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IN THENews MILESTONES PEOPLE Ashley Schroeder, after more than eight years with Minol in Tampa, joined forces with a few other business partners to form The Billing Associates. This allowed us to expand our services on a national level. The Billing Associates is a locally owned and operated company that utilizes a scalable billing platform that delivers more than one million bills annually. Jennifer Walker has joined WRH Realty Services, Inc. as a Regional Director. Jennifer has more than 16 years of experience in the multifamily industry, with an emphasis on new construction/lease up, conventional, tax credit, bond, senior and Section 8 assets. She is responsible for a diverse portfolio of properties, including implementing programs to enhance the economics of each asset in the Houston region. She has received her Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS), National Compliance Professional Executive (NCP-E), Certified Occupancy Specialist (C.O.S.), her Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP), and her Certified Professional of Occupancy (C.P.O.) Certifications. WRH also hired Joe Springsteen as Managing Director of Business Development. Based in Atlanta, Springsteen will report to CEO Mark Rutledge, and oversee the company’s expansion of third-party multifamily management and advisory services. Freddie Mac in McLean, VA appointed Mike Lipson as senior vice president of multifamily asset management, responsible for a $109 billion multifamily performing and nonperforming loans portfolio. Lipson recently served as president and CEO of Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC. Prior to that, he was executive vice president of Capmark Finance where he managed the master, primary and special servicing platforms in the U.S., Europe and Asia before assuming oversight of the origination, underwriting and closing of loans through Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae DUS, HUD, FHA and conventional sources. ARD Distributors has hired Sharon Provo to head up the Outdoor Grill Division as Grill Division Manager for both the Florida and Georgia markets. She will be working directly in the industry and with local ARD Distributor representatives to launch their new outdoor BBQ grill product lines. The grills are state Fire Marshal-approved products and now available to both the apartment and condo markets. Sharon spent the last nine years with MacGray. COMPANIES Palatine Capital Partners awarded Horizon Realty Management, Inc. the management contracts for their remainder multi-family portfolio. The portfolio includes eight properties, over 1,235 units and over 76,450 sq ft of Commercial space in the following states: Washington, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Ohio, Kansas and Tennessee. The properties range in size from 63 units to 320 units and include high rises in urban locations and garden-style communities in suburban locations. Tampa-based Phillips Development & Realty (PDR) and Warwick, RIbased Picerne Real Estate Group have launched a joint venture called Phillips-Picerne Properties, LLC. The partnership targets new development and repositioning opportunities for core and core-plus multi-housing projects across the country. “This venture combines two outstanding teams paving the way to capitalize on the rebounding multi-family market,” said Don Phillips, Managing Director of PDR. “The winning combination of Phillips’ vision, site selection, creative financing, and development expertise coupled with Picerne’s proven reputation in construction and superior property management will position the team to be a highly competitive force in the national multi-family sector.” According to Robert Picerne, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Picerne Real Estate Group “the two teams complement each other in a very synergistic way and capitalize on each other’s talents.” ● Change Point.® The next generation in laundry payment. This revolutionary Internet-enabled payment and monitoring system offers benefits for both residents and property management. To see a short video on Change Point®, visit 1- 8 8 8- M A C- G RAY 506900_Mac.indd 1 14 l MultifamilyFLORIDA l SUMMER 2011 2/14/11 1:32:16 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Multifamily Florida - Summer 2011

President Message
Legislative Update
Market Report
In the News
HUD’s Office of Healthcare Programs Making Progress in Delivering Senior Housing and Healthcare Loans More Efficiently
Is It Just Me, Or Does Everyone Seem Angry These Days?
Smart Marketing by Partnering With Corporate Housing Companies
Injuries on Your Property
Product/Service Council Directory

Multifamily Florida - Summer 2011