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Sterling Management Company

Sterling Management Company is an affiliated property management company for Sterling Real Estate Partners. Managing our own assets allows Sterling to provide the highest level of service, tailored to meet the individual needs of our residents, clients, employees, and partners. Download our brochure to read a full summary.

We can reduce long-term business costs for the stakeholders while maximizing the resident experience. Streamlined decision making and clear communication allow for timely execution of the business plan and other management services that directly impact the investment.

Sterling provides a Best in Class management platform of services that includes execution of the following property management services and initiatives:

Operations:

  • Accounting/Reporting
  • Ongoing & Preventative Maintenance
  • Human Resources, Payroll Processing & Recruiting
  • Risk Management

Marketing:

  • Ensure Quality Brand Management & Digital Footprint Including SEO & SEM Strategies
  • Monitor Online Reputation per Asset
  • Execute Improvement Strategy
  • Manage Advertising Efforts to Benchmark Cost-Effective Lead/Lease Generation
  • Blended Training with In-Person, Webinar and Learning Opportunities

Technology:

  • Optimize & Manage the Industry’s State-of-the-Art Technology Platform: Yardi Systems
  • Provide Secure Cloud Computing Services
  • Identify & Evaluate Technology Trends & Solutions
  • Adjust and Maximize Internet Advertising

Revenue Management:

  • Review of All Lease Parameters, Amenity Values, Lease Terms, & Competitors
  • Analyze Market Trends & Competitor Performance
  • Develop & Maintain Benchmarking Against Internal & External Sources
  • Comprehensive Performance Analysis per Asset
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Our Values

Our business is operated with a commitment to our core values; Honesty, Integrity, Efficiency, and Loyalty.

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Team

Learn more about our team at Sterling Management Company.

MICHAEL BARKER

MICHAEL BARKER

Co-Managing Director View Details
DAVID ZEFF

DAVID ZEFF

Co-Managing Director View Details
AMANDA LAVALLE

AMANDA LAVALLE

GENERAL COUNSEL View Details
NICK POTTER

NICK POTTER

Chief Operating Officer View Details
LEA ANN SCOFIELD

LEA ANN SCOFIELD

SVP Operations View Details
CHRIS BADE

CHRIS BADE

Project Manager View Details
RICHARD RYAN

RICHARD RYAN

Project Manager View Details
MICHELE FILENER

MICHELE FILENER

OPERATIONS MANAGER View Details
CHRISTIAN PEREZ

CHRISTIAN PEREZ

CONTROLLER View Details
BRYSON HENVER

BRYSON HENVER

ACCOUNTANT View Details
STEVEN ADAMS

STEVEN ADAMS

Property Accountant View Details
MICHAEL BARKER

MICHAEL BARKER

Co-Managing Director

Phone: (213) 264-1811

As an affiliated company to Barker Pacific Group, Michael formed Sterling Real Estate Partners with David Zeff in 2015 to acquire market rate, value add multi-family properties. Since founding Barker Pacific Group in 1983, Michael has directed the development of over $3.5 billion in commercial projects. His active focus is the acquisition, development and management of residential and commercial property. Over the past three decades, he has organized projects in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Miami and San Antonio. Prior to starting BPG, Michael was an officer at Hines where he headed up development of over 4 million square feet of office space in the southwest US. Mr. Barker currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the John Tracy Center, which serves hearing-impaired children. He is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute and Lambda Alpha International. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BBA from Abilene Christian University.

DAVID ZEFF

DAVID ZEFF

Co-Managing Director

Phone: (602) 396-5135

As an affiliated company to Pacific Real Estate Partners, David formed Sterling Real Estate Partners with Michael Barker in 2015 to acquire market rate, value add multi-family properties. David has over 28 years of experience in the acquisition, value enhancement and disposition of institutional and private real estate. Prior to forming Pacific Real Estate Partners in 2005, David was directly responsible for acquisitions and asset management of two privately held real estate investment firms in the San Francisco Bay Area and Western States. David’s experience includes the acquisition and asset management of over $400 million of commercial real estate including office, industrial, retail and single and multi-family properties. David has a BS in Economics from the University of Arizona and is active in various real estate trade organizations.

AMANDA LAVALLE

AMANDA LAVALLE

GENERAL COUNSEL

Phone: (213) 264-1811

Amanda M. Lavalle serves as Counsel for Sterling, Barker Pacific Group and BPG Storage Solutions. Amanda manages the due diligence associated with complex commercial real estate transactions; participates in office lease negotiations; drafts/ reviews partnership agreements and corporate resolutions; and oversees formation and compliance of numerous entities. Amanda earned her J.D. at Southwestern Law School and is an active member of the State Bar of California. She received her B.A. in English, with honors, from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

NICK POTTER

NICK POTTER

Chief Operating Officer

Phone: (213) 264-1811

Nick Potter, serves as Partner of Capital Markets for Sterling Real Estate Partners, Barker Pacific Group and BPG Storage Solutions. Nick oversees all capital raising requirements and financial structuring for the organization across the various real estate investment platforms. He heads up company communications and reporting with shareholders and investors and brings a deep understanding of corporate finance, investment, and strategy.

