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Senior Management

Development

Construction

Property Management

Leadership

MURRY BOWDEN

Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Murry Bowden, founder of Hanover Company, has been involved in all aspects of apartment acquisitions, development, construction, management and finance since the company’s formation. He is responsible for strategic planning, risk management, operational oversight and investment decisions. Murry graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor's Degree and holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas Law School. He devotes time to various charities and educational institutions.

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JOHN NASH

President

As President of Hanover Company, John Nash oversees the company's day-to-day acquisitions, development and construction activities. Since joining the company in 1996, John has been instrumental in securing Hanover’s position as an industry leader by overseeing its evolution to an innovator of landmark, urban rental properties across the country. Prior to joining Hanover, John was a Partner with the firm Mayer, Brown and Platt. Throughout his legal career, John focused on all aspects of real estate acquisitions, sales, workouts, lending, leasing and development across all asset types, preparing him for his role as Hanover’s President. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and earned his Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he was an Editor for the Southwestern Law Journal. John serves on the executive boards of several community organizations.

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BRANDT BOWDEN

Chief Investment Officer;
President of Hanover RS

As Chief Investment Officer and President of Hanover RS, Brandt Bowden oversees all debt and equity financing efforts for Hanover Company. He is also involved in all aspects of acquisition, development, construction, management and finance. Prior to joining Hanover, Brandt worked for Bank of America’s Securities Real Estate Investment Banking division, where he developed corporate strategies and performed financial advisory services. Brandt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and a member of the Multifamily Gold Council.

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JOHN GARIBALDI

Managing Partner – Development

John Garibaldi has over 20 years of experience acquiring and developing apartments across the country. He is responsible for all Hanover Company’s acquisition and development activities, and maintains involvement in all aspects of apartment acquisition, development, construction, management and finance. Previously, John was a Development Partner for The Finger Companies. He has also worked for Gross Investments in Houston and Trammell Crow in San Francisco, where he was responsible for acquisition and development. John received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was President of his graduating class. He also holds an Engineering Degree from the University of Notre Dame.

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HOWARD DYER-SMITH

Managing Partner – Construction

Overseeing all areas of Hanover Company’s construction and design activities, Howard Dyer-Smith's construction experience encompasses major developments throughout the USA and internationally. Howard is experienced in low-density, mid-rise and high-rise residential developments, as well as a wide range of mixed-use and commercial projects. Previously, he held executive positions at both JA Jones Construction Co. and the Harbert Companies. Howard graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and an Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, and has been a registered Professional Engineer for most of his career.

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JEB BOWDEN

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Jeb Bowden is responsible for the strategic oversight of Hanover Company’s Property Management, Asset Management, Human Resources, Information Technology and Accounting departments. Prior to his current role, Jeb led the disposition effort of over $2.0 billion in total assets. Jeb also played a major role in the creation of Hanover's international initiative, Clairmont Global, a joint venture between Hanover and Metropolitan Life Company. Jeb graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Vanderbilt University.

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JIM FENWICK

Vice President - Property Management

As Vice President of Property Management, Jim Fenwick is responsible for managing all property operations within the Hanover portfolio. Previously, Jim served as President for Miller-Valentine Group, a privately held, vertically integrated real estate firm, where he led a team managing more than 13,000 units in 15 states. He also served as the Northeast Executive Vice President of Equity Residential Properties, a company known as an urban and high-rise expert with oversight of more than $6 billion dollars in real estate. Jim managed their Northeast portfolio of 154 properties, which totaled more than 50,000 units in 14 states. Jim joined Hanover in 2014 and has been instrumental in establishing a service orientation, and delivering a world-class, customer-centric experience.

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TIM ELLWOOD

General Counsel

Tim Ellwood oversees Hanover's Legal & Risk Management departments, handling all corporate and joint venture organizational efforts. As General Counsel, Tim brings more than 20 years of private practice experience to Hanover Company. Previously, Tim was a partner at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and earned his Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center.

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ROXANNE COX

Vice President - Human Resources

As the Vice President of Human Resources, Roxanne Cox leads Hanover Company’s HR organization. Roxanne oversees initiatives targeted at attracting, developing and retaining Hanover employees. Prior to joining Hanover, Roxanne was the Vice President of Human Capital for several global real estate operating companies, including Verde Realty and Security Capital Group. In these positions, she provided strategic oversight of the HR function, led the development of organizational leaders, and implemented innovative compensation and benefits solutions which significantly improved employee retention. Roxanne earned her BA, MBA and PhD in Business with a specialization in HRM from New Mexico State University. She is certified as a Senior Professional, Human Resources (SPHR) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

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BEN WHITMAN

Vice President - Capital Markets

As Vice President of Capital Markets, Ben Whitman is primarily responsible for overseeing Hanover Company’s sourcing of construction and permanent debt financing, as well as managing relationships with capital partners. Prior to joining Hanover in 2006, Ben worked for UBS where he performed an array of financial advisory and banking services for institutions and high net-worth clients. He also worked for Frank N. Magid Associates, a leading strategic consulting and research firm specializing in entertainment and news. Ben graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and earned his MBA from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

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JUDI HOPPER

Chief Accounting Officer

Judi Hopper joined Hanover Company in 1998 and now manages the Accounting, Tax and Financial Reporting and functions. Prior to joining the company, she was an Audit Manager with Arthur Andersen, L.L.P. in Houston. Her client base consisted of a diverse group of public and private companies in the real estate, waste disposal, distribution and manufacturing industries. While at Arthur Anderson, Judi served on Hanover's audit engagement for four years before joining the company. A Certified Public Accountant, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master’s Degree in Accounting.

