ABOUT US

We believe in the power of putting people first.

OUR MISSION

Delivering unmatched service & exceptional living spaces.

Adcock Properties mission is to provide long term professional and reliable service to our owners and our clients and maintain high standards within the property management industry. Our focus is to seize upon opportunities to allow all partners to achieve their goals through collaborative efforts and sustainable relationships while maintaining the highest of ethical standards.

Over 50 years of excellence.

Adcock Properties was founded in 1967 by founding partner Jesse O. Adcock who after 25 years of a successful career in the United States Air Force decided to retire from the Armed services and pursue a career in real estate. Initially starting out in residential sales and as a broker, Jesse eventually decided to start building multifamily units. Still having a passion for those who serve our country, he started building an eight-plex at the outside of Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS, eventually amassing 225 total units in that location alone. Having learned what it took to be successful both as a property manager and developer, he then decided to purchase property outside of the Naval Sea Bee Station in Gulfport, MS, and built 89 more units for a total portfolio of 344 units. Jesse spent the next several years concentrating on his management skills and maximizing his portfolio’s profitability.

In 2003 his son, John W. Adcock joined him in the business as the property manager at that very same first property in Biloxi, MS. John spent the next couple of years learning the business literally from the ground floor up. After having shown a natural inclination for the business and passion to grow in the industry, Jesse began turning over more responsibility for the business to John, eventually putting him in control of day to day operations.

John quickly began to make his imprint on the company by implementing management policies and procedures and hiring the personnel needed for growth.

In the period between 2011 and 2014 as CEO, John oversaw a period of company growth that took the total unit count from 416 to 835 multifamily units covering the MS Gulf Coast and Mobile, AL. Most of these acquisition projects have involved taking struggling or distressed assets and through strong management and concentrated renovations, repositioning them and placing them back on the path to profitable properties.

In 2013, Ellen Maxime joined the company as Vice President of Multifamily Management. At that time with over 25 years  in  the multifamily industry, Ellen had worked at every level of property management. The 15 years prior to working at Adcock Properties, Ellen was Vice President of Property Management for Delaney Development and responsible for overseeing a portfolio of over 2,200 units that traded under her management and oversight for $98 Million Dollars.  At the time of the sale, (May of 2013) this was one of the largest real estate transaction ever in Mobile, AL. She has served in numerous leadership roles in industry related  association from the local to the national level in both Alabama and Mississippi. She was the President  of the Alabama Apartment Association, on the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Apartment Association, a  Delegate for the state  of AL and MS for the National Apartment Association(NAA) and a Region IX Vice President for NAA representing AL, MS, FL and LA. She attended The University of South Alabama, she holds an Alabama Real Estate License, and has numerous designations  from The National Apartment Association.

In 2015, joining the executive team at Adcock Properties as CFO was Scott Murray. Scott has a BBA in Finance from the University of North Texas, as well as an undergraduate degree from the school of banking from the University of Oklahoma. Scott spent a large part of the last 22 years in commercial lending but has also served stints working in small to medium sized real estate firms, including a 13 year stint as President and CEO of a small firm that enjoyed a great deal of growth under his leadership.

Adcock Properties not only has the right people leading every aspect of the organization to continue moving forward into the future but it has a solid foundation and an exceptional track record of success. The people at Adcock Properties have a passion for the multifamily industry and seek to build long term success by concentrating on having success one day at a time.

1967

Adcock Properties was founded in 1967 by founding partner Jesse O. Adcock who, after 25 years of a successful career in the United States Air Force, decided to retire from the Armed Services and pursue a career in real estate. Initially starting out in residential sales and as a broker, Jesse eventually decided to start building multifamily units. Still having a passion for those who serve our country, he started building an eight-flex at the time outside of Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS, eventually amassing 225 total units in that location alone. Having learned what, it took to be successful both outside of the Naval Sea Bee Station in Gulfport, MS, and built 89 more units for a total portfolio of 344 units. Jesse spent the next several years concentrating on his management skills and maximizing his portfolio's profitability.

