THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PROPERTIES
Chief Executive Officer
Jason began his entrepreneurial career while still an undergraduate at The University of Texas. After interning with a commercial real estate and investments firm in New York, Jason returned to Austin with plans to join a brokerage team. Instead, Jason founded RPM Living to take on a growing portfolio of multifamily and commercial assets, including management contracts for third-party investors acquiring and holding real estate.
Chief Operating Officer, Investments
Josh manages all aspects of the growing portfolio, overseeing acquisitions, dispositions, debt financing, asset management, and partnership accounting while aggressively searching for new target assets to expand RPM’s geographical reach. Prior to RPM Living Investments, he took numerous assets full-cycle at F&B Capital, which he joined in 2013 after spending five years practicing real estate law in Phoenix. Josh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Chief Financial Officer
Jim oversees all accounting, finance, risk management, asset management, and procurement at RPM. He’s held the title of Chief Financial Officer for various leading organizations in the real estate industry including CF Real Estate Services, Key Property Services, JIM and Miles Properties.
Chief Operating Officer
With over 30 years in the multifamily industry, Chad’s experience includes oversight of assets primarily throughout Texas and the Southeast. His operations background comprises garden-style and mid-rise properties through lease-up, stabilization, and value-add periods. Chad holds his Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) and Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designations and studied Public Relations at Texas State University.
Division President East
With more than 20 years in property management operations, Kevin is experienced at working with conventional market-rate and affordable communities, and high-net-worth individuals and institutional clients. He is adept at leading large operational teams and managing large portfolios. For the past 12 years, he’s held senior leadership roles, including most recently with CF Real Estate Services.
Division President West
As Division President, Cynthia oversees operations for more than 77,000 units across Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana as well as Compliance and Portfolio Management nationally. With 17 years’ multifamily experience, she specializes in a variety of asset types including lease-ups, value-add rehabs, and Class A and B garden-style, and mid- and high-rise, with extensive experience in retail management, large portfolio acquisitions, and interior design. Her hyper-focus on her team’s continued development and efforts to grow the firm’s presence have been integral to RPM’s success in the Central region. Previously, Cynthia served as Senior VP at Alliance Residential Company where she oversaw 38,000 units of Alliance-owned and third-party assets across the Texas market. She holds her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation as recognized by NAA.
Executive Vice President, Client Services
Since joining RPM Living in December 2016, Max has successfully grown the managed portfolio by more than 80,000 units. Today he is responsible for all business development efforts related to the third-party fee management platform. Previously he served as Market Principal at Greystar where he led business development efforts in the central south region and was responsible for the growth of the Austin, Corpus Christi, Midland, and San Antonio markets. He holds a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
Chief Marketing Officer
With more than 17 years of marketing and industry experience, Alexis plays an integral role in positioning RPM Living as a differentiator with an overall focus on brand equity. She spearheads all marketing, advertising, communications, BI, and social media initiatives and possesses a high-level understanding of organizational vision, client relations, and strategic enterprise planning due to her skilled background in executive leadership. Prior to joining RPM, Alexis led the development and build-out of the industry’s first ever in-house marketing agency at Alliance Residential and helped grow the organization into a NMHC Top 5 management company.
Chief Strategy Officer
With over a decade of experience in multifamily operations, administration and program development, Mariana now leads strategic planning, project management, revenue management, transitions and due diligence, and procurement and ancillary services at RPM Living. With a focus on leveraging technology to drive organizational performance, Mariana directs strategic programs that enhance the value of our clients’ assets and RPM’s management services. Mariana holds a Masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin and received her CPM designation in 2015.
Chief Technology Officer
Scott oversees the development and implementation of new technologies across RPM Living’s portfolio and managing the corporate infrastructure, property management software solutions and BI division. Previously, Scott led Alliance Residential’s technology department for almost 20 years and has served as moderator and speaker at multiple NMHC tech and MFE conferences and Chair of NMHC’s Systems Technology and Information Management Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Penny is responsible for all human resource functions, recruitment and retention, learning, associate development and engagement, corporate administrative support, and facilities. She and her teams focus on associate programs that encourage job satisfaction, well-being, productivity and longevity. Prior to joining RPM Living, she spent 15 years as the VP of Corporate Services with LSO Regional Shipping Company and 10 years as Managing Partner of her own boutique executive search firm. Penny holds a bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s from the University of Northern Colorado and is a frequent corporate speaker on leadership development.
