Alton Darby co-founded Victory in 1992. He has been continuously involved in the commercial real estate industry since 1970. He is a 1967 graduate of The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Alton worked in the banking industry prior to founding his first commercial real estate in Atlanta, GA.
Alton joined victory in 2003 as Chief Financial Officer. He is a certified public accountant with a masters of accounting from Auburn University. Prior to joining Victory, he was a partner with Robinson, Grimes, & Company, Columbus’ largest CPA firm.
Ronnie graduated from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business in 1977 with a BS in accounting. After working in public accounting with Robinson, Grimes & Company and obtaining his CPA certificate, he became the CFO of Freeman & Associates, a general contracting firm. Ronnie joined Victory in 1997, and currently serves as President.
Kent Cost co-founded Victory in 1992. He is a native of Oklahoma and a graduate of The Oklahoma School of Architecture. Kent founded his first commercial real estate company in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1982. He moved to Georgia in 1992 after co-founding Victory.
Bill has served as Victory’s Senior Leasing Specialist since joining the company in 2002. Prior to joining Victory, Bill worked as a Senior Leasing Representative with Robert B. Aikens & Associates in Troy, Michigan. Bill currently works on Development Projects and Leases Properties in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Shane has been an integral part of the leasing team at Victory since joining the company in 2011. His portfolio has consisted of properties in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, and Ohio. Since 2011, Shane has completed over 280 new leases and renewals with an aggregate lease value in excess of $70,000,000. In addition to his leasing role, Shane has assisted with redevelopments, acquisitions, and new hire training. Shane studied at the University of Georgia where he received a BBA in Real Estate from the Terry College of Business and a BFCS in Housing from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Since beginning his career, Shane has earned the CCIM pin from the CCIM Institute and the Certified Leasing Specialist designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is also a licensed real estate broker in the state of Georgia. Shane enjoys spending time with his wife and son, the outdoors, cooking, and attending UGA football games.
Nick joined Victory as a Leasing Specialist in 2016. Prior to Victory, Nick handled commercial bank transactions and sales at Synovus. He received his B.S. in Marketing from Columbus State University, where he spent time studying abroad and traveling Europe. Coming from a competitive sports background, Nick has also spent time living and traveling around the United States. He is currently responsible for leasing properties in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.
Gina joined Victory Real Estate Investments in August of 2001 as a property manager and manages properties in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. She currently supervises the property management department and oversees the day to day management of Victory properties. She graduated from Columbus College with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Gina enjoys spending time outdoors boating, camping, and riding ATV’s.
George joined Victory in 2004 as its Construction Manager and is responsible for coordinating all construction projects including shopping center redevelopments and the buildout of existing spaces. George is also responsible for the management of properties in Florida and Ohio.
Prior to joining the Victory Team Sky worked as Quality Control and Safety Manager in Construction for over 7 years handling many large multimillion dollar contracts for one of the largest international contractors in the world. Sky also assumed the role of liaison between the United States Army Core of Engineers and all general and sub-contractors. Sky is OSHA 30 hour certified, is on the Georgia Water Conservation Commission and holds many other certifications. Sky has also worked as Human Resource Consultant Manager for the second largest multi-national human resource consulting firm in the world. Sky has managed properties in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia and currently oversees Victory’s properties throughout entire state of Florida, South Georgia and South Alabama.
Acquisitions and Dispositions
Clete joined Victory in 2018 as an Acquisitions and Dispositions specialist. Prior to joining Victory, Clete worked as a Financial Advisor with an emphasis on real estate investment strategies. Clete graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Financial Planning. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves all things sports.