Leadership is Expertise with a Purpose

Our multidisciplinary leadership team offers a diversity of perspectives and years of experience. Working together, we implement practical strategies to achieve aspirational goals for the company, its clients and investors and the communities in which the company works.

President

Jonathan F.P. Rose

Since founding Jonathan Rose Companies in 1989, Jonathan F.P. Rose has provided the firm with vision, leadership and industry visibility.

Mr. Rose is a leader in the integration of business, public policy, and nonprofit work, to create more environmentally, socially and economically resilient communities.

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President

Jonathan F.P. Rose

Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating more environmentally, socially and economically resilient cities. In 1989, Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, and investment firm, which creates real estate and planning models to address the challenges of the 21st century. Jonathan has lead the firm’s vision, program and growth, developing award winning new projects, investment funds and city plans to model solutions to the issues of housing, economic development and the environment.

The company’s mission is to develop communities that enhance opportunity for all. The firm’s work touches many aspects of community health; working with cities and not-for-profits to build affordable and mixed-income housing, cultural, health and educational infrastructure, and advocates for neighborhoods to be enriched with parks and open space, mass transit, jobs and healthy food.  

The firm’s innovative development, planning, investment, and owners representation work has won awards from a wide range of notable organizations including: the Urban Land Institute, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Rose frequently lectures on affordable housing, community development, smart growth and the environment.

Mr. Rose’s book on how to create resilient cities, The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life, was published by Harper Wave in 2016, and won the 2017 PROSE Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher.

Mr. Rose frequently lectures at graduate schools of business, environment and architecture. In 2015, he held the Yale School of Architecture’s Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architectural Fellowship.

Mr. Rose has testified before U.S. Senate and House Committees on housing, infrastructure and environmental issues, and served as an Advisor to the White House Office of Urban Affairs.

Mr. Rose is a Trustee of Enterprise Community Partners and the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Capital Institute. He and his wife Diana Calthorpe Rose are the co-founders of the Garrison Institute and he serves as co-chair on its Board. The Institute connects inner transformation with outer solutions to relieve suffering in the fields of trauma, education and the environment.  He is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects and Honorary Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History and Jazz at Lincoln Center.  

Mr. Rose chaired the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Blue Ribbon Sustainability Commission, which developed the nation’s first green transit plan, and was a commissioner on Governor Cuomo’s NYS 2100 Commission, tasked with identifying strategies for the long-term resilience of New York State’s infrastructure post-Hurricane Sandy.

Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, and received a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.

chief financial officer

Michael Arman

Mr. Arman is the Chief Financial Officer of Jonathan Rose Companies, as well as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Arman was Chief Financial Officer at Procida Funding, a private equity mortgage fund.

Prior to Procida, Mr. Arman was a founding member and Managing Director of Hudson Realty Capital. While there, he served as Chief Financial Officer and managed all of Hudson Realty Capital’s financial assets, working to optimize returns.

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Michael Arman

Mr. Arman was also a founding member of Newbridge in 2001, one of the predecessor companies of Hudson Realty Capital. Prior to founding Newbridge and Hudson Realty Capital, Mr. Arman was a Vice President at CSFB and a member of its Portfolio Bids Group where he was responsible for financial reporting, integrating information with internal support departments, maintaining third party vendor relationships with services, accountants, and insurers and performing asset management duties.

Prior to joining CSFB in 1998, Mr. Arman was a Portfolio Financial Manager for the J. E. Robert Companies, where he supervised accounting, servicing and financial reporting for institutions, including CSFB. As Operational Manager for a regional residential Re/Max broker, Mr. Arman performed all company accounting and operational functions and corresponded with bank REO departments in preparing residential properties for sale.

Mr. Arman began his professional career with Deloitte & Touche as a Staff Accountant, performing audits on real estate and brokerage companies. Mr. Arman received his M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut and received his B.B.A. from Iona College. Mr. Arman is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA.

Managing Director of Acquisitions

Nathan D. Taft

As Managing Director of Acquisitions, Nathan D. Taft supervises the acquisitions team in sourcing, financing, and closing portfolio properties.