Chief Accounting Officer
Anne has spent over 20 years in global corporate companies on three continents in both finance and operational leadership roles. Her diverse background includes working hands-on in finance, information and product technology, acquisitions and integrations, risk, and operations, with a solid understanding of sales and marketing and human resources. A proven change-driver, Anne loves the opportunity to drive company-wide transformations that generate efficiency and growth by focusing heavily on automation and digitization of the finance function as well as harnessing the power of data to deliver forward-looking insight. She is passionate about partnering with the C-suite and playing a critical, strategic role in building resilience and driving a scalable growth-focused business.
Chief Legal Officer
Kasi joins RPM from Sneed, Vine, and Perry, a prestigious Austin law firm where she was a shareholder in the real estate practice area. Her expertise includes not only real estate and financing transactions, but also mergers, acquisitions, and business and corporate law. She assists the RPM Investments team and provides legal and strategic guidance to the management company. Kasi obtained her law degree from the University of Texas and her B.A. from Texas Tech University.
Senior Vice President of Marketing
With 14 years in digital marketing, brand and media strategy experience, Lindsay focuses on optimizing RPM Living's property marketing team, elevating partnerships and enhancing performance education across all media touchpoints. She has experience managing teams on both the client and agency-side and is highly skilled at media strategy, demographic analysis, business development and education for performance analytics and marketing KPIs. Prior to joining RPM, Lindsay held leadership positions at multiple large companies and worked with top global and national brands ranging from Samsung, Sprint, LG, PetSmart, ColdStone Creamery, AT&T and Alliance Residential.
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development
Brent is responsible for identifying and analyzing corporate growth opportunities internally through strategy development, and externally through sourcing, evaluating and executing M&A opportunities. He has a proven track record of success in the real estate industry with experience in creating innovative solutions to business problems through the use of leading technology, database architecture, information management, and finance. Brent has an MBA and Master of Public Policy from the University of Texas at Austin.
Senior Vice President of Risk
Shanna has spent the last 20 of her 30+ years’ experience in multifamily focused on the risk and insurance management platform. She is responsible for RPM’s master insurance program, risk and contract management, and compliance. Previously, Shanna created and ran the risk and insurance department at CWS Apartment Homes LLC for 18+ years, managing a $2.5B portfolio placement. She is credited with implementing their renter’s insurance platform, OSHA program, and training, as well as establishing and managing a very successful captive program. Shanna studied at St. Edwards University and holds her RIMS-CRMP and CIC designations. In her free time, Shanna enjoys spending time working and hunting with her German shorthaired pointer pups.
Vice President of Human Resources
Anthony has 20+ years’ experience in HR at both large and small world-class organizations. He oversees human resources, benefits and recruiting programs for all associates and is passionate about building cultures that create the best places to work. Prior to joining RPM, Anthony served as VP, Human Resources on the Executive Committee for the Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena and HR Manager for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. He’s built HR functions from the ground up at multiple organizations and is experienced at developing programs that increase employee engagement and retention. Anthony holds a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SHRM-SCP) certification from the Society for Human Resources and serves as VP, Career Development on the Board of SHRM’s Austin chapter.
Vice President of Transitions and Due Diligence
Logan has a decade of industry experience and has spent the past nine years with RPM where she started out onsite before moving into a corporate role to assist with takeovers. She is responsible for building out, growing, and overseeing the Transitions and Due Diligence department which manages the entire takeover process for communities onboarding to RPM, as well as disposition management, due diligence, and utility management. The department handled just 20 takeovers in its first year, and in 2021, managed over 200 takeovers. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Vice President of Construction Services
Paul has been with our collective group since 2013 and provides oversight for the construction division. His background in accounting and structural engineering set the stage for his 30-year career which is comprised of firsthand knowledge within all facets of the residential and commercial building industries including plan development and past ownership of residential and commercial engineering firms. He transitioned into multifamily with a primary focus on management 15 years ago and has continued to provide clients with guidance. Paul prides himself on growing and maintaining successful client partnerships from the inception of property purchases, through asset repositioning and execution of the work itself.
