RADCO Leadership Team

RADCO Leadership

NORMAN RADOW

NORMAN RADOW

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Norman Radow’s vision when establishing The RADCO Companies in 1994 was borne out of a lifelong passion to make neighborhoods and people’s lives better. RADCO’s first project was the redevelopment of a distressed 53-story Atlanta hotel, office, and condominium tower, which later became the Four Seasons Hotel. The notable turnaround project put the company on the map and more than 100 successful projects later, RADCO remains a fearless, successful, and flexible leader in the real estate industry.

Prior to founding The RADCO Companies, Norman was a seasoned real estate litigation, workout, and transactional lawyer. Awarded a Juris Doctor by New York Law School in 1981 and a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1978, he is licensed to practice in both New York and Georgia.

As a Chairman of the Kennesaw State University Foundation Board of Trustees, Norman oversaw the expansion of the 33,000-student university in metropolitan Atlanta. During his 13-year tenure, the campus doubled in size with the addition of $500 million in new buildings that he helped finance and develop.

Norman is currently a member of the New York Law School Board of Trustees and previously served as an Adjunct Professor at Emory University School of Law. He is a dynamic speaker and real estate industry expert that has been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and more.

ROBERT CLARK

ROBERT CLARK

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Robert is responsible for establishing long-term goals, providing financial guidance, and developing new programs as a strategic leader for The RADCO Companies. As President and Chief Investment Officer, he leads the Investment Transactions, Capital Markets, and Investment Management teams and oversees the Accounting, Residential, and Renovations teams.

Since joining The RADCO Companies in 2012 as an acquisitions analyst, Robert’s leadership initiative, modeling skills, financial acumen, and deep knowledge of the multifamily space positioned him to become a key member of the Executive Team. He’s held several leadership roles at the firm, including Director of Capital Markets and Chief Financial Officer. Robert has managed the acquisition, disposition, and refinancing of more than 100 properties with RADCO bringing the total transaction volume to more than $2.5 billion.

Prior to joining RADCO, Robert earned degrees in both real estate and risk management from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. After completing the Future Leaders Program at Hanover Insurance, Robert put his risk assessment skills to the test and spent one lucrative year playing professional poker in Las Vegas.

MIKE DESARNO

MIKE DESARNO

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, RENOVATIONS

Mike has always had a passion for building and using his hands to assemble things. He applies his experience to envision a property’s potential and determine how RADCO can add immediate value through improvements.

Before RADCO, Mike began his career in the hospitality industry as a general manager for Darden Restaurants. Later, Mike shifted gears in the construction industry, where he focused on new home production. For 15 years, he worked his way up with NVR, starting as a superintendent and later becoming a project manager. Mike graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech and earned his MBA from Mount St. Mary’s University. He was a two-time member of the Darden Diamond Club, Project Manager of the Year with NVR, and inducted into the Master Builder’s Society.

ALAN KEENE

ALAN KEENE

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, ACCOUNTING

Alan utilizes his knack for numbers to ensure accuracy of all financial information, which aids in the transparency RADCO provides investors. He joined RADCO as an Assistant Project Manager and has held multiple roles over the years, including Draw Accountant, Senior Property Accountant, and Controller.

Earlier in his career, Alan worked as an accountant in inventory control at a paper company, which led to many other positions within the manufacturing industry. After spending his entire life in Maine, Alan moved to Florida and began working in the real estate industry.

MIKE BREWER

MIKE BREWER

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, RADCO RESIDENTIAL

Mike Brewer has been striving to “put a dent in the multifamily universe” for more than 25 years. As an avid reader and lifelong learner, Mike is consistently ahead of the curve, championing new advances in technology that can enhance the customer experience and foster the growth of the multifamily industry’s strongest asset – its people.

Mike joined RADCO Residential in 2016, and as Executive Vice President, he oversees all operations, marketing, and revenue for the entire RADCO portfolio. Prior to RADCO, he worked at Mills Properties and Equity Residential, working his way up from a Leasing Consultant to Vice President of Operations.

Through his passion for people, technology, and real estate, Mike has received numerous industry honors, including seven “Property Management Company of the Year” awards under his leadership. He is a frequent contributor to industry-related publications, such as Units Magazine, Multifamily Insiders, PropertyManagement.com, and more. His vlog, ApartmentHacker, reaches hundreds of viewers who tune in daily for Mike’s reflections on everything from consumer trends to employee relations to professional growth, and beyond.

MATT ROOS

MATT ROOS

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTMENTS

Matt is responsible for the oversight of RADCO’s acquisitions, capital markets, and asset management teams. He is crucial in the investment process, from business plan development all the way through execution.

After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Real Estate, Matt followed his dream of working in the real estate industry by becoming an office tenant broker. Wanting to apply his degree to a profession that was more investment focused, he joined The RADCO Companies as an Analyst in 2012.

LISA R. HURD

LISA R. HURD

VICE PRESIDENT, CAPITAL MARKETS

Lisa R. Hurd is the Vice President of Capital Markets where she oversees debt and equity capital markets. Her role includes structuring and raising equity capital, financing new acquisitions with the most accretive debt structure, managing the firm’s diverse debt portfolio, and overseeing investor relations. She began her career at RADCO in 2012 as an Asset Manager, where she oversaw the operations, renovations, and repositioning of more than 5,000 apartment units nationwide. Since taking on her role as Vice President, Lisa has financed and refinanced more than $2 billion in multifamily loans and raised $100 million of private equity capital. In addition to Lisa’s role at RADCO, she co-founded and is the current co-president of RENEW – Real Estate Network Empowering Women and serves on board of The Radow Family Charitable Foundation. In 2018, Lisa was featured as a “Woman to Watch” in commercial real estate finance by Globe Street’s Real Estate Forum.

