Leadership

Our diverse portfolio of performing assets and our senior management team with an average of 28 years industry experience provide an uncommon level of multifamily expertise. That focus on multifamily housing has allowed our management team to develop outstanding skills, insights, and relationships over multiple real estate cycles.

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    Dan Byrnes

    Chief Executive Officer

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    Jason McKinley

    Chief Operating Officer

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    John Marasco

    Chief Development Officer

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    Julie Driscoll

    Chief Accounting Officer

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    Steve TeSelle

    Managing Director
    Affordable Housing Group

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    Mark Bates

    Managing Director
    Conventional Investments

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    Ed McGovern

    Managing Director
    Capital Markets

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    Dorian Shapiro

    Managing Director
    Portfolio Management

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    Tali Reiner

    Managing Director
    Property Management

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    Mary Marin

    Vice President, Property Management

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    Phil Cresswell

    Vice President, Operations

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    Laurel Zacher

    Vice President
    Marketing & Customer Engagement

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    Brian Fulbright

    Sr Director
    Affordable Housing

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    Jeff Garrison

    Sr Director
    Affordable Housing

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    Alex Gauper

    Sr Director
    Conventional Investments

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    David Wartena

    Sr Director
    Construction Services

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    Sarah Mitchell

    Sr Director
    Human Resources

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    Amy Baker

    Sr Director
    Accounting

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Dan Byrnes

Chief Executive Officer

Dan Byrnes is the Chief Executive Officer of Security Properties. He leads the Investment Committee and is a member of its Board of Managers. Mr. Byrnes has broad responsibility for strategic planning, growth, and the financial health of the organization. In addition, he is involved in all aspects of SP’s business units, including acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, development, private equity funds and property operations. Mr. Byrnes has completed over 150 transactions totaling $6 billion since joining Security Properties in 2012. He previously served as SP’s Chief Investment Officer, and, prior to that, its Managing Director of Conventional Investments. 

Prior to joining Security Properties, he served as a Director of Investment Sales in HFF’s New York City office, where he completed over $4 billion of real estate transactions, spanning all major US markets and asset types.

Mr. Byrnes serves on the ULI Multifamily Blue Product Council and is a member of the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center of Real Estate and Urban Economics at University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. Byrnes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics-Operations Research from Columbia University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.

 
Dan Byrnes

Chief Executive Officer

Dan Byrnes is the Chief Executive Officer of Security Properties. He leads the Investment Committee and is a member of its Board of Managers. Mr. Byrnes has broad responsibility for strategic planning, growth, and the financial health of the organization. In addition, he is involved in all aspects of SP’s business units, including acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, development, private equity funds and property operations. Mr. Byrnes has completed over 150 transactions totaling $6 billion since joining Security Properties in 2012. He previously served as SP’s Chief Investment Officer, and, prior to that, its Managing Director of Conventional Investments. 

Prior to joining Security Properties, he served as a Director of Investment Sales in HFF’s New York City office, where he completed over $4 billion of real estate transactions, spanning all major US markets and asset types.

Mr. Byrnes serves on the ULI Multifamily Blue Product Council and is a member of the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center of Real Estate and Urban Economics at University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. Byrnes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics-Operations Research from Columbia University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.

 
Jason McKinley

Chief Operating Officer

Jason McKinley is the Chief Operating Officer of Security Properties. He is a member of the Investment Committee and the Board of Managers. As COO, Mr. McKinley is broadly responsible for the day-to-day operations of both Security Properties and its portfolio, including oversight of property management, asset management, accounting, tax, and human resources.

In his former role of Managing Director of Asset Management, Mr. McKinley was responsible for executing the business plan developed for each property in the Security Properties portfolio, including renovations, joint venture partner relations, implementation of new technologies and systems, property management relationships, retail leasing, and market and data analysis. He also had oversight responsibility for IT, private capital, and corporate cash forecasting and reporting.

Mr. McKinley has held a variety of positions at Security Properties since joining in 2007. He started in the Affordable Housing Group and later worked as Manager of Corporate Initiatives and Senior Director of Corporate Finance. He has worked in Asset Management since 2014, during which time he oversaw nearly 50 properties with a total of more than 10,000 units, both conventional and affordable. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in Real Estate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Real Estate from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

 
John Marasco

Chief Development Officer

John Marasco is Security Properties’ Chief Development Officer and is responsible for all aspects of SP’s multifamily and commercial real estate development. He is a member of the Investment Committee and the Board of Managers. Mr. Marasco joined Security Properties in 1992 as a Development Project Manager. Having started his career in real estate with the largest land developer in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Marasco’s particular expertise in land acquisition and development proved instrumental in establishing SP as one of Seattle’s leading development teams.

