Gail Graves

Vice President

Gail oversees a diversified residential portfolio consisting of 45 high-rise, mid-rise and garden-style apartment communities located in six states. Gail’s portfolio includes affordable family and senior for-profit apartment communities participating in Section 8, Rural Development, Home, 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. Her 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, 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 Report (MOR) scores.

Gail holds an Alabama real estate license and has 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 and is also involved in the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA), having been awarded the NAHP-Executive designation.

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