HOWARD COHEN CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Howard D. Cohen leads as the Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic | Pacific Companies and has served in this position for nearly 20 years. Mr. Cohen’s role includes the oversight of all affiliated companies, managing the company’s investments and creating strategic partnerships that further enhance the firm’s systematic and intelligent approach to delivering better results and a richer experience.
Mr. Cohen practiced with the preeminent law firms of Ruden McClosky, P.A. and Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., as a senior real estate attorney specializing in commercial real estate, financing and lending transactions. Mr. Cohen has more than 25 years of real estate investment, real estate law and management experience.
Mr. Cohen, a Miami Beach native, graduated from Miami Beach Senior High in 1985, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 1989, and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Miami in 1993 with Magna Cum Laude distinction. Mr. Cohen currently serves on the board of directors of Cornell University’s Center for Real Estate Finance
RANDY WEISBURD CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Randy K. Weisburd, Chief Operating Officer of Atlantic | Pacific Companies, is primarily responsible for the formulation and execution of the company’s overall strategic plan as well as day-to-day growth management. Under the Atlantic | Pacific corporate umbrella, Mr. Weisburd oversees Acquisitions, Asset & Property Management, Development, Fund Management and General Contracting. He has served as court appointed Receiver and Monitor as well as Advisory – Lead Partner on numerous assignments during the past several years.
Prior to joining Atlantic | Pacific, Mr. Weisburd served as Vice President of LNR Property Corporation. During Mr. Weisburd’s nine year tenure at LNR, he was directly responsible for the acquisition, development and management of numerous commercial properties throughout the United States.
Mr. Weisburd currently serves on the Board of Directors of Lehrman Community Day School, The University of Miami School of Business Administration Real Estate Advisory Board and is the past Chairman of the Miami Beach Planning Board. Mr. Weisburd, a Miami Beach native, graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School in 1985 and the University of Miami in 1989 with a degree in Business.
KENNETH COHEN CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Ken Cohen is a managing partner of Atlantic | Pacific Companies and serves as the Chief Financial Officer managing the financial operations and reporting for the corporate companies. Mr. Cohen also oversees all the daily accounting activities for family owned rental communities including the receivables, payables and payroll. Mr. Cohen is responsible for creating and maintaining site level budgets which are reported during monthly corporate variance meetings.
Mr. Cohen joined the staff of Kenneth Leventhal & Company, a national accounting firm specializing in the real estate industry. Shortly after, the firm merged into Ernst & Young, LLP. and Mr. Cohen completed his tenure as a member of the Senior Tax department. Mr. Cohen double tracked with the company and worked within both the audit and tax departments.
Mr. Cohen, a Miami Beach native, graduated from Ransom Everglades School in 1988, Cornell University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel & Restaurant Administration and received a Master in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. He is also licensed in the State of Florida as a Certified Public Accountant.
DAVID HALPRYN SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
David G. Halpryn is a partner of Atlantic | Pacific Companies. Mr. Halpryn is responsible for all aspects of facilities maintenance. As Senior Vice President of Operations, Mr. Halpryn oversees over 50 maintenance supervisors within the Management Company. Mr. Halpryn’s role within the General Contracting Company includes oversight of the estimating department and general review of all bids and scope of services. Mr. Halpryn is very involved in the Development Company as an active participant in all phases of operations.
Prior to Atlantic | Pacific Companies, Mr. Halpryn served as Director of Facilities Management for a large privately held Hospitality Company overseeing over 300 employees. During his 11 year tenure with this group, he was responsible for all operations and purchasing.
Mr. Halpryn, a Miami Beach native, graduated Miami Beach Senior High School in 1983 and The University of Miami in 1987 with a Business Management degree.
STANLEY COHEN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Stanley D. Cohen is a managing partner of Atlantic | Pacific Companies and serves as the Executive Vice President of the West Coast division. Stanley supervises the day-to-day operation of the corporate offices based in San Diego. Mr. Cohen is also active in the management of the family owned rental communities based in California.
Mr. Cohen originally hails from Miami Beach, Florida but has lived in the San Diego area since the early 1990’s. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University (Phi Beta Kappa) and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of California of Los Angeles. Mr. Cohen has been involved in real estate for over 15 years and has held a California Real Estate Broker’s License since 1998.
Fund, Acquisitions and Asset Management
MARK BRIGGS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Mark Briggs joined Atlantic | Pacific Real Estate Group (“APREG”) in 2009 and has over 30 years of finance and real estate experience. Mr. Briggs oversees the Asset & Property Management functions for all Joint Venture and Fund related activities.
Prior to joining APREG, Mr. Briggs was Regional President-Southeast for the Commercial Property Group of LNR Property Corporation, one of the pre-eminent distressed debt portfolio buyers. During his 12 years at LNR, Mr. Briggs held a diverse range of senior level positions including Regional Treasurer, SVP/Regional CFO, SVP-Real Estate and ultimately Regional President. As Treasurer and then Regional CFO, Mr. Briggs managed over $600 million of structured portfolio debt, directed all regional finance, loan servicing and special servicing operations, and participated in all loan work-out and REO strategy sessions. As SVP-Real Estate and Regional President, Mr. Briggs directed the asset management, acquisitions/dispositions and development of a $600 million portfolio of wholly owned and joint venture investments.
Prior to LNR, Mr. Briggs managed the treasury function for John Wieland Homes and held various treasury and finance positions with Conoco Inc.
He holds B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from the University of Kansas.
GREG WARD CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
Greg Ward joined Atlantic | Pacific Real Estate Group in 2009 bringing over 20 years of extensive real estate experience. Mr. Ward is responsible for all multi-family acquisitions including the structuring of equity and debt while facilitating investment strategy and execution. He is also a current Board Member for an Atlanta based non-profit named Rebuilding Together Atlanta which strives to preserve and revitalize houses and communities in Atlanta, GA.
