Our Management Team
Steve Drown, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Steve Drown is a commercial and residential real estate developer with more than 30 years of experience and a broad background in complex development debt structures and lending arrangements. A co-founder of SunBelt Capital Solutions, Mr. Drown is responsible for the firm's acquisition, development and financial services strategy. Since early in his career, Mr. Drown has worked closely with commercial banks and financial institutions in workouts of distressed projects, non-performing loans and REOs. In addition to leading SunBelt Capital Solutions, Mr. Drown is a Managing Partner of The Poole Street Group LLC, in Gulfport, Mississippi, and Seashore Partners in Seagrove Beach, Florida, and is a partner in SECON, LLC, (South Eastern General Contractors). Both companies are involved in real estate developments on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in the Seagrove Beach area of the Florida Panhandle. Mr. Drown's Florida Panhandle projects include Tranquility on the Beach Condominiums, Tranquil Shores, Emerald Surf Villas, Seacrest Villas and Buena Vista, all located in the Seagrove Beach area. Mr. Drown also led the development and sale of Wind Drift Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida, which was sold post entitlements and pre-construction. He also was the managing partner of Crescent Court Condominiums and Jackson Warehouse Condominiums, renovation projects in Knoxville, Tennessee's downtown Historical District. Mr. Drown holds a Mississippi Real Estate Broker's License and a Florida Real Estate Broker's License. Mr. Drown earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in Real Estate and Insurance from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Aristide "Arry" Francis LeFeve, Jr., Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director
Arry LeFeve is an experienced transactions attorney and commercial and residential real estate developer with more than 35 years of successful project development. A co-founder of SunBelt Capital Solutions, Mr. LeFeve is responsible for all operational management and legal matters for the firm. Prior to joining SunBelt Capital Solutions, Mr. LeFeve helped manage and develop a series of commercial and residential real estate projects throughout the Southeast, while maintaining his own limited law practice. He has also served as lead and primary counsel for a wide range of businesses, including manufacturing, utilities, oil and gas and real estate development. Mr. LeFeve helped develop and manage Wind Drift Beach Resort in Panama City, Florida, Mainsail Condominiums in Destin, Florida and Edgewater Bay in Biloxi. He also developed Rivers Bend in Gulfport, Shadowlawn in Pass Christian, Mississippi, and was an early member of the group that acquired and renovated the Lafayette Hotel in New Orleans. Mr. LeFeve's other projects include an office building on Natchez Alley in New Orleans, Shagbark Mountain Development in Pidgeon Forge, Tennessee, Condominiums at Imperial Gardens in Naples Florida, and SummerWalk Village in Gulfport. Mr. LeFeve is licensed to practice law before all federal and state courts in Mississippi and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. LeFeve earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi and received his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.
Mark Boutwell, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director
Mark Boutwell is a real estate and finance professional with more than 18 years of experience. At SunBelt Capital Solutions, Mr. Boutwell serves as Chief Investment Officer and Director of Asset Acquisitions. In addition to his work at SunBelt, Mr. Boutwell is a Managing Partner of Rio Development Partners, LLC, which specializes in development projects in Florida. Prior to joining SunBelt, Mr. Boutwell served as Managing Director for PDK Capital Advisors, where he sourced and underwrote more than $500 million of investment opportunities for the firm on its own account and on behalf of outside clients. Opportunities included all asset classes of real estate secured and commercial debt, as well as defaulted CMBS and CDO securities. Prior to his work at PDK Capital, he was a Partner with L-D Partners, LLC, which developed a 166-unit high-rise condominium project in Panama City, Florida. Earlier in his career, Mr. Boutwell worked for Legg Mason Wood Walker as an Asset Manager, where he held licensees including Series 7 & 66 and held the designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist. Mr. Boutwell also served as a Partner and qualifying party for Palm Coast Construction, LLC. He also served as a commercial loan officer for First South PCA and has held various positions with other Commercial Banks. Mr. Boutwell has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness and a Master of Science degree in Agribusiness Management, both from Mississippi State University. Mr. Boutwell has held a Louisiana General Contractor's License, Louisiana Residential Contractor's License, Mississippi General Contractor's License, and Mississippi Residential Contractor's License. Mr. Boutwell is also a licensed pilot with the FAA and holds clearance status for United States Secret Security.
Mark Boutwell, Steve Drown and Arry LeFeve