About Us

At Stonemark Management, we value our experienced leadership team of dedicated executives, managers, and staff personnel, all committed to excellence and quality of service.

 

The key to our success is a result of 20+ years experience in investment real estate.  

 

Our management philosophies and experience have given us the ability to proactively meet the needs of our residents, employees and clients. This high level of responsiveness has allowed us to grow while retaining our valued customers. In the real estate business, retention is The Mark of Excellence.

At Stonemark Management, we value our experienced leadership team of dedicated executives, managers, and staff personnel, all committed to excellence and quality of service.

 

The key to our success is a result of 20+ years experience in investment real estate.  

 

Our management philosophies and experience have given us the ability to proactively meet the needs of our residents, employees and clients. This high level of responsiveness has allowed us to grow while retaining our valued customers. In the real estate business, retention is The Mark of Excellence.

Michael Taylor Chief Executive Officer

Michael joined Stonemark in 1997 as CEO and has over 25 years of acquisition, disposition, finance and management expertise to ensure the future success of Stonemark. As CEO, Michael has established one of the nation’s outstanding multifamily management companies by attracting and retaining the best executives and associates in the industry. Prior to joining Stonemark, Michael served as CPA, specializing in real estate audit and tax consulting with Habif, Arogetti & Wynne, PC, Vice President of The Sterling Group, a national apartment development company and Vestcor Realty, North Florida’s largest owner and manager of multifamily communities. A graduate of The University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics , Mr. Taylor holds a BS in Accounting & Finance.

Walt Lamperski, CPM President

Walt joined Stonemark Management in 2007 as President. Prior to joining Stonemark, his experience included Senior Vice President for Bell Partners (portfolio topped 30,000 units) from 1985 until 1996 and then again in 2003 until March of 2007. He has also served as Vice President for Berkshire Realty Holdings from 2001 until 2003 and as Senior Vice President for United Dominion Realty Trust overseeing approximately 25,000 units from 1996 until 2001. Mr. Lamperski received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Shorter University. He received his Certified Property Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in 1987. He is past president of the Georgia Apartment Association (2008), Atlanta Apartment Association (2003) and the Triad Apartment Association in North Carolina (1992). He holds Real Estate Broker’s license for Georgia and North Carolina.

Melissa Gill, CPA Senior Vice President of Accounting

Melissa Gill joined Stonemark Management in 2016 as the Director of Accounting. Ms. Gill received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Business Management from Trinity College in 1988. She received her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation from the State of Vermont in 1989. Melissa’s accounting expertise spans a period in excess of 30 years including both public accounting and industry practice. Prior to Stonemark, Melissa worked as a public accountant for several years, owned and managed her own business for 12 years and most recently since relocating to Georgia, has served in the capacities of Controller and Director. Melissa’s success stems from her diverse operational background within the field of accounting and is enhanced by her management style that focuses on strong customer service and communication.

Darlene Hunter Senior Vice President of Operations

Darlene Hunter joined originally Stonemark Management in December of 2009 as a Community Manager and was promoted to a Regional Manager from 2012 to 2016. She recently rejoined Stonemark Management as the Regional Vice President of Operations. Darlene has 25+ years of industry experience and has successfully managed A,B,C class communities. During her career, Darlene has supervised luxury condominiums, homeowners association, new construction, conventional, tax credit, bond and Section 8 based housing, as well as, successful lease-ups. She previously worked with Julian LeCraw & Company and Columbia Residential. Darlene earned her B.A. degree from Florida State University and has a CAPS designation, CAM license and is currently a CPM Candidate.

Diane Gilbert-Guthrie Regional Vice President

Diane Gilbert-Guthrie joined Stonemark Management as a Regional Vice President in 2019 and currently oversees portfolios throughout Texas and Tennessee. Based in Texas, Diane earned the 2019 Houston Apartment Association Executive of the Year award and serves on the Board of Directors for the Houston Apartment Association and is a member of the Go-Getters Club, twice earning the Go-Getter of the Year award and becoming Lifetime Honorary member in 2015. She is also a board Member for Texas Apartment Association and a delegate for the National Apartment Association. Diane was most recently Senior Vice President of Operations for Asset Living. Over her career, she has worked for Greystone Asset Management – which the Asset Plus Companies acquired – as well as Greystar, the Hudson Group and the Finger Companies. She earned the Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) and Certified Property Manager (CPM) designations from the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Melissa Doss Regional Vice President

Melissa Doss joined Stonemark Management in 1994 and currently oversees multiple multi-family portfolios throughout Georgia. Melissa’s property management expertise spans a period of 23 years in the multi-family real estate industry; her experience covers multiple markets throughout Georgia. Melissa’s expertise includes, but is not limited to rehabilitation projects, lease ups, property operations. Melissa’s success stems from her diverse operational experiences within the field of property management and is cemented by her systematic management style that promotes communication and strong work ethics. Her management approach and results continue to meet the goals and objectives of our owners and investors resulting in increased property values. Melissa holds the designations of Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) and Certified Property Manager (CPM) through the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Amanda Miller-Torres Regional Vice President

Amanda Miller joined Stonemark Management in 2017 and currently oversees a multi-family portfolio throughout South Carolina. Her career spans 23 years in the industry, working in markets throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Amanda's primary objectives are to share her experiences and leadership skills through team building, maximize culture, and increase financial performance. She has a strong background in acquisitions and dispositions, repositioning underperforming communities, and rehabilitation projects. Amanda positions herself and her teams for success through her firm understanding of the day to day operations of her communities, being highly engaged in each of her communities and ensuring associates are properly trained and supported. Amanda has her Property Manager In Charge license through the South Carolina Department of Labor and Licensing.

