Bill Welden – President
Bill currently serves as President of SPM, a real estate company managing over 14,000 apartment homes throughout the country. Over the last 34 years, SPM has evolved into one of the most respected and innovative property management companies in the industry.
As President, Bill provides strategic leadership and operational oversight for SPM and its affiliated companies. Bill works closely with property owners and SPM's management team to enhance client relations and to achieve positive revenue goals and operational efficiencies. Bill has been responsible for the development, acquisition and management of more than $2 billion of multifamily assets.
Additionally, Bill has served as an officer and on the Board of Directors of various multifamily housing associations, including the Greater Birmingham Apartment Association and the Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association (SAHMA). He holds an Alabama real estate broker's license and has been involved in the management of over 25,000 units of conventional, bond financed, tax credit and affordable communities for the past 25 years. Before joining SPM in 1987, Bill earned a B.S. degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama and a Law Degree from the Cumberland School of Law.
Allen Smith - Executive Vice President
Allen oversees all property operations and is responsible for advancing SPM's strategic initiatives for more than 14,000 apartment homes across the United States. His expertise and leadership is instrumental in establishing SPM as a premier property management organization. Allen provides direction for the company's marketing, training, regulatory compliance, management information systems and maintenance and construction initiatives.
Allen brings 25 years of experience in the multifamily industry to his responsibilities at SPM. He has extensive experience in managing all types of multifamily housing, including HUD and LIHTC regulated communities, and has extensive experience working with the various affordable housing programs. In addition, Allen also has experience in conventional property management, especially new construction lease-up and existing asset repositioning. Allen previously held senior management positions with Equity Residential, Trammel Crow Residential Services, Related Management and Summit Housing Partners.
Allen graduated from Butler University with a bachelor's degree in business and has served on the Board of the National Multi Housing Council. He also holds real estate licenses in Georgia and Indiana and serves on the SAHMA Board of Directors.
Gail Graves – Vice President, Affordable Housing Division
Gail oversees a diversified residential portfolio consisting of 43 high-rise, mid-rise and garden-style apartment communities located in six states. Gail's portfolio includes affordable family and senior apartment communities participating in Section 8, Rural Development and various LIHTC programs. The majority of these communities receive some form of rental assistance from the federal government.
Gail began her multifamily career with HUD in the 1970's. Gail's expertise in understanding, interpreting and implementing HUD's various regulatory programs has established her as one of the leading authorities in the affordable housing industry.
Since joining SPM in 1980, Gail's experience in the multifamily industry includes new community construction and lease-up and asset repositioning. Under Gail's leadership, her SPM-managed communities have consistently achieved excellent Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) and Management and Occupancy Review (MOR) scores.
Gail earned the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in 1988. Actively involved with the local chapter of IREM, she has served as its HUD liaison. Gail is also actively involved in the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA), having been awarded the NAHP-Executive designation. Gail also holds an Alabama real estate license.
Charee Russell – Managing Director, Senior Housing Division-Florida
Ms. Russell serves as the Managing Director at SPM, LLC, she brings 20 years of experience in multifamily housing. Ms. Russell has overseen a diversified residential portfolio that includes 202, 236, PRAC, HOME, LIHTC and Section 8, and Conventional communities.
Ms. Russell has been involved with property acquisitions, rehabs, asset repositioning and large-scale capital improvement projects culminating in profitable, stabilized asset performance and growth.
Ms. Russell has ultimate responsibility for achieving superior operational results and delivering superior customer service to her owners, Boards of Directors, Regulatory Agency and residents in her portfolio.
Previously, Charee worked with The Wilson Company, United Dominion and AIMCO. Ms. Russell holds a Florida Real Estate Broker’s License; has the designation of Certified Occupancy Specialist from National Center of Housing Management and is a Housing Credit Certified Professional through the National Association of Home Builders.
She studied at the University of Mobile, majoring in Organizational Management. She also has served on the Board of Leading Age Florida.
Susie Brandino – Vice President, Senior Housing Division-Alabama
Susie brings 34 years of experience in her role as a Vice President for SPM's Senior Housing Division. Susie has held many key positions within SPM as the company has grown and now oversees a portfolio of 2,500 apartment homes including high-rise, mid-rise and garden-style communities for seniors. These communities are primarily affordable and have some form of HUD subsidy included in their financing structure. Susie's 35 senior communities are located in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and California.
