Property Management

our difference
speaks volumes

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What matters most
a people-first philosophy

Hawthorne’s “Live It” mission is often described as leaving others better than you found them – going above and beyond in even the smallest of gestures and interactions. Kindness can have the greatest impact on others. And when our teams feel cared for and respected, they work to ensure our residents feel the same. That’s the foundation of our company and the driving force that propels Hawthorne and our partners to new heights.

NO DETAIL TOO SMALL
a focused approach

Our business is personal. It requires a hands-on approach at every level of leadership. Hawthorne’s executive team maintains consistent awareness by deep-diving into the financial and operational details of each asset. Our regional leadership team brings extensive experience with sharp critical thinking skills to every market, community, and interaction. Business intelligence plays a significant role in our decision-making, but more importantly, it is our ability to analyze and act on such data that drives our results to the next level.

Property Management

People are our passion. Always will be.

Serving residents in over 37,000 apartments across the Southeast and Texas gives Hawthorne the opportunity to do what we do best – provide experiences that are second to none. This people-first focus combined with our vast market knowledge and operations experience creates our unique operating platform that gives Hawthorne a distinct advantage. An advantage that is realized through the returns achieved for our partners and clients.

Map of service area from Texas to North Carolina to Florida
37K+
units managed across 150+ properties
8
states represented
$5B+
asset value managed
Put us to work for you.

Property Management Specialties

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Development and lease-ups

Hawthorne has first-hand development and lease-up experience owning and managing over 5,000 brand new units. With our own development experience and the lease-ups we have managed for leading developers across the country, we have successfully leased over 10,000 units. How? We recruit the top talent in each market, and we instill excitement and build your brand equity through aggressive marketing plans. Carefully crafted and meticulously executed from the earliest stage onward.

Asset repositioning

Hawthorne creates asset-specific business plans capable of realizing each property’s full cash flow potential. Our process is collaborative and thorough. Plans are all-encompassing and most importantly – achievable. Our top-notch teams combine innovative leadership with strong management oversight across the many disciplines of property management – from property improvements to operations management to leasing, marketing, training, and human resources support. We partner with you to achieve your goals.

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Renovation and value-add

Hawthorne’s dedicated property improvements team works to significantly increase the value of our clients’ assets. A history of successful renovations ranging from modest to $10M+ has earned our team the knowledge and experience to make a dramatic impact – efficiently and creatively. Our strong buying power affords our clients the cost savings necessary to maximize returns. Hawthorne’s dedicated property improvements team of 20+ years experience works to significantly improve our clients’ returns.

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We have carefully built a solid foundation based on servant leadership-supporting our “Live It” culture.
Ed Harrington
Founding Principal
We have carefully built a solid foundation based on servant leadership-supporting our “Live It” culture.

Guiding the way

service leadership

Impassioned leadership permeates every facet of Hawthorne Residential Partners, guiding dedicated teams toward success and uniquely rewarding experiences.

corporate leadership

Brian Smith - Director of Client Relations

Brian Smith

Director of Client Relations

Brian Smith joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2015 and serves as the Director of Client Relations. In this role he is responsible for collaborating with Hawthorne’s leadership team and third-party clients to cultivate relationships and ensure smooth transitions of incoming properties for our clients. Furthermore, he aids Hawthorne teams to execute the vision outlined for those acquired properties once under management. Brian brings over 20 years of experience to the company and specializes in revenue growth, rehabilitation of distressed assets, leasing, marketing, budgeting, operations, training and mentoring, and staff development.

Brian earned his BS in Sociology and Anthropology from North Carolina State University.

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Director of Client Relations

Brian Dloniak

Vice President of Construction

Brian Dloniak joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2018 and serves as Hawthorne’s Vice President of Construction.  In his role, he is responsible for all aspects of Hawthorne Construction’s development projects in the Southeast. He partners with Hawthorne’s architectural and engineering firms to ensure that our properties are being designed according to our vision. He capitalizes on his background supplying building materials to ensure that Hawthorne Construction has the right trade partners to help us build desirable properties on time and on budget. Brian brings over 20 years of experience and has been directly involved in the building of 3,100 units representing investments exceeding $400 million.