During his tenure, Mr. Taft has expanded the firm’s national brokerage and partnership networks and has managed the acquisition of more than $600 million of assets.

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Managing Director of Acquisitions

Nathan D. Taft

Mr. Taft also has played an integral role in the company’s effort to create national models of best practices in the greening of existing buildings. More so, he brings financing, design, construction management, marketing and leasing skills to his investment work. During his prior experience with J.P. Morgan, he worked for a double-bottom-line private equity fund and led public-private economic development partnerships for Yale University. Mr. Taft is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, as well as the Urban Land Institute, where he sits on the Responsible Property Investment Council.

Mr. Taft earned his M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management and his B.A. in History from Yale University.

Managing Director of Asset Management

Caroline Vary

As the Managing Director of Asset Management, Caroline Vary brings over 20 years of experience in asset management, leasing, financing, design, construction, and development. Ms. Vary monitors the performance, leasing and operations of investment and development properties, in a portfolio of over 4.5 million sf. of commercial and residential properties, including new construction, green retrofits and completed projects implementing green operations. 

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Managing Director of Asset Management

Caroline Vary

Over the past 25 years, Jonathan Rose Companies has been a thought-leader in socially and environmentally responsible real estate practices. Jonathan Rose Companies is a mission-based, real estate firm recognized for its ability to achieve visionary goals through practical strategies and cost-effective green solutions. The firm has nationally recognized experience in the investment and development of green mixed-use housing and office projects. Jonathan Rose Companies has developed, owned and managed over $1.5 billion in real estate.

Caroline Vary joined Jonathan Rose Companies in 2007. She brings 20 years of experience in asset management, leasing, financing, design, construction and development to her role as a Managing Director. Ms. Vary led the development of the LEED Gold Certified Metro Green Residential development, adjacent to the Stamford Transportation Center. She is also responsible for overseeing the asset management of the Firm’s East Coast portfolio and has implemented green retrofits of existing buildings nationally. While under the direction of Ms. Vary, the Connecticut Office of Jonathan Rose Companies received an Environmental Merit Award for Outstanding Achievements in Preserving New England’s environment.

Ms. Vary is also a founding member of the Stamford 2030 district, an initiative of property owners and community and professional partners working toward the goal of reductions in energy, water and transportation emissions related to the operations of commercial and large-scale residential buildings. Stamford is the 6th 2030 District in the Network which is comprised of leading-edge cities across North America.

Previously with Taconic Investment Partners, Ms. Vary served as Vice President responsible for the re-positioning of their commercial portfolio. A member of the Urban Land Institute, and American Planning Association, Ms. Vary holds a BARCH in Architecture and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She holds a Real Estate Broker’s License in NY and CT, and actively serves in the Board of Stamford2030 and Franklin Street Works.

Managing Director of Design and Construction Management

Christopher Edwards

As Managing Director of Design and Construction, Mr. Edwards is involved in all aspects of the design and construction processes at Jonathan Rose Companies. Mr. Edwards instills a collaborative team approach in each project to ensure the client’s needs are met, risks are identified and mitigated, and the project is completed on time, on budget and with the highest standard of quality.  He brings more than 18 years of experience in the fields of development and construction management and has overseen over $1 billion of work throughout his career.

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Managing Director of Design and Construction Management

Christopher Edwards

As Managing Director of Design and Construction, Mr. Edwards is involved in all aspects of the design and construction processes at Jonathan Rose Companies. Mr. Edwards instills a collaborative team approach in each project to ensure the client’s needs are met, risks are identified and mitigated, and the project is completed on time, on budget and with the highest standard of quality.  He brings more than 18 years of experience in the fields of development and construction management and has overseen over $1 billion of work throughout his career.

Mr. Edwards is responsible for guiding the company’s design and construction process on all new developments, rehabilitation projects, and third party Owner’s representative work.  He has experience in a variety of project types including new construction and rehabilitations of mixed use multifamily, theatrical, commercial, and educational facilities.  

Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Mr. Edwards was a Project Manager for The Dermot Company, a private developer, where he managed new construction and renovation projects ranging from $1.5 million to $186 million. Earlier in his career, Mr. Edwards was a Project Management Cost Systems Engineer and an Assistant Project Manager at Turner Construction where he worked on core and shell commercial buildings, office renovations/office ft-outs, and educational facilities.  As a Project Management Cost Systems Engineer, Mr. Edwards performed internal project audits to analyze cash flows and projected profits, performed staff analysis to minimize the risk of general conditions overruns, and performed project cost variance analysis.

Mr. Edwards is a LEED Accredited Professional who received his Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. His unique qualifications of field experience and project cost analysis allow him to identify and mitigate risks early in the design and construction process, which results in project success.

Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives

Dawn Mottram

Ms. Mottram joined Rose Companies in 2017 as Chief of Staff and is now the Managing Director for the Firm’s strategic initiatives. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Mottram served as Head of Development for Southern Housing Group, a U.K.-based not-for-profit housing organization. While there, she directed a large and complex housing development program focused on the delivery of affordable, energy efficient, sustainable housing. Ms. Mottram received her M.A. in Sociology from the University of Glasgow.

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Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives

Dawn Mottram

Ms. Mottram joined Rose Companies in 2017 as Chief of Staff and is now the Managing Director for the Firm’s strategic initiatives. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Mottram served as Head of Development for Southern Housing Group, a U.K.-based not-for-profit housing organization. While there, she directed a large and complex housing development program focused on the delivery of affordable, energy efficient, sustainable housing. Ms. Mottram received her M.A. in Sociology from the University of Glasgow.

Managing Director of Acquisitions and Development, California

Yusef Freeman

Yusef Freeman is the Managing Director of California for the Jonathan Rose Companies, leading ground up development and acquisitions on the West Coast out of the Companies’ Oakland, CA office.

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Managing Director of Acquisitions and Development, California

Yusef Freeman

Yusef Freeman is the Managing Director of California for the Jonathan Rose Companies, leading ground up development and acquisitions on the West Coast out of the Companies’ Oakland, CA office.

Prior to joining the Rose Companies, Yusef was a Vice President of Investments in the transactions group at PGIM Real Estate, sourcing investment opportunities for the real estate private equity funds of the company.

Prior to joining PGIM in 2018, Yusef was the Managing Director for McCormack Baron Salazar, leading west coast operations and new business development nationally for the company and a Graduate Program lecturer in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley.

Yusef holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley where he spent one year studying abroad at the American University in Cairo, Egypt; a Master of Public Administration from New York University, where he majored in public finance as a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow; and an alum of the Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence Fellowship Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Managing Director, Rose Community Capital

Kelly Boyer

Kelly Boyer joined the Rose Community Capital team in July, 2017 as Managing Director for the west coast.  In her new role, she is responsible for expanding the FHA origination and underwriting platform with a focus on FHA lending. Products include FHA insured financing for multifamily housing, nursing homes, hospitals, and skilled memory care facilities.  As a relationship banker, Kelly engages in lending activities throughout the United States; she goes where her clients go.

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Managing Director, Rose Community Capital

Kelly Boyer

Kelly Boyer joined the Rose Community Capital team in July, 2017 as Managing Director for the west coast.  In her new role, she is responsible for expanding the FHA origination and underwriting platform with a focus on west coast FHA lending.  Products include FHA insured financing for multifamily housing, nursing homes, hospitals, and skilled memory care facilities.  As a relationship banker, Kelly engages in lending activities throughout the United States; she goes where her clients go.  Prior to that, Kelly was the FHA Multifamily/MAP Director for Citibank, N.A. where she obtained the FHA license for the bank and integrated the FHA multifamily lending platform into the bank’s other services.  Prior to joining CCC, Kelly was the Owner and Manager of K2U, LLC an independent consulting services company specializing in HUD multifamily and public housing redevelopment, HUD rental assistance programs and FHA financing. Kelly has a particular focus upon affordable deals with FHA financing and layered secondary sources such as LIHTCs, Bonds, RD, HOME and CDBG as well as local sources of funding. Prior to starting her own company, Kelly was a partner in a California based development company that focused upon the acquisition, rehab and preservation of HUD rental assisted projects with LIHTCS and bonds.

