Our Team

RLA, LEED AP | Principal

Zach Bearden

Zach Bearden has an extensive background in real estate entitlement, design, development and construction.  He began his career with Seamon Whiteside+Associates, a Planning and Civil Engineering Firm, with offices in Charleston and Greenville, SC.  During his time at SW+A, Mr. Bearden served as the Director of Client Services and focused his efforts on zoning entitlements, due-diligence and site development for commercial and residential projects. [read more]

zach@origindevpartners.com | 843.532.4671


Anthony Kassis

Anthony Kassis began his career at Bank of America in 1999 in the Corporate Finance Group focusing on management reporting and analysis of the Commercial and Consumer Bank operations. In 2000, he was promoted to Assistant Vice President and Credit Analyst of large commercial clients in the South Carolina and North Carolina regions. He advised clients in key industries including commercial real estate firms actively operating in the Southeastern United States. Mr. Kassis was directly involved in the structuring of large credit facilities for firms including syndicated credits and club deals with regional and national bank. [read more]

tony@origindevpartners.com | 843.822.0042


Gary Shahid

Gary Shahid began his real estate career over 40 years ago when he assumed his father’s real estate business in Charleston, South Carolina. He quickly expanded the business to Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC markets, where he was actively involved in over 500 condominium conversions. 

Over 20 years ago, his business model expanded to include commercial development projects. He has developed and obtained entitlements for over 42 properties and over 1,200,000 square feet of retail, office, and industrial space in the Southeast from Washington DC to Miami, Florida.

gary@origindevpartners.com | 843.345.7824


Garry Rodgers

Garry has 25 years’ experience as a developer. In his career, he has worked with numerous municipalities on projects that add measurable value to neighborhoods. Garry takes pride in balancing aesthetics, desirability and collaboration with economics that bring projects to life for the greater good. Garry has lived in East Tennessee all of his life and has a strong desire to enhance people’s quality of life through hallmark projects like this one. Garry understands the importance of accessing reliable capital. Throughout his career he has helped raise over $100 million with investments across 22 markets throughout the U.S. But it’s Garry’s local connections that aid in achieving neighborhood projects that enhance the value of our local communities. Garry is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member. He is a past board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Ocoee Region, Habitat for Humanity and Pinnacle Financial Partners.  

grodgers@origindevpartners.com | 423.618.6969


Terri Thomas

Terri Thomas is a Certified Public Accountant in both Georgia and South Carolina with over 20 years of experience in financial accounting and investor relations.  She began her career in the financial services industry as an auditor in both the private and public sectors where she performed operational and financial audits as well as advisory services in best practices and internal control procedures. Her experience in the public sector also included reviewing SEC filings and performing due diligence in M&A. [read more]

territ70@gmail.com | 404-316-2909