Vice President of Technology
Eric has 30 years of experience in information technology and 20 years of experience in the multi-family housing industry. He has led various technology initiatives in areas of infrastructure, data warehouse, BI, security, reporting, application development, and integrations of third-party applications. Eric is currently overseeing RPM's corporate infrastructure and leading various technology projects to merge processes and systems from recently acquired CF Real Estate Services to the RPM Living technology stack.
Vice President of Compliance
With more than 20 years in multifamily, Shannon has extensive experience operating tax credit, CDBG, HOME, Bond, AHP, RAD, HUD-PRAC 202, Section 8 and many other affordable housing programs. She began her career operating both affordable and conventional communities including new construction throughout the DFW area. Shannon holds designations for Certified Professional of Occupancy, National Compliance Professional, and Housing Credit Certified Professional. As VP of Compliance, she oversees the Affordable Housing Compliance Department and leads the promotion and growth of RPM's affordable arm.
Vice President of Client Services
Brittany has worked in the Austin commercial real estate industry since 2011. She will be responsible for business development efforts related to growing the third-party fee management platform across the company’s target markets. Brittany has developed a vast and diverse network throughout her career and brings an innovative, long-term, and personal approach to relationship building. Brittany holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas A&M University and presently serves on the Real Estate Council of Austin Board of Directors & Executive Committee, Urban Land Institute Advisory Council, Hospice Austin Fund Board, and volunteers with several local philanthropic organizations.
Vice President of Client Services
With nearly a decade of multifamily experience, supporting and creating marketing strategies for a variety of verticals including senior, student, affordable, rebrands/repositioned, lease-up, and conventional communities, Victoria brings a unique advantage to her role where she represents Client Services on the Executive Board. She joined RPM in 2017 to help create and build out the Marketing department, growing the team to include regional marketing support and in-house services and assisting in the company’s first rebrand. Prior to joining RPM, Victoria started onsite with Village Green where she was awarded Top 20 Sales Professionals and received national recognition with NAA.
VICE PRESIDENT OF CLIENT SERVICES, STUDENT
Theresa Sopata joined the company in 2022 and maintains identification and oversight of all new student business opportunities. She is also responsible for establishing and nurturing client relationships. She has over 15 years of successful property management and business development experience that includes student housing, multi-family, commercial and new developments. Prior to joining RPM, Theresa has served in various client services roles where she has been responsible for facilitating key communication with clients to drive portfolio growth, assisting clients with their strategies for asset renovation, consulting on lease-up assets, tracking changing market conditions, and tracking new management technologies. Theresa received a bachelor’s degree in individual and family studies from Miami University in Oxford, OH. Theresa is also a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) Emerging Leaders Committee.
Vice President of Analytics
Daniel is an analytics leader who loves data and using it to make decisions. Over the past seven years in both multifamily and healthcare, he's helped develop and measure KPIs that drive large-scale performance improvement. Additionally, he’s helped support and grow several corporate analytics transformations to a full stack, big data solution. Daniel has a Master’s of Public Policy focused in Empirical Methodologies and Statistics at UT Austin, a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center, and an undergraduate degree in Neurobiology from UT Austin.
Vice President of Payroll & HRIS Systems
Danica has spent the last five years with Alliance Residential Company in a variety of responsible roles, serving as HRIS Project Coordinator, Human Capital Project Manager, Senior Payroll Payroll Manager, and most recently, as the Director of Payroll and People Systems. There, she was instrumental in the implementation of their new UKG System and many its components. Prior to her time with Alliance, Danica was with Blackhawk Network as a Program and Technical Account Manager and with Arizona State University as a Program Coordinator. She holds a B. S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.
Vice President of Property Accounting
Over her 17-year career, Kim has extensive experience leading and building teams, implementing change management, and assisting with Property Accounting projects. Since joining RPM, Kim has successfully recruited and led the Phoenix Accounting team, onboarded a 30+ asset portfolio, and participated in many new department initiatives. As VP of Property of Accounting, Kim has oversight across the national property accounting team, taking a leading role in department initiatives including cross collaboration with other directors and departments. She is also responsible for the training and recruiting strategy across the greater property accounting team.
