sterling-management

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.

DAVID ZEFF

DAVID ZEFF

President View Details
LEA ANN SCOFIELD

LEA ANN SCOFIELD

SVP Operations View Details
CHRIS BADE

CHRIS BADE

Project Manager View Details
MICHELE FILENER

MICHELE FILENER

PORTFOLIO DIRECTOR View Details
WENDY PARR-LODIEN

WENDY PARR-LODIEN

DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING View Details
KYLIE HUTSON

KYLIE HUTSON

Marketing/ Operations Analyst View Details
DAVID ZEFF

DAVID ZEFF

President

Phone: (602) 396-5135

David is responsible for all activities of the company. He enjoys building and motivating the team while prospecting for new opportunities, managing partner, investor and lender relationships and structuring each investment.

David has over 28 years of experience in the acquisition, value enhancement and disposition of institutional and private real estate.
Before starting his first investment platform, Pacific Real Estate Partners, in 2005, David was directly responsible for acquisitions and asset management for 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 approximately $400 million of commercial real estate including office, industrial, retail and single and multi-family properties.

In 2015, David created Sterling Real Estate Partners to acquire market rate, value-add multi-family properties. He relocated from the San Francisco bay area to Phoenix to be closer to the portfolio and build out the team in Arizona.
David has a BS in Economics from the University of Arizona and is active in various real estate trade organizations. David enjoys fly fishing and traveling with his family. He lives in Scottsdale with his wife and two daughters.

LEA ANN SCOFIELD

LEA ANN SCOFIELD

SVP Operations

Phone: (602) 396-5749

Lea Ann is directly responsible for all operational activities and performance of the portfolio. She oversees the strategy and execution of the business plan for each property. This requires oversight of the property management teams, as well as, hiring and training the staff. Lea Ann is also responsible for the review of all operating and financial results for third-party managed assets.
Lea Ann has over 15 years of experience in asset and property management. Prior to Sterling, she spent seven years in the Phoenix market working for Greystar Real Estate Partners and Alliance Residential. Lea Ann has successfully managed all asset types, from distressed class C communities to luxury, class A communities. In 2011, Lea Ann received the Arizona Multi-Housing Association award for Property Manager of the Year for the successful turnaround of a severely 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 Gilbert with her husband, Brooks, and three children.

CHRIS BADE

CHRIS BADE

Project Manager

Phone: (602) 396-5812

Chris is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, structuring and execution of new investment opportunities. He also provides analytical support for asset management and disposition functions. Additionally, he project manages the capital improvement strategy for each acquisition.

Chris has over 10 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 emphasis on the southwest and mountain regions. His experience includes the successful acquisition and disposition of over $350 million of multi-family real estate and overseeing the development of over 110,000sf 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. He is a member of Executive Council 70 and aims to help youth in Arizona overcome adversity and reach their full potential. Chris has officiated two weddings, plays golf, is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys off-roading in his free time.

MICHELE FILENER

MICHELE FILENER

PORTFOLIO DIRECTOR

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.

WENDY PARR-LODIEN

WENDY PARR-LODIEN

DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING

Wendy is responsible for all corporate level financials, treasury management, and all accounting activity for each investment. She manages reporting requirements for lenders, investment partners and other stakeholders and will coordinate annual tax returns. She plays an integral role in the acquisition due diligence process to review and analyze property financial statements including detailed review of balance sheets and general ledgers.

Wendy has been in the real estate accounting/finance industry for over 25 years. Prior to joining Sterling, Wendy was a Director of Property Accounting for Shelton Residential, where she oversaw a team of nine accountants and two accounting managers. She has also been a co-owner of a property management company where she was responsible for all aspects of starting up the operations, IT and accounting for the company as well as managing all operations.

Wendy has held an active AZ Real Estate Sales License for 26 years. Wendy and her husband Dave have been married 33 years and have two daughters. Outside interests include traveling, playing golf and spending time with family and friends.

KYLIE HUTSON

KYLIE HUTSON

Marketing/ Operations Analyst

After a decorated collegiate and professional track and field career, Kylie went back to school for a second degree in accounting. During that time, she was an intern at Sterling where she gained experience in all areas of investment and ownership of real estate. She has transitioned to supporting acquisitions, asset management, loan servicing, investor management, and marketing.

She will continue to build out the continually evolving social media marketing and digital analytics platform and manage investor communications using Juniper Square investment management software.

Kylie completed her first bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2010 at Indiana State University where she specialized as a pole vaulter on the track and field team and won four NCAA National Championship titles. After graduating, she competed for the United States on two World Championship teams, won one National Championship, and competed in three Olympic Team Trials. She has been inducted into the Hall of fame at Indiana State Athletics and the Missouri Valley Conference.

She is no longer pole vaulting but stays active hiking and being outdoors with her husband, Jake, and husky-shepherd, Izzy.

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Properties

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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