Randy Kelley

Founding Principal

Randy's primary responsibilities with Harbour Retail Partners include acquisitions, development and strategy. He has vast experience in the field of grocery real estate, previously working with North Carolina-based specialty grocer The Fresh Market. He served as Senior Vice President of Real Estate & Development for five years as well as Vice President of Real Estate and Real Estate Director. His executive management experience includes real estate, construction, engineering, design and facility functions.

Prior to his career with The Fresh Market, Randy worked for First Union National Bank and software company ePLUS technologies. He received an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BS in Business Administration from UNC-Charlotte. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the National Retail Council of Urban Land Institute (ULI).


Jim Cheney

Founding Principal

Jim's primary responsibilities with Harbour Retail Partners include acquisitions, development and strategy. His 20-year career in the real estate development industry makes him an expert in leveraging the Retail Planning platform for management and leasing. He is responsible for identifying and securing new development, redevelopment and acquisition opportunities for the fund throughout the Southeast.

Previously, Jim worked for private real estate investment trust Equity Investment Group, which focused on the neighborhood shopping center market. There, he handled leasing, outparcel sales and acquisitions as the company grew from 15 centers to more than 120 (reaching 17 million square feet) in 32 states. Jim also exclusively represented The Fresh Market from 2004-2013 handling site selection in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee. He has a BA from James Madison University and is a member of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council, ICSC and ULI.


Mike Barry

Founding Principal

Mike's primary responsibilities with Harbour Retail Partners include strategy, advisory and finance. He has extensive experience in the grocery industry through his career at The Fresh Market. In addition to serving as a Founding Principal of Harbour Retail Partners, Mike is also the Principal of Barrier Island Capital, a hedge fund focused on retail and consumer goods companies.

Prior to creating Barrier Island Capital in 2009, Mike served as Chief Financial Officer for The Fresh Market. As CFO, Mike was responsible for real estate as well as other functional areas. He also served as a Board Member of The Fresh Market prior to its public offering.

He was previously an Investment Analyst for Frontier Capital and served in the United States Air Force. Mike received a BA from Duke University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Jim O'Donnell

Director of Acquisitions

As Director of Acquisitions, Jim sources new projects and manages day-to-day developments and acquisitions. He has more than 27 years of experience in commercial real estate, previously running his own commercial real estate investment company, JDO Realty Investments.

Prior to that, he worked for RCG Ventures, where he helped the company grow from two shopping centers to more than 100 over a ten-year period. Prior to that, he served as a Managing Member of jOjA Partners, an investment and asset management company based in Atlanta, Georgia. He was responsible for the asset management of a retail and office portfolio of 2.5 million square feet.

He also served as Executive Vice President of Abrams Properties, where he was responsible for all aspects of maximizing the value of a real estate portfolio consisting of 2.5 million square feet of retail and office properties. He previously worked for Pinnacle Realty as a Vice President of Investment Sales and at JDN Development in the leasing department. Jim graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in Business Administration.


Rod Young

Director of Development - Southeast

Rod’s primary responsibilities with Harbor Retail Partners includes strategy and new development acquisition opportunities. For more than twenty-three years, he has been directly involved in the successful development of over 4.3 million square feet of retail shopping centers and single tenant restaurant/retail tenants in eleven states. He has worked with an extensive list of retailers including Target, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowes Home Improvement, Harris Teeter, Publix, Lowe's Foods, Fresh Market, LIDL, Food Lion, Giant Food, Safeway, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michael's Arts & Crafts, Books-A-Million, Old Time Pottery, Consolidated Theaters, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Eckerd, BB&T, Sun Trust, Panera Bread, US Cellular, Auto Zone, Sheetz and many other retail/restaurant clients.

Prior to joining Harbor Retail Partners, he successfully launched and developed properties with Carolina Retail Partners. Earlier in his career, Rod served as Director of Development for Zimmer Development Company (ZDC), a private real estate developer based in Wilmington, NC with projects/properties located in sixteen states throughout the eastern United States. During his fifteen-year tenure at ZDC, the company expanded its portfolio through new development and redevelopment opportunities from approximately 1.3 million square feet to over 8.3 million square feet.

Rod holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.


Matt Bloomfield

Director of Development - Florida

Matt joined Harbour Retail Partners (“HRP”) in 2019 and primarily directs the acquisition and development of new ground-up and re-development opportunities in Florida. Prior to HRP, he held VP of Development positions for Leon Capital Group in Ft. Myers, FL and Menin Development in Delray Beach, FL. Matt has been directly involved in the acquisition, development, and management of over 2 million square feet of best-in-class retail and mixed-use assets valued in excess of $850 million. He has worked with an extensive list of retailers including Sprouts Farmers Market, Publix, Trader Joe’s, Market Street/United, Ulta, TJX, Burlington, Nordstrom Rack, LA Fitness, Cinepolis, Regal Cinemas, Dave & Busters, Cabela’s, and Darden Restaurants, amongst many others.

Matt started his real estate career in commercial lending with ING Investment Management in Atlanta, GA and Capmark Finance (now Berkadia) in Boca Raton, FL where he closed over $1 billion of financings. He received an MBA from the Terry Stiles School of Real Estate at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL and BS in both Real Estate and Finance from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and past chair of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Young Leaders Group in Palm Beach County, FL.


Jim Whelan

Director of Asset Management

Jim joined Harbour Retail Partners in 2019 and serves as the firm’s Director of Asset Management.

Prior to joining Harbour, Jim spent more than 7 years with BC Wood Properties, a private firm with more than 5 million SF of retail assets located throughout the Southeast.

During his tenure at BC Wood Jim held various titles such as Property Manager, Asset Manager, and most recently Director of Acquisitions. He played an integral role in growing the company’s portfolio from 2.4 million SF to over 5 million SF.

A native of Maryland, Jim moved to Kentucky to attend Transylvania University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Management. He went on to earn his Principle Broker’s license in 2015 and his CCIM designation in 2017.


Dean Farmer


Dean joined Harbour Retail Partners in January 2017 and serves as Controller. He is responsible for financial underwriting and modeling; financial due diligence; forecasting and budgeting; as well as reporting and accounting. Dean has over twenty years of experience in the real estate industry. He is a Certified Public Accountant with an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Georgia State University and an MBA in Finance from Georgia State University.

He previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Richmond Honan Development & Acquisitions. Prior to that, he was Asset and Acquisitions Manager for Wealth Capital Management. Dean also served as Senior Associate for ACG Professionals and prior to that, worked for Duke Realty in development underwriting and construction accounting. He also worked as a Senior Property Accountant for Lend Lease Real Estate Investments.


Katie Nichols


Katie joined Harbour Retail Partners in October 2018 and serves to advise and assist in the company’s marketing efforts. She is responsible for managing all of Harbour Retail's marketing collateral, including press releases, web content, investor reporting, and property/tenant related marketing efforts.

Katie began her commercial real estate career in 2009, joining the development & marketing department at Retail Planning Corporation. In 2016, she joined the Avison Young Atlanta marketing team, working in the office properties group and focusing on tenant representation. She is a Georgia State University Alumni and holds certifications from Emory University for Digital Marketing and Graphic Design.