Vice President of Software Support
As Vice President of Software Support, Dixie oversees the optimization, management, and support of all RPM property management platforms. She has both domestic and international experience in a diverse range of industries including industrial, commercial, retail, corporate, and multi-family real estate. Over the course of her career, Dixie has managed more than 75 property management system implementations and consulted for clients like Republic Industries and Charles Schwab. Prior to joining RPM in 2017, Dixie served in leadership roles at BNY Mellon and Related. She enjoys mentoring new graduates and has established academic scholarships to support community service and healthcare innovation. Dixie is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Accounting and minor in Computer Science.
Vice President of Facilities
Cerwin joined RPM in 2018 as a Regional Facilities Manager with over 24 years’ experience in the multifamily industry in both conventional and student housing. He has a strong passion for our Service teams and diverse experience working with a wide variety of Class A-D assets including garden-style, midrise, high-rise, new construction, and lease-up communities. During his time in student housing, Cerwin oversaw approximately 5,000 beds across 14 buildings on the facilities side in the Austin area. Prior to joining RPM, Cerwin held positions at JPI, Greystar, and American Campus Communities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Eckerd College.
Vice President of Client Services
As Vice President of Client Services, Doug oversees business development in the Southeast Region. He has experience in a range of areas including revenue optimization, strategic planning and implementation, and customer satisfaction. Prior to joining RPM, Doug served as Senior Director leading a team of 10 business development managers across the U.S. Doug enjoys building new relationships and creating successful partnerships that provide value to his clients. He is a graduate of The University of Georgia and a long-time Atlanta resident.
Senior Vice President, Austin, San Antonio
Kelly joined RPM with over ten years in multifamily management industry. Kelly’s experience includes conventional and renovation communities. Kelly is a Certified Property Manager (CPM®). She earned her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation in 2013, and is currently an Associate Member of the Institute of Real Estate Management.
Senior Vice President, Dallas
Stephanie Johnston joined RPM Living as a Regional Vice President in DFW with over 12 years of experience in the multifamily industry across the US and Canada. Before joining our team, Stephanie was a Regional Vice President with Alliance Residential Company and before that she oversaw the Asset Management department for a private real estate investment firm. She has experience on a wide range of asset types, but primarily conventional garden style, value-add, student housing, and HUD. She specializes in capital improvements, associate development, budgeting and market analysis. Her unique blend of experience in both property management and asset management allows her to serve her clients at the highest level.
Senior Vice President, Houston
Ingrid joins RPM as a Vice President of Operations in Houston. She has extensive experience in both Houston and San Antonio markets. Previously, she spent 16 years with Alliance Residential where she most recently served as Regional Vice President over 11,000 units. Her experience consists of extensive budgeting, due diligence, repositioning, rebranding and marketing. She has played keys roles in business development and has led her teams to success through lease-ups, acquisitions, dispositions and renovation/value-add. She currently holds her ARM and Certified Property Manager (CPM®) Candidate through IREM.
Senior Vice President, East
Wendy’s 20 years’ experience in the multifamily industry includes A+ to C, lease-up and stabilized assets in suburban areas, urban in-fill and mixed-use developments. Her expertise includes high barrier to entry markets and competitive soft markets, specializing in garden and mid-rise developments. Most recently, she served as a Senior Regional Vice President at CF Real Estate Services.
Senior Vice President, Student
Heather oversees the day-to-day operations of our student housing division while leading strategic planning, facilitating execution, overseeing financial performance, and driving business development. She has 20 years’ experience in the student housing industry in both the public and private sectors, and on varying asset classes and types. She most recently served as the Senior Vice President for CF Real Estate Services’ student housing division, Campus First Student Living.
Senior Vice President, Mountain West
Trisha joins RPM with more than 15 years’ experience in the multi-family industry and previously oversaw a 17,000-unit portfolio of class A communities in the Arizona market. She has extensive lease-up and new development experience and is well-versed in operations, asset management, and new business, having worked with a multitude of notable developers throughout her career. Her background in interior design has been invaluable in providing guidance to developers and owners on new construction, rehabilitation, renovation, and repositioning projects. Trisha previously served as Regional Vice President of Operations at Alliance Residential where she oversaw portfolio operations and management and played an integral role in the continued expansion of the Phoenix market. Trisha holds an active Arizona real estate license.
