Governance

Board Of Directors Innsbrook Owners Association, Inc.

As the non-profit corporation for all the landowners of Innsbrook, the Innsbrook Owners Association’s goal is to ensure the overall architectural harmony and enhance values for all those businesses within Innsbrook.

This shared vision of Innsbrook’s development quality has grown over the years.  Innsbrook is equal to the size and scale of a small city, and the Innsbrook Owners Association’s Board provides the necessary oversight and management of its many amenities, grounds maintenance and daily operations, including property management services, architectural review, administration of association fees and overall park budget.  Such vigilance in sound management practices continues to deliver the highest standards of quality within Innsbrook.

Each owner in Innsbrook contributes funds to the Association based on a budget prepared annually.

Download the 2019 Annual Report


Jane DuFrane, President

Highwoods Properties
Vice President Richmond Division

Jane serves as Richmond Division Vice President for Highwoods Properties, a publicly traded real estate investment trust specializing in office development. In this role, Jane is responsible for for all aspects of the division including the marketing and leasing, wholly-owned and third-party property management and development opportunities.

Jane has over 26 years of real estate experience. The majority of that time has been with Highwoods. She joined when the division opened in 1995, completing major build-to-suit and lease transactions with such high-profiled customers as Markel Insurance, The Martin Agency, Hamilton Beach, AECOM and Virginia Urology. In 2019, she lead her team to win the GRACRE Real Estate Trandaction Award.

Jane graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Business Administration, Real Estate Finance. She earned the CCIM designation in 2002, the SIOR designation in 2011 and her Managing Brokers License in 2018. She is Past President of the Richmond CREW and GRACRE chapters. She is the current President of the Innsbrook Owners Association Board, serves on the Richmond Metro Transit Authority Board, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Va. and is a board member at The Steward School.

Highlights

  • Joined Highwoods in 1995
  • Oversees all aspects of leasing, development and property management for the Richmond Division
  • Responsible for ~2 million SF portfolio
  • More than 26 years of commercial real estate experience.

Education

BS, Business Administration, Real Estate Finance, Old Dominion University

 

Professional Affiliations

  • President, Innsbrook Owners Association
  • Past President of Richmond CREW and GRACRE Chapters
  • RMTA Board Member
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Virginia Board Member
  • The Steward School Board Member

Brian Witthoefft, Vice President

Lingerfelt Commonwealth Properties
Managing Director – Leasing & Marketing

As partner and Managing Director of Lingerfelt CommonWealth Partners, Brian Witthoefft oversees all aspects of the leasing and marketing of the Company’s portfolio and sits on the Company’s Investment Committee.  Since 2003, Brian has gained expertise and knowledge through multiple sectors of the commercial real estate industry, including third-party investment sales and brokerage with CB Richard Ellis, institutional experience in the public REIT sector with Liberty Property Trust, and private sector experience in development and acquisitions with the Lingerfelt CommonWealth Partners.  Brian’s investment and leasing transactional experience includes over 750 transactions in excess of 7 million square feet.  Brian is a graduate of James Madison University and is a licensed real estate broker in Virginia.


Blaine Garrett, Secretary

Dominion Resources Services, Inc.
Real Estate Coordinator

Blaine joined Dominion in 1988, working in various real estate roles for Dominion Virginia and North Carolina Power Companies. Since 2004, he has led Dominion’s corporate real estate team. Blaine earned a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate and Urban Land Development from VCU. He has been on the Innsbrook Owners Association Board of Directors since 2010.


Paul Heckman, Treasurer

Keiter
Partner

Paul has 20 years of experience in public accounting providing tax consulting and compliance services for privately owned businesses and individuals. His focus at Keiter emphasizes partnerships and limited liability companies, most of which are heavily concentrated in the real estate industry. His clients include commercial and mixed-use developments, residential developments, multi-family apartment complexes, low-income housing, and land developers. Paul also leads Keiter’s Real Estate & Construction Industry team. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has been on the Innsbrook Owners Association Board of Directors since 2011.


Sidney Gunst, Jr., Founder

Innsbrook Associates, LLC
Real Estate Developer

Sidney is one of the original developers of Innsbrook, which began construction in 1979. He is a graduate of High Point University with a degree in business. Sidney has been on the Innsbrook Owners Association Board of Directors since 1985 and is a founding member.


