Senior Executive Team
RealtyCom Partners, LLC is comprised of leaders from the telecommunications and multifamily industries. We leverage decades of experience, extensive understanding and established relationships within these two unique disciplines to represent apartment Owners in their telecommunications contract negotiations.
Since 2006, our business model has been structured to deliver a full-service, long-term telecommunications asset management resource for apartment Owners saving money, valuable time and generating the greatest ancillary revenue possible. As Clients’ portfolios change over time through the expiration of agreements, acquisitions, sale and new construction of properties, we continue to provide ongoing guidance, management and negotiation services to best leverage the telecommunications contract rights and services for each community.
By maintaining strong, long-standing relationships with local, regional and nationwide telecommunication service providers, RealtyCom stays abreast of the ever-changing landscape of telecom services and offerings, which directly impact the value of a portfolio’s contracts. This national presence ensures we can be the most effective when negotiating contracts across a portfolio and deliver the best possible terms and services for our Clients and their communities
President & CEO
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As President of RealtyCom Partners, Ms. Manfredi spearheads business development as well as maintains responsibility for marketing and Client management activities. In addition, she advocates the importance of telecommunications asset management through active participation in multifamily industry organizations including the National Multi-Housing Council, Urban Land Institute and National Apartment Association.
Ms. Manfredi’s extensive experience in the real estate industry includes tenure as a Partner in Trammell Crow Residential’s (TCR) telecommunications division, NuMarket Communications. TCR, one of the nation’s largest multifamily development and management companies, was one of the first real estate owners to capitalize on relationship with telecom service providers. Ms. Manfredi was responsible in overseeing the development of Private Cable television systems across the country specifically designed to serve multifamily communities and to provide exceptional financial returns for property Owners.
As a savvy entrepreneur and recognizing the need for a cable operator for the multifamily industry, Ms. Manfredi and two former TCR Partners launched Castle Cable Services, Inc. (Castle), in 1993. The company was developed to obtain exclusive, long-term agreements to provide cable television and Internet access services to up-scale apartment communities, owned and operated by large Real Estate Investment Trusts.
While at Castle, Ms. Manfredi served as President and negotiated right of entry and partnership agreements with many of the nation’s largest apartment owners including Archstone Communities, AvalonBay, Shea Properties, Essex Property Trust, Equity Residential, United Dominion Realty Trust, Sares-Regis and Forest City Residential.
During 11 years of operations, Castle secured and built and operated private cable television systems across the Unites States. In 2004, the Castle Partners sold the company to a group of cable television system operators including some of largest companies in the country, Comcast and Time Warner, for approximately $40 million.
Ms. Manfredi was a founding member and officer of the Independent Multifamily Telecommunications Council where she has appeared before the FCC on issues affecting the telecommunications industry. She is a graduate of Sonoma State University, School of Business with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Economics.
Senior Vice President
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Steve Lefkovits represents RealtyCom Partners in conjunction with his role as principal of Joshua Tree Consulting, a strategy and management consulting practice specializing in developing unique strategies to demonstrably increase profitability and competitiveness for large multifamily investors and their principals. His clients include some of the largest multifamily REITs, private apartment owners and top-tier vendors who serve the industry such as American Express, TransUnion and Move.com.
An industry veteran, Mr. Lefkovits is responsible for new business development and sales.
Prior to his work with RealtyCom Partners and ownership of Joshua Tree Consulting, Mr. Lefkovits has served as a Senior Vice President for Technology Initiatives for BRE Properties and as a Vice President for Finance and Technology of the National Multi Housing Council. While at NMHC, he pioneered the NMHC Technology Forum, a new issues area devoted to the efficient, profitable adoption of technology in the multifamily industry. He is also the Executive Producer of the Apartment Internet Marketing Conference and co-producer of the Apartment Revenue Management Conference.
Steve has a master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, and has an undergraduate economics degree from Yale University. Steve has served as Vice Chair of the Mid Peninsula Housing Coalition, the leading low income housing developer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also serves as a board member of Bay Area Scores, a youth non-profit. Steve is also a professional landscape and nature photographer whose work may be seen at www.pacific-landscapes.com
Chief Financial Officer
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Michael Manfredi is responsible for the integrity of financial information and operational processes for RealtyCom Partners. Mr. Manfredi brings to RealtyCom his numerous years in the multi-family real estate and telecommunications industries and his substantial experience and sound financial guidance in complex negotiations. In addition to directing the financial operational strategies and administration for the firm, Mr. Manfredi manages relationships with Service Providers across the country. As an integral part of RealtyCom, Mr. Manfredi plays a key role in the firms strategic planning and direction.
Mr. Manfredi was brought into RealtyCom from his former position as a Partner & CFO for Castle Cable Services, a Private Cable Television Service Provider. At Castle, Mr. Manfredi oversaw the operations, development and deployment of over 40 private cable television systems serving more than 20,000 apartment units in 8 states. The systems were built in partnership with some of the nation’s largest multi-family real estate firms including Essex Property Trust, Avalon Bay, Shea Apartment Homes, Archstone Communities, Sares Regis Group and Prometheus. Mr. Manfredi successfully operated systems generating cash on cash returns for the system partners in excess of 25%. In addition to negotiating major transactions with national service providers in the sale of system assets, Mr. Manfredi led negotiations with Comcast of the Castle entity which included 30,000 apartment homes nationwide.