Brian earned a BA in Marketing from Mercyhurst University.

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Meredith Graves

Director of Investment Management

Meredith Graves joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2016 and serves as Director of Investment Management. In this role, she is responsible for both acquisition, disposition, and financing activities bridged with investor relations and reporting, capital raising and portfolio management. Meredith is a 15+ year multifamily industry veteran and has been involved in $5+ billion dollars of multifamily transactions. Prior to joining Hawthorne, Meredith was an Investment Associate at Bell Partners. During her tenure at Bell Partners, Meredith was involved in multifamily underwriting, due diligences, and dispositions. She began her career with Gables Residential in Texas, and subsequently as a Contract Administrator for Novare Group condominium developers.

Meredith earned a BA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she graduated magna cum laude.

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Director of Investment Management

Gary Triplett

Director of Corporate Services

Gary Triplett joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2021 and serves as the Director of Corporate Services.  In his role, he is responsible for the firm’s risk management program and national vendor account relationships. Gary brings over 25 years of experience in multifamily property management.  Earlier in his career, he held multiple leadership positions from on-site, to regional and director roles.  Gary brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise that provides benefits at both the property and corporate level.

Gary earned a BA in Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, he is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and holds a Real Estate Broker license for North Carolina. Gary is active in IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) having served three terms as President of the Greater Raleigh-Durham Chapter, been recognized as CPM of the Year on two occasions and awarded the Jack Andrews Loyalty Award for contributions to the multifamily industry.

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Ed McVeigh, Property Improvements

Ed McVeigh

Director of Property Improvements

Ed McVeigh joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2015 and serves as the Director of Property Improvements. In this role, he is responsible for managing, mentoring, and coaching the property improvements team throughout the entire construction process. Within his 40 years of experience in the construction industry, Ed has successfully completed hundreds of projects throughout the southeast that include new commercial building, commercial renovation, site development, residential remodeling, multifamily, restoration, and casualty loss. During his career with Hawthorne, Ed has been responsible for capital improvement projects valued at over $100 million dollars and instituted processes that have enhanced the overall management of construction projects.

Ed earned his BS in Architecture/Construction Management from Southern Polytechnic State University, now known as Kennesaw State University. He also holds an OSHA safety certification.

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Sheldon de Silva, Director of Resident Services

Sheldon de Silva

Director of Resident Services

Sheldon de Silva joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2009 and serves as the Director of Resident Services. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the resident services department including maintenance performance, development opportunities, training initiatives, and National MRO vendor pricing and relationships. Within Hawthorne, he previously served as the Resident Services Supervisor and Regional Resident Services Director before being promoted to his current role in 2016. With over 20 years of resident services experience, Sheldon’s people-first attitude, industry knowledge and emphasis on the “Live It” culture are invaluable to the Hawthorne team.

Sheldon attended the Northeast Institute of Industrial Technologies in Boston, MA completing a certification in commercial, industrial and residential HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and refrigeration.

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Megan Harris, Senior Director of Design

Megan Harris

Senior Director of Design

Megan Harris joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2011 and serves as the Senior Director of Design. In this role she is responsible for overseeing and advising on all new development apartment unit interior finish selections, exterior building plan reviews and designs, amenity packages and overall project design development. Prior to her role as Senior Director of Design, Megan has served as the Creative Specialist, Design Project Manager, and Director of Branding and Design. Megan’s high-quality attention to detail and creativity have helped to design brand and product quality standards.

