Susan L. Beatty, President and CEO

Susan L. Beatty is the President and CEO of the Beatty Companies. She is also a Board Member of the Beatty Companies. Ms. Beatty received a business degree from the College of Charleston and is a member of the Board of Advisors for the College’s Business School.  Ms. Beatty has a diverse background in education and performing arts, spanning from international recording artist, musician, and professional songwriter, to business entrepreneur and real estate investor. In 2005, Ms. Beatty formed Susi B. Marketing, Inc. with the goal of developing wholesome entertainment properties that would positively affect the lives of children.  Ms. Beatty created “Angie the Ant® and The Bumblebee Tree,” Angie was signed as the official mascot for Prevent Child Abuse America, the largest child abuse prevention organization in the United States. Ms. Beatty resides in Charleston with her family, Rosie and Lucy.

Jeff Bates, Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Bates is the Chief Financial Officer of the Beatty Companies.  Jeff returned to the Beatty Companies in 2016 and previously held the position of CFO from 1988 to 1996. As CFO, he is responsible for managing financial and investment activities for the company. As part of the management team, he provides guidance regarding asset management, strategic investment opportunities, deal analysis, financing, and lender relationships.  Prior to rejoining the Beatty Companies, Jeff has served in several senior financial leadership positions over the past 25 years in commercial real estate, venture-backed technology companies, and non-profits.  He was also an adjunct professor of Accounting in the undergraduate program at George Washington University.  Jeff is a graduate of The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia with a BBA in Accounting.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Burr Ault, Senior Vice President

Burr Ault is the Senior Vice President of Leasing and Property Management of the Beatty Management Company.  Burr returned to the Beatty Companies in January 2018 and previously held positions in Property Management and Leasing with the company from 1987 to 1997. As Senior Vice President, he is responsible for the company’s leasing, property management, asset management, and acquisitions.  Burr has served in several senior executive roles over the past 25 years, including at a national real estate development firm where he created and executed strategies for commercial investment, acquisitions, leasing, development, and marketing position in the Eastern Region; and being the principal asset management representative for a $5 billion CMBS retail portfolio consisting of over 33 million square feet.  Burr is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College. Burr is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Burr is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and Urban Land Institute.