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Laramar Adds Regional Vice Presidents of Operations to Oversee Growing National Portfolio
Dec 10, 2015


CHICAGO (December 10, 2015)The Laramar Group, a national real estate investment and management company, announced today the hiring of Chris Peter and the promotion of Melanie Trapnell to Regional Vice Presidents.

Melanie Trapnell will assume the position of Regional Vice President of Operations overseeing the Eastern half of the U.S., and she will be based in Laramar's Washington DC office. Trapnell joined Laramar in June of 2015 as an Area Vice President with responsibility for assets in the Virginia/ Maryland/Washington region. In her new role, she will oversee the operations of Laramar's portfolio along the entire Eastern seaboard and Midwest. Prior to joining Laramar, Trapnell was the Regional Vice President of Vantage Management Incorporated, where she was responsible for new business development as well as regional oversight of a portfolio of assets in the DC metro area. Prior to working for Vantage, Trapnell spent 10 years with Equity Residential in several different markets including Seattle, New York City, and Washington DC as a Regional Manager overseeing a complex portfolio of high-rise, mixed use and lease up assets.

Chris Peter will be rejoining the company as the Regional Vice President of Operations over Laramar's Western region, and he will be based in the Laramar's Denver corporate office. Peter has over 15 years of industry experience and is returning to Laramar after 4 years as Managing Director for Equity Residential in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to working for Equity Residential, Peter was a General Manager for the Laramar Group in the San Francisco Bay Area, managing a complex portfolio of REO/Bank owned assets. Prior to Laramar, Peter held the role of Senior Asset Manager at Prana Investments, a real estate investment firm, with operations in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

“Both Melanie and Chris will bring strong experience and skills to these important leadership roles,” said Steve Boyack, Chief Operating Officer of The Laramar Group. “As we continue expand our portfolio across the U.S with both owned assets and third-party clients, Melanie and Chris' deep expertise and proven accomplishments in multi-family property management will be paramount to our on-going success.”

About Laramar
The Laramar Group, founded in 1989 and with corporate headquarters in Chicago and property management headquarters in Denver, is a national real estate investment and management company with more than 600 employees across the U.S. With an established strategy of pursing value-add investments in multi-family real estate on a national basis, The Laramar Group and its predecessor company have invested roughly $3 billion throughout the United States and currently owns and/or manages in excess of 20,000 units and over 1M square feet of retail assets. For each of its own investments, The Laramar Group oversees all renovation program – from concept to construction – and property management. For more information, please visit www.laramargroup.com.

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