About Us


We serve national and international investors and owners of US-based residential real estate. We are best-in-class in acquisitions, asset management, property management, and construction management.

Our 400 professionals across the United States provide localized networks, market and submarket intel, deal flow, and talent sourcing. We have operational bases in Texas, Colorado, Arizona, and Florida — giving us deep local strength and geographic reach.

We have purchased 14,000 units, maintain $1B+ in assets under management, and have consistently beaten the Preqin Top Quartile in returns. We are only at the beginning of the success we will achieve in serving residential real estate investors and owners.

Overview


Aim
Be the premier service to investors and owners of residential real estate.

Target Customer
Investors of residential real estate.

Core Partners
Lenders, vendors, residents, community leaders, and government officials.

Culture
Twice-named Fortune's Top 100 Best Places to Work in the U.S. Learn more about Trustwork Nation's culture here

LEADERSHIP


Executive Team

Rachel Ridley
Managing Director
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Ms. Ridley oversees auditing, corporate accounting, financial reporting, and is a member of the investment committee. Prior, she spent 12 years at PwC auditing and advising REITs; then was CFO of a multi-billion dollar public company subsidiary, where she oversaw the spin-off and public listing of two companies. FL office. Certified Public Accountant (CPA). B.A. Emory University. M.P.A. University of Texas at Austin.

Bert de Alejo
Managing Director
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Mr. de Alejo leads strategic initiatives, and is a member of the investment committee. He has executed over 95 transactions with over 20,000 units. FL office. Licensed Real Estate Broker and General Contractor. Certified Property Manager (CPM). B.A. Georgetown University. M.B.A. University of South Florida. 

Dominique Song
Director
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Ms. Song manages fund formation, investment structuring, transaction execution, and is a member of the investment committee. She started her career at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, and most recently practiced law as a private equity/M&A lawyer with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and McGuireWoods. TX office. B.S. Indiana University. J.D. University of Pennsylvania.

Eric Lemm
Director
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Mr. Lemm leads financial planning and analysis, and is a member of the investment committee. Prior, he worked at The Blackstone Group's portfolio company, LivCor, as a Financial Analysis Manager; owning a budget process that helped the company acquire over 80,000 apartments and sell 20,000 apartments in a three-year span. AZ office. B.S. Iowa State University.

Chris Green
Managing Director
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Mr. Green is responsible for building scalable processes and systems. He has played a significant role in building the HR, marketing, technology, capital raising, and acquisition teams. Prior, he worked in business development for Koch Industries and was a consultant for PwC. TX office. B.E. Vanderbilt University. M.B.A. Harvard Business School.

Gary Garcia
Director
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Mr. Garcia develops business with HNW investors, investment groups, and funds; and leverages his global network and deep Florida relationships to facilitate deal-making. Prior, he worked at Morgan Stanley as a financial adviser on investments. FL office. Certified Financial Planner (CFP). B.A. Harvard University.

Tara McCoy-Jeffers
Director
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Ms. McCoy-Jeffers oversees accounting for JV investors. Prior, she was a director at AIG Global Real Estate where she oversaw accounting and reporting for a diverse portfolio of direct investments and joint ventures with over $2B in assets under management. FL office. B.B.A. Bernard Baruch College.

Michael Long
Director
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Mr. Long oversees procurement including vendor selection, contract negotiation, and internal procurement process. Prior, he spent 15 years in the aerospace industry with Rolls-Royce, including work as a global procurement executive in Krakow, Poland. FL office. B.A. and M.B.A. Indiana University.

Property Management & Acquisitions Team

Joshua Minix
Managing Director
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Mr. Minix leads acquisitions and third-party property management expansion in the Mountain West and Pacific Northwest. He has executed more than 80 deals. Prior, he participated in acquisitions at the Institute for Defense Analyses before practicing litigation as an attorney at Wiley Rein. CO office. B.S. George Mason University. J.D. Harvard Law School.

