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    Faith Aids

    Faith Aids

    Faith Aids articulates RedPeak’s unique offerings through full-spectrum marketing, branding and tech initiatives. In her 15+ career, Faith has held various Marketing roles including Marketing Specialist and Regional Marketing Manager at Carmel Partners and Vice President of Marketing & Branding at Laramar Group. Her work with RedPeak from 2013-2018 established the company's tech-focused marketing strategy, and awarded her the AAMD Tribute Award for Most Outstanding Marketing Professional. During her time as Vice President of Marketing and Branding at Laramar, Aids led the rebrand of the Local by Laramar platform, corporate rebrand and website development for Laramar Group, and the implementation of Recognize, Laramar’s first nationwide employee recognition program. In her return to RedPeak in 2020, Aids oversees RedPeak's formal change management process and the Marketing and Innovation teams. She knows that today’s marketing climate dictates constant innovation and is dedicated to staying ahead of trend and relevant to today’s consumer. While some say, “proof is in the pudding,” Faith says, “success is in the stack.” She’s an expert at pivoting between platforms and executes low and high-risk decisions without hesitation.

    Director of Marketing & Innovation, RedPeak
    Esther Bonardi

    Esther Bonardi

    Esther Bonardi has more than 30 years of experience in investment real estate marketing. Having worked in multifamily management and marketing for more than 20 years, Esther joined Yardi Systems in 2011 to head up sales and marketing of the Yardi Marketing Suite, the firm’s residential front office product line. In 2016, she stepped into the lead role in Yardi’s marketing department where she serves as Vice President of Marketing, overseeing marketing strategy and initiatives for the firm. In addition to heading up Yardi’s corporate marketing, Esther is also the head of the firm’s digital marketing agency, REACH by RentCafé, with nearly 100 strategic marketing specialists, search marketing specialists and web designers serving thousands of multifamily communities across North America.

    Vice President, Yardi Systems and REACH by RentCafé
    Kitty Callaghan

    Kitty Callaghan

    Kitty Callaghan is currently responsible for leasing and marketing activities at Wasatch Premier Communities with 16,000 units in 67 multifamily residential communities throughout the western United States. Her extensive development background and experience in a multitude of markets allows her to successfully create and implement innovative marketing plans for new product, stabilized communities and properties undergoing renovation. Her expertise includes market research, product repositioning, branding, multimedia advertising and online marketing strategies.

    Kitty has over 30 years of marketing and education experience, specializing in marketing, training and communications. Her excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills have made her a sought after speaker and facilitator. Her ability to think creatively and generate fresh ideas in today’s ever changing market makes her a true asset to the multifamily industry.

    Vice President, Marketing, Wasatch Premier Communities
    Eric Clark

    Eric Clark

    Eric Clark leads the marketing and enterprise solutions and technology platform for BMC Investments and BLDG Management playing a key role in the performance, brand and culture of the organization. Prior to joining BMC, Eric served as Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Development at The Bainbridge Companies where he oversaw marketing, training, performance analytics and the development of trend forward initiatives. 

    Previously, Mr. Clark served as Director of Marketing for Greystar, where he oversaw all marketing-related strategies for more than 40,000 apartments in the company's East/Florida Division. He was also a member of Greystar's Innovation Team, which was charged with pioneering new opportunities and developing the company's strategic vision. Before his tenure at Greystar, Eric held marketing leadership roles at The Altman Companies, Winthrop Management and Lang Realty. 

    His areas of expertise include brand positioning, marketing and advertising; leading the development, implementation and use of multiple leading-edge technologies and digital platforms, operational efficiency, enhancing corporate culture and new business development. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Tampa’s John H. Sykes College of Business.

    Vice President of Marketing

    Marcella Eppsteiner

    As Vice President of Marketing at Denver-based Mission Rock Residential, Marcella oversees both the quality and accuracy of the portfolio’s branding and digital footprint. This includes 110 communities with over 25,000 units in 13 states where she and her team oversee each community’s property website, paid advertising, search engine optimization and management, Google PPC, reputation management, social media, and leveraging market data and trends to customize each community’s marketing strategy. Her and her team’s efforts ensure accurate brand representation and enhanced online customer experience while securing cost-effective efforts.

    Marcella joined Mission Rock Residential in 2012, at the company’s start (she is employee #8!), as Director of Sales and Marketing. The MRR portfolio has grown from zero communities to 110 in just 6 years. Marcella brings 15 years industry experience, where she began onsite as a leasing consultant and developed into the property manager role. She then moved into her corporate marketing experience as a marketing assistant where she continues to evolve.

