2008 Outstanding Development Award from the NAIOP Central Florida Chapter

The experienced team at MAS Companies knows what it takes to turn a piece of property into a valuable and successful venture. The company’s rigorous market research, analytical site selection and strong fiscal background have been the foundation for their developments. Quality construction, distinct architectural design, and extensive site planning have added to the company’s reputation for results-oriented project involvement.

Richard J. Whaley

Chairman, CEO

MAS Companies

Mr. Whaley has more than 40 years experience developing or acquiring real estate throughout most regions of the United States . During his career, Mr. Whaley has successfully overseen as Chairman or General Partner more than 80 developments, totaling more than $150 million of residential real estate in addition to office and industrial. His strong relationships with European investors have additionally led to success for the firm.

As Chairman of MAS Companies, Mr. Whaley’s responsibilities include identifying and maintaining all equity relationships and spearheading new product development. With a strong focus on research integration and market trends, he devises corporate strategies and structure as well as allocates company resources.

Mr. Whaley has been or is currently involved in a number of professional and civic associations, including Founding Trustee, Dalhberg Center; Founding Member, Ohio State Advocates; Former Director, Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, Former Board of Directors, National Housing and Rehabilitation Association, Board of Trustee, Nightingale Home Care, Inc.member of the NAIOP - National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Central Florida Chapter, member of FIABCI - The International Real Estate Federation As a Founding Trustee, Mr. Whaley also is passionately involved with Atlantic Housing Foundation, holding an expanded role by assisting with the foundation’s $750 million refinance. 

Tom D. McVay


President, Arlington Capital Corporation

Mr. McVay has had an active role in owning, developing and financing real estate for over three decades in a broad spectrum of projects ranging from multi-family housing, industrial and commercial developments. During that time he has had experience financing through some of the nation’s most prestigious financial institutions including Met Life, Prudential, Bank of America, US Bank and BB&T. He also has the privilege of working with highly respected international financial institutions including SwissRe.

As Chief Financial Officer of MAS Companies, Mr. McVay is responsible for overseeing all financial activity including the supervision of corporate lines of credit and the development of banking and lender relationships. During recent years Mr. McVay has been responsible for securing more than $250 million of construction loans, has managed the financing for more than $300 million in MAS real estate developments and has handled more than $600 million in third party financing.

Mr. McVay is currently a member of National Association of Review Appraisers and Mortgage Underwriters and is a Registered Mortgage Underwriter (RMU) and a Certified Review Appraiser – Administrative (CRA).

Dennis E. Dean


President, Four Star Construction Co. - A MAS Company

Mr. Dean has been actively involved in the construction and development of residential and commercial real estate for more than 30 years. During his career, he has supervised more than 3 million square feet of real estate with a value totaling over $1 billion.

Through detailed, hands-on supervision of the construction process, he upholds MAS’s reputation for completing projects on time and on budget. During that process, Mr. Dean coordinates multi-disciplines of construction professionals including architects, engineers (civil, MEP, structural, Geo-tech), contractors and government building agencies (code, zoning, environmental).

Mr. Dean’s diverse experience includes design work with U.S. Steel Corporation and construction supervision on facilities at Disney World, multi-family housing, industrial and mini-warehouses, tenant build-outs and Class-A office towers.

Mr. Dean is a licensed CPM, a licensed contractor and a registered engineer.  He has long been recognized for his timeliness in delivery, construction efficiencies and high-quality products.

Robert W. McLaughlin

Executive Vice President, COO

MAS Companies

Mr. McLaughlin has 23 years of experience in real estate and banking.   He has a broad background in finance and development in both the private as well as the public sectors.  During his career Mr. McLaughlin has served as a Regional President for U.S. Bank, as Senior Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Lending Manager for Huntington National Bank, and as head of the Downtown Development Office for the City of Columbus, Ohio.  He has also previously served as Senior Vice President of MAS Companies before joining the Mayor of Columbus in leading the city’s downtown revitalization effort.  Mr. McLaughlin’s wealth of experience also includes service as a retired Commander in the United State Naval Reserve.

As Chief Operating Officer of MAS Companies, Mr. McLaughlin is responsible for the day-to-day operations and business affairs of the company.  Mr. McLaughlin has been or is currently involved with a number of professional and civic organizations, including service on the Board of Directors with the following: Columbus Urban Growth Corporation, Experience Columbus (aka Greater Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau), Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Lifecare Alliance (fka Meals on Wheels). 

Colin Tongs

International Development Director

MAS Companies

Mr. Tongs has had a wealth of international experience spanning over four decades.  This diverse and impressive experience has included both Planned Unit Developments and Sales & Marketing, in the USA as well as the UK.  During his esteemed career Mr. Tongs was the owner of the largest land selling Company in South Africa and the United Kingdom.  His wide reaching knowledge of Acquisition and Development Finance as well as his respected reputation have proven to be great assets in his position as MAS Companies' International Development Director for the UK, Canada and Mexico.

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Rebecca S. Flowers


MAS Companies

As Controller with MAS Companies, Ms. Flowers is in charge of the preparation of all financial statements and tax returns for the organization. Well-defined forecasting, highly accurate tax planning and perceptive business planning also are among the skills that have made her a valued asset to MAS Companies for many years.

Ms. Flowers’ exceptional expertise and detailed knowledge in the financial industry has served her well throughout her career. In addition to her responsibilities with MAS, Ms. Flowers has conducted independent audits for multiple investors nationwide. As a certified public accountant, her wide array of experience in all facets of the business acts as a strong foundation to her accomplishments.

Ms. Flowers is dedicated to continually bettering herself professionally and is a member of the Ohio Certified Public Accountants.  Ms. Flowers currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Nightingale Home Care, Inc.

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Linda Singer-Brewer

Senior Accountant

MAS Companies

Linda Singer-Brewer has been with MAS Companies since 1998, and most recently re-joined the firm in 2005 as Property Accountant to prepare property financial statements. In August 2007, Linda was promoted to Assistant Controller for MAS Companies.  Previously, she served as Assistant Controller. Her professional career includes more than 20 years of experience in accounting, including responsibilities as both an assistant controller and controller at several privately-owned companies. Ms. Singer-Brewer graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Accounting and also attended California State University where she majored in Business and Human Resources.

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