At the top of their game

J. David Heller, CPA
Principal
President and Chief Executive Officer, NRP Enterprises LLC

An impressive record

Before he co-founded NRP, David was a consultant with the Townsend Group, investing more than $3.6 billion in real estate over two years. The experience gave him tremendous insight into office, industrial, retail, single-family and multifamily construction projects – not forgetting portfolio diversification, asset management, investment strategy and project underwriting. His clients included the state of Washington, the city of Milwaukee, United Mine Workers of America, Ohio Police and Fire, Los Angeles Police and Fire, the city of San Francisco and the county of San Francisco.

Before that, David spent five years at Arthur Andersen & Co. in Chicago as a manager in the real estate consulting division. He carried out feasibility studies and market analysis, created strategic plans and audited real estate partnerships for clients, including La Salle Partners, VMS Realty, First Chicago and RREEF Funds.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


An industry leader

A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, David is active in many professional bodies. He is on the executive committee and is a past chairman of the Housing Credit Group for the National Association of Home Builders. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Campaign for Affordable Housing and on the Editorial Advisory Board for Affordable Housing Finance Magazine. And he’s an officer of the Board for New Village Capital Corporation, National Leased Housing Association and The Housing Advisory Group.


A community figure

In January 2009, David was appointed to a five-year term as a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council by the President of the United States of America. What’s more, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young Cleveland in 2010. On top of all that, his ongoing dedication to civic leadership benefits a plethora of organizations. He’s on the Board of Trustees for Jewish Community Housing, Gross Schechter Day School and the United Way of Cleveland. He was board president of the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland and president of the Board of the Ohio Jewish Communities, and he chaired the Government Relations Committee at the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland. Currently, he’s an officer of the Board and the 2013 and 2014 Campaign Chair for the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland. He’s on the advisory board of the University Hospital Cardio Vascular Institute, the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund Board, and the board of Parkwood Corporation and the Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Andrew N. Tanner, CPA, MBA
Principal
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, NRP Enterprises LLC

Andy focuses on financial management, financial reporting, project evaluation, information systems, corporate planning and treasury. He’s also a key member of both the NRP Executive Committee and the Investment Committee.


An impressive record

Before NRP, Andy spent eight years at Medimetrix Group in Cleveland as a management consultant. As well as strategic planning work – mainly related to finance and accounting – he delivered interim executive financial management services.

Earlier he worked as a manager in Ernst & Young’s consulting practice, was an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Company, and proved his worth as an assistant corporate controller with John O. Butler Company – a $70 million manufacturer of health products.

As well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University, he holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Chicago.


An industry leader

Active in the National Association of Home Builders and the Construction Financial Management Association, Andy has also been cited as a financial expert in several Affordable Housing Finance articles. He’s in demand at events too, making his mark at the 2007 Apartment Housing Finance Live Conference as well as on panels at the Ohio Housing Conference.


A community figure

While taking part in the Business Volunteerism Council, Andy served on the advisory council of the Benjamin Rose Institute, sitting on the Senior Companion Program’s Finance Committee and Development/Recruiting Committee. He also led the Strategic Planning Committee of New Directions, a behavioral healthcare provider for chemically dependent adolescents. A prominent member of Providence Church in Avon, Ohio, he sits on the budget committee and acts as a small group leader.

Daniel B. Markson, MBA
Principal
Senior Vice President of Development

Dan oversees our development operations, including bond/tax-credit and conventionally financed rental communities, from our San Antonio office. With 26 years’ experience in financing, developing and owning multifamily and single-family housing, he’s well-qualified to deliver the superior quality we’re known for.


An impressive record

As senior vice president of Boston Capital from 1987 to 1997, Dan was responsible for more than $400 million of equity investment in affordable housing, including new construction and preservation. From 1997 to 2003, he was a partner in Royal Castle Companies, developing affordable housing rental units including 14 apartment communities in Florida, Louisiana, Michigan and Texas. Under his leadership, Royal Castle pioneered many innovative programs such as on-site educational centers and athletics facilities, benefiting residents and their children. His considerable achievements have earned him a place in the 1993 to 2012 editions of Who’s Who in Business and Finance.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in urban geography from Clark University and a master’s degree in business administration from Babson College.


