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Team Lamberti   Steve T. Lamberti
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Lamberti is the Chief Operating Officer of Milestone Apartments REIT and Milestone Management. Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Lamberti served as Chief Operating Officer of The Milestone Group. Mr. Lamberti has over 30 years experience in the real estate industry and is responsible for establishing asset strategy, conducting property and portfolio acquisition selection, completing acquisition due diligence, and maximizing property value. Mr. Lamberti has served as an executive officer at Milestone for over 7 years. Prior to his involvement with The Milestone Group, he spent 14 years with Walden Residential Properties. At Walden, Mr. Lamberti was responsible for coordinating acquisition selection, due diligence and approval of all underwriting while overseeing the properties’ financial performance, asset management, marketing, repositioning and human resources. Prior to joining Milestone, Mr. Lamberti served as Vice President of Archon Group & Chief Operating Officer of Archon Management Services, a majority owned subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, where he led the expansion of Archon’s owner-managed division from approximately 3,000 multifamily units to over 30,000 units. Mr. Lamberti received two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Nevada – Reno. He holds the Certified Property Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management, is on the Board of Directors of the National Multi Housing Council, and has served in various positions with the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas and the National Apartment Association.

 

Team Newberry   Ryan Newberry
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Newberry has spent his career specializing in the financial services industry with specific experience in insurance, real estate and mortgage banking. Ryan was with KPMG, LLP for over 9 years assisting clients with numerous accounting and business issues primarily related to fair value measurement, real estate, insurance, securitizations, hedge accounting, asset purchases and business combinations. Before joining Milestone, he was Assistant Vice President, Finance at the Republic Group, where he managed Treasury, Risk Management and Financial Analysis, Reinsurance accounting, and other specific projects including investment allocation planning and M&A evaluations. Mr. Newberry graduated from Texas Tech University and holds a Certified Public Accountant designation. Mr. Newberry is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

 

Team Blankenship   Monica Blakenship
Vice President of Human Resources
Ms. Blankenship, Milestone Management's Vice President of Human Resources, has over 27 years of HR experience in the real estate industry. Ms. Blankenship is responsible for policies and programs covering employment, compensation and benefits, organizational development, employee relations and retention and compliance with federal, state and local laws. Ms. Blankenship's HR experience includes eight years with Gerald D. Hines Interests, an international commercial real estate development and property management company headquartered in Houston, Texas, where she managed the corporate employment and benefits functions. She later joined Drever Partners/Concierge Management as HR Director creating the HR department and building the HR/Payroll infrastructure for the property management company. In 1997, Ms. Blankenship became VP of Human Resources for Walden following their merger with Drever Partners and joined their corporate management team in Dallas, Texas.

 

Team Horn   Eve Horn
Regional Vice President of Property Operations

Ms. Horn serves as the Regional Vice President of Property Operations over the Dallas/Fort Worth and Denver regions for Milestone Management. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of property operations. Ms. Horn has over 28 years experience with expertise in all variables of multi-family real estate ranging from property management, acquisitions & repositioning and new development. Ms. Horn has been involved at the regional and national levels in both conventional and student living management. Ms. Horn began her career with Henry S. Miller, she has also held management positions with Fairfield Residential and Trammell Crow Residential. Ms. Horn served as Vice President & Divisional Manager for JPI overseeing the western conventional division, then the national student housing division. She has also served as Executive Director of Operations for the student housing division of The Firstworthing Company.

 

Team Jackson   Kellie Jackson
Regional Vice President of Property Operations

Ms. Jackson serves as the Regional Vice President of Property Operations and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of property operations for the East Region comprising of assets located in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Maryland. Ms. Jackson has spent over seventeen years in the multi-family industry gaining expertise in acquisitions, repositions and dispositions. Ms. Jackson currently serves as Immediate Past President for the First Coast Apartment Association and the Vice President of the Florida Apartment Association as well a delegate to the Board for the National Apartment Association. She also sits on the Budget and Finance Committee, Lyceum Committee and is a PAC Ambassador for NAA. Ms. Jackson is a 2007 graduate of the Lyceum Leadership Program. Ms. Jackson currently holds her Certified Property Manager designation from the Institution of Real Estate Management as well as the Certified Apartment Manager from the National Apartment Association.

