Leadership


Central (South Texas)

Development/Construction

Cyrus Bahrami, Managing Director (South Texas)

Cyrus Bahrami oversees development, investment and construction operations for the South Texas Division which includes the Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and College Station markets. He brings more than 14 years of real estate investment, development and finance experience and has developed over 5,000 units since joining Alliance. Prior to joining Alliance, Mr. Bahrami served as Vice President of Investments and Development for M-M Properties, where he participated in the acquisition, development and asset management of multifamily and commercial-office properties in excess of $600MM. Mr. Bahrami also held previous positions with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP and Equastone Real Estate Investment Advisors. Mr. Bahrami graduated summa cum laude from the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Science in Finance.

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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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Mike Chambers, Vice President of Construction (South Texas)

Mike Chambers oversees construction in Houston, San Antonio and Austin with responsibility of estimating, cost reports, contract administration and field operations. Mr. Chambers has more than 38 years of experience as a third-party fee builder and as a builder for developers/owners. He has built apartments in 10 states and developed condominiums, single-family homes, hotels and commercial buildings in the Houston area. Mr. Chambers has been involved in the acquisition of and capital improvements for many properties throughout multiple states. Within the past 10 years, he has overseen the construction of 25 properties at Alliance. Prior to Alliance, he was Vice President at Trammell Crow Residential for five years and was involved in the construction of 22 properties. Mr. Chambers graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Building Construction.

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Management

Stephanie Nascimento, Senior Vice President of Operations (Central/Southeast)

Stephanie Nascimento has more than 13 years of experience in the multifamily industry and, since joining Alliance in July 2006, she has demonstrated strong leadership in working with our owned and third-party assets in Texas. Most recently, Ms. Nascimento served as Vice President of Operations with responsibility for 35 communities (10,000+ units) in the Central region. Prior to that, she was the Senior Regional Manager for the Central region and was recognized as “Regional Manager of the Year” in 2008 and 2009. Her background also includes positions with Gables Residential and Equity Residential. Ms. Nascimento graduated from Texas A&M University and is a member of the Austin Apartment Association.

Brian Hawthorne, Regional Vice President of Operations (Central)

As Regional Vice President of Operations, Brian Hawthorne oversees the operations of Alliance owned assets in South Texas. With over 11 years of multifamily experience, his background encompasses lease-up developments from inception to disposition, student housing communities, budget development, asset repositioning, and associate development. Mr. Hawthorne holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Texas State University, and a Texas Real Estate License.

Christy Sanchez, Regional Vice President of Operations (Central)

As Regional Vice President of Operations, Christy Sanchez is responsible for sourcing new business opportunities and supervising operations throughout Central Texas. Ms. Sanchez has more than 19 years of property management experience, with a broad experience including conventional, value-add rehabs, lease-ups, new construction, high-rise, mid-rise, retail management (mixed-use projects), acquisitions and dispositions. Her career background involves overseeing communities in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston for fee-management clients. She has extensive experience with due diligence efforts, creating marketing and branding campaigns, marketing analysis, absorption analysis and associate development. Ms. Sanchez holds her Management Certificate from Brookhaven College, Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation as recognized by the National Apartment Association, and Certified Property Manager (CPM) as recognized through Institute of Real Estate Management.

Melissa Herrera, Regional Vice President of Operations (South Texas)

As Regional Vice President, Melissa Herrera is responsible for sourcing new business opportunities and supervising operations throughout South Texas. Ms. Herrera’s comprehensive property management background includes more than 18 years of industry experience with lease-up developments, stabilization approaches, market analyses, budget preparations, overseeing due diligence efforts, and building lasting relationships between equity partners and ownership groups. Previously, she served as Senior Regional Manager for Alliance in the Central region where she was named “Regional Manager of the Year” in 2005, and earned the “Commitment to Excellence” award in 2008. Ms. Herrera graduated from Austin Peay State University and is a member of the Houston Apartment Association.

Clark McLaughlin, Executive Director of Business Development (East)

As Executive Director of Business Development – East, Clark McLaughlin is responsible for Alliance’s overall expansion efforts across the eastern United States. Working with Alliance’s current and potential clients, Mr. McLaughlin identifies new management opportunities to grow Alliance’s third-party management platform. Prior to joining Alliance, Mr. McLaughlin was the Executive Director of Asset Management at Summit Equities LLC, a private-equity real estate investment firm based in New York. While working at Summit, he oversaw the asset and property management divisions for the company’s portfolio, comprised of class A retail and multifamily communities. Mr. McLaughlin holds a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University – Commerce and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, Mr. McLaughlin holds his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) licensure from the CCIM Institute, his Certified Property Manager (CPM) licensure from the Institute of Real Estate Management, and his Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) designation through the National Apartment Association.