Frank T. Sinito
Chief Executive Officer, The Millennia Companies® President, Millennia Housing Management
Frank T. Sinito is the Chief Executive Officer of the Millennia Companies®, which began in 1995, with the simultaneous acquisition of a 566-unit (6 project) portfolio and when he founded Millennia Housing Management, Ltd. Today, The Millennia Companies’® footprint spans over 30,000 units across 27 states and continues to grow. Millennia today is comprised of Millennia Housing Management, Millennia Housing Development, Millennia Housing Capital, and American Preservation Builders. Frank’s experience spans market apartment homes, affordable housing, and commercial properties. In addition to the successful development of affordable and market rate housing projects, he is also responsible for Thornburg Station, an award-winning $12 million, 40,000 sq. ft. corporate office development in Cleveland, Ohio. Since 1992, Frank, along with his wife Malisse, has provided fine dining in the Cleveland area at the award winning LockKeepers restaurant. Frank is a member of the Northeast Ohio Apartment Association and the Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association. He is active in several Christian Ministries and is Chairman of True Freedom Ministries. Frank is a graduate of Cleveland State University, where he minored in Finance and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
President, Millennia Hospitality Group
Malisse Sinito has over thirty years experience in the restaurant industry. She graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College and immediately went to work with Frank. Together, in 1992 they opened The Lockkeepers Inn, a small historic tavern that was renovated into an upscale steak and seafood restaurant. They soon outgrew their space and Frank began construction on a new Lockkeepers restaurant, office, and retail development named Thornburg Station. The new Lockkeepers opened in 2001 and has consistently been a dining landmark in the Cleveland area. Malisse plans on opening Marble Room, an upscale steak and raw bar restaurant in the spring of 2017 in the beautiful Garfield Building at E. 6th and Euclid Avenue. Additionally, Marble Room Sushi, a fast-casual high-quality concept is slated to open in the lobby of Key Center in 2017.
John W. McGinty, CPA, CGMA
Chief Financial Officer, The Millennia Companies®
John McGinty is Chief Financial Officer for The Millennia Companies®. John possesses over 30 years experience in the affordable and market rate housing industry. He is responsible for the direction and oversight of all accounting and tax operations; human resources, risk management, and information technology administration; and company administrative procedures for properties in multiple states. During his tenure with The Millennia Companies®, John has helped to increase significantly the number of multifamily projects and units within the company portfolio. Previously, John helped transition Associated Estates Realty Corporation from a privately held company managing 60 multifamily properties in a single state into a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust owning more than 130 multifamily properties in 11 states. In response to company growth and public reporting requirements, John also led Associated Estates’ financial operations and reporting staff. John is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. John holds a BS degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance from the University of Dayton.
Laura R. Anderson
General Counsel, The Millennia Companies®
Laura Anderson joined The Millennia Companies® in 2011, with more than 20 years of broad experience representing management in employment litigation and providing advice to companies as to best practices. In her role at Millennia as General Counsel, Laura has responsibility over the legal affairs of all of The Millennia Companies®. She serves as Millennia’s legal advisor on matters of policy and procedure, evaluates the implications and impact of legal issues, and manages outside legal counsel. The spectrum of Laura’s work includes handling legal matters relating to property acquisitions, tax credit allocations, financing, corporate structure, property management, employment and contracts.
Prior to joining Millennia, Laura worked as an attorney with the law firm of Jones Day in Cleveland (1996-2011) and Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe in Los Angeles (1990-1996) where her work focused on Labor and Employment Law. She represented management in all aspects of litigation and alternative dispute resolution and regularly advised employers on issues, obligations and exposure involving state and federal laws and employment policies and practices. Laura is admitted to practice law in Ohio, California, Colorado and the District of Columbia.
Laura is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and a member of the Board of Directors of Dobama Theatre. Laura has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from Vanderbilt University and earned her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law.