Megan earned her BS in Interior Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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Senior Director of Design

Ashley Laster

Director of Branding and Creative Initiatives

Ashley Laster joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2010 and serves as the Director of Branding and Creative Initiatives. In this role, she is responsible for creating, designing, and implementing creative branding and marketing strategies to elevate Hawthorne’s company and property brands as well as enhance the customer’s experience at every touchpoint. Previously in her time with Hawthorne, Ashley held a variety of on-site management and marketing positions. During this time, she has helped to shape Hawthorne’s marketing and branding initiatives by implementing innovative leasing tools, critically assessing optimization opportunities, and developing marketing strategies across the portfolio. Her well-rounded history of over 13 years in this industry allows her to better serve Hawthorne’s teams with a unique understanding of each level.

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Director of Branding and Creative Initiatives

Tamara Hayes

Asset Manager

Tamara Hayes joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2019 and serves as an Asset Manager. In her role, she is responsible for supporting multifamily leadership in maximizing financial and operational performance for Hawthorne Residential Partners. Tamara has over 26 years of experience in Property Management, including roles as Operations Analyst, Revenue Advisor, and Regional Manager. She has managed a variety of teams and assets in several markets throughout the Southeast and MidAtlantic.

Tamara studied Comparative Literature and Theology at Hamilton College and earned Real Estate Licenses in New York and North Carolina. In addition, she has served as Government Affairs Co-Chair, Board Member, Vice President, and President of the Triangle Apartment Association, as well as Board Member for the AANC.

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Lindsey Knox

Senior Trainer and Support Manager

Lindsey Knox originally joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2010 and serves as Hawthorne’s Senior Trainer and Support Manager. In this role, she is responsible for inspiring teams to excel at the art of leasing apartments, coaching employees to grow their skills, and designing and delivering training courses. Lindsey brings over 12 years of apartment sales and customer service expertise. Earlier in her career, Lindsey served as the Director of Training and Community Manager at another multifamily management company. She brings a wealth of knowledge and delivers her effective messaging with high-energy and heart, driving results all across the portfolio.

Lindsey studied Education, Theater, and Social Work at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Zina Swisher

Senior Talent Acquisitions Specialist

Zina Swisher joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2015 and serves as the Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist. In her role, she is responsible for creating and implementing recruiting initiatives and strategies that support and optimize the ongoing operational performance for the apartment communities. In addition, she assists with the company’s employee engagement strategy including recruiting, onboarding, and retention efforts. Earlier in her career, Zina held a variety of on-site positions, as well a regional leasing position supporting priority properties throughout the entire portfolio.

Zina earned her BS in Sports and Recreation Management from NC State University where she graduated as an All-American Student Athlete.

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multifamily leadership

Alan Dye, Area Vice President

Alan Dye

Area Vice President

Alan Dye joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2015 and serves as an Area Vice President. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing multiple Regional Vice Presidents in North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida with units totaling over 19,000. Alan has experience at several levels within the multifamily industry including Regional Manager and Regional Vice President. He has had continued success throughout his twenty years within the multifamily industry and continues to achieve new heights for Hawthorne. His background includes a variety of portfolio sizes and class types including conventional, urban midrise, acquisitions, dispositions, new development and asset repositioning.

Alan earned his BS in Communication Media from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Meg Pisczek, Area Vice President

Meg Pisczek

Area Vice President

Meg Pisczek joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2015 and serves as an Area Vice President. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing multiple Regional Vice Presidents in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, and Louisiana totaling over 17,000 units. Meg began her career in property management as a Leasing Consultant and was quickly promoted through the ranks reaching the Senior Vice President of Property Management level. Her background includes senior level oversight of both affordable and market rate assets, including lease-ups and new construction, high rise, mid-rise, and garden-style apartment homes.

Meg earned her BA in Management/Sociology from Marietta College. She is a two-time past President of the Triangle Apartment Association, and has served as President of the Apartment Association of North Carolina. She also holds the Institute of Real Estate Management CPM Designation.