    Marcella is a graduate of Florida State University and attended St. Thomas University, in Miami, FL for her Master’s of Business Administration.

    Senior Vice President of Marketing, Mission Rock Residential
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    Robert​ Gasteiger

    Robert joined Steadfast’s multifamily team in 2013 leading the creation of a marketing platform to build brand awareness and enhance visibility for Steadfast’s growing residential real estate portfolio. Today, Robert continues to oversee multifamily marketing and is responsible for the branding, communication and experience initiatives for Steadfast Companies. In addition, Robert supports the company’s senior living platform, capital projects including value add and interior design, as well as leading the company’s charitable foundation, the Steadfast Giving Tree.

    Robert received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing, from California State University at Fullerton.

    VP Marketing and Communications, Steadfast Companies
    Girish Gehani

    Girish Gehani

    Girish Gehani is Chief Operating Officer for Trilogy, where his responsibilities include implementing asset strategy, acquisition due diligence, construction management, and maximizing property value. Mr. Gehani also oversees Trilogy Residential Management, LLC, Trilogy’s affiliated property management company, where he develops and implements portfolio-wide initiatives.

    Mr. Gehani received a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Finance from New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate and a Bachelor of Arts Finance from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad School of Business. Mr. Gehani is an active member of the National Apartment Association, National Multifamily Housing Council, Chicagoland Apartment Association, and the Arizona Multifamily Association.

    Chief Operating Officer, Trilogy

    Sarah Greenough

    Since joining Princeton Properties in 1995, Ms. Greenough's focus has been on revenue generation from marketing, media development, relationship building and nurturing its online presence. Areas of expertise and focus include website design and development, search engine and social media marketing, customer services, promotions, public relations as well as implementation of technology, software, sales and leasing procedures. 

    Ms. Greenough has been a guest speaker and session panelist at national and regional industry conferences including the Apartment Internet Marketing (AIM) Conference, New England Relocation Association (NERA), Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA), International Builders Show (IBS), National Apartment Association Education Conference (NAA) and the Rental Housing Association (RHA). She serves on NAA Technology Committee and NAA Marketing Committee as well as on the inaugural AIM Advisory Board. She is a licensed Massachusetts realtor (inactive), National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP), Certified for Design, HTML and Photoshop.

    Chief Marketing Officer, Princeton Properties

    Clay Hicks

    Mr. Hicks is President of TDC Management where he is responsible for the operational oversight of all multifamily and student properties nationwide for The Dinerstein Companies (TDC). Prior to joining TDC, Clay was a Managing Director for Greystar, where he helped direct the operations of more than 40,000 units of real estate operations in the Central South Region. Clay is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University, where he was a member of their 1998 Big 12 Championship football team. He currently sits in executive positions on the board for both the Texas Apartment Association and Houston Apartment Association, where he was named to the inaugural "Forty Under 40" class.

    President, The Dinerstein Companies
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    Laurel Howell

    Laurel Howell is Vice President of Marketing at Bell Partners Inc. In her role, she oversees Bell’s corporate and property marketing initiatives including branding, digital, campaign creation and PR.

    Prior to joining Bell Partners in 2018, Laurel was at Kettler for 13 years where she oversaw the marketing department, successfully completed over 60 lease-ups, oversaw roll-out of 3 award winning corporate websites and created a digital marketing group. In addition she was involved in Business Development helping the company to grow from 16,000 to over 32,000 units eventually moving into a BD role and leading up Kettler’s Advisory Services department which assisted internal and external clients with pre-development and development consulting.

    Prior to Kettler, Laurel was with Archstone and Charles E Smith heading up Internet Marketing initiatives.

    Vice President of Marketing, Bell Partners Inc.
    Arthur Kosmider

    Arthur Kosmider

    Arthur Kosmider serves as the Senior Director of Marketing & PR  for Lefrak Organization, a NYC-based real estate developer, owner and manager. In his current role he oversees marketing, customer experience and public relations initiatives for the 20k+ unit residential portfolio nationwide. Arthur is an industry veteran who taps into his expertise in digital marketing to create data-driven initiatives that strengthen the brands and increase property performance. He is a results-oriented and highly analytical marketing professional with a strong record of increasing efficiency in the multifamily industry.

    A collaborative leader and expert in marketing technology, strategy and tactics, with over twelve years of experience in real estate, he is well-versed in brand management, lead generation , corporate PR, integrated tech stacks & digital platforms, and new development marketing. Prior to Lefrak Organization, he oversaw marketing departments at Related, Stuytown and TGM.