Prior to his arrival at APREG, Mr. Ward served as Vice President of Fowler Property Acquisitions (FPA), a full service real estate company with assets of $1.3 billion. As Vice President, Mr. Ward was responsible for opening a regional office and developing a platform for the company to enter the Southeastern market.
Prior to joining FPA, Mr. Ward served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Dispositions at LNR Property Corporation. During Mr. Ward’s 14-year tenure at LNR, he was directly responsible for the acquisition and disposition of numerous commercial properties throughout the United States. As part of his disposition role, Mr. Ward was responsible for developing and implementing a strategic disposition strategy for the company’s REO portfolio.
Mr. Ward graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. in Finance and received an M.B.A. with a concentration in Real Estate from Georgia State University.
BRETT DUKE MANAGING DIRECTOR
Brett Duke joined Atlantic | Pacific Real Estate Group in 2012 and has over 15 years of real estate experience in acquisitions, asset management, development, and investment sales. His primary role within the organization is to manage the investment portfolio and assist with new acquisitions.
Prior to joining A|P, Mr. Duke was an Asset Manager with Rialto Capital Management, where he managed a portfolio of non-performing debt valued at over $60 million and participated in the acquisition of more than $500 million of commercial real estate loans and REO.
Prior to Rialto, Mr. Duke was the Development Manager for Perennial Properties, a boutique multi-family investment and development firm primarily focused on developing mixed-use projects in the city of Atlanta. In this role, Mr. Duke participated in site-selection, underwriting, due diligence, zoning, financing, project execution, and economic stabilization.
Mr. Duke began his career working in financial analysis and modeling in both consulting and investment sales/investment banking roles. In this capacity he worked at several high profile firms to include LNR Property Corporation and Grubb & Ellis, among others.
Mr. Duke is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in finance.
MATTHEW SMITH CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER
Matthew Smith, CPA and LCAM, joined Atlantic | Pacific Management (APM) in October 2006 as an Assistant Controller. In July 2011, Mr. Smith was promoted to Corporate Controller. As the Corporate Controller, he supervised the accounting staff for the 3rd party property management division. In July 2016, Mr. Smith was named Chief Accounting Officer of Atlantic | Pacific Real Estate Group. He is responsible for all Joint Venture and Fund reporting.
Mr. Smith graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor degree in Communications from Penn State University. He obtained his Master in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University in 2010. He is also licensed in the state of Florida as a Certified Public Accountant.
JOSEPH R. JACKSON SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR
Mr. Jackson joined Atlantic | Pacific Real Estate Group in 2011 and is primarily responsible for sourcing new acquisition opportunities to expand the company’s direct real estate holdings throughout the United States.
Prior to joining Atlantic | Pacific, Mr. Jackson spent 20 years working in the apartment brokerage arena where he was frequently retained by institutional owners to represent them in the sale of their real estate holdings. His client list includes: LaSalle Investment Management, Prudential Real Estate Investors, RREEF, Heitman Capital Management, INVESCO Realty Advisors, JP Morgan Asset Management, SSR Realty Advisors, Berkshire Property Advisors, JPI, Related Companies, Equity Residential Properties Trust, Waterton Associates and SK Holdings, among others.
During his tenure in the brokerage community, Mr. Jackson opened the Florida office for Moran & Company, a prominent national apartment brokerage firm and was its Southeast Regional Partner. He was also Director of Multifamily Sales at South Florida based RJS Realty Group. Mr. Jackson began his career in real estate in 1988 at CB Richard Ellis in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Jackson is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.
JAIME O'KEEFFE ASSET MANAGER
Prior to joining Atlantic | Pacific, Mr. O’Keeffe spent seven years working in the real estate private equity arena, focusing on portfolio management. His tenure was spent with Silverpeak Real Estate Partners, and its predecessor companies. While at Silverpeak, he assisted in managing a global real estate portfolio spanning three opportunistic funds with assets in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He has worked with a variety of asset classes including Multifamily, Office, Retail, and Hotels. Mr. O’Keeffe graduated from Tulane University with a B.S.M. in Finance & Economics and received an M.B.A. with a concentration in Real Estate & Finance from the University of Georgia.
CHIP SHORT ASSET MANAGER
Chip Short joined Atlantic | Pacific Real Estate Group in 2016, bringing over 10 years of real estate experience in acquisitions, asset management, development, and operations. Mr. Short serves as the Asset Manager for A|P’s Blue Atlantic Funds I & II, where he is responsible for the oversight and execution the assets’ business plans. Mr. Short also provides support to the underwriting and due diligence processes for property acquisitions.
Prior to joining A|P, Mr. Short was a Director with CF Real Estate Services, where he led the underwriting process for over $550 million of acquisitions and $120 million of developments. Previously, Mr. Short served as the Vice President of Underwriting with Cortland Partners' Investment team. He began his career as a Real Estate Associate at Greystar Real Estate Partners.
Mr. Short holds an M.B.A. from Emory University with concentrations in Finance and Real Estate, an M.S. in Real Estate from Georgia State University, and a B.S. in Accounting from Presbyterian College.
RUDY ROJAS DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Rudy Rojas joined Atlantic | Pacific Development (APD) in 2005 bringing over 15 years of construction management experience.
Mr. Rojas is the Project Director for Atlantic | Pacific Development and is responsible for overseeing the design and construction activities for all APD projects.
Prior to Atlantic | Pacific Development, Mr. Rojas a State of Florida Licensed Building Contractor, served as Maintenance Director for IMS Management a multi-family residential management company. He was responsible for all maintenance operations and capital improvement projects within the State of Florida.
JAY LEDBETTER FINANCIAL ANALYST
Jay Ledbetter joined Atlantic | Pacific Real Estate Group in 2016. Mr. Ledbetter works with the acquisitions group, helping to find the best investment opportunities and facilitate investment strategies. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Ledbetter received his M.B.A. from North Carolina State University with a concentration in finance and a B.S. in Finance from Auburn University.
