Nick Ogden bought his first rental property in 2011. Since then, he has acquired more than 3,800 units and raised over $35M in equity. He is now the Owner and Chief Excitement Officer of The Clear Blue Company, a private equity real estate firm based in Nashville, TN with $300M+ assets under management. CBC specializes in creating value for its investors through the strategic acquisition and renovation of multifamily housing. The company’s mission is to revitalize and extend the life span of workforce housing apartment communities throughout the Southeast. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics at Vanderbilt University.
Chris Schmidt has seven years of experience in construction, development, and asset management.
Prior to joining CBC, he completed $137M of value-add and ground-up retail development involving many key national retailers. He also has pre-construction and field supervision experience working for general contractors. Chris received a MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama.
Dan Tetsell has 15 years of real estate industry experience and is responsible for identifying, underwriting and closing acquisitions in strategic markets throughout the southeast. He has experience with multiple product types to include: Multifamily, affordable housing, office, retail, industrial and land. Dan has been involved with over $250M in real estate transactions during his career.
He holds his MBA in Finance from the University of Denver and his BS in Natural Resources from Colorado State University.
Matthew Pierce received his JD at University of North Carolina School of Law and bachelor's degree at University of Tennessee Knoxville.
Matt oversees affordable housing research, in house legal, debt structuring, firm processes and procedures.
Val Horton brings 10 years experience of building operations departments in entrepreneurial environments throughout multiple industries. She oversees the daily operations of The Clear Blue Company, investor relations, financial & firm administration, strategic planning and executive director of getting stuff done.
Heidi Swimmer joined in 2020 as Director of Property Operations and Partner of Clear Blue Management, bringing over 20 years of property management and executive experience to the firm. Heidi oversees daily operations for The Clear Blue Company’s multifamily portfolio spanning the Southeast.