    Senior Director Marketing & PR, Lefrak Organization
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    Kyra Lambo

    As the Digital Marketing Director for Equity Residential, Kyra oversees the strategy and execution of all digital marketing efforts for the national portfolio of 300 communities. Her team owns the content, user experience, analytics and feature roadmap of the company’s website which is the top lead source for all communities. Her team also manages paid and organic search, resident portal feature enhancement, reputation management, social media, internet listing site strategy, email marketing, and display advertising.

    Kyra joined the Equity Residential team 11 years ago after graduating in 2010 from The University of Dayton with a BS in Marketing and International Business.

    Director, Digital Marketing at Equity Residential

    Greg Lozinak

    Gregory Lozinak is Chief Operating Officer of Hamilton Point Investments LLC and is responsible for all operating facets of the firm.

    Previously, Mr. Lozinak was Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer for Newcastle Limited where he oversaw the firm’s property and asset management activities for a multifamily, retail, and mixed-use portfolio.  He has also held chief executive and chief operating officer positions with Monument Capital Management and Monument Real Estate Services.  Mr. Lozinak was also the chief operating officer for Waterton Residential, overseeing a national multifamily platform.  He has also held senior level positions with Clarion Partners, and Archstone Communities.

    Mr. Lozinak is a 1987 graduate of St. Bonaventure University where he received a BBA in Accounting.  He also served in the United States Army attaining the rank of captain.

    Chief Executive Officer, Hamilton Point Investments

    Steve Merchant

    Steve Merchant is Managing Director of Multifamily Operations at Newcastle Limited and is responsible for the financial performance and long-term viability of the multifamily portfolio.  

    Prior to Newcastle, Mr. Merchant served as Managing Director at Magnolia Capital and SVP, Operations at Equity Residential. In his 15 years at Equity Residential, he was responsible for Marketing, Sales, Call Center, Customer Insights, Maintenance Technology, Ancillary Income/RUBs, Procurement and Utilities functions. His experience prior to multifamily included Bain & Company and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.  

    Mr. Merchant received his BA Accounting at the University of Kansas, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Managing Director of Multifamily Operations at Newcastle Limited
    Courtney Patterson

    Courtney Patterson

    Courtney Patterson, Senior Director of Marketing at Northwood, focuses on an analytic approach to marketing solutions.  Her 14 year tenure in multifamily has awarded her experience in a variety of assets including lease-ups, high-rise and mid-rise builds, student housing, mixed use, garden and value add communities throughout the nation. Mrs. Patterson previously gained her marketing experience from Greystar as a Marketing Manager in the Southeast Regional Marketing portfolio and  WNCT-TV where she was the  Marketing Director from 2006- 2009.  Courtney graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication in 2006. 

    Senior Director of Marketing at Northwood
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    Billy Pettit

    In his role as President, Billy Pettit is responsible for the strategic planning and growth of the company, and maintains oversight of Pillar’s operations and development teams. Under his leadership, Pillar Properties has flourished and the company has been recognized with numerous awards. The company’s explosive growth has led to five consecutive appearances on The Puget Sound Business Journal’sannual list of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies, as well as four consecutive appearances on the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.  Based on team member satisfaction, Pillar was recognized as one of Washington’s Best Workplaces by The Puget Sound Business Journal in 2015 and 2018, and also by Seattle Business Magazine in 2017 and 2018.  Pillar has also received national recognitionwith five consecutive top-five rankings, twice finishing number one overall, on the annual resident satisfaction survey conducted by SatisFacts.  Pillar Passions, the company’s philanthropic initiative, received the Multifamily Executive Community Service Award for 2016.

    Pillar Properties currently has a portfolio of 1,700 apartment units throughout the Puget Sound region, with plans to add another 1,000 units over the next several years.  As the developer for sister-company Merrill Gardens, Pillar has added over 3,000 units to the senior housing portfolio and is currently managing an active development pipeline of over 10 projects. To-date, Pettit has been involved in over 30 development projects with a combined total cost in excess of $2 billion. 

    Pettit currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association (WMFHA).  He was named to the Puget Sound Business Journal 40-Under-40 Class of 2017 and the Urban Land Institute 40-Under-40 Class of 2016.  He also received the Multifamily Executive Rising Star of the Year Awardin 2013 and is a former member of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing Future Leaders Council.  Pettit holds a B.A. in Economics from Hamilton College, and a MBA in Finance from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.

