Executive Management

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Mr. Brickman is responsible for all major investment decisions, capital allocation, strategic planning and relationships with Green Brick Partners’ builders. Mr. Brickman was the founding manager and advisor of each of JBGL Capital LP, since 2008, and JBGL Builder Finance LLC, since 2010. Prior to forming JBGL in 2008, Mr. Brickman was a manager of various joint ventures and limited partnerships that developed/built low and high-rise office buildings, multi-family and condominium homes, single-family homes, entitled land and supervised a property management company.

He previously served as Chairman and CEO of Princeton Homes Ltd. and Princeton Realty Corporation, which developed land, constructed custom single-family homes and managed apartments it built. Mr. Brickman has over 40 years of experience in nearly all phases of real estate construction, development and real estate finance property management.

Mr. Brickman received B.B.A. and M.B.A degrees from Southern Methodist University.

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Mr. Costello joined Green Brick Partners as CFO in January 2015, months after the company went public. His responsibilities include oversight of all financial reporting, lending relationships, audit supervision, cash management, and investor relations. He has over 26 years of financial and operational experience in all aspects of real estate management.

Since 2007, Mr. Costello has been a private investor. Previously, he worked for 16 years at GL Homes of Florida, one of the largest private developers and home builders in Florida. There he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer as well as in other senior financial management roles. Prior to joining GL Homes, Mr. Costello worked for six years as AVP-Finance for Paragon Group, a regional commercial real estate developer, and for four years as an auditor for KPMG.

Mr. Costello received a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida and his M.B.A from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School.

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Mr. Dolson currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for Green Brick Partners. Prior to his role as COO and Executive VP, Mr. Dolson was the President of Texas Region for the Company where he oversaw Green Brick’s majority ownership positions in Centre Living Homes, CB JENI Homes, Normandy Homes, Southgate Homes, and Trophy Signature Homes. Mr. Dolson also served as the Head of Land Acquisition and Development for the Company from 2013 to 2017. Before joining Green Brick Partners, Mr. Dolson served as a managing member of Pecos One LLC, a consulting firm Mr. Dolson owned that exclusively provided development management services for all Green Brick Partners projects since 2010. Mr. Dolson worked for three years at Jones & Boyd Engineering, and later served five years as Director of Development for a local private residential developer.

Mr. Dolson received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a M.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.

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Mr. Suit joined Green Brick Partners in 2021. His responsibilities include oversight of all of the company’s legal functions and implementing policies and procedures to minimize or mitigate operational risk.

Mr. Suit has over 20 years of legal experience, much of that experience focused on the real estate and construction industries. He served as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Legacy Housing Corporation, where he played a key role in Legacy’s successful IPO in December 2018. Prior to going in-house, Mr. Suit worked at various law firms in the Dallas area, including a decade at the law firm of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, where he was a partner and the co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate and Construction section.

Mr. Suit earned a B.A. degree from Baylor University and J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Division Presidents

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Mr. Brickman is the founder and president of Centre Living Homes. Mr. Brickman has grown Centre Living Homes from its beginnings in 2012 as a niche infill developer in Dallas to an award-winning homebuilder with multiple product types and several communities in DFW’s most coveted markets, including Frisco, Richardson, Heath, and Waxahachie. Before founding Centre Living Homes, Trevor worked as a loan officer and analyst for Green Brick Partners.

Mr. Brickman received a B.S. Degree in History from Centre College in Kentucky and M.S. Degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver.

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A second-generation builder, Mr. Handler serves as the President of the GRBK GHO Homes, LLC, a division of Green Brick Partners. As the former owner of GHO Homes, Mr. Handler strategically grew the company, focused on building on the Treasure Coast of South Florida, into a well-respected and nationally recognized company – twice named one of the fastest-growing builders in the U.S., thus catching the eye of Green Brick Partners. In 2018, Mr. Handler sold controlling interest to Green Brick Partners and has remained president and continues to oversee the company’s day-to-day operations and new development growth.

He and his core team have worked to keep GHO Homes one of the top local builders in the area for over 20 years. He credits his success to his team approach, daily involvement in all aspects of the business, and the lifetime of building knowledge learned at the kitchen table with his family. He focuses his team on looking forward with new technology and also on giving the one-on-one personal experience buyers deserve.

Mr. Handler graduated from the University of Florida in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in building construction and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida College of Law in 1994.

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Mr. Jerke is the president of Trophy Signature Homes in Austin, TX. Before joining Green Brick Partners, Mr. Jerke served as a division president for a regional builder in Tennessee, where he successfully started a new division in Chattanooga. His experience also includes serving as vice president of construction for a prominent privately-held builder in Austin.

Mr. Jerke received a B.S. degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M University.

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Atlanta native Warren Jolly is president of The Providence Group (TPG) of Georgia, an award-winning, Atlanta-based homebuilding company. The company is known for its desirable locations, amenity-rich neighborhoods, top-quality construction, and innovative product design. TPG has been awarded over 100 Gold Obie Awards by the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association for product design, planning, amenities, and execution, including seven prestigious Community of the Year awards since its founding.

Mr. Jolly’s ability to identify and factor customer needs into the process of land planning, product design, and implementation allowed him to adapt his communities to meet those needs and grow a hugely successful homebuilding business. His ability to work successfully with neighborhood groups, zoning officials, and government staff personnel to gain support and approval for his proposed communities is unparalleled and has significantly contributed to the overall success of TPG.

Mr. Jolly received a B.S. degree in Building Sciences from the University of Auburn. He currently serves as an advisory board member for the Master of Real Estate Development program at the University of Auburn.

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Steve Schermerhorn is president of CB JENI Homes, Normandy Homes, and Southgate Homes, three prominent Green Brick Partner brands in Dallas/Fort Worth. In 2010, Mr. Schermerhorn joined CB JENI Homes, which often ranks as the largest townhome builder in Texas. Mr. Schermerhorn served as the controller and chief financial officer of CB JENI until 2014 when he was named president of the division. His successful leadership, which includes a team-oriented, customer-first approach, led to him being named president of Normandy Homes in 2020 and Southgate Homes in 2021.

Mr. Schermerhorn earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota and his MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.