Our Team

"Our corporate values are founded on
integrity, knowledge, accountability, and results."D. Brooks Holstein, Founder

As the founder and Managing Member in COMVEST Properties, LLC, and its affiliate development company, Net Lease Developers, LLC, Brooks coordinates all company developments and project financing. He is further responsible for the creation and maintenance of retail and investor relationships.

He began his commercial real estate career in 1979 as Southwestern Real Estate Representative for Wendy's International. He left corporate real estate in 1996 to become Vice President of Brokerage Services at Grubb & Ellis Sawyer Commercial Real Estate. Prior to the formation of COMVEST Properties, LLC, he was Vice President of Development and a member of the Executive Committee for a Louisiana based Development Company.

Brooks graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. In 2006 he completed the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and has served as Chairman of the ICSC Mississippi State Governmental Affairs. Brooks is also an active member of the Mississippi Commercial Association of REALTORS and a member of the Urban Land Institute. In addition to Mississippi, he holds Real Estate Broker's licenses in Louisiana and Texas. Brooks is a Life Member of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Alumni Association, the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation Alumni Association, and serves on the Academic Real Estate Initiative Alumni Advisory Board at Harvard University. He is a member of the Harrison County Republican Party Executive Committee and served as a Harrison County Commissioner on Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour's Governor's Commission for Recovery, Rebuilding & Renewal in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

In the position of Director of Development and Construction, Adam Mitchell coordinates and oversees COMVEST's development and construction activities. Adam joined COMVEST in early 2013 and is deeply involved with all of the projects in the company's pipeline. His background in civil engineering and construction make him a perfect fit for the demands of COMVEST's many projects in various stages of development.

Adam previously worked for Capstone Real Estate Investments in Birmingham, Alabama.  He was the on-site Development Associate overseeing the development, construction, and management of a $23 million dollar, 350-unit student housing redevelopment project in Tampa, FL. 

Adam graduated from Mississippi State University in 2007 with a degree in civil engineering.  He also worked as a civil engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana and accumulated over five years of experience in engineering and construction projects.

In 2012, Adam obtained a master's degree in Real Estate Development from Clemson University and in 2013 he earned his Mississippi Real Estate Salespersons License. He is ARGUS DCF and Developer Software Certified as well as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

As Marketing and Political Affairs Director, Wendy coordinates and implements marketing projects for COMVEST Properties, LLC and Net Lease Developers, LLC. Her responsibilities include public relations,social media, special events management, advertising, and creating brand awareness. Also a registered Mississippi lobbyist, she provides representation and advocacy of COMVEST's interests.

Wendy has been a licensed Sales Associate of COMVEST Properties LLC since 2005 and earned the Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation in 2007. She is a member of the Mississippi Association of REALTORS, the Mississippi Commercial Association of REALTORS, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the ICSC Political Action Committee, the International Economic Development Council, the Mississippi Economic Council, the Coast Chamber of Commerce, and the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Mississippi Renaissance Garden Foundation, Inc, and is the Vice Chairman of the Harrison County Republican Executive Committee.

In August of 2012 Wendy earned the HootSuite Certified Professionals designation. Her training in social media software tools enhances COMVEST's online communications and marketing strategy.

As Property Manager, Erica supports and assists in the management of COMVEST’s commercial assets.  She places maximum emphasis on providing excellent tenant services in coordination and conjunction with the Owner’s goals and objectives. Further, Erica provides indispensable support in the day to day operations of COMVEST’s executives and associates.

Erica is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is currently pursuing the ICSC Certified Shopping Center Manager designation.  She holds an Associate of Science degree in Human Resource Management.