2003

In 2003 his son, John W. Adcock joined him in the business as the property manager at that very same first property in Biloxi, MS. John spent the next couple of years learning the business literally from the ground floor up. After having shown a natural inclination for the business and passion to grow in the industry, Jesse began turning over more responsibility for the business to John, eventually putting him in control of day to day operations. John quickly began to make his imprint on the company by implementing management policies and procedures and hiring the personnel needed for growth.

2011

In the period between 2011 and 2014 as CEO, John oversaw a period of company growth that took the total unit count from 416 to 835 multifamily units covering the MS Gulf Coast and Mobile, AL. Most of these acquisition projects have involved taking struggling or distressed assets and through strong management and concentrated renovations, repositioning them and placing them back on the path to profitable properties.

2013

In 2013, Ellen Maxime joined the company as Vice President of Multifamily Management. At that time with over 25 years in the multifamily industry, Ellen had worked at every level of property management. The 15 years prior to working at Adcock Properties, Ellen was Vice President of Property Management for Delaney Development and responsible for overseeing a portfolio of over 2,200 units that traded under her management and oversight for $98 Million Dollars. At the time of the sale, (May of 2013) this was one of the largest real estate transaction ever in Mobile, AL. She has served in numerous leadership roles in industry related association from the local to the national level in both Alabama and Mississippi. She was the President of the Alabama Apartment Association, on the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Apartment Association, a Delegate for the state of AL and MS for the National Apartment Association(NAA) and a Region IX Vice President for NAA representing AL, MS, FL and LA. She attended The University of South Alabama, she holds an Alabama Real Estate License, and has numerous designations from The National Apartment Association.

2015

In 2015, joining the executive team at Adcock Properties as CFO was Scott Murray. Scott has a BBA in Finance from the University of North Texas, as well as an undergraduate degree from the school of banking from the University of Oklahoma. Scott spent a large part of the last 22 years in commercial lending but has also served stints working in small to medium sized real estate firms, including a 13 year stint as President and CEO of a small firm that enjoyed a great deal of growth under his leadership.

Today

Adcock Properties not only has the right people leading every aspect of the organization to continue moving forward into the future but it has a solid foundation and an exceptional track record of success. The people at Adcock Properties have a passion for the multifamily industry and seek to build long term success by concentrating on having success one day at a time.

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OUR CORE VALUES

Leadership

Adcock Properties is comprised of successful and experienced multifamily and financial minded professionals who cultivate leadership in each team member.

Service

We believe that our customers are paramount in everything we do, and all decisions are made with the consideration of their satisfaction.

Collaboration

Our leadership recognizes that more is accomplished when all team members work together for a common goal.

Integrity

Adcock Properties takes great care to ensure the decisions we make are both responsible and made for the right reasons.

Inspiration

We strive to create a vision for the future and to maintain an environment in which sharing and forward thinking is encouraged at all levels by all team members.

Excellence

Adcock Properties applies incredible energy to exceed our clients’ expectations and excel in every aspect of the multifamily real estate business.

Balance

We recognize the need for balance in everything you do and in every part of life. Time to worship, time to spend with family and time to work are all critical pieces to continued success within the organization.

WHAT WE DO

Breathing
new life into communities.

Breathing new life
into communities.

Adcock Properties offers multiple multi-family apartment communities located in locations throughout both Mississippi and Alabama. Adcock Properties has extensive experience in multifamily communities with a vast network of resources and vendors to provide exceptional property management and other related services. From restaurants, housing, commercial real estate, service stations and more, we provide ground-up development services that serve as a major part of our company and clientele. Our executive team is excited to visit with you about investment opportunities in our current offerings and upcoming projects.

