McDowell is a leading real estate investment and development firm specializing in the multifamily industry. Our team is led by seasoned executives that average over 25 years in the multifamily industry.
McDowell Properties is an investment manager focused on apartment investments in growth markets across the United States. We strive to deliver exceptional, risk-adjusted returns on a consistent basis over the long-term. McDowell Housing Partners was formed in 2019 to develop apartments that address the ongoing housing affordability issues prevalent throughout the US. We bring together stakeholders at the federal, state, and local levels to deliver high quality apartments to those who need it most.
As McDowell Properties Founder, Chairman and CEO, he leads the senior team in all aspects of the firm’s business activities and strategic planning efforts and is Chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. McDowell also oversees the operations of McDowell Housing Partners, the affordable housing affiliate of McDowell Properties, as its Managing Partner.
McDowell Properties was formed in 2004 and has an equity investment strategy that focuses on the opportunistic acquisition of multifamily rental properties. McDowell Properties is also an active buyer of subordinate CMBS debt. McDowell Housing Partners acquires and builds LIHTC financed affordable rental housing communities with a current focus on Florida and Texas.
Mr. McDowell was previously a founder and partner of The Fox Group and its successor company Metric Realty, a joint venture with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Fox/Metric invested in and managed over $4 billion in real estate assets, comprising in excess of 400 individual properties located in more than 30 states.
Mr. McDowell is active in numerous industry organizations. He has served on the Advisory Committee for Troubled Projects of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the Vice Chairman of the National Multi Housing Council. He is on the Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate at the University of California, Berkeley, a member of the Urban Land Institute, a Board member of the National Multi Housing Council and a member of Stanford Alumni Real Estate Council. He is also a Trustee and Executive Committee member of the Perez art Museum Miami (PAMM).
Mr. McDowell has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA in Real Estate from the Graduate School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
As President of McDowell Properties, Kenneth Lee is responsible for the firm’s overall investment strategy overseeing all real estate acquisition, disposition, financing, and capital formation activities. During his tenure, he has acquired over $3.6 billion of real estate assets and made investments in subordinate, commercial mortgage-backed securities representing over $23 billion in multifamily loans. In 2019, Mr. Lee co-founded McDowell Housing Partners, which focuses on developing and acquiring affordable housing properties, where he serves as Co-CEO.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2004, Mr. Lee worked at Chase Securities, Inc. and its affiliates where he evaluated high-yield debt investments, completed over $2 billion in merger advisory and debt/equity placement transactions and worked in the finance department of a portfolio company.
Mr. Lee is currently a board member of the National Multi Housing Council and a member of the Advisory Board at the Fisher Center for Real Estate at the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Lee holds a BA from Boston University and an MBA in Real Estate from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
As Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer for McDowell Properties, Manpreet Dhadda is responsible for overseeing the firm’s accounting and financial reporting functions. His principal financial duties include managing quarterly reporting to Fund investors, maintaining cash flow analysis, and assisting joint venture partners with all financial related matters. Prior to his role as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Dhadda served as Vice President of Finance and initially, as Controller for McDowell Properties.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2015, Mr. Dhadda spent 6 years in public accounting, most recently as a Tax Manager with KPMG LLP. At KPMG LLP, he focused on tax structuring, compliance, research, and security analysis for alternative investment partnerships which included hedge funds, private equities, and fund of funds.
Mr. Dhadda is a California licensed Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
Mr. Dhadda holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University of Sacramento and a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University.
As Managing Director of Asset Management and Construction Services for McDowell Properties, Debbie Dillon is responsible for supervising asset and construction management teams, overseeing third party fee managers, evaluating investment performance and the implementation of value-add strategies. Ms. Dillon has over 30 years of experience specializing in multifamily repositioning in both major and secondary markets. She plays an essential role in the effort to develop equity partnerships and has executive level oversight of all financial performance.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2012, Ms. Dillon spent 15 years with L&B Realty Advisors, a pension fund advisor, as Director of Asset Management. She was responsible for retaining third party fee managers and the strategic and tactical planning of multifamily assets. She was a member of the Investment Committee and worked closely with the acquisition team. During her capacity as Senior Asset Manager at L&B, Ms. Dillon was engaged in the financial management of over 50 properties with a total value of approximately $4 billion.