Paul W.  Kreckman, ARC Committee (Architectural Review Committee)

Paul is a member of Innsbrook’s original development team offering research and real estate analysis backed by legacy knowledge. He has more than 35 years of experience in the Richmond real estate market, first as a consultant and then as a developer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Syracuse University and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Virginia. Paul has been on the Innsbrook Owners Association Board of Directors since 1985 and is a founding member.


Richard Souter, Director

WVS Companies
Executive VP
Innslake Place Apartments

Richard grew up in South Africa and completed his Civil Engineering undergraduate education in Cape Town. He worked in construction management for a number of years, overseeing large infrastructure development projects that were part of the post-apartheid reconstruction and development program. He then spent 3 years at a strategy management consultancy completing assignments for companies in such industries as mobile telecom, beer, mining, and manufacturing.

Following business school, he worked with a real estate private equity firm in London completing a few large transactions in Europe, including a $200 million sale-leaseback deal with a supermarket chain in Sweden and the purchase of a non-performing loan portfolio in Germany.

Richard then moved to the United States and has been with the WVS Companies since 2004.  He has worked extensively on a number of important regional projects including Rocketts Landing, The Locks (the former Reynolds Aluminum North Plant) and The Bridges in Roanoke. All these developments have a common thread, in that they are complex, urban, mixed-use projects that focus on conversion of former industrial areas into vibrant waterfront neighborhoods.

Richard holds his BSE in Civil Engineering from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from Said Business School at Oxford University.


Michael Blevins, Director

Wells Fargo Corporate Properties
Real Estate Portfolio Manager

Michael is responsible for the financial performance and daily operations of Wells Fargo’s administrative buildings in Central, Western and Eastern Virginia. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business with a concentration in Real Estate and Land Development from VCU. Michael joined the Innsbrook Owners Association Board of Directors in 2012.


Christina Smith, Director

Capital One Inc.
Director, CVA+SE Lead

Christina Smith is Director, Workplace Solutions at Capital One. She is an accomplished real estate professional leading Capital One’s Central VA regional team, accountable the corporate real estate portfolio from Richmond, VA south through Florida. Christina has a degree from Virginia Tech and over 15 years of experience guiding and managing programs including retail operation transitions, facility service integrations, service process re-engineering and supplier management at Fortune 500 companies. Christina’s team is responsible for multiple facets of the associate experience including facility management, conference services, corporate dining and construction. Prior to joining Capital One, Christina was Sr Program Manager, Store Environments at Circuit City. Outside of work she enjoys cheering on the Hokies, reading and spending time with her husband and three kids.


Ross Little, Director

Markel Corporation

As Director of Corporate Real Estate, Ross manages Markel’s insurance operations portfolio of owned and leased properties in the U.S. and Bermuda, representing over 1.1 million square feet of space across 44 locations ranging from two-person to 1,000-person offices.  Ross has been involved with over 70 lease and sublease transactions with Markel, including the $15 million sale leaseback restructuring of its two-building, Red Bank, NJ campus. He is a member of the VCU Real Estate Circle of Excellence, the Richmond Real Estate Group, and Leadership Metro Richmond, as well as a past board Treasurer of Partnership for the Future and past local board member of the Urban Land Institute. Ross holds a B.A. in International Relations (economics focus) from Brown University and an MBA from Duke University.


Neil Amin, Director

Shamin Hotels
CEO

Mr. Amin started his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he advised public and private technology companies on merger and acquisition transactions as well as capital markets activities. He currently has overall responsibility for 60 hotels owned and operated by Shamin Hotels under Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental Hotels, and Hyatt brands.  Additionally, Mr. Amin oversees the operations of Shamin’s Assisted Living and Dementia facilities in Virginia.  During his tenure at Shamin Hotels, the company has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Developer of the Year from Intercontinental Hotels Group and the Multi-Brand Developer of the Year, New Build/Adaptive Reuse of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Hilton Hotels.  Mr. Amin was recognized as one of the Fifty Most Influential Virginians by Virginia Business in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

 

Mr. Amin graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, completing both his BS and MBA in Finance.  He is passionate about assisting the communities where the associates of Shamin Hotels live and work and currently serves as the Past Chairman of the board of Richmond Region Tourism and serves on the boards of the Community Foundation, the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, the Virginia Community Development Corporation, Sports Backers, Venture Richmond, the Virginia Council on Economic Education, and the Virginia Small Business Finance Authority.  Additionally, Mr. Amin serves on the Treasury Board of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates at the pleasure of the Governor of Virginia.