Bridge CRE Engineering Team

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    Derek Allen

    Lead Engineer

    About Derek Allen

    Derek Allen servers as Lead Building Engineer for Bridges Suburban Atlanta properties. Derek brings over 22 years of experience in the engineering field to the Bridge Team.

    Derek is responsible for overseeing building operations and tenant request. Mr. Allen is a certified and highly trained engineer in the fields of basic electrical infrastructure, HVAC, and plumbing. Mr. Allen is also certified in Environmental Protection. Prior to joining Bridge Commercial Real Estate LLC, Derek served as Lead Engineer for CBRE and Accesso Services.

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    Xavier Akridge

    Building Engineer

    About Xavier Akridge

    Xavier Akridge serves as a building engineer for Bridge Commercial Real Estate’s Atlanta properties. Xavier provides daily maintenance for all plumbing, electrical, and HVAC components. Xavier works directly with tenants maintaining work order requests and interacting with vendors to make sure services are done in a timely and satisfactory fashion. Mr. Akridge brings over 17 years of experience in building maintenance field to the Bridge team.

  • Luis Anaya

    Building Engineer

    About Luis Anaya

    (Bio and Pic coming soon)

  • Michael Williams

    Building Engineer


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    JD Payne

    Chief Engineer

    About JD Payne

    JD Payne serves as Chief Engineer for Bridge Commercial Real Estate at Embassy Row, a 667,000 sf Class A commercial office park in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Payne entered the commercial real estate industry in 1991 as an electrician at The Terraces for Taylor and Mathis. In 1994 Mr. Payne became an engineer at Central Park where he later became a Senior Engineer. JD then moved on to more Chief Engineer roles in the Atlanta area.

    Mr. Payne has received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University and has met the course requirements at Chattahoochee Technical College for Associate of Arts degrees in both HVAC Technology and Electrical Technology. Mr. Payne is also a certified universal refrigerant technician.

    JD Payne is a long time resident of Atlanta, GA. JD and his wife have been married for 32 years and have a 24 year old son.

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    Building Engineer


    Mr. Jackson serves as Building Engineer for a multiple properties within the Bridge Commercial Real Estate LLC portfolio. He provides day-to-day management and maintenance of all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and life safety systems for the properties. He interfaces with tenants to resolve any maintenance related requests and coordinates with tenants to reduce the impact of any building maintenance repairs.

    Mr. Jackson holds Siemen’s Trane and Georgia Power Energy Solution certification and is certified on Type I and Type III HVAC systems.

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    Derek Brooks

    Senior Building Engineer

    About Derek Brooks

    Derek Brooks serves as Senior Building Engineer for Fairview Center One and Two in Charlotte, North Carolina. He brings over 20 years of experience in engineering commercial office buildings to the Bridge team. Fairview Center One is a 7 story office building built in 1984. Fairview Center Two is a 4 story office building built in 1968. Both buildings are located in the South Park area of Charlotte North Carolina.

    Mr. Brooks is responsible for overseeing building operations, control systems and tenant requests. Mr. Brooks has developed great relationships with Fairview Center’s vendors, contractors and tenants resulting in effective building management and tenant relations.

    Prior to joining Bridge, Mr. Brooks, worked for JLL and CBRE as Chief Engineer where he maintained multiple office buildings and data centers. Mr. Brooks is a 10-year active duty veteran of the US Air Force and is involved with the Disabled American Veterans organization and a Supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project.

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    Larry Boyd

    Building Engineer

    About Larry Boyd

    Mr. Larry A. Boyd serves as Building Engineer for BridgeCRE’s Sabal VI asset in Tampa, Florida. He provides daily monitoring of the property’s mechanical, plumbing, electrical and life safety systems. He interacts with tenants and property managers to insure the best overall building maintenance.

    Prior to Sabal VI, Mr. Larry A. Boyd served as the Building Engineer for another Bridge asset, Fifth Third Center, a 281,187 square foot, high-rise office building in Tampa, Florida for over 14 years. With greater than 35 years in facilities experience he is an EPA certified Universal Technician and is trained in water and waste management.

  • Tony Spires

    Building Engineer

    About Tony Spires

  • Carlos Salazar

    Building Engineer

    About Carlos Salazar