As CEO of 2nd Wave Development, Bruce guides the company with a mission-directed approach that keeps the team focused on achieving its strategic goals. His 40-year real estate career includes many facets of the apartment industry such as management, design, development, acquisition, and construction with national and regional companies. 2nd Wave is Bruce’s second venture in apartment development with the Sembler family, the first being the Ballast Point Group which developed apartments and condominiums in the 2000’s. Prior to Ballast Point, Bruce was President/Partner of Trammell Crow Residential’s Southcoast division based in Houston, TX. Prior to Trammel Crow, Bruce led the Management division for Summit Properties’ Mid Atlantic, Atlanta and Florida regions during the 1990’s.
Bruce has been involved with industry related boards and associations, both regional and nationally throughout his entire career. He graduated from The University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in 1974.
Instrumental in founding 2nd Wave, Mark brings a wealth of real estate development expertise and business acumen to our day-to-day operations. He manages all facets of the business—from site selection and project design to capital structuring, construction and operations—ensuring the success of our apartment communities. Mark’s development career began with Duval Development and continued with our sister company, Blue Sky Communities. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University (cum laude) and an MBA in real estate and finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
As 2nd Wave’s Senior Vice President, Alissa oversees prospective and current development projects with an eye for deal structuring and construction supervision. Her unique background in development and law offers a competitive advantage in representing our owners’ interests. Alissa began her career in land use law, assisting clients with litigation, eminent domain negotiations, and rezoning and comp plan amendments. She then served as development manager for Norstar Development. Alissa earned her bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and Juris Doctorate degree from Florida State University (cum laude).