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Waypoint Homes, Inc. Promotes Managing Director Gary Beasley to Chief Executive Officer


Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2013

The Board of Directors of Waypoint Homes, Inc., a pioneer in the REO to rental industry, announced today that Gary Beasley has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Beasley will be supported by Chief Operating Officer Scott Gable, Chief Technology Officer Ali Nazar, recently appointed Chief Financial Officer Nina Tran, and by Doug Brien and Colin Wiel in their roles as co-founders and managing directors.

Beasley joined Waypoint as a managing director in late 2011 and played a key role in securing the companys partnership with Menlo Park-based private equity firm GI Partners, which represented the first large institutional investment into the single family rental (SFR) industry, as well as the milestone $ 245 million revolving credit facility with Citi that Waypoint announced in October 2012.

Garys track record of building high growth companies combined with his investment and public company leadership experience makes him the natural choice to lead Waypoint as we continue expanding, said Doug Brien. Colin Wiel added, Our assets under management more than doubled in 2012 and we expect continued growth in 2013. Weve been operating effectively under a rather unconventional structure with three managing directors running the firm. We understand that as we mature we need to adopt a more conventional structure, and were confident that this streamlined organizational structure is the right one to support that significant growth trajectory.

Its been incredibly satisfying to see our investment strategy validated through the emergence of the single family rental market as an institutional asset class over the past year, said Beasley. Doug and Colin have done an amazing job building Waypoint from the ground up. Im honored and excited to lead Waypoint into its next chapter, and my goal is to build on our legacy of innovation in our space and to ensure Waypoint remains at the forefront of our industry for many years to come.

Before joining Waypoint, Beasley served as a partner with Geolo Capital, the private equity arm of the John A. Pritzker family, where he helped orchestrate the firms investment into Joie de Vivre Hospitality, the second largest boutique hotel chain in the U.S. He served as the chains CEO for a year prior to its successful merger with NY-based Thompson Hotels. Prior to joining Geolo, Beasley served as CFO and then president of the pioneering Internet-based residential brokerage ZipRealty (NASDAQ: ZIPR), which now ranks as one of the largest residential brokers in the U.S. Under Beasleys leadership ZipRealty grew from 40 to over 2,000 employees and executed a successful IPO. In addition to his previous CEO role at solar technology start-up Greenvolts, other past positions include key roles at KSL Resorts (a $ 2 billion KKR-backed resort/leisure enterprise), Security Capital Group (REIT pioneer), and LaSalle Partners Limited (predecessor company to Jones Lang LaSalle).

We are proud to be on the leading edge of helping to create a new institutional asset class through our partnership with Waypoint, said Rick Magnuson, board member of Waypoint Homes and executive managing director of GI Partners. Gary has brought great experience and strategic thinking to Waypoint. With Gary, Colin, Doug and the entire Waypoint teams support, we have purchased over 2,000 homes since early 2012.

About Waypoint Homes: Based in Oakland, Calif., Waypoint Homes (http://www.waypointhomes.com) has created a next-generation real estate company with an innovative business model to help address the lack of liquidity contributing to the prolonged U.S. housing crisis. The Waypoint solution centers on buying distressed single-family houses, renovating them, and then leasing them to residents via innovative leasing programs that are designed to provide a path to future home ownership for the residents. A leader in the emerging REO-to-rental industry since its founding in 2008, Waypoints portfolio includes more than 3,000 homes in five states; the company is rapidly expanding operations in targeted cities nationwide.







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Former Credit Union Executive Joins MoneyDesktop as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Public Relations


Provo, UT (PRWEB) December 06, 2012

MoneyDesktop, a provider of an online banking-based personal financial management (PFM) solution to banks and credit unions, has announced the hiring of former Mountain America Federal Credit Union (MACU) executive Bret Skousen as vice president of strategic partnerships and public relations.

