Viking

SVEIN H. DYRKOLBOTN

Principal Owner

Svein Dyrkolbotn has over 15 years of development experience as part owner of Davis & Sons and as principal owner of Viking Companies. Svein has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida and is a licensed general contractor in the State of Florida (CGC1517065). He managed and developed over 2,000 multi-family residential units in communities throughout the southeastern United States and has recently secured entitlements for more than one million square feet of retail and office uses and 2,500 residential units. Born in Bergen, Norway, Svein was a member of the Norwegian National Basketball Team before moving to Florida in 1990 as a high school exchange student staying with the Davis family in Newberry, Florida. Svein was a scholarship athlete who played four years of college basketball for the University of Florida, including a trip to the Gators first Final Four in 1994. Svein is very active in the local community coaching his daughter’s basketball teams, working with the Sebastian Ferraro Foundation and actively engaged with the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce and local public/private initiatives to improve transportation mobility within Alachua County.

DAVE STOCKMAN

Director of Real Estate

As Director of Real Estate for Viking, Dave Stockman is responsible for land acquisitions, land development, design and the underwriting of student and market rate multi-family developments. For 15 years, Dave worked for the Davis Companies and was directly involved in the design, development, and construction of nearly 448 luxury condominium units located in Florida and Mississippi valued at approximately $113,500,000. He was also responsible for the design, development, and construction of over 1,000 student housing units in 7 communities located throughout the southeastern United States valued in excess of $100,000,000. Dave is a graduate of Santa Fe College’s Building Construction Technology program and is licensed in Florida as a real estate sales associate.

TROY ELY

Construction Manager

Troy is Construction Manager of Viking, overseeing the build and flow of every project from the ground up. Troy is a State Certified Contractor who received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. After college, Troy was employed as a Superintendent by Davis and Sons Construction building several multifamily projects. He then went on to own and operate Ely Builders, where he specialized in building and remodeling custom homes. After seven years with Ely Builders, Troy rejoined the Davis and Sons’ team as a project manager where he continued to gain experience in the multifamily construction industry. In 2004, Troy partnered with Svein to help manage the construction arm of Viking Companies.

JIM STOCKMAN

General Counsel

As General Counsel for Viking, Jim is responsible for all legal matters involving real estate, government entitlements, and general business law. For 17 years, Jim worked for the Davis Property Management and Davis Companies. For four years, he oversaw the company’s property management division and was responsible for approximately 8,000 units. He was also general counsel for 13 years and was responsible for the development and refinancing of over $500M of multi-family properties. Jim graduated from the University of Florida with both a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and a Juris Doctorate. He was admitted to the Florida Bar Association in 1998. Jim is also licensed in Florida as a real estate broker and is licensed in Florida as general contractor.

Sean McIntosh

SVP Asset Management

Sean McIntosh is a Commercial Real Estate veteran having worked with industry leaders such as Jamestown Properties where he managed a class A office tower in midtown Atlanta and was subsequently part of the management team during the development process for the innovative mixed-use development Ponce City Market also in Atlanta, CBRE, Inc.  and Jones Lang LaSalle where he was a member of the Atlantic Station Management team.  During this time Sean held the positions of Association Manager and Assistant General Manager, and General Growth Properties.  With experience that includes managing and redeveloping regional shopping centers and managing mixed-use developments, Sean is a well-rounded member of the Viking team.  Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois Sean has resided in the Greater Gainesville area since 2016 and has a degree in Accounting from Northern Illinois University.

Madeline Da Silva

Controller

Madeline joined the Viking team in May 2010. She serves as the Controller for both Viking Companies and Celebration Pointe.  She is responsible for the accounting operations of the company including maintaining financial records, creating financial reports, and accounts payable and receivable. Through her tenure at Viking Companies, she has performed various roles including office manager and bookkeeper. Madeline, a lifelong resident of Gainesville is an alumna of the University of Florida and The Rock School.

