Our Team

Our team’s talent & experience delivers amazing results.

Daniel A. Traylor

Principal

Daniel has deep roots in engineering spending the early stages of his career in the building and heavy civil construction industries. Daniel founded Columnar in 2009 under its parent Traylor Capital and has since expanded the family real estate interests to include commercial real estate investment/development and production home building respectively through the Groundswell and RockWell platform companies. Daniel leads Traylor Capital as Managing Principal.

Masters in Business Administration, H.E.C. Paris, Grande Ecole, (2006)
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Stanford University (1999)

Sean Froelich

COO/Partner

Sean has worked in real estate development and construction in Florida for more than 23 years. He has managed the acquisition, entitlement, development, and construction of 25,000-plus lots. His array of development projects includes single-family, resorts, condominiums, apartments, and neighborhood commercial centers. Prior to joining Columnar, Sean was the President of Park Square Land, one of the largest privately held developers in Florida. Sean’s experience spans seven counties in the Orlando, Tampa, and Southwest Florida markets, where he has earned a reputation as a top tier land developer.

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Florida (1996).

Sean Ells

VP Land Entitlements – FL

Sean has worked in Central Florida land development for 25 years. He began his career as a licensed Professional Engineer responsible for the design and permitting of residential, commercial, roadway, and institutional projects. Sean then left engineering to work for a national homebuilder as a land development manager responsible for the due diligence, entitlement, and construction support for multiple communities in Central Florida. Sean joined Columnar in 2015, where he serves as Director of Land overseeing the entitlement and construction of our Florida projects.

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida (1994)

Mike Wolf

VP Land Acquisition – FL

Michael has been involved in public and private sector real estate for more than 20 years. Over the past 16 years he has closed more than a half billion dollars in residential development acquisitions. Prior to joining Columnar, Michael was Vice President with Kolter Homes, WCI Communities/Lennar, and Toll Brothers with experience in the Southeast, Southwest, Central and North Florida markets. He is a veteran of the Texas and Florida National Guards serving as a logistics officer for the 49th Armored Division and Master Planner for the Texas Adjutant General’s Department.

Master of Business Administration, Baylor University (2003).

John Landwehr

CO & TX Division Partner

After working as a commercial airline pilot, in 2006 John joined a real estate investment group focused on large scale land acquisitions and entitlements projects in the Southwestern United States. He has acquired and entitled more than 15,000 acres of land, creating 30,000-plus lots. John joined a fast-growing production home builder in 2017, leading land acquisition and development for the Texas and Colorado divisions. John’s network and experience span Austin, Houston, and Denver with expertise in land, water and home building.

Bachelor of Science, University of Colorado (2003).

Joseph Lassiter

NC Division Partner

Joseph has been a Raleigh-based real estate developer, investor, and property manager since 1987. During the late 1980s through the mid-1990s, Joseph operated the Pinellas Corporation, which developed residential subdivisions and acquired commercial investment properties. Prior to Pinellas, Joseph was involved in the development of more than 2,000 dwelling units and entitled 3,400 acres of land in partnership with ITT/Paul N. Howard Corporation and Southern Properties, Inc. With contacts and operations from Charleston, SC to Wilmington, NC and as far west as Charlotte, Joseph has a reputation of excellence in real estate investing and development.

Bachelor in Business Administration, Atlantic Christian College (1982).

Brian Hadley

Director of Development – NC

Brian has been involved in vertical and horizontal construction for more than 12 years. While attending Clemson University, he interned every summer with General Contractors (North Carolina) working in education, medical, and custom residential. After obtaining a degree in Construction Science and Management, he returned to Raleigh to work with a commercial building contractor specializing in private construction projects with some notable clients being SAS, BB&T and Girfols Pharmaceuticals. Brian joined Columnar in 2015, providing oversight of engineering and development activities for more than 400 lots and their corresponding infrastructure.

Bachelor of Science, Construction Science and Management, Clemson University (2012)

J. Patrick (“Pat”) Galvin

Groundswell Partner

Pat has experience in all facets of commercial real estate acquisition, entitlement, development, and finance nationwide. Upon graduation from law school, Pat practiced real estate law with Allen Matkins, Leck, Gamble & Mallory in Newport Beach and later served in senior executive roles with several CRE companies. During Pat’s successful stints with Starwood Capital and its predecessor LNR Property Corp, the Commercial Property Group (CPG) he managed invested and developed CRE assets exceeding several billion dollars in value.

Juris Doctor, University of Notre Dame Law School (1984)
Bachelor of Business Administration, University of San Diego School of Business, (1981)

Robby Mosier

Rockwell Homes – President/Partner

Robby began his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen in Columbia, South Carolina. Since his entry into homebuilding, Robby has worked with Standard Pacific (now CalAtlantic Homes), Ashton Woods Homes, and Beazer Homes in roles ranging from Division VP of Finance, Regional CFO to Division President. Prior to joining Rockwell Homes, Robby was the COO/CFO of Creative Homes in Minnesota, where he tripled revenue, exceeding $100 million annually in just four years.

Master of Science in Accountancy, University of South Carolina

Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting Concentration, The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina (1992)