President & Managing Partner
As President and Managing Partner of Nolan Partners International, Brent is primarily responsible for the firm’s strategic growth and development activities within the United States and throughout Latin America. Brent identifies and creates opportunities that are aligned with the company’s strategic plan of acquiring, financing, planning, permitting, and developing high-value projects. His exposure to a wide variety of project types as well as various kinds of regulatory obstacles makes him adept at integrating the company’s operations into new markets quickly and efficiently. Brent brought the talent and expertise of an established US corporation to capitalize on an emerging market opportunity through the acquisition, capital funding, and entitlement of a $75 million mixed-use project in Costa Rica, which further developed into the creation of a resort luxury Hotel Brand.
Throughout his career, Brent has worked as project manager and developer of complex mixed-use commercial, residential, hospitality, and historic rehabilitation projects located on the East Coast of the United States and in select regions of Latin America. Over the past sixteen years, he has been involved in over $1 billion dollars in real estate development and acquisitions.
Brent started his career working in acquisitions, project management, and operations planning for Whiting-Turner Contracting Company in Baltimore, Maryland. While there, he was responsible for acquisition analyses, project budgeting, and feasibility studies and oversaw complex, mixed-use endeavors for the firm’s clients. His experience includes projects such as the one million square foot Kendallwood Shopping Center in Kendall, Florida; the extensive renovation and expansion of John Hopkins University’s Basic Science Initiative building; and the programming for the renovation and technical upgrading of Meyerhoff Hall for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Capitalizing on his experience with Whiting-Turner, he later joined a private development firm where he was responsible for initiating the acquisitions and development movement of Baltimore’s East side.
Brent’s commitment to the communities in which he works extends further than real estate development. He has worked diligently to support both the private and public sectors inclusive of creating aspirations of continued education and long-term career goals. Most notably, his passion for education can be seen through his contributions to the Coldstream Project which was founded in 1993 and is currently known as Bridges. Considered to be one of the young founding associates of the Coldstream Project, Brent received the Walter B. Smith award, the highest award for personal achievement, from Baltimore’s St. Paul’s School in 1997.
Brent is currently a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, and the Miami Chapter of YPO (Young President’s Organization). He serves on the Underline Board of Directors working to transform the underutilized land below Miami’s MetroRail, from the Miami River to Dadeland South Station, into an iconic linear park, world-class urban trail, and living art destination. Additionally, Brent serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Miami’s Masters in Real Estate and Development Program and is on the Board of Advisors for The Transit Oriented Development Institute out of Washington DC, a national planning initiative to promote and accelerate the roll-out of walkable, mixed-use communities around rail stations. Brent also sits on the Board of Directors for Alfalit, a non-profit organization providing literacy, education, and community development for underprivileged children and families worldwide.
Brent received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering & Finance from the University of Delaware.