Prior to joining Castle, Mr. Manfredi was Vice President and CFO of Trammell Crow Residential internal telecommunications division; NuMarket Communication Services where he was directly responsible for the operation and fiscal management of systems which provided cable television and/or telephone services to approximately 6,000 TCR owned apartment units throughout the United States.
Prior to joining NuMarket, Mr. Manfredi held various titles and responsibilities at Homestead Land Development Corporation including Chief Financial Officer and Northern California Operations Manager. While with Homestead, Mr. Manfredi oversaw the construction of cable television systems that served over 2,000 Homestead Land Development owned apartment units.
Mr. Manfredi is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with emphasis in accounting and finance.
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As Vice President, Phil negotiates with telecommunications providers on behalf of RealtyCom Clients to provide the most attractive level of services and compensation available to a particular property or portfolio. Additionally, he manages RealtyCom’s due diligence team and the process of evaluating existing contracts for RFP purposes and to support our Clients during new property acquisitions. Before joining in 2013, Phil founded a consulting company that provided site acquisition solutions for top tier domestic cable and phone companies. Previous to his consulting business, Phil was a General Manager with WinStar Communications, a fixed wireless CLEC, and held key business development positions with OpTel, Inc. a private cable company servicing multi-family communities across the country. Phil began his professional career as a business and real estate attorney based in Los Angeles. He holds a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Loyola Law School and Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA.
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As Vice President, Rush negotiates with telecommunications providers on behalf of RealtyCom clients to provide the most attractive level of services and compensation available. Prior to joining RealtyCom Partners, Rush held senior leadership positions with Time Warner Cable and Comcast where he led successful multifamily sales teams in Texas, California and North Carolina. Most recently, Rush ran all sales channels for Logic/WestStar, a triple play FTTH provider in the Cayman Islands. Prior to his career in telecommunications, Rush managed a construction lending portfolio with Wells Fargo Bank. Rush holds a bachelors in Finance from Texas A&M University.
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Catherine Ratté joined RealtyCom Partners as a Controller in 2010. Her primary focus is to manage the Accounting Department. In addition, she manages Client upfront payments from Service Providers, ongoing-revenue share payments and assists with any assignment or assumptions of service provider contracts and on-going revenue share payments. By managing the process and maintaining Client’s compensation via a Sales Force database she is able to review actual vs budget amounts of Client’s payments, which in turn increases revenue for our Client’s. Catherine has over 15 plus years of accounting experience in various industries.
Vice President of Client Services
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Cristy Boucher joined RealtyCom Partners in 2013. Her primary focus is to further develop the Client Services Division by strengthening relationships with our Clients, and ensuring the highest degree of service. By understanding their objectives, Cristy is able to support Clients in making the best choices for their assets – that will also produce the greatest opportunity for increased revenue. Cristy is responsible for on-going Client communication, project oversight, proposal presentation, data management, and Agency Agreement administration. She is a licensed California Real Estate Broker, and prior to joining RealtyCom was on the board of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), California State Chapter. Cristy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Dominican University of California.
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Anne Gieseke has been part of RealtyCom Partners since 2013. As a Project Manager, Anne oversees the contract process from due diligence to contract execution, while providing expert level property assistance. Anne’s responsibilities include preparation and analysis of financial proposals, as well as interaction with Property Owners and Managers to ensure all parties are benefiting from each telecom opportunity. Anne joined RealtyCom with over 20 years of combined experience in the Cable and Property Management fields, with a focus in Project and Account Management. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Chico State University in California.
Director of Operations
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Bob Reiss recently joined RealtyCom Partners as Director of Operations. Bob manages RealtyCom’s Due Diligence team which works to gather, analyze and report telecom agreement status on behalf of RealtyCom clients. Prior to joining RealtyCom Partners, Bob has held various leadership positions in the industry for over 20 years with Charter Spectrum, Time Warner and Comcast where he led successful multifamily sales teams and negotiated telecommunication agreements nationally.
Senior Project Manager, New Construction
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Deborah King joined RealtyCom Partners as a Project Manager in 2014. Her primary focus is to assist in new development and construction projects across the country. She manages the development progress from agreement execution of the telecom contract, through activation of services and final occupancy for each project. Prior to joining RealtyCom Deborah was a Legal Assistant for an Applicant Workers’ Compensation Law Firm. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Sonoma State University, and a Master’s degree in Law and Legal Studies from Empire College School of Law.
