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Beztak has assembled a development and management team whose combined expertise and reputation in their respective field of specialty compliments the Beztak commitment to excellence in the development and management of its outstanding communities. A highly centralized organization with corporate offices in Farmington Hills, Michigan and regional offices in Boca Raton, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona, Beztak corporate and regional teams oversee all on-site activity. Beztak has implemented the most sophisticated technologies available to track and control activity, and we attract the most talented associates through our reciprocal relationships with top local colleges and universities. All facets of the business, from construction to management, remain under daily supervision of principal executives.

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ELIZABETH J. CARLSON

PRESIDENT, MANAGEMENT DIVISION

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for all residential and commercial property operations
  • Direct oversight of all management company personnel
  • Acquisitions and new business development

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

  • Over 25 years of experience with direct oversight of over 46,000 units across the country in all markets and specializing in all areas of property management including condo management, class A, B and C urban and garden multi-family residential, office, commercial, corporate suites, parking garages, senior and affordable communities
  • Directly involved in multiple lease-ups, renovations and re-position

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI


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SARAH OGLESBY-BATTLE

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, MANAGEMENT DIVISION

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Direct oversight of the Management division including all market rate and senior living sites 
  • Actively involved in recruiting and building third party management business

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

  • Areas of expertise include multi-family residential and commercial real estate management 
  • Strong knowledge of valuation analysis and property financial analysis
  • Proven success managing products for multiple owners and interested parties with varying goals and targets
  • Directed a 40,000 unit transition to Yardi 
  • Over 15 years of experience managing portfolios in Arizona, California, Nebraska, Texas, Ohio, Michigan and the District of Columbia, with a peak total above 10,000 units 
  • Extensive direct oversight of multi-million dollar renovations with a focus on repositioning assets

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS / AWARDS

  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Arizona & Michigan 
  • Recipient - Property Supervisor of the Year 2005, Arizona Multi-Housing Association

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DANETTE STENTA

VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Increasing occupancy with digital marketing campaigns
  • Use of marketing software to execute successful leasing, marketing and advertising strategies individualized to each specific property
  • Manage overall brand development and maintain branding, images and copy for corporate website, individual residential apartment websites and individual commercial/office websites
  • Execute successful SEO ad SEM strategies and manage social media and industry review sites
  • Develop and implement pre-construction and operating property marketing plans and materials
  • Leasing and marketing training

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

  • Over 20 years of experience in leasing, training, advertising and marketing for class A, B and C urban and garden residential apartments
  • Marketing software: Yardi RentCafe, VaultWare, MaxLeases, Reputation Manager and LeaseHawk
  • Management and production of responsive website
  • Management and production of marketing brochures, animated and computer generated video and still renderings
  • Wrote, developed and presented multiple course leasing and marketing training program specific for the apartment industry

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

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JODIE BLAKEMORE

VICE PRESIDENT, ACCOUNTING/CONTROLLER

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees computer information systems, accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, year end audits and taxation
  • 11 years experience in Real Estate
  • 9 years experience in Property Management
  • 3 years experience in Public Accounting

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

  • Direct accounting oversite of over 35,000 units across the country for individual, family and institutional owned assets
  • Year end oversite of over 100 year end audits and tax returns with third party CPA firms
  • Leader in new asset acquisition transitions
  • Over 10 years experience in Yardi, MRI and Skyline property management software systems

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Accounting Major, (Summa Cum Laude)Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
  • Master of Business Administration; Accounting/Finance Focus, (Summa Cum Laude) Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS / AFFILIATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

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LISA HING

DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Over 12 years of thriving background in Human Resource practices including talent management, staffing, compensation planning, benefits administration and learning and development
  • Responsible for implementing human resource management strategies to recruit, train, and retain a high performing and motivated workforce
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining the following programs; on-boarding, training and development, performance management, employee retention and benefits management
  • Development and oversight of employee relations policies and strategies
  • Ensures compliance with State and Federal employment laws
  • Implementation and ongoing management of HRIS product(s) essential to daily HR operations

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

  • Cultivating leaders to direct, manage and retain staff
  • Implementation of satellite offices which included operations pertaining to building management procedures, facility policies, staff selection, audit regulations and go live programs
  • Detail oriented, analytical and methodical with insightful creative thinking to execute the recruiting, staffing, labor relations and performance assessment for productivity improvements
  • Development and implementation of leadership enhancement initiatives for recent college graduates, supervisors, management and director level staff
  • Crisis Management, Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Grant Writing, RFP Reponses and Auditing
  • Technical Applications; Ultimate Software, iCIMS, Paycor, Taleo, Ascentis, PeopleTrak, Darwin PEO, ADP, Total Source, Share Point and various vendor portal management

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Detroit Mercy

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS / AWARDS

  • Crain’s 40 Under 40, Class of 2013
  • Member of the Society for Human Resource Management
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REBECCA GUENTHER

VICE PRESIDENT, FEE MANAGED DIVISION

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees 4,500 unit third party fee managed portfolio in multiple states
  • Actively involved in recruiting and building third party management business in multiple states
  • Ongoing recruitment and mentoring of associates providing them the skills and tools needed to further their careers within the company

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

  • Over 15 years of experience in multi-family residential property management
  • Extensive knowledge and measured success in enhancing the overall profitability developing and implementing market strategies for increasing occupancy, maximizing rental rates, improving collections and controlling expenses, promoting excellent customer service and hiring and training of on-site associates
  • Recognized for exceeding annual budgeted Net Operating Income by maximizing revenue through occupancy gains while reducing concessions and controlling expenses by implementing an in-house maintenance focus
  • Successfully transitioned and repositioned multiple assets. In less than six months, increased physical occupancy and improved cash flow enabling debt services and financial obligations to be fulfilled
  • Repositioned several underperforming assets resulting in annual awards being received based upon same store improvement in physical occupancy, economic occupancy, collections, expenses, Net Operating Income, resident retention and customer service
  • Designed, implemented and instructed course work targeting collections and bad debt, marketing and facilities management
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ALEX WANCIER