Development and Construction
KENNETH NAYLOR CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Kenneth Naylor, a LEED Accredited Professional, oversees the strategy and operations of Atlantic | Pacific Communities. Mr. Naylor has authored urban planning articles for a variety of regional and national publications, and serves one of the nation’s most challenged affordable housing markets – the Florida Keys – in his role as a member of the Monroe County Commission’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.
In 2011 he was named one of the four “Young Leaders” in the industry by Affordable Housing Finance magazine, and he was named Multifamily Executive magazine’s Rising Star of the Year.
Prior to joining the team in 2003, he worked throughout the Southeast with Hunter Properties, Inc. on office, residential, and corporate data center developments. He graduated with Honors from the University of Miami.
DAN WILSON SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Dan Wilson is responsible for formulating and executing the company’s national growth platform; including the origination of new multifamily developments and overseeing the firm’s day-to-day acquisition and predevelopment activities. Mr. Wilson’s extensive acquisition and development experience includes more than 50 multifamily developments.
Mr. Wilson currently serves as Chairman of the ULI Multifamily Development Council for the State of Florida and is an active member of the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers. Mr. Wilson holds dual B.A. degrees in Finance and Real Estate from Florida Atlantic University.
LINDSAY LECOUR SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Lindsay Lecour oversees the APC portfolio of developments from the predevelopment phase through to the operating phase; ensuring developments optimize their sources and uses of funds and meet deadlines. Having overseen the development of more than 50 multifamily communities worth over $1.4 billion, she helps Development Managers identify and resolve issues as early as possible, and create value-add opportunities for each development.
Prior to joining the APC team, Ms. Lecour was an associate for a Seattle-based regional investment bank specializing in public finance, and a management consultant in the financial services and nonprofit sectors. Ms. Lecour holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and earned a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University, where she studied in Santiago, Chile.
JEANNE HERMAN VICE PRESIDENT
Jeanne Herman joined Atlantic | Pacific Companies in 2007 as a Financial Analyst. Ms. Herman was promoted to the role of Manager of Business and Financial Analysis in 2011, overseeing all financial analysis for the Atlantic | Pacific business lines as well as providing daily support to the management, development, acquisition, and advisory services.
Prior to joining A | P, Ms. Herman worked with Franklin Templeton Investments in the portfolio accounting department. Ms. Herman earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Barry University in Miami, Florida, during which time she also interned at Morgan Stanley and was an active member of the Financial Management Association Honor Society chapter.
LIZ WONG SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Liz Wong is responsible for the finance applications to federal, state, and local governments. Ms. Wong has over 15 years experience in affordable housing and to date has been instrumental in obtaining over $1 billion in housing credits from Florida, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Ms. Wong attended Saint John’s University and majored in Accounting.
ALEX LASTRA SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR
Alex Lastra is a founding partner of Atlantic | Pacific Development (APD). Mr. Lastra is the Vice President and Managing Director of APD. Mr. Lastra manages all real estate development, design and construction activities and supervises all activities relating to project development, including site acquisition, market analysis, financial feasibility and governmental approvals.
Prior to APD, Mr. Lastra was a member of The Lastra Group, a design/build firm developing small offices as well as large luxury residences. Following his tenure at The Lastra Group, Mr. Lastra joined The Related Group of Florida, and during his six years at Related was responsible for all facets of real estate development including initial site planning, land entitlements and acquisitions through construction and project close out.
Mr. Lastra received his Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in Finance from Florida International University graduating with Honors. Mr. Lastra is also a State of Florida licensed General Contractor, and in 2016 was elected as President of the Latin Builders Association.
JOSEPH A. ROIG VICE PRESIDENT OF CONSTRUCTION
Joseph A. Roig joined Atlantic | Pacific Development (APD) in 2011 bringing over 17 years of construction management and development experience. Mr. Roig’s role at APD will include the construction oversight on future developments for APD.
Prior to his arrival to APD, Mr. Roig served as Vice President of Construction for Taubco. During his time at Taubco, he was responsible for the implementation of all development and construction within the Taubco portfolio of properties. During his last two years with Taubco he completed 200,000 SF of retail and office development, as well as a 400 space garage.
Mr. Roig held a similar position at Lennar Developers as Director of Construction managing the construction of Lennar’s hi-rise multifamily developments.
Prior to his tenure at Lennar, Mr. Roig spent 11 years with “best in class” general contractors, working in all phases of construction.
ANTHONY GRONDIN PROJECT DIRECTOR
Anthony Grondin joined Atlantic | Pacific Development (APD) in 2011 bringing over 15 years of construction management experience. Mr. Grondin’s role at APD will include the onsite supervision of all new construction multifamily projects for APD.
Prior to his arrival to APD, Mr. Grondin served as a Construction Manager for Lennar Homes where he oversaw the construction of 104 units at the St. Moritz condominium in Doral FL. He also was employed by Lennar Developers managing the daily activities of Lennar’s hi-rise multifamily developments. During his time at Lennar, he was responsible for daily monitoring of the construction activity at the 360º Condominiums & Marina Project, a $104,000,000 414 unit condominium and marina located in North Bay Village and The Colonnade & Park Towers Condominiums Projects, a $102,000,000 296 unit condominium located in Miami.
Mr. Grondin graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. He is also a LEED accredited professional for building design and construction, as well as, a level one post tension field specialist from the Post Tensioning Institute.
TOM SMITH SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR
Tom Smith, CPA and LCAM, Senior Managing Director of Atlantic | Pacific Management (APM), oversees all of the day-to-day operations of the management company, including the development and implementation of Best Practices for our clients. Mr. Smith has introduced policies that have served as the foundation for the successful growth and branding of the APM name. His unique blend of quality accounting and excellent operational experience developed the finest back-office operation in the property management field and sets APM apart as a world-class operation.
