Tricon American Homes has built an experienced and dedicated leadership team with decades of relevant industry expertise.
Mr. Baldridge is responsible for the Company’s overall operating activities, including acquisitions/dispositions, renovations and property management. He also establishes and carries out the vision and strategic direction of the organization and serves as the company’s liaison to Tricon Capital Group, TAH’s parent company. Prior to joining TAH in May 2015, Mr. Baldridge served as President of Irvine Company Apartment Communities, where he oversaw all aspects of a 55,000 unit portfolio of multi-family units in coastal California markets.
Mr. Baldridge holds a Master of Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is President of the National Rental Home Council and is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Hope In Motion International, a charity that delivers medical services and supplies to Latin American communities. He has also held board positions on the National Multifamily Housing Council, the California Apartment Association, the Orange County charity Families Forward, Serving People in Need and JSerra Catholic High School.
Mr. O’Brien is responsible for oversight of the Company’s property management business, including leasing, maintenance and customer service. Mr. O’Brien also plays an integral role in the development and implementation of technology at TAH.
Mr. O’Brien has been with TAH or its predecessor / partner companies for over seven years and previously worked at a variety of boutique real estate investment companies and in telecommunications engineering. He received secondary and university education in Ireland, earning a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick.
Mr. Richard oversees the Company’s investments, asset management and finance groups, engaging in analytics, acquisitions and dispositions, strategic planning and major transactions.
He brings over 16 years of experience in investments, finance, asset and risk management to TAH. Mr. Richard was a founding executive of True Investments, where he served as Senior Vice President over Asset Management and Operations. He also led successful teams at Arch Bay Capital, Morgan Stanley, and the American Stock Exchange. Bill earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Finance from San Diego State University.
Mr. Crandall is responsible for leading the Company’s accounting, tax, treasury, and financial reporting functions as well as overseeing investor, lender and regulatory reporting compliance.
With more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Crandall served as the Executive Vice President, CFO for MBK Real Estate where he grew the company into three vertical businesses, assets in excess of $1B and over 2,500 employees. Prior to MBK, Mr. Crandall held several senior accounting and financial positions with various public and private real estate companies including Price Waterhouse in Southern California.
Mr. Crandall earned his BSBA and MA in Accounting from Colorado State University. He is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and NAREIT. He was named the 2016 CFO of Year by the Orange County Business Journal.
Ms. Suski is responsible for overseeing human resource functions for TAH, including the sourcing, recruiting, vetting, hiring, developing and retaining of employees. With the Company’s ambitious growth plans, Ms. Suski is highly focused on the hiring, training and development of caring, talented employees – as they are the foundation and future leaders of the Company.
Ms. Suski brings to TAH more than 20 years of experience at building, inspiring and retaining high performance teams. She has led human resource and administrative functions for large multi-national organizations and numerous venture-backed startups, including in the high-tech and big data space. She holds a Master Degree from California State Long Beach and a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of California, Irvine. Ms. Suski is an official member of the invitation-only Forbes Human Resources Council, and is regularly published by Forbes.
Mr. Knutson is responsible for the design, development and implementation of the Company’s information systems, software applications and technology infrastructure.
He has more than 15 years of broad-based information technology experience leading various IT departments. Mr. Knutson has worked in a variety of industries ranging from cloud-based software development to law enforcement, public transportation, accounting and electronic component distribution. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.
Mr. Walsh is responsible for overseeing all legal, compliance and strategic risk management for the Company.
Under his legal guidance, TAH is well-positioned for growth, while ensuring asset protection and the championing of TAH’s guiding principles. Mr. Walsh brings a broad spectrum of legal expertise to TAH, having served in general counsel and chief compliance officer roles worldwide for Kleinfelder, Ascentra, IMI plc and Tyco International. Mr. Walsh holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Ms. Conniff oversees marketing and customer experience for the Company.
Her marketing expertise spans real estate, financial services, automotive and consumer packaged goods. Prior to joining TAH, Ms. Conniff led marketing efforts for Irvine Company Apartment Communities, nearly doubling the portfolio during her tenure to over 55,000 homes. At Ford Motor Company she held a variety of marketing positions and was recruited into Ford’s prestigious Executive Leadership Program. Ms. Conniff has worked on the agency-side with high-profile clients Coors and Coca-Cola. She is the Marketing and Communications chair for the National Rental Housing Council (NRHC) and serves on the Real Estate Advisory Board for Zillow. Ms. Conniff holds a Master of Business from the University of Notre Dame, a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Emory University, and has won numerous awards for innovative marketing.
Mr. Chen is responsible for strategically sourcing build-to-rent and single-family portfolio investment opportunities for the Company. He brings over 16 years of diverse real estate experience in acquisitions, asset management, and capital markets.
Prior to TAH, Mr. Chen was an independent executive consultant and Senior Director of Asset Management for Irvine Company Apartment Communities. He also served as Director of Acquisitions for Western National Group and Senior Consultant for Ernst & Young Real Estate Capital Markets Group.
Mr. Chen holds dual Master of Business Administration Degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles and the National University of Singapore. He also earned his Master of Planning and Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning Degrees from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Hoang is responsible for the Company’s financial reporting, with oversight of all facets of both internal reporting and external reporting.
With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Hoang has led accounting operations for large public, multinational, and privately held companies in a variety of industries. Prior to joining TAH, Mr. Hoang held senior accounting positions for Pacific Dental Services, MBK Real Estate, and AES Corporation.
Mr. Hoang holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California. He is an active CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Hoang also serves on the board of the Orange County YMCA. Mr. Hoang is a United States Marine Veteran.
Mr. Nogowski is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Company’s acquisition team from asset valuation, negotiations and underwriting to capital deployment and return management.