Michael J. Kucera
President, American Preservation Builders
Michael Kucera serves as President of American Preservation Builders. Since 2007, he has directly overseen the rehabilitation and construction of over $300 million of affordable and market rate housing projects in 15 states. Prior to joining APB, Michael served as General Manager of TESCO Builders in Cleveland, OH. In that capacity, he directed the development of more than 3500 units of multi- and single-family housing units throughout the City of Cleveland and developed a strong reputation for delivery of complex projects within tight time and cost restraints. Michael has developed dozens of projects using low-income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, HUD financing, bond financing, CDBG funding, as well as various Federal, State and local sources. He has also served as a speaker and consultant for numerous affordable housing forums and non-profit housing developers. Michael is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, maintains a general contractor’s license, and is registered as a general contractor in several regional municipalities.
Executive Vice President, Millennia Housing Development
Andrew Bailey comes to the Millennia Companies® from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, where he has worked since 2011, beginning as a Housing Grant Analyst, and excelling to his most recent role as Director in the Office of Planning, Preservation, and Development. Over the last two fiscal years, Andrew has allocated over $1 billion in tax credits, loans, and grants; managed an annual 200+ project pipeline; and overseen the planning and development of three Qualified Allocation Plans, as well as more than ten other development program guidelines.
Andrew’s educational background includes a BS in Urban and Regional Planning from East Carolina University and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from The Ohio State University. He further holds certifications as a Housing Development Finance Professional from the National Development Council; as a HOME Program Regulations Specialist from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development; and he completed the Housing Finance Agency Executive Development Program at University of Notre Dame. Andrew’s practical experience in funding and housing program development, policy research, grant management and analysis, and underwriting provides Millennia Housing Development great benefits in the work of development.
Allison H. Kunis
Executive Vice President, Millennia Housing Development-NY
Allison H. Kunis serves as Executive Vice President of Development in our newly created New York City office. She has extensive experience in all facets of affordable housing with emphasis on acquisitions, rehabilitations, refinancings and dispositions. She joined Millennia from New York City based Related Companies where she spent 18 years, most recently as a senior vice president in the affordable housing group. She was responsible for acquisitions and rehabilitation on all types of affordable housing such as Section 8, Section 236 and Low Income Housing Tax Credits. In addition, she was responsible for reengineering and repositioning of the existing legacy portfolio of government subsidized multifamily developments across the country. Allison was responsible for closing over one billion dollars in affordable housing transactions nationwide, helping propel Related to become one of the largest and most active owners of affordable housing in the country. Her role encompassed overseeing all aspects of affordable housing development including all types of financing, low income housing tax credits, construction, legal and regulatory matters.
Allison has strong relationships in the industry with numerous associations such as the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association and the Institute for Responsible Housing Preservation. Allison has participated in many symposiums throughout her career and served as a guest lecturer at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Allison earned her BA in Economics from New York University.
President, Millennia Housing Capital
Michael Friedman comes to Millennia with a vast background in raising both equity and debt in the real estate industry. He has initiated and operated a number of businesses, beginning with Captain Tony’s Pizza Franchises in the 90’s to creating his most recent companies, REvision Group and Bakken Strategic Marketing. Mike earned a Master’s degree in Physical Education from California State University and his BA in Public Administration from the University of Arizona. In Mike’s early career, he worked as an awarding winning high school and college basketball coach. Mike shifted his focus to real estate and spent time working for several real estate companies such as Destination Sales and Marketing, MF Resort Residential, LLC, Harbor Development, LLC, and the Ginn Company. Mike was the Founder of Harbor Development, the company responsible for the development, marketing, and sales of Liberty Harbor, in Brunswick, GA. Additionally, he was a Partner with both Real Source LTD, the developer a number of North Dakota multi-family units, and Chesterfield Faring LTD, which specializes in the raising of capital for the acquisition of distressed real estate assets. Today, he is a member of the National Realtor Association and a frequent lecturer on real estate investments.