Mr. Smith obtained his degree from Hofstra University and began his career with the public accounting firm Touché Ross & Company, specializing in the areas of real estate and banking. For the next 18 years, Mr. Smith served as Controller and Chief Financial Officer for several top property management firms in New York City. He is a member of the Community Association Institute.
ANDREW E. RAND REGIONAL ACCOUNTING MANAGER
South Florida native Andy Rand, LCAM, is the Regional Accounting Manager for Atlantic | Pacific Management. His primary responsibility is working with clients and the A|P Management team on any special accounting related projects, including special assessment variable analysis, capital project cost analysis, bank loan cost analysis, special cash flow analysis, and financial forecasts and projections. He oversees annual budget preparation for our Condominium clients and facilitates client transitions. Mr. Rand develops in house training seminars on various accounting, budgeting and industry related topics for the regional managers, property managers and staff.
Andy has been active in the Common Interest Realty Association (CIRA) Industry for close to 20 years. He began working in the field as staff accountant at a leading South Florida CPA firm and over five years was promoted to senior accountant for homeowner associations, where he performed yearend accounting and tax services, as well as developer turnover engagements. For 9 years Andy was the Controller and Director of Accounting at Marquis Association Management, formerly CSI Management Services, where he successfully created an in house accounting department to replace their accounting vendor. This included supporting policies and an environment for five-star financial services that has become well known in South Florida and across the industry.
Focused on industry education as community service, Mr. Rand joined the Community Associations Institute South East Florida Chapter as a member of the Miami Events Committee, the Education Committee, and the Trade Show Committee, and has held officer positions as Treasurer and President. He has over 10 years’ experience teaching classes including Finance for the CAI Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership class, How to Protect Your Community Association from Fraud, Budgeting and Reserves for your Association and How to Read Your Association Financial Statements. In addition, he has written more than a dozen industry related articles for International Opulence Magazine.
Andy is Licensed Community Association Manager, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Accounting from Nova Southeastern University.
WILLIAM J. COLEMAN DIRECTOR OF CONDOMINIUM OPERATIONS
Billy Coleman joined the Atlantic|Pacific family in 2015 as a Regional Director. His contribution to our mission of "Growing Bigger, Growing Better" resulted in his promotion to Director of Condominium Operations in 2017, responsible for overseeing Broward and Palm Beach County clients, as well as our Orlando and Tampa clientele. He is focused on enhancing the services Atlantic|Pacific provides to our clients on a daily basis by streamlining and improving our operating procedures, creating better support and development opportunities for our onsite teams, and continuing our focus on relationship and reputation.
Mr. Coleman began in the community association industry in 2001 as a staff accountant. Most of his career he served as Senior Vice President of a large, publically traded community association management company, where his responsibilities included oversight of a team of nearly 700 employees extending over 300 condominiums. His experience includes working with communities ranging from five-star condominium resorts with extensive food and beverage components, 5,550 unit planned urban communities, luxury new construction communities, and communities requiring massive restoration projects.
LAURA ARRESEIGOR CORPORATE CONTROLLER
Laura Arreseigor, LCAM, joined Atlantic|Pacific Management in January 2015 as the Accounting Manager. She was promoted to Corporate Controller in July 2016, responsible for the financial reporting of all properties under management, overseeing the daily operations of the accounting department, and implementing and enforcing the accounting controls.
Ms. Arreseigor has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and over ten years of property management experience. Prior to joining APM she worked for First Service Residential as Senior GL Manager, where she was responsible for the financial reporting of over 1800 communities in Florida and Georgia, and served as the accounting liaison for internal and external clients on accounting-related matters.
JUDY DANDY SENIOR REGIONAL MANAGER OF DEVELOPER SERVICES
Judy Dandy, LCAM, joined Atlantic | Pacific in 2006. Initially, Judy oversaw a mixed portfolio comprised of condominiums, conversion projects and rental communities. Shortly thereafter, she successfully transitioned to new condominium construction startup projects while maintaining oversight of her existing luxury hi-rise portfolio. Currently, Judy primarily works with APM’s developer clients, where her experience and commitment to excellence have generated numerous successful openings and seamless turnovers.
Prior to joining Atlantic | Pacific, Judy served as Senior Regional Manager with Continental Realty Corporation (CRC) of Maryland. During her tenure with CRC, she oversaw of all phases of operations for eleven rental communities and assisted in the due diligence process for new acquisitions.
Judy is a member of Community Associations Institute, and is a Licensed Community Association Manager with over 25 years of residential property management experience. She is also a member of The Institute of Real Estate Management and is a Certified Property Manager Candidate.
JULIO CHIROLDES REGIONAL ENGINEER
Julio Chiroldes joined Atlantic | Pacific Management (APM) in September 2009 as Chief Engineer for Plaza on Brickell, a 1,000 unit luxury condominium complex in Miami, Florida. While at Plaza on Brickell he utilized his extensive building knowledge to create a preventative maintenance inspection program, helping Plaza on Brickell to win Property of the Year in 2010. This program is now used at all APM properties. Due to his success as Chief Engineer, Mr. Chiroldes was promoted to Regional Engineer in June 2013. As Regional Chief Engineer, he supports APM condominium properties by giving direction and assistance to the building maintenance staff.
Mr. Chiroldes has over ten years building engineering experience in hotels and condominiums. He has a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, is a certified engineer by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers, a Technician Type Universal License certified by VGI and is training approved, has a certified pool/spa operations CPO, is certified in environmental health and safety issues from BOMI, and is OSHA certified in mold remediation and training.
SHERRI VERRET SENIOR REGIONAL MANAGER OF ASSOCIATION SERVICES
Sherri Verret, LCAM, touts over 20 years of property management experience. Prior to joining Atlantic | Pacific Management (APM) in January 2009, she served as Regional Manager with Alliance Residential Management. During her tenure with Alliance Residential Management, Mrs. Verret was responsible for the regional management in Florida, supervising over 2,600 residential units.
