Multifamily Management Team

Bill Larson, CPM Bill Larson, CPM

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Bill Larson 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 a 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 Chandler Thompson

Vice President
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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.

Cara Cooper Cara Cooper

Director of Marketing
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Beginning her career in the multifamily vertical as a Leasing Consultant, Cara brings over 10 years of multifamily industry and marketing experience to Block Multifamily Group. Cara has established herself as an expert in the fields of digital marketing, reputation management, social media and branding with responsibilities that encompass all aspects of marketing at the corporate and regional level. Prior to joining Block Multifamily Group, Cara worked in the Boston, New York City and Dallas markets and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Archaeology from the University of Missouri, as well as a Master's degree in Management.

Jessicas Fitch Jessica Fitch, CAM, CAPS

Senior Regional Manager
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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 Melonie Harris, CAM, CAPS

Senior Regional Manager
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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.

Dustin Roach Dustin Roach

District Manager (Arkansas)
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Dustin Roach joined Block Multifamily Group as a Property Manager in November 2015. Prior to BMG, he began his career with NOI Property Management in 2011. In July of 2017, he was promoted to District Manager where he currently oversees the operations at three of our Northwest Arkansas properties.Dustin holds a BA in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of Arkansas, and an MBA from John Brown University. He obtained his CAM designation in 2017 from the National Apartment Association.A native of Northwest Arkansas, Dustin brings extensive knowledge and experience in customer service, leadership, accounting, budgeting, profit and loss management, and strategic planning.

Bryan Stephenson Bryan Stephenson, CAMT

Director of Maintenance
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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.

Justin Briggs, CAMT, AIME Justin Briggs, CAMT, AIME

Regional Maintenance Director
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Justin Briggs joined Block Multifamily Group, LLC (BMG) in February of 2015. Justin is the Regional Maintenance Director for Arkansas and Oklahoma. Formerly from Wisconsin, Justin moved to Arkansas and started in the industry in 2007, as a Make Ready Technician.

Prior to BMG, Justin was a Regional HVAC Specialist and Regional Maintenance Supervisor for (3) years overseeing 1000+ units. Justin strives for excellence and is always encouraging his team to be diligent and efficient with every job they complete.

Angela Drysdale Angela Drysdale

Regional Maintenance Director
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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.

Emily Shuler, CAPS Emily Shuler, CAPS

Director of Training
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Emily Shuler joined Block Multifamily Group, LLC (BMG) in January 201,7 as a Property Manager. In May 2017, she became the Director of Training at the BMG Corporate office. Prior to joining Block she started her career in Multifamily with Lincoln Property Company (LPC) in 2007. Her previous responsibilities with LPC included leasing agent, leasing manager, and assistant manager. Emily obtained her CAM designation from the National Apartment Association in 2016.