An industry leader

Dan is the national director of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for the Greater San Antonio Builders Association. He’s also on the Federal Government Affairs and Housing Finance Committee of NAHB, is a founder and trustee of the NAHB Multifamily Council, and is a chairman of the NAHB Housing Credit Group – a key advocate for Low-income Housing Tax Credits. A past chair of the NAHB Multifamily Finance Subcommittee, he was reappointed for 2010-2011. Not only that, he’s a director and president of the Texas Association of Affordable Housing Providers, a state director of the Texas Association of Builders and 2003 Chairman of the TAB Multifamily Council.

Dan is well recognized for his many contributions to housing by his peers and in many national and local publications, including Affordable Housing Finance and the San Antonio Business Journal.


A community figure

A development advisor to the Board of Directors of Interfaith, a Rhode Island consortium of churches dedicated to providing low-income housing, Dan was also a director of the non-profit developer Charlesview, Inc., from 1981 to 1991. Currently he’s on the board of Temple Beth El San Antonio and is a director of Jewish Family Services, also in San Antonio.

Erick Waller
Principal
President, NRP Management LLC

Erick oversees all financial and operational aspects of the nationwide management portfolio. This includes directing corporate operations and compliance to develop and achieve the strategic and financial objectives of NRP Management and the company.


An impressive record

Before joining The NRP Group, Mr. Waller worked with Village Green for eight years. Most recently he served as Regional Vice President for Village Green Management in Chicago. In this role, he oversaw 27 assets totaling nearly 7,000 units, valued at approximately $1.4 billion. He was directly responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures to improve global operations, mitigate risk, and increase revenue for both the clients and the management company. During his last year there, his portfolio averaged 4.7 percent net effective rent growth, 5.9 percent total income growth and 11 percent net operating income growth.

Prior to being promoted to Vice President in 2010, he was a Regional Manager for Village Green. As an RPM, he was directly responsible for a portfolio of up to nine apartment communities, totaling more than 2,700 units in the Chicago urban and surrounding suburban markets. He increased net rental income in his portfolio by an average of 11 percent and the net operating income by an average of 18 percent over a two-year period.

He holds a BSBA in marketing from The Ohio State University.

Taylor Brown
Principal
President, NRP Construction LLC

Taylor is responsible for all aspects and operations of NRP Contractors. This includes, but is not limited to commissions and managing cross-functional development teams of architects, engineers, and consultants, through the development, design, and construction of housing projects nationwide. His responsibilities further include preconstruction estimating and budget analysis of multifamily and single family projects nationally.


An impressive record

Taylor Brown joined NRP Contractors in 2005 after graduating from the University of Texas with a major in Government and a minor in Business Management. He has experience specializing in development, construction, design and entitlement for multifamily and single family housing nationally. He began his career with NRP as Assistant Project Manager where he established budget reports, interactive construction schedules and methods for controlling overhead costs. He was also responsible for reviewing subcontractor proposals and making recommendations.

After one year of employment at NRP Contractors, Mr. Brown was promoted to Project Manager, a title he held for 4 years. In that role he managed construction schedules for large multi-family projects. He was further responsible for subcontractor production, quality control and budget approval for all project construction activity.

In 2010 Mr. Brown was promoted to the position of Senior Project Manager. In that role he managed construction project teams and corresponding field staff on multiple housing developments. He was then promoted to Assistant Vice President in 2012. On October 2014 Brown was promoted to Sr. Vice President of Construction and leads NRP Contractors on a national level reporting directly to the principals at NRP.

Kenneth W. Outcalt, MBA
Principal
President, NRP Holdings LLC

Based in the Cleveland office, Ken manages our development operations nationally. These include originations, project management and strategic planning. He also chairs our Investment Committee.


An impressive record

Before joining us in 2003, Ken was a senior DUS underwriter for Berkshire Mortgage Finance. He underwrote and closed multifamily debt financing including new construction, preservation and assisted living assets.