Vice President, Millennia Housing Management
Greg Bierbaum joined The Millennia Companies® in 2010 with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a background in theological studies and hands-on practice, a strategic combination of education and experience that served him as the Resident Advocacy Director for Millennia. Now, as Vice President, he is responsible for the performance and development of a large portfolio of properties across a number of states. Previously, as Lead Pastor for Willoughby Hills Friends Church, Greg was responsible for leading community outreach efforts, overseeing their annual budget of more than $2 million, and preparing weekly motivational sermons. Greg has developed advertising and marketing campaigns and directed fund raising and grant writing efforts. Greg has a BA in Pastoral Ministry and a BA in Business Administration from Barclay College, an MA in Divinity from Ashland Theological School, and a MBA from Franklin University.
Vice President, Millennia Housing Management
Alan Weckerly is a Vice President at Millennia Housing Management, with over 20 years of property management experience. In his current position, he oversees communities across a number of states. Prior to his position as Vice President, Alan served as Regional Manager and was responsible for monitoring operations, program compliance, customer service and personnel. Before joining Millennia he managed HUD programmed entities and Affordable Housing Tax Credit and USRDA properties, with day-to-day responsibilities of operation and staff management, ranging from compliance to advertising. Alan is a board member of the Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association (MAHMA); participant with the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) with the NAHP-e designation; the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) with the CPM designation; and the Northeast Ohio Apartment Association (NOAA). He is a Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) and a Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP). Alan has a B.S. in Light Building Construction and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Vice President, Millennia Housing Management
Jeff Burris is a Vice President at Millennia Housing Management, with over 25 years of property management experience. In his current position, he oversees communities across a number of states in the South and Midwest. Before joining Millennia, Jeff spent the past decade working for two Midwest based property management companies with portfolios made up of both affordable and conventional housing. He is a Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) and a Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP). Jeff has a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Psychology from Iowa State University.
Controller, Millennia Housing Management
Eric Benny brings over 25 years of experience in various industries, including real estate accounting, to Millennia Housing Management Ltd. He joined the company as Assistant Controller in June 2013. His responsibilities include the preparation, direction, and oversight of financial statement reporting for MHM managed properties. Eric is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at the University of Akron. His responsibilities include the direction and oversight of reporting for all accounting operations of MHM.
Vice President, Construction, American Preservation Builders
Stephen Chappuies is a Senior Project Manager with American Preservation Builders, LLC. He is a graduate of John Carroll University, certificate holder in OSHA training, and holds numerous certificates in continuing education in construction as it relates to Fair Housing, universal design and Americans with Disabilities Act. He has thirty years of experience in direct management of affordable housing projects, new construction, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse and tax credit projects. Prior to the release of the project to bidding contractors, he will review and coordinate with all building professionals, architects, engineers and designers to ensure project compliance with commitments to fair housing, universal design and the owner’s desire to produce an outstanding product. He is also responsible for hiring project supervisors, contractors and suppliers on his specific jobs; he is involved in all phases of construction.
Arthur J. Conell
Vice President, Portfolio Services, American Preservation Builders
Arthur Conell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering and brings with him over thirty-six years of experience in the construction industry. He has been involved in all aspects of construction management, client relations, estimating, scheduling, cost control, on-site supervision, subcontractor negotiations, expediting and design build construction.
Prior to joining APB, Arthur served as President of a construction company, VP of Operations for a site contractor, and various project management positions in the commercial and hospitality market place.
His diverse experience in the construction of nuclear power plants, waste water treatment facilities, manufacturing facilities, design build construction, commercial construction, big box retail, hotels, assisted living and condominium construction offers a unique insight into the challenges faced in the construction industry.
Arthur has been with APB for two years as the Senior Project Manager for the construction of the Marble Room Steakhouse and Raw Bar in Cleveland. As VP of Portfolio Services he facilitates the direction and oversight of the Regional Service Managers and the department budgets and planning for minor rehabs, warranty work and oversees the processes for job requests, and emergency maintenance issues throughout the full cycle of evaluation, proposal, service, invoicing and customer service.