Stephanie Magee

Attorney at Law

Stephanie became licensed in Florida in 2010; wherein, she began working for Saunders, Curtis, Ginestra, and Gore, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale FL.  Her primary areas of practice were the handling of foreclosure actions and other real estate litigation on behalf of corporate clients such as BankAtlantic and Habitat for Humanity.  Stephanie then became licensed in California working for McCarthy Holthus, LLP, an AV-rated multi-state law firm representing financial institutions in a variety of banking law matters.  Stephanie welcomed the opportunity to join the Viking team in 2017 with a focus on commercial real estate and construction law.

Stephanie is currently licensed to practice in the State of Florida; State of California; United States District Court for the Northern District of California, United States District Court for the Central District of California; United States District Court for the Eastern District of California; and United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Brandon Smiley

Development Associate

As the Development Analyst for Viking Companies, Brandon is responsible for the financial underwriting for all Viking Projects.  Brandon received his Bachelor of Science in Finance at the University of Florida, where he was also a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.  Brandon has intern experience at Capital City Bank, Rendina Healthcare Real Estate, and Precision Economics.

Jen Tener

Development Office Manager & Assistant

Jen Tener joined the Viking team in 2015 as an Office Manager and Development Assistant.  Armed with a bachelor’s degree in Operations Management and a minor in Project Management from the University of Cincinnati, Jen has proven to be a valuable asset to the organization.  Not only does Jen bring her years of experience as a Manager, she also has over 8 years of experience in Learning & Development, as a corporate trainer.

Pam DeMichele

Development Associate

Pam joined the Viking team in July 2019 and works on legal, accounting and development team projects. Born and raised in New Jersey, she moved to Gainesville for her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida (UF). Pam earned her Bachelor of Science in Finance, moved to St. Petersburg and began her consulting career at Accenture, prior to working for the Internal Revenue Service as a Revenue Officer. Next, she returned to Gainesville and UF, earned her Master of Science in Exercise Physiology while working as a graduate assistant, before being hired as full-time teaching faculty in the UF College of Health and Human Performance upon graduation. Five years later, Pam transitioned to a non-teaching faculty position in the UF Warrington College of Business, where she served as the Director of Admissions and Student Services for the Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program for almost 20 years.

Angela Chan

Office Manager/Marketing Coordinator

Angela graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida in 2017. During her time as a student, she was an active member of the university’s chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America and served on the board for a year. During the summer semesters, Angela interned and gained experience in digital marketing from a local marketing company in Gainesville and from Gainesville Harley-Davidson.

Angela currently serves on the local board of directors for the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) where she has won several awards for her public relations work from both the local chapter and state association of FPRA. And for 2019-2020, she was FPRA Gainesville’s Rising Star of the Year Recipient due to her commitment and engagement to the chapter. Angela is also a graduate of Leadership Gainesville, Class 46 and serves as her class liaison for the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce. She is also a board member for Leadership Gainesville’s Alumni Association.

Connie Brashear

Controller

Connie is a University of Florida graduate and seasoned Controller/CFO in our Celebration Pointe Property Management Operations. She has specialized in many industries throughout Florida, including CPA and Professional Organizations, Construction, Finance, Banking and Interior Design. She brings her many years of experience and knowledge of accounting systems and a results-based approach to the team.

Jessica Joseph

Bookkeeper

Jessica Joseph joined the Viking team in August 2019 as the bookkeeper for Viking Companies and Celebration Pointe. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Jessica assists the controller with maintaining the financial records. She is also responsible for accounts payable and receivable for Viking Companies and Celebration Pointe.

Frank Suarez

Director of Operations

Frank Suarez has managed the growing responsibilities of daily site operations at Celebration Pointe since 2018. His responsibilities include handling facilities’ engineering, safety and permitting, vendor relations, coordinating with ongoing construction projects, as well as staff oversight for landscaping and irrigation crews, security personnel, and maintenance teams for Viking Property Solutions. Frank is a proud Cuban American, who brings an optimistic enthusiasm for everything he does. He previously lived and worked in Miami for many years with the US Secret Service until 2003, and then with Cushman Wakefield, a global commercial real estate services firm, until 2016, both as a Senior Chief Engineer.