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John Atwater, FOUNDER, CO-CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

John Atwater

Mr. Atwater founded Prime Group in 1989. Mr. Atwater is a Co-Founding Partner of Prime Finance and Chairman of the Short and Long Duration Investment Committees. Mr. Atwater has been involved with all forms of property ownership, management and financing. A graduate of Brown University and Stanford Business School, he has served on a variety of for-profit and non-profit boards, including Montgomery Street Income Securities, Lone Mountain School for Children, The Hamlin School, The California Academy of Sciences (Board Chair 2010-2014), the Corporation of Brown University and the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, UC Berkeley.

Aryn Thomez, Vice President, Property Management

Aryn Thomez

Ms. Thomez is the Vice President of Property Management for Park La Brea, a 4,200-unit property in Los Angeles. She joined Prime in 2021 and has over 18 years of experience in multi-family operations, asset management and capital improvements. Ms. Thomez has her ARM and CPM certifications and is an active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management and the California Apartment Association. Prior to joining Prime, she worked for Greystar where she oversaw their Southern California region for their newly developed and owned assets.

Shane Nemmers, Vice President of Construction

Shane Nemmers

As Vice President of Construction for Prime Residential, Mr. Nemmers is responsible for construction projects across the entire Prime Residential portfolio. He has over 20 years of multi-family leadership experience with construction, renovation, and facilities management. He oversees the regional construction teams for both existing assets and new acquisitions. He works closely with Property Management, Asset Management, and Transactions to ensure construction projects are being executed as outlined in the business plan for each asset. Prior to joining Prime Residential, Mr. Nemmers was with Waterton Residential, Greystar, and Buckingham Companies.

Ariana Shadan, Associate Counsel

Ariana Shadan

Ariana Shadan is Associate Counsel for Prime Residential and is based in our San Francisco office.  Ariana provides legal support to business units, responds to claims, and provides guidance on laws pertaining to housing providers. Prior to joining Prime, Ariana worked at a compliance firm with responsibility for various matters, including regulatory compliance for private fund managers, contract negotiation, risk mitigation, and employment law.  She graduated from UC Riverside and received her law degree from Pepperdine Caruso School of law. She is a member of the California State Bar.

Will Madison, Chief Operating Officer

Will Madison

As Chief Operating Officer of Prime Residential, Mr. Madison is responsible for Property Management, Asset Management, Capital, Human Resources, Transactions, and Strategy and Corporate Transformation. He is responsible for strategic growth, executing business plans and driving continuous improvement. Prior to joining Prime Residential in 2008, he worked as an Associate at Hall Capital Partners, an investment advisor to families, foundations and endowments. In this role he sourced and researched private investment managers in real estate, energy and other hard asset sectors. Mr. Madison graduated from Brown University with an A.B. in Engineering, is a CFA charterholder, serves as a trustee of the Scandinavian School and Cultural Center and has served as a trustee and Vice President of the board of Lick-Wilmerding High School.

Dan James, CO-CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dan James

Mr. James is the Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prime Group. He is also a Co-Founding Partner of Prime Finance, head of Multifamily Credit and a member of the Short and Long Duration Investment Committees. He joined Prime Group in 1992 and has been involved with all forms of property ownership, management, financing and development. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School, Mr. James also attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He serves on the California Apartment Association Leadership Council and is the past chairman of the California Housing Council.

Kris Bloom, Principal

Kris Bloom

Mr. Bloom joined Prime in 2007 and has over 25 years of experience in the multifamily industry. Mr. Bloom is active with multiple Western US Apartment Associations and currently on the Executive Forum for the National Apartment Association.

Josh Frieman, Principal

Josh Frieman

In his role as a Principal for Prime Group, Mr. Frieman leads the accounting, investor relations, compliance and business technology teams for both Prime Residential and Prime Finance. Mr. Frieman joined Prime Group in 2005 and has been involved in all facets of real estate investment, finance and administration including leadership roles in over $5 billion of real estate transactions. Prior to that, he was an advisor to distressed businesses, overseeing numerous restructurings and liquidations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Frieman practiced corporate law with Latham & Watkins and served as the General Counsel for a start-up technology company. Mr. Frieman graduated with honors from University of California at Berkeley and Harvard Law School.