Controller, Millennia Housing Management
Patti Ferrara joined Millennia Housing Management in 1999 and has served as Controller since 2002. In her current position, Patti is responsible for the management of all accounting operations, financial reporting functions, and administrative procedures needed to operate the business for properties in multiple states. Patti also implements Millennia’s accounting policies and procedures and assists the Chief Financial Officer in developing and maintains the Management Information Systems. Before coming to Millennia, Patti was the Assistant Controller for Associated Estates Realty Corp. She is a member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s and has an associate’s degree in accounting theory.
Michael J. Gatti
Director, Information Technology, The Millennia Companies®
Michael Gatti joined Millennia in 2013 with a broad background and extensive experience in the Information Technology field. Michael started in IT at A.R.E. Inc. a custom aftermarket truck accessory manufacturer, serving in numerous roles, ultimately as Chief Information Officer. Most recently he was Vice President of Operations for American Aftermarket Group LLC. Michael has led the implementation and on-going development of ERP software utilization for enhanced planning, productivity, improved financial reporting and consolidation of company operations. Michael has also led the expansion of company IT infrastructure to multiple locations. He has directed custom software development initiatives of web-based software services utilizing Open Source and Cloud based technologies. Michael holds an MBA from Ashland University, in addition to an MA in Theology and a Master of Divinity degree from St. Mary Seminary.
Director of Operations, Millennia Hospitality Group
The Millennia Companies® is proud to announce that Sonny Gorushanovich, General Manager for Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar in Cleveland, Ohio, has been promoted to Director of Operations for the Millennia Hospitality Group. Sonny is a food and beverage operations professional with more than 20 years of industry experience and a proven record of accomplishment. He has led high performing teams at critically acclaimed restaurants such as the 4-star Jean George in New York and Fontainebleau Resort-Scarpetta Restaurant in Miami Beach.
After earning a degree in hospitality management from Arizona State University, Gorushanovich began his culinary career in 1995 as a bar manager with Norwegian Cruise Lines in Miami. He took his first general management role in 2000 at AZUL at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami. Since then, Gorushanovich’s drive and vision has contributed to the success of Meat Market Miami, Restaurant Pearl, and Donovan House in Washington D.C.
He most recently traveled to Dubai and successfully opened Nikki Beach Resort and Club for Nikki Beach Miami, where he worked with development of four restaurants, beach club and nightclub for Nikki Beach Resorts.
After nearly two decades of paying his dues in the hospitality industry, Gorushanovich brings a wealth of experience to the hospitality management company, and is instrumental in the success of Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar since its Grand Opening in September of 2017. By March of 2018, Millennia Hospitality Group will add the following venues to their operations that Sonny will oversee: Il Venetian, Il Venetian Gelato and Doughnut, St. Clair Ballroom, and Marble Room Sushi.
Director of Compliance, Millennia Housing Management
As Director of Compliance, Lori Iacona is responsible for developing, implementing, supervising policies and procedures and secure systems to ensure that Millennia’s multi-state portfolios comply with State, Federal and Loan regulations. Lori also interprets and resolves Low Income Housing Tax Credit, HUD and Rural Development regulations and issues that arise for Regional and Property Managers. She is a board member of the Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association, Northern Ohio Apartment Association, Greater Cleveland Senior Housing Council and the Cuyahoga Affordable Housing Alliance, and participates in a MAHMA sub-committee to integrate the goals of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and Assisted Housing Service Corporation. Lori is a Certified Low Income Housing Tax Credit Specialist as well as a Certified Occupancy Specialist. She is an RD 515 S.T.A.R (Spectrum Training Award Recipient) through the United States Department of Agriculture and is certified in Fair Housing Section 504 Compliance with the National Affordable Housing Management Association. Lori Iacona joined Millennia in 1995.
