W. Drew Hammond
Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Treasurer
Mr. Drew Hammond joined Elme Communities in October 2012 as Controller. In July 2015, he was named Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller and was named Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer in January 2018. In his current capacity, he has overall responsibility for accounting operations, including accounts payable, payroll, corporate accounting and real estate accounting. He also oversees financial reporting, technical accounting, income taxes, REIT compliance and treasury.
Prior to joining Elme Communities, he held various roles at CapitalSource, Inc., a commercial financial lending company, from 2003 – 2012. He served as Controller beginning in 2007, where he had primary oversight of accounting operations, accounts payable, expense reporting, financial reporting, equity accounting, payroll and accounting for debt, equity investments and derivatives. Prior to serving as Controller, he served as Assistant Controller and Manager of Financial Reporting. Prior to joining CapitalSource in 2003, Mr. Hammond was a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP from May 2002 to December 2003, and held various positions in the assurance practice at Arthur Andersen LLP from 1995 to 2002. Mr. Hammond earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from Washington and Lee University and is a certified public accountant.