Company Leadership

William J. Vakos, Jr.

Chairman of the Board/Chief Executive Officer

William J. Vakos, III

 President, Chief Operating Officer - Bill joined W.J. Vakos in 1991 after graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in business administration.  For the past 20+ years, Bill has been involved in leasing, marketing, planning, development and management of our projects across Virginia.  As Chief Operating Officer and President, Bill oversees the day to day operations of the Company.  Bill also serves proudly on the Board of Directors for Virginia Partners Bank, as a Deacon and as Chairman of the Stewardship Committee at Spotswood Baptist Church.  Bill and his wife, Tricia, are proud of their two children, Collin, a recent graduate of Liberty University and Grace, a Sophomore at Liberty University.

A. B. English

 Senior Vice President of Construction - A.B. joined W.J. Vakos in 1987 and provides the company with over 40 years of construction and development experience.  A.B. serves as the Senior Vice President of Construction and Development on all commercial construction projects including Southpoint I and II, Spotsylvania Courthouse Village, Vakos Hotels, Sleep Inn Hotels and other projects in Fredericksburg, Richmond, Chesapeake, Chartlottesville and other localities.  He oversees all phases of budgeting, design, construction and site development.  A.B. is a former basketball and baseball coach for the Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation Department, Spotsylvania AAU, and a local high school. 

Darrell Caldwell

 Vice President of Development - Darrell joined WJ Vakos in 2015 and provides the company with over 36 years of Engineering Design, Land Surveying and Land Development experience.  Darrell serves as the Vice President of Development for all commercial and residential construction projects.  He oversees all phases of project design, cost estimating and project budgeting, site construction and land development.  Darrell is a 1978 graduate of Virginia Polytecnic Institute with a bachelor's. degree in Civil Engineering and is currently licensed as a professional engineer in Virginia  and as a land surveyor in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. 

Sandra J. Harding

Chief Financial Officer - Sandi has been with W.J. Vakos for 30 years and is currently the Vice President of Finance and Administration.  Sandi graduated with a bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and currently oversees all administrative and financial needs of the company. 

Christian G. Waller

 Senior Vice President, Leasing - Chris entered the real estate workforce in 1986 and since that time has dedicated his career to achieving as wide a variety of real property, finance and lending experiences as possible.  This background includes financial and feasibility analysis and consulting; appraisal work, asset/portfolio management of distressed properties.  Mr. Waller brings 20+ years of real estate experience to W.J. Vakos. 

Marcus E. Simes, Jr.

Senior Vice President Site Construction

Sales and Leasing Team



Magnolia Martin

Sales and Leasing Agent


mmartin@wjvco.com

Armand "Buddy" Fredette

Vice President - Deal Making


afredette@wjvco.com