Vice President, Construction, American Preservation Builders
Jon Kinne joined the American Preservation Builders team in 2016 and brought with him over 25 years of multi-family construction and community preservation experience. Over that time, he was directly involved in building or preserving over 5,000 multi-family homes and a billion dollars of affordable and market rate communities throughout multiple states. Prior to joining APB, he served as Director of Construction for Lennar Multi-Family Communities and AIMCO.
In his role as Vice President of Construction for American Preservation Builders, he is directly responsible for overseeing construction projects from initial consideration through project completion. He assembles the construction team, budget, schedule, manages the overall construction progress, acts as a liaison between the Owner, Design Team, City Officials, and Property Managers – all while insuring quality of life for the Residents.
Jon has Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Wayne State University and is a licensed and certified general contractor in multiple municipalities.
Vice President of Tax Credit Development, Millennia Housing Development
Arthur Krauer has 23 years of experience in housing development and public policy experience. Arthur has served in leadership and development positions with the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, Testa Builders and Conifer Realty.
Arthur Co-Chairs the Advisory Committee for the National Council of Housing Market Analysts as well as served as a national subject matter expert for Enterprise Community Partners, President Obama’s Domestic Policy Council and the Corporation for Supportive Housing.
Arthur provides assistance, oversight, and direction with regard to the low income housing tax credit development pipeline.
Controller, Millennia Housing Management
Since 2007, Richard Mates has held the title of Assistant Controller at Millennia Housing Management. He is responsible for company financial statements, budgeting, tax compliance and other special analyses that are crucial to the management of the business. Prior to his current position, Richard managed and directed the financial functions for national and regional hotel management companies, hotel acquisitions, brand transitions, and new hotel development for Boykin Management Company (1997-2007), Renaissance/Stouffer Hotels (1992-1997), and DeBartolo Inc. (1986-1992). Richard has a BS in Accounting and Finance from the University of Dayton and a MA from Bowling Green State University. He is a licensed, Certified Public Accountant in the State of Ohio.
Development Manager, Millennia Housing Development
Tom Mignogna comes to MHD with over 13 years of economic and community development expertise. Prior to joining MHD he was with UCI (University Circle Incorporated) where he was the Senior Director of Real Estate Development. He was responsible for managing physical development projects, identifying strategic properties for acquisition and redevelopment, and coordinating development and expansion opportunities; working to insure that the University Circle neighborhood becomes a premier urban district. Most recently Tom led a team that was awarded a $20 million allocation of Federal New Markets Tax Credits and manages the investing and leveraging that allocation to promote real estate development and job creation projects in the Greater University Circle District of Cleveland.
Prior to UCI he managed the Housing Development Office for the City of Cleveland through the Department of Economic Development and Department of Community Development for the City of Cleveland. Along with managing a staff of real estate professionals Tom focused on the physical development of Cleveland’s downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. For the City of Cleveland he originated and administered over $31 million of grants and loans; managed a portfolio of over $47 million; leveraged over $482 million of private investment; and, participated in the creation of over 2,500 housing units in the City of Cleveland.
Tom also spent several years with Bank of America’s commercial real estate department in St. Louis focusing on residential construction projects throughout the country. Tom has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Bowling Green State University and a Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School.
Financial Manager, Millennia Housing Management
Terrence O’Driscoll joined Millennia Companies® in 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in public accounting and multi-family real estate. In his position as Asset Manager, Terry is responsible for monitoring both physical and fiscal property performance to meet primary and third-party objectives, including reviews of budgeted vs. actual project costs, contract renewal, rent increases, and property-related compliance contracts. Prior to joining Millennia, Terry owned and operated a public accounting practice where he provided tax, financial, and consulting services to the commercial sector. From 1987 to 1998, Terry worked for Associated Estates Realty Corporation and held the position of Director of Finance for the last six years. There he provided financial analysis and debt and cash management services. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. Terrence attended Bowling Green State University where he received a BA in Accounting.