From 2003 to 2005, as a project manager for The NRP Group, he managed affordable housing transactions in Arizona, Indiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Ohio. His portfolio totalled more 1,000 units and $130 million in development costs.

From 2005 to 2007, as director of development, he oversaw the project management, paralegal and application teams.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional studies from Cornell University in 1993 and a master’s degree in business administration in finance from the University of Michigan in 1999.


A community figure

Ken serves as the Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of Positive Education Program. Greater Cleveland’s largest non-profit agency, it offers special education and mental health services to troubled children. Ken also is a Trustee on the Board of Directors at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Previously Ken served on the funding committee of the Fund for Our Economic Future and on the finance committee for Citizens Academy, an award-winning charter school in Cleveland with more than 400 students.

George Currall, MBA
Principal
Managing Director Capital Markets, NRP Enterprises LLC

George Currall joined The NRP Group in December 2008 as Vice President of Finance. Mr. Currall is responsible for managing all of The NRP Group’s property-level capital needs, coordinating all debt and equity relationships for luxury, student, and affordable housing. Since 2008, Mr. Currall has been key to over 100 closings, representing over $1 billion in construction financing, over $300 million in permanent financing, over $700 million in equity capital and over 15,000 apartment units. Mr. Currall is also responsible for managing the transactions of Navistone Partners, a financial affiliate of NRP.

Mr. Currall and his team are also responsible for the financial feasibility analysis of all development opportunities and the financial underwriting required to bring selected opportunities to a successful closing.


An impressive record

Prior to joining the NRP Group, Mr. Currall spent 11 years in multifamily housing mortgage banking with MMA Financial (MuniMae), Lend Lease Mortgage Capital, and Red Mortgage Capital. At MMA, Mr. Currall was a Principal/Head of Taxable Debt Originations platform with oversight of perm and construction loan program originations. The new systems he implemented permitted MMA to grow in taxable debt originations from $100 million in 2006 to over $225 million in 2007, representing Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac permanent mortgages and proprietary construction loans. At Lend Lease, he managed over $300 million in complex bond transactions and more than $50 million in 9% tax credit transactions from application to closing. Prior to MMA Financial, Mr. Currall was an AVP at Bank One/Red Mortgage Capital, underwriting affordable housing transactions.

Mr. Currall earned his BA in Economics from Washington & Lee University & his MBA from The George Washington University.


Noam Magence
General Counsel

Noam Magence joined The NRP Group in September 2016 as General Counsel. In this role, Noam manages all legal aspects of The NRP Group. His management of the legal aspects of the company’s day-to-day operations includes real estate development, financing transactions, acquisitions, dispositions, litigation, insurance and risk management and general corporate matters.

An impressive record

Prior to joining NRP, Magence worked for 7 years as in-house counsel for DDR Corp., a publicly traded REIT, at which he was responsible for transactions and corporate matters. While at DDR Corp., Noam negotiated and closed several billions of dollars’ worth of acquisitions, financings, dispositions and joint ventures. Noam began his career as an associate in the Real Estate Group at Thompson Hine LLP.

He is a graduate of Yeshiva University (BA, Economics) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Magence has also served on the board of Fuchs Mizrachi School from 2011-2016.

Rachel Johnson
Chief Information Officer

Technology, business intelligence and business process functions. Rachel manages them all. And as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the IT department, she provides strategic direction to our leaders as we expand. She joined The NRP Group in 2010 as director of asset management. In that role she steered the financial performance of a portfolio of 12,000 multifamily units across 13 states, maximizing the ownership value and cash flow of each asset.


An impressive record

Rachel’s talents were recently recognized by Northeast Ohio’s premier honor for leading IT executives when Crain’s Cleveland Business named her CIO of the Year 2014 (mid-size private company). Her 17-year career spans both financial accounting and software development and technology. She worked at AmTrust Bank for nine years, first as business director of software applications for mortgage and real estate lending. Following her promotion to vice president, she ran the financial and accounting operations of the commercial construction real estate lending division.

After starting out as a staff accountant with Ernst & Young, Rachel worked as a consultant, developing custom-built software applications for financial and accounting divisions at businesses ranging from consumer products and insurance to real estate.

She graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in management information systems.


A community leader

Rachel is active on the Women’s Leadership Committee of the Greater Cleveland United Way, working with other highly motivated women on community health and human services issues. She’s also on the Board of Zoning Appeals of Chagrin Falls Township, Ohio. Appointed by the mayor, the board is in charge of reviewing commercial and residential zoning applications for the township.

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Richard K. Schultz
Director of Human Resources

Rick is responsible for leading a team of human resources professionals who deliver services to our geographically dispersed managers and employees. Under his leadership, the team continues to build a human resources infrastructure to support NRP’s growth.


An impressive record

Schultz held recruiting management positions at Key Bank, Fifth Third Bank, National City Bank and The Cleveland Clinic. He was also a sales executive recruiting manager at Computer Associates International and the employment and employee relations manager at Lockheed Martin Corporation. His responsibilities included developing and implementing corporate recruiting strategies and adapting innovative talent acquisition practices to corporate demands. Schultz also focused on developing and executing full recruitment life-cycle attraction strategies as it related to executive, exempt professional and technology related talent.

Schultz began his career at The NRP Group on August 2012 as the Talent Acquisition Manager and was promoted to Director of Human Resources in September 2014. He is currently responsible for all human capital functions such as compensation and benefits, learning and development, performance management, employee relations and talent acquisition. Schultz attended John Carrol University for his graduate studies as well as Bowling Green State University for his undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He successfully completed his Professional in Human Resources Certification and is a professional member of SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) as well as the HR Leadership Group of Northeast Ohio.


A community leader

Schultz has volunteered or held previous board or executive committee positions with Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Gross Schechter Day School, American Friends of Magen David Adom, and Strengthening and Growing Jewish Cleveland.

Scott Villani
Vice President of Marketing

A seasoned marketing professional, Scott Villani has more than 10 years of experience with award-winning real estate property management and development organizations. His specialties involve repositioning assets and market/pricing analyses. In his current role as NRP’s Vice President of Marketing, he is in charge of the marketing strategy for all multifamily assets, including revenue management of the new and existing portfolio, developing a customer acquisition strategy for all new and existing assets and monitoring of competitive assets within markets.

An impressive record

Prior to joining NRP, he served as the Vice President of Business Development for RealPage, a provider of online property management software. He managed accounts nationally for YieldStar institutional partners and served as a consultant for national operators on the implementation and best-practice usage of the YieldStar Revenue Management platform. Mr. Villani worked his way up through the ranks at Forest City Enterprises from 2004 - 2011. He started with the company as a property manager, where he managed all of the operations for two stabilized and two lease-up luxury properties. Operating budgets exceeded $15 million. He also developed and implemented a $3-million marketing and rebranding campaign for the University Park properties. His community was also awarded the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) award for Best Overall Leasing Campaign for an Apartment Community in 2006.


As a Regional Manager, he developed marketing strategies and identified target markets for current and development properties. He executed and managed operational strategies, including budget development for the metro areas of Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Maryland. Responsible for a significant territory, he managed 48 direct reports and more than 30 additional contracted staff among four locations. He was later promoted to Regional Marketing Manager where he created and managed a branding and marketing campaign for the launch of three new Class A multifamily properties. He also participated in the segmentation of the “High End Urban Renter,” which was used in targeted marketing and national development strategies. Concentrating on metrics-focused marketing, he also established a benchmark ROI for lead generation, enabling the team to make marketing decisions that maintained market share and reduced ad expenses by 15 percent.


Quickly moving up the ladder, Mr. Villani was promoted to Director of Marketing and then Vice President of Marketing and Operations/New Development. He developed marketing and revenue management strategies for all multifamily assets in the national portfolio. As vice president, he was responsible for pricing, unit mix and customer targeting of all new development projects. He started his career with Avalon Bay Communities as a Community Administrator and then as an Assistant Community Manager. In these roles, he improved collections by almost 100 percent and instituted a lease renewal program that achieved a 75 percent average renewal rate, a 15 percent increase from the previous year. He holds a master’s in business administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, where he graduated with honors.


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August, 2016

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August, 2016

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