Gregory J. Lozinak, Chief
Mr. Lozinak joined Waterton Residential in 2007 as chief operating
officer and manages a team of more than 500 professionals focused
on the property operations of Waterton’s multifamily
portfolio. In this role, Mr. Lozinak is responsible for the
strategic direction of the Waterton Residential management platform
as well as the day-to-day management and execution of asset
strategies across almost 20,000 units nationwide. Mr. Lozinak
participates on Waterton’s investment, management and valuation
Previously, Mr. Lozinak worked for ING Clarion for more than six
years serving as senior vice president and asset director of
multifamily properties. Mr. Lozinak created the firm’s multifamily
property management platform strategy as well as its operating
systems and procedures. In addition to overseeing ING Clarion’s
national portfolio of approximately 8,000 units with a gross asset
value of over $1 billion, Mr. Lozinak worked in conjunction with
the acquisition teams in the acquisition of 17 assets totaling
approximately 6,300 units and was a key member of ING Clarion’s
acquisition of Gables Residential Trust in 2005. He also led the
disposition of over $350 million of assets in the liquidation of
ING Residential Fund USA. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Lozinak held a
number of management positions with Archstone Communities Trust.
During his tenure at Archstone, he oversaw portfolios ranging in
size from 520 units and $20 million to over 7,500 units and $450
million in various markets including Dallas, Houston, El Paso and
Salt Lake City.
Mr. Lozinak graduated with honors from St. Bonaventure University
in New York with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in
Accounting. After graduation, he served in the United States Army
for more than six years attaining the rank of Captain. Mr. Lozinak
is the President of the Board of Directors for the Chicagoland
Apartment Association, a member of the National Multi Housing
Council Executive Committee and a member of the Board of Directors
for the National Apartment Association.
Mark H. Stern, Senior Vice
President of Multifamily Acquisitions, Western Region
Mr. Stern has focused on acquisitions of multifamily properties
nationwide since 1995. Since joining Waterton in 2002, Mr.
Stern has sourced in excess of $1 billion of acquisitions in
markets around the Midwest, West Coast, and Southwest
Currently, Mr. Stern heads up the acquisition efforts in the
Western region of the United States. Prior to joining
Waterton, Mr. Stern served as manager of acquisitions and
dispositions for Moran and Company, where he was responsible for
the Midwest and Denver regions. Before that Mr. Stern was
vice president of acquisitions for TVO Realty Partners. During his
five year tenure at TVO, the company purchased 12,000 units with a
capitalization of approximately $1 billion. Mr. Stern began his
career as an analyst with RREEF.
Mr. Stern currently is Chairman of the Urban Land Institute’s
Multifamily Silver Council, sits on the membership committee of
National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) as well as on the board of
Weiss Memorial Hospital. Mr. Stern received his Bachelor’s
Degree in Political Economy at The Colorado College
Lela Cirjakovic, Senior Vice
Ms. Cirjakovic joined Waterton Residential in 2006 and is
responsible for multifamily operations in the Eastern region. In
this role, Ms. Cirjakovic manages a team of five, overseeing over
200 on-site associates, and is responsible for the property
operations of more than 9,700 units in approximately 23 assets
located in six states.
Prior to joining Waterton, Ms. Cirjakovic spent 12 years at CAMCO,
Inc., a Chicago multifamily property management company where she
served as member of the Senior Executive Committee and as regional
property manager overseeing the company’s Midwest operations.
Previously, Ms. Cirjakovic was a Regional Property Manager for
Midland Property Management where she was responsible for 8
properties in 4 states.
Ms. Cirjakovic’s career began at the Illinois Housing Development
Authority where she was an Asset Manager for a portfolio comprised
of 20 developments representing over 3,500 units.
Ms. Cirjakovic graduated from Loyola University in Chicago with a
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. She is a member of The Chicagoland
Chamber of Commerce and the Chicagoland Apartment Association.
Lisa M. Newton, Senior Vice
Ms. Newton joined Waterton Residential in 2007 and is responsible
for multifamily operations in the Western region. In this role, Ms.
Newton manages a team of six regional managers, overseeing over 200
on-site associates, and is responsible for the property operations
of more than 10,000 units in approximately 30 assets located in
Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Georgia and
Prior to joining Waterton, Ms. Newton worked for ING Clarion
serving as Vice President and Asset Director of Multifamily
Properties for a course of 5 years. Her portfolio consisted of
approximately 4,500 units with a gross asset value of over $500
million which included assets in Seattle, San Diego, San Jose,
Orange County, Scottsdale, Las Vegas, Dallas and Houston. In
addition, Ms. Newton helped build ING Clarion’s multifamily
property management platform including the development of its
vision, mission and service promises as well as its operating
systems and procedures. She also served as a team member of ING
Clarion’s acquisition of Gables Residential Trust in 2005. From
1990 to 2002, Ms. Newton held a number of management positions with
Post Properties. During her tenure at Post, she oversaw the
management operations of several developments, lease-ups and
stabilized properties in various markets including Pasadena,
Phoenix, Houston, Austin and Dallas.
