Philip W. Ordway, Senior Advisor

Philip W. Ordway is a Senior Advisor to Exeter Group LLC and assists the company with project financial analysis. He was Chairman of Exeter Group affiliate Pioneer Property Partners LLC from 1993 through 2015 and was a founding governor of affiliate Ironton Asset Fund LLC. Phil is president of Bain Companies, Inc. in Minneapolis and is extensively involved with personal and family investments. His more than 30 year career in real estate includes acquisition, development, and taxable and tax-exempt financing of industrial, residential and retail properties. Phil has been active in community activities at the board level throughout the years, including the University of Minnesota Medical Foundation, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and the Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation. He has a BA degree from the University of Vermont.


William C. Schmoker, Senior Advisor

William C. Schmoker is a Senior Advisor to Exeter Group LLC and assists the company with investment matters. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is currently Vice President and Senior Investment Manager with a business unit of Wells Fargo & Company in Minneapolis. Bill has a Master of Science degree and Diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics, has completed an advanced summer program in political and international economics at Mansfield College of Oxford University, and has a BA degree in Economics from Hamilton College. He has been active in community activities over the years.

James W. Nelson, Senior Advisor /  612-333-0006

James W. Nelson is Senior Advisor to Exeter Group LLC and assists the company with strategic matters. He is Principal of Eberhardt Advisory LLC in Minneapolis and from 1976 to 1999 was CEO of the Eberhardt Company, a national mortgage banking, real estate brokerage, property management, and real estate consulting firm. He has been President of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and Chair of the Fannie Mae National Advisory Council. He has been recognized as Counselor of Real Estate (CRE), Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB), and Recipient of the McRoberts Award for Exemplary Industry Service to the Life Insurance Company Mortgage and Real Officers Council. Jim attended Princeton University and has a BA degree from the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts. He is a licensed Minnesota real estate broker.


James A. Stolpestad II, Senior Advisor / 203-585-7248

James A. Stolpestad II is a Senior Advisor to Exeter Group LLC and assists the company with capital markets and new project opportunities. He is currently Principal of EG Capital LLC, to which he brings 25 years of real estate experience, primarily with capital markets and transactions, and a $13 billion track record of first mortgage and mezzanine lending, equity sales and purchases, leveraged equity, and structured joint ventures. Jamie’s transactions have included major markets in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Spain, and Singapore. He was previously CEO of Allianz Real Estate of America where he built the New York-based U.S. business unit into a $8.7 billion portfolio during his tenure. Before Allianz, he was Managing Director with GE Real Estate in Norwalk, CT and Senior Vice President of The Mills Corporation in Washington, D.C. Jamie is Adjunct Professor at the NYU/Stern School of Business in New York City, advises a public real estate firm in Washington D.C., and consults with the University of Minnesota Foundation’s real estate advisor in Minneapolis. He has an MBA degree in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA degree in Political Science from Northwestern University.