WHO WE ARE

Meet Our Team

John Adcock

Chief Executive Officer
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Ellen Maxime

President
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Ben Pierce

Executive VP / Director of Business Development
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Lee Davis

Chief Financial Officer
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Joshua McNeill

Director of Operations
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Ashleigh Odom

Assistant to the Chief Operations Officer
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Kait George

Portfolio Manager
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Michelle Littlejohn

Portfolio Manager
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Klay Richardson

Marketing & Communications Specialist
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Julie Vance

Bookkeeper
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Haley McCool

Employee Relations & Resources Manager
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Kylie Smith

Controller
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Chief Executive Officer

John Adcock

John Adcock currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Adcock Properties. He has been a part of the company since 2003, when he started his career as a property manager in Biloxi, MS. Since joining Adcock Properties, John has been actively involved in every
aspect of multifamily management and ownership. In his time leading up to becoming CEO, John grew the company by creating new management policies and strategies as well as hiring new personnel to help stimulate growth.

During his career, John has developed an expertise in value-add and extensive renovation projects. His success in the company has culminated in over $100 million in multifamily transactions.

President

Ellen Maxime

Ellen Maxime currently serves as the President for Adcock Properties. She is a veteran in the multifamily industry with over 30 years of experience. She joined Adcock Properties in the fall of 2013. Previously, she served for 16 years as VP of the Property Management Division with Delaney Development, Inc. Ellen currently oversees the Multifamily division for Adcock Properties in Alabama and Mississippi. She has lived and worked her entire career in the Southeast. Ellen attended the University of South Alabama where she received her National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) and Certified Apartment Management (CAM) designations through the National Apartment Association. 

Ellen is a realtor in the state of Alabama and is currently pursuing her brokers license. She has served the Mobile Bay Area Apartment Association as both an officer and a director for many years including multiple terms as the Association President. She served several years as a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Gulf Coast Apartment Association and served as the Education Chair. She has served on the Alabama Apartment Association board for many years, serving as State President in 2008 and 2009. She has served the National Apartment Association as  a PAC Ambassador, a member of the Independent Rental Owners Committee, Budget and Finance Committee and served a four-year period as a Regional Vice President for Region IX overseeing operations in AL, MS, FL and LA.   

Ellen has received many awards and recognition over the years including most recently 2019 Regional Manager of the Year for the Greater Gulf Coast Apartment Association, 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mobile Bay Area Apartment Association, 2017 President’s Award from the MBAAA, 2016 Regional Manager of the Year for the GGCAA, 2015 Best of the Bay for the MBAAA, 2014 Presidents Award for the MBAAA, and the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Diplomat of the Year.

Executive VP / Director of Business Development

Ben Pierce

Ben Pierce currently serves as the Executive Vice President and the Director of Business Development for Adcock Properties. His responsibilities include vetting prospective properties for purchase, designating properties to be sold, and sourcing potential capital for future investments. After graduating from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Business Administration, Ben began his career in medical sales.

After two years with Specialty Medical Supply, Ben began his own medical supply company. After selling out his ownership interest in Total Healthcare Solutions in 2007, Ben attended the Arrhythmia Technologies Institute in Greenville, South Carolina and received his Certificate of proficiency in cardiac rhythm management devices. He then began his career as a Sales Representative for Boston Scientific in their Cardiac Rhythm Management Division in Gulfport, Mississippi. He eventually took over the North Mississippi Territory where he was recognized nationally as a Triple Crown Winner twice (above quota in Brady, Tachy, and heart failure products), a Tour de Force Winner in 2015 (achieving the Triple Crown in back to back years), and 2015 Presidents Club winner (Top 1% of sales nationally) for that company.

After 9 years with Boston Scientific, Ben and his wife, Jennifer Adcock Pierce, moved home to Hattiesburg for him to join the Adcock Properties Team and work alongside his brother in law, John Adcock.

Chief Financial Officer

Lee Davis

Lee Davis currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for Adcock Properties, LLC. In 2015, Lee joined the AP team as the Corporate Controller in which he was responsible for reporting to banks, reconciling financials, doing extensive monthly financial and cash flow analysis for all Adcock entities, and preparing reporting to owners/investors. Lee has extensive experience in many areas of accounting, financial and cash flow analysis, job costing, estimating, banking, insurance, and legal/tax issues. Lee earned a BSBA degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005.

