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As Senior Vice President Operations Support Services (OSS), Lynn Bora has direct oversight of Marketing, Compliance, and Quality Control. She is responsible for ensuring that this operating group provides support and partnership through our strategic growth initiatives by developing sound processes to ensure complete execution in the legal and regulatory environments in which Winn operates.
Ms. Bora has extensive experience in multiple aspects of property management, including profitability, budget and forecast preparation, and marketing. She has also spearheaded the development of strategies and best practices needed to recruit, retain, train and support employees at all levels.
Ms. Bora has received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Becker College and has over 25 years of multi-family experience, the majority of which has been in the Northeast. Most recently, she spent four years at Equity Residential as Vice President overseeing a 10,000 unit portfolio of market rate and affordable units plus 350,000 square feet of commercial and retail space. While at Equity, Ms. Bora was a charter member of their Women in Leadership committee and their Diversity Council. Prior to Equity, Lynn was employed by AIMCO as Regional Vice President overseeing 14,000 units in New England, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. While at AIMCO, she participated in development and implementation of their Revenue Management System as well as developing a Capital Needs Assessment Program.
Lynne Chase, Senior Vice President of Accounting at WinnResidential, joined WinnCompanies in 1990 and was promoted to her current position in 2005. She is responsible for corporate accounting and treasury management, as well as all property management accounting related to the properties managed by WinnResidential and WinnResidential Military Housing Services. In her role, Ms. Chase is responsible for the oversight of more than 2,500 bank accounts and oversees 96 employees in three functional areas that include accounting and reporting, treasury and cash management, and accounts payable.
Ms. Chase received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Merrimack College.
Cynthia J. Bianco, Senior Vice President of WinnResidential, has been in the property management industry for 25 years. She joined the Winn team in 1995 and is currently responsible for directing property management services for a portfolio consisting of 110 properties located in 11 states. Ms. Bianco is directly responsible for all aspects of property management oversight, including owner and agency reporting, profit and loss, operating budgets, monthly re-projections, personnel development, training, maintenance/capital planning, administrative procedures and compliance. She also works closely with WinnDevelopment to ensure Section 42 compliance in the rehabilitation of distressed properties using Low Income Housing Tax Credit financing.
Ms. Bianco’s experience includes working closely with public housing authorities, state housing finance agencies, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, third party property owners and a variety of non-profit and resident controlled housing development entities. Prior to joining Winn, Ms. Bianco was a property manager with a history of improving overall site operations at troubled inner-city developments.
Ms. Bianco is an active member of the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA). In addition, she is a National Assisted Housing Professional-Executive Level (NAHP-e), certified Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM), Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM), Fair Housing Manager (FHM), Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO), and a Certified Credit Compliance Professional (C5P), as well as a Public Housing Manager (PHM). Ms. Bianco attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Brian K. Kean, Senior Vice President for WinnResidential, has been in the real estate business for 25 years, focusing on property management and development. In his role, Mr. Kean directs property management services for more than 200 properties in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. He is responsible for operating budgets, capital planning, financial management and owner relations. Mr. Kean also oversees the procurement of new management opportunities, with an emphasis on urban properties.
Prior to joining WinnCompanies in 1994, Mr. Kean was Vice President of Legal and Financial Compliance at Simpson Management Company. Managing the Boston office, his responsibilities included supervising Simpson’s property management portfolio in the Boston area, overseeing the accounting department and performing legal work for the company and its properties in areas of leasing, and landlord/tenant, as well as corporate operations.
Mr. Kean is an attorney and Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts. He is also a certified Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM), Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO), Certified Credit Compliance Professional (C3P), National Affordable Housing Professional—Executive Level (NAHP-e), and he earned the Credential for Green Property Management (CGPM). He holds LL.M in Taxation from Boston University School of Law Graduate Tax Program, a JD from Seton Hall University of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Boston College.
John Kuppens, Senior Vice President of WinnResidential, has been a member of the Winn team for 20 years. He currently oversees all aspects of property management operations for a portfolio of 80 properties comprised of 8,200 apartment homes throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. Mr. Kuppens also works with his developer clients on acquisitions, new development and refinancing.
Prior to joining WinnCompanies, Mr. Kuppens worked in the banking industry at both State Street Bank & Trust and the Boston Company.
Mr. Kuppens is a certified Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) and a National Affordable Housing Professional – Executive Level (NAHP-e). He holds a Master in Business Administration from Boston College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts.
