Richard Schechter

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Bainbridge Companies, LLC, Managing Principal

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Bainbridge Companies, Mr. Schechter has been in real estate development since 1976. A third generation multifamily and commercial property owner, manager and developer, Mr. Schechter’s family has been in the business since 1927. Mr. Schechter developed his first mixed-use office and retail project in 1976 and his first mid-rise apartment project in 1978. Since starting Bainbridge in 1993, Richard has been involved in the supervision, acquisition, development and management of $5 billion in multifamily rental housing, including over 29,000 multifamily units.

He formerly served as chief operating officer of R.M.S Partners, a developer, owner and manager of office buildings and apartment rental communities in Florida and Washington D.C., and as president of Bainbridge Financial Corporation, an investment, asset and property management advisory group based in Washington D.C.

In addition to his expertise in commercial and multifamily ownership, acquisition, management and development, Mr. Schechter has extensive experience structuring large scale real estate financing, including REIT programs.

Mr. Schechter holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Clarkson University and a Juris Doctorate from the Syracuse University College of Law.

Kevin Keane

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

A forty-year veteran of the real estate industry, Mr. Keane has been involved in over $4.5 billion of real estate transactions including development, construction, asset management, acquisitions/dispositions, and financing of institutional real estate. Kevin is responsible for development and execution of all Bainbridge Companies business strategies, client relationships, and oversees all property and asset management activities for Bainbridge’s owned and third party managed real estate portfolio.

Prior to joining Bainbridge, Mr. Keane was the Senior Market Leader, Executive Vice President of Lincoln Property Company’s Mid-West Region for 30 years. Lincoln Property Company is one of the largest apartment owners, developers and managers in the country, with more than 165,000 units in its management portfolio. In these roles, he oversaw all aspects of development, asset management, investor relations, governmental compliance and new business generation for the company.

Mr. Keane graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate and Finance. Kevin is an active member of The National Multi-Housing Council, The Urban Land Institute and The National Apartment Association. He has been active in The Make A Wish Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, and is on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Delray Beach, Florida.

Chris Phillips

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Phillips is Bainbridge’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  As a 30-year industry veteran, Chris leverages his commercial real estate financial experience to further help grow the company portfolio along the East Coast.

Most recently, Phillips served as Chief Financial Officer for Kayne Anderson Real Estate. While there, he was involved in more than $7 billion in real estate transactions. He previously had been Chief Financial Officer of The Milestone Group and Milestone Apartments REIT, Vice President and Controller at Starwood Capital and Controller at Trammell Crow Companies.

Mr. Phillips received his Bachelor of Science from the University of North Texas.  Chris is also a certified public accountant.

Mark Stewart

Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Stewart serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer.  Mark is responsible for transaction underwriting, capitalization and execution. He is also key member of Bainbridge’s Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Bainbridge, Mr. Stewart was the Regional Chief Financial Officer at Alliance Residential Company where he was involved in all aspects of the operational strategy and was responsible for the sourcing and securing of both equity and debt for new development.

Mr. Stewart received his Masters of Business Administration from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Bachelors of Arts from Randolph-Macon College.

Robert W. Gaherty

President, Bainbridge Construction, LLC, Principal

Mr. Gaherty is the President of Bainbridge Construction LLC, Bainbridge Mid-Atlantic Construction LLC, and Bainbridge Renovations Management LLC. At Bainbridge, Robert has been responsible for the construction of over 9,200 multifamily units with a total construction value in excess of $1 billion and the renovation of over 15,000 multifamily units.

Prior to The Bainbridge Companies, Mr. Gaherty was a partner and president of construction for Douglas Partners, LLC, a start-up organization with two former Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) partners. During Robert’s tenure with Douglas Partners, his responsibilities included the management and supervision of all Douglas Partners construction entities, which included the planning, development and construction of over 600 multifamily units in Central and West Florida. Prior to starting Douglas Partners, Mr. Gaherty was a Partner and President of Construction for Trammell Crow Residential in the state of Florida. During his tenure with TCR, which spanned over 19 years, Robert’s range of responsibilities included construction estimating through construction and project management for over 10,600 multi-family units with a total construction value in excess of $592 million. Additionally, Mr. Gaherty was responsible for the construction of 370,000 square feet of light commercial structures and 500+ extended-stay hotel rooms. Robert was a member of the Board of Directors which had operational responsibility for the overall TCR organization.