Director of Resident Advocacy Multi-Family, Millennia Housing Management
Cephus Scott joined Millennia in 2016. As the Director of Resident Advocacy, Cephus primary focus is on family properties. Cephus holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with an emphasis on behavior. Cephus has hands-on experience with a strategic combination of education and work history that have prepared him to serve as the Director of Resident Advocacy (family) for Millennia. He has dedicated his life to helping others and has a history of working in Brain Injury rehab facilities, Mental health hospitals, and a behavioral interventionist in a League City and Galveston Independent School districts for the last 10 years.
In 1983 Cephus witnessed the death of his father on a property recently acquired by Millennia. During this same time he also witnessed the incarceration of both his brothers for a total of 27 years. He also has 15 male cousins who are currently or have been incarcerated in a state or federal penitentiary. Because of his desire to be the blue print to others who grew up in subsidized housing, Cephus is the CEO of an non-profit organization called IronMan club where he works with troubled men and children.
His expertise also includes community development, professional speaking, mentoring, transition coach, Special Education teacher, Autism specialist, author, coaching/personal training and development of successful teams, organizations and groups.
Vice President, People and Culture, The Millennia Companies®
With over 15 years’ of human resources experience, Gustavo is a trusted partner, advisor, and change agent with an outstanding track record as a solutions-oriented leader. Gustavo has had direct responsibility for strategy development and implementation in all areas of the employee lifecycle.
Gustavo has worked in the hospitality industry, in union and non-union environments, at a start-up, and with geographically dispersed business units. Gustavo has worked for American Airlines, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Solstice Destination Club, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and most recently he was Vice President of Human Resources for Crescent Hotels & Resorts. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Virginia Tech University (graduate) and at George Mason University (undergraduate) where he taught human resources management.
Gustavo earned a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from New York University and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. Gustavo is a native Spanish speaker who was born and raised in Puerto Rico.
Director of Resident Advocacy Senior Division/Quality Assurance Specialist, Millennia Housing Management
Angela Shuckahosee joined Millennia in 2017. As the Director of Resident Advocacy, Angela’s primary focus is on senior properties and social service coordination with quality assurance and providing supportive services to residents. Angela has an extensive background in housing, community development, and public policy. Prior to Millennia, Angela worked for Cleveland City Council and Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization as the Director of Community Involvement. Most recently, Angela served as Executive Director of Cleveland Tenants Organization, a non-profit that educates tenants and landlords, empowers the community, and advocates for affordable, fair, and quality rental housing in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Angela has a bachelor’s degree in political communication from The University of Kansas and a Masters of Public Administration from Cleveland State University.
Purchasing Director, American Preservation Builders
Chuck Sinito joined The Millennia Companies® in 1999 as a Property Manager, bringing with him nearly two decades of hands on experience in construction and property management. Chuck has also served as the owner’s representative on multiple apartment community rehabilitations for Millennia following his initial position as property manager of a large conventional property. In his current position as the Purchasing Director for American Preservation Builders, Chuck is responsible for purchasing and procuring all materials and services from vendors and suppliers in the many states where APB operates. Today Chuck has amassed more than 30 years of industry experience in the management, development and construction of multi-family residential properties, and uses that experience to lead Millennia and APB in many operational endeavors in addition to ensuring the timely delivery of materials and services at highly competitive prices for American Preservation Builders.
Manager of Operations, Millennia Housing Development
Stephanie Sinito is the Manager of Operations for Millennia Housing Development. As such, her responsibilities include the management of MHD’s supporting staff, along with a wide variety of oversight as it relates to the day-to-day management and leadership of Millennia Housing Development. Furthermore, Stephanie coordinates and manages all aspects of the due diligence, governmental and regulatory approval process for all new property and portfolio acquisitions, and works closely with multiple government agencies. In doing so, Stephanie has built strong relationships with all our partners.
Stephanie began her career in real estate development with Millennia as a Development Coordinator and quickly moved into a management role. Prior to her career at Millennia, she held various management roles in the cellular retail sector. Stephanie has a Bachelor’s Degree from Cleveland State University in International Business with a Minor in Marketing, and is an Ohio Licensed Real Estate Agent.
