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Magnolia Green fills 3 key positions

April 2, 2019

Magnolia Green Golf Club Welcomes New General Manager, Head Golf Professional and Sales Director

(MOSELEY, Va.)Magnolia Green – central Virginia’s premier multi-generational and active lifestyle community – welcomes three new leadership team members to propel the Magnolia Green Golf Club and its clubhouse restaurant and event venue to even greater heights.

  • Tim Bello, General Manager: A Richmond native, Tim brings over 18 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. He boasts a diverse background in full-service dining, including experience as the Culinary Manager of Bonefish Grill and General Manager of both Capital Ale House and Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Short Pump, Virginia. The proud Marine Corps veteran has a passion for golf, spending time outdoors with his family and the intersection of the brewing and culinary scenes.
  • Marc DeSisto, Head Golf Professional: Raised on the southside of Richmond, Marc returns home with over 25 years of experience in the golf industry. A former two-sport collegiate athlete (soccer and golf), he has worked with golf clubs across the country from south Florida to northern Michigan. Most recently, he owned and operated Dynamic Golf Academy just outside of Atlanta. Marc is also a Certified Master Club Fitter for Callaway Golf and in 2018 was elected into the Callaway Golf Professional Hall of Fame.
  • Alissa Tarr, Sales Director: Originally from northern Virginia, Alissa comes to Magnolia Green Golf Club with a wealth of experience in sales and event management. Having worked at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club and the Club Managers Association of America, she possesses both a public relations background and an expertise in sales and event planning. Alissa is a graduate of East Carolina University and is currently pursuing her Masters of Business Administration at George Mason University.

“The Magnolia Green Golf Club plays an integral role in connecting our community and attracting new guests and visitors,” says Tom Page, Vice President of iStar. “All three of the additions to our club team bring the ideal mix of local knowledge and national expertise to take us to the next level.”
In 2017, Magnolia Green Golf Club opened the doors on its award-winning two-story, 15,000 square-foot Craftsman-style clubhouse, boasting a full-service restaurant and bar – The Grille – and golf pro shop. Featuring stunning vistas of the golf course, the clubhouse, which is open to residents and the public, offers 4,800 square feet of event space plus a 1,300 square-foot covered rear dining area.

In support of the clubhouse, a new 1,600 square-foot golf instruction training facility with four hitting stations, a SAM Puttlab putting green, FlightScope X3 Launch Monitor and club repair station was introduced last year. The enclosed complex is open year-round and led by Leighann Albaugh, who has been lauded by Golf Digest as one of America’s Best Young Teachers. Leighann offers lessons and oversees a variety of camps and classes throughout the year.

Magnolia Green Golf Club will welcome the Washington Redskins for the River City Classic for the second straight year this summer. In addition to the charity golf event, the course and clubhouse will continue to host high school golf championships, as well as live music every Thursday. A warm-weather concert series, Groovin’ on the Green, will return in 2019 and is open to the public.

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About Magnolia Green
Located just southwest of Richmond, Va., Magnolia Green is the region’s best-selling community. An array of parks, 18-hole Magnolia Green Golf Club, new golf clubhouse and restaurant open to the public and available for private events and weddings, swimming pools, sports courts and playing fields create an all-inclusive life of luxury for empty nesters and families alike. Chesterfield County’s heralded schools are vital to its ranking as one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People" by America's Promise Alliance.

Hallmarks of the environmentally-friendly Magnolia Green Golf Club – managed by Indigo Golf Partners – include Bermuda grass fairways and tees, bentgrass greens and natural, flowing streams. Draped over undulating terrain and measuring 7,150 yards from the back tees, lead architect Chris Cochran from Nicklaus Design expertly incorporated five sets of tees for players of all abilities.

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About iStar Land and Development
At iStar Land & Development, we create unique communities, considering the best use of the land with a focus on our future residents. iStar has financed and invested in over $10 billion of residential projects since 1993, making us one of the largest investors in luxury condominium, multifamily and master-planned residential developments in the U.S. Our portfolio has included interests in over 18,000 condominium units in the nation’s top markets, and 65,000 acres in master-planned communities with the potential for an estimated 50,000 single-family and multifamily units. Offering a fully integrated platform, our team includes best-in-class developers, architects, builders, marketers and community liaisons.

About iStar
iStar (NYSE: STAR) finances, invests in and develops real estate and real estate related projects as part of its fully-integrated investment platform. Building on over two decades of experience and more than $35 billion of transactions, iStar brings uncommon capabilities and new ways of thinking to commercial real estate and adapts its investment strategy to changing market conditions. The Company is structured as a real estate investment trust ("REIT"), with a diversified portfolio focused on larger assets located in major metropolitan markets. Additional information on iStar is available on its website at

Jessica Lloyd