Lee began his professional work career doing collection work for both Lamar Funding Corporation and Shoemake Family Partners in 2003 while still in college. Upon graduation, he became the Controller for both companies, in which Lee gained valuable experience in areas of real estate/bankruptcy law, tax planning, and banking, as he oversaw all bank reporting. In 2009, Lee was instrumental in obtaining consolidated audited financial statements with an unqualified opinion for Lamar Funding Corp. and Shoemake Family Partners. In 2012, Lee transitioned to a position as the Chief Accountant for the Pipeline Division with Jones Brothers Trucking, LLC. Lee gained extensive experience dealing with job costing, estimating, meeting contractual obligations for projects, insurance requirements, and even safety issues, while working for Jones Brothers. In 2019, Lee transitioned once more to a position as the Chief Financial Officer for Adcock Properties.

Lee has been instrumental to Adcock Properties in creating proper accounting controls and structure within the company. He prides himself on being able to communicate accounting ideas and principles to individuals within an organization who have very little or even no accounting background.

Director of Operations

Joshua McNeill

Joshua McNeill currently serves as the Director of Operations for Adcock Properties. He joined Adcock properties in October of 2013 and has held multiple positions within the company, from Community Manager, Multi Site Manager and Senior Property Manager. Previously, he worked for 10 years as a Licensed Realtor in Houston, TX, and now oversees the operations for the Multifamily division for Adcock Properties in Alabama and Mississippi. Joshua attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, The University of Southern Mississippi, and The University of Houston holding a 4.0 GPA and membership to PHI Theta Kappa.

Joshua has served the Greater Gulf Coast Apartment Association as both an officer and a Director for several years, first as an officer from 2015-2016, secretary for 2017, President from 2018-2019, and currently holds the position as Association Executive.

Joshua has received many awards and recognition including President's Award in 2018 and 2019 from the Greater Gulf Coast Apartment Association, Spirit Award in 2018 from The Greater Gulf Coast Apartment Association, Adcock Attitude Award in 2018 from Adcock Properties,Accounts Payable Award in 2017 from Adcock Properties, Adcock Attitude Award in 2017 from Adcock Properties, Occupancy Stabilization in 2017 from Adcock Properties, Over the Top Effort Award in 2017 from Adcock Properties, Manager of the Year in 2017 from Adcock Properties, and Manager of the year in 2016 from The Greater Gulf Coast Apartment Association.

Assistant to the Chief Operations Officer

Ashleigh Odom

Ashleigh Odom currently serves as the Assistant to the Chief Operations Officer. Ashleigh has over 20 years’ experience in property management, succeeding in tough market environments such as Nevada and California. Throughout her work, she has developed resident retention programs, traveled to various distressed properties and worked with the property lease up programs on new and rehab properties.

Ashleigh has also developed and taught marketing seminars for various properties, covering a variety of subjects such as how to market on a budget, how to outreach market, how to lease a particular product as is with no concessions, and how to “dress for success.” Ashleigh joined the Adcock in team in August 2015, fulfilling her position in both the Mobile office and on-site for training program development. Ashleigh is a highly motivated and energetic professional, dedicated to understanding and meeting all prospects’ needs. She is a creative team member, able to brainstorm new ideas and deliver marketing concepts and presentations with clarity, enthusiasm, and humor.

Portfolio Manager

Kait George

Kait George currently serves as the Portfolio Manager for Adcock Properties.  Kait joined Adcock Properties in the Summer of 2021 and previously held positions overseeing multiple properties in Mississippi and Georgia.  Through her experience Kait has developed and executed plans to provide great service and a great product along with increasing effective rents, reducing expenses which resulted in NOI growth.  

Kait attended The University of Southern Mississippi receiving a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Speech therapy. She has received the Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation through National Apartment Association and is currently pursuing her real estate license for the state of Mississippi.  She has served the Greater Gulf Coast Apartment Association for multiple terms in several positions including Treasurer and Vice President.  

Kait has received several awards and recognition over the years including the 2015 Assistant Manager of the Year, MMC; 2016 Above and Beyond award, Lincoln Properties; 2017 Presidents Choice Award, Greater Gulf Coat Apartment Association and 2019 Best Performance to Budget, Beztak Properties.  

