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Port City Capital
Meet our real estate development dream team.
The Port City Capital Difference
Our team is the heart, passion, and talent behind our projects. Their care and attention to detail is what turns a house into a dream home.
Brian is from Central Indiana and developed a strong work ethic early in life by watching his parents, Ernie & Pat, strive to do the absolute best for their family. Mom and Dad’s hard work, sacrifice, and perseverance pushed them to chase every opportunity imaginable, instilling those same core values in their 4 children. In Brian’s younger years he spent time living in Indiana, Michigan, and N. Carolina.
As an international entrepreneur and business owner, he now lives in Mexico City, Mexico where he runs multiple global businesses that specialize in meat trading, livestock trading and real estate development. Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, concentrating in Finance, from University of N. Carolina at Wilmington. He graduated with honors from Cameron School of Business in 2002. He enjoyed the real estate boom time from 2002-2007 and sold a successful real estate portfolio to his partner in 2007.
Brian then had to learn to re-invent how he was to conduct real estate business after the financial crash of 2007-2008. We had to focus more on buying cash flow positive investments to build the portfolio. It has taken many years and learning from mistakes made every day to grow to the full-scale development company he now runs and owns.
Jillian C.S. Blanchard is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, where she is an attorney with the law firm of Shipman & Wright, LLP. She is currently licensed to practice law in both North and South Carolina.
Jillian attended college at The University of South Carolina, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Southern Studies, and also served as the Professional Development Chair for the pre-law academic fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta. Thereafter, she attended The University of South Carolina School of Law, where she served as a Production Editor for the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal, a member of the Pro Bono Board and Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, and President of the Christian Legal Society.
Jillian’s legal practice is focused on construction, development, real property and business, and she serves as outside general counsel for businesses in the construction, development and real estate industries. She has been recognized by the New Hanover County Bar Association and the Wilmington Office of Legal Aid North Carolina for her pro bono services, and enjoys being an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association, where she currently serves as a Council Member of the Construction Law Section, as well as the Chair of the Section’s Communications Committee.
In her spare time, Jillian is a lover of the great outdoors who enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time in the sun. She is also a diehard SEC college football fan, who never misses a South Carolina Gamecocks game.
McKinnley Sherman is a Managing Partner with the bookkeeping firm Merritt-Holland Bookkeeping LLC. In her role she provides outsourced financial reporting services to clients nationwide in a variety of industries including, real estate, industrial services, construction, and agriculture. She serves as a trusted advisor to her clients on matters related to financial reporting, cash management, and banking services.
Prior to founding Merritt-Holland McKinnley worked for a boutique accounting firm providing virtual controller / CFO services. She formerly worked in the banking industry and had multiple roles in both retail and commercial banking. Prior to entering the business world, she was a professional model under contract with a top talent agency. She did both runway and print work and had the opportunity to travel the world.
McKinnley resides in San Antonio, TX with her husband, two children, and two bulldogs. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, and spending time with friends and family.