The majority of the communities in Susie's portfolio have been professionally managed by SPM for more than 20 years, serving as a testament to Susie's ability to build strong working relationships with her owner clients. As a member of the executive team, Susie currently supervises five Regional Property Managers based in Birmingham. Susie's multifamily experience includes new construction and lease-ups, multimillion dollar rehabs and improving financially and physically distressed assets.
Susie's portfolio of senior communities consistently achieves Superior MOR ratings and high REAC scores. Many have also received beautification awards and special recognitions from their local municipalities. Sixteen of Susie's communities have been designated as "Communities of Quality" by NAHMA.
Eddie Ivey - Vice President, Conventional and Tax Credit Division
As Director of SPM's Conventional and Tax Credit Division, Eddie brings over 20 years of experience in multifamily housing. He oversees a diversified residential portfolio that includes high-rise, mid-rise and garden-style apartment communities. His significant experience in new construction has led to the successful lease-up of over 25 communities, including those financed through the LIHTC program. Additionally, Eddie has been involved with property rehabs, asset repositioning and large-scale capital improvement projects culminating in profitable, stabilized asset performance and growth.
Eddie has ultimate responsibility for achieving superior operational results and delivering maximum market occupancies and net operating income for his portfolio. Previously he worked with Davis Development, Lane Company, Dovetail Development and the William H. Lyon Company.
Eddie holds a bachelor's degree from Pfeiffer University in North Carolina and a Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS) designation from the National Apartment Association. He also serves on the Board of the Greater Birmingham Apartment Association where he was previously Treasurer.
Moses Wright - Vice President, Human Resources
As SPM's VP, Human Resources for over 11 years and with over 25 years' experience in the industry, Moses is responsible for leading all human resources efforts. His scope of responsibility includes employee relations, benefits, compensation and career development.
The SPM Human Resources Department is committed to helping SPM create the best property management team in the industry. Strict compliance with federal, state and local labor laws are always a priority in both the SPM corporate and community offices.
Moses attended the University of Mississippi from 1982 through 1986, majoring in Business Administration and Computer Programming. He has attained multiple accreditations in the areas of employment law and labor relations.
Rex Snyder – Chief Accounting Officer
With 25 years in the real estate industry, Rex oversees the accounting and investment functions for SPM's multifamily portfolio. His professional responsibilities include oversight of all financial and strategic reporting requirements to owners and management. Additional responsibilities include investor relations, the oversight and planning of all audits, cash management, payables, receivables, along with planning and executing the reporting for all acquisitions or dispositions. Further duties include coordinating all HUD multifamily asset reporting requirements along with other affordable housing requirements to state and local agencies.
Rex's prior experience includes a number of specialized areas in the multifamily and commercial real estate field, such as financial analysis, syndication, and budgeting responsibilities.
Rex graduated from the University of Alabama and is a Certified Public Accountant. He joined SPM in October, 1992.
Miriam Bearden – Director of Management Information Systems and Program Compliance
Miriam has been associated with SPM for over 18 years and is charged with primary oversight for SPM's information technology initiatives. In her capacity as Director of Management Information Systems, Miriam serves an important role in the development of SPM's leading-edge software systems, including Yardi Voyager and Resident Portal. Miriam interfaces directly with leading technology providers to implement web-based resident services and to improve operational efficiencies. The MIS Department is committed to providing the highest quality and reliable technology and technical support to all SPM managed communities.
In addition to her MIS responsibilities, Miriam also oversees the Program Compliance Department at SPM. This department is responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable housing program requirements for each SPM-managed community. Miriam has attained the Quadel Assisted Housing Manager certification, as well as the LIHTC National Compliance Professional and the Site Compliance Specialist certifications.
Miriam graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Professional Accountancy and Bachelor of Business Administration. She is an active member of the National Yardi Users Group.
Tina Pamphilis – Director of Marketing
Tina has over 20 years of experience in strategic marketing, corporate branding, graphic design, project management and communications.
In her role as Director of Marketing, Tina works with colleagues at all organizational levels of SPM to develop strategic marketing plans and build strong customer relationships through a variety of integrated marketing initiatives. She is responsible for the production of internal and external newsletters, print advertising, sales presentations, website development and rental retention programs. Her responsibilities also include the tracking and analysis of market trends, rental comparisons, resident surveys and marketing budgets.
Tina graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing. She has also received specialized training in a variety of graphic design software programs, as well as newsletter publishing, copywriting and direct mail marketing.