Managing Partner, co-founder
Maurice co-founded Blue Heron in 2011. He oversees the firm’s operations and the investment strategy, portfolio construction, and management of Blue Heron’s funds, serving on the Investment Committee for each fund. Maurice plays a key role in sourcing opportunities and negotiating deal structure and terms. He is actively involved in the visioning and development of the value-creation business plan for each asset and the oversight of its execution.
Maurice has 20 years of real estate experience, spanning investment, commercial brokerage, development, and construction, and during the recession, served as a key member of a distressed asset receivership team on behalf of a regional bank. Maurice began investing in real estate in 1996. As a commercial broker, from 2005-2011, Maurice successfully closed 85 lease and sale transactions, spanning office, retail, industrial, self-storage and land; and served as property and or asset manager for several retail, office, and residential rental properties.
Over his career, Maurice has co-founded, operated, and profitably exited several ventures, including real estate investments and a construction/property maintenance company. From 2000-2005, Maurice was a partner with a NYSE-member broker-dealer firm, covering buy-side institutional investors as an equities sales trader. He began his career as a systems analyst for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
Maurice is a NC-licensed real estate broker and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Realtors Commercial Alliance in Wilmington, NC. As an active member of the Urban Land Institute, he serves on the “Rethinking Southern Cities” Regional Initiative Council. Maurice is an active supporter of Habitat for Humanity and a regular participant of CEO Build and Team Build events, and a frequent guest lecturer at the UNC Kenan Flagler School of Business.
Maurice received a BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University.