Ms. Dillon currently sits on the Board of Directors for Women’s Asset Management Group and is a member of Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute, Commercial Real Estate Women, Institute of Real Estate Management, and the National Apartment Association.
Ms. Dillon majored in Business at Johnson County College and has received her CAM, CCIM and CPM designations.
As Managing Director of Acquisitions for McDowell Properties, Jake Gentling is responsible for acquisitions, joint venture equity partnerships, recapitalizations, financing, dispositions, and fund valuations. During his tenure at McDowell Properties, Mr. Gentling has acquired over $3 billion of real estate and debt.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2007, he was an Acquisitions Analyst for Archstone-Smith where he worked on over $400 million in real estate transactions within their San Francisco office. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Gentling was with Carmel Partners, a private equity real estate firm and worked as a Project Manager in their acquisitions and development group.
Mr. Gentling is an active member of the Belden Club, Urban Land Institute, and the Fisher Center for Real Estate at the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Gentling holds a BA in finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
As Chief Operating Officer of McDowell Housing Partner’s (MHP), Christopher Shear is responsible for leading the overall company day-to-day operations; implementing MHP’s growth, development, and investment strategies; forming and maintaining key relationships with debt and tax credit equity partners, local governments, synergistic non-profits, and community-based organizations.
Prior to joining McDowell Housing Partners, Mr. Shear served in leadership roles with prominent for-profit and non-profit affordable housing development firms. Over the course of his career, Mr. Shear has been responsible for rehabbing and developing over 4,000 affordable/workforce housing units utilizing an array of complex financial and partnership structures including LIHTCs, tax-exempt bonds, tax increment financing, CDBG and HOME and federal programs, amongst various state and local funding sources and incentives.
Mr. Shear serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Coalition of Affordable Housing Providers (CAHP) and the Urban Land Institute’s Florida Affordable & Workforce Housing Council.
Mr. Shear holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics, with a concentration in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
As Acquisitions Analyst for McDowell Properties, Quinn Adkins is responsible for performing market research and analysis of potential real estate investments across the US. Mr. Adkins is also responsible for assisting with the coordination of the due diligence and closing processes with all parties involved.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2021, Mr. Adkins spent two years as a commercial real estate credit analyst at U.S. Bank. At U.S. Bank, he focused on property- and sponsor-level underwriting for multifamily, industrial, office, and retail facilities.
Mr. Adkins holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Vermont with a concentration in Finance and a Minor in Economics.
As Controller for McDowell Properties, Harp Bedwal is responsible for managing the firm’s accounting, financial reporting, and tax functions. Some of his chief responsibilities include overseeing property finance assessments, assisting with annual budgets, facilitating joint venture partner reporting, as well as coordinating and reviewing income tax returns and audits.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2021, Mr. Bedwal spent five years in public accounting, most recently as a manager in the Financial Services tax practice at BDO USA. At BDO, he focused on tax compliance, planning and research for alternative investment funds specializing in venture capital, private equity, and fund-of-fund clients.
Mr. Bedwal holds a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis, and a Master of Professional Accountancy from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
As Vice President of Asset Management for McDowell Properties, Bunny Blake is responsible for monitoring the operations of third-party management companies in the Southeast. Ms. Blake supervises the implementation of value-add strategies and capital projects.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2007, Ms. Blake was a Regional Director of 3,000 units with PRG Real Estate. Ms. Blake was responsible for analyzing financial performance, preparing cash flow analysis for owners, and executing business plans on new acquisitions.
Ms. Blake holds a Bachelor of Arts from East Carolina University and is a North Carolina Real Estate Broker. Ms. Blake has obtained her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM), Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS), Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designations.