    President, Pillar Properties
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    Daryl E. Smith

    Daryl Smith serves as  Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for KETTLER.  With 20 years of multifamily marketing experience, Daryl brings a wealth of knowledge and strategic leadership to KETTLER’s marketing department.  He specializes in digital media, marketing operations as well as brand strategy.

    Prior to joining KETTLER, Daryl served as the National Director of Marketing for Pinnacle, where he was responsible for marketing operations for over 175,000 units in markets nationwide.  He also spent several years at Trammel Crow, Riverstone Residential, Greystar and Bonaventure, overseeing strategic marketing operations for both corporate and property marketing operations. 

    Daryl is known for his innovative next-generation marketing strategies. He received a masters’ degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin before moving to Washington, D.C., where he now lives. Prior to entering the multifamily market, Daryl worked in Public Television for 10 years in broadcast operations and station relations for Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in Alexandria, Va., WETA-TV, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin Public Television, Madison, Wis.

    Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Kettler Enterprises

    Beth Tuttle

    As Vice President of Marketing at LMC, a Lennar Company, Beth Tuttle strategically plans and executes marketing and branding for a national portfolio of new construction A+ communities, which includes roughly 75 communities nationwide. She takes great pride in supporting LMC’s amazing marketing team and promoting the LMC brand.  Beth is a Texas Tech graduate and joined the multifamily industry in 2001. Beth truly loves her job with LMC, but she also cherishes the time she can spend in Dallas with her family.

    Vice President of Marketing, LMC, A Lennar Company

    Susan Vickery

    Based in Austin, Ms. Vickery performs the Resident Experience role for the western US. In this position, she is involved in the pre-development process, plan review and interior design direction, determining overall property themes and sourcing the latest technologies and amenities for inclusion in each deal. Prior to moving exclusively into a development role in 2016, Ms. Vickery ran Asset Management for the western US, where she was responsible for a portfolio valued up to $1.3 billion. She also oversaw the placement of equity from TCR’s acquisition fund with AEW, and served as the Fort Hood housing Operations Director during its brief involvement in military housing.

    Principal at Caryatid Consulting
    Heather Wallace

    Heather Wallace

    Ms. Wallace is responsible for marketing and sales as well as sourcing new business relationships for SARES-REGIS Group across the Western United States. SRG is a real estate development, investment and management firm specializing in residential and commercial properties in the western United States.

    Managing Director, Bozzuto
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    Kari Warren

    Kari is the Chief Operating Officer of Management for Kairoi in charge of all property operations, construction services, marketing, revenue management, and training. She brings over 20 years of experience to the Kairoi team with a background in marketing, branding, and customer service in the residential and interior design industries. Kari previously served as head of operations for Anyone Home, and as a lead executive in charge of strategic marketing, branding and communications for both BRE Properties and AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

    Kari holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Texas A&M University. In the community, Kari volunteers for Antonian College Preparatory High School, the American Heart Association, and the Woodlawn Theatre. She also loves golden retrievers, spending time at the theater, swim competitions, and time with her family.

    Chief Operating Officer, Kairoi

    Laurel Zacher

    Laurel Zacher is a marketing strategist with 20 years' of multifamily real estate and media experience. She oversees direct marketing for Security Properties Residential's portfolio of communities throughout the US. Ms. Zacher is passionate about refining the customer experience, and am a frequent guest lecturer and speaker on marketing, online reputation management and customer service at national and regional trade conferences (NMHC OpTech, National Apartment Association, Apartmentalize, AIM, IREM's Trends, EdCon, MMHA Convention, and the Working Together Conference).

    Vice President, Marketing and Talent Development at Security Properties
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    Mark E. Zikra

    As senior vice president of technology & innovation, Mark Zikra is at the forefront of the most exciting time for technological advancement in real estate. He oversees CA’s approach to developing cutting edge solutions that can have a transformative impact on property operations, resident experience, and asset investment. Through the technology and innovation team he leads, Mark is working hard to make the future a reality in CA’s world class assets.

    In 2021, Mark was recognized as one of GlobeSt.‘s 2021 CRE Tech Influencers. An integral part in shifting the industry from segmented property technology to cohesive, integrated smart buildings, he explores new and emerging products and services and aligns the firm with technology companies to improve operations and position properties for the future.

    Beginning as a leasing manager at one of CA’s very first assets, Mark was constantly looking for ways to streamline operations and use technology to solve inefficiencies. Over the years he has worked extensively in over 30 different markets across the U.S. and Europe, in many different professions ranging from leasing and operations to maintenance and marketing, and eventually, systems and technology. 

    Mark earned a BS in Marketing from Iowa State University.

    Senior Vice President of Technology & Innovation at CA Ventures