Vice President, Austin
Heejon has had a long and successful career in Property Management, in which she has had experience in Lease-ups, Value Add, and Student Portfolios. Heejon most recently worked for Steadfast Companies, and has also grown her knowledge at JPI, American Campus Communities, and Western Rim Properties. Heejon has a Bachelor of Science from The University of Texas at Austin, is a CPM®, and has her CAPS designation.
Vice President, Dallas
Jennifer joined RPM with more than 20 years of experience in multifamily property management. Before joining us, she worked as Regional Director of Operation for a national property management company and oversaw operations of 2,500 units across multiple states and markets. She has proven success on a wide range of assets including lease up, conventional garden style, value add, short-term furnished housing, tax credit, HUD, and bond financing. Her vast hands-on experience serves clients versatility to achieve overall operational needs and deliver top performance.
Vice President, Florida
Jennifer is an industry veteran with over 27 years’ experience with new construction developments, lease-up, and value-add projects. Previously, Jennifer served as Regional Manager with Lincoln Property Company, Director of Real Estate in South Florida with Greystar, and most recently Regional VP in South Florida with ZRS Management, overseeing a portfolio of 41 assets and 11,000+ units. Jennifer is a leader with a high focus on team building, career growth and team member satisfaction, building client relationships and operational successes. She holds her Florida real estate license and has earned both CAM and LCAM designations.
Vice President, Georgia, Tennessee
John served in the United States Armed Forces for 12 years as a member of the US Army Rangers and US Special Forces. He began his multifamily career in 2007 with Greystar before joining CF Real Estate Services as a Regional Vice President. He specializes in Class-A lease-up communities with experience in the Raleigh/Durham, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Nashville markets.
Vice President, Affordable
Lisa joined RPM with over 25 years of experience in the multifamily industry. Previously, she served as the President of Operations for a privately owned start-up that saw a portfolio growth of over 13,000 units. Lisa has proven success and specializes in portfolios comprised of HUD, tax credit, bond financing, value-add, student housing, new construction and conventional garden style. Lisa’s blend of both affordable and conventional management offers our communities and clients a unique opportunity to maximize not only revenue but superb customer service. Lisa holds her CAPS, COS, and SHCM designations.
Vice President, San Antonio
Tony joins RPM with extensive and diverse multifamily experience, working in California and Texas markets. He’s led experienced teams across the country, working on a range of asset types from renovation and value-add to luxury Class-A assets. Tony has a unique background as a TV journalist prior to his experience in multifamily and is passionate about people, operations, technology, culture, and his family. He is a respected thought leader in the industry and provides unique perspectives to today’s relevant topics. Tony is currently on the Board of Directors for the San Antonio Apartment Association (SAAA) and educator and speaker for the Real Estate Council San Antonio (RECSA).
Vice President, Houston
Rachel joined RPM in 2020 as a Sr. Regional Manager over Houston area assets. She started her multifamily career in 2009 working with Campus Advantage and Alliance Residential over a wide range of midrise and garden style assets – including student housing, lease-up, and stabilized (rehab/acquisition/repositioning/disposition). Rachel has proven her ability to lead high-performing teams, exceed market expectations, and produce solid client relationships. Rachel is a graduate of Texas A&M University, holds her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) Designation and is a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) Candidate.
Vice President, Houston
Christopher’s diverse background has spanned over 10 years in high-level management roles. Starting in hospitality, Christopher operated a leading hotel conglomerate, Hilton Hotels, before transitioning to multifamily. Prior to joining RPM, Christopher began his multifamily career at Alliance Residential. He fuses the operational analytics of property management with the customer service of hospitality. During his career, he has demonstrated strong leadership and has a proven track record building dynamic and performance-driven teams. Christopher’s skills lie in organization, analytics and financials, productivity design, increasing cash flow, client relationships, and mentorship.
Vice President, Mountain West
Jessica joined RPM with over 15 years of experience in the multifamily industry. Before joining our team, Jessica was a Regional Vice President at Alliance Residential overseeing 10,000 units across the Colorado market. Her experience includes both lease up and stabilized assets, as well as extensive renovations and rebranding initiatives. Jessica holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and has earned her Certified Property Manager® designation with the Institute of Real Estate Management.