James K. Wells
Vice President, Millennia Housing Development
James Wells joined The Millennia Companies® in 2007 as a knowledgeable and skilled accountant in the real estate industry. As Vice President for Millennia Housing Development, James is responsible for all aspects of project management in developmental operations, including underwriting potential new properties, obtaining regulatory approvals and certifying development costs, among others. Notably, he is credited for syndicating more than $7.55 million in housing credits for development projects in his management portfolio. Previously, James was Senior Associate at RSM McGladrey, a large national accounting firm, where he serviced several real estate clients ranging from developers and construction contractors to both small and large property managers. James has a BSBA in Accountancy from John Carroll University and is the recipient of several awards that recognize his commitment to professional excellence.
Asset Manager, Key Center
Cheryl Wearsch is the Asset Manager for Key Center. She will use her years of experience in both the hospitality industry and the multi-family apartment industry to ensure financial and physical performance of Key Center. Prior to being the Asset Manager for Key Center, Cheryl was the Human Resources and Payroll Director for the Millennia Companies®. She was responsible for all HR functions at Millennia, from strategic policy development to maintaining positive employee relations, making her both a valued HR planner and hands-on professional. Specifically, Cheryl developed and aligned HR policy with Millennia business goals, developed effective and ongoing employee training programs, and supported employee payroll. Cheryl was actively involved in the acquisition process providing staff benchmarks and wage bands for new locations and product types.
Cheryl’s hospitality expertise includes working for branded hotels as well as high-end, all-inclusive resorts and spas. While the Human Resource function was Cheryl’s area of responsibility, Cheryl was also a member of the executive team at each hotel and worked as a part of the operational team to ensure all brand standards were met as well as meeting the financial goals of the owner. As a member of the executive team she reviewed the financial performance of the asset on a monthly basis, working closely with each department leader to react quickly to an ever changing hotel market. Guest satisfaction was driven through the training programs that Cheryl and her team created and delivered to the associates. Ensuring the highest level of guest service and satisfaction was a key component to the success of each hotel. Cheryl developed and facilitated training programs on hotel operations and fiscal responsibility for all new managers and executives.
A talented and valuable member of the Millennia Companies® team, Cheryl has a BA in Human Resource Management from Kent State University. She is also a Certified Hospitality Trainer through the AH&LA.
Allan B. Pintner
Broker, Vice President Emeritus, Millennia Housing Management
Mr. Pintner is Vice President Emeritus and the Real Estate Broker for Millennia Housing Management, Ltd. Allan is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Ohio, Michigan and Illinois and a State Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser in Ohio. He is a member of the Akron Cleveland Association of Realtors (ACAR) and serves as Chairman of the Ohio Realtors (OR) Property Management and Investment Forum. Allan has NAR’s Green Designation and is a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE). He currently serves on the Property Management Law Task Force for the Ohio Division of Real Estate.
As Vice President, Allan was responsible for creating and implementing company operating policies and procedures, defining the direction of company growth, and was accountable for the management and operation of the properties in the Millennia portfolio. Allan also served as the Owner’s Representative on construction projects where he supervised draws, use of contingency funds and inspections. As the Owner’s Representative Allan participated in over $140 million in development and construction of affordable apartment communities.
He has contributed to and edited text books on Fair Housing, and property management; speaks frequently at conferences and has had articles published in national publications on the development and management of affordable housing. Mr. Pintner has expertise in Fair Housing and in compliance with regulations of HUD, LIHTC, state agency, and Rural Development programs.
Allan served multiple terms as President of the Midwest Affordable Housing Management Association (MAHMA) and for the Northern Ohio Apartment Association (NOAA) where he continues to be an active participant on the NOAA Executive Board and a life member of their Board of Trustees. He was Chairman of the National Affordable Housing Management Association’s (NAHMA) Senior Housing Committee for two years, and a past member of several advisory committees of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.
Mr. Pintner has a Master of Arts in Mathematics from the Cleveland State University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the Kent State University.