Under Mr. Marasco’s leadership, SP has expanded its development portfolio through responsible and sustainable buildings that reflect and reinforce the unique attributes of their neighborhood. From 2012 through 2019, SP has built and successfully delivered a pipeline of over 2,000 units at a capitalized cost of $1 billion. Mr. Marasco has expanded development capabilities to include office and light industrial. Moreover, his team has established a niche development strategy for urban mixed-use development with grocery-anchored retail with successful entitlement and development in cities such as Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Chicago. Mr. Marasco’s additional strengths include analysis, financial structuring, construction management, rehabilitation, asset turnaround, marketing, and sales.

Prior to joining Security Properties in 1992, he served as Acquisition Manager for a Seattle-area multifamily real estate syndication and development company. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon and completed graduate courses at the University of Washington's Department of Civil Engineering. He maintains a Washington real estate broker's license and has received a University of Washington Certificate in Commercial Real Estate

 
Julie Driscoll

Chief Accounting Officer

Julie Driscoll is the Chief Accounting Officer at Security Properties where she oversees financial reporting and day to day accounting functions for a portfolio of assets over $5 Billion. Prior to joining Security Properties in 2006, Ms. Driscoll was part of the real estate finance team at Vulcan Real Estate. There she worked with joint venture reporting, project budgeting, commercial property management and a diversified south lake union real estate portfolio from pre-development through development stages. Ms. Driscoll began her career in public accounting with RSM McGladrey where she performed audits and prepared tax returns for a range of clients from the banking industry to Northwest fishing boats. She is a graduate of the University Of Washington Foster School Of Business with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

 
Steve TeSelle

Managing Director, Affordable Housing Group

Steve TeSelle is a Managing Director on the Affordable Housing Team at Security Properties and a member of the Investment Committee and the Board of Managers. He focuses on the acquisition and development of affordable apartments nationwide utilizing a variety of joint venture equity and 4% and 9% low income housing tax credits. He is responsible for leading the acquisition process including overseeing initial underwriting and feasibility, contract negotiation, due diligence, financing and partnership structuring and closing.

Since joining Security Properties in 2007, Mr. Teselle has been involved in a wide variety of projects including GP interest acquisitions, LP interest acquisitions, note purchases, mixed use communities, acquisitions with institutional joint venture partners and 4% tax credit and tax exempt bond rehabilitations.

 
Mark Bates

Managing Director, Conventional Investments

Mark Bates is the Managing Director of Conventional Investments at Security Properties, joining in 2023 with extensive experience in institutional multifamily investments and transactions across the West Coast. Before joining SP, Mr. Bates served as Senior Vice President of Investments with Bell Partners where he led Western US transactions. Prior to Bell Partners, he held numerous positions with Holland Partner Group, most recently Executive Managing Director of Investment Management. At Holland, he was Chair of the company’s Investment Committee and was instrumental in developing equity partner relationships.

Mr. Bates graduated with honors from the University of California Santa Barbara, obtaining a BA in Business Economics and Law & Society. Mr. Bates is a CFA charterholder.

 

 
Ed McGovern

Managing Director, Capital Markets

Ed McGovern joined Security Properties in 2009 and is the Managing Director of Capital Markets. He is a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. McGovern is responsible for raising private equity and debt from high net worth investors, institutions, and family offices to be invested alongside our partners and our own capital. To date, he has raised over $300 million of private capital to aid in the financing of more than 120 Security Properties assets worth over $3 billion. In addition, Mr. McGovern is involved in managing the firm’s branding and public relations strategy and is responsible for interactions with the media.

Mr. McGovern has over 20 years of finance and real estate experience involving high rise commercial development and real estate private equity. His career has involved both investment and disposition roles in office, hotel, retail, and multifamily real estate for both ground-up development and acquisition/rehab projects.

Prior to joining Security Properties in 2009, Mr. McGovern held real estate development and investment roles with Schnitzer Northwest and Bentall Kennedy, as well as positions in investment banking. He has been responsible for the development and leasing of over two million square feet of commercial real estate in the Pacific Northwest and the development of hotels throughout the U.S. He holds a Bachelor of Science in History from the U.S. Naval Academy, an MBA from Columbia University and a Certificate in Construction Management from the University of Washington. He currently serves as a Board Member and was a former Adjunct Professor for the University of Washington Department of Real Estate MSRE program. He has also been involved with the Puget Sound Regional and National Corporate Board of Directors for NAIOP.

 
Dorian Shapiro

Managing Director, Portfolio Management

Dorian Shapiro is the Managing Director of Portfolio Management at Security Properties and a member of the Investment Committee. In his capacity as Managing Director, Mr Shapiro will be responsible for the company's Asset Management, Construction Management, and day-to-day operations of the fund business.