Since 2011 he has been instrumental in negotiating high volume real estate purchases and managing all facets of TAH acquisitions, renovation, and leasing. His previous experience includes 14 years of leading acquisitions and leasing luxury rental portfolios for private investor groups, including Lake Success Living/SFRH, Plum Pads LLC, and Sunvest Communities. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Florida State University.
Mr. Ahlering is responsible for overseeing the asset management of the Company’s portfolio nationally.
He brings over 17 years of experience managing residential and commercial real estate to TAH. As a Vice President, Development of Sentinel Real Estate Group, Mr. Ahlering was involved in the acquisition, development, construction and management of commercial real estate. While at True Investments, LLC, he managed a national single-family portfolio. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.
Mr. Edge is responsible for leading the property management and maintenance teams for the Company’s eastern region, consisting of more than 12,000 single-family homes.
He brings over 30 years of experience to TAH, having been widely recognized for his strategic thinking and ability to develop strong leaders, drive change and create teamwork-based cultures. Previously, Mr. Edge served as Regional Vice President for US Foods, where he successfully optimized efficiencies in logistics, transportation, operations, customer intelligence and warehousing. He has served in a director of operations capacity for Wal-Mart, Nike, Target, and Schneider National Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of North Carolina, Pembroke.
Heather Southworth is responsible for overseeing the property management of more than 4,100 single-family homes in California, Nevada and Arizona.
She brings over 10 years of asset management experience to TAH. Previously, Ms. Southworth worked as Asset Manager for Keller Williams Realty, where she managed all asset company relations and listings. As Chief Broker Compliance Officer for Windermere Real Estate, she audited agent files for DRE Compliance, negotiated short sales and served as property manager for broker-owned assets.
She is a graduate of Sierra College and earned several Real Estate Certificates from First Tuesday Real Estate in the areas of Real Estate Law, Principles and Practices.
Mr. Doss is responsible for overseeing maintenance, turns and renovations for occupied and unoccupied homes in the United States western region for the Company.
Prior to joining TAH, Mr. Doss served as Project Manager for Hilton Capital Renovations in Anaheim, and also served as Director of Engineering for Rosewood Hotels. He has extensive experience in capital renovations and management of internal building maintenance operations.
Ms. Dalton is responsible for leading technology for all major business systems and ongoing maintenance and support of proprietary and licensed software applications.
She has more than seven years of real estate industry experience, which helps bring a valued perspective to TAH and has helped define and enhance the technology footprint. Ms. Dalton is passionate about creating operational efficiencies through the adoption of technology. Prior to joining TAH, Ms. Dalton worked at American Residential Properties (ARPI) as Director, Business Applications. She holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and various certificates from Scrum Alliance related to Agile software development practices.
Mr. Munoz is responsible for the operations of more than 4,600 single-family homes in Georgia.
He brings over 20 years of real estate operations and property management experience to TAH. Mr. Munoz was managing partner of JLM Home Services & Design Studio LLC, a project management firm specializing in renovation services. As Director of Property Management and Operations for Silver Bay Properties, he grew the company from a small outsourced property management firm to achieving REIT status with over 5,700 owner managed homes. As Director of Property Management for Sawyer Realty Holdings, he was responsible for property operations of 16 communities in four markets with 6,700 residences.
Mr. Munoz is a licensed Realtor in Georgia and has earned recognition for his entrepreneurialism, motivational and sales skills.
Ms. Blasko is responsible for the property management of more than 4,200 single-family homes in Florida, Indiana and Tennessee.
She has over 20 years of experience in property management and has earned several coveted company performance designations, including Manager of the Year, Best Portfolio Team Culture, and Best Overall Team. Prior to joining TAH, Ms. Blasko worked for Invitation Homes and was responsible for approximately 5,000 homes in the Florida markets.
Ms. Blasko graduated from Florida Atlantic University and has her CPM designation. She is an active member of the National Apartment Association, Institute of Real Estate Management, and Five Star Institute’s Single-Family Rental Association. Ms. Blasko has specialized in the management of VASH, SPAOA, ONAP and grant programs in Florida and the southern states.
Mr. DeMott is responsible for the property management of more than 3,200 single-family homes in Texas.
He brings more than nine years of property management experience to TAH, including having overseen single-family, multi-family and commercial real estate portfolios. Previously, Mr. DeMott worked as Area Manager for Waypoint Homes, successfully overseeing a portfolio of over 1,100 single-family rental residences. As Community Director for UDR, he was instrumental in the disposition of a large-scale property while simultaneously maintaining its high occupancy. He also served as Property Manager for Arnel Commercial Properties.
Mr. DeMott earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University, Long Beach, and was the recipient of TAH’s 2017 Portfolio Manager of the Year designation.
Mr. Zacharias oversees all renovations, maintenance, and turns for the Company’s occupied and unoccupied homes throughout the Florida, Indiana and Tennessee regions.
With over five years of experience managing and coordinating maintenance teams for TAH, Mr. Zacharias has been instrumental in helping establish policies and implement cost-saving management tools. Having owned and operated a small business, and serving as Operations Manager for a traveling entertainment-based company, he values the importance of teamwork and a strong commitment to exceptional customer service.
Mr. James is responsible for overseeing maintenance, turns and renovations for TAH’s occupied and unoccupied homes in the Texas region.
He brings 20 years of experience in maintenance and construction of residential, commercial and industrial projects, with particular expertise in the regional building practices of Texas, the Midwest and Southeastern United States. Previously, as Central Region Construction Market Director for Vineyard Services, Mr. James oversaw multi-state residential construction renovations. He also served as Lead Construction Manager for Kimball Homes, where under his leadership, the company won multiple JD Power Awards for excellence in production and customer service.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Roosevelt University, attended Northern Michigan University, and is a member of (BOMA) Building Owners and Managers Association.