Mr. Gaherty graduated with honors from the University of Phoenix with a degree in business administration. Robert is a certified general contractor in the states of Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, and is an active member in the International Building Code, Florida Building Code, National Fire Protection Agency and the NMHC. Mr. Gaherty is also a certified green professional as designated by the NAHB.

Alex Barroso

President - Bainbridge Development

Mr. Barroso serves as President where he is responsible for overseeing Bainbridge’s ongoing development and construction activities in addition to sourcing development opportunities into new markets across the mid-Atlantic region.

Before coming aboard at Bainbridge, Alex was the Managing Director in South Florida for Mill Creek Residential Trust where he was responsible for the development, construction and disposition of over 1,700 units. He has over 18 years of experience in the industry developing affordable and market rate apartment communities.

Mr. Barroso received his Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University and his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Florida State University.  Alex maintains a license as a Florida certified general contractor.  

Brian Doppelt

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Mr. Doppelt leads the company’s New York City office where he assists in sourcing and supporting its capital market relationships. Brian also serves as the company’s in-house corporate counsel and is responsible for overseeing and managing its legal affairs and risk management activities.

Before joining Bainbridge, Brian was an associate for a New York City based white-collar and securities litigation law firm where he litigated numerous cases involving among other things complex financial transactions among major financial institutions and also represented real estate developers and operators. Before that, Brian served as a prosecutor and a law clerk to the Hon. Richard M. Berman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Brian received his Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and his Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.

Jake Wright

Senior Vice President, Investments and Finance

Mr. Wright is currently responsible for producing and overseeing all analyses and underwriting for ground-up developments, acquisitions and dispositions. He reports directly to the CEO and CIO of the company. Through his tenure with Bainbridge, Jake has been an integral part of the underwriting, capitalization and execution of over $3.5 billion worth of acquisitions and developments, representing nearly 20,000 multifamily units.

In his prior role, Mr. Wright was a senior underwriter for Provident Funding.

Jake graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Arts in economics at Gettysburg College. He was a presidential scholar and a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society).

Tony Lopez

Chief Information Officer

Mr. Lopez oversees Bainbridge’s IT infrastructure environment and formulates long-term strategic plans for acquiring and enabling efficient and cost-effective information processing and communication technologies. Tony also manages Bainbridge’s relationship with third party providers and is responsible for the day to day management of Bainbridge’s technical systems, IT support, purchasing, and on-boarding of new equipment for new property takeovers, as well Cloud IT systems applications. As a part of the Bainbridge Executive team, Tony oversees the Disaster Recovery Planning and Management for Bainbridge operations.

Tony is an accomplished Information Technology professional with over 19 years industry experience with companies such as IBM, Campus Management, Alliance Care, Vitas Health Care, The Related Group and most recently Schratter Foods. In each of these engagements Tony was responsible for all aspects of the information technology departments.

Mr. Lopez is a graduate of Florida International University with degrees in computer science and a Master’s Degree in finance. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Seth Kalinsky

Senior Vice President of Business Development, Bainbridge Management, LLC,

Mr. Kalinsky joined The Bainbridge Companies in 2007. In his role as Senior Vice President of Business Development, Seth is responsible for new business development and focusing on strategic partnerships.

In his previous role, Mr. Kalinsky was an AVP with Grady Management and prior to that was with Equity Residential for several years based out of the DC Metro area. Seth has extensive experience in portfolio management, ground up development, acquisitions, dispositions, property repositioning and renovations throughout the East Coast.