Mrs. Verret is currently a prominent member of the Hollywood Women’s Club and Lady of the Lakes.
KRISTOPHER POWELL REGIONAL MANAGER
Kristopher Powell, LCAM joined Atlantic | Pacific Management (APM) in 2015 as a Regional Manager for the Brickell and Miami Beach areas. With over 10 years of successful management of community associations, Mr. Powell brings with him a value that goes far beyond your typical community association manager. Mr. Powell has developed many skill sets, including budget planning, operational development, acquisitions, project and vendor management. He is an accomplished leader repeatedly recognized for outstanding performance, exceeding goals and committed to protecting the maximum value of the client.
Prior to joining APM, Mr. Powell served as Senior Regional Manager and Executive Committee Member of American Management Group. During his tenure, he was responsible for the company’s high rise portfolio.
Mr. Powell holds an active Florida Real Estate License, affiliated with the Miami Association of REALTORS® and currently a member of the Community Association Management Professionals Network (CAMP).
STEVE MASON REGIONAL MANAGER
Steve Mason, PCAM, is a proven veteran of the industry with over 17 years of extensive experience in all facets of association management in the luxury high-rise market. His career began in 1999 at the Continental Group. Since then he has grown in various leadership roles including Director of Operations for Miami’s exclusive Fisher Island with CSI Management. His most recent role was as a Regional Sales Director at Associa, where he was responsible for the company’s growth in 5 Southeastern U.S. states. Mr. Mason joins Atlantic | Pacific Management returning to his passion for association management operations and helping to mentor property managers.
During his career, Mr. Mason spent time working with a structural engineering firm and obtained a building inspectors license. Since then, he has managed several concrete restoration and re-roofing projects, and assisted in damage claims from Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Utilizing his experience with a structural engineering firm, Mr. Mason has developed education programs for association managers, teaching them about the structural elements of a residential building.
Mr. Mason has obtained his Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®) certification from Community Association Institute (CAI). He also volunteered as a Board Member of the local Southeast Chapter for the institute for the last eight years, during which he has assisted in industry education and networking events for CAI, raising thousands of dollars for various charity foundations over the years.
KENT KNIPSTEIN REGIONAL MANAGER
Kent Knipstein is located in Orlando Florida and joined Atlantic | Pacific Management (APM) in 2014. He has over a 20 year track record of successful supervisory and property management experience in a variety of different market conditions. Mr. Knipstein has managed multi-family properties in Georgia, Texas, Virginia and Florida. He has served on the board of directors for both the Tampa Bay and the Apartment Association of Greater Orlando. Mr. Knipstein has guided several teams through property acquisitions, renovations and sales. He also supervises and coordinates the activities of property managers within his region to accomplish the owner’s goals and objections.
Prior to joining APM, Mr. Knipstein served as a Portfolio Manager with Invitation Homes. During his tenure, Mr. Knipstein was responsible for the financial management of Real Estate in Central Florida.
Mr. Knipstein holds a Florida Real Estate License and is currently serving on the Leadership Committee of Spirit of Joy.
SEAN FONATA REGIONAL MANAGER
Sean Fontana, MBA and LCAM, joined Atlantic|Pacific Management (APM) in 2017 as a Regional Manager for the South Broward County area. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Business Administration, he started his property management career with Castle Group in 2009. In 2011, Mr. Fontana enrolled in the Executive MBA program at Nova Southeastern University and graduated earning his MBA with a finance concentration. With eight years of experience in the property management industry, Mr. Fontana has successfully supervised the operations of 12 condominium and HOA associations improving operational efficiency, customer service, budget, vendor, and project management.
WAYNE GUDGER REGIONAL MANAGER
Wayne Gudger, LCAM and Property Consulting, touts over eight years of property management experience several years of consulting work in the property management (Income and Residential Property) field. Mr. Gudger has been employed with companies throughout the southeastern United States with most recent timeframe of focus in South Florida, during which time he supervised the operation of 14 associations consisting of multi-family, condominium and single family detached units. His prior banking and consulting experience has provided an insight and knowledge of financial analysis, efficient operations and annual budgeting, controls and variance within the community association field. In the field of efficiency and green operations expertise, he was awarded by the “Community of Excellence of Florida” the 2013 award for Energy and Water Conservation for his work in reduction of energy cost and water use in property management.
YVETTE RODRIGUEZ REGIONAL MANAGER
Yvette Rodriguez, LCAM joined Atlantic | Pacific Management in 2015 as a Portfolio Property Manager for the Condo Division. In 2016, she was promoted to Regional Manager to oversee the Aventura and Downtown Dadeland Areas. She has over 16 years of experience in the property management industry.
Ms. Rodriguez first began her property management career by managing medical offices and other commercial buildings. In 2005, she transitioned to residential properties, expanding her portfolio to include both Condominium and HOA properties. At Atlantic | Pacific, Ms. Rodriguez works diligently with inspectors, vendors, and board members to finalize violations and complete all projects in a timely manner. Due to her extensive experience in managing a wide variety of projects, she is currently tackling an array of undertakings including 40-year re-certification, concrete restoration, and elevator modernizations. Ms. Rodriguez stands out for her strong leadership, customer service, and team building skills.
VAL J. PROPHETE REGIONAL MANAGER
Val J. Prophete, LCAM, joined Atlantic | Pacific Management in 2017 as a Regional Manager for the Condominium Division. Prior to joining APM, Mr. Prophete served as a Community Association Manager of a luxury high-rise condominium with Castle Group in Tampa. During his tenure, he tackled a litany of capital undertakings, including painting and concrete restoration, and security system upgrade, while improving the community’s operational efficiency. He later was promoted to oversee a portfolio of Developer properties, providing guidance and support to a number of communities and managers.
Mr. Prophete began his property management career in 2009 with the Continental Group as a high-rise Manager in Fort Lauderdale. While there he successfully completed a variety of extensive projects. In 2013 he was promoted to Business Development Director in the Saint Petersburg Division, where his sales and operational responsibilities extended through the Tampa Bay and South Alabama markets.
