Dennis E. Pemberton is currently Executive Managing Director of The Dawson Company, based in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Pemberton is responsible for creating and implementing the acquisition strategy for the company.
The Dawson Company is a real estate firm that offers a vertically integrated development platform and provides solutions for development, acquisitions, design, and construction management, strategic advisory service and asset management drawings based on in-house expertise.
Prior to joining The Dawson Company, Mr. Pemberton served as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Global Asset Alternatives, LLC (“GAA”). Prior to founding GAA, Mr. Pemberton served as a Managing Director of Shoptaw & Garrard, LLC, a boutique investment management firm.
Prior thereto, Mr. Pemberton was affiliated with Security Capital Group, Inc. (SCG), a global investment management and research organization. There he held several positions including: Vice President of an SCG affiliate, where he identified, analyzed and structured global investment opportunities; Associate, Security Capital Markets Group where he participated in raising public and private equity for SCG affiliates; and special assistant to the Vice Chairman where he analyzed and participated in several real estate related merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Pemberton has also worked for CIGNA Investment Management as a real estate asset manager where he was directly responsible for a $300 million national portfolio. Additionally, he has held positions at Lehman Brothers and the Prudential Realty Group.
Mr. Pemberton has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Morehouse College, having graduated with honors; an MBA from Harvard Business School; and an executive certificate in real estate development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Mr. Pemberton is very active in community and civic organizations.