As Vice President of Acquisitions for McDowell Properties, Brittany Burckhard is responsible for overseeing the company’s dispositions nationally. Mrs. Burckhard has over 12 years of experience in acquisitions and financing in multifamily. During her tenure at McDowell Properties, Mrs. Burckhard has completed over $3.95 billion in sales and $758 million in acquisitions. Mrs. Burkhard previously held the role of Executive Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of McDowell Properties and managed investor relations for the company’s investment funds.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2010, Mrs. Burckhard was the Executive Assistant to the President of Classic Kitchen Consulting. In 2003, Brittany joined a residential homeowner association as the Program Director. In this capacity, Mrs. Burckhard worked closely with Senior Management to increase program profits and was responsible for the facilities compliance with safety regulations.
Mrs. Burckhard holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from San Francisco State University.
As Office Manager and Administrative Assistant for McDowell Properties, Edie Canning is responsible for assisting with reporting, financial analysis, and contract administration. Her responsibilities include working directly with third party managers, monitoring property level reporting, serving as administrator for software sites, and additional administrative duties. Mrs. Canning also supports other asset management team members.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2022, Edie worked as an office manager for a commercial real estate office. Edie’s multifamily experience included working for a pension fund advisor for 16 years where she advanced from Analyst to Associate Director of Multifamily Asset Management, and 15 years with a national multifamily property management company.
Mrs. Canning majored in Fashion Design at the University of Texas at Austin.
As Project Design Manager for McDowell Properties, Brandy Cerbone manages all creative aspects of the design process from architectural renovation to final design installation for McDowell’s portfolio. She is responsible for articulating plans and communicating the overall design plan to all partners involved. Mrs. Cerbone collaborates with her team to create aesthetically pleasing spaces through architectural features, color, furnishings, and décor to create connection between the target market and the capital projects.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2017, Mrs. Cerbone worked for William Sonoma Inc., Pottery Barn. During her time there, she worked with residential and multi-family clients.
Mrs. Cerbone holds an Interior Design degree from Buffalo State College.
As Office Manager and Sr. Executive Assistant to the Chairman & CEO, Jennifer Diaz is responsible for all office procedures and uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations in a busy work environment. She serves as the primary contact for external offices and provides technical and logistical support on special projects. Jennifer participates as part of a team in planning, coordinating, and executing events such as company retreats, company dinners, and conferences.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties, Jennifer worked as an Executive Assistant in different industries and has brought over 10 years of experience in the administrative field. Jennifer has an international background and has worked as an Executive Assistant for Vodafone UK, Mars Inc LATAM, and Philip Morris Spain.
Ms. Diaz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Rey Juan Carlos I University in Madrid, Spain.
As Senior Associate for Acquisitions for McDowell Properties, Andy Evans is responsible for supporting both Affordable and Market Rate initiatives.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2021, Mr. Evans spent four years in acquisitions, most recently as an Associate at Madison Realty Investors (MRI). At MRI, he focused on acquisitions, asset management and dispositions of assets in Colorado and Florida. Preceding MRI, Mr. Evans worked for a global IT service company in corporate finance focusing on international restructuring and real estate portfolio management.
Mr. Evans holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a concentration in real estate from the James A. Graaskamp Center.
As Accounting Technician for McDowell Properties, Louellie Ferrer provides support to Human Resources, Finance and Accounting teams. Her primary responsibilities include accounts payable and receivable at the corporate level. Mrs. Ferrer also oversees entity management; ensuring that entities at all levels are in compliance with each State's tax filing requirements.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2007, Mrs. Ferrer worked as an Accounts Payable and Payroll Specialist for Pacific, Cartage and Warehousing Inc., a third-party logistics company. Mrs. Ferrer also served as an Accounting Generalist at Adobe Creek Golf Club and Housing Inc., a Japanese corporation known for their Senior Retirement housing projects and well-designed golf courses, where she reported directly to the Vice President and CFO of the company.
Mrs. Ferrer majored in Business Accounting and Management at St. Paul's College in Quezon City, Philippines.
As Senior Capital Projects Manager for McDowell Properties, Justin Jacaman has completed over $25 million in capital renovation projects since joining McDowell Properties.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2014, Mr. Jacaman spent four years managing Multifamily Capital Projects for a private ownership group, in addition to a general contracting company. Most recently, he served as the Director of Construction for Falcon USA, a multifamily general contractor.
