PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

MANAGEMENT  TEAM

Michael J. Doyle
CPA, Principal

Responsible for property financing and all accounting practices including cash and financial planning for each project and each partnership. Mr. Doyle is a Certified Public Accountant with an extensive accounting background with Price Waterhouse and his own firm, Doyle & Associates, Chartered. He served as the due diligence officer for the securities firm Folger, Nolan, Fleming, Douglas, Inc. in Washington, D.C. He has over 35 years of experience with multifamily projects as an owner, partner, and investor. This includes overall management of several thousand apartment units. 


John S. Newsome
MBA, Principal

Responsible for acquisition and sales. Mr. Newsome has over 25 years of experience with Equitable and Maryland National Bank in Baltimore. His expertise and experience includes heading the National and International lending areas, the formation of Cash Management Services, and heading all commercial bank operations. 

Mr. Newsome established Stanford Management Group, Inc. to oversee the acquisition and the development of properties including raw land, industrial and residential properties, multifamily construction and purchase, office buildings, and shopping centers. SMG Property Management, Inc. was established to handle the management, reporting, and control of all functions of development, construction, rehab, repositioning, renting, marketing, and maintenance with state of the art management and accounting systems. Financing arrangements have been through syndications, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and borrowing of short and long term funds on both recourse and non-recourse basis.  


Greg Sullivan
Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Sullivan is responsible for all accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting with SMG Property Management. With more than 8 years in the multifamily property management industry, Greg has acquired solid finance skills. He brings to every task the essential breadth of experience necessary for his job. He has extensive experience in scaling and creating robust accounting systems that serve the needs of growing businesses. He has significant expertise in all aspects of business valuations and he also brings a significant wealth of accounting experience, including tax preparation and compliance for several states in the United States. 


Joseph A. Arena
Senior Financial Analyst 

Mr. Arena has over 40 years of experience as CEO and CFO with both public and private companies. His experience includes Mergers and Acquisitions, integration of business entities, financial reporting and internal controls, cash management, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, and other finance and accounting related skills. 


Nicole Jackson
Executive Assistant & HR

Ms. Jackson is the Executive Assistant and HR Coordinator for SMG Property Management. She is responsible for managing the Directors' day to day needs, with flexibility and executive skill. In addition to this role, she is responsible for providing general administrative support to the office personnel, managing Human Resources, Real Estate Taxes, and Property Insurance for the company, as well as special projects for the entire portfolio. Her career in residential property management has spanned nearly 17 years and she has held multiple positions in the industry ranging from A/R Specialist to Assistant Regional Manager. As an efficient and versatile professional, Ms. Jackson has the knowledge and background to ensure all day to day operations are met and exceeded. 


Alina Copelan
Director of Training

Ms. Copelan has been in the corporate training field since 2015. She is responsible for improving the productivity of SMG's employees. She is accountable for cross departmental coordination and presentation of training and development programs for all employees, with a particular focus on onboarding and learning plans. Ms. Copelan assesses region-wide training to create a cohesive curriculum that can be used across departments. Her responsibilities include; managing the roll out of SMG's property management software system to all employees, conducting assessments of current training, creating training documents and videos, conducting technical and soft-skill training when needed, initiating an organizational change program which focuses on continuous learning, and collaboration with all regions for best practices and harmonization of training programs. 


Jim Hudson
Senior Regional Property Manager

Mr. Hudson joined SMG in 1996 and enjoys over 19 years of residential property management experience. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the industry. Mr. Hudson is currently responsible for the oversight of 847 residential units located in Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, and Michigan. Mr. Hudson is responsible for all facets of residential management including preparation of annual budgets, financial cash flow forecasting, P&L statements, property tax appeals as well as management and marketing plans. Jim is an experienced team builder and has a proven track record of increasing NOI through identifying additional revenue opportunities and controlling expenses. Additionally, he excels in assessing a property's potential, capital needs and opportunities for repositioning. Most recently, Mr. Hudson was a significant participant in the introduction and implementation of our new property management software. 

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