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JOHN GARIBALDI

Managing Partner – Development

John Garibaldi has over 20 years of experience acquiring and developing apartments across the country. He is responsible for all Hanover Company’s acquisition and development activities, and maintains involvement in all aspects of apartment acquisition, development, construction, management and finance. Previously, John was a Development Partner for The Finger Companies. He has also worked for Gross Investments in Houston and Trammell Crow in San Francisco, where he was responsible for acquisition and development. John received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was President of his graduating class. He also holds an Engineering Degree from the University of Notre Dame.

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DAVID HALL

Development Partner – Greater Boston Area

Working primarily in the Greater Boston area, David Hall has completed a dynamic portfolio of urban and suburban multifamily projects for Hanover over the past 9 years. He brings 25 years of experience directing complex development projects across multiple property types nationwide, including the redevelopment of a US Navy base outside Boston for LNR Property Corporation, a national portfolio of office buildings for KBS Realty Advisors and various mixed-use projects for Trammell Crow Company. David holds an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a BA from Dartmouth College.

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ERIC KENNEY

Development Partner – San Diego & Phoenix

Working within the metro areas of San Diego and Phoenix, Eric Kenney has over 30 years of industry experience. His career has included development responsibility for 42 investment-grade properties including over 7500 apartment units and over 1 million square feet of retail/office space. Prior to joining Hanover Company, he was Vice President of Development for Altman Development Corporation and Senior Vice President and Operating Partner for Oxford Development Corporation. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Arizona State University College of Business with a double major in Real Estate and Finance.

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SCOTT YOUDALL

Development Partner – San Francisco Bay Area

Scott Youdall is responsible for overseeing Hanover Company’s development activity in Northern California, working mainly in the San Francisco Bay Area. Before joining Hanover, Scott served as Vice President of Acquisitions for SummerHill Apartment Communities, where he was responsible for growing the firm's multi-family development portfolio. Scott has extensive experience in the Bay Area, where he has spent over 12 years procuring and entitling new development sites for both apartment and single family home communities. He is a graduate of Cornell University and holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.

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ADAM HARBIN

Development Partner – Atlanta, Washington D.C., Baltimore & Philadelphia

Adam Harbin leads Hanover’s development efforts throughout the greater areas of Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Adam joined Hanover from the New York office of the law firm of Latham & Watkins, where he worked primarily in bank and project finance. He also practiced general corporate law at the Nashville law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims. Adam earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served on the Texas Law Review and graduated as a Chancellor. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Alabama, where he double majored in Classics and Communication Studies. Since joining Hanover in 2005, Adam has developed over 6,000 residential units and approximately 150,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, representing approximately $1.9 billion in total capitalization.

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RYAN HAMILTON

Development Partner – Los Angeles, Denver & Dallas

Working primarily in the greater areas of Los Angeles, Denver and Dallas, Ryan Hamilton is responsible for Hanover Company’s presence and continued growth on the West Coast. Previously, Ryan worked for Henry S. Miller Commercial, the largest independent real estate brokerage firm in Texas. In this position, he represented clients in Income Property Sales, Project Leasing, Development Consulting, Property Acquisition and Excess Property Disposition. Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from The University of Texas at Dallas. He is also licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission.

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DAVID OTT

Development Partner – Austin, Houston, San Antonio & Chicago

David Ott leads Hanover’s development efforts in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Chicago. At Hanover, David has been responsible for the acquisition, planning and development of over $1 billion in residential and mixed-use projects, comprising more than 4,400 apartment units and 4.5 million square feet of residential, retail and office. Prior to Hanover, he practiced architecture at Gensler’s Houston office and at Helmut Jahn’s Chicago office. His design experience includes residential, hotel, office, and retail. David holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin, a M. Arch from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a MBA from Tulane University. David serves on the board of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership and The Children’s Fund in addition to supporting several other non-profits.

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BO BUCHANAN

Development Partner – Carolinas & Florida

Bo Buchanan has over 22 years of experience in the real estate industry. He started his career with Hanover Company in 1993 as the Corporate Controller, and has since held several positions, including Development Partner and Vice President of Property Management. Currently, Bo works on the acquisition and development of properties in the Carolinas and Florida. His track record includes overseeing the development of over 3,700 units in Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. Bo graduated from Texas A&M University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business.