Mr. Jacaman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
As Senior Real Estate Financial Analyst for McDowell Properties, Jon-Paul Karam is responsible for tracking the performance of all assets managed by McDowell Properties through the life of the investment.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2017, Mr. Karam worked for New Island Capital Management, a social impact investment advisory firm, where he managed the valuation and investment pipeline for assets under management. Prior to New Island, Mr. Karam worked on the finance team at Hercules Capital, a venture debt investment company, where he worked on valuation and reporting of all warrant and equity positions.
Mr. Karam holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Francisco State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.
As Office Manager and Client Relations for McDowell Properties, Min Min Khine is responsible for investors relations, assisting with fund-related correspondence, managing all offices’ needs for the San Francisco Office and collaborating across teams on Quarterly Reports for investors.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2022, Ms. Khine was a Banker at Wells Fargo and First Tech Federal Credit Union for five years combined, and a Billing Analyst at WideOrbit for three years. Ms. Khine also managed her own residential properties since 2014.
Ms. Khine holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting from San Francisco State University.
As Director of Asset Design for McDowell Properties, Mrs. McDowell consults on all the creative aspects of asset capital projects including exterior and interior paint color selection and interior clubhouse renovations.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2005, Mrs. McDowell worked previously as the Assistant Director of Dyansen and Franklin Bowles Galleries in San Francisco from 1989 to 2004. Her 15-year experience in the world of fine art and design led to a more in-depth study of how color and design can affect the desirability and value of properties. She has also studied Feng Shui extensively and considers all elements including architecture, landscaping, location, demographics, and current color trends when choosing colors for properties.
Mrs. McDowell is a Trustee of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Utah and has studied at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design. She is also a Certificate Feng Shui Practitioner.
As Vice President & Director of Capital Projects for McDowell Properties, Andrew Meador is responsible for coordinating project management and design teams during the due diligence, physical inspections, and improvements of prospective assets. Mr. Meador also assists asset managers in monitoring third-party management companies to reduce expenses and maintain each asset’s value.
Before joining McDowell Properties in 2008, Mr. Meador has held positions as Service Manager, Construction Coordinator, Maintenance Director, Company Trainer, and Capital Projects Manager. Mr. Meador has over 35 years of construction and management related experience.
Mr. Meador holds a Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician designation through the National Apartment Association. He also serves as a faculty member for the National Apartment Association’s Education Institute. He is a former president of the Triangle Apartment Association and past board member of the North Carolina Apartment Association Board of Directors.
As Assistant Vice President of Finance, Natalee Min oversees the company’s accounting and financial reporting functions. Ms. Min is responsible for managing the monthly and quarterly financial review of all property owners and upper tier entities of the company, as well as the timely financial reporting to institutional investors. Ms. Min coordinates and assists with financial analysis for the company’s investment and divestment opportunities, in addition to managing annual budgeting processes and ensuring that compliance of accounting and reporting procedures are in place.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties, Ms. Min spent seven years in the real estate industry, in both public accounting and the private sector. She started her career in Tax at Ernst & Young – San Francisco office, and her most recent position prior to joining the company was serving as the Tax Manager at Digital Realty LP, headquartered in San Francisco. In her previous roles, she focused on tax planning, structuring, research and compliance for real estate investment companies, primarily real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Ms. Min graduated magna cum laude from California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting. She is a California licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive status) and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
As Senior Capital Projects Manager for McDowell Properties, Travis Rann has managed $20 million in capital improvements across 29 properties during his tenure with McDowell. In addition to capital improvement projects, Mr. Rann has managed over $9 million in insurance claims across the entire McDowell portfolio including two ground-up rebuilds. Mr. Rann also held the position of Assistant Capital Project Manager.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2015, Mr. Rann was a multi-site Service Manager for Bell Partners Inc. His responsibilities consisted of overseeing staff while managing day-to-day maintenance operations and assisting with capital improvement projects. Previously, Mr. Rann served as a building Engineer for a church in Chattanooga, TN, overseeing the care and maintenance of a 250,000 sq. ft facility.