Kelly is the former Director of HUD’s Los Angeles, California, Multifamily hub and left the office in mid-2012. During her tenure at HUD she assisted the Department with aligning FHA resources to work more closely with LIHTCs and other sources of financing; worked closely with state agencies to remove obstacles to FHA financing on affordable transactions; was a key member of the FHA Commissioner’s Risk Mitigation team revising FHA underwriting standards; was an original member of the FHA National Loan Committee; and assisted in the development of key preservation programs; such as the §236 prepayment process and preservation program; and, the FHA LIHTC Pilot Program.  

Director / Controller of Corporate and Development Accounting

Lukeman Ogunyinka

Lukeman Ogunyinka serves as the Director/Controller of the Corporate and Development Accounting Groups at Jonathan Rose Companies. Mr. Ogunyinka brings over 17 years of real estate experience in accounting and finance related to commercial, residential and development projects. 

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Director / Controller of Corporate and Development Accounting

Lukeman Ogunyinka

Lukeman Ogunyinka serves as the Director/Controller of the Corporate and Development Accounting Groups at Jonathan Rose Companies. Mr. Ogunyinka brings over 17 years of real estate experience in accounting and finance related to commercial, residential and development projects. 

Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Mr. Ogunyinka was responsible for a mix of development accounting as well as budgeting and forecasting for the NY Real Estate Portfolio of Forest City Ratner Companies.

Previously, Mr. Ogunyinka spent 11 years in various public accounting firms responsible for providing audit, accounting, due diligence, and advisory services to real estate clients. He has experience in dealing with REITs, real estate joint ventures, real estate investment funds and family owned projects investing in commercial, residential and hotel properties.

Mr. Ogunyinka began his career in the real estate group of PricewaterhouseCoopers, holds a BBA in Accounting from Baruch College CUNY and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Director of Finance, Rose Acquisitions

Virginia Plithides

Ms. Plithides joined Jonathan Rose Companies and serves as Director of Finance for the Rose Investments practice. Ms.Plithides is responsible for fund budgeting, accounting, reporting, and risk management.

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Director of Finance, Rose Acquisitions

Virginia Plithides

Ms. Plithides joined Jonathan Rose Companies in 2010. She serves as Director of Finance for the Rose Investments practice, and Chief Compliance Officer to the firm’s Investment Manager. Ms.Plithides is responsible for fund budgeting, accounting, reporting, risk management, and compliance.

She brings over 25 years of real estate investment experience and has been a Certified Public Accountant in New York since 1986. Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Ms.Plithides was the Controller of Red Stone Partners LLC, a private real estate finance company with a core focus on the multifamily industry. Ms.Plithides previously held several positions of increasing responsibility with Centerline Capital Group and its predecessor, Related Capital Partners. Her most recent role was Senior Vice President of the tax department.

Ms.Plithides began her career at the accounting firms Blonder Seymour & Shapss and Bernstein & Berger. Ms.Plithides graduated with distinction from the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Accounting.

Director of Development

Jenny Wu

Ms. Wu brings a broad base of design and construction, finance, and development experience to her work as the Director of Development for Jonathan Rose Companies. In her role, Ms. Wu is responsible for the oversight, coordination, and management of the firm’s pivotal green development projects.

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Director of Development

Jenny Wu

Ms. Wu brings a broad base of design and construction, finance, and development experience to her work as the Director of Development for Jonathan Rose Companies. In her role, Ms. Wu is responsible for the oversight, coordination, and management of the firm’s pivotal green development projects.

Ms. Wu recently completed the development of Caesura, a 123-unit mixed-income, mixed-use development on the last un-programmed vacant site in Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District. The building features cutting edge design, an innovative residential program, space for much-needed restaurant and a bold new cultural use. Ms. Wu has also completed the development of Metro Green Terrace, a 131-unit green mixed-income housing development adjacent to the Stamford Transportation Center, as well as Prelude, a 104-unit affordable housing and community facility that served as a model project for the comprehensive revitalization of White Plains Housing Authority’s campus.