Tiffany Crutchley Director of Marketing

Tiffany Crutchley is Director of Marketing at Stonemark, with responsibility for creation and implementation of advertising strategies. Tiffany provides support and strategic direction to employees and assets ensuring optimization of all marketing pursuits. She utilizes her twenty years of Multi-Family experience to ensure that the communities present a product that not only meets the expectations of the owners and customers but exceeds them by enhancing appeal and creating value. Prior to joining Stonemark , Tiffany served in numerous roles both at a corporate level as well as onsite. Her work history includes companies such as Gables Residential, AMLI Residential, Greystar and TriBridge Residential. Tiffany attended Kennesaw State University and majored in Business Management. She is an active member of the Atlanta Apartment Association and has served on several committees including The Membership Drive and Food-A-Thon.

Souad Belkheir Risk Manager

Souad joined Stonemark Management in 2006 and currently serves as Risk Manager for the Stonemark portfolio. Souad’s property management expertise spans a period of 14 years in the multi-family real estate industry and her experience covers many aspects of property management. Souad’s expertise includes, but is not limited to procedural auditing, revenue management, risk management and HUD compliance. Souad’s success stems from her diverse operational experiences within the field of property management. Her management style and analytical methods continue to afford Stonemark investors and owners with mitigated risk exposure and increased property values. Souad currently holds the accredited certifications of Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO), Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) through the National Affordable Housing Management Association and National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) through the National Apartment Association Educational Institute. In addition, she holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.

Evan Taylor Financial Analyst

Evan joined Stonemark Management in 2012 as an intern while attending Georgia State University. He performed various tasks ranging from financial analysis to marketing with the goal of finding his true passion within Real Estate. When he graduated in May, 2015, he joined Stonemark full time as a Financial Analyst; with concentrations in acquisition, disposition, and refinance. He currently holds a BBA in Finance, Summa Cum Laude, from Georgia State Universities' Robinson College of Business.

Jeanette Sugrue Director of Systems Administration and Support

Jeanette joined Stonemark Management in 2013 and currently serves as Director of Training for Stonemark. Jeanette's property management experience spans a period of 25 years in the multi-family real estate industry throughout Georgia and Texas. Her expertise includes, but is not limited to day-to-day site operations, portfolio management, property management software applications, and procedural compliance. Jeanette's success stems from her diverse operational experience within the field of property management, a strong work ethic and her attention to detail. These strengths, coupled with a customer service oriented approach, afford our teams with training and support tailored to their specific needs.

Kelly Hopkins Director of Construction

Kelly joined Stonemark Management in 2018 and currently serves as the Director of Construction. Kelly’s knowledge and experience spans a nearing 20 years in multiple markets across the East in General contracting, and for years prior in multi-family as a Director of Property Improvements. His depth of expertise includes, but is not limited to, disaster recovery, planned CapEx large scale interior redevelopments, value-add opportunities and full property repositioning. Prior to Stonemark, Kelly served as the COO of a boutique general contracting firm in Atlanta performing multi-family renovations, growing the company to completing $60mm+ in renovations annually within 3 years of his position. Kelly also became an Unlimited Licensed General Contractor himself across multiple states within the Southeast, and served company’s by planning and executing their CapEx such as Lincoln, AIMCO, Fogelman, Mercy Housing, Renaissance Property Group and Bell Partners, to name a few.

Marygrace Navarro Regional Manager

Marygrace joined Stonemark Management in 2006 and currently serves as Regional Manager for our portfolio. Marygrace’s experience spans a period of 20 years as an onsite multi-family manager. Her expertise includes, but is not limited to, property operations, operations training and troubleshooting. Marygrace's success stems from her extensive property operations knowledge and her personal management style that supports managers and their teams with mentorship, training and goal setting.

Regina Williams Regional Manager

Regina Williams joined Stonemark in June 2016 as a Community Manager & is currently an Regional Manager for properties in Montgomery Alabama. Her expertise includes Property Operations, Training and Mentoring and Site Management. She holds the ARM (Accredited Residential Manager) from IREM and NALP (National Apartment Leasing Professional) and CAM (Certified Apartment Manager) through NAA. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Alabama Apartment Association and Greater Birmingham Apartment Association. Her success stems from knowledge of site management and hands on approach to training and management.

Dell Horne Regional Manager

Dell Horne joined Stonemark Management in 2018 and currently oversees multiple multi-family portfolios throughout Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida regions. Dell’s property management experience spans a period of 20 years in the multifamily real estate industry throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia. His expertise includes, but is not limited to property operations, lease ups, rehabilitation projects, due diligence, rent growth, and building teams that increase occupancy and ROI for owners. His success comes from a strong work ethic, working closely with his teams, mentoring, and empowering them to think like owners. Dell is CAM certified through the NAA and working toward obtaining his CPM.

Luisa Luperdi MPA, CAM® Training and Development Specialist

Luisa joined Stonemark Management in 2013 and currently serves as the Training and Development Specialist for Stonemark. Luisa’s property management experience spans a period of 13 years as an onsite Multi-Family Property Management Professional. Her expertise in conventional and subsidized housing includes leasing, marketing, training, property operations, project management, and administration. Luisa’s success stems from adopting innovative leadership strategies for professional development that motivate associates to surpass goals and expectations. Her inclination for Transformational Leadership as a theory enables a customized Training and Development approach for every asset, region or portfolio. Luisa earned her Bachelor’s Degree in History and Spanish from Georgia State University and holds an Executive Master’s Degree in Public Administration from The Maxwell School at Syracuse University. She currently holds a CAM ( Certified Apartment Manager) designation, and is a CPM ( Certified Property Manager) candidate.