Senior Management

John E. Tomlinson

Chief Financial Officer

“Our goal in accounting and finance is to enhance profitability and protect value by providing timely and accurate financial communications to our customers. It is a privilege to work with a talented team which holds integrity and quality as core values.”

Mr. Tomlinson joined Bell Partners in 2009 as the CFO. He serves on the Executive and Investment Committees. Mr. Tomlinson also leads the accounting, information technology, financial planning, business intelligence and risk management, and supervises a staff of more than 75 professionals. Prior to joining Bell Partners, Mr. Tomlinson was Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Colonial Properties Trust, where he led SEC reporting, accounting policy and research, accounting operations and internal audit for the public REIT. Prior to his employment at Colonial, Mr. Tomlinson provided audit and business advisory services for more than 10 years with Deloitte and Arthur Andersen. In 2014, Mr. Tomlinson was a recipient of the Triad Business Journal's “CFO of the Year” award. He received both his BS (Accounting) and MBA from Mississippi State University, and is an Alabama licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

  • 12 Years Real Estate Experience
  • 26 Years Total Experience