Partnerships of Trust
“At Colony, we build personal relationships rooted in trust. Our clients count on our steady hand day in and day out, through major market events and life transitions.”
All of the Atlantic Investment companies share the same core values, which guide us in all of our decisions and relationships. Conduct our business with integrity — we work hard to be true to ourselves, our clients, and our shareholders in all situations. Treat everyone with respect and fairness — we respect the inherent value of every person. Be prudent and focused — we are careful and deliberate in all that we do. Live balanced lives — we use our influence to strengthen the families of our clients, colleagues, and partners.
We are proud of our relationship-oriented culture — it’s personal, face-to-face, and authentic. We believe this is very important in a world in which investments and investment advice are commodities.
Individuals, families, and foundations trust us because of our core values, culture, and “invest together” philosophy. They also align strategically with our old-fashioned approach.
Colony Capital Management
3050 Peachtree Road, NW, Suite 200
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
T. Brad Courts, CFP®
Brad Courts, vice president and director of Atlantic Investment Company. Brad concentrates on growing the Colony Capital platform and researching long-term investments for Atlantic Investment Company.
Born in Atlanta, Ga., Brad received his B.A. from the University of Mississippi. He began his career leasing and managing the historic Hurt Building in Atlanta, which was owned by the Courts family for 72 years. He holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation and is a licensed real estate broker in Georgia.
Brad serves on the board of the Courts Foundation, the Price Gilbert, Jr. Foundation, the Fraser-Parker Foundation, and the Lewis H. Beck Foundation.
T. Marion Slaton
Marion Slaton, president, portfolio manager, and member of the Investment Committee, joined Colony Capital in 1983. He manages the overall investment strategy and stock selection.
Marion was born in Washington, Ga., and received a B.S. in finance from Clemson University. After serving as a signal officer with the U.S. Army, including service in Vietnam, Marion began his career as a registered representative with E. F. Hutton and later Lehman Brothers. Prior to joining Colony Capital, he was an assistant vice president in the investment counseling division of Citizens & Southern National Bank. A past speaker for the Southern Employee Benefits Conference and past chairman and trustee emeritus for the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Marion now serves as chairman of the Investment Committee for the organization. In addition, Marion serves as chairman of the Executive Committee of the Southern Architecture Foundation and on the board of advisors for the Historic Oakland Cemetery Foundation.
Client Support Team
Sara Eskew is the Vice President of Accounting at Colony Capital, responsible for oversight and assistance with all accounting, tax, audit, and investor reporting matters. She is also responsible for financial statement preparation and is directly involved in all day-to day accounting functions.
Prior to joining Colony Capital, Sara spent 7 years as a senior auditor at a regional public accounting firm. Ms. Eskew specialized in auditing investment companies and investment funds ranging in size from $15 million to more than $500 million.
Sara received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Georgia Southern University and an M.B.A., also from Georgia Southern University.