Mr. Rann holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carson Newman College and an Master of Arts from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mr. Rann also attained a technical certification in HVAC/R and has his EPA Universal CFC Certification as well as a Drone Pilots license with the FAA.
As Vice President of Asset Management for McDowell Properties, Colin Santos provides analysis for acquisitions and creates value-add strategies for the repositioning of multifamily assets in multiple MSA’s across the US.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2012, Mr. Santos was a Regional Manager with Lincoln Property Company specializing in fee managed new construction. He was responsible for the supervision of leasing 6,000 units in markets throughout the DFW metroplex. He also participated in the refinance and disposition of over 4,000 units during his tenure at Lincoln Property Company.
Mr. Santos is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management and Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute. He holds a BA in History from Texas State University and has attained both the Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designations.
As Asset Manager for McDowell Properties, Emily White supports both Asset Management and Acquisitions with reporting, financial analysis, property onboarding, and dispositions. Mrs. White is responsible for establishing reporting standards and works directly with third party property managers to help monitor operational and renovation strategies. Mrs. White also assists fellow Asset Managers with cost forecasts and budget preparation to facilitate execution and property due diligence.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2012, Mrs. White worked for a pension fund advisor as a Multifamily Analyst. Mrs. White also spent five years working in property management where she served as an Assistant Manager.
Mrs. White holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications from Lubbock Christian University, where she graduated with honors.
As Capital Transaction Manager for McDowell Housing Partners (MHP), Cheryl Chalas is responsible for the closing and conversion of LIHTC projects, as well as maintaining communication with tax credit investors, first mortgage and sub-lenders, bond issuers, and state allocation agencies. Prior to her role as Capital Transaction Manager, Mrs. Chalas held previous roles as a Finance Associate for MHP, as well as Investor Relations and Executive Assistant for the Chairman and CEO of McDowell Properties.
Prior to joining McDowell Properties in 2014, Mrs. Chalas spent over a decade as an executive assistant in the financial sector, most recently as an Executive Assistant/Office Manager at Swiss Asset Advisors, LLC. At Swiss Asset Advisors, she offered direct support to C-Level Executives, organized office operations, procedures, and investor relations, as well as monitored all company client fee collection. She also prepared quarterly statements to clients, while pivoting as needed across functions to fulfill common goals and objectives throughout the company.
Mrs. Chalas holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida International University, where she double majored in Finance and International Business.
As Development Manager at McDowell Housing Partners, Gabriel Duarte manages all facets of the development process including site selection, financial underwriting, due diligence, project budgets, architectural design, securing permits and entitlements, construction oversight and lease-up coordination with Property Management.
Prior to joining MHP, Mr. Duarte served as a Development Associate at Related Urban where he managed the development, construction, and rehabilitation of over 1,300 affordable and workforce housing units.
Mr. Duarte holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from Florida International University and a National Affordable Housing Professional Certification from First Housing University.
As Development Manager with McDowell Housing Partners, Nik Echeverria is responsible for managing development site acquisition followed by the preparation/submission of applications for project financing including 4% & 9% Tax Credits, SAIL, Tax-Exempt Bonds, SURTAX, HOME, CDBG, and other financing sources. Nik conducts all necessary site due diligence while obtaining important reports and research prepared by third party vendors prior to project development. Nik is also responsible for managing the development team with financial closings, underwriting and stabilization of properties.
Prior to joining McDowell Housing Partners, Mr. Echeverria worked as a Development Coordinator with Housing Trust Group. Nik participated in all aspects of development including financing, budgeting, analysis of preliminary design concepts, and preparing applications for development project funding. Nik is experienced in applying and working with multiple low-income housing tax credit allocation agencies including Florida Housing Finance Corporation, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Illinois Housing Development Authority.
Mr. Echeverria holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Catholic University of American with a concentration in Psychology and a Minor in Philosophy.
As Construction Manager for McDowell Housing Partners, Michael Joslyn brings over 20 years of construction industry experience and has led constructions teams on over a billion dollars’ worth of new construction in the South Florida Market.