Prior to joining Jonathan Rose Companies, Ms. Wu was an architect for the New York-based architecture firm Rogers Marvel Architects where she designed and managed the construction of several adaptive reuse projects, including conversion of a piano factory into a non-profit film school and a mattress warehouse into a community soup kitchen.

Ms. Wu received a Master of Science in Real Estate Development degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from University of Texas at Austin. She is a Registered Architect in the State of New York and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Director of Environmental Impact

Lauren Zullo

As Director of Environmental Impact, Lauren Zullo is responsible for leading environmental and healthy building initiatives across the portfolio. Working closely with our Asset Management, Development, and Construction practices, she identifies and implements green retrofit opportunities and advances environmental innovation in new development. She also tracks building performance metrics and develops environmental reporting for investors and other stakeholders.

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Director of Environmental Impact

Lauren Zullo

As Director of Environmental Impact, Lauren Zullo is responsible for leading environmental and healthy building initiatives across the portfolio. Working closely with our Asset Management, Development, and Construction practices, she identifies and implements green retrofit opportunities and advances environmental innovation in new development. She also tracks building performance metrics and develops environmental reporting for investors and other stakeholders.

Ms. Zullo brings 10 years of experience in planning and implementation of green real estate strategy for owners, tenants, and local governments. Most recently, she was with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental nonprofit, where she served as the Director of Partnerships and Strategic Planning for the City Energy Project (CEP). As part of CEP, she worked to establish replicable, marketbased policies and programs to improve energy and water performance of existing buildings and reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment. She joined NRDC as an Environmental Innovation Fellow for NRDC’s Center for Market Innovation, leading high-performance commercial tenant design projects.

Previously, Zullo worked for Washington, DC-based commercial real estate development and management firm, Greenebaum & Rose Associates, where she focused on sustainability initiatives, development, and property management. Lauren received her A.B. from Bowdoin College and has served on USGBC’s LEED Advisory Committee since 2013.

Director of Social Impact

Lori Stanlick

In the role of Director of Social Impact, Lori Stanlick, a licensed social worker, will implement the Communities of Opportunity Program.

The multiyear project, founded by Jonathan Rose Companies and Enterprise Community Partners, has been designed to gather concrete evidence that comprehensive housing-based approaches result in substantially improved outcomes for residents.

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Director of Social Impact

Lori Stanlick

In this newly created role of Director of Social Service, Lori Stanlick, a licensed social worker, will implement the Communities of Opportunity Program. The multiyear project, founded by Jonathan Rose Companies and Enterprise Community Partners, has been designed to gather concrete evidence that comprehensive housing-based approaches result in substantially improved outcomes for residents.

Lori will leverage community resources in order to provide additional support to residents of the company’s national developments. She will also take the lead in measuring the efficiency and efficacy of programming as well as developing best practices for each region.

Most recently, Stanlick was an Associate Executive Director at the YWCA of White Plains where she spent the last 13 years as a vital team member overseeing five YWCA mission-based programs, including a 193-unit residence. She has been practicing social work for over twenty years and has dedicated her career to serving formerly homeless and vulnerable populations.

Lori obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Clark University and a Master of Social Work from Columbia University. She obtained her Low-Income Tax Credit Certification in 2010. Stanlick currently is a member of the Weill Cornell/NYPH Psychiatric/Geriatric Mental Health Coalition and has joined the Women and Housing Finance Group, based in Manhattan.

Director, Acquisitions

Brandon Kearse

Mr. Kearse joined Rose in 2015 as a member of the Acquisitions Team. He is responsible for analyzing and executing property and portfolio investments. 