Chris Scroggin, Director, Property Management

Chris Scroggin

As Director, Property Management, Mr. Scroggin has responsibility for all aspects of Prime Residential’s property operations including driving operational excellence and innovation. He joined Prime Residential in 2001 has been in the multi-family business for over 31 years. Mr. Scroggin leads the operational aspects of due diligence for new investments and sits on the Executive Committee. He is a CPM and is currently President of the California Apartment Association Los Angeles and is an active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management and the Apartment Association for Greater Los Angeles.

Josh Frieman, Principal

Josh Frieman

As Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Mr. Frieman is responsible for Accounting, Tax, Compliance, Investor Relations, Legal Affairs, Risk Management and Business Technology, which help drive Prime’s investment and operational success. Mr. Frieman joined Prime Residential in 2005 and has been involved in all facets of real estate investment, finance and administration including leadership roles in over $5 billion of real estate transactions. Prior to that, he was an advisor to distressed businesses, overseeing numerous restructurings and liquidations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Frieman practiced corporate law with Latham & Watkins and served as the General Counsel for a start-up technology company. Mr. Frieman graduated with honors from University of California at Berkeley and Harvard Law School.

Bert Ortiz, Senior Vice President, Operations

Bert Ortiz

Mr. Ortiz is a Senior Vice President for Prime Residential. He joined Prime in 2007 and has over 20 years experience in multi-family operations. He has oversight of the Southern California Regional Office located in Oceanside, California. Mr. Ortiz has direct responsibility of San Diego, Oceanside, Orange County, greater Los Angeles County (excluding Park La Brea) and Ventura/Oxnard, with multiple direct reports. He also has direct oversight of the Social Media Department and chairs the collections process for the residential portfolio business.

Lizza Castro, Senior Vice President, Property Management

Lizza Castro

As Senior Vice President, Ms. Castro has responsibility for over 7,000 units located in Northern California, Portland, Oregon, and Reno, Nevada. She joined Prime in 2005 and helped to develop the in-house management platform. She has been in the real estate and property management business for more than 25 years. She sits on the Covid-19 Response Team for Prime and served as the Budget Administrator for the company for 14 years. Ms. Castro is a CPM and CAM. She is the 2022 Chair of the Student Outreach Committee for IREM Chapter 99 and an active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management. Previously she served as President of the Nevada State Apartment Association in 2004 and 2013 and served on the NAAEI Board of Directors for two terms 2013-2017

Devin Davis, Investor Relations Assistant

Mr. Davis is an Investor Relations Assistant for Prime Group. Devin joined Prime Group in 2021 after graduating from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Public Relations.

Fang Huang, Accounting Manager

Ms. Huang is an accounting manager of Prime Residential (SF Office). She joined Prime Group in 2012 and has been involved in financial reporting, tax and other ownership accounting functions. Prior to that, she worked in Novogradac & Company LLP as an accountant for four years. She received a master’s degree in accounting from San Francisco State University and is licensed as a certified public accountant in California.

Elif Kimyacioglu, Senior Counsel and Vice President, Risk Management

Elif Kimyacioglu

Ms. Kimyacioglu is Senior Counsel and VP of Risk Management at Prime Residential. She oversees the Legal Affairs Department, which is responsible for legal compliance, risk mitigation, claims and litigation management, as well as public and governmental relations. Ms. Kimyacioglu is a member of Prime Residential’s Executive Committee. She is also on the California Apartment Association’s Board of Directors and serves on its Legislative Subcommittee. Ms. Kimyacioglu joined Prime Residential after practicing for ten years as a litigator at Latham and Watkins LLP. She graduated from UC San Diego and received her law degree from Santa Clara University, School of law, cum laude. She is a member of the California State Bar.

Dan Leonard, Senior Controller

Dan Leonard

Mr. Leonard is the Senior Controller for Prime Finance and Prime Group. He oversees ownership accounting, tax, and treasury functions for over $3.5 billion of assets. Prior to joining Prime Group in 2004 as Senior Controller, Dan was in charge of the U.S. accounting for Kumagi Gumi and Kabuto International, two large Japanese development companies. Spending approximately 10 years with each company, his experience includes the acquisition, finance, development, management, construction, operation, and sale of real estate. Dan is a graduate of the University of San Diego.

