Our Team

The industry relationships forged by our principals provide a full spectrum of opportunities throughout the public and private markets with developers, principals, mortgage originators, capital sources and brokers. From acquisition and disposition to operations and management, Centennial’s executive team operates as one unit to maximize investor capital.

Executive Team

William P. "Billy" Payne


Mr. Payne is a founding member and Chairman of Centennial Holding Company, LLC. Under his leadership, Centennial has raised $1.1B in equity capital and invested in $3B of multifamily properties (77 communities) throughout the Southeast, Mid Atlantic, and Sunbelt.
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W. Porter Payne, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

As a founding member, Mr. Payne is responsible for the strategic direction and overall leadership of the company. As Centennial's CEO, he oversees all strategy plan execution, investor relations, capital raising while assisting in asset management, capital allocation and business functions.
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Andrew H. Trotter, III

President & Chief Investment Officer

As President and Chief Investment Officer Mr. Trotter is responsible for the day to day operation of the company. He has direct oversight of acquisitions, dispositions, due diligence and asset management, while assisting in capital raising and framing the strategic direction of the company. Since joining Centennial in 2007, he has initiated $4.5 billion in transaction volume (acquisitions and dispositions) encompassing 35,000 units.
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C. Read Morton

Executive VP of Business Development

Morton leads Centennial's business development efforts, investor relations and all legal responsibilities as Executive Vice President of Business Development. In his 35 years practicing law, Morton earned significant experience in real estate and middle market private company transactions. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Georgia Real Estate Foundation.
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Jerry Brewer


Mr. Brewer, as Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for sourcing and managing the firm’s financing activities, as well as managing the financial control operations of the firm, which includes accounting, client service, corporate financing, cash management, reporting and tax services.
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Management Team

Bronson D. Smith

Director, Aquisitions & Dispositions

M. Shannon Watkins

Vice President, Due Diligence

Michael Geitgey

Vice President, Asset Management

Titus Wood

Asset Manager

Jenna Trump

Asset Manager

Michael Fullmer

Corporate Controller

Shawn Gera

Senior Financial Analyst

Caroline Petty

Senior Accountant

Michelle Wood

Office Manager