Mr. Prophete graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Business Administration, Finance and Real Estate.
With over eight years of experience specializing in luxury lifestyle, high-end communities, Mr. Prophete is excited to be part of the Atlantic | Pacific Management team, bringing his skillset back home to South Florida.
CHARLES SMITH REGIONAL MANAGER
Broward native Charles Smith, MBA, MS, and LCAM, recently joined Atlantic | Pacific Management as a Regional Manager for the South Broward area. His background includes operations, budget, accounting, psychology, and community administration, as well as close interaction with board and council members.
Before joining Atlantic | Pacific Management, Mr. Smith was Director of Operations at Marquis Management, coordinating 5 star services for over 30 high valued associations located on Fisher Island, South Beach, Sunny Isles, Bal Harbor, and Brickell. Operational responsibilities included board and vendor relations, manager evaluations and education, hurricane preparation, and monitoring association financial activities, daily services, maintenance, staffing and special projects.
The first part of Mr. Smith’s career was in the Broward School Board’s Budget Department, and as a local Municipal Finance Director. He has Masters Degrees in Psychology and Management, with an emphasis in Finance.
Mr. Smith’s operational milestones include the development of association annual reports, improving profitability/net income, using benchmarking analysis to improve resident service levels, producing long term infrastructure studies that directly impacted building maintenance, creating monthly financial statements, and coordinating budget and audit formulation. In addition to his LCAM, affiliations include CAI and CAMP membership.
LISSETTE SABATINO VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Lissette Sabatino, CAM, LCAM, CAPS joined Atlantic | Pacific Real Estate in 2002 and has 18 years of experience in the multi-family industry. She is responsible for the overall strategy, management and profitability of a portfolio of over 10,000 units between Florida, Georgia and Texas. Coordinating a team of management specialists, she supervises more than 200 field personnel and serves as an operations liaison with asset owners. Mrs. Sabatino participates in administering the support services of APM to a team of regional managers and on-site personnel, which includes fiscal accountability, revenue growth, physical asset management and the implementation of marketing and training programs. She has excelled in all phases of property management including new development and acquisition, revenue management, operations, marketing and training. Mrs. Sabatino attended Florida International University and is an active member of the South East Florida Apartment Association and National Apartment Association.
CLAUDIA ORTIZ, ARM DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
As the Director of Operations for Atlantic | Pacific Community Management, Ms. Ortiz is responsible for the overall strategy, management and profitability of the affordable housing portfolio. She manages client relationships and oversees all aspects of operations including overall performance, budgets and debt-service testing for lease ups. She supervises regional managers and on-site personnel and oversees training and employee development.
Claudia Ortiz has over 12 years of property management experience in the multifamily industry, including direct oversight of lease-ups, acquisitions, renovations, repositions, and financially and physically stressed assets. She is a CPM candidate through the Institute of Real Estate Management (‘IREM”), and earned the Accredited Residential Manager certification. She is a member of the South East Florida Apartment Association and National Apartment Association.
MICHELLE WOOD DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Michelle Wood joined Atlantic | Pacific Management Real Estate in September 2005 as an on-site property manager. Michelle was promoted to Portfolio Manager in 2012, overseeing two APM South Florida rental properties, and in 2013 she was promoted to Regional Manager, overseeing APM rental property operations for over 2000 units in North Carolina, Georgia and Texas. In 2014 Michelle was again promoted to her current role of Director of Marketing and Training and is currently responsible for the implementation of marketing strategies and training programs for Atlantic | Pacific’s rental communities.
Prior to joining APM, Michelle worked on site for Fairfield Residential. She was also involved in rebranding distressed assets owned & managed by the firm.
Michelle attended Broward College and is an active member of the Atlanta Apartment Association, South East Florida Apartment Association and National Apartment Association.
LISA KASTE DIRECTOR OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Lisa Kaste joined Atlantic | Pacific Real Estate in 2012 and has over 20 years of multi-family experience. Her primary role within APM is to manage the implementation and support of property systems and websites. Prior to joining APM, Mrs. Kaste was a Management Systems Consultant for the multi-family industry assisting clients with property management systems implementations, business process re-engineering, systems support and training. Prior to consulting, she spent the majority of her career at Post Properties starting out as a leasing consultant and quickly progressing to property manager and ultimately moving into the role of Sr. Director of Management Systems Training and Operations Specialist.
Mrs. Kaste graduated from SUNY Albany, State University of New York, with a B.A. in Communications.
JARED FORMAN DIRECTOR OF TRAINING
Jared Forman joined Atlantic | Pacific Management Real Estate in 2017 and has extensive experience in the strategic implementation of training and performance improvement programs that meet business needs. He oversees the administration of AP University, identifies learning gaps, provides onsite training, and implements development programs for new associate onboarding.
Mr. Forman has been a Director of Training in the multi-family industry since 2014 and has experience spearheading the implementation of the resident survey and secret shopper programs to increase customer service. He has also coordinated and supported maintenance trainings such as the CAMT, CPO.
Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning from Nova Southeastern University, and is an active member of the Association of Talent Development, South Florida Chapter.
CINDY KEMP DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL OPERATIONS, TX
Cindy Kemp, CAPS, CAM, joined Atlantic | Pacific (APM) in March of 2012. Prior to her current role of Director of Regional Operations, Cindy was Regional Manager for our Texas portfolio which included the oversight of nearly 3500 units in 4 major markets throughout Texas. Ms. Kemp brought with her over 17 years of experience in the multifamily and real estate industries. During her career, she has worked in many different facets including overseeing multiple rehab projects, repositioning and rebranding of older assets, new construction lease up and receiverships. Prior to joining APM, Ms. Kemp worked for Alliance Communities where she supervised up to 1,200 units. In addition to her multifamily background, Ms. Kemp worked in the real estate industry assisting a land developer with the start-up and advertising of a new custom home community, while completing sales for a custom home builder. Ms. Kemp attended the University of North Texas for Advertising Art and the George Leonard School of Real Estate.