Cynthia Marchesani, Investor Relations Associate

Ms. Marchesani is the Investor Relations Coordinator for Prime Group and is based in the San Francisco office. Prior to joining Prime in 2006, Cynthia handled operational and administrative duties for a project team at The Nature Conservancy – California. Cynthia holds a B.A. in Government from Oberlin College.

Stephanie Mariani, Counsel

Stephanie Mariani

Ms. Mariani is Counsel for Prime Residential. She advises on risk and claims management matters across the portfolio. Prior to joining Prime Residential, she was a litigator in private practice. She graduated from UC Berkeley and received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of the California State Bar.

Joe McNicoll, Controller

Joe McNicoll

Mr. McNicoll is the Controller for Prime Residential. He oversees the operations accounting function for
a portfolio of multi-family housing assets located in California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada.
Prior to joining Prime Residential in 2009 as Controller, Joe spent 4 years in public accounting with an
emphasis in auditing and taxation before earning his CPA certificate, CMA certificate and California Real
Estate Brokers License. His industry experience included 5 years as Finance Manager for Technicolor and
eleven years as Controller for Mobile Storage Group. Joe’s experience includes accounting, auditing,
finance, taxation, budgeting, forecasting, management, construction, operation, acquisition and sale of
real estate. Joe is a graduate of California State University at Northridge.

Luke Pfaffinger, Vice President, Information Technology

Luke Pfaffinger

Mr. Pfaffinger is VP of Information Technology for Prime Group, having joined the firm in 2007. Prior to joining Prime Group, Mr. Pfaffinger led several IT departments in the high-tech engineering and manufacturing sectors. Mr. Pfaffinger has over 25 years of IT experience, having graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Mr. Pfaffinger also holds a degree from the Japanese Language Institute Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.

Karen James, Vice President, Human Resources

Karen James

Ms. James is a Vice President of Human Resources for Prime Group and joined the firm in 2007. Ms. James works out of the Los Angeles office, and along with her human resources responsibilities, she chairs two committees for Prime Residential: Employee Engagement; and Talent. She is also a member of the COVID-19 Response Team. Prior to joining Prime Group, Ms. James enjoyed over 20 years of working with other multi-state companies based in the Bay Area where her focus in human resources was on employee and labor relations, health and welfare, recruiting, payroll, compliance, and workers compensation.  A graduate of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, Ms. James currently belongs to both SHRM and NCHRA.

Steven Sutton, Managing Director, Legal & Chief Compliance Officer

Steven Sutton

Mr. Sutton is Prime Group’s Managing Director – Legal & Chief Compliance Officer. He is responsible for providing legal support to various Prime Group teams and executing Prime Group’s compliance program. Prior to joining Prime Group, Mr. Sutton practiced corporate law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where he counseled private equity sponsors in fund formation and compliance matters. Mr. Sutton graduated from UCLA with honors and the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and is a member of the State Bar of California.

Stella Tran, Senior Accountant

Ms. Tran is the senior accountant of Prime Residential (SF Office). She joined Prime Group in 2018. She involves in preparing month-end and quarter end financial packages for ownership entities, performing complex multiple entity allocation journal entries, G/L analysis, bank reconciliations and preparation for audits. Prior to joining Prime Group, Stella worked as an accountant at a public accounting firm for 8 years. Stella received her Bachelor of Science in Finance from California State University, Northridge and Master of Science in Information System from Santa Clara University.

Alexandra Walter, Director of Tax

Alexandra Walter

Ms. Walter leads Prime Group’s tax function, having served and advised privately held businesses and their stakeholders for over ten years. Prior to joining Prime, Ms. Walter was most recently with a Private Investment Company and Family Office. She began her career in Public Accounting. Ms. Walter graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Dartmouth College. She is a Certified Public Accountant in California.

