Movers and Shakers July 2021

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Seth Kalinsky   •  VP of Business Development  •  Bonaventure  •  Alexandria, Va.

Seth Kalinsky has joined Bonaventure as VP of Business Development. Seth brings more than 20 years of experience to the role and is responsible for growing Bonaventure’s acquisition and third-party management business. Kalinsky has served in various industry positions at Bainbridge, Grady Management and Equity Residential.

Maegan Cocoran  •  Regional Property Manager  •  Bonaventure  •  Alexandria, Va.

Maegan Corcoran joined Bonaventure as Regional Property Manager to oversee properties in northern Virginia. She has over 15 years of experience working with leading multifamily organizations.

Chris Heywood  •  Regional Property Manager  •  Bonaventure  •  Alexandria, Va.

Chris Heywood joined Bonaventure as Regional Property Manager to oversee the Richmond and Fredericksburg properties. He previously worked for Peak Living and has over 13 years of experience working with new construction, conventional, tax credit and value-add assets.

Shannon Ramos  •  Area Vice President, West Army Region  •  Lincoln Military Housing  •  San Diego

Lincoln Military Housing, a partner to the U.S. Army for the construction and management of on-base housing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Wash., announced Shannon Ramos as the new Area Vice President for the West Army Region. As AVP, she will oversee operations for 5,161 military family homes in the greater Tacoma area. In 2016, she served as the Co-Chair of the Privatized Military Housing Education Committee for the National Apartment Association.

Jules Thetford, CAS  •  Senior Director, National Accounts-WEST       •  TheGuarantors  •  New York

TheGuarantors has announced that Jules Thetford, CAS, has joined the company as Senior Director of National Accounts. She will focus on strategic partnership growth in the Southwest region for TheGuarantors’ security deposit alternative and Dynamic Lease Guarantee product backed by an AI-powered financial technology platform for multifamily real estate. Thetford brings more than 14 years of industry experience to TheGuarantors.

Robert “Bobby” Akines   •  Vice President of Development  •  Washington Property Company  •  Bethesda, Maryland

Robert “Bobby” Akines has joined Washington Property Company as Vice President of Development, overseeing several of the company’s new and planned residential and mixed-use projects. He joins WPC from Donohoe Development Company, where he served as Senior Development Manager. Prior to joining Donohoe in 2019, Akines served as Development Manager for Ditto Residential.

Chris Leggee  •  Senior Vice President of Capital Markets  •  The Calida Group  •  Las Vegas

The Calida Group, a vertically integrated multifamily investment and development firm, has announced Chris Leggee as the new Senior Vice President of Capital Markets. Leggee brings more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate and capital markets, spanning acquisitions, development, asset management and fundraising. Previously of Griffis Residential, Leggee was responsible for raising large discretionary funds, totaling nearly $1 billion in commitments.

Aaron Wells  •  Vice President of Finance  •  Campus Advantage  •  Austin, Texas

Campus Advantage announced finance professional Aaron Wells has joined the company as Vice President of Finance. In his role, Wells will oversee the management of the company’s finance, accounting, budgeting, planning, taxing, and billing. Wells brings more than 13 years of experience in financial and operational development to Campus Advantage.

Nicole R. Clement  •  General Counsel  •  Beacon Communities  •  Boston

Nicole R. Clement has joined Beacon Communities as General Counsel. Clement will lead Beacon’s legal function with primary responsibility for all legal and governance matters. She brings over 20 years of experience practicing law in the areas of real estate and affordable housing finance and development. Clement most recently served as General Counsel for Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation.

Oke Johnson  •  Executive Vice President  •  WinnResidential  •  Fresno, Calif.

WinnResidential has appointed Oke Johnson as the Executive Vice President responsible for the company’s management portfolio and new business growth in California and Arizona. Johnson is overseeing 197 properties comprising 17,096 apartments in California and five communities totaling 457 units in Arizona. Johnson joined the company in December from Memphis-based Envolve, where he worked for 12 years as Senior Vice President of Operations and Compliance.