William B. Welden
As a founding member of SPM, Bill has led the company’s growth over the past 44 years and established it as one of the top property management firms in the country. He has established a portfolio of multi-family property assets managed for private owners, equity investors and other institutional clients valued at more than $2bn.
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 30,000 units of conventional, affordable, bond financed, and tax credit communities. 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.
Mitchell G. Smith
Executive Vice President
Mitchell is responsible for directing strategy, client services and operations across SPM’s portfolio. He is also responsible for SPM’s corporate administration, strategic initiatives and profit-and-loss performance. Prior to joining SPM, Mitchell served as Chief Operating Officer for The Scion Group, LLC during its expansive growth. He was responsible for the organizational development and integration of over $5bn in AUM.
He has an extensive background in value-add rehabs and construction, due diligence, acquisitions, asset management, branding, marketing, sales and PropTech. Mitchell has held several positions with NYSE: GCT operating under the brand name College Park Communities, the first publicly traded REIT focused exclusively on student housing. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University, a frequent speaker and thought leader at industry events and a member of IREM, NAA, NMHC and ULI.
Rex Snyder, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
With 30 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 audits, cash management, payables, receivables, along with planning and executing the reporting for all acquisitions or dispositions. 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.
W. Edgar Welden, Jr.
Ed has been involved in the Section 202, PRAC, and Section 8 programs of HUD for more than 25 years in his role as Manager of SPM, LLC. Additionally, Ed has been involved in the refinancing and redevelopment of numerous 202 Properties through the use of bond financed, tax credit, FHA financing and also with new construction of Senior Housing with HUD through the PRAC program. Ed also served as Managing Partner of Interactive Video Technologies, LLC. Ion247 focuses on video monitoring as well as the installation and service of Security Cameras, Access Control, and Alarm Systems at communities and business in the Southeast.
Ed graduated from the University of Alabama in 1991 with a B.S. degree in Commerce and Business Administration and is involved in such organizations as the Monday Morning Quarterback Club and the President’s Cabinet at the University of Alabama.
Senior Vice President – Property Management
Charee brings 20+ years of experience in multifamily housing and has overseen diversified residential portfolio including conventional, senior, affordable and section 8 communities. She has been involved with property acquisitions, rehabs, asset repositioning and large-scale capital improvement projects culminating in profitable, stabilized asset performance and growth. Her ultimate responsibility is to achieve superior operational results and deliver exceptional customer service to owners, boards of directors, regulatory agencies and residents in her portfolio.
Previously, Charee worked with The Wilson Company, United Dominion and AIMCO and 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. Charee is currently the Florida State Regulatory Director for SAHMA, and formally served on the Board of Leading Age Florida.
Vice President – Human Resources
Moses is a Human Resources Executive with more than 30 years of experience and currently serves as the Vice President of Human Resources. Moses has been in this role since June, 2000 and is responsible for employee/employer relations, benefits, compensation and career development and recruiting for more than 800 employees. He also has extensive expertise in multi-state federal, state and local labor laws. He is also responsible for counseling and training mid-level management on regulatory compliance set forth by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 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.
Vice President – Technology
Sam is responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of Information Technology, Information Systems, and PropTech. Sam has worked with several large multifamily housing developers and operators, including Asset Campus, Aspen Heights, Core Spaces, and Up Campus prior to joining SPM. Sam has a wide range of knowledge in real estate system operations, organizational compliance, process standardization, organizational training, customer support, and product management that have helped scale, organize, and optimize corporate operations for both local and remote teams, across multiple simultaneous student and multifamily deals. Sam has also designed and shipped specialized apps in the industry to facilitate and enhance move-in execution, lifestyle, and improve upon the student user experience. Sam holds a BS in Chemistry from Texas A&M University and a Data Analysis and Visualization certification from The University of Texas at Austin.
Vice President – Property Management
Charles is responsible for the direction and leadership of the Conventional Multifamily Portfolio, a diversified group spanning 8 states and consisting of 54 high rise, midrise, and garden style apartment communities. Leading the Regional Property Management team, his focus is on consistent day-to-day property operations, team development, strategic partnerships, financial performance, customer service to owners, and providing a great living experience to our residents.
Charles brings 23+ years of conventional property management experience from Mid America Apartments, LP and Colonial Properties Trust having worked in Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, and Florida. He is a graduate of Rhodes College, is a NAA Certified Apartment Manager, has served on the executive committees for the Alabama Apartment Association and The Greater Birmingham Apartment Association, and is currently the President Elect of the Alabama Apartment Association.
Susan Gray, CPA
Vice President – Accounting/Controller
Susan is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the financial assets of the company, as well as managing property accounting and reporting processes and procedures. She has over 12 years of experience serving as a Controller in public and private practice in the Real Estate Investment, Development, and Property Management Industry.
