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Team

Team Thalhimer

We think like an owner.  Our professional team is built on the firm belief that our varied skill sets, when combined with others, are a compelling force.  Our objective is to become our client’s trusted advisor.

Director

Curtis Carter

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, Mr. Carter was employed at Parkland Ventures, Inc., a Markel Ventures company as Vice President/Portfolio Manager. He directed 16 communities in Missouri and Texas. Previously he was President of Hercules Real Estate Services, Inc. Hercules owned and managed over 7,500 apartments, most of which were financed through the LIHTC program. Prior to working with Hercules, he served in several capacities with UDR, a national apartment REIT. As Senior Vice President, he led the fully integrated operation of 25,000 apartments in the Mid-Atlantic.

Curtis Carter has joined Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer to direct the day to day operation of the Residential Property Services Group. Mr. Carter has over 30 years of multi-family operating experience, including both public and private companies. He has successfully led multiple property repositioning, renovation and lease-up efforts. His management teams have produced outstanding operating results with a focus on achieving maximum economic occupancy and expense control.

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Director of Operations

Renee Pulliam

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, Ms. Pulliam was employed at Matrix Residential, a Pollack Shores Company, as a Regional Director. She provided oversight for 11 communities in Virginia, with an emphasis on new construction lease ups and stabilized assets. Previously she held similar positions with S.L Nusbaum Realty Co. and Community Housing Partners, as well as an executive leadership role with Waverton Associates.

Renee Pulliam has joined Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer to focus on operational improvements and efficiencies within the Residential Property Services Group. Ms. Pulliam has over 20 years of multi-family operating experience, including conventional and affordable housing. She has successfully led lease up efforts of over 4000 units throughout her career. In addition, she has been instrumental in implementing strategic projects such as innovative property marketing, resident renewal programs and revenue management software. Ms. Pulliam is also approved by the Virginia Real Estate Board to provide Fair Housing certification training for licensed real estate agents and non-licensed individuals involved in property management transactions.

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Associate Director of Operations

Catrina Scanlan

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Residential Property Coordinator

Myrna Johnson

Prior to joining Thalhimer in 2013, Myrna Johnson was a legal assistant in the immigration area for McCandlish Kaine and Holton PC, a practice formerly run by Senator Tim Kaine when he was still practicing law. After her three years with this law firm, Myrna transitioned to Wagner & Associates where she served as a Property Manager overseeing four commercial properties and six residential homes. In this role Myrna’s duties included account receivable management, budgeting, property inspections, vendor relationship management, and maintaining communications with property owners. She served in this role for 10 years until joining the Thalhimer family.

Myrna’s duties as the Residential Property Coordinator includes support for our Thalhimer Realty Partners Group, Director of Residential Property Services, Director of Operations and Portfolio Managers. She also handles auditing reports of security deposits, renewals, service work orders, delinquencies and prepaids, SODA's, holding fees and collection processing.

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Portfolio Manager

Alex Jensen

Since joining Thalhimer in 2005, Alex has had extensive experience in all facets of the multifamily housing industry, including lease ups, capital projects, due diligence services, employee supervision and financial reporting. Alex has overseen many capital projects, most exceeding $500,000 each. Alex is active with the local apartment association, CVAA, as well as the state association, VAMA. He has won Portfolio Manager of the Year awards in 2007 and 2011. Alex received his CAM (Certified Apartment Manager) designation from NAA. Prior to joining Thalhimer, Alex was a manager at a legal consulting firm in Richmond, VA. Alex graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Alex is currently responsible for six multifamily properties totaling approximately 1,100 units. These investments generate over $10 million in receipts for his clients with an approximate market value in excess of $76 million. He is responsible for all daily operations along with fiscal management, such as budget preparation and maintenance, expenditures in excess of $7 million and managing a team of 26 on-site personnel. He also coordinates tenant relations, preventive maintenance and energy management programs for his properties.

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Portfolio Manager

Beth Zinsky

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Portfolio Manager

Brina Bringham

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Portfolio Manager

Darlene Sliech

Coming soon!

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Portfolio Manager

Kelli Burton

Coming soon!

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Portfolio Manager

Lindsey Melton

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, Mrs. Melton was employed at Bonaventure Realty Group as Regional Property Manager. She managed properties in Virginia and the Carolinas and specialized in developing strategies to turn around underperforming assets and leading the repositioning teams. Prior to that, she was responsible for developing and implementing the Bonaventure training curriculum. In addition, she was instrumental in the rehabilitation and re-leasing of the 441 scattered units from the River City portfolio sale, now known as The Gallery. This was a large-scale project and involved a significant rehab budget.

Lindsey Melton has joined Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer to oversee two of TRP’s newest acquisitions, the Towers on Franklin I & II. This will be particularly challenging since remodel work will need to be completed and the property fully leased prior to fall enrollment at VCU. Lindsey and her team will have their hands full making this happen!

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Portfolio Manager

Melissa Vambell

Melissa began her career in property management in 2008 as a Manager with Great Atlantic Management. In less than one year she went from a 104-unit property to one triple in size at 312 units where she stayed for the next 10 years. Melissa was a stable part of the property through two sales. Harbor Group owned the property from 2011 to 2014 when Thalhimer purchased it in late December 2014. By the summer of 2016 Melissa was promoted to Senior Property Manager and assisted with the purchase, smooth transition, and continued daily functions of 4 more Hampton Roads area properties. Melissa was promoted to Portfolio Manager in summer of 2018.

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Portfolio Manager

Michelle Guthrie

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Portfolio Manager

Robin Blackman

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Portfolio Manager

Robin Edmonds

Since joining Thalhimer in 1979, Robin has had extensive experience in all facets of the multifamily housing industry, including lease ups, capital projects, due diligence services, employee supervision and financial reporting. Robin has prepared needs assessments for many communities over his career and overseen several capital projects. Robin served the local apartment association, CVAA, as a board member and was the association’s President in 2005. Robin received his CPM (Certified Property Manager) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management and holds a Virginia Associate Brokers License. Before coming to the Thalhimer corporate office, Robin worked at one of the Thalhimer communities in all facets of maintenance during his college years.

In his current role as a Portfolio Manager and First Vice President, Robin is responsible for 13 properties including twelve multi-family, and one strip shopping center. He is directly responsible for all daily operations, along with fiscal operation management of these properties including budget preparation, receipts in excess of $18 million, expenditures of approximately $8 million and managing a team of 30 on-site personnel. He also coordinates tenant relations, preventive maintenance and energy management programs for his properties. In addition to these daily tasks, he coordinates and performs due diligence inspections on potential acquisitions for clients.

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Portfolio Manager

Tara Thomas

Coming soon!

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Residential Systems Manager

Jennifer Meador

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Residential Systems Coordinator

Charles Kleff

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Marketing Manager

Austin Bazemore

Austin joined Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer in July 2016 where she served as the Assistant Property Manager for Courtyard Lofts, Osprey Lofts and The Altamont. In her current role as a Marketing Manager, she is responsible for leading the marketing and branding functions for the Residential Property Services team.

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Marketing Assistant

Kristen White

Kristen joined Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer in February 2020 as a Marketing Assistant. In her current role as Marketing Assistant, she is responsible for the digital marketing and branding functions for the Residential Property Services team to ensure property awareness, drive leasing results, and build resident loyalty.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, Kristen was instrumental in leading the successful lease-up of a luxury community in Richmond and worked for several years in the Charlottesville student housing market.

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