Bill Larson, CPM
Bill Larson, CPM, is the President of Block Multifamily Group, LLC (BMG). Bill is responsible for the analysis of property operations and markets and prepares operating budgets that are paramount to his success in managing multifamily assets. Bill has been active in the management of multifamily housing for 35 years. Starting as an on-site community manager, Mr. Larson has experienced the apartment management field from the ground-up.
Prior to joining BMG, Bill was President of Bristol Properties, Inc. Bristol was formed in 1995 and provided property management services for a portfolio of over 6,000 multifamily units throughout the Midwest and Southwest. He has extensive experience in Conventional assets, HUD insured, and Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties.
Bill has demonstrated a strong ability to develop his management teams focused on the type and style of the managed asset and is able to time over time respond and meet owner's objectives.
Bill has BS in Business Administration with a major in economics from the University of Dayton. Bill is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management and in his spare time he is active with Amazing Grace, which provides aid and assistance for homeless veterans and families.
Chandler Thompson joined Block Multifamily Group, LLC (BMG) as Assistant Vice President in January 2017. Prior to BMG, she worked as a Senior Project Engineer for JE Dunn Construction Co. for (5) years in Dallas, TX. Prior to JE Dunn, she worked as a Sales Associate for Block Real Estate Services, LLC. Chandler grew up in the Kansas City area, and graduated from SMU in Dallas, TX where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and minored in Spanish. Chandler will be responsible for customer service/satisfaction, overall performance and company oversight, including quality control and owner/investor satisfaction; development of corporate policy and process; staff development and training; business development, due diligence support, and other general strategic and executive leadership responsibilities.
Regional Property Manager for Arkansas and Oklahoma
Jessica Fitch joined our team in February of 2015. Jessica is the Regional Property Supervisor for the Arkansas portfolio. She has been in the property management industry for 10 years. She was raised in Northwest Arkansas and is very familiar with the Northwest Arkansas market. Jessica is the Vice President of the Northwest Arkansas Apartment Association and has been on the board for the last three years.
Melonie Harris joined Block Multifamily Group as Regional Property Manager in November 2015. Prior to BMG she began her career with Lincoln Property Company in 1997. Her previous experiences include multi site management comprised of approximately 2,500 units as Assistant Regional Property Manager and Business Manager. She brings extensive knowledge including the ability to analyze, evaluate, and supervise, Financial Performance, Liability Management, Capital Improvements, Business Management, and Personnel. She is proficient in preparation of annual capital and operational budgets and business plans, due diligence for new acquisitions, and training on site staffs in business practices for immediate operations. Melonie obtained her CAM in 2010 from the National Apartment Association.
Kelli Dowdney has had the privilege of serving the Multi-Family Industry for over 19 years in various arenas. Starting as a Leasing Consultant as while she earned her BBA in Marketing and finance from Texas A&M University, she has worked her way through on-site management and executive positions. Her diverse experience as a Multi-Site Financial Analyst, Marketing Director, National Trainer, and several Corporate Executive positions as well as exposure to operating in conventional , value-add, student housing and REIT environments has blessed her with the experience needed to take a high-level, well-rounded and strategic approach to property management. She has severed Simpson Housing, Capstone, Carbon Thompson Realty, and Colonial Property Trust as well as serving in an integral role in starting up Walker Holder Residential as their Regional Vice President and S2 Residential as President of Operations. She is extremely passionate about the growth and development of the employees and leading them to increase the performance of their properties for the owners and investors. Her in-depth knowledge of financials, operations, marketing, and leadership development allows her to greatly impact her portfolio's performance in critical areas. Understanding and having the ability to asses a property's opportunities through evaluating key performance indicators and establishing best practices onsite is something that comes naturally to her. She is excited to be a part of the leadership at Block Multifamily Group and has been serving in the capacity of Regional Property Manager since August of 2016.
Bryan Stephenson joined Block Multifamily Group as Director of Maintenance in March 2016. Prior to BMG, he began his career with Whitney Management Corporation in 1994. He then took employment as a Service Technician and then a Service Manager with AMLI Residential in 2004. He continued working as a Service Director with Fogelman Management Group until June 2015. He became a Multi Site Service Director in June 2015, overseeing approximately 500 total units until joining Block Multifamily in March 2016. Bryan has extensive knowledge in many aspects of maintenance and is skilled in Team Leadership, Supervision, Budgeting, and Capital Improvements. He strives to create continuity between service teams and enjoys teaching with a positive and hands on approach. Bryan earned his CAMT certification through the National Apartment Association in 2012, and continues his involvement through training for the Apartment Association of Kansas City.
Prior to her career in property management Angela attended UTEP majoring in Civil Engineering. She is a 6th generation U.S. Soldier and was awarded a “Merit Coin” by the General of the United States Army Colin Luther Powell. She has worked in the construction and multifamily industry for over 20 years. Her experience expertise includes, construction, renovation, due diligences and project management. Over the past 5 years Angela played a significant role in the success of two major multifamily renovations totaling over 10 million dollars.
Jillian Carter joined Block Multifamily Group as Director of Marketing in March 2017. Prior to BMG, she began her marketing career at Apartment Guide and Rent.com working with a variety of communities on lease up, rebranding, and stabilization initiatives. She is well versed in the implementation of marketing strategies including SEO/SEM, target marketing, drip campaigns, mobile campaigns, ratings and reviews, and social media. Jillian will be partnering with our Property Managers, Regionals and Executive team to create and develop marketing strategies to achieve occupancy and revenue goals for each community.