Our People


William C. (Bill) Smith, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer


Bill Smith has more than 30 years of commercial real estate development experience in the financing and development of single tenant, net lease and retail shopping center properties. His primary focus at Red Rock is single tenant development for industrial, office and retail properties for lease and fee development in strategic locations throughout the Carolinas and nationally. He has been involved in the creation of over 10 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space.

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John Barker, Jr., SIOR

President and Chief Development Officer


John Barker, Jr., SIOR has been a commercial real estate professional for the last 20 years, providing companies with expertise in commercial real estate and development. John has completed millions of square feet of development-related projects from build-to-suit and sale/leasebacks to construction/program and project management.  

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Brandon Smith

Chief Financial Officer


With over 7 years of investment banking experience, Brandon Smith contributes significant financing and underwriting expertise to the Red Rock platform. As a member of Wachovia Securities' Real Estate Investment Banking Group, Brandon executed over 50 financing and advisory transactions representing over $20 billion in financing for public and private REITs, private real estate owners and corporate real estate subsidiaries. Brandon's transaction experience, including public debt and equity offerings, M&A/Going Private transactions, private placements and portfolio sales, provides Red Rock with a diverse set of real estate finance skills to help maximize returns to investors.

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Leah B. Bailey, SIOR

Vice President of Industrial and Office Development


Vice President of Office and Industrial Development, Leah Bailey is a veteran in Commercial Real Estate. Over the last 18 years she has represented millions of square feet of space across Charlotte. She has leased several downtown office towers and suburban office buildings in many of Charlotte’s submarkets and has represented an impressive array of institutional owners. Leah is a Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designee and has served as President of the SIOR Carolinas Chapter. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR) and earned the 2014 Committee Chair of the Year award for her outstanding service as membership committee chair.

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Allison Gallagher

Property Management & Accounting


For the past three years, Allison has been in charge of Red Rock's property management and accounting division. Her experience adds significant depth and expertise to the Red Rock team and the management of the Company's portfolio. Allison has a diverse background in commercial lending and mortgage banking and started her career at Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T). After receiving her MBA from the Darla Moore School of Business where she concentrated on corporate finance and accounting. Allison went on to complete BB&T's Management Training Program. At Red Rock, Allison assists with all property management functions and manages all of the accounting needs for Red Rock and its related entities.

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Michelle Powers

Marketing Director


Michelle has extensive knowledge in advertising and marketing design.  With over 18 years of marketing and sales experience within the real estate industry in various sectors, property management, mixed-use, multi-family, single family and on the professional services side, she brings a wealth of experience to Red Rock Developments.

She is also a licensed real estate broker in NC and SC.

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