SEAN KAVANAGH

SEAN KAVANAGH

VICE PRESIDENT, DISPOSITIONS

Sean leverages his previous experience with RADCO to lead an Acquisitions team in finding opportunistic investments. After graduating from the University of Georgia with degrees in both Finance and Real Estate, he worked for a firm that specialized in lease-ups across the country. During his time there, he traveled to a different asset every two months to lead its leasing efforts. After gaining industry experience and becoming accustomed to various markets across the country, Sean joined RADCO as a Real Estate Analyst in early 2012. He has grown with the Company to his current position, overseeing RADCO’s nationwide multifamily investment platform.

LUKE MILLS

LUKE MILLS

VICE PRESIDENT, ASSET MANAGEMENT

Luke joined RADCO as an analyst in 2014. He currently oversees $1 billion worth of multifamily communities in RADCO’s portfolio. In his role, Luke focuses on delivering healthy returns to investors by driving post-acquisition business plans.

A U.S. Army veteran, Luke spent five years as an Airborne infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division and deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His battalion played a vital role in the first and second democratic elections held in a Muslim state, as well as the Surge in 2006 and 2007. After his time in the military, Luke returned to Columbus State University, where he pursued a double major in Finance and Management with a minor in International Business.

ZACH FINKEL

ZACH FINKEL

VICE PRESIDENT, ASSET MANAGEMENT

Zach drives business plans post-acquisition to deliver healthy returns to our investors. He oversees $1 billion worth of multifamily communities across Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. After interning at commercial brokerage firms, including Coldwell Banker and Pollack Commercial, Zach joined RADCO as an analyst in 2012. He was drawn to the entrepreneurial nature and ownership side of the business.

Zach earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He is currently the youngest appointee to serve on the Hillels of Georgia Endowment Investment Committee, which manages funds for five Georgia universities. In his spare time, Zach enjoys traveling, skiing, and following world markets and economics.

SAM SPITALNY

SAM SPITALNY

VICE PRESIDENT, ASSET MANAGEMENT

Sam oversees and coordinates every aspect of the asset management business plan, making data-driven decisions to ensure the success of each investment. As Vice President of Asset Management, he oversees a portfolio of $1 billion worth of multifamily real estate in Florida, Georgia, and Indiana. Sam joined RADCO in 2014 as an Acquisitions Analyst, underwriting and sourcing over $800 million of multifamily transaction volume.

Sam graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and corporate strategy. Growing up in the mountains of upstate New York, he was a downhill ski racer and competed in the Junior Olympics. Sam enjoys recreational skiing, playing golfing, and traveling the world with his camera. He currently lives in Atlanta with his Great Dane.

ERIC TALL

ERIC TALL

VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTMENTS

With RADCO Ventures, Eric is focused on developing growth opportunities outside of RADCO’s traditional multifamily platform through creative investment solutions. Eric began his RADCO tenure providing research and underwriting support on transactions across the Southeast. He later assumed asset management responsibilities for a 5,500 unit portfolio and focused on driving success by creating operational efficiencies at both the property and corporate levels.

Eric graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of business with degrees in real estate and management. Putting his analytical mindset and college studies to work, Eric jumpstarted his professional career with the San Francisco based real estate consulting firm, Kingsley Associates.

REGINA DENSON

REGINA DENSON

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ACCOUNTING

Regina joined RADCO with more than 15 years of experience in the real estate industry. She oversees all accounting functions for RADCO’s corporate divisions, including financial reporting, treasury, accounts payable, and payroll.

Regina’s professional career began in the banking industry, where she held roles as a Compliance Officer and Mortgage Accounting Officer. As a Colorado native, she earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and her master’s degree in accounting and finance from Regis University.  Prior to RADCO, she worked with several Atlanta-based, multifamily and single-family property management companies in various roles as a Controller, Corporate Controller, and Director of Financial Operations. She has experience managing accounting-related departments, including corporate accounting, residential accounting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, collections, and evictions. Regina enjoys traveling and volunteering within the community in her spare time.

LAURA TRUED

LAURA TRUED

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

Laura oversees RADCO’s ancillary services, innovative strategies, recovery services, revenue optimization and LEAD, RADCO Residential’s property management training program. In addition to being the primary contact for all revenue generating contracts, Laura also plays a key role in the implementation of new technologies across RADCO’s portfolio.

With nearly 20 years of multifamily experience, Laura has been in various roles, ranging from leasing to leadership and operational training. She has an extensive background in improving underperforming assets through revenue management, operational training, talent development, and the creation of new processes. Laura has previously worked as an Asset Manager and Vice President of Talent Development for RADCO in the past.

BOB

BOB KEATOR

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE SERVICES

Bob oversees RADCO’s Marketing, Communications, Learning and Development, Human Resources and Technology teams.

Since 1984, Bob has led marketing efforts for established public companies, major private organizations as well as startups including IKEA and The Melting Pot Restaurants. He also held senior level marketing positions with Equity Residential (EQR), Colonial Properties Trust (CLP) and Lane Company (CFLane). Bob joined Benson Integrated Marketing Solutions in 2008, leading the company’s external-facing activities including partnerships and industry relations. He has experience with collaborating to align unique vision, with a focus on developing strategies that build business efficiencies.

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