SPM Fields Duo of State Directors for SAHMA

BIRMINGHAM–SPM today announced the appointment of Charee Russell as 2021 Regulatory Director for Florida and Sonya Carter as 2021 State Director for Alabama for the Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association (SAHMA). 

“Our commitment to standards of excellence within the affordable housing world has been a hallmark of our organization for decades.” said Bill Welden, SPM’s President.  “The appointments of Charee and Sonya to these important positions is another example of our firms’ unwavering commitment to this industry.”

Russell currently serves as Vice President, Property Management for SPM.  She is based out of and oversees SPM’s Brandon, Florida office and is responsible for a portfolio of affordable and conventional properties across Florida and some select Northeastern states.  She has been with SPM for 17 years.  Carter currently serves as Regional Property Manager for SPM.  She is based out of SPM’s Birmingham, AL office and oversees a portfolio of affordable properties across Alabama.  She has been with SPM for 11 years.  

“Charee and Sonya are just two examples of what makes SPM the best in the industry.  Their tenure with our organization and ties to the affordable world are significant assets to SPM and our clients.  We are very proud of their achievements and guidance within this industry.” said SPM’s Executive Vice President, Mitchell G. Smith.

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SPM is an innovative multifamily property management firm with 44 years of experience in affordable, LIHTC and market-rate property operations.  SPM currently manages over 19,000 units of multifamily housing across 12 Southeastern states as well as other select regions in the U.S.

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