Managing Director, Founder, CEO

Managing Director,
Founder, CEO

GRANT MCCARGO

Grant brings more than 20 years of experience in sustainable development and conservation to Bio-Logical Capital. He is also the founder of Urban Villages, Inc., a leading-edge real estate development and investment firm. In his role as CEO, Grant establishes the vision for Bio-Logical Capital and takes the leads in investor and partner relations, policy and overall operations. He has successfully completed more than $4 billion of transactions and has developed and invested across all real estate asset types. Grant recently completed a 10-year term on the board of directors with the Colorado chapter of The Nature Conservancy, during which time he was instrumental in completing many complex, large-scale conservation transactions throughout the state.


Managing Director, General Counsel

Managing Director,
General Counsel

STINA KAYSER

Stina specializes in corporate and real estate law and advises the company in all legal matters, including land acquisitions, partner and investor agreements and negotiations, entity and transaction structuring, corporate governance, employment issues, and risk management. Her expertise in deal structuring and partnership dynamics is an integral part of the Bio-Logical Capital project selection and execution process. Stina began her career with Sherman & Howard LLC in the corporate transactional group, where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and joint venture negotiations. Stina is also General Counsel for our sister company, Urban Villages, Inc. She is the 2016 President of CREW Denver, and serves on the Board of Directors for both the Denver Police Foundation and Wild Seed Project. She was a 2009 winner of CREW Denver’s Women of Influence Award and the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award – Real Estate in 2016. Stina received a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


Executive Vice President, Director of Operations

Executive Vice President,
Director of Operations

Nick Murray

As Director of Operations, Nick oversees corporate and project operations as well as investment sourcing and vetting. As a founding team member for Bio-Logical Capital, Nick plays a leadership role in the company overseeing budget creation, financial projects, and strategic leadership for asset development. He has overseen due diligence and asset management on projects expanding over 250,000 acres. Nick facilitates visioning and business planning; participates in structuring company acquisitions and joint venture partnerships; investor reporting; builds relationships with landowners, project partners and community leaders; and manages a growing team of local staff and contractors. Before beginning work at Bio-Logical Capital, Nick was a mixed-use development project executive for Urban Villages. He previously worked as a vice president for Kingsley Associates, a commercial real estate advisory firm based in San Francisco. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business. When he’s not in the office, you can find Nick fly-fishing around the country, some of his favorite locations are in Hawaii, Wyoming, Colorado and Florida.


Vice President, Director of Design

Vice President,
Director of Design

CHAD ADAMS

Chad Adams is a globally recognized visionary leader with 20 years of professional experience in whole system thinking, ecological planning, and sustainable design. He is a certified planner with a background in landscape architecture, regenerative agriculture and ecology. Chad leads a broad range of project types from land analysis to net positive community design to carbon farming and agroecology.

Prior to Bio-Logical Capital, Chad worked at internationally recognized design, planning, and real estate firms; Urban Villages, Andropogon Associates, EDM Environmental Design and Management, WRT Design and Scenic Hudson. Chad received a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a BS in Plant Science from The University of Delaware. Chad is a Fulbright Scholar, and has lectured at Harvard University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Beijing Forestry University, The Agricultural University of Norway and many others. Chad frequently presents at US and international conferences and has been published in several books and magazines.


Vice President Director of Real Estate      

Vice President
Director of Real Estate

 

 

 

Andy Schlauch

Andy evaluates and analyzes investment opportunities for Bio-Logical Capital. He works with the project strategies and acquisition team to source potential business opportunities and helps to implement the company’s overall business strategy. From 2007 to 2010, Andy acted as Chief Operating Officer for Urban Villages, Inc., where he was responsible for broad oversight of the firm’s projects and investment opportunities as well as internal workflow processes and organizational standards. Andy brings a strong expertise in commercial real estate and private equity investment banking to the Bio-Logical Capital team, having served as Principal of Operations for Kingsley Associates and as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He received his bachelor’s degree from DePauw University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He holds a master’s in business administration in real estate and finance from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.