Prior to joining Sterling, Potter acted as Managing Director in the Real Estate Group at CIT, where he led a loan origination team, having originated over $615M in loans. He also managed a portfolio that exceeded $735M. He formerly served as Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Group at OneWest Bank, where he was responsible for portfolio management and new loan origination underwriting.

Mr. Potter has an MBA and Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California. He received his BS in Finance from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

LEA ANN SCOFIELD

LEA ANN SCOFIELD

SVP Operations

Phone: (602) 396-5749

Lea Ann has over 10 years of experience in asset and property management. Prior to Sterling, she spent seven years in the Phoenix market working for Greystar Real Estate and Alliance Residential. In 2011, Lea Ann was awarded the Arizona Multi-Housing Association award for Property Manager of the Year for her successful turnaround of a distressed community called The Brittany in Mesa, Arizona. Lea Ann holds an active Arizona Real Estate license and stays involved in the Arizona Multi-Housing Association for continued professional development. Lea Ann was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and currently resides in the East Valley.

CHRIS BADE

CHRIS BADE

Project Manager

Phone: (602) 396-5812

Chris has over 8 years of experience in real estate transactions and construction. Prior to joining Sterling Real Estate Partners, he worked with student and traditional multi-family owner-operators covering markets across the nation with a particular emphasis on the southwest and mountain regions. His experience includes the successful acquisition and disposition of over $200 million of multi-family real estate and overseeing the development of over 110,000 SF of commercial office space. Chris was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and has a BS in Economics and in Finance from Arizona State University.

RICHARD RYAN

RICHARD RYAN

Project Manager

Phone: (602) 456-5301

Richard has over 25 years of experience focused on maintenance and construction in the apartment industry. He has managed multiple renovation projects and teams of 25 people at multiple locations. Over the last 7 years, Richard has managed in-house renovation teams to maximize value add improvement programs and turnaround situations. He has also implemented important safety and preventative maintenance programs at each site. His portfolio includes $20M of in-house construction projects.

Richard is HVAC and gas pipeline certified. He participated in the Greystar Leadership program and was chosen to mentor and train incoming maintenance supervisors. Most recently, he was awarded Maintenance Supervisor of the year by the Arizona Multi-Housing Association in 2018 for his outstanding work on a $7M renovation project in Scottsdale, AZ. He was born and raised in Arizona and currently resides in Chandler with his wife and two children.

MICHELE FILENER

MICHELE FILENER

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Phone: (602) 396-5667

Michele has over 12 years of property management experience with Greystar Real Estate Partners. She has experience in all areas of property management, from leasing professional, assistant property manager and managing multiple sites. Since 2014, Michele was part of management transition teams and special situation for properties that required turnaround situations. In 2013, she was selected to be part of the Greystar and Colony American Homes residential management pilot program. She is experienced in most commonly used property management software systems. She has over 7 years of experience in Yardi software training and Yardi support. Michele holds an active Arizona Real Estate license and stays involved in the Arizona Multi-Housing Association for continued professional development. She has lived in the Phoenix area for over 16 years and currently resides in the East Valley.

CHRISTIAN PEREZ

CHRISTIAN PEREZ

CONTROLLER

Phone: (213) 264-1811

Christian has worked in Accounting/Finance for the last 19 years (since 1998). He previously worked for Union Development Company, Inc./Barker Pacific Group as a Financial Analyst where he was responsible for preparing and analyzing financial plans, forecasts and reports for 26 properties ranging from Self-Storage Facilities, Retail and Industrial properties. In this role, he served as audit liaison for the firm’s multiple annual audits and coordinated the due diligence process on new Self-Storage Facility acquisitions. He now serves as Controller for Sterling and BPG Storage Solutions portfolio and manages the underwriting process for new Self- Storage acquisitions. Christian graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a BS in Accounting and a Minor in Economics in 2004.

BRYSON HENVER

BRYSON HENVER

ACCOUNTANT

Phone: (602) 726-6037

Bryson has been in the Accounting/Finance industry for the last 15 years with over 10 years of experience in Real Estate. Prior to joining Sterling, he spent the last three years helping clients in all facets of Real Estate (investment, development, commercial, single and multi-family) with their accounting/finance/tax needs. From 2008 to 2015, he was the Controller for a Scottsdale Real Estate and Development company overseeing a $500M portfolio and over 90,000 acres of land.

Bryson has an MBA in Finance and Master’s in Accountancy from Grand Canyon University. He received his BS from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in Accountancy. Bryson currently holds an active CPA license.

STEVEN ADAMS

STEVEN ADAMS

Property Accountant

Phone: (602) 396-5744

Steven has over 10 years of experience in real estate and hospitality accounting. Prior to joining Sterling, he spent the last three years in property accounting and as a night auditor for various hotels.

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Our objective in self-managing our own assets is to be able to provide the highest level of service, tailored to meet the individual needs of our residents, clients, employees, and partners.

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