VICE PRESIDENT, COMMERCIAL DIVISION

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leasing and operational oversight for Beztak commercial portfolio, including office, retail and industrial assets
  • Oversight of the Beztak commercial operations team
  • Commercial acquisitions and new business development

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

  • Over 10 years of experience in commercial real estate, including finance, brokerage and operations
  • Extensive experience in repositioning distressed office and retail properties
  • Operated and marketed the sales of commercial properties in markets ranging from South Florida to Western Montana

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • MBA with specialties in finance, consulting and MIS from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business
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GLORIA FRANSTED

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE HOUSING, DIRECTOR OF VISUAL MERCHANDISING

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively participates in overall direction of Beztak Suite Stays consisting of 200 furnished corporate apartments including design, space planning, set-up, sales and marketing, hire/train and supervision of all personnel, and oversight of budget compliance in Michigan and Arizona markets
  • Design interiors, develop visual merchandising, and installation and implementation of all models and clubhouses in the Beztak portfolio

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

  • Licensed real estate salesperson for the Manor Homes of Aldingbrooke Condominiums
  • Sales Director for single family homes division for Royal Crown, Addington Park and Broadmoor Park in Novi, Michigan
  • Over 28 years experience in sales and marketing of condominiums, single family homes and multiple apartment lease-ups
  • Involved in international sales, marketing, development and operations of extended stay corporate apartments
  • Visual merchandising with focus on residential models, clubhouses (interior and exterior), senior living, office space planning and resorts

EDUCATION

  • Associates Degree, Public Relations and Television Broadcasting, Mt. Royal College in Calgary Alberta, Canada
  • Michigan Institute of Real Estate, Salesperson
  • Dale Carnegie

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS / AWARDS

  • Property Management Council – Property of the Year and Model of the Year for Aldingbrooke Apartments
  • Property Management Association of Michigan – Model of the Year for All Seasons of Rochester Hills

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FRITZ FRANSTED

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF CONSTRUCTION

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Development and construction of:
    • Multi-family apartment complexes
    • Condominium projects
    • Office buildings
    • Single family homes
    • Single family lot development
    • Retail centers

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

  • Developed multiple properties in Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan and North Carolina
  • Herman Frankel
    • Development and construction of luxury single family housing and condominiums

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Building Construction, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS / AWARDS

  • Former member of the Michigan State University Construction Management Advisory Board
  • State of Michigan Builders License
  • State of Arizona Builders License

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JOHN KURE

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Project finance, financial analysis, strategic planning, cash management, project feasibility and partner relations
  • Structured joint ventures with both private individuals and regulated institutions
  • Structured real estate loans, both construction and permanent with all types of lenders including banks, insurance companies, FHA, FNMA, FHLMC, conduits and private lenders
  • Acquisition, financing and/or disposition of real estate manufacturing companies, banks, trading companies and vacant land

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

  • Income tax preparation
  • Audits
  • General accounting, audit and tax work

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, (with Distinction) University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS / AWARDS

  • Certified Public Accountant

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MARK STURING

GENERAL COUNSEL

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides legal and general advice regarding real estate development, subdivision management, finance, and employment law including conventional HUD, MSHDA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Issues

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

  • Staff attorney, Michigan State Housing Development Authority
    • Provided advice in regard to MSHDA Single Family Loan Program, Home Improvement Loan Program, Tax Exempt Multi-Family Loan Program, Pass Through Loan Program, and Administrative Rules and Procedural Guidelines
  • Real estate and finance law

EDUCATION

  • Majors in Psychology, Sociology and Business, Magna Cum Laude Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
  • JD, Member of Law Review, Magna Cum Laude, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, MI

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS / AWARDS

  • Member of Building Authority for the City of Novi
  • Trustee of Novi Public Library
  • Licensed to practice law in all state courts in the State of Michigan, and the Federal District courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

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PETER L. ODORICO

VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT & ACQUISITIONS

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Sourcing and acquiring new development opportunities and sites for the company
  • Evaluating development and acquisition opportunities and opening up new geographic areas for the company
  • Conceiving, creating and implementing the development concept and plan
  • Overseeing the overall development process, including project conception, financial analysis, selection and management of third party professionals, through project completion

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

  • Over thirty-five years of development experience as a partner with the Trammell Crow Company, as owner and founder of his own development company, and as a Senior level executive with the Arvida Company
  • Broad range of development experience across multiple product types, including multi-family, luxury condominiums and single family gated communities, retail, office and industrial products
  • Sourcing equity from multiple institutional equity sources as development partners, including well-known pension fund advisors and other equity funds, and overseeing the development and management relationship with them

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
  • Masters of Business Administration, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Recent News

July, 2015

Grand Opening Community Open House All Seasons Birmingham

June, 2015

Beztak and Etkin announce All Season of Birmingham Grand Opening MORE

March, 2015

All Seasons brings five-star senior living to Birmingham MORE

Spring, 2014

New All Seasons development allow Beztak Properties to meet high-end demand MORE

Monday, November 18, 2013

Birmingham Lands $29M Residential Project on Maple, East of Woodward MORE

Tuesday, December 4, 2013

Beztak Announces All Seasons Of Birmingham Groundbreaking MORE

Monday, October 4, 2013

Samuel Beznos MORE

Monday, October 4, 2013

Drawn To Success MORE

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