Joe Walter, Regional Vice President, Operations

Joe Walter

Mr. Walter is a Regional Vice President for Prime Residential.  He joined Prime in 2007 and oversees the Washington region.  Mr. Walter has over 20 years of multi-family operations experience.

Drew Michalak, Head of Asset Management

Drew Michalak

Mr. Michalak is responsible for leading the Prime Residential Asset Management team on the existing portfolio and collaborating with the Acquisitions team in evaluating new investment opportunities. Mr. Michalak works closely with Prime’s Operations and Capital teams to maximize cash flow growth and minimize risk for all properties. Prior to joining Prime Residential, Mr. Michalak was Vice President of Portfolio Management at Pacific Urban Residential. Mr. Michalak is a CFA charter holder and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Daissy Saito, Senior Associate, Asset Management

Ms. Daissy Saito is a Senior Associate for Prime Residential. She joined Prime in 2008. Her responsibilities include overseeing revenue management for the portfolio and strategizing how to maximize rates. She also works with the operating team for the Bay Area and Park La Brea to maximize cash flow and streamline operations. Daissy graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz, with a B.A in Mathematics and is a CFA charter holder.

Rebecca Delmar, Portfolio Investment Associate

Rebecca Delmar

Ms. Delmar is responsible for evaluating investment and reinvestment opportunities across the Prime portfolio.  As a member of the Asset Management team her focus is on improving cash flow while taking a long-term view of each asset. Ms. Delmar brings over a decade of experience in construction, energy, and real estate to her work at Prime.  She is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental design and holds her MBA from Haas.

James Fisch, Associate, Asset Management

James Fisch

Mr. Fisch is an Analyst on the Asset Management team. He joined Prime Residential in 2018 and works with Operations on optimizing cash flow and reducing risk in the portfolio. James holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government with a Minor in Sociology from Dartmouth College. Mr. Fisch’s professional experience includes work in Real Estate, Investment Banking, and Music Rights Management

Katharine Grant, Analyst, Asset Management

Ms. Grant is a Data Analyst with Prime Residential. She joined Prime Residential in 2019 and is responsible for gathering, analyzing, and communicating data findings within the Asset Management team. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Evergreen State College and a Master of Science in Business Analytics from Santa Clara University.

Kara Wiard, Head of Transactions

Kara Wiard

Ms. Wiard is responsible for Prime’s capital transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, and financings within the portfolio. Prior to joining Prime Group, she was at Eastdil Secured for 14 years where she executed the sale, financing and recapitalization of over $8B of assets. Subsequently, she led WeWork’s Real Estate Advisory team for the West region of North America. Kara is an active member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and previously served as Vice Chair of the NMHC’s Emerging Leaders Committee. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University.

Justin Pan, Vice President, Finance

Justin Pan

Mr. Pan is a Vice President with Prime Residential. He joined Prime in 2011 and is responsible for all aspects of Prime Residential’s debt portfolio. He is also a part of the Asset Management team and in that role he works with Operations to maximize cash flow. Mr. Pan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Clifford Yu, Senior Associate, Acquisitions

Clifford Yu

Mr. Yu is a Senior Associate with Prime Residential. He joined Prime Residential in 2016 and focuses on all aspects of sourcing new multifamily investment opportunities as well as working on the disposition of existing assets. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Geosciences with a Minor in Mathematics from Hamilton College and a Master of Science in Subsurface Geosciences from Rice University.

Steven Carlisle, Transactions Associate

Steven Carlisle

Mr. Carlisle is an Associate in Prime Residential’s transactions group. He joined Prime Residential in 2020 and focuses on all aspects of Prime’s capital transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and financing executions. Prior to joining Prime, he was a Senior Financial Real Estate Analyst at Gap Inc. covering the Western United States and held analytical positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Carlisle holds a CPA designation and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Accounting from the University of California at Santa Barbara

Grant Butler, Transactions Analyst

Grant Butler

Mr. Butler is an Analyst in Prime Residential’s transactions group. He joined Prime Residential in 2021 and focuses on all aspects of Prime’s capital transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and financing executions. Prior to joining Prime, he was a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco, where he served real estate and private equity clients. Mr. Butler holds a CPA designation and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Accounting from the University of California at Santa Barbara.