Prior to joining McDowell Housing Partners, Mr. Joslyn was a Project Manager leading a team at Suffolk Construction. Along with his management duties, he led a committee on national sustainability that focused on process improvement and carbon footprint reduction. Additionally, Mr. Joslyn has been involved with Enterprise Data utilization to help identify and mitigate systemic risk in the Construction Process.
Throughout his career, Mr. Joslyn has been awarded the 2017 South Florida Business and Wealth “Up and Comer” award for industry leadership and has been inducted into South Florida Business Top 40 under 40 class of 2017. He also was listed in the class of 2018 ENR magazine Top Young Professionals for the Southeast Region for excellence in the Construction Industry.
Mr. Joslyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Citadel. He has also attained his Storm Water Certificate and holds the 30 Hour OSHA Certification.
As Senior Acquisitions Manager for McDowell Housing Partners, Daniel M.Lopez is responsible for every facet of the development process including defining and employing strategic site acquisition plans, securing governmental approvals, managing the design process (architecture and engineering), financial underwriting, and closing coordination of development projects. He also conducts development feasibility and market studies for prospective developments and is charged with ensuring that regulatory obligations and design standards are effectively incorporated into projects in MHP’s pipeline.
Prior to joining McDowell Housing Partners, he served as Project Manager for Landmark Development, an affordable housing development company, which has financed and developed over 4,300 multi-family units with costs in excess of $675 million. He also worked as Project Manager for Ballbe & Associates, Inc. (“B&A”), a consulting civil engineering and construction administration firm. At B&A, he performed due diligence studies, prepared civil plans, and coordinated building plan approvals for various residential and commercial projects in South Florida.
Mr. Lopez is a member of the Coalition of Affordable Housing Providers, Inc. and holds a professional license in real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Recording Engineering from Full Sail University and has also attended a Housing Credit Certified Professional Course.
As Construction Manager at McDowell Housing Partners, Maria Maldonado is responsible for managing construction projects throughout Florida. Responsibilities include on-site team management, monthly cost reporting/forecasting, closeout, and coordination with design team and GC in order to ensure milestones are met.
Prior to joining McDowell properties, Ms. Maldonado served in management roles with national General Contractors on residential, commercial, multi-family, and affordable housing markets on projects with a combined construction total of more than $350M.
Ms. Maldonado holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Florida.
As Senior Development Manager at McDowell Housing Partners, Ahmed Martin manages the complete development process. The process includes site selection, feasibility analysis, financing applications, financial underwriting and closing, due diligence, design process, contract solicitation and negotiations, permitting and entitlements, pre-construction plan and spec review (value engineering), lease-up coordination with property management, and debt conversion.
Prior to joining McDowell Housing Partners, Mr. Martin worked in both market rate and affordable housing development in various capacities, including planning, finance, construction, and management of mixed income communities utilizing mixed financing and public/private partnerships. He has provided asset and development management services for historic renovations, rehabilitations, new construction single family and multi-family projects totaling over $300 million.
Ahmed Martin is an EcoDistricts Accredited Professional, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate, and a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Mr. Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wesleyan University. He was also a Rockefeller Foundation CUREX Scholar and an Affordable Housing Community Scholar.
As Vice President of Finance with McDowell Housing Partners, Vijay Neppalli oversees the financing aspect of McDowell Housing Partners development pipeline.
Vijay has spent nine years consulting affordable housing developers in utilizing tax credits and multifamily bond financing as well as various other economic development programs. He provides consulting services related to all facets of real estate development, including structuring, due diligence, financial analysis, tax consulting and disposition analysis.
Mr. Neppalli holds a Bachelor of Science – Accounting from the University of Florida, and a Master of Accountancy from the University of North Florida.
As Vice President of Capital Transactions for McDowell Housing Partners, Ana Padilla works closely with the development team through the entirety of the closing process, from the onset of investor interest through final title, surveys, closing due diligence, document review and management.
Prior to joining McDowell Housing Partners, Ms. Padilla has spent the last 18 years working with Affordable projects in the areas of Construction and Development. Most recently, Ana worked at The NRP Group as Project Manager and The Cleveland Housing Network as Construction Project Manager. Ms. Padilla has closed over 6,000 units with an emphasis in LIHTC mixed financing developments. She has successfully closed 9%, 4%, PFC and Market Rate developments with several layers of finance such as HOME, CDBG, TCAP, PHA and PBV units. Additionally, she has worked as an Architect of multifamily and single-family developments as well as a Design Manager.
