Our Team: A Partnership for Successful Returns

For our success, Premium Property Trust relies on creative talents required to identify and envision property solutions that transform our local world. Coupled with those talents, we require the business expertise to manage capital requirements, deliver investor returns, and provide transparency to all business practices. Our diverse team brings all the skills needed to achieve our goals for growth and positive outcomes for our investor partners.

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Chris founded Premium Property Trust with the goal of joining like-minded investors into a collective pool to enhance their combined abilities to create capital value and residual income. Chris started investing in real estate the year he graduated from Auburn University in Architecture; and over the past 25 years he has acquired close to $50 million in real estate assets. His ability to source undervalued projects combined with his award-winning design has created on average, a 15% annual return across his portfolio.

BURKE COX – Chief Executive Officer
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A lifelong friend of Chris, Burke’s trust relationship is enhanced by his extensive experience with private capital placement and leading innovative high-value companies. Burke founded his first company in 1999 with a four-million dollar capital raise that exited with a global license agreement with Microsoft. He later led Platinum Solutions as COO from $12 million in revenue to a cash sale of $90 million in three years. And most recently as President of Sevatec, he led the company from $18 million to over $120 million in revenue in four years.

MICHAEL HANG – Director of Development
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Michael joined Premium Property Trust after a transition from a successful career in captive finance and business development. Although raised in a family of commercial and residential real estate investors, Michael was quickly recruited by a Fortune 10 company following his undergrad at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During his tenure there, he closed over $500 million in numerous deals ranging from construction and mortgage, acquisitions, and chattel paper. He leads PPT’s various development projects from concept to completion.

MARY SUSAN CASHIO – Executive Assistant to CEO
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Mary Susan provides our investors and executives a common resource for coordinating investor meetings, updating documents, and answers to questions regarding the performance of the REIT and ongoing projects. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 2013 with a degree in Consumer Affairs. After graduation she moved to New York where she earned her Graduate Gemologist degree and worked for one of the 47th street premier diamond wholesale houses. Upon her return to Birmingham she opened Cashio’s Meatball Market which closed prior to her joining PPT.