Manager, Human Resources and Office Administration

Manager,
Human Resources and Office Administration

Lindsey Harmon

Lindsey oversees human resource and administration management for Bio-Logical Capital including system accounts, insurance, compliance and regulatory issues. Prior to working for Bio-Logical Capital, Lindsey worked for our sister company, Urban Villages in our corporate offices in Denver. Lindsey received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado and her master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. Lindsey believes in bringing communities together, respecting the environment, and building awareness around critical ecological issues in hope for a better future where we respect the land we live on.


Manager, Assets        

Manager,
Assets

 

 

 

 

Morgan Maki

Morgan is a seasoned food service professional who is passionate about preparing delicious food, sharing the story of healthy food, and building community around a local food system. Morgan leads Hāna Ranch’s food retail business, bringing culinary experiences from our fields to your plate. Morgan previously served as a member of the operations team for Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco. He worked as a leader and mentor with the kitchen, butcher, and deli departments and helped teach the importance of the market’s role in Northern California’s food system to staff and guests alike. During his tenure with the market, Morgan also helped to create a non-profit food education space called 18 Reasons, which brings together farmers, food producers, and members of the community to share experiences teaching, learning about, and preparing food. Morgan attended New England Culinary Institute and has spent many years managing fine dining restaurant kitchens in Boston, Montana, and San Francisco.


Manager, Marketing & Communications          

Manager,
Marketing & Communications

 

 

 

 

 

Olivia Maki

Olivia brings marketing and communication knowledge to the Bio-Logical Capital team. With a background in community building around food and agriculture, Olivia loves to share the stories and missions of the projects we are working on daily. Olivia is no stranger to the farm experience, having worked on farms in California and Vermont. Prior to joining the Bio-Logical Capital team, she organized educational experiences at the San Francisco non-profit, 18 Reasons, developed an educational program for the Good Food Awards, and handled marketing and communications for the Farmers Guild and FarmsReach.

She is currently an acting advisor for two Bay Area nonprofits, Kitchen Table Advisors and Real Food Real Stories, in addition to holding a chair position for the Good Food Awards Committee. Her writing has been featured in the James Beard award-winning publication Civil Eats and Left Coast Magazine. Olivia received her bachelor’s degree at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.


Manager, Development

Manager,
Development

Bobby Harvey

Bobby works on project strategies and acquisitions for Bio-Logical Capital. He evaluates and sources new projects as well as oversees the planning and entitlement of existing projects in our portfolio. With a background in landscape design, Bobby brings a whole systems approach to evaluating and underwriting new acquisitions. Prior to joining Bio-Logical Capital, Bobby managed a project team responsible for land acquisition, design, and permitting for Blu Homes, a San Francisco-based sustainable prefab home company. He graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architect and concentration in Real Estate.


Chief of Staff                        

Chief of Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meriwether Hardie

Meriwether brings experience to our team in climate-smart agriculture, natural resource protection, sustainable rural community development, wilderness exploration, and the facilitation of innovative landscape approaches that foster low carbon development. Prior to joining Bio-logical Capital, Meriwether led Special Initiatives at Rainforest Alliance and traveled to field projects around the globe to identify challenge areas, and designed and implemented solutions. Some days her work consisted of heading into an “office” of small, one-hectare plots of cropland, farming families, and rural communities. Other days, she met with Fortune 500 company executives, and worked on building the case for sustainability and certification, decreasing risk in their supply chains, and ways to educate consumers on environmentally intelligent practices.

As Chief of Staff for Bio-Logical Capital, you will find Meriwether on the ground with our projects, and speaking and educating on regenerative agriculture, renewable energy, and climate positive strategies that will help shape the future of our world. In addition, Meriwether works on recruiting leadership and talent for Bio-Logical Capital and managing investor relations. In her free time, Meriwether can be found somewhere in the mountains, skiing, biking or leading outdoor education courses for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Meriwether currently sits on the board of the NPR Foundation.