Park Terrace Development relies heavily on the strengths of its staff and partners for the successful development of projects. Our team of experienced professionals is ready to assist you with your next project or to help you find your next home.
Park Terrace Development is built upon the experience and expertise of its President and Founder, Thompson B. Gooding, who leads the company’s efforts. Mr. Gooding has spent 15 years in the real estate and development industry, experiencing many different aspects of the business from managing small rural apartment projects to overseeing $50+ million development projects for large public universities.
Prior to establishing Park Terrace Development, Mr. Gooding led the southeastern regional efforts of Oracle Consulting Services, an affordable housing developer based in Louisville, Kentucky. In this role, Mr. Gooding was responsible for the entire development process from market and site selection to completion and submittal of applications for Low Income Housing Tax Credits and continuing to lead projects to closing and beyond. He was successful in securing 9% competitive and 4% bond LIHTCs, conventional and tax-exempt debt, and historic tax credits for projects. Prior to his tenure at Oracle, Mr. Gooding worked on similar projects at Dewar Properties (now Tishco).
Other previous experience for Mr. Gooding includes nearly seven years and over $100 million of development in student housing and other auxiliary student facilities, and a brief foray into renewable energy generation. Mr. Gooding received a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction (Construction Management) from the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as a Certificate of Engineering Entrepreneurship from the same institution.
Travis graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance in 2018. He began his career in the affordable housing industry with Oracle Consulting Services, where he specialized in site selection. Mr. Ismir currently serves as the Director of Development for Park Terrace Companies, having been with the company since its inception. As Director of Development, Mr. Ismir is responsible for site selection and acquisition, contract negotiation, managing third parties, assembling LIHTC applications, securing project funding and post-award project management.
Bryant Thagard, a graduate of Valdosta State University, serves as an Acquisition Specialist. Bryant joined Park Terrace Development in September of 2019. His efforts are focused on the identification, investigation, and procurement of sites for various types of projects in Park Terrace Development’s areas of activity. Bryant also is active in managing development projects once identified. In this role, he assists with project scheduling, due diligence, entitlement, application preparation, and other project tasks.