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Amy Timocko, Senior Regional Vice President

Amy Timocko

Senior Regional Vice President

Amy Timocko joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2010 and serves as a Senior Regional Vice President. In her role, she is responsible to oversee daily operations and work closely with her team of Regional Vice Presidents and Regional Managers to maximize financial performance in her portfolio of over 9,000 units throughout North Carolina. Additionally, Amy’s seasoned leadership has positioned her in a place to provide mentorship and guidance to other Regional Vice Presidents across Hawthorne’s portfolio. Her expertise includes new construction, lease ups, acquisitions, renovations, repositions and financially and physically stressed assets.

Amy earned her BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She holds her NAAEI Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor credentials and has served on various committees for Triangle Apartment Association and the board of directors for the Apartment Association of North Carolina.

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Amy McNeeley, Regional Vice President

Amy McNeeley

Regional Vice President

Amy McNeeley joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2018 and serves as a Regional Vice President. In her role, she is responsible to oversee daily operations and work closely with her team of Regional Managers to maximize financial performance in her portfolio. Amy provides oversight to a portfolio of over 8,000 units across Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. With over 20 years of experience in the property management industry, her expertise spans a variety of asset types including conventional, mid-rise, value-add with repositioning, new development and lease-up, as well as acquisitions and dispositions.

Amy earned her BS in Business/Marketing from Western Carolina University and holds her Certified Apartment Manager designation.

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Britta Eaton, Regional Vice President

Britta Eaton

Regional Vice President

Britta Eaton joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2015 and serves as a Regional Vice President. In her role, she is responsible to oversee daily operations and work closely with her team of Regional Managers to maximize financial performance in her portfolio. Britta provides oversight to a portfolio of over 6,000 units across North Carolina. Her expertise includes conventional, urban mid-rise, acquisitions, dispositions, value-add, third-party management, business development, financially and physically stressed assets, and new development.

Britta earned her BS in Communications from North Carolina State University and is a licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker.

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Jessica Barefoot, Regional Vice President

Jessica Barefoot

Regional Vice President

Jessica Barefoot joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2012 and serves as a Regional Vice President. In her role, she is responsible to oversee daily operations and work closely with her team of Regional Managers and Area Managers to maximize financial performance in her portfolio of over 6,000 units spanning North and South Carolina. With over 20 years of experience in property management, her background includes new construction and lease ups, mid-rise, and value add assets, as well as having oversight of numerous property dispositions and acquisitions. She places a strong focus on recruiting, mentoring and team building and is a true “Live It” ambassador for the company.

Jessica holds a North Carolina Brokers License, South Carolina Property Manager License and is actively involved with the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association.

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Brett Bailey, Regional Vice President

Brett Bailey

Regional Vice President

Brett Bailey joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2014 and serves as a Regional Vice President. In his role, he is responsible to oversee daily operations and work closely with his team of Regional Managers to maximize financial performance in his portfolio. Brett provides oversight to a portfolio of over 4,600 apartment homes throughout North Carolina and has executed over $15 million dollars in renovations since joining Hawthorne. He brings over 18 years of property management experience and has extensive knowledge in operations for a variety of asset types including new development, value-add, acquisitions and dispositions.

Brett earned his BS in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also an ardent supporter of and participant with the St. Baldrick’s Children’s Cancer Research Foundation.

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Doreen Leonard

Regional Vice President

Doreen Leonard joined Hawthorne Residential Partners in 2021 and serves as Regional Vice President.  In her role, she is responsible to oversee daily operations and work closely with her team of Regional Managers to maximize the financial performance in her portfolio.  Doreen provides oversight to a portfolio of over 6,500 units across Florida, Texas, and Louisiana.  She brings over 30 years of specialized expertise in lease-up communities, turnaround strategies, value-add/repositioning, financially and physically distressed assets, capital revitalization projects, variance analysis, and forecasting.  Before joining Hawthorne Residential Partners, Doreen served as Vice President of Operations for a large multifamily operator, as well as senior management roles with several NMHC Top 50 companies.

Doreen studied Business Management at Marian Court College in Swampscott, Massachusetts.   She has served as the HCCA Board of Directors and holds her Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) designation from NAA.

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