Joe Lubeck - CEO, American Landmark / CEO, Electra America
Joe is the CEO and Co-Manager of American Landmark. An expert in value-added and distressed real estate repositioning, and multifamily acquisitions, operations and dispositions, Joe has overseen four successful multifamily portfolio builds totaling 100,000 units, with a value in excess of $7 billion, over the last 15 years. He was the original founder of Landmark Apartment Trust, which sold its portfolio in 2015 for $1.9 billion.
Joe and his partners returned to the private sector in 2015 to begin a new portfolio build under the Electra America brand. As CEO of Electra America, Joe oversees all aspects of the company’s operations, from finance to property management. An honors graduate of Cornell University, Joe holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Delaware Law School. He is active in numerous civic and charitable organizations, including AIPAC, Hillel, and The Cornell University Tower Club.
Christine DeFilippis - Chief Investment Officer
Christine has been engaged in the real estate investment and finance industry for over 20 years. Since 2015, Christine has closed in excess of $1 billion dollars in real estate and $720 million in debt representing over 11,000 units. Christine has diversified real estate investment experience, having previously worked for developers on the ownership side and also debt origination and servicing on the banking side.
Prior to joining American Landmark, Christine was a loan originator at GMAC Commercial Mortgage/Capmark (now Berkadia). She received her Bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate and an MBA in financial planning from Florida Atlantic University. She stays very involved in women’s education through her boarding school in the Berkshires, where she sits on the Alumnae Council.
Debra Claytor - Chief Operating Officer, West Coast
Debra serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Central and West Coast, with responsibility for managing daily operations of personnel, purchasing, administration and other departments for 8,881 units in four major Texas markets and Tennessee. Her focus is maintaining efficient team structure and performance through analytics, processes and tools, and working with the leadership team to develop plans to meet future needs. Debra, whose career spans 20 years, has experience in both conventional and tax-credit property management.
Prior to joining American Landmark, she held positions with Landmark Apartment Trust, Alliance Residential Company and Walden. Debra holds the CAPS (Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor) designation from the National Apartment Association, and has served as a member of many committees and panels regarding education and industry trends. She has extensive experience and a distinctive management style that will support American Landmark in realizing its objectives.
Hollie Lawing - Executive Vice President of Revenue Management
Hollie Lawing is the Executive Vice President of Revenue Management. In this role, she is responsible for revenue management of the firm’s portfolio including acquisitions, renovations and dispositions. With over 17 years of commercial real estate knowledge in the multifamily sector, Hollie launched her career in leasing and rapidly moved through various community roles.
Prior to her role at American Landmark, she served as a manager for YieldStar Advisory Services, a division of leading real estate software provider RealPage. She also served as district manager for a national REIT. She received her CAPS designation in 2014 and currently teaches real estate at the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas and Apartment Association of Tarrant County.
Lisa Grosse - Executive Vice President of Community Design and Development
Lisa brings over two decades of experience in multifamily asset management to her role as Executive Vice President of Community Design and Development. In this role, she works closely with the company’s COOs, EVPs, regional managers, contractors and vendors to plan and execute property rebranding and brand management, building design and construction projects, resident-focused events such as grand re-openings, and other initiatives with a brand and company culture focus.
Lisa had previously served as American Landmark’s Executive Vice President for the Eastern Region. She has experience with all asset types including high-rise, mid-rise, garden and mixed use developments. Lisa is an active member of the Atlanta Apartment Association and holds an ARM® designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management and a CPM® designation.
Dana Hammond - Director of Training
As Director of Training, Dana brings over 20 years of property management expertise to her role, including 15 years experience in the training and education fields.
Prior to joining American Landmark, Dana served as the Operations Trainer for Florida at Greystar Capital Partners. She is active on numerous local, state and national committees, and holds multiple designations with the Florida Apartment Association, National Apartment Association and National Apartment Association Education Institute. She is the past President of the Tampa Bay Area Apartment Association, and currently serves on its Board of Directors. She holds a degree from Georgia Southern University.
Sara Vogel - Director of Systems
Sara Vogel is the Director of Systems for American Landmark. In this role, she ensures the success and proper integration of all systems used, as well as leading due diligence and takeovers of new acquisitions. With over a decade of experience in multifamily housing, Vogel launched her career in property management in the Minneapolis area.
Prior to her role at American Landmark, she worked as an OneSite & Systems Support Specialist for Robbins Property Associates. Vogel received her bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and her MBA from University of South Florida St. Petersburg.