Leadership


Southern California

Development/Construction

Drew Colquitt, Managing Director (Southern California)

Drew Colquitt oversees all development, acquisition and construction operations for Alliance throughout the Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Inland Empire markets. He has more than 26 years of industry experience in Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, the Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic, and created Alliance’s Southern California development and acquisitions team after joining Alliance in early 2003. He has been instrumental in the development, acquisition, and construction of more than 50 multifamily, mixed-used and commercial properties with a cost basis in excess of $2 billion ($1.1 billion since joining Alliance). Prior to joining Alliance, Mr. Colquitt held positions with SECO Development, BRE Properties, Security Capital, Trammel Crow Residential and Prudential Real Estate Investors. Mr. Colquitt graduated with honors and a B.B.C degree from the University of Florida, and earned an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.  He is an acting member of Urban Land Institute and the Fellows of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and serves as a board member of the Hollywood Arts Council and the Hollywood Cap Park Project.  Mr. Colquitt is a frequent speaker at industry events on topics such as strategic product targeting, brownfields redevelopment, value-add and historic renovations, and the Southern California multifamily market.

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Marc Chasman, Managing Director (Southern California)

As Managing Director (Southern California), Marc Chasman is responsible for sourcing multifamily investments, capital relationships and managing the development/acquisition process in the Southern California Region. For several years prior to joining Alliance, Mr. Chasman represented the Picerne Group in acquiring and capitalizing distressed multifamily assets in the western US. Mr. Chasman transitioned into multifamily after a 20-year career in the single-family arena, where he served as Northern California Regional President for Lennar Homes, Western Regional CFO for Lennar and Corporate Treasurer for KB Homes. Mr. Chasman has served on several non-profit and corporate boards, including New Alternatives, the largest provider of mental health services and transitional housing for abused children in Southern California, Las Vegas Land Holdings and BMC/Stock, and Landsea, a U.S. subsidiary of a Chinese home builder with over $800 million currently invested in the U.S. He is a member of ULI and NAHB Multifamily Leadership Board, where he serves as Vice-Chairman – Membership. Mr. Chasman earned a BA with honors in International Relations from University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies from the Anderson School at UCLA.

Jonas Bronk, Managing Director (Southern California)

Jonas Bronk oversees development and acquisition activity for urban in-fill multifamily projects in the Southern California market. His efforts include securing entitlements and managing the design and construction of more than 2,000 residential units. Mr. Bronk has been with Alliance since 2005 and brings more than 20 years of experience developing and designing large-scale residential and mixed-use real estate projects across the nation. Prior to joining Alliance, he worked six years as an architect in New York City. Mr. Bronk holds a Master’s in Architecture from Georgia Tech, a BA in Urban Studies from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and is LEED AP certified.

Michael Wilborn, Managing Director (Los Angeles/Orange County)

Michael Wilborn is responsible for managing the development/acquisition process, and sourcing new investments in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. His efforts include originating and negotiating land purchases, managing development and construction, and acquiring value-add opportunistic investments. Mr. Wilborn has more than eight years of multifamily development, investment and construction experience at Alliance, and he has been involved in developing and acquiring 2,000+ multifamily units in Southern California. Most recently, Mr. Wilborn completed a 200-unit, urban-infill, mid-rise podium project in Glendale, CA, called Broadstone Icis. Additionally, he successfully executed the 90-unit value-add acquisition and disposition of Vista Catalina (formally The Madison) in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Mr. Wilborn earned his degree at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business with a concentration in Real Estate Development.

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Dustin Smith, Managing Director (Los Angeles)

Dustin Smith is responsible for sourcing new investments and managing the acquisition and development process for Alliance in the Los Angeles market. He is also focused on Senior Housing Development opportunities throughout Southern California.  With more than 15 years of construction and development experience in the multifamily industry, he has represented both public and private developers in the creation of rental and for-sale communities on the West Coast. He also has extensive experience with high-rise, mixed-use and transit-oriented development projects. Prior to joining Alliance, Mr. Smith worked with REIT Equity Residential overseeing all aspects of development, including land acquisitions, entitlements, design, construction and delivery. Before that, he developed urban in-fill condos for Intracorp. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Boise State University, a certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments from Cornell University, and a Master of Science degree in Real Estate from the University of Denver.

