Chief Executive Officer
The Velocity Companies
As chief executive officer of The Velocity Companies, Brandon Bellamy brings over 30 years of real estate development, investment and private fund management experience to the helm. He “couples a unique knowledge of market-rate and affordable housing development and a superior understanding of financial engineering to impact existing and developing communities.”
Bellamy and his company are spearheading the Hampton Park project in central Prince George’s County, Md. The sustainable LEED project is “an environmentally responsible, quasi-urban pedestrian friendly, revitalization of the 25-acre site, formerly known as Hampton Mall.” The mixed-use development project will create an estimated 2,200 jobs.
“Recently, I am most proud to have finally broken ground on the Hampton Park project in Prince George’s County. We went through just about everything getting the deal closed. Our team demonstrated tremendous resilience and grit as we were pushed to our limits. We stuck it out, together. The project expanded my understanding of the power of collaboration and my team has a new standard moving forward,” Bellamy said.
The project had such an impact, in fact, that Bellamy credits his biggest success as “not going out of business before closing” on the project. The result, Bellamy said, is that “our business is better, our team is stronger, and our goals have been set higher.”
Bellamy is the recipient of the Globe Street Opportunity Award and is frequently requested to speak on the topic of underserved communities.