is active in local affairs in Northern Virginia. He was a founding member of AHOME, an affordable housing advocacy group; he was vice chair of the Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia for many years; he has served as an elder of Lewinsville Presbyterian Church; and he has held other positions of responsibility in community organizations. In 2009 Governor Kaine re-appointed him as a consumer representative to the Virginia Board of Health.
Edmondson has an A.B. in Economics from Princeton, where he is active in alumni affairs, and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School. His wife is Jane Edmondson, and he is the father of four and grandfather of nine.
Josh is a Principal with E&G Group and the Managing Director of Horizon Hill Holdings (“H3”), a privately-owned, fully integrated real estate development and investment firm, focused on affordable & market rate initiatives with the objective of improving the quality of families and communities through investment in affordable housing. H3 takes a flexible and creative approach to venture structuring and project finance, providing development services for their own investment properties, as well as for discerning third-party clients under a variety of structures.
Josh oversees the formulation and execution of the group’s investment strategy and is committed to providing the highest level of quality, service and value to his clients and capital partners. H3 is proud to have maintained long-standing relationships with their investment partners, including major public and private pension funds, national and community banks, private equity, foundations, family investment funds and individual investors.
Prior to founding H3 in 2010, Josh served as a Principal of JDJ Investments, a real estate development and construction firm in Washington DC. Josh holds a BA in Public and Environmental Affairs from Indiana University