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Jeff Zuckerman, Regional CFO (West)

Jeff Zuckerman serves as the company’s Chief Financial Officer of Western Regions. Zuckerman’s responsibilities include identifying and structuring joint venture equity and debt financing for transactions in California, Seattle, Portland and Las Vegas. Jeff has a proven track record of leading and executing institutional investment strategies. He has sourced, structured and capitalized joint venture transactions totaling over $3.7 billion. Over the past decade Jeff was responsible for establishing equity relationships and expanding investment and development activity for several well-regarded operating sponsors.  Previously, Jeff sourced and structured multifamily and commercial investments for AEW Capital Management. Jeff holds an MBA in Finance, from Rutgers Business School and a BA from Syracuse University.

Bill McCann, Vice President of Construction (Southern California)

Bill McCann is responsible for all construction activities in Southern California.  Currently building his 16th project for Alliance, Mr. McCann has built projects and pipeline projects in excess of $1 billion during his eleven year tenure.  Additionally, he has completed six rehabilitation and repositioning projects, totaling more than 1,000 units and $400 million. Prior to that, he spent nine years with Trammell Crow Residential in the Pacific Northwest and Southern California divisions.  Mr. McCann has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Management

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.

Tonya Decker, Senior Vice President of Operations (Southern California)

Tonya joined Alliance in 2004 and has more than 25 years of experience in the multifamily industry. Most recently serving as Vice President of Operations in Southern California, Ms. Decker is responsible for the operational oversight of our third-party assets, including multifamily and retail, and is a key player in Alliance’s new business and client relations efforts. During her tenure, Ms. Decker has successfully led many innovative and high-profile developments, has played a vital role in the acquisition of current and future business, and has been a vocal leader in the development and growth of our company initiatives and policy. Ms. Decker studied abroad at Oxford University (England) and Heidelberg University (Germany), and has been recognized over the years as a top performer for our company, receiving  the Regional Vice President award in 2014 and the Alliance Icon award in 2016.

Tamra Villarinho, Regional Vice President of Operations (Southern California)

Tamra Villarinho is currently responsible for overseeing operations in Alliance’s San Diego, Orange County and Inland Empire markets. With more than 20 years of multifamily experience, her background includes oversight of conventional, rehab, affordable and lease-up assets throughout Southern California. She has a comprehensive knowledge of marketing campaigns for lease-up and stabilized communities, developing staffing plans and managing take-overs. Ms. Villarinho was named “Regional Manager of the Year” by the Apartment Association of Greater Inland Empire in 2009, and she also holds a real estate license in California.

Laura Della Ripa, Business Development Manager (Southern California)

As the Business Development Manager for Alliance, Laura Della Ripa is responsible for building, maintaining and growing client relationships in the San Diego, Inland Empire and Orange County markets. Her new business background includes all aspects of underwriting, market analysis, due diligence, transitions and dispositions. With more than 11 years of multifamily experience, including six years with Alliance, she has served as a Manager at several lease-up, rehab and stabilized assets, and oversaw renovations at a $4 million value-add in downtown Los Angeles. Ms. Della Ripa also specializes in troubleshooting distressed assets facing occupancy, and supporting financially challenged buildings.

Jon Tullo, Director of Business Development (Southern California)

Jon Tullo is the Director of Business Development in Southern California with responsibility for Alliance’s overall expansion efforts across the region. In this role, he works closely with existing and future clients sourcing new opportunities to expand the company’s third-party management platform. Mr. Tullo is a tenured real estate professional with more than a decade of experience in advisory and capital market services, as well as financial and underwriting positions. He holds a B.S. in Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and an M.S. in Finance from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.