LEADERSHIP TEAM

MARILYN BARRERA

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Barrera is the Chief Operating Officer for CPM.  She has over 20 years of experience in management and consulting. Ms. Barrera specializes in change management, organizational development, business management, and process efficiency. Throughout her career, Ms. Barrera served as Administrator and head consultant for Komie Kare, Inc.  She has worked in executive human resources and administration roles. She served as a key member of a team of professionals at CHS that managed the privatization of child welfare services in the State of Florida. Over the past eight years, Ms. Barrera has concentrated in Multifamily Real Estate Management and Development. Her diverse executive management experience has shaped her focus on leadership, ensuring best practices in all areas she manages. She believes in taking a pragmatic approach to achieve idealistic goals.

Ms. Barrera has been responsible for the overall strategy, management, and profitability of a portfolio of over 7,000 multifamily units.

Ms. Barrera participates in administering the support services of CPM with a team of regional managers and on-site personnel, which includes fiscal accountability, revenue growth, physical asset management, regulatory compliance, resident support programing, and the implementation of marketing and training programs.

Ms. Barrera has managed a team that has exceeded expectations in all phases of property management including new development and acquisitions, revenue management, operations, marketing, and training. Some highlights are 97% average occupancy for major metropolitan areas, and over 7% revenue growth, and 11% NOI annual growth from2011-2014.

Ms. Barrera graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration with honors from Barry University and is a member of the South East Florida Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association. 

 

MICHELLE ACEVEDO

Operations Coordinator

Ms. Acevedo is the Operations Coordinator for CPM. She is responsible for assisting the COO, the regional management team, and the onsite team members with daily operations. A focal responsibility of Ms. Acevedo’s includes serving as the Help Desk/System Administrator for all property software operation such as Yardi, Onesite, and OpsTechnology.  Ms. Acevedo is extremely organized, efficient, and highly motivated. She has played a critical role in enhancing the functionality of the property management software and constantly strives to improve efficiency. In addition to her accomplishments with the property management software, Ms. Acevedo has also implemented new operational procedures to increase productivity and organization thus optimizing profitability.

Ms. Acevedo has 14 years of experience in conventional and tax credit property management including: lease ups, rehabilitation and repositioning of assets throughout Orlando, Fort Myers, New Orleans, and South Florida.  During that time, several highlights were her ability to increase revenue, reduce vacancy loss, and increase occupancy from 86% to a consistent 99% while employed at a 400+ unit property.

 

JEANETTE CROOK

Corporate Controller

Ms. Crook is Corporate Controller for CPM. She has 30 years of financial and accounting experience.

Ms. Crook is a seasoned financial executive combining both financial and accounting disciplines. In each position, she has increased productivity, efficiencies, and profitability. Ms. Crook employs a detailed, operationally astute, can do management approach to improve performance and cash flow. She utilizes analytical skills to identify deficiencies, both operationally as well as across departmental barriers, and provide team solutions.

Ms. Crook has commercial and residential property management as well as construction and accounting experience. Ms. Crook understands the needs of a well maintained property not only from a customer service perspective, but also from an investment point of view.

Prior to joining CPM, Ms. Crook worked as the controller of Kislak. The Kislak team managed 3,000 units and bought and rehabilitated older properties.

Prior to Kislak, Ms. Crook was VP of Finance at Newport Property Ventures. It was privately held company with over 5,000 units. 

Ms. Crook is pleased to serve as a leader for the outstanding CPM team whose attitude is what sets them apart from most competitors and shows throughout the portfolio.

Ms. Crook holds a bachelor’s from Tulane University, an MBA from FIU and is a licensed CPA for nearly 30 years.

 

CHAD FELDMAN

Vice President of Finance

Mr. Feldman is the Vice President of Finance for CPM.   Mr. Feldman is primarily responsible for managing capital transactions on the firm’s existing portfolio which includes debt refinancing and restructuring, partnership acquisitions and dispositions, and other special financial situations as they relate to the LIHTC program.  He has over twelve years of experience in real estate finance and acquisitions, the majority of which has been concentrated in the multifamily space.  

Prior to joining CPM, Mr. Feldman was a Vice President for Crescent Heights, one of the nation’s leading multifamily developers achieving over $8 billion in gross revenues since its inception.  While at Crescent Heights, he managed the successful homeownership conversion of two high-rise multifamily towers in Dallas, TX totaling in excess of 600 units and $135 million in sales.  Mr. Feldman holds a degree in Finance with High Honors from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

 

MIRIAM TORRES SHRM-CP, PHR

Human Resources Director

Ms. Torres is the Human Resource Director for CPM. She joined CPM in 2014 with 20 plus years of HR leadership. Ms. Torres has built a solid human resources career in the hospitality and service industries.  Her expertise includes domestic and global HR programs including, but not limited, to recognition, employee relations, employment law, union contract negotiations, recruiting, executive coaching, HR systems implementation, benefits, and compensation. Ms. Torres has grown CPM’s human resources from 30 team members to over 100 in less than a year, while designing and implementing recruitment programs and enhancing HR technology.

Ms. Torres is a progressive, forward thinking, and results driven HR Executive who has been responsible for as many as 15,000 employees in companies with revenue in the billions. Ms. Torres has led companies through start-ups, survival, turnaround, and growth modes.

Among her significant previous positions, Ms. Torres served as Human Resources Director at casinos, cruise lines, and resorts. Ms.  Torres holds a bachelor’s degree from Interamerican University and master’s degree from the University of Miami.

 

RANA NISBETH

Compliance Specialist

Ms. Nisbeth is the Compliance Specialist for CPM. She has over 6 years experience in property management including affordable LIHTC, and multifamily bond. Ms. Nisbeth has served in various positions ranging from leasing agent, compliance manager, senior assistant manager, and has grown to compliance specialist.

She oversees over 2,000 tax credit units in the state of Florida. Her responsibilities include file review for initial certifications and recertifications; utility allowance preparations; review and submittal of monthly program reports to FHFC; updates of rent and income limits; assistance with lease ups, review and submission of bond reports; preparation for state audits including file reviews, physical inspections, tenant services, ledger reviews; and responses to state and county audits.

 Ms. Nisbeth has attended Devry University in Miami, Florida and is currently preparing to complete the requirements to gain her Housing Credit Certified Professional certification.

 

JORGE LARIOS

Facilities Management Director

Mr. Larios is the Facilities Management Director for CPM. He is an instrumental member of the CPM team, and oversees all CPM physical assets as well as the maintenance personnel in day-to-day duties. Mr. Larios began in the multifamily housing field in 1983 when he worked at a 420 unit community in Houston, Texas.  From there, he rose to Maintenance Supervisor of three affordable housing properties in New Orleans.  Throughout his career, he has held several managerial positions where he implemented procedures to improve the performance of his maintenance team.

During Mr. Larios’ time at CPM, he has implemented systems to control inventory, prepare maintenance budgets, enhance preventative maintenance, and decrease external vendor usage, which have yielded enhanced NOI for the communities managed.  Additionally, Mr. Larios oversees all the capital work, including the preparation of the scope of work, contractors’ reviews, and hiring and supervising the vendors through the completion of the projects.

Mr. Larios holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Associate of Arts in Business. He is also certified in A/C and refrigeration, electrical, plumbing, and appliance repair.  In addition, Mr. Larios has held his Florida State Contractor License - HVAC since 1995.