Falling Springs, LLC is an environmental resource company that specializes in the development and management of mitigation banks to promote environmentally responsible and sustainable growth. Our goal is to focus on opportunities where preservation, enhancement and restoration of natural systems meet the environmental and economic expectations of the parties involved. Falling Springs was established in 2008 and headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
In conjunction with our partners, we oversee the entitlement, design, construction and compliance of our banks. Falling Springs’ management team uses their extensive and diverse backgrounds in finance, real estate development, marketing, and environmental asset management to accomplish its core objectives. Our team’s philosophy emphasizes honesty, cooperation, and responsiveness which are necessary to forge long lasting relationships with partners, landowners, governing agencies, and clients.
The Falling Springs Team
Aaron Revere, President & General Manager. Aaron, has some 12 years of experience managing and implementing “green” strategies within real estate. Prior to joining Tredegar and founding Falling Springs, he spent 4 years as Director of Environmental initiatives for East West Partners in Lake Tahoe. There he defined and implemented company wide initiatives toward sustainable business branding, project development and resort operations, In addition he entitled over $3 Billion in projects including the Ritz-Carlton Highlands, managed design of Northstar ski village elements, and the successful LEED certification of 4 projects. Prior to Tahoe, Aaron worked on several of the early mitigation projects in Virginia for clients such as VDOT. Aaron holds a M.B.A from the Darden School of Business, a Masters in Environmental Planning from the Architecture School, and a B.A. in Environmental Science, all from the University of Virginia. He is a LEED accredited professional.
James Parker, Manager of Mitigation Sales & Acquisitions. James has been with the company since its inception in 2007. With Falling Springs, he oversees mitigation sales and services in order to provide mitigation solutions for our clients & customers. James is also responsible for and assists his management team with business development opportunities, financial analysis, underwriting, due diligence, acquisition, and management of the company’s mitigation banking assets. Prior to and coninciding with his work at Falling Springs, James was a Real Estate Project Manager for Tredegar Corporation where he managed the corporation’s real estate holdings & investments from 2007-2012. Previous work experience also includes four years as an account manager with a sports marketing & licensing agency in Atlanta, CLC. James holds a M.B.A from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a B.A. in business administration from James Madison University.
Duncan Heyward, Portfolio Manager. Duncan joined Falling Springs in July 2010 to assist in the acquisition, entitlement, construction, and management of their portfolio of mitigation banks; moreover, he works in conjunction with the management team to deliver project site assessments as well as to devise and implement long term monitoring and management processes to ensure the success of the wetland, stream, or species mitigation projects. Prior to joining Falling Springs, he spent 6 years working as project manager for a private residential developer in Richmond, Realty Ventures Group, LLC. There he oversaw all aspects of residential development including the acquisition of raw land, site development and single family home sales. Duncan holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Tennessee.
Jennifer Hazelgrove, Accounting Manager. Jennifer joined Falling Springs in January, 2014 with over 20 years of accounting experience to include financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, cash management, tax preparation, payroll and all the daily activities of managing an accounting department. Prior to joining Falling Springs, Jennifer was the Accounting Manager at a helthcare technology start-up in Richmond, WellAware Systems. Her career also incloudes 13 years with Fortune 100 companies, Philip Morris and Kraft and 3 years in public accounting. Jennifer received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Richmond and maintains a Virginia CPA License.