Portfolio Manager

Michelle Littlejohn

Michelle Littlejohn serves as the Portfolio Manager, overseeing the Central MS Region. She joined Adcock Properties in the Spring of 2022. She has over ten years of experience in successfully managing and overseeing multi-family, senior housing and commercial properties in the Mississippi region.

Michelle grew up in the state of Mississippi and has been a local native to the central area for the past 15 years. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. She has been recognized throughout her career for her strong skillset in managing, leasing, and overseeing a wide variety of properties. She has a proven track record of successfully completing lease ups for multi-family, and showcased her proven ability to maintain high occupancy all while growing NOI. She is an innovative problem solver who has a history of implementing new techniques with overwhelming success.

Michelle has repeatedly shown the capability to identify problems, research creative solutions, and execute effective business decisions in not only multi-family, but also commercial property management roles. As an enthusiastic and dedicated leader, she uses example-based leadership to drive productivity and overall growth.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Klay Richardson

Klay Richardson serves Adcock Properties as the Marketing and Communications Specialist. Klay joined the Adcock Properties family in the Spring of 2022. She oversees the social media accounts and websites for Adcock Properties along with three of its sister companies.

Klay grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and has lived there the entirety of her life. In December of 2021, she graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Advertising. She has done freelance photography for over six years now and enjoys being able to use her photography skills in her profession. She enjoys capturing a company’s story through the lens of a camera and using digital platforms to tell those stories.

Klay looks forward to building awareness for Adcock Properties, executing community events, connecting with current and potential clients to ensure customer satisfaction, and creating a fun, interactive social media presence for the company.

bookkeeper

Julie Vance

Julie is from Meridian, Mississippi and currently serves as the Bookkeeper for Adcock Properties at the Corporate Office in Hattiesburg. She first joined the Adcock Properties team in December of 2016 as a Property Manager. 

Julie has over 16 years’ experience in property management as she previously held positions including Property Manager for two complexes in Meridian, MS and Office Manager for a real estate company that specialized in both rental property management as well as sales. Julie excelled in customer service experience from her employment at Silver Star Casino where she held many roles including Assistant Hotel Manager, part of the MOD Squad (Casino Manager on Duty), and assisted with Customer Service and Hospitality Training.

Julie was trained in different areas of bookkeeping in previous jobs including her role as Data Processor for Muna Federal Credit Union. In April of 2018, she made her move to Hattiesburg as the Bookkeeper for Adcock Properties. She currently assists with day-to-day receivables, payables, banking, reconciliations, filing organization, and record keeping for insurance and taxes for Adcock Properties along with its sister companies.

Employee relations & resources manager

Haley McCool

Haley Fordham McCool currently serves as the Employee Relations and Resources Manager for Adcock Properties. Haley joined Adcock Properties in 2021 and previously held positions as a Recruiter, Human Resource Information Systems Analyst, and Human Resources Coordinator over the last eight years for Coca-Cola United Bottling Company, Chain Electric Company, and Cooperative Energy. Through her experience, Haley has created and implemented onboarding processes, implemented new software systems, and overseen recruiting efforts across 6 states.

Haley attended The University of Southern Mississippi receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She then continued on to William Carey University where she earned her Master of Business Administration. She has also earned her Professional Human Resource Certification through Human Resource Certification Institute. Haley is an alumni of the 2018 Leadership Pinebelt class.

Controller

Kylie Smith

Kylie Smith serves as the Controller for Adcock Properties, LLC.  She joined the Adcock Properties family in the Spring of 2022. She is responsible for reporting to banks, reviewing and reconciling monthly financial statements and preparing reporting to owners/investors. 

Kylie graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2012 and 2013 with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and a Masters of Professional Accountancy.

Kylie began her professional career in public accounting, as an auditor, in which she served companies within the public and middle market, which encompassed a variety of industries. After leaving public accounting, Kylie went to work for a private company that was a leading provider of total right-of-way access. While she worked there, she served as an assistant controller as well as the Treasury Manager.