In his role at MoneyDesktop, Skousen manages existing partner interaction as well as creates new partner relationships. The company currently supports more than 25 partnerships with online banking and core platform providers. Skousen also leads public relations outreach for the company. Before joining MoneyDesktop, Skousen served as senior vice president of sales, r&d and corporate real estate for MACU, where he was instrumental in implementing new product development processes and highly profitable products such as My Style Checking as well as re-launching the credit unions MACU.com website. While with MACU, Skousen helped the credit union achieve industry member engagement scores in the 90th percentile.

MoneyDesktops announcement of Skousens hiring is the latest example of the companys continued efforts to add experienced financial industry talent to its management team. The addition also highlights MoneyDesktops recent growth, as the company has nearly doubled its work force since May 2012.

Our rapid company growth makes it essential for us to continually add experienced financial industry talent to our team, Ryan Caldwell, CEO and founder of MoneyDesktop said. Brets leadership experience and perspective as a former credit union executive is a great asset to MoneyDesktop as we strive to provide the best possible user experience for both the financial institutions we serve, as well as for their users.

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Bob Greer, Warren Burke, King-Garvey Win Big At The 2012 MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE Awards

Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 02, 2012

MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE, the leading media brand in the multifamily housing industry, unveiled the winners of its annual MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE Awards at a special awards ceremony last month in Las Vegas.

Longtime industry veteran Robert (Bob) Greer, president of Marlton, N.J.based Michaels Development Company, was named the 2012 Executive of the Year. Greer was one of two individuals honored among more than 30 awards presented at the event, which recognizes exceptional people, projects, and programs across 19 categories.

Greer was honored for a lifetime of achievement in the multifamily industry, most notably for his work in the affordable housing arena. He was a key force in building Michaels Development Company into the nations largest multifamily owner. But above and beyond that, Greer has developed more than 70 communities through the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program and has collaborated with housing authorities in the revitalization of more than 20 public housing communities, including in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Fittingly, he was inducted into MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE sister publication AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCEs Affordable Housing Hall of Fame in 2010.

Bob Greer is one of the giants of the affordable housing industry, a living legend, and yet at the core of his long list of achievements is a selflessness and humility that is truly inspiring, said Jerry Ascierto, editor-in-chief of MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE. This award is not just a recognition of all hes done in his 40-year career, but for all he continues to do as an advocate on Capitol Hill for the LIHTC industry.

Additionally, Warren Burke, vice president of development for Philadelphia-based Campus Apartments, was named MFEs third-annual Rising Star of the Year, an award bestowed on an industry up-and-comer. Although already a 20-year veteran of the apartment sector, in just his fifth year with Campus Apartments, Burke has already helped steer the company to the top of the student housing world, leading the charge this year with more than $ 125 million in development volume.????

The editors of MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE magazine also unveiled the sixth-annual Editors Choice Award, which recognizes a project that is best in show. That honor this year went to the Martin Luther King-Marcus Garvey Square Cooperative Apartments, a 211-unit, rehabilitated housing cooperative in San Francisco, developed by Related California. The Sec. 8 project also won a Grand Award for Apartment Renovation.

Other multiple winners were the Charlotte (N.C.) Housing Authority, KTGY Group, and Prometheus Real Estate Group.

This years winners were chosen by a group composed of the magazines editors and five industry judges: Rohit Anand, principal and head of East Coast operations, KTGY Group, in Vienna, Va.; Jim Butz, president and CEO, Jefferson Apartment Group, in McLean, Va.; Eileen Lee, vice president of energy and environmental policy at the National Multi Housing Council, in Washington, D.C.; Julie Smith, president of Bozzuto Management Co., in Greenbelt, Md.; and Christina Steeg, senior vice president of marketing and training at Simpson Property Group, in Denver.

Our judges had an extremely difficult task this year. The quantity of nominations receivedand there were more than 200 of themreflect an industry thats firing on all cylinders again, Ascierto said. But the quality of submissions made this an even more difficult process and proves that this industry is about so much more than bricks and sticksits about passion and vision.

For more information on Executive of the Year Bob Greer and Rising Star of the Year Warren Burke, please see the October 2012 issue of MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE, which is also available online at MultifamilyExecutive.com. All other winners can be seen in the pages of the November 2012 issue of MFE. A complete list of winners from the 2012 MFE Awards appears below.

