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Steve Wunch

Steve Wunch is vice president of marketing and events for Leap, a free security deposit replacement and rent guarantee platform that boosts NOI and increases physical and economic occupancy. He is the founder of Wunch Keynotes & Consulting, and a professional facilitator in leadership, sales, and customer service. As a freelance consultant, he has worked […]

Russ Webb

Russ Webb is the executive director of the Bay Area Apartment Association, having recently moved south to the Tampa Bay Area after 21 years of managing the Atlanta & Georgia Apartment Associations. A tech junkie and speaker extraordinaire. For nearly two decades Webb has taken on the challenge of a constituency of more than 2,000 […]

Brent Steiner

Brent Steiner is the CEO and cofounder of Engrain, a software-as-a-service company offering a collection of map-based visualization products for enhancing the way people find, lease, and manage property. With more than 30 years of experience in property technology, Steiner has provided thought leadership and solutions in marketing and technology to some of the most […]

Joe Springsteen

Joe Springsteen is a real estate investor, entrepreneur, and CEO. He began his career serving multifamily residents and the management teams that support them nearly 20 years ago as a multifamily operator, in senior roles at some of the top management firms in the nation, including CushWake, Cortland and WRH. More recently he acquired BioAway, […]

Drew Sorrell

Drew Sorrell is a seasoned business lawyer with particular expertise in technology, cybersecurity and privacy issues. With an MBA in marketing and finance, he approaches clients’ legal issues with both a practical business bent and a self-described geeky love of technology. He enjoys working with CLOs, CIOs, CTOs, and technology owners at businesses of all […]

John Sons

John Sons is the director of training and marketing strategies for Burlington Capital Properties, overseeing training and marketing for a diverse portfolio. He is active in NAA, serving on the NAAEI faculty as well as the Program Administration/Curriculum Committee. He has served on various NAA committees including operations, mental health, diversity and inclusion, and education […]

Valerie M. Sargent

Valerie Sargent is a skilled speaker, trainer, consultant, and executive coach in emotional intelligence (otherwise known as emotional quotient or EQ). Sargent specializes in leasing, sales, marketing, customer service, and leadership. She obtained her Level 1 & 2 TalentSmart Emotional Intelligence Trainer certification in 2013, and as an emotional intelligence strategist she thrives in taking companies’ […]

Don Sanders

Don Sanders entered the multifamily housing industry more than two decades ago as an eager leasing consultant, quickly rising through the ranks to hold executive positions within some of the industry’s largest and most successful companies. Today he is vice president of marketing and training for Cornerstone Group of Florida, one of the industry’s most […]

Kara Rice

Kara Rice started her career as a leasing consultant 30 years ago, thinking, “I’ll do this until I find a real job.” She quickly discovered not only that leasing was a real job, but it was one she loved. Since then, she’s held many roles on both the operator and the supplier sides of the […]

Kate Peyton

Kate Peyton, director of real estate for Greystar, has more than 20 years of experience overseeing mixed use, niche luxury boutiques, high-rises, mid-rises, and garden-style communities in both urban and suburban settings. She is a certified renovator, has held real estate licenses in several states, and is currently based in Tampa. She spearheaded a property […]