Mr. Kalinsky has a degree in residential property management from Virginia Tech University. He has achieved his CAM designation along with being an active member of PMA and NAA.

Dana Caudell

Senior Vice President

Ms. Caudell currently serves as Senior Vice President. Dana provides executive leadership for our property management teams and plays a role in the creation and integration of programs and forward trend initiatives that continue to build upon Bainbridge success.

Prior to joining Bainbridge, Dana served as Vice President and founding member of Park Partners Residential where she built the operational platform and directed the daily functions of the company. With more than 20 years’ experience in multifamily operational oversight involving acquisitions, development, marketing, training as well as institutional commercial and residential asset management; she brings a wealth of knowledge along with a successful track record of leading her teams and companies to success.

Dana has obtained the coveted Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Additionally, she holds a LCAM License in the State of Florida and the CAPS designation through National Apartment Association. Her dedication to the industry has been demonstrated by both her involvement and leadership roles with multiple Apartment Associations.

Heidi Jehlicka

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Employee Development

As Senior Vice President of Marketing and Employee Development, Ms. Jehlicka oversees the strategic planning and execution of marketing and branding at the corporate and community level in addition to the company’s training and team development initiatives. Her efforts strengthen Bainbridge’s reputation as a leading developer, owner and operator of luxury communities that deliver best-in-class, resort-style living experiences to residents.

In previous roles, Heidi served as Director of Marketing for Advenir Real Estate Management. She provided marketing direction for the entire company, overseeing all marketing and public relations efforts. Heidi’s expertise includes strategic brand development, standards implementation, market analysis and online marketing.  Heidi also served as the Revenue Manager and was responsible for implementation and execution of pricing strategy for Advenir nationwide.

Ms. Jehlicka holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from St. Mary’s University and has also completed coursework in professional selling skills and coaching.   Heidi has been honored with a National Excellence in Sales Award. In addition, she has been certified in management training, in business ethics and in marketing.

Sanford Fox

Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Sanford J. Fox, CPA, joined the Bainbridge Companies in 2012 as the Controller and Chief Accounting Officer and is responsible for overseeing the accounting and risk management functions.

In his previous role, Mr. Fox worked as the corporate controller of real estate for KB Holdings and then at Atlantic and Pacific Management where he was the controller and director of financial services. He was the corporate controller and asset manager for Selco and Kansas City Café Company, closely-held sister companies that owned and operated hotels and restaurants. Subsequently, he built a successful tax and accounting practice, provided acquisition, operation and disposition consulting services to hotel and restaurant companies followed by becoming a partner of a hotel management company that specialized in turn-around projects.

Alex Eyssen

Vice President of Student Housing

As Vice President of Student Housing, Mr. Eyssen oversees the development and acquisition of student housing properties. Alex is focused on expanding The Bainbridge Companies student housing portfolio.

Prior to joining Bainbridge, Alex served as Vice President of Development, Acquisitions, & Dispositions of Campus Crest Development, the real estate development company for Campus Crest Communities (NYSE: CCG), where he was directly involved in the ground-up development of purpose-built student housing assets. He managed all stages of project development, from market selection, site selection, due diligence, entitlement, and real estate closing.

Mr. Eyssen is a former trial attorney and member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas.

Julie Shannon

Vice President of Human Resources

Ms. Shannon provides leadership for the Bainbridge Companies human resources disciplines, including compensation and HR systems, labor and employee relations, benefits, human resources strategy, and compliance with all employee related state and federal regulations. A 19-year veteran of the company, Julie was appointed to the role of Officer as well as to her current leadership role in 2013. Previously, she was Bainbridge’s Human Resources Manager where she led labor and employee relations, state and federal regulations compliance, and payroll and benefits administration. Her tenure also included providing HR support for acquisitions, dispositions and budget preparation. Prior to becoming the Human Resources Manager in 2004, Julie performed a number of different roles such as pre-leasing for new construction, marketing outreach, various accounting functions and assisting the CEO and President of Development.

Julie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Potsdam and the University of Seville in Seville, Spain.

