Steven Hydinger

Managing Director

Steven started BREC Development in 2004 in conjunction with the WeldenField companies. Since that time, BREC has refinanced and renovated over 50 properties consisting of over 3,000 units in both the affordable and conventional markets. He currently leads acquisitions, dispositions and the development of new conventional apartments focusing in the southeast. Steven earned a B.S. from the University of Alabama with a major in Finance and a minor in Spanish.

Tommie Skellie

Operations Manager

Tommie has more than 30 years of experience in the multi-family housing industry. She has worked in all aspects of the industry including executive management, insurance coordination and mortgage lending. In 2005, she joined Capmark Finance as Assistant Vice President of Finance, where she was responsible for reviewing and underwriting multi-family loans as required by The Department of Housing and Urban Development.

George Gwaltney

Senior Underwriter

George joined BREC Development in January, 2022 where his primary responsibilities are focused on underwriting all acquisition and development opportunities, construction financial processing and asset operational management. Prior to joining BREC, George served as Vice President with CBRE in Birmingham as well as Vice President with Lincoln Property Company in Atlanta. George received his B.S. in Finance and Real Estate at the University of Alabama. He is a licensed real estate broker in both Alabama and Georgia.


Eric Lipp

Affordable Housing

Eric Lipp

Eric holds a B.A. from Albion College in Economics and Management and a B.A. in Mathematics, as well as a M.B.A. from the Wharton School, which is part of the University of Pennsylvania. After practicing as a CPA with Ernst & Young, Eric became Chief Financial Officer for a family-owned manufacturing enterprise, then returned to public accounting at Deloitte. After his tenure at Deloitte, he became an executive with General Motors and GMAC Commercial Mortgage focusing on mergers and acquisitions. Eric is responsible for affordable housing activities including new construction, rehabilitation, acquisitions, divestitures, lending and refinances.

Tom Dalton


Tom Dalton

Tom has served as Finance Director for BREC with primary responsibilities in the areas of new deal processing, financial modeling, construction financial processing and operational financial management. He previously served as President/Owner of Dalton Financial Group, a single- family real estate investment and property management company, with responsibilities in the areas of new business development, property renovations, operations management and property management. Tom is a graduate of North Georgia College and The University of North Georgia with Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting and Marketing. He also received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Alabama. He has three children and enjoys working out, yard work and spending time with his family.