Ms. Padilla holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland, College Park as well as a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Universidad Central de Venezuela.
As Vice President of Construction for McDowell Housing Partners, Jessie Reyes is responsible for leading and managing pre-construction and construction for the entirety of the company’s development pipeline. Mr. Reyes oversees construction estimating and scheduling, permitting, procurement, and builder contracts. He also manages teams on-site, reporting, and close-out. Mr. Reyes collaborates across departments to execute and ensure all project construction budget, schedule, and quality goals are met.
Prior to joining McDowell Housing Partners, Mr. Reyes served in construction management and leadership roles with prominent national firms in the multifamily, commercial, healthcare, government, and educational markets on projects with a combined construction total of more than $750 million.
Mr. Reyes holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Florida International University and is a licensed General Contractor in the State of Florida.
As Senior Accountant at McDowell Housing Partners (MHP), Kattia Reyes compiles and reviews constructions draws for real estate projects under construction, assists with the preparation of closing draws, bank reconciliations, financial statements, budgets, and the preparation of audit and tax schedules, reviews and monitors the accounts payable workflow.
Prior to joining McDowell Housing Partners, Ms. Reyes has over 20 years of experience in accounting in the real estate industry. Ms. Reyes worked as a Senior Accountant at the Related Group where she assisted with the preparation of financial reporting, budgets, cash analysis reports, and processing construction draws. She also worked as a Project Accountant for Crescent Heights and as a Staff Accountant for the Cornerstone Group.
Ms. Reyes holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Florida International University.
As Executive Vice President for McDowell Housing Partners, Jodi Rothery brings over 25 years of experience in all aspects of real estate development, having developed over 5,000 new housing units, as well as commercial and retail, totaling more than $1.5 billion. Ms. Rothery’ s expertise expands across acquisition, entitlement, design, financing, construction and asset management of both market-rate and affordable residential portfolios.
Prior to joining McDowell Housing Partners, Ms. Rothery’s career included senior positions at Chelsea Investment Corporation, a premier affordable housing developer head-quartered in California, Trammell Crow Residential and Clark Realty Capital, where she executed Public-Private Ventures with the Department of Defense to provide workforce housing to active-duty military members and their families. Throughout her career she has developed over 5,000 new housing units, as well as commercial and retail, totaling more than $1.5 billion.
Ms. Rothery graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Chemistry from Willamette University, along with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in Bio-med.
As Senior Acquisitions Manager in Texas at McDowell Housing Partners, Lisa Rucker is responsible for site selection and contract preparation for identified properties, formulating strategies for competitive state and local government solicitations, assisting with preparation of financial applications, conducts due diligence for projects, and garners support from political subdivisions, neighborhood groups, and political stakeholders. She assists in facilitating projects from tax credit allocation through completion and delivery to the management company.
Prior to joining McDowell Housing Partners, Ms. Rucker spent over 18 years developing Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and market rate properties in Texas as well as other states. At previous development companies, Ms. Rucker participated in site selection, financial analysis, securing political support, prepared tax credit and city applications, performed due diligence, worked with architects, engineers and construction companies, and coordinated closings with lenders, equity partners and their attorneys as well as HUD staff and state agency staff on assigned 9% and 4% LIHTC, tax-exempt bond financed developments. She coordinated multiple closings with HUD 221(d)(4) loan financing, TDHCA HOME funds, TCAP financing, CDBG loans, bridge loans and city loan contributions. She prepared TDHCA carryover agreements, 10% tests, construction reports, Davis Bacon reports, and assisted the construction and management teams during the TDHCA final inspection process. Ms. Rucker served as Risk Manager for a LIHTC development company where she maintained all insurance policies, risk management issues for the inhouse management company as well as drafting and implementing their policy and procedures manual. Ms. Rucker also worked as a paralegal for a Dallas law firm and CitiFinancial. She also has extensive experience working in the Texas Land Title Insurance industry as a commercial/residential Title Insurance Escrow Officer.