 

Team Sherman   Jeffrey L. Sherman
Vice President of Information Technology

Mr. Sherman, Milestone Management's Vice President of Information Technology, is responsible for the evaluation and implementation of technology to improve operations. His duties include day-to-day supervision of systems operations, business applications, user support and on-going projects. Prior to joining Milestone Management, Mr. Sherman served as VP of Information Technology for Walden Management Company. Mr. Sherman started with WMC in 1989, gaining years of on-site experience, while playing an integral role in creating the company's information technology department and implementing the company's technical infrastructure and software solutions.

 

Team Stiles   Melanie Stiles
Vice President of Training and Marketing

Ms. Stiles serves as the Vice President of Training and Marketing and is responsible for Milestone's professional education programs and national marketing initiatives. Ms. Stiles is a leasing and marketing professional with a "grass roots" approach to her training philosophy. Having started as a Leasing Associate and advancing to the position of Community Manager, Ms. Stiles has a unique and valued view of what the life of a "community" truly is. Ms. Stiles was promoted to the position of Training Director for Walden Residential Property Trust in 1998, which at the time, was the third largest REIT in the country. During her 15 year multi-family career, she has gained expertise in strategic sales and marketing planning, curriculum development, property management, repositioning and acquisitions. Ms. Stiles has served on the Board of Directors for both the Apartment Association of Tarrant County and the Texas Apartment Association. Ms. Stiles has served as chair person for numerous committees and is a noted speaker and author of articles in national real estate industry publications such as Units magazine delivering industry related topics including: Fair Housing, Creating Marketing Plans, Employee Turnover, Advertising Effectiveness, and Synergy.

 

Team Van Winkle   Beth Van Winkle
Regional Vice President of Property Operations

Ms. Van Winkle serves as Regional Vice President of Property Operations over the Houston, Austin/San Antonio and Phoenix regions for Milestone Management. Her career spans over 30 years, including previous service with such companies as Balcor Property Management and Concierge Management Corporation. Prior to joining Milestone, Ms. Van Winkle served as Divisional Vice-President of Walden Management Company. She has experience in both conventional and tax-credit property management. Ms. Van Winkle served as President of the Houston Apartment Association in 2009. She serves as President of the Texas Apartment Association. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Apartment Association Education Foundation and is a delegate to the Board of the National Apartment Association. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Westchase Business District and the Greater Houston Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. Ms. Van Winkle holds the CPM® (Certified Property Manager) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management as well as the CAM (Certified Apartment Manager) and CAPS (Certified Apartment Property Supervisor) designations from the National Apartment Association. Ms. Van Winkle is a Lyceum graduate of the National Apartment Association and is licensed as a Texas Real Estate Salesperson.

 

Team Warren   Jim Warren
Vice President of Property Operations

Mr. Warren is responsible for the leadership and oversight of Milestone’s property management operations and marketing while supporting the overall business plan and strategic direction of the company. Prior to this role, Mr. Warren served as COO/CMO of The Rockbridge Group’s (fka FirstService Residential Realty (FSRR)) multifamily management division, overseeing all facets of operations, marketing and business development. Previously with FSRR’s investor division, he drove the sales and marketing initiatives behind the rapid expansion to 100,000+ single family and multifamily REO units and was instrumental in the strategic merger of PropertyAccess, TenantAccess, and FirstService Residential Realty to create one of the largest residential property management firms in North America. Mr. Warren brings twenty-five years of residential and commercial real estate industry experience, having served in various executive capacities for design, marketing, and development companies. He completed the Architectural Technology program from Humber College in Toronto and the Entrepreneurial Masters program from MIT. Additionally, he served on the board of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and received three Telly Awards.

 

Team Woddard   Mary Beth Woodard
Regional Vice President of Property Operations

Ms. Woodard is the Regional Vice President of Property Operations for the Northeast Region serving North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and DC. Mary Beth has been in property management for over 35 years in various capacities including operations, construction, marketing, training, and human resources. She has been affiliated with Lincoln Property; Summit Properties; Colonial Properties Trust, and Balfour Beatty. Prior to joining Milestone in 2016, when the Northeast Region was formed, Ms. Woodard was Executive Vice President of Northwood Ravin. Ms. Woodard has served as the President of the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association and served as the first female Chairwoman of the National Apartment Association in 1999. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Community Housing Development Corporation a non-profit for affordable housing for special needs citizens; the Blumenthal Performing Arts Board and Virginia Tech’s Property Management Board of Directors. Ms. Woodard has earned her Certified Property Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management; her Certified Apartment Property Supervisor from the National Apartment Association and is a North Carolina Real Estate Broker. She was named Charlotte Business Women of the Year by the Charlotte Business Journal.