Virginia Love, Vice President, Leasing and
Ms. Love joined Waterton Residential in May 2007. She began her
multi-family industry career in Atlanta, GA working for Trammell
Crow in 1991. She is responsible for the national and site
level marketing, branding, promotion, and training programs as well
as technology and operations systems to maximize the performance of
the Waterton portfolio. A graduate of the University of Southern
Mississippi, she previously served as Training and Marketing
Manager ING clarion, Education Director for Watermarke Companies,
and Regional Trainer for Summit Properties. She has presented
countless leasing, marketing, and operational training sessions at
the local, state, and national association level.
Ms. Love lives in Atlanta, GA and serves on the Atlanta Apartment
Association board of Directors and Executive Committee as 2011 Past
President, Lyceum Committee and PR Chairperson, board member of the
Georgia Apartment Association, and National Apartment Association
Sharon Boner, Vice President, Human
Ms. Boner joined Waterton in 2007 and is responsible for developing
and executing Waterton Residential’s human resources strategy. With
a team of four, Ms. Boner leads the HR efforts to support the
overall business plan and strategic direction of the company,
specifically in the areas of talent management, benefits,
compensation and performance management. Ms. Boner participates on
Waterton’s management committee.
Prior to joining Waterton, Ms. Boner worked at Whole Foods Market
as a human resources regional manager. Preceding this, Sharon
worked for Keane Consulting Group a subsidiary of Keane Inc. where
she was responsible for managing and streamlining human resource
functions. Ms. Boner began her career working in municipal
government at the Village of Wilmette where she was responsible for
the recruiting, hiring and promoting process for police officers
and firefighters, benefit administration and union
Ms. Boner obtained her Masters of Public Administration from
University of Illinois at Chicago and her Bachelor of Science in
Public Policy from Indiana University. She is a Senior Professional
in Human Resources (SHPR).
Jeff Brown, Vice President, Property
Mr. Brown joined Waterton in October 2001 and has worked in the
real estate industry since 1987. In his role as property accounting
controller, Mr. Brown oversees the day-to-day accounting functions
and financial reporting for Waterton Residential's portfolio.
Prior to joining Waterton, Mr. Brown worked in various accounting
roles and capacities for Equity Group Investments, JMB Properties
Company, Heitman LLC and the National Equity Fund.
Mr. Brown is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and holds a
Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.
Barney Pullam, Vice President, Business
Mr. Pullam joined Waterton Residential in 2007 and currently holds
the position of vice president of business process. In this role,
Mr. Pullam is responsible for the revenue management system,
ancillary services and strategic business service areas for the
company. Mr. Pullam worked with Waterton’s executive team to
identify and subsequently implement a lease rent options
program. In addition to managing the LRO system, Mr. Pullam
is responsible for managing the national procurement platform, the
energy management program, all telecommunication agreements and
other strategic business services for the company.
Mr. Pullam has been in the multifamily industry over 20 years
working for both private and public companies. Prior to joining
Waterton, Mr. Pullam held several operational roles with AvalonBay
Mr. Pullam graduated from Northern Illinois University with a
Bachelor’s degree in Finance and is a member of the Chicagoland
Apartment Association and the Institute of Real Estate Management
holding the Certified Property Manager designation.
Douglas G. Denyer, Executive
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Denyer joined Waterton in 2013 as chief financial officer and
has been involved in real estate since 1983. In this role, Mr.
Denyer has direct oversight for Waterton’s finance, corporate
accounting, portfolio accounting, tax and treasury functions. Mr.
Denyer participates on Waterton’s management, valuation and audit
Prior to joining Waterton, Mr. Denyer spent 13 years at Henderson
Global Investors (North America) Inc. where he most recently held
the position of CFO. Since joining Henderson in 1999, Mr.
Denyer served in a number of roles including head of corporate
accounting, CFO - Real Estate and Head of Real Estate Fund
Accounting. During his tenure at Henderson he was involved in many
aspects of growing the region’s assets under management from $600
million to over $11 billion. Prior to joining Henderson, he
held several positions at Phoenix Life Insurance Company where his
most recent role was Chief Financial Officer of their real estate
investment subsidiaries. At Phoenix, in addition to his functions
related to accounting for Phoenix’ general account assets, he was
part of the team that initiated Phoenix’ third party real estate
investment management business. He joined Phoenix from Cheshire
Management Company where he was most recently the Controller for
the Real Estate Development subsidiary. Mr. Denyer was also
employed by the real estate construction firm, ACMAT Corporation,
in their accounting department while attending the University of
Mr. Denyer is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where he
earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting. He has passed
the National Certified Public Accountancy examination and holds
both a Series 27 and 63 designations from FINRA. He is a past
chairman of the Accounting Committee of the National Council of
Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF).