Who We Are

Faison Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1988 by Henry J. Faison. His vision was to create a firm that focused primarily on real estate investing. The company is structured to survive 250 years with the mission to consistently:

  • Generate operational cash flow
  • Achieve capital appreciation
  • Be a good corporate citizen contributing at a generous level to charitable organizations

OurTeam

Kris Fetter
President & Chief Executive Officer
Kris Fetter
President & Chief Executive Officer

In 2019, Mr. Fetter was appointed President and CEO, bringing over 20 years of commercial real estate development, acquisition/disposition, asset management and structured finance experience across multiple asset classes.

Mr. Fetter joined Faison in 2012 as a multifamily developer. The division completed 10 projects and delivered over 3,000 units in the Southeast over a six-year period. Prior to Faison, Mr. Fetter held various senior positions with Charlotte-based commercial real estate firms.

Mr. Fetter graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1988. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996. Professional organizations include the Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and NAIOP. He is also a board member for the Childress Klein Center for Real Estate at UNC Charlotte's Belk College of Business.

Kris and his wife, Mary Hahn, raised their three children in Charlotte. He enjoys any outdoor sporting activity. Kris volunteers his time at Christ Episcopal Church and as a coach and board member for Myers Park Trinity Little League.

Chris Poplin
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
Chris Poplin
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Poplin joined Faison in 1990 and was initially responsible for capital forecasting and cash management. He has participated as a member of the company’s investment committee since 1994 representing over $3.2 billion of development and acquisition activity.

Mr. Poplin earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1986 and was in public accounting prior to joining Faison.

Mr. Poplin is a Foundation For The Carolinas board member and is chair of the Stanly County Community Foundation. He is also a board member of Uwharrie Bank and Uwharrie Capital Corp and is a member of the Urban Land Institute.

Chris and his wife, Jackie, have two sons and one grandson. Chris is active with St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Albemarle.

 

Kristy Cox, CPA
Senior Accountant
Kristy Cox, CPA
Senior Accountant

Since 2008, Kristy Cox has worked at Faison in various accounting roles. Currently, she is responsible for retail, office and self-storage projects as well as corporate risk management. She graduated cum laude from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and obtained her North Carolina Certified Public Accounting License in 1991.

Ms. Cox volunteers for Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region and enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren.

Julie Gardner, CPA
Senior Accountant
Julie Gardner, CPA
Senior Accountant

Julie Gardner joined Faison in 2012 as a senior accountant. She is responsible for multifamily and lot development projects as well as property level investment accounting.

Julie graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1995. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2003 and became a North Carolina Certified Public Accountant in 2005.

Outside of work or spending time with her family, Julie volunteers with the Children’s Ministry at her church.

Susan Hopkins
Corporate Office & Accounting
Susan Hopkins
Corporate Office & Accounting

Susan Hopkins joined Faison in 2005. Currently, Susan’s responsibilities include managing the office, corporate compliance, accounts payable, accounts receivable and administrative duties.

When Susan is not working or spending time with her three sons, she volunteers through various organizations at her church.

Roberta Hughes, CPA
Controller

Roberta Hughes joined Faison in 2001 as the Assistant Controller and currently holds the position of Controller. As Controller, she oversees and manages the daily accounting operations, including financial reporting, management of the accounting team, coordination of the annual audit and preparation of the annual budget. Also, Roberta coordinates employee benefits and processes payroll.

Roberta graduated with honors from California State University, Fullerton with a BS in Business Administration and an emphasis in Accounting. Additionally, she graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in Humanities, Phi Beta Kappa.

Roberta and her husband just finished raising three sons and currently are enjoying their empty nest.

Mike Jones
Managing Director, Tax & Investments
Mike Jones
Managing Director, Tax & Investments

Mr. Jones oversees all aspects of Faison’s corporate and partnership tax compliance. Throughout his more than 27 years at Faison, he has worked on a wide variety of tax issues inherent in real estate portfolios of all property types involving partner buyouts, corporate acquisitions, equity and debt structuring, like-kind exchanges, installment sales, special allocations/basis adjustments, and cost segregation studies.

In addition, he works directly with the company’s outside market advisors overseeing a portfolio of stocks and alternative investments while serving on the company’s Investment Committee.

Mr. Jones has been with Faison since 1992 when he started Faison’s Tax Department after working at KPMG Peat Marwick for several years. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bob Jones University.

Ken McCoy
Senior Managing Director, Asset Management
Ken McCoy
Senior Managing Director, Asset Management

Mr. McCoy is responsible for overseeing the management and financial performance of Faison's retail, office, residential and special assets. He has extensive experience with complex properties that operate through major development, renovation, expansion and remerchandising programs.

Prior to joining Faison in 1991, Mr. McCoy held property management positions with Strouse, Greenberg & Co., Inc. and The Center Companies. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ken enjoys supporting and contributing to programs that nurture and encourage old time and traditional musical education for children and young adults.

Denise Newman
Senior Treasury Analyst
Denise Newman
Senior Treasury Analyst

Ms. Newman grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina. She received degrees in Accounting and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Ms. Newman joined Faison in 2000. She is responsible for cash management, forecasting, special projects and treasury services. Prior to joining Faison, she worked at the Hearst Corporation.

Peter Robinson
Director, Asset Management
Peter Robinson
Director, Asset Management

Mr. Robinson is responsible for the preparation and analysis of all investment opportunities being considered by the firm. Among others, his duties include financial modeling, due diligence oversight, debt placement, contract and legal services, and property-level forecasting.

Prior to joining Faison in 2006, Mr. Robinson worked at Bank of America. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Clemson University.

Board of Directors

  • Kris Fetter
  • J. Alfred Broaddus, Jr.
  • Arthur Fields
  • Thomas P. Hollowell
  • Christopher Lee