Special Recognitions and Individual Honors

Executive of the Year Robert Greer, president, Michaels Development Company

For more information: Contact Laura Zaner at 856-988-5983 or lzaner(at)themichaelsorg(dot)com

Rising Star of the Year Warren Burke, vice president of development, Campus Apartments

For more information: Contact Meagan Sloan at 267-238-4172 or msloan(at)brownsteingroup(dot)com

Editors Choice Award Martin Luther King-Marcus Garvey Square Cooperative Apartments, San Francisco, Related California

For more information: Contact Bea Hsu at 949-660-7272 or bhsu(at)related(dot)com

Grand Award Winners

Project of the Year: High-Rise Highland Tower, Houston, Ziegler Cooper Architects

For more information: Contact Mary Katherine Ziegler at 713-374-0036 or mkziegler(at)zieglercooper(dot)com

Project of the Year: Mid-Rise (7 to 11 stories) La Terraza, Bronx, N.Y., CS Melrose Site B

For more information: Contact Tell Metzger at 212 233-0495, ext. 135, or tmetzger(at)lmdevpartners(dot)com

Project of the Year: Mid-Rise Podium or Wrap (4 to 6 stories) Fusion 1560, St. Petersburg, Fla., Humphreys & Partners Architects

For more information: Contact Kay Ahrens at 972-701-9636 or kay(at)humphreys(dot)com

Project of the Year: Low-Rise Walk-Up (1 to 4 stories) Faubourg Lafitte, New Orleans, L&M Development Partners, Enterprise Community Partners, and Providence Community Housing

For more information: Contact Jacob Pine at 212-233-0495 or jpine(at)lmdevpartners(dot)com

Project of the Year: Adaptive Reuse Foundry Lofts, Washington, D.C., Forest City Residential

For more information: Contact Joseph Szabo at 216-416-3133 or joeszabo(at)forestcity(dot)net

Project of the Year: Affordable St. Josephs Senior Apartments, Oakland, Calif., BRIDGE Housing Corporation

For more information: Contact Lyn Hikida at 415-321-3552 or lhikida(at)bridgehousing(dot)com

Project of the Year: Apartment Renovation Martin Luther King-Marcus Garvey Square Cooperative Apartments, San Francisco, Related California

For more information: Contact Bea Hsu at 949-660-7272 or bhsu(at)related(dot)com

Project of the Year: Apartment Renovation Charlottetown Terrace, Charlotte, N.C., Charlotte Housing Authority

For more information: Contact Gainor Eisenlohr at 704-353-0292 or geisenlohr(at)cha-nc(dot)org

Project of the Year: Green Charlottetown Terrace, Charlotte, N.C., Charlotte Housing Authority

For more information: Contact Gainor Eisenlohr at 704-353-0292 or geisenlohr(at)cha-nc(dot)org

Project of the Year: Military Fort Belvoir Residential Communities, Fairfax, Va., Clark Realty Capital

For more information: Contact Hallie Groff at 703-294-4500 or hallie(dot)groff(at)clarkrealty(dot)com

Project of the Year: Mixed-Income Oliver Lofts, Boston, WinnDevelopment

For more information: Contact Elizabeth Fish at 617-239-4454 or efish(at)winnco(dot)com

Project of the Year: Best Reuse of Land Park Square, Rahway, N.J., Landmark Companies

For more information: Contact Joel Schwartz at 609-924-5527 or schwartz(at)landmarkcompanies(dot)net

Project of the Year: Senior Belovida at Newbury Park, San Jose, Calif., The Core Companies

For more information: Contact Janet Geracie at 408-292-7841 or jgeracie(at)thecorecompanies(dot)com

Project of the Year: Student Campus Circle Tallahassee, Tallahassee, Fla., The Bainbridge Companies and Bainbridge Campus Communities

For more information: Contact Jared Miller at 561-333-3669 or jmiller(at)bainbridgere(dot)com

Community Service Our Front POrCH (Promethean Outreach and Community Help), San Mateo, Calif., Prometheus Real E

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