Leadership


Southwest

Development/Construction

Ian Swiergol, Managing Director (Southwest)

Ian Swiergol oversees development, investment and construction operations for Alliance throughout the Southwest.  With more than 12 years of real estate and development experience, Mr. Swiergol has been responsible for the development of 14 multifamily properties (3,350+ units) with a total capitalization of $561 million.  This includes originating and negotiating land purchases for development, managing the entitlement and development processes, and overseeing the leasing and asset disposition activity for the investment. Mr. Swiergol graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona and also earned a Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in real estate finance and private equity from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds membership with a variety of civic and business associations including the Real Estate Investment Advisory Committee (REIAC), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and EC70/Executive Council Charities.

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Tom Lewis, Managing Director (Southwest)

Tom Lewis is responsible for managing the development process and sourcing new investment opportunities throughout the Southwest, which includes site selection, originating land purchases for development, managing the entitlement, design and construction process, and overseeing the leasing and asset disposition activity for each investment.  Mr. Lewis joined Alliance in 2012 as Development Director with eight years of investment, development and construction experience. He previously served as Land Development Project Manager for home builder T.W. Lewis Company and Development Associate for RED Development, where he participated in the acquisition and development of more than 2.5 million square feet of retail and commercial space.  Mr. Lewis graduated with honors from Pepperdine University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and earned an MBA with an emphasis in real estate and finance from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, a board member of the T.W. Lewis Family Foundation, and has previously served as a board member for the Foundation for Blind Children.

David Lodwick, Regional CFO (Southwest/Mountain/South Texas)

As Chief Financial Officer of the Southwest, Mountain and South Texas regions, David Lodwick is responsible for identifying and managing joint-venture equity and debt financing, and working closely with our regional development team. Mr. Lodwick joined Alliance in 2011 as Finance Manager, focusing on identifying, negotiating, and closing debt and equity financing in the western U.S. Prior to that, he served as Director of Asset Management for DMB Associates with responsibility for managing a variety of office and retail assets; Senior Director for Opus West, where he was directly involved in closing more than $3.1 billion of debt and almost $1.8 billion in property sales across more than 200 transactions; Vice President of BBVA Compass with management oversight of a $200 million commercial real-estate portfolio; and Real Estate Researcher for CB Richard Ellis in the Valuation & Advisory Services group, where he was responsible for preparing appraisals for a wide variety of property types. A graduate of Arizona State University, Mr. Lodwick is also a certified appraiser and maintains a real estate license in the state of Arizona. He holds membership or board positions with a variety of civic, social and business associations, including the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REIAC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Men’s Arts Council of the Phoenix Art Museum and EC70/Executive Council Charities.

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Management

Keri Conyers, Vice President of Operations (Southwest)

Keri Conyers joined Alliance in 2006. In her current role, Ms. Conyers supervises the management operations of more than 6,000 apartment units in the Southwest region. With 18 years of experience as a successful director of multifamily corporate and on-site teams, her background includes operating lease-up, stabilized, rehab and student housing communities. Prior to joining Alliance, she was an Arizona Regional Manager for Archstone Communities. Ms. Conyers is a licensed Arizona real estate agent and currently attends University of Phoenix. She serves on the Arizona Apartment Association’s Board of Directors and was awarded “Regional Property Supervisor of the Year” by the organization in 2010.

Todd Reeves, Regional Vice President of Operations (Southwest)

As Regional Vice President, Todd Reeves is responsible for supervising operations throughout Alliance’s portfolio of assets in New Mexico. Mr. Reeves’ comprehensive property management background includes more than 21 years of experience with lease-up developments, value-add projects and property repositioning. He has 18 years of tenure with Alliance and has been involved in every lease-up and renovation project in Albuquerque. Mr. Reeves attended The University of Nevada Las Vegas, holds a real estate license and is active on the board of the New Mexico Apartment Association.

Alex Sampson, Director of Business Development (Southwest/Mountain)

Alex Sampson is the Director of Business Development for the Southwest and Mountain regions. In this role, he is responsible for Alliance’s overall expansion efforts, developing new and existing client relationships and sourcing new opportunities for the company’s third-party management platform. Prior to joining Alliance, Mr. Sampson worked with top-ranked institutional and private capital firms across the Southwest, including Colliers International and Berkadia Real Estate Advisors. Since 2010, he has sold 11,000+ units at a market value of $719 million across Arizona, Nevada, California, New Mexico, West Texas and Washington. Mr. Sampson graduated from The University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a bachelor’s in Business Administration.