Managing Partner & Chief Visioneering Officer

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Tim Elliott provides the vision, the planning and the passion that bring all Elliott Sidewalk Communities to life.


He has more than 30 years of experience in architecture, design, administration and project management for developments ranging in value from $20 million to $220 million.


Prior to founding Elliott Sidewalk Communities, Tim worked as principal developer with Sora Development, where he was responsible for planning and creating more than $800 million of university-centric developments throughout the United States. Before Sora, Tim was a partner in a large Baltimore architecture firm that designed senior housing projects in 27 states and seven countries. The firm also designed higher education campuses, healthcare facilities and corporate headquarters throughout the East.


Tim has authored several articles about design and campus-town development trends that have appeared in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Charlotte Observer.


Tim is a true admirer of Walt Disney. He takes great inspiration from Disney's foresight and creativity, his brilliant planning and operational skills, and the remarkably enduring company and culture he created. Like Walt Disney, Tim aims to balance a great sense of adventure, community, and operational skill into any development project.


A Maryland native, Tim earned his BS degree in Architecture from the University of Maryland. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Baltimore, and enjoys painting and photography.

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Managing Partner & Chief Business Officer

Brian is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the business including financing real estate projects through equity, mezzanine and debt sources. He also works with Tim to develop strategies to continually innovate and differentiate Elliott Sidewalk Communities.


For more than three decades, Brian has been a leader in and to successful businesses. First as an employee, then as an executive and for the past fifteen years as a business owner and entrepreneur. Rogers began his career working for entrepreneurs at Ernst & Young. His twenty-five-year career in industry has included stints at companies in the real estate, healthcare and insurance sectors. In April 2017, Rogers closed on the sale of ArmadaGlobal, a business he co-founded in 2005 with Keith Sullivan, a long-time business partner and friend.


A Maryland native, Brian graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, where he played lacrosse. He also earned an M.B.A. from Loyola University in Baltimore. He resides in Baltimore with his wife, Lisa. They have four daughters. Brian leverages his experience in business to catalyze a number of social causes. He spends his downtime with his family at their shore home in St. Michaels, Maryland.

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Director- Leasing and Project Coordination


Marilyn joins Elliott Sidewalk Communities with energy, enthusiasm, and experience in the real estate industry. She has spent the last twenty years in the commercial and residential real estate field handling client/tenant prospecting, deal and lease negotiations, budget preparing, development leasing, and relationship building.

She spent a large portion of her career as an Account Manager for the Rouse Company where she managed, leased, and negotiated twelve national retailers, including The Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, L’Occitane, and Barnes & Noble for the Rouse portfolio. She leased new development projects, including local and regional deal making, lease negotiation, tenant coordination, site/market tours for national retailers and lease plan merchandising. She also introduced new additional retailers to the company portfolio.

From there, she went on to hold titles of Leasing Manager, Senior Leasing Manager, Senior Leasing Representative, and Director of Retail Leasing for numerous real estate firms and handled various aspects of leasing shopping malls around Maryland and Virginia.

Marilyn is a Baltimore native and graduated from Loyola University with a BA as well as an MBA in Business with a Minor in Marketing. She now resides in Baltimore County with her daughter.

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Michael Sawicki brings more than 35 years of legal experience to the firm’s executive team. As a strong leader who is skilled at building strategic business partnerships with clients and stakeholders, Mike is an expert in analysis and negotiation of complex transactions. At Elliott Sidewalk Communities, Mike assists in drafting and negotiating all contracts as well as ensuring all aspects of the firm’s regulatory compliance.


Prior to joining ESC, Mike’s professional experience included the management of global corporate governance and compliance for 20 subsidiaries for a global enterprise to ensure legal compliance; managing a legal staff of five with a $2M budget supporting a $350M global business; negotiating complex domestic and international contracts. Of note, Mike also navigated a complex company sale to a private equity firm as well as numerous follow-on acquisitions.


Mike began his career with a prestigious Baltimore based law firm. He is the President Emeritus of the Association of Corporate Counsel - Baltimore Chapter where he has been a Board Member since 2003.


He is an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and the Baltimore Hunger Project.


Mike holds a Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Baltimore, a Master of Administrative Sciences (MBA) from the Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University.


General Counsel

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