Neal Herman
Director
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Mr. Herman leads acquisitions and third-party property management expansion in the Southeast.  Prior, he served in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer, completing two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a staff assignment with U.S. Special Operations Command. FL office. B.S. Naval Academy. M.B.A. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Ryan Reyes
Director
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Mr. Reyes leads acquisitions and third-party property management expansion in Central US with a focus on Texas. He has acquired and repositioned over 10,000 apartments. Prior, he served as a Federal Agent with the Department of Homeland Security’s Special Operations Group, receiving his Counter Terrorism Specialist Certification. TX office. B.S. University of Tampa.

Janice Richards
Regional VP
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Ms. Richards drives operations in residential property management, and helps lead third party property management expansion. Prior, she worked for 16 years at a $9B property management company, overseeing 10k+ units of large multifamily properties. She was also VP of asset management at The Picerne Group as a VP. FL office. B.A. Upper Iowa University.

Clint Miller
Director
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Mr. Miller develops new business in third-party property management. He helped grow property management operations to over 14,000 units; worked his entire career in residential property management; and completed a 4-year bachelor’s degree in property management. FL office. B.S. Florida State University.

Colt Conner
Director
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Mr. Conner oversees the asset management for all properties. Previously, he led the asset management team at ECI Capital where he was directly involved in acquisition, development and asset management of over 12,500 units in the Southeast US. TX office. B.A. Kennesaw State University. M.B.A. Georgia State University.

Monica Escobedo
Regional VP
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Ms. Escobedo drives operations in residential property management, and helps lead third party property management expansion.. Prior, she worked at Texas-based apartment developer, The Finger Companies, as the VP of Property Management. She has managed 20,000+ apartments in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. TX office. Certified Property Manager (CPM).

Forrest White
Director
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Mr. White leads construction services including redevelopment of new acquisitions and major capital projects on existing properties. Prior, Mr. White directed asset engineering for a $15B company, and was Vice President at Progress Residential where he oversaw construction services for 25,000 single-family rental homes. AZ office. B.S. University of Arizona.

Coporate Team

Chris Yen
Managing Director
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Mr. Yen is responsible for technology, supporting both operations and corporate teams. Prior, he spent 10 years in the asset management industry at Bridgewater Associates, working in macrofundamental research, risk analysis, portfolio operations, and trading analytics. TX office. B.A. Harvard University.

Andy Pérez-Benzo
Director
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Mr. Pérez-Benzo oversees new ventures and initiatives to expand the existing portfolio of businesses. Prior, he launched multiple entrepreneurial ventures with multi-billion dollar industrial client portfolios. He began his career directing expansion for Uber across the Americas. NY office. B.A. Princeton University.

Martha Washington
Director
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Ms. Washington currently oversees HR functions. She has over 10 years of experience in HR with a focus on combining HR business practices with technology. Prior, she worked as the HR Operations Director at CBRE, with more than 70,000 employees across 60+ countries. TX office. B.A. University of Texas at Arlington.

Bryan Castillo
Senior Associate
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Mr. Castillo negotiates and secures debt financing for new and existing properties, and oversees the acquisition transaction process. Prior, he spent 7 years at Prudential Mortgage Capital Co., where he was involved in over 40 transactions with total financings in excess of $1.5B. FL office. B.S. Florida State University.   

Joseph Facchini
Managing Director
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Mr. Facchini helps set strategy, advises on new acquisitions, and participates on the investment committee. Prior, he traded derivatives at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, and professionally invested for his own account. NY office. B.A. Princeton University.

Andrew Zimmerman
Director
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Mr. Zimmerman helps lead business development activities. Prior, he was a Partner and Director at Hatteras Funds, a hedge fund and private equity firm. TX office. Certified Financial Planner (CFP). B.S. North Carolina State University.

Andre Gonzalez
Director
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Mr. Gonzalez develops business with HNW investors, investment groups, and funds; he specializes in creative deal placement and 1031 Exchange properties. He has also led fintech initiatives, including crowdfunding. NY office. B.A. Harvard University.

Craig Tessiatore
Director
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Mr. Tessiatore leads joint venture and institutional partnerships. Prior, he worked at the Raymond James Investment Banking Group, where he advised middle-market companies on capital raising and mergers and acquisitions. He was also a CPA at KPMG in Chicago. NY office. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Certified Public Accountant (CPA). B.S. Boston College.