548 Capital’s vision is to be the leading firm to prioritize and create solutions to the housing, environmental, and economic issues facing inner cities in America.
Managing Partner and CEO
A.J. Patton is an accomplished finance, sales, and capital markets expert with more than a decade of experience in investment banking, endowment management, and real estate development. Before founding 548 Capital, Patton served as the Vice-President of Domestic Investments for Equities First, a Hong Kong based $500 million-dollar fund, in which he led the Investment and Underwriting Departments along with managing all U.S. business development initiatives.
Erica M. Johnson is a Construction Risk Control Consultant providing 12 years of successful field experience supporting Environmental Health & Safety programs for industry leading construction & insurance companies.
She began her construction career working for the Department of Environmental Health & Safety Sciences as the Department Assistant Researcher. Erica was recruited while in University to work for Clark Construction in Los Angeles, CA where her main site locations were (Los Angeles World Airports) LAX renovating & expanding Tom Bradley International Terminal which spanned 1,000,000 square feet with a contract value of $568.5M attaining LEED Silver certification. Pasadena Convention Center renovation & expansion of 219,000 square feet with a contract value of $129.4M which was completed 46 days ahead of schedule attaining LEED Gold certification.
is an energy solutions visionary and strategic leader who translates business into maximum profits for shareholders, customers, employees and the public. Van is an expert in enhancing optimization, developing clean-energy initiatives, and growing each facet of a high-quality business portfolio. He is committed to making a difference in developing sustainable affordable housing using modern green building and energy efficient solutions. With nearly 20 years of experience in both the public and private housing sectors, Van believes renewable energy is an opportunity for economic development while also making worthwhile improvements to climate change. In 2000, Van founded VLV Development – a green building and renewable energy development company. He continues to serve as the companies president and CEO while bringing his industry expertise to 548 Capital.
Chief Sustainability Officer
Forrest Filler has a background in insurance, risk management,
construction safety, expertise in historic preservation, and construction. Throughout his career in New York City and New England, he has worked on numerous landmark projects including the Plaza Hotel, the United Nations General Assembly, institutions, and state capitals. He also shares his interest in information and communication technology by serving on boards of non profit organizations.