GINGER ASHTON DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL OPERATIONS, GA
Ginger Ashton, CAM, joined Atlantic | Pacific Management in August 2016 as a Regional Manager in Atlanta, GA. In 2017 she was promoted to Director of Regional Operations in Georgia where she oversees a Regional team and the operations for nearly 5000 units located throughout the state. Ms. Ashton began her career in property management with Flournoy Properties as a leasing agent. In less than a month, she was promoted to Assistant Manager and a year later to Property Manager. Ginger joined Fairfield Residential in 2002 as a Property Manager and was promoted to Regional Manager in 2006, after stabilizing a successful lease-up property in Atlanta. As a Regional Manager, she oversaw communities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York, before relocating back to Atlanta to oversee portfolios in Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis, Orlando, and Jacksonville. During her tenure with Fairfield, Ms. Ashton oversaw 12 acquisitions, five new constructions, nine sales, and numerous rehab and core deals. She completed her Certified Apartment Manager certification in 1999 and is currently a candidate for her Certified Property Manager designation. Ms. Ashton was recognized by GAIEF (Georgia Apartment Industry Education Foundation) in 2014 and 2015 for her contribution in property management education to Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of Georgia. She was also awarded Fairfield 2014 Regional of the Year.
SHANON PEREIRA REGIONAL MANAGER
Shanon Pereira joined Atlantic | Pacific Management (APM) in 2004. She has over 20 years of experience at all levels of property management. Shanon’s experience includes successful management of various property types; Conventional, Affordable, new acquisitions, Corporate, Student, and International Housing. Shanon is a skilled and energetic professional who excels in all phases of property management, marketing, coaching, team building, communication, and training. Her professionalism and knowledge has earned her the respect of colleagues, property owners and residents alike. Throughout her career with APM, she has consistently performed exceptionally at various levels. In 2010, she was promoted to multi-site Manager, successfully managing two properties simultaneously. In 2012, she was promoted to Portfolio Manager, successfully managing one site while overseeing two others. In 2014, Shanon was promoted to Regional Manager, where she will apply insight and wisdom, to a portfolio of over 1,400 units in Broward, Miami, and Palm Beach County. Shanon attended Florida Atlantic University and Gold Coast School of Real Estate. Her education extends beyond business and management. Mrs. Pereira’s dedication and performance has earned her Certified Apartment Managers designation and her Real Estate license.
KRISTA ROJAS REGIONAL MANAGER
Krista Rojas, CAM and LCAM, joined Atlantic | Pacific Management (APM) in January 1999 as a part-time floating leasing agent. Her 15 year tenure with APM includes successful management of a diverse portfolio – garden style, high-rise and condo conversion. Most recently, Ms. Rojas was responsible for the lease up of APM’s first East coast development, The Atlantic Doral, a project developed and constructed solely by APM. Prior to this large project, she was responsible for managing APM’s only high-rise rental community, The Crown Miami Beach, where she was recognized as Property Manager of the Year.
Ms. Rojas was promoted to Regional Manager in 2014, utilizing her property management skills to successfully oversee South Florida properties. In this role she is responsible for the growth of asset development relationships. Ms. Rojas graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She is a licensed community association manager in the state of Florida, and a certified apartment manager through the National Apartment Association.
SHARON DONLEY REGIONAL MANAGER
Sharon Donley, CAM II, CAPS & PMIC, joined Atlantic | Pacific Management in December, 2016 as Regional Manager in the Atlanta, GA area. With over 30 years of experience in the multi-family and commercial real estate industries spanning the east coast, Mrs. Donley oversees a portfolio in Atlanta, GA and is responsible for the growth of asset development relationships.
Mrs. Donley attended Emory University and Kennesaw State University. She holds her CAM II, CAPS, PMIC designations. Mrs. Donley is an active member of the Atlanta Apartment Association as well as the North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland Apartment Associations.
Mrs. Donley is on the Board of Directors for the North Georgia Angel House, as well as an active member of both the Optimist Club and Toastmasters International.
JOHN SCHLING REGIONAL MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
John Schling joined Atlantic | Pacific Management in September 2015 as Regional Maintenance Supervisor for the A | P properties in Georgia, and currently oversees the maintenance operations for approximately 4,000 units.
Prior to joining Atlantic | Pacific, Mr. Schling served in the Marine Corps as a Journeyman Heavy Equipment Engineer. Several years later he founded and spearheaded his own painting and remodeling business, prior to beginning a 15-year tenure with Bell Partners, becoming a Regional Service Director and earning a Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT) designation. Mr. Schling also served as Regional Service Director for Wilkinson Real Estate Advisors during his 10-year tenure there.
Mr. Schling has also worked with the Georgia Apartment Industry Education Foundation (GAIEF), a non-profit organization that promotes career opportunities within the apartment industry. He assisted in developing training and shadowing opportunities for veterans and earned a Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor designation in the process. Mr. Schling has served on the Atlanta Apartment Association and Maintenance Mania Committee for three years running.
LYNDA LUSBY REGIONAL MANAGER
Lynda Lusby joined the A | P team in March 2014 as District Manager of Affordable Housing for Atlantic | Pacific Communities Management. Ms. Lusby assists in determining each property’s criteria and works closely with state agencies to ensure that each Atlantic | Pacific affordable community is in compliance, as well as overseeing staff and operations of the properties in her portfolio.
Prior to joining APCM, Ms. Lusby accrued 15 years of onsite affordable housing experience that included Senior Management of multiple LIHTC assets. She gained her knowledge of HUD regulations and procedures as a Hope VI Case Management Specialist where she was responsible for tenant relations, services and relocation. Ms. Lusby is accredited as a Public Housing Specialist, Section 8 Regulatory Management and LIHTC Compliance.
