Chicago, IL (March 21, 2017) – The Laramar Group, a national real estate investment and management company, announced today the hiring of new team members – Pierre Melhado, Kailey Magder, and Teri Watson - to their operations and marketing groups.
Pierre Melhado has re-joined Laramar as the Director of Operations for the LA Local portfolio comprised of 51 small buildings in the Los Angeles metropolitan market. This Local portfolio focuses on small buildings located in desirable neighborhoods close to the downtown core. Local by Laramar portfolio maintains a strong presence in Chicago, Denver, Oakland, Tampa, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles with the LA Local group including properties in neighborhoods such as Koreatown, Hollywood, Westlake, and Los Feliz. Pierre has worked in property management for over a decade in a variety of urban portfolios including lease ups, rent stabilized, bank owned, mixed-use, and high-rise assets in key cities such as New York, Miami, Chicago, and San Francisco. Pierre worked for Laramar in 2009-11 managing urban assets in the San Francisco and New York markets. Pierre received his MBA from Florida International University and grew up in Belize, Central America.
Supporting Pierre in Los Angeles will be Kailey Magder as the Marketing Manager focused exclusively on LA Local. Kailey will manage all the marketing efforts including branding, digital, advertising, and property standards for this growing portfolio. Kailey was previously a small business owner in Miami and also held positions in both residential and retail marketing in Miami, New York, and Toronto. Kailey has a degree in Media, Information, and Technoculture from Western University. Kailey, originally from Ontario, Canada, has relocated to Los Angeles from the south Florida area.
Teri Watson is the new Regional Marketing Manager for the Midwest Region. Teri oversees all marketing activity for 63 properties in the Chicago and Minneapolis market, including the Chicago Local and Minneapolis Local platforms. Teri also has responsibility for traditional owned and third-party clients in both markets. Prior to Laramar, Teri had a 10+ year career with Equity Residential in a number of different marketing roles, including Marketing Project Manager, IT Project Manager, and Assistant Production Manager. Teri has BA in English from Eastern Illinois University and resides in the Chicago area.
“Pierre, Kailey, and Teri will bring strong experience and skills to these important leadership roles,” said Steve Boyack, Chief Operating Officer of The Laramar Group. “As we continue to expand our Local portfolio in key markets and also grow our owned and third-party clients across the U.S., these new team members will play a key role in our continued expansion and success.”
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 12,000 units and over 1M square feet of retail assets. For each of its own investments, The Laramar Group oversees all renovation programs – from concept to construction – and property management. For more information, please visit www.laramargroup.com.