Melissa Coleman

Operations Manager

Missy joined Blue Heron at its inception in 2011 and has worked alongside co-founder Ron Strom for over 30 years. She provides support across numerous areas of the firm, including investor relations, project management and financial reporting, and manages office operations tasks. Missy has over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, including lender and investor correspondence, development and project management, real estate closings, and property management.

While with Blue Heron, Missy has fulfilled bookkeeping and accounting duties across all assets and has served in a project management capacity for over $100M of real estate development and renovation projects. Missy works closely with Blue Heron’s CFO, external auditors, and fund administrator in the preparation and distribution of investor reports and financial statements. She assists Blue Heron’s legal counsel in both fund and real estate closings and works closely with lenders, property managers, and internal asset and development managers throughout an investment’s life cycle.

Prior to Blue Heron, Missy worked with Ron Strom performing project management duties across numerous developments including UNC’s student housing development, three office buildings for UNC-Chapel Hill, the renovation of Midtown Market shopping center in Chapel Hill, NC, and the development of several Whole Foods stores.

Missy received a BA in Communication from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.