David Nimitz

Vice President, Investments and Finance

Mr. Nimitz is currently responsible for sourcing acquisitions and the production of all analyses and underwriting for ground-up developments, acquisitions and dispositions. He reports directly to the CIO and SVP of Investments. Through his tenure with Bainbridge, David has been an integral part of the underwriting, capitalization and execution of over $1.4 billion worth of acquisitions and developments, representing over 7,000 multifamily units.

Prior to joining Bainbridge in May 2015, Mr. Nimitz worked for AvalonBay supporting its investments platform.  He started his career at PwC in their structured finance and real estate group.

David graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with concentrations in Finance and Accounting.  David is a CPA and CFA Charterholder.

Julia Watson

Regional Vice President, South East

Julia joined Bainbridge in 2017 and serves as Regional Vice President for the company. Julia Watson will oversee a portfolio of multi-family properties in the South East as Bainbridge expands in to new markets.  Julia brings over 16 years of property management experience to Bainbridge. Her responsibilities include asset management, market research, due diligence, acquisitions/dispositions, oversight and implementation of financial and operations strategies as well as new business development in the SE region. She specializes in new construction, Class “A” lease-up projects, stabilized properties, renovation projects and value-add communities.

Before joining Bainbridge, Julia served as Area VP for RAM Partners and prior to that served as a Senior Regional Manager over new development in the South East for Alliance Residential.

Ms. Watson earned her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) from the National Apartment Association in 2005 and also holds two nationally recognized LIHTC certifications; HCCP (Housing Credit Certified Professional) and C6P (Certified Credit Compliance Professional).  Julia is currently pursuing her CPM designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management and her real estate license for the state of GA.   She attended the University of GA where she studied Business Management and was a member of the woman’s Track and Field Team.

Troy Fields

Regional Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region

Mr. Fields has been in the multi-family industry since 1993, and joined Bainbridge in 2017. He serves as Regional Vice President in the Mid-Atlantic region. Troy provides leadership for our Mid-Atlantic teams, and is instrumental with the financial and operation strategies, business development, and integration of initiatives, and oversight that contribute to Bainbridge success.

Over the course of his career, Troy has held Regional Manager positions with Archstone-Smith, and The Bozzuto Group, and Regional Vice President positions with Carmel Partners, The Laramar Group, and Monogram Residential Trust. He has 20+ years in multifamily operations management, effectively leading teams in many East Coast states, and markets.

Troy has a successful track record with completing numerous acquisitions, new developments, and lease-ups during his career, and extensive experience with repositioning assets, having completed over $90M in value-add renovations. Troy specializes in garden, mid-rise and high-rise operations with retail components in both urban, and suburban markets.

Troy currently has obtained his CAM designation through the National Apartment Association, his ARM® designation through IREM, and is currently a Candidate for the CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER® Designation through IREM. He is an active member of PMA, NAA and IREM. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University.

Lauran Batista

Vice President of Operations & Administration

Mrs. Batista oversees all software and administrative systems, product implementation and support for the company. Her property management background extends back to 1990 where she has held a variety of roles including Property Manager, Software & Operations Training Manager & Director of Operations. She has implemented multiple property management software products over her career including; AMSI, MRI, Yardi & Realpage’s suite of products including OneSite. Mrs. Batista’s role is to ensure that every property is seamlessly integrated with our management and accounting systems, and that all technology is designed for efficiency to help the teams achieve their financial and customer service goals.

Jennifer Henderson

Vice President of Team Development

Ms. Henderson serves as the Vice President of Team Development for Bainbridge.  Jennifer works closely with training, marketing and operations to build bench strength across all verticals of our company.  Ms. Henderson is a tenured veteran in the multifamily industry with a proven track record and passion for building teams.

Prior to joining Bainbridge, Jennifer has held leadership roles in both property management and training.  Most recently, she spent over half of her career as a part of the RedPeak team where she not only oversaw multiple communities but developed training programs and was a Partner in the company.