Debra is our Contract Administrator and previously worked with RealtyCom Partners in capacity of Project Manager for 6 years. She enjoys software and analytics, problem solving, forging great relationships and team building. Debra is a graduate of the University of Texas, business administration. She holds a California Real Estate License and worked in Title and Escrow for 12 years, prior to RealtyCom. Debra lived in California for over 30 years and is a mother of twin daughters and 3 grandchildren. Now located in the Great Pacific Northwest, she enjoys hiking the Oregon great outdoors, fly fishing and drinking any kind of craft IPA.
Senior Field Engineer
Dennis Unrein is our Senior Field Engineer for RealtyCom Partners for Southern California and Nevada. Dennis brings his years of experience in the telecommunications industry where he worked most recently with Video Voice Data Communications, a company he cofounded in 2001. In his most recent role, he served as construction manager helping to build the underground and MDU construction departments for VVD Communications from scratch. Dennis’s career in telecom includes work with Continental Cable, Media One, Adelphia, Cox, Verizon Fios and DirecTV. He has extensive experience in field engineering, CADD design and drafting, and construction experience in underground and MDU new builds and rebuilds. As part of the new development and construction team, he will be focused on project oversight and implementation, working with real estate Owners/Developers, General Contractors and telecom Service Providers to maintain and oversee telecom system deployment in new construction projects in Southern California and Nevada.
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George Moore joined RealtyCom Partners as a Contract Manager in 2008. His primary focus is to complete due diligence for clients. His duties include; collecting and analyzing service provider agreements to identify new opportunities for clients and to insure that clients are in compliance with existing contractual obligations. George is responsible for updating our Sales Force database with critical information concerning service and marketing agreements. Prior to joining RealtyCom, George worked for Comcast Communications in San Francisco where he was responsible for multi-family contract administration for the West Coast. George brings a wealth of knowledge to RealtyCom Partners, with over 30 years of experience in the Telecommunications Industry.
Senior Field Engineer
Jeff is an experienced technology executive with more than 40 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Jeff has held Director level positions with AT&T Local Network Services, where he managed National Broadband Wireless Operations as well as with McCaw Cellular Communications (AT&T Wireless) where he managed National Operations. Jeff’s proven ability to build strong, experienced and responsive technical support and customer service organizations as well as his vast experience in the wired and wireless market make him an extremely valuable asset to RealtyCom Partners and its customers.
Senior Field Engineer
John Futch is a Senior Field Engineer serving the Northern California and Bay Area new construction projects. John brings his years of experience in the construction, real estate and telecommunications industries where he has worked for a variety of companies, including Avocat, CoStar Group, Winstar and NEC Technologies.
Director of Planning & Engineering
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Joseph Rodriguez is the Director of Planning & Engineering for RealtyCom Partners. Joseph brings his years of experience in the telecommunications industry where he was most recently with CableCom LLC, who designs and installs telecommunications systems for use by Comcast. Joseph’s role will be to prioritize and resolve design/construction problems as they relate to deployment and activation of broadband services in multi-family properties. As part of the new development and construction team, he will be focused on project oversight and implementation, working with real estate Owners/Developers and telecom Service Providers to maintain and oversee telecom system deployment in new construction projects across the country.
Project Manager, New Construction
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Kathryn O’Leary recently joined RealtyCom Partners as a New Construction Project Manager. Her primary focus is to assist in new development and construction projects across the country. She manages the development process from agreement execution through activation of services and final occupancy for each project. Cathy joined RealtyCom with over 15 years of Account and Project Management experience in the Marketing, Advertising, Finance and Property Management fields. She is a licensed California Real Estate Agent and holds her Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University.
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Kelly joined RealtyCom Partners as an Account Manager in 2016. She works closely with our VP of Client Services to support our Clients in all aspects of the project cycle, and to be a resource for all on-going telecom asset management. She ensures our Salesforce database is accurate across our portfolio of Clients, as well as provides Agency Agreement administration. Kelly brings over 15 years of diversified experience in Research & Development, Accounting and Client Management.
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Megan Jackson joined RealtyCom Partners in 2014 as an Accounts Receivable Associate. Her main focus is to process revenue share payments to ensure Clients receive their payments in a timely manner. She works closely with the service providers, reviews monthly/quarterly reports and increases revenue by finding errors in calculations along with assisting with the collection of missing payments. Megan joined RealtyCom Partners with over 15 years of experience in the accounting field in various industries.
Revenue Share Specialist
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Nicole Pirollet joined RealtyCom Partners in 2016 as a Revenue Share Specialist. Her main focus is to process revenue share payments to ensure Clients receive their payments in a timely manner. She works closely with the service providers, reviews monthly/quarterly reports and increases revenue by finding errors in calculations along with assisting with the collection of missing payments. Nicole joined RealtyCom Partners with over 5 years of experience in the accounting field in various industries.
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Russell Richardson recently joined the RealtyCom Partners team as Project Manager.
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Stephanie Holland recently joined the RealtyCom team as Project Manager. Stephanie brings over 10 years of marketing and management experience. Previously, she managed the business operations and academic affairs for Sport Management graduate programs at both Georgetown University and the University of San Francisco. In addition, she supported faculty and students in addressing all concerns that arose. Stephanie holds a Master’s in Sport Management from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Emory University.