Birge & Held is committed to serving not only our investors but those who live in our communities and our employees who devote their professional talents to the team’s success. We create profitable partnerships, an enriched work environment for our employees and best in class properties.

J. Taggart Birge

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

With more than twenty years of experience in real estate development, financing, and Law; Tag currently leads Birge & Held’s development, underwriting, and investment business lines.

Tag co-founded Birge & Held in 2008.

Andrew Held

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Active in real estate development and financing throughout his career, Andrew helped build Birge & Held into one of the most active private equity apartment acquisition companies in the Midwest. He now spearheads the company’s national expansion.

Andrew co-founded Birge & Held in 2008.

Aaron Ross


Overseeing a wide range of investment services, Aaron has been involved in more that 100 commercial real estate transactions. His expertise and leadership have been instrumental in the success of Birge & Held’s growth and operational strategy.


Clarke Arnold
Executive Vice President, Operations

Andrew Campbell
Executive Vice President, Financial Reporting and Analysis

Karen Schutte
Executive Vice President, Construction


Therese Cochran
Vice President Property Management, Client Assets

Julie Hutchison
Vice President, Asset Accounting

Sam Rogers
Senior Vice President, Development, Affordable

Cory Stark
Vice President, Finance, Development

Daniel Tikijian
Senior Vice President, Investments

Josie Peacock
Vice President, Investor Relations

Sarah Wood
Vice President, Property Management, Operations

Kyle Axner
Vice President, Asset Management

Scott Reed
Senior Vice President, Asset Accounting

Chasity Sadowy
Vice President, Affordable Housing



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