In his former role of Sr. Director of Asset Management, Mr. Shapiro was responsible for day-to-day operations of SP’s fund management business, including assisting in the structuring, marketing, and raising of new discretionary funds. Security Properties has raised and deployed six funds, which have invested in more than 20,000 units with a cost basis over $4.5 billion. Mr. Shapiro has over 12 years of institutional experience working as both a sponsor and an equity partner. 

Mr. Shapiro began his career at Alliant Capital underwriting potential acquisitions while serving as portfolio analyst on Tax Credit syndication funds. Prior to joining Security Properties in 2017, he served as Vice President, Asset Management at American Realty Advisors, where he oversaw a portfolio of over 2,000 units.  

Mr. Shapiro holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Boston University as well as a Masters of Construction Management from the University of Southern California.

 
 
Tali Reiner

Managing Director, Property Management

Tali Reiner is a Managing Director of Security Properties and President of Security Properties Residential’s 28,000-unit nationwide portfolio. She is a member of the Investment Committee and the Board of Managers. As President of SPR, Ms. Reiner is responsible for all facets of property management nationwide, focusing on operations, risk management, and value creation. 

In her previous role as Executive Vice President with SPR, Ms. Reiner contributed to the strategic vision of SPR. She was responsible for the successful day-to-day property management operations, including oversight of key personnel decisions, company culture, revenue performance, and strategic growth within target markets. Over her career, Ms. Reiner has supervised a diverse portfolio spanning 17 states, including lease-ups, value-add, LIHTC/HUD, senior, mixed-use and conventional housing from garden style, to mid and high-rise. With this experience, Ms. Reiner has been instrumental in helping SPR and our partners through successful lease ups, stabilization, acquisitions and dispositions.

Ms. Reiner has been active in the multifamily housing industry since 2005 and has maintained a Washington real estate broker license since 2007. She is the President of the Washington Multifamily Housing Association and a board member of Housing Connector. Previously she was a member of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission Advisory Board. Through her board involvement, she has advocated in Washington, DC for thoughtful housing policy and support of vital housing programs. Ms. Reiner is a graduate of Randolph College where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.

 
Laurel Zacher

Vice President, Marketing & Customer Engagement

Laurel Zacher is Vice President of Marketing & Customer Engagement at Security Properties Residential (SPR). As a multifamily marketing strategist with over 25 years of real estate and media experience, she casts the strategic vision for the organization's brand and reputation, spearheading investment and property management marketing programs.
 
With a deep understanding of customer needs, behaviors, and outcomes, she strategically directs customer engagement across various touchpoints to drive positive business results. Over the course of her career, Ms. Zacher has demonstrated exemplary leadership, guiding the strategic marketing direction for over 60,000 units across North America and Canada, spanning conventional, affordable, mixed-use developments, and commercial real estate. 

Her expertise in both local and national markets, acquired while Head of Marketing for NMHC Top 50 and regional owners before joining SPR, cements her position as an authority in marketing within the multifamily commercial real estate industry. 

Ms. Zacher holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from California State University, Long Beach. She sits on the Zillow Rentals Advisory Board, the NMHC Marketing and Resident Experience Committee, and the AIM Advisory Board. She frequently speaks at national conferences, including NMHC OpTech, NAA Apartmentalize, Zillow Connect, and the Apartment Innovation and Marketing Conference (AIM).

 
Phil Cresswell

Vice President, Operations

Phil Cresswell is the Vice President of Operations with Security Properties Residential (SPR). Mr. Cresswell plays a key role in overseeing and managing all business systems supporting property management operations. He provides strategic leadership to optimize portfolio performance.

Mr. Cresswell brings over 23 years of multi-family experience and ARM® and CAPS® designations to SPR. As Regional Director with SPR, Mr. Cresswell oversaw our largest portfolio, representing over 16,000 units and 76 communities.  

Mr. Cresswell has been actively involved with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) for over 17 years. Having held multiple committee positions on both a local and national level, Phil is also a recognized speaker, often presenting at industry events, including TRENDS, the largest rental housing management conference and trade show in the northwest. 

Mr. Cresswell is a graduate of the University of Birmingham with a Psychology degree.

 
Mary Marin

Vice President, Property Management

Mary Marin is the Vice President of Property Management at Security Properties Residential. Bringing over 25 years of property management leadership experience, she is responsible for on-site conventional operations and guiding regional leadership performance.
 
In her previous role as a Regional Director, Ms. Marin managed the development and implementation of standard operating procedures, leading a clear and shared vision of property business plans, financial performance, resident relations, employee engagement, risk management, and smooth navigation of acquisitions and dispositions across a diverse portfolio of conventional, affordable, senior, mixed-use development, and lease-up properties.
 
