Blue River Development Team

The BRD team has over 35 years of experience and has been involved in the origination, acquisition, development, and disposition of nearly $3 billion in projects.

Meet Our Executive Team

Brad Cooper

Managing Principal

Brad is co-founder and managing principal of Blue River Development, LLC, leading the company's diverse array of development projects. Brad's passion for vibrant communities, disciplined approach to deal sourcing and analysis, and focus on building and maintaining quality relationships continue to drive the company's success. Brad's exceptional track record of accomplishments, coupled with his expertise in driving growth, strategic planning, and financial management, has solidified his reputation as a trusted leader in the real estate industry.

Michael Cooper

Managing Principal

Michael is co-founder and managing principal of Blue River Development. Michael specializes in Blue River Development’s land and lot origination business for the homebuilding industry. Under Michael's direct oversight, Blue River transacts on thousands of homesites each year, leading to dozens of communities in and around the Atlanta market as well across the broader southeast region. Michael’s expertise in systems-based operations has resulted in a land pipeline with predictable flow and deals with attractive margins.

Geoffrey Reid


Rick Stevens

President Land Development FL

Blue River Communities (BRC) is a homebuilder focused on single-family detached homes and townhomes priced between $300,000 and $600,000. BRC serves both the for-sale market to individual homebuyers and the for-rent market to institutional Build-for-Rent investors.

Greg Duriez

Chief Executive Officer

Casey Hill

Chief Executive Officer

Sam Eslami

Construction Manager

BR Capital is the internal funding arm of Blue River focused on the opportunistic deployment of capital across the Blue River Family of Brands, focusing on residential entitlement, development, vertical construction and build for rent. In addition, BR capital provides off balance sheet land banking services to its network of builders throughout the Southern US.

Brent Shearer


Aditya Patibandla

Real Estate Analyst

Blue River Brokerage transacts on BRD’s land and lot positions by finding the appropriate end user for each deal from a vast array of investors, homebuilders, and developers. They ensure that BRD is pursuing the most lucrative exit for each of its deals.

Kevin Connelly


Chase Mallein


Robert Beckwith


Blue River Civil Design performs our in-house due diligence, forward planning, site design, engineering, feasibility and budgeting capabilities. They enable BRD to evaluate site feasibility while precisely tailoring its projects to comply with the respective development code.

Michael Meshkaty


Taylor Terry

Land Entitlement Associate