Northern California


Peter Solar, Managing Director (Northern California)

Peter Solar is responsible for overseeing development activities in Northern California, including acquisition, capitalization, design, construction, operations and disposition. Mr. Solar has more than 21 years of real estate development experience and has built over 9,000 units in Northern and Southern California, Boston and New Jersey. Prior to joining Alliance, Mr. Solar was a Vice President at Equity Residential (EQR) where he oversaw development activities in Northern California. Prior to EQR, Mr. Solar worked for Trammell Crow Residential as Managing Director with responsibility for sourcing, developing and constructing multifamily housing in California, Boston and New Jersey. He holds a BA from The University of Southern California, a Masters from George Washington University.

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Tracy Brunetti, Executive Vice President (West Coast)

Tracy Brunetti is responsible for the operational oversight of apartment homes throughout California, Oregon and Washington. Ms. Brunetti’s multifamily experience began in 1984 in Houston. Prior to joining Alliance, Ms. Brunetti was Senior Vice President of the West Coast region for GreyStone Asset Management with operating responsibility for 6,000 multifamily units. Before that, she served as the Sr. Portfolio Manager for Prometheus Real Estate Group. Ms. Brunetti has a CPM designation, and is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management and the San Diego Apartment Association. She attended the University of Houston and Chamberlain School of Real Estate.

Billie LaBelle, Vice President of Operations (Northern California)

As Vice President in the Northwest region, Billie LaBelle is responsible for supervising operations in Alliance’s Bay Area market. Ms. LaBelle has more than a decade of experience in the industry, primarily in new developments and lease-ups, renovations and value-adds, stabilized assets and properties with a retail component. Prior to joining Alliance in 2014, she served as the Portfolio Manager for Prometheus Real Estate Group based out of San Francisco. Ms. LaBelle studied Real Estate Development and Finance at Portland State University and is an active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

Doug Leventon, Vice President of Operations (Northern California)

Doug Leventon is responsible for overseeing property operations in Sacramento and the Bay Area. He has more than 10 years of multifamily experience with a background in developing strategies for mixed-use, high-rise, lease-up, affordable and luxury communities. His areas of specialty include lease-up execution, building teams, training and mentoring associates, and managing capital improvement budgets and projects. Since 2007, Mr. Leventon has led operations and property performance strategies for several portfolios throughout California, from Class-A assets to rehab communities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

Nancy Whelan, Regional Vice President (Northern California)

As the Regional Vice President of Operations in Northern California, Nancy Whelan brings 26 years of industry experience, with past positions at Prometheus Real Estate Group, Interstate Equities Corporation and The Landsing Corporation. She has experience across all aspects of property management, to include strategic planning, program implementation, training/development and client relations. Her strong leadership, operational knowledge and an overall laser focus on performance make her a perfect fit for this fast-growing region. Ms. Whelan is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and serves on the board of the Tri-County Division of the California Apartment Association.

Stacey Close, Regional Vice President (Northwest)

As Regional Vice President, Ms. Close is responsible for North Bay, Sacramento and Reno, NV markets. Prior to her promotion she has served as a Senior Regional Manager for Alliance since 2009. During her career, she gained over 20 years of extensive knowledge in all phases of property management including lease-ups, repositioning, transitioning, renovation, and stabilized properties. Ms. Close served as a member of the National Lease up Task Force and is also a recipient of the 2005 and 2014 Alliance Regional Manager Award.  Prior to rejoining Alliance, Ms. Close worked for BRE and Trammell Crow.