Cris Sullivan is the Chief Operating Officer for Gables Residential. Gables is a vertically integrated private multi-family REIT specializing in the development, construction and management of class A apartments and mixed use communities. She oversees the management of 30,000 apartment homes and 600,000 sq. ft. of retail space located in 18 markets across the US. In addition, her responsibilities include the company’s sustainability program, facilities management group, corporate marketing efforts and the 3rd party management business. Cris began her career with Gables Residential predecessor, Trammell Crow Residential, as a leasing consultant in 1988 and has held numerous positions in property operations, learning and development and brokerage. She leads the Gables Charitable Contributions Committee and is active in a number of charities personally and professionally. Cris is a recipient of the Real Estate Forum’s 2015 Women of Influence Award. She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and holds a Florida Real Estate Broker’s License.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Dawn Severt is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She has 24 years of experience with Gables and has been in her current role since 2005. Dawn was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer and prior to joining Gables in 1994, she was a Manager in the audit practice of Arthur Andersen LLP. Dawn serves on the Executive Committee of the National Multifamily Housing Council and as Chair of its Investment Committee. She is also a member of the Urban Land Institute. Dawn serves on the Board of Directors of DFB Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and as Chair of its Audit Committee. She serves on the Board of the Piedmont Park Conservancy, and as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. Dawn is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of The Ohio State University, participating as a member of the Alumni Advisory Board of the Fisher College of Business.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
John joined Gables in 2016 as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining Gables, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer at the Flournoy Companies. Before Flournoy, John was a Senior Vice President at Carter where he led multi-family investment and development efforts on behalf of the Carter Funds and Senior Vice President of Development and Investments at Novare Group. In his real estate career, John has overseen the financing, development, and acquisition of nearly $2 billion worth of multi-family and mixed-use projects totaling more than 7,000 units. Previously, John worked as a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and a Senior Consultant for Ernst & Young. He is active in the National Multifamily Housing Council and serves on the board of the Fort McPherson Redevelopment Authority. John received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Duke University.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
Philip Altschuler assists entrepreneurial organizations in driving revenue and profits through comprehensive talent management strategies. His strength is in creatively leveraging HR and technology innovations to improve the acquisition, development, and support of talent. As Gables' Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Learning & Development, Philip is integrating recruitment, performance management, and engagement programs into the organization's overall strategy. In addition, he directs a team that manages benefits, wellness education and incentives, and award winning 401(k) educational programs. With a reputation for high energy and strong results, Philip is passionate about coaching leaders on how to increase their effectiveness, leadership presence, and support of a healthy workforce. Committed to ongoing professional development, Philip is actively involved with the National Multi Housing Council, National Association of Real Estate Investments Trusts, the Society of Human Resource Management, and the International Coaching Federation. He has earned certifications in Leadership Coaching (Georgetown University) and Personal Branding. Philip holds a MBA from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
Dennis Rainosek is Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management. He is responsible for dispositions, risk management, property taxes, and Gables Corporate Accommodations, a division which provides furnished apartment units nationally. Dennis joined the company’s predecessor, Trammell Crow Residential, in 1986 as a Division Controller, and from 1989 to 1994 was the Chief Financial Officer for operations in Texas. He is an active member of the Texas Apartment Association. Dennis is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the University of Texas.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE AND CAPITAL MARKETS
David Reece is Senior Vice President of Finance and Capital Markets. He is responsible for debt and equity financing, including the capitalization of new development opportunities with construction financing and joint venture equity. Prior to joining Gables, he was Director of Acquisitions for American Realty Advisors and was responsible for acquisitions on the eastern seaboard and southeast. Prior to that he was with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company for 14 years and was involved in debt and equity transactions in the southeast including construction financing, joint ventures and acquisitions. David is a graduate of Iowa State University, B.A. Architecture, and MS Civil Engineering and received his MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS
Donna Summers is Senior Vice President of Operations. She has over 30 years of property management experience and over 21 years with Gables. She has held a variety of property management and operations roles in several markets throughout the Southeast and West, and is now responsible for property operations nationally. She holds her CPM certification and is an active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas and the Legislative Committee for AAGD. Donna attended The University of North Texas and Oral Roberts University.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTMENTS - EAST
Joe Wilber is Senior Vice President of Investments for the East region. He has over 30 years' experience with Gables and its predecessors, and is responsible for all of the development and acquisition activities in Atlanta, Florida, and the DC area. During his tenure with Gables, he has been involved in the development, redevelopment or acquisition of more than 20,000 apartment homes. Additionally he is an active member of the Atlanta Apartment Association, where he currently serves on the Legislative Committee and previously served on the Board of Directors, is on the Board of Liveable Buckhead, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. Joe is a graduate from The University of Georgia.
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