Ms. Lusby graduated from Polk College with a degree in Business Management in 1998. An active member of SEFAA from 2006-2013, two of the three properties nominated for Property of the Year in 2013 in the affordable housing category were directly under Lynda’s report.
ISABEL PEREZ REGIONAL MANAGER
Isabel Perez, LCAM, holds an active Florida Real Estate License and maintains over 30 years of property management experience. She joined Atlantic | Pacific Management’s Affordable Housing Division in 2013 as a Regional Manager, and manages a portfolio of properties throughout Central and Northern Florida. Prior to joining Atlantic | Pacific, Ms. Perez served as Property Manager, District Manager, and Regional Manager for several property management companies, primarily in the Tampa area. She specializes in lease-ups, marketing, and problem solving. Ms. Perez attended Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina.
STANLEY COHEN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Stanley D. Cohen is a managing partner of Atlantic | Pacific Companies (APC) and serves as the Executive Vice President of the West Coast division. Stanley supervises the day-to-day operation of the corporate offices based in San Diego. Mr. Cohen is also active in the management of the family owned rental communities based in California.
Mr. Cohen originally hails from Miami Beach, Florida but has lived in the San Diego area since the early 1990’s. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University (Phi Beta Kappa) and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of California of Los Angeles. Mr. Cohen has been involved in real estate for over 15 years and has held a California Real Estate Broker’s License since 1998.
THOMAS J. SELLERS VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Thomas J. Sellers is Vice President of Operations and has served in this position for the past 19 years. Mr. Sellers is responsible for all operations and purchasing. Mr. Sellers has over 35 years of commercial, residential and affordable community management experience. Mr. Sellers served for six years as the San Diego Director of the Assisted Housing Management Association (AHMA) and for the past ten years has been on the Liaison Committee with the Assisted Housing Management Association (AHMA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Prior to joining Atlantic | Pacific Management (APM), Mr. Sellers served as Vice President of Security Realty Corporation. During Mr. Sellers’ 17 year tenure at Security Realty Corporation, he was directly responsible for the development, and management of numerous residential and commercial properties throughout Southern California.
CHUCK S. BANKER CONTROLLER
Chuck S. Banker is the Controller of Atlantic | Pacific Management (APM) West Coast division and has served in this position for more than eight years. Mr. Banker manages the financial operations and the reporting for the corporate companies along with the property management division.
Prior to joining APM, Mr. Banker served as financial Analyst for John M. Sachs, Inc., the owner of over 6,000 residential and commercial units. Also, prior to joining John M. Sachs, Inc., Mr. Banker served as President and CFO of Mahler Investment Properties Corp. for 13 years. The focus of this company was the sales and property management of residential and commercial properties. Prior to Mahler Investment Properties Corp., Mr. Banker was the Manager of Finance for Imperial Savings & Loan for 16 years. Mr. Banker managed the accounting operations for the California based institution consisting of 88 offices, 1,500 employees and $7.4 billion in assets.
Mr. Banker received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from San Diego State University and received his Master of Business Administration in Real Estate with an emphasis in Finance from National University. Mr. Banker is an accomplished California Real Estate Broker.
KIM ARNOLD REGIONAL PROPERTY MANAGER, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Kim Arnold has over 16 years of experience in the property management field. She successfully serves as the Regional Property Manager for several of Atlantic | Pacific Management’s (APM) Southern California multi-family communities and as a Community Association Manager. Kim has been employed with APM since 1996. She has held positions as a Leasing Consultant, Assistant Manager, Resident Manager and her current position. Her extensive background makes her well versed in all aspects of on-site management and supervision. Kim also assists in ongoing employee education programs and asset acquisitions. She is a graduate of Cal State University San Marcos, and also holds a California Brokers License.
DOMINIC CIRILLO ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT
Dominic Cirillo has lead the Pacific HOA Division of Atlantic | Pacific Companies since 2011. His role includes managing a portfolio of 12 associations as well as prospecting new acquisitions. Mr. Cirillo strives to create and maintain a higher company profile in San Diego, while streamlining the operations of the Pacific Division’s HOAs. He is responsible for contract negotiations with existing associations as well as constructing bid formulations and presentations to prospective clients.
Over the course of his 30 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Cirillo has utilized his talents not only in California, but also in Arizona, Florida, and New York.
Human Resources and Recruitment
LUCY RAMIREZ, SPHR DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Lucy Ramirez, SPHR, is the Director of Human Resources of Atlantic | Pacific Companies (APC), providing overall direction and guidance to APC’s Human Resources activities. Her primary focus is to maintain and enhance HR by planning, implementing and evaluating human resource operations, policies, programs and practices.
Ms. Ramirez has over 12 years of experience in Human Resources, Employee Relations and Recruiting. Prior to joining APC, she worked in Creditors’ Rights, Language Services, Financial Services and Residential Construction. Her fortes include HR strategy, HR policies & procedures, legal compliance, employee relations, performance management, training & development, recruitment, HRIS, benefit administration, compensation and payroll.
Ms. Ramirez holds a Masters degree in Human Resources from Rollins College and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. She is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County.
JERMAINE MONCUR DIRECTOR OF RECRUITMENT
Jermaine Moncur, PHR, leads the recruitment team in for Atlantic|Pacific Companies, bringing over 15 years Human Resources experience, with over 5 years recruiting expertise in the hospitality field. He drives policy that positively impacts the ways in which to attract the finest qualified candidates and professionals to the A|P family.
Prior to joining Atlantic|Pacific Management, Mr. Moncur has had several roles in the Human Resources field, focused on improving talent base and performance results, while complying with regulatory requirements. He has been honored for achieving 90% retention – rate, been awarded twice as an “Exceptional Training Leader”, and acknowledged for management development excellence, with the lowest team and management personnel turnover.
Mr. Moncur holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and HR degree from Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, and is a certified Professional in Human Resources.