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StoneRiver Company, LLC invests in, develops and manages a wide variety of real estate holdings within the Southeast including multifamily, office, industrial warehouse, retail and timberland. The degree of management services provided depends on the particular real estate investment. These services include development, asset management, construction management and property management.

Properties

-Industrial/Warehouse (6)

- Multifamily (37)

- Land (9)

- Retail (9)

- Office (9)

Services

About Us

Benny M. LaRussa, Jr is the Chairman and CEO of StoneRiver Company, LLC. He has been exposed to all forms of real estate investing including multi family, office, industrial warehouse, retail, and timber and mining operations. Since 1988, the acquisition, disposition and management of real estate assets has been a major focus of Benny’s professional career. His career began in the banking and finance sector where he worked at the First National Bank of Birmingham (now Regions Bank). He later became a founding member of the First Commercial Bank and Canterbury Trust both of which were sold to Synovus Financial Corporation in the 90’s. Since the formation of StoneRiver Company, LLC, Benny has worked diligently to develop a team of real estate professionals possessing the technical expertise and management and leadership skills needed to be a leading real estate company in the Southeast....Read More


Benny M. LaRussa, Jr is the Chairman and CEO of StoneRiver Company, LLC. He has been exposed to all forms of real estate investing including multi family, office, industrial warehouse, retail, and timber and mining operations. Since 1988, the acquisition, disposition and management of real estate assets has been a major focus of Benny’s professional career. His career began in the banking and finance sector where he worked at the First National Bank of Birmingham (now Regions Bank). He later became a founding member of the First Commercial Bank and Canterbury Trust both of which were sold to Synovus Financial Corporation in the 90’s. Since the formation of StoneRiver Company, LLC, Benny has worked diligently to develop a team of real estate professionals possessing the technical expertise and management and leadership skills needed to be a leading real estate company in the Southeast.

Benny currently serves on the Board of Directors of First Commercial Bank, Jack’s Family Restaurants, Security Engineers, StoneRiver Company, LLC, Fenwick Brands, LLC, America Pipe and Supply, and the Auburn University Foundation as well as Chairman of the Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation. He was a director of Bruno’s Corporation until 1995 when the company was sold to KKR.

Benny is a graduate of Auburn University with a BS in Finance and a Master’s in Public and Private Business from Birmingham Southern College.

Benny LaRussa
Chairman / CEO

Joseph Welden is a Birmingham native and President of StoneRiver Company, LLC. He joined the company in 2004. His responsibilities include strategic leadership, identifying and assessing new and existing investments, leasing and brokerage, and managing the operations of StoneRiver Company, LLC, StoneRiver Property Management, LLC and Gro, LLC. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Innovation Depot, a member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club, and former President of the Junior Board of Directors for the Birmingham Zoo.

Joseph graduated from Hampden-Sydney College with a B.A. in Mathematical Economics. He earned a Masters in Financial Mathematics from Florida State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Alabama.

Joseph Welden
President

Colin Moorhouse joined StoneRiver Company, LLC in 2016 as the Vice President and General Counsel. Colin’s responsibilities include all legal aspects of StoneRiver’s real estate developments, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as overseeing the Company’s risk management disciplines. 

Before joining the StoneRiver team, Colin was a partner in the Banking and Corporate groups at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.   Colin graduated from Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, Virginia) with degrees in Business / Economics & Political Science, and he received his law degree from the University Of Maryland School Of Law (Baltimore, Maryland).  

Colin Moorhouse
Vice President / General Counsel

Josh Mandell is the Director of Investments for StoneRiver Company, and oversees the sourcing, acquisition and development of the Company’s real estate investments. Prior to joining StoneRiver Company, Josh served as General Counsel and later, Director of Acquisitions and Development for BSR Trust (formerly Summit Housing Partners), a Southeastern multifamily investor/developer. Josh is a graduate of the University of Alabama (B.A.) and Loyola University (New Orleans) School of Law, and is a member of the Louisiana and Alabama State Bar Associations.  Josh serves on the boards of The Alabama Wildlife Federation, The Eyesight Foundation of Alabama, and is a member of the Birmingham Rotary Club.

Josh Mandell
Director of Investments

Emily Jordan is the Director of Operations for StoneRiver Company, LLC. She joined the company in 2006 as Controller and has overseen all finance and accounting operations for StoneRiver Company, LLC, StoneRiver Property Management, LLC and Gro, LLC. She oversees the day-to-day operational aspects of the company that include technology, staffing and training.

Prior to StoneRiver, Emily worked for The Bissell Companies in Charlotte, North Carolina and Trammell Crow Company in Memphis, Tennessee. She is a Birmingham native and graduated from Auburn University. Emily serves on the Southminster Day School Board and has served on the Junior Board of Directors for the Birmingham Zoo.

Emily Jordan
Director of Operations

Inga Pike joined StoneRiver Company, LLC in September 2007 as the Human Resource Manager. She is responsible for the day-to-day aspects of personnel, benefits and safety for StoneRiver Company, LLC, StoneRiver Property Management, LLC and Gro, LLC. Inga is a native to the Birmingham area and graduated from Faulkner University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management.

Inga Pike
Human Resource Manager

Johnathan Markwood is the Accounting Manager for StoneRiver Company, LLC. He joined the company in 2013 and is responsible for the finance and accounting functions for StoneRiver Company, LLC, StoneRiver Property Management, LLC, and Grō, LLC. Johnathan is a native of Birmingham, AL and a graduate of Samford University, where he earned his B.A. in Accounting and obtained his CPA certification. He is a member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA).

Johnathan Markwood
Accounting Manager

Kenny Budd joined StoneRiver Company, LLC in December of 2015 as a Real Estate Analyst. His responsibilities include sourcing, underwriting, analysis and diligence in every aspect of all prospective acquisitions and developments as well as assisting in the asset management of StoneRiver's existing real estate portfolio.

Previously, Kenny was with Grandbridge Real Estate Capital where he directly underwrote or assisted in the production of over $165 million in multifamily and commercial loan originations.  He also has prior experience in multifamily investment sales and office tenant representation.  He is a member of Red Mountain Republicans, a graduate of the University of Alabama and a native of Atlanta, GA.

Kenny Budd
Real Estate Analyst