Working with commercial, multi-family-conventional, and senior housing properties, and their related holding companies, she has a demonstrated history of meeting owner, investor, and lender expectations for the development and management of multi-million-dollar properties. Susan is a graduate from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Accounting and a minor in Spanish and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Vice President – Asset Services
Anthony directs all SPM Building Services activities as part of a broader Asset Services function wherein he is also responsible for financial planning and analysis, maintenance and facilities and asset management activities on behalf of SPM and its multifamily apartment communities. Prior to joining SPM, Anthony served as Director of Asset Management at Cardinal Group Investments where he oversaw $500M in AUM of value-add student housing. He has strong experience re-positioning assets using various strategies involving physical upgrades, marketing and branding, reputational improvement, improved operational standards, implementation of technology, and the use of data and analytics to make sound decisions. His career has involved both investment and operational roles in the multi-family sector which have afforded him a multi-faceted perspective on real-estate strategie
Director, Student Housing
Cody currently serves as the Director for SPM’s Student Housing division. In this role he leads the management platforms development, optimization, and operations. Cody works closely with all SPM support departments to ensure the operational needs of all student assets are met at a high level. Additionally, he develops and leads the division’s corporate operational staff by providing guidance, education, and embodying the SPM values.
Prior to joining SPM, Cody was the Portfolio Manager for Cardinal Group’s owned asset portfolio. The portfolio was comprised of 5,503 student housing beds and 196 conventional units totaling north of $500MM AUM. In this role he piloted several of the company’s key initiatives and process changes which helped developed the current operating platform. This included the implementation of a Business Intelligence platform for reporting and asset analysis, utilization of artificial intelligence for leasing, crafting new Turn expense management protocols, and many other impactful operational initiatives. The performance of the student housing portfolio allowed for a successful recapitalization with the one of the top real estate private equity firms. Additionally, Cody served as a cohort leader for Cardinal’s Portfolio Manager executive training program. In this role he provided support to other Portfolio Managers who were new to their role, the company, or needed pier to pier collaboration.
Prior to joining Cardinal, Cody held several site-level operational roles with Asset Living where he routinely beta tested new operational efficiencies that would later be rolled out to the entire Asset Living platform. He graduated with a degree in Finance from the University of Mississippi.
Director, Financial Planning & Analysis
Griffin is responsible for the Financial Planning and Analysis functions of SPM’s conventional portfolio. With 15 years of experience in multi-family housing, along with degrees in Finance, Real Estate, and Computer Science from The University of Alabama, he is uniquely suited for the oversight of the conventional portfolio’s budgeting, market analysis, and financial planning activities. Prior to joining SPM in August of 2020, Griffin spent 10 years in multiple Sunbelt markets working for MAA, the nation’s largest owner/operator of apartment homes.
With 35 years of experience in multifamily property management, Christy’s knowledge is well rounded in both affordable and conventional housing. Her experience covers multiple aspects of the business but her expertise is in Training and Development and Information Technology. She climbed the ranks at SPM, then seized the opportunity to develop and grow an IT Managed Services Division at a sister company before returning to SPM. In her current role as Director of Administration, she is responsible for the operations of our Information Technology, Training and Development, and Corporate Office Management departments.
Jon Marc Larson
Director, Building Services
Jon Marc is responsible for leading our construction management function including project scoping, estimating, bidding and contracting as well as project management , project accounting and client relationships. A graduate of Auburn University, Jon Marc has over a decade of experience in both the property management and construction management of multifamily assets, across the United States
Phillip oversees SPM’s facilities maintenance and repair operations, driving the company’s initiative to increase standardization and central direction of these activities. He works with communities, vendors, and service providers to ensure SPM is providing both residents and owners maximum satisfaction with their homes and assets. Phillip is a veteran of the US Navy and has almost twenty years of experience in maintenance and facilities maintenance and upkeep, during which time he has built and managed multiple maintenance departments in the pharmaceuticals, automotive, and food production industries. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Business Administration and a proud father of four.
Miriam has been with SPM for over 28 years and currently serves as SPM’s Regulatory Coordinator. In this position, she is responsible for ensuring that all SPM’s communities (HUD, LIHTC and other Housing Related Programs) are in compliance with all program requirements and updates. As Regulatory Coordinator, she is also responsible for monitoring and overseeing Section 504, Fair Housing, ADA and LEP compliance as well as compliance with various environmental requirement
Miriam has attained the Certified Professional Occupancy Certification and NAHMA Fair Housing Compliance Certification, as well as the LIHTC Housing Credit Compliance Specialist, National Compliance Professional and the Site Compliance Specialist Certifications. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Professional Accountancy and Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.
Insurance & Property Tax Coordinator
Elisabeth joined SPM in 2015, working in the affordable housing division. In 2018, she assumed her current role as Insurance and Tax Coordinator. Elisabeth is responsible for the risk management of SPM, and its affiliated companies. This entails managing insurance policies, claims, and limiting the exposure to risks. In addition, she coordinates the tax filings, appeals, and payments with SPM’s tax consultant. Elisabeth is a graduate of the University of Alabama.