Ms. Rucker is currently a member of the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing, Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies, Women’s Affordable Housing Network, and a Notary Public for the State of Texas.
Ms. Rucker holds a BA in Management with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and a Minor in Music Performance from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Park, Iowa. She also participated in the Paralegal Program at Southern Methodist University.
As Chief Financial Officer of McDowell Housing Partners (MHP), Mario Sariol leads project and corporate accounting functions as well as oversees asset management tasks including various reporting and Section 42 (LIHTC) compliance. Mr. Sariol also manages insurance programs and MHP’s acquisition/rehab underwriting. He brings nearly three decades of experience in accounting, finance, and compliance in the real estate sector, specifically within Low-Income Housing Tax Credits financed assets.
Prior to joining McDowell Housing Partners, Mr. Sariol acted as CFO for Housing Trust Group, LLC, where he was an integral part of the executive team and development strategies that propelled the company to become the largest affordable housing developer in the State of Florida and into the top twenty-five in the Country. He also served as Vice President of Accounting, Corporate Controller and Treasurer at The Related Group, a large affordable housing, market rate rental and condominium developer for over eight years. During his tenure at The Related Group, he was part of the team that delivered over 7,500 units to market.
Mr. Sariol holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Master of Accounting with a concentration in Taxation from Florida International University.
As Controller for McDowell Housing Partners, Odalys Silva oversees all tax-related and accounting matters. She brings over two decades of experience in accounting, finance, regulatory compliance, development, and construction management in the residential and commercial real estate markets.
Prior to joining McDowell Housing Partners, Ms. Silva was the Controller for one of the largest manufacturers of custom window systems in South Florida. While there, she assisted the executive team establish project management strategies that helped improve the overall performance of the executive, finance, engineering, and plant operations departments. She also worked as Chief Financial Officer for a small developer in South Florida, where she oversaw and helped build a total 2,000 Affordable Housing units. Ms. Silva has additionally held roles as Director of Asset Management and Financial Reporting Director and her thorough knowledge of construction management, development, and property management have enabled her to successfully implement global solutions that have helped improve company’s compliance reporting, operations, and performance analytics.
Ms. Silva holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Florida International University. She is also a former member of National Yardi Affordable User Group.
As Senior Finance Manager for McDowell Housing Partners (MHP), Sean Smith manages the financing aspects of MHP’s development pipeline via drafting as well as reviewing financial models. He establishes relationships with lending partners for sourcing debt and equity, as well as reviews LOI’s and LP agreements.
Prior to joining McDowell Housing Partners, Mr. Smith was a Vice President and Production Manager with Churchill Stateside Group, an affordable housing lender and equity syndicator. While at Churchill, he aided in the production and underwriting of over $500 thousand in affordable housing debt throughout the US. Before Churchill, Mr. Smith spent five years working as a commercial real estate appraiser and market feasibility analyst; primarily focusing on the multifamily and hospitality asset classes. Mr. Smith is also veteran of the U.S. Army, serving for seven years including two foreign assignments to Afghanistan and South Korea.
Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida and holds a Certified General Appraisal license in Florida.
As Development Manager for McDowell Housing Partners, Bill Zunamon is responsible for the management of various projects in MHP's portfolio. His responsibilities in managing these projects include underwriting, due diligence, development design, financial closing, and stabilization of these properties. Mr. Zunamon researches site constraints, zoning/land-use issues, and other potential challenges to the development process. Mr. Zunamon is responsible for site acquisition along with preparing/submitting applications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit financing, including SAIL, Tax-Exempt Bonds, Sur-tax, HOME, CDBG, and other financing sources.
Prior to joining McDowell Housing Partners, Mr. Zunamon worked as a Sales Associate with Levya International Realty and Leyva Development. In his time there, he managed a luxury single-family real estate portfolio worth over $100+ Million. Prior to his career in Real Estate, Mr. Zunamon worked in Business Operations for the Miami HEAT. He speaks functional Portuguese from his time abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Mr. Zunamon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a concentration in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship from the University of Wisconsin.