John R. Buzzell
As co-founder of Bearing Point Properties, John leads and oversees all operations of the company with partner Deane Bryson. Under his leadership, the company has been able to grow its core business activities by focusing on quality service, accountability, and integrity. In 2016, John and his team successfully delivered and stabilized a 168-unit apartment project in Livingston Parish, Louisiana.
Prior to forming Bearing Point Properties, John worked in capital markets and investment management. He managed a family office division and IRA administration team, managing over $500 million in assets, including privately-held commercial real estate.
A graduate of LSU, John is also a designee with the CCIM Institute, and a licensed real estate agent in Louisiana.
As an advocate for his community, John serves as a Board Member of the A.C. Lewis YMCA and on the Committee of the annual YMCA Beyond the Green Golf Tournament.
An avid golfer, movie “quotationist,” and devoted dad, John resides in Baton Rouge with his wife, Kelley, and three amazing children Billy Van, Mary Taylor, Jack Ryan.
R. Deane Bryson
Deane’s first-hand experience and understanding of the real estate industry has been an invaluable asset in the growth of Bearing Point Properties. When not jointly spearheading acquisitions, development and operational campaigns, he is passionately finding unique solutions to routine operational challenges. Upon graduating from LSU in 2009, Deane enjoyed nearly a decade in real-estate brokerage, with a focus on multi-family sales, underwriting and analysis. During this time, he was actively involved in site selections and market study processes for numerous third-party developments. In addition to his responsibilities at Bearing Point Properties, Deane has been actively involved in a number of local professional organizations. He is a current Board Member of the Baton Rouge Apartment Association, past President of the Commercial Investment Division of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, and past Chairman of the 2014 Greater Baton Rouge Trends Seminar, which focuses on comprehensive real estate market conditions in the Baton Rouge area.
An aviation geek, Vizsla companion and Thai food fanatic, Deane resides in Baton Rouge with his wife, Jill, and daughter, Amelia.
Calli’s role at Bearing Point Properties can best be described as the Three P’s: Project. People. Process.
From the initial plans to the final execution, Calli stays actively involved at every phase of a project, which include securing zoning and entitlements, creating schedules and budgets, and making sure everything is built to exact specifications.
Calli graduated from LSU in 2015 with a degree in Biology, and when not handling projects and people for Bearing Point Properties, she volunteers as a Recruitment Specialist for Alpha Phi chapters for universities throughout the South, including LSU, Ole Miss and Georgia Tech.
A lover of dogs, fitness, travel and The Food Network’s Diner, Drive Ins and Dives, Calli and her husband reside in Baton Rouge.
Director of Construction
Steven’s goal is to keep every project on time, on target and on budget.
For more than eighteen years, his experience has covered both the construction and
architectural industries, with projects spanning across the country, and around the globe.
His hands-on experience in design, construction documents, construction administration, owner representation and project management included projects ranging from $150,000 to more than $50 million.
As part of the Bearing Point Properties team, Steven has proven to be invaluable in relationship development, as well as insuring each project runs seamlessly from inception through completion.
Steven resides in Baton Rouge with his wife and children, and counts travel, sand, sun and ice cream among his favorite things.
Noelle has a wealth of experience, diverse background, and passion for multifamily real estate. She plays a leading role with underwriting, acquisitions, and asset management.
Noelle is always actively looking for the next great acquisition for Bearing Point Properties, while also maintaining the current portfolio, as well as taking on ad hoc projects as needed.
Noelle is a graduate of the University of Miami and holds a B.S. in Management and a Master of Real Estate Development and Urbanism. She has nearly nearly 10 years of experience in development, acquisition, and brokerage roles in several markets across the country.
In her free time, Noelle likes to paint portraits and spend time with her dog Josephine exploring Baton Rouge.
Director of Property Management
Immediately out of school, Jennifer Spiers began her property management career as a part-time leasing consultant. Shortly after, she was promoted, and within two years had landed her first position as a Property Manager. It was evident that she had a knack for solving problems and could make a successful career out of improving the lives of residents and elevating the efficiency of the properties she works with.
Over the years, she worked in various on-site positions, then led regional management teams, and in 2019 joined Bearing Point Properties (BPP) as the Director of Property Management. Since joining BPP she has successfully leased up and stabilized Sawgrass Point, a 272-unit, Class-A property located just outside of Baton Rouge, LA, in less than 12 months and has brought every other property in BPP’s portfolio to the top of their respective submarkets in new leases, rent growth, and renewals.