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Movers and Shakers: December 2021

December 2021
Brenda Karp   •   Vice President of Business Development   •   The Breeden Company   •   Virginia Beach, Va.

The Breeden Company, a Virginia Beach, Va.-based real estate development firm, announced Brenda Karp has been promoted to Vice President of Business Development where she will be responsible for further developing the company’s national footprint, focusing on the growth of third-party management and construction clients.

Christine Gustafson   •   Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations   •   The Breeden Company   •   Virginia Beach,

Christine Gustafson has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations and joins the executive leadership team at The Breeden Company. In her new role, Gustafson will continue to manage strategic global marketing initiatives for reaching key audiences with clear and consistent brand messaging, as well as lead global efforts for brand recognition, advertising, events and external communications.

Jake Marshall   •   Vice President of Acquisitions and Developments   •   The Breeden Company   •   Virginia Beach, Va.

Jake Marshall joins The Breeden Company as Vice President of Acquisitions and Development and joins the executive leadership team. Marshall will immediately integrate into The Breeden Company’s multifamily portfolio, where he is responsible for strategic asset identification, analysis and economic feasibility of potential acquisition and development projects.

Samantha Lange   •   Manager of Acquisitions   •   Fogelman Properties   •   Atlanta

Fogelman Properties has named Samantha Lange as Manager of Acquisitions. Lange will be based in the Atlanta corporate office and brings a proven history of multifamily loan originations experience. She will work closely with the SVP of Investments, Mike Aiken, and the transaction team in securing new investment opportunities throughout the Sunbelt and Midwest. Lange joined Fogelman after serving as the team lead for Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, where she oversaw the Atlanta field office.

Kevin Button   •   CEO/Owner   •   MirrorMate   •   Charlotte, N.C.

Charlotte, N.C.-based entrepreneur and financial services executive Kevin Button has acquired MirrorMate from Founder, Lisa Huntting. Button took the helm as CEO and Owner of the 17-year-old consumer-based home décor brand in May. Button brings over 20 years of experience with GE and Synchrony and served in senior executive roles at the SVP and COO levels. He was head of operations for Synchrony’s Consumer Banking division as it grew from $6 billion to more than $50 billion in holdings.

David Diestel   •   CEO   •   FirstService Residential   •   Dania Beach, Fla.

FirstService Residential, a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, has appointed David Diestel as CEO. Diestel, who has been with the company for nearly 20 years and most recently was President of FirstService Residential South region, succeeds Chuck Fallon after more than eight years driving a prolific time in the company’s history. His rise through the ranks began in 2002 as Director of Strategy and Operations for the parent company FirstService Corporation in Toronto. He moved to Florida in 2007 to join FirstService Residential as the company’s Senior Vice President of Operations and was promoted to President of FirstService Residential South in 2014.

Chris Hazlett   •   Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales   •   LeaseLock   •   Marina del Rey, Calif.

LeaseLock announced the promotion of Chris Hazlett to Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales. The enterprise sales team focuses on accelerating the industry transition away from security deposits, surety bonds, cosigners, and guarantee services. Hazlett joined LeaseLock following an 11-year tenure with Valet Living. He leverages nearly 20 years of multifamily sales and business development experience.

Ian McIntosh   •   Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales   •   LeaseLock   •   Marina del Rey, Calif.

LeaseLock has promoted Ian McIntosh to Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales. With more than 100 years of combined multifamily expertise, the team is leading the effort to drive the implementation of LeaseLock Zero Deposit™. McIntosh, with over 20 years of multifamily experience, served as Vice President of Business Development for Financial Services at RealPage, where he was responsible for screening, payments and renter’s insurance business lines.

Taylor Gunn   •   Senior Vice President   •   ROVR Score   •   Memphis, Tenn.

ROVR Score announced Taylor Gunn as the newest member of the leadership team as Senior Vice President. Gunn most recently served as Director, Real Estate Research at Ryan, a global tax services and software provider. Prior to Ryan, she oversaw research and analytics efforts for CA Ventures’ student housing division. She was responsible for the maintenance and analysis of data to guide investment decisions and strategy.