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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

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.

Greg Lozinak

Gregory J. Lozinak is the Chief Operating Officer of Newcastle Limited. He is responsible for the strategic direction and investment activity of the firm. Prior to joining Newcatle, Mr. Lozinak served as COO of Monument Real Estate Services and as a division president of Invitation Homes, where he oversaw the operational and financial aspects of an 8,000-home rental portfolio with properties in North Carolina, Chicago and Minneapolis.

Mr. Lozinak has more than 20 years of experience in real estate investment and management, having previously managed an extensive portfolio across the U.S. for Waterton Residential, ING Clarion Partners and Archstone. He graduated cum laude from Saint Bonaventure University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. Mr. Lozinak also served as an officer in the U.S. Army.

Chief Executive Officer, Newcastle Limited

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.

Managing Director at Trammell Crow Residential
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.

Senior Vice President, Sares-Regis Group
Esther Bonardi

Esther Bonardi

Esther Bonardi has more than 25 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 and now serves as Vice President of Marketing, overseeing marketing strategy and initiatives for this global organization’s full product line, including residential, affordable housing, senior living, commercial, investment management, energy and more.

Vice President, Marketing, Yardi Systems

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).

Director of Marketing, Security Properties Residential

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

Steve Merchant

Mr. Merchant is responsible for all aspects of marketing and branding, sales guidance/process/metrics, customer call center, customer intelligence and ancillary income partnerships. Special projects include Lead for "Apartment of the Future" study with partner IDEO, Executive Sponsor of online resident portal, and Lead Contact with national corporate housing providers.

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Equity Residential