Ms. Marin holds an Arizona Real Estate license and has achieved IREM and NAA certifications.

 
Brian Fulbright

Sr Director, Affordable Housing

Brian Fulbright is a Senior Director in the Affordable Housing Team at Security Properties. He is responsible for the acquisition and disposition of affordable housing communities nationwide. His transactions include a variety of LIHTC preservation strategies, portfolios, partnership interests, work-force housing, and mixed-income properties. Capitalization structures include partnering with institutional and private joint-venture capital, non-profit organizations, and the utilization of various public financing programs including 4% & 9% low-income housing tax credits, tax exempt bonds, and various HUD programs. He is directly involved in strategic decision making of the Affordable Housing Team.

Since joining Security Properties in 2011, Mr. Fulbright has contributed to the success of the company in a variety of positions. Originally in Asset Management where he oversaw a mix of the affordable housing portfolio, and value-add rehabs before joining acquisitions in 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography with a Minor in Urban Design & Planning from the University of Washington, and Masters’ of Science degrees in Finance, and Real Estate & Construction Management from the University of Denver.

 
Jeff Garrison

Sr Director, Affordable Housing

Jeff Garrison is a Senior Director in the Affordable Housing Group at Security Properties. He is responsible for the acquisition, disposition, and capitalization of affordable housing communities across the United States, partnering with institutional capital, private joint-venture equity, and non-profit organizations. His transactions leverage public financing and government subsidy structures, including 4% and 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bonds, and various HUD programs. He is directly involved in strategic decision making as well as day-to-day management of the affordable housing team.

Since joining Security Properties in 2013, Mr. Garrison’s work includes LIHTC preservation transactions, institutional joint-ventures, portfolio acquisitions, and the purchase of mixed-use and workforce housing. He holds an MBA from the Albers School of Business at Seattle University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Willamette University.

 
Alex Gauper

Sr Director, Conventional Investments

Alex Gauper is a Senior Director in the Conventional Acquisitions Group. He focuses on the sourcing and capitalization of market rate apartments in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and Nevada. Since joining SP in 2015, Mr. Gauper has been involved in the acquisition of 103 properties, encompassing over 26,000 units and a market value of $6.6B. The Conventional Acquisitions Group consistently ranks as one of the largest buyers of multifamily real estate in the Pacific Northwest.

Prior to joining Security Properties, Mr. Gauper worked as a Senior Associate in Seattle-based Moss Adams’ Assurance Department where he was primarily focused on serving middle-market privately held companies in the Construction and Real Estate industries. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Washington State University, Certificate in Commercial Real Estate from University of Washington and remains a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Washington.

 
David Wartena

Sr Director, Construction Services

David Wartena is the Senior Director of Construction Services for Security Properties. Mr. Wartena developed and leads a construction management team in executing renovations for SP investment properties. After joining SP in 2001, and managing renovations since 2013, Mr. Wartena has completed 25,000+ unit renovations and over 500 million in capital projects. His responsibilities include overseeing of all capital expenditure projects to increase value of properties.

His career began in the new home industry where he participated in the construction management of over 4,500 residential homes in the Puget Sound area, including commercial office space in Redmond and luxury custom homes. Mr. Wartena holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management from Brigham Young University.

 
Sarah Mitchell

Sr Director, Human Resources

Sarah Mitchell is the Senior Director of Human Resources for Security Properties. She joined SP in 2018 bringing over 13 years of experience in human resources and is responsible for full-cycle human resources encompassing policies/practices, staffing, compensation, talent acquisition, benefits, performance management, employee relations, employee recognition, and health and safety, and positively impacts company growth by connecting talent capabilities with business goals. Ms. Mitchell’s team supports over 750 team members in 12 states.

Ms. Mitchell holds a Master’s in Science degree in Psychology and is accredited by both the Human Resources Certification Institute as a Professional in Human Resources and the Society for Human Resource Management as a Senior Certified Professional. Recently, Ms. Mitchell achieved certification in Inclusive Workplace Culture and in Workplace Investigations. She also leads a DE&I Task Force that seeks new ways to engage and develop diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization.

 
Amy Baker

Sr Director, Accounting

Amy Baker is the Senior Director of Accounting at Security Properties. She began her career as an intern at Security Properties in 2006 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. Ms. Baker played a key role in a five-year company initiative to liquidate the Legacy Portfolio which included over 80 assets as well as the Urban Funds. Ms. Baker currently oversees day-to-day financial operations, quarterly reporting, and the annual audit. She applies accounting methods to complex partnership structures, provides oversight of partnership distribution calculations, and assists with a wide range of corporate projects.