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Director, Acquisitions

Brandon Kearse

Mr. Kearse joined Rose in 2015 as a member of the Acquisitions Team. He is responsible for analyzing and executing property and portfolio investments. Prior to joining Rose, Mr. Kearse worked as an associate at Summit Partners, a $15 billion growth equity fund, where he sourced and analyzed investments in the technology sector. He previously served as a Senior Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company, where he consulted for government agencies and Fortune 500 companies on a range of strategic and operational issues. Mr. Kearse received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Civil Engineering (focused in transit and urban planning) from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and was a Rhodes Scholarship finalist.

Director, Portfolio Management

Sasima Pongfuengfu

Ms. Pongfuengfu joined Rose in 2016 and is responsible for fund valuations, forecasting, and investor reporting.

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Director, Portfolio Management

Sasima Pongfuengfu

Ms. Pongfuengfu joined Rose in 2016 and is responsible for fund valuations, forecasting, and investor reporting. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Pongfuengfu served as a Vice President of Asset Management at Urban American Management, a NJ-based real estate investment and management company. While there, Ms. Pongfuengfumanaged $98M of workforce housing in New York City and New Jersey alongside her other duties involving acquisitions, investor reporting and fund-level analysis. Ms. Pongfuengfu previously served as a Consultant at Deloitte Consulting in Thailand. Ms. Pongfuengfu received a Master’s Degree in Real Estate from Cornell University, where she was a Cornell Real Estate Advisory Board Scholar, and she received a B.B.A. from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

Director, Investor Relations

Kristin Koch

Ms. Koch joined Rose in 2015 as Director of Investor Relations. She manages the fundraising efforts for the Firm’s investment funds, as well as investor reporting and communication.

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Director, Investor Relations

Kristin Koch

Ms. Koch joined Rose in 2015 as Director of Investor Relations. She manages the fundraising efforts for the Firm’s investment funds, as well as investor reporting and communication. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Koch worked in residential real estate sales with ElegranReal Estate and Development. She previously served as Vice President of Investor Relations at Solus Alternative Asset Management (formerly Stanfield Capital Partners), an SEC-registered investment adviser. Ms. Koch received a B.S. in Technical and Scientific Communication from James Madison University.

Director of Information Technology

Edward Surges

Mr. Surges serves as Director of Information Technology at Jonathan Rose Companies, where he oversees information systems and services for the corporate and branch offices, and provides systems analysis and consulting for property based initiatives.

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Director of Information Technology

Edward Surges

Edward Surges has served as Director of Information Technology at the Jonathan Rose companies since 2012, where he oversees information systems and services for the corporate and branch offices, and provides systems analysis and consulting for property based initiatives.

During his tenure, Mr. Surges has successfully managed the company’s migration from on premise to cloud based systems and services, implemented an extranet for internal and external collaboration, and expanded the enterprise systems and network infrastructure to support a three-fold increase in the company’s head count.

Mr. Surges has more than 25 years’ experience in information technology, systems and services, in a wide range of sectors including finance, government, and education. Prior to Jonathan Rose, Mr. Surges served for 8 years as Information Technology Director and Special Projects Manager at Domini Social Investments, one of the leading socially responsible mutual funds in the United States. Earlier in his career, Mr. Surges worked as a senior programmer and analyst for the University of Texas at Austin, and as a System administrator for the Advertising Arts Department at the Washington Post.

Mr. Surges holds a B.A. in English Literature from Colorado College and an M.S. in Information Systems from Columbia University.

Director of Talent + Culture

Rick Schultz

Rick Schultz is the Director of Talent + Culture for both Jonathan Rose Companies and Rose Community Management.

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Director of Talent + Culture

Rick Schultz

Rick Schultz joined Jonathan Rose Companies and Rose Community Management in 2020 as the interim Director of Talent + Culture. He oversees all aspects of human resource management for the organization.

Rick was formerly employed with The NRP Group, a national multifamily developer, builder, and manager.  During his tenure with NRP, Rick designed and implemented the human resources infrastructure that enabled accelerated expansion of NRP from 150 employees to 860, with important building-blocks that included: a new HRIS and ATS system; a new NRP employment brand; the creation of both the recruiting and learning and development departments; and major improvements to the benefit programs and administration. In the last two years alone, Rick implemented major improvements in the NRP time-off and 401K programs, instituted a new telecommuting initiative, upgraded important parts of the rewards and recognition program, and created and co-led a very active internal diversity and inclusion team.

Prior to joining The NRP Group, Mr. Schultz held human resources positions at Key Bank, Fifth Third Bank, National City Bank, The Cleveland Clinic, Computer Associates International and Lockheed Martin. Rick received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University and pursued graduate studies at John Carrol University. He completed his certification as a Professional in Human Resources, maintains a professional membership in SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) and the HR Leadership Group of Northeast Ohio, and is a member of the HR advisory board of the National Apartment Association (NAA).

Rick is a volunteer and has held various leadership positions in JFX, Gross Schechter Day School, and the American Friends of Magen David Adom. Rick resides with his wife and four children in Beachwood, Ohio.

 

Managing Partner, Perry Rose

Charles J. Perry

As Managing Partner of Perry Rose in Denver, Charles J. Perry is recognized as an authority in community-based planning and mixed-use, mixed-income real estate development.

Dr. Perry has an extensive background in creating visions for new sustainable communities, developing catalytic projects to transform housing and commercial markets, as well as overseeing financing to project implementation.

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Managing Partner, Perry Rose

Charles J. Perry

Dr. Perry directed the development of the award-winning Highlands’ Garden Village (HGV), leading the HGV team from concept to entitlements, financing, design, construction, and ongoing property management. The HGV PUD, written by Dr. Perry, served as a model for Denver’s mixed-use zoning code.

Other recent projects include revitalization plans and financial feasibility analysis for the Denver Housing Authority’s South Lincoln Redevelopment (SoLi) and the Seattle Housing Authority’s Yesler Terrace. In 2011, HUD awarded SoLi a $10 million HOPE VI Grant and awarded Yesler a $10 million Choice Neighborhoods Grant.

In 2012, Dr. Perry began the redevelopment of Aria Denver, a 17-acre mixed-use, mixed-income development focusing on affordable housing with NSP funds and urban agriculture. In 2008, Dr. Perry managed the planning process and financial feasibility analysis to create a master plan for the 12-acre Peak One parcel in the Town of Frisco, CO. The site was rezoned for an affordable housing community. Dr. Perry also developed the master plan and PUD for the mixed-use, mixed-income redevelopment of the vacated Carbondale, CO, downtown elementary school site.

Dr. Perry is also a partner in Rose Companies Management (RCM), under which he participates in the acquisition, financing, management, and disposition of market-rate and affordable apartments and commercial properties. As a principal in RCM, he oversees the management and leasing of the Denver Dry Goods Building, the Trocadero Apartments, the Cottage Hill Senior Apartments, and HGV Green Commons, which includes over 250 housing units and 225,000 square feet of retail and office.

Prior to joining Perry Rose, Dr. Perry served as the assistant director of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA). At DURA, Dr. Perry managed the redevelopment of the Denver Dry Goods Building and was responsible for the development of programs that renovated single-family housing, making these houses available to moderate-income, first-time homebuyers.

Dr. Perry also served as a senior housing planner for the Denver Planning Office (DPO). At DPO, he was involved in the planning and financing of numerous affordable and market-rate housing developments, utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, private activity bonds, tax increment financing and CDBG and HOME loans.

He also served as a private planning consultant, developing comprehensive plans and zoning ordinances for localities in Colorado. Dr. Perry helped create redevelopment plans for the Denver Central Platte Valley Rail Yards (converting railroad tracks to a mixed-use community), the Downtown Urban Renewal Area, the Westwood and South Broadway Urban Renewal Areas, the Denver Affordable Housing Task Force, Blueprint Denver, Edgewater, Estes Park and Leadville, CO Comprehensive Plans, and Massachusetts State Growth Policy Plan.

Dr. Perry holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with specialization in citizen participation, housing and environmental planning. He serves as treasurer on the board of the West 32nd Ave. Pedestrian District and the Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre Foundation.

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