As the Senior Vice President for the New York City region, Phil Lavoie oversees the day to day operations for the regional portfolio. In his role, Mr. Lavoie has a major impact in reducing energy costs, increasing occupancy, improving rent collections, removing violations and improving the structure and performance of the staff.
Prior to joining Winn in 2011, Mr. Lavoie managed several thousand apartment units for Progressive Management of NY Corp., the property management subsidiary of the Arker Companies. In this role, he managed several thousand apartment units, including Rent Stabilization, LIHTC, HOME, HUD Section 236 and Project Based Section 8, in addition to office, medical and retail space. During his time there, he completely restructured the property management company and significantly improved the financial performance of the properties. He left the firm with a one percent vacancy rate and average rent arrears of less than one month.
In 2006, Mr. Lavoie joined the Asset Management Department of First Sterling Financial as an Assistant Vice President, where he oversaw Compliance and Development Risk Management for a portfolio of 25,000 affordable units, primarily in the New York City region. He worked closely with all city agencies in the marketing, ongoing operations and disposition of properties and with local developers to ensure that buildings were correctly underwritten and maintained compliance with all applicable regulations.
Jerry D. Lemmon has worked in the property management industry since 1985. He joined WinnResidential in 1994 and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2002. In his current role, Mr. Lemmon has managed more than one million square feet of commercial space, and is responsible for the property management operations of 16,000 residential units across seven states. His portfolio includes conventional, Section 42 and bond-financed communities, primarily managing for third-party clients that include REITs and pension funds. Mr. Lemmon also participates in new development, acquisitions, dispositions, refinancing and workouts on behalf of WinnResidential.
Prior to joining WinnResidential, Mr. Lemmon was a Senior Property Manager for General Investment and Development, where he managed 700,000 square feet in a mixed-use facility with 200 commercial tenants and 440 apartments.
He is a certified Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) and a National Affordable Housing Professional – Executive Level (NAHP-e). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boston College.
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As WinnResidential President, Deirdre Kuring is responsible for overseeing operations of the multifamily portfolio and corporate services, including the Operations Support Services (OSS) department, which provides oversight of Marketing, Compliance, and Quality Control groups.
Ms. Kuring has over 20 years of experience in multi-family real estate management with a specialty in new development, lease-up and asset repositioning. Before joining WinnResidential in February 2011, Ms. Kuring spent 10 years with BRE Properties, Inc., a San Francisco-based real estate investment trust, with properties in California, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Arizona and Colorado. In 2000, she was hired as Divisional Vice President of the Northwest region, and in 2001 she was promoted to Executive Vice President, responsible for the company’s 38,000-unit portfolio. Prior to joining BRE, Ms. Kuring spent five years at Archstone Communities as Vice President of Operations, overseeing 9,800 units in Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Utah.
Ms. Kuring is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and holds a BA, Business Administration degree from the Seattle University, where she served for seven years as a Dean’s Advisory Board Member, Albers School of Business. She is a member of the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC), and is a current member of the National Apartment Association Education Institute and Virginia Tech Residential Property Management Advisory Board. Ms. Kuring has also earned a Certificate in Commercial Real Estate from University of Washington.
As Chief Financial Officer for WinnResidential, Cynthia Tanner is responsible for all finance related functions that include accounting, technology & business systems, and asset & risk management for the company, which manages more than 92,000 residential units. In her role, Ms. Tanner will lead business systems, processes, and reporting to engender a culture of accountability and profitability.
Ms. Tanner joins WinnResidential with more than 20 years of experience in executive operations and financial management. Prior to joining Winn in December 2014, Ms. Tanner was the Chief Accounting Officer for the property management division of the Bozzuto Group. There she led a rapidly growing portfolio that consisted of more than 180 multifamily assets. She was also the Chief Financial Officer of MG Properties where she managed corporate finance and administrative functions for the acquisition, renovation and management of multifamily assets. Before that, Ms. Tanner held the positions of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Centara Capital Group, and oversaw all aspects of finance and operations, including accounting, human resources, and information technology and account services. She began her career in public accounting focusing on tax strategies for real estate investors.
Ms. Tanner is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA in Finance as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting both from the University of Baltimore. Ms. Tanner has served on several Boards of Directors for nonprofits and is active in financial executive groups throughout the country.