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STEPHEN LUNA

Development Partner - Architecture

With a background that includes 18 years of experience in the design and development of commercial and residential projects, Stephen Luna is responsible for managing Hanover Company’s design and construction oversight activities. Currently, he focuses on projects in Texas, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Washington D.C. He was previously Hanover’s Director of Design and oversaw the architectural design of all urban projects. In this role, Stephen worked to develop standards of quality in design and construction throughout Hanover’s entire portfolio. Stephen earned a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from The University of Texas at Austin.

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RICK STINSON

Development Partner - Architecture

With a background that includes over 30 years of architectural experience in the design and development of commercial and residential projects, Rick Stinson has served as a Development Partner for Hanover Company since 2004. Over the course of his career, he has been directly involved in the development, design, and construction contract administration of thirty-seven luxury high-rise and low-rise, high density residential projects, comprising more than 10,000 apartment units and ten million square feet. Rick earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The University of Texas at Arlington.

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KAYVAN ZAREA

Development Partner - Architecture

Kayvan Zarea has a background that includes nearly 20 years of experience in the design and development of commercial and residential projects, and currently serves as a Development Partner at Hanover Company. During his eight year tenure at Hanover, Kayvan has led the development, design and construction process for projects across Hanover’s entire portfolio, comprising over 6,500 units and totaling over six million square feet. Kayvan is a licensed architect in five states, and earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Houston - Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, graduating cum laude. He is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M.

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CHASE LEBLANC

Director of Landscape Architecture

As Hanover Company’s Director of Landscape Architecture, Chase LeBlanc is responsible for managing the landscape planning, design, documentation, and construction administration functions for the entire portfolio. Chase joined Hanover in 1997 and is a licensed Landscape Architect. His career has included landscape design responsibility for over 100 investment grade properties, totaling more than 30,000 units. He earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Degree from Texas A&M University.

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HOWARD DYER-SMITH

Managing Partner – Construction

Overseeing all areas of Hanover Company’s construction and design activities, Howard Dyer-Smith's construction experience encompasses major developments throughout the USA and internationally. Howard is experienced in low-density, mid-rise and high-rise residential developments, as well as a wide range of mixed-use and commercial projects. Previously, he held executive positions at both JA Jones Construction Co. and the Harbert Companies. Howard graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and an Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, and has been a registered Professional Engineer for most of his career.

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MARK WOOD

Vice President – Construction

Mark Wood oversees design, construction planning and execution for Hanover Company projects in several major markets including, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Houston and Rockville. Prior to joining the company in 2004, Mark was the Director of Senior Housing Projects for Manhattan Construction Company, where he had been employed since 1995. Mark also has extensive onsite construction experience as he worked for two major general contractors, including Fletcher Dinwiddie Construction Company where he was the Senior Project Manager on the Getty Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Mark is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Building and Residential Design.

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TIM BOLTON

Vice President – Construction

With over 30 years of experience within the development and construction industry, Tim Bolton manages construction for Hanover within the Western Region. Tim oversees predevelopment, design and construction activities for projects throughout California, Arizona and Colorado. Prior to joining Hanover, Tim was the Senior Vice President / Partner with Lowe Enterprises and oversaw all of their resort development activities throughout the United States. Tim graduated from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management and has also completed the Executive Real Estate Management Program at Harvard Business School.

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TOM DENNEY

Vice President – Construction

Tom Denney manages the construction function of Hanover Company’s Northeast Regional Office located in Boston, Massachusetts. Tom is responsible for overseeing design, construction planning and execution for projects throughout the entire Northeast region. Prior to joining Hanover in 2007, Tom worked for over 20 years in the construction industry, most recently working as the Project Executive managing the Commercial Construction Group for Lee Kennedy, Co. His previous work spans museums, multi-family, commercial, institutional and public projects. Tom earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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ALLEN CORTEZ

Vice President - Safety & Administration

Allen Cortez manages the Construction Division's safety and quality assurance programs, and project control systems. His responsibilities include project management, planning, scheduling, mobile technology solutions, and administrative support staff throughout Hanover Company’s entire portfolio. Allen also manages Hanover’s IT systems including, outsourced IT services, and hardware and software selection and implementation. Before joining Hanover Company, Allen was Vice President of Operations for Tribble & Stephens Co., a private commercial general contractor providing nationwide construction services. Allen graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management.

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THOMAS KNUTSON

Vice President – Estimating

Thomas Knutson is responsible for the management and success of the estimating function. He oversees all feasibility budgets, tracks project budgets during the design and pre-construction phases, and ensures that Hanover Company’s construction standards are properly documented for all projects throughout the United States. Prior to joining Hanover in 2007, Thomas worked as a Project Manager for Manhattan Construction and as a Superintendent for Camden Property Trust. His onsite construction work experience includes high-density and garden apartments, high-rise office buildings, and large-scale institutional facilities. Thomas graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science.

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JIM FENWICK

Vice President - Property Management

As Vice President of Property Management, Jim Fenwick is responsible for managing all property operations within the Hanover portfolio. Previously, Jim served as President for Miller-Valentine Group, a privately held, vertically integrated real estate firm, where he led a team managing more than 13,000 units in 15 states. He also served as the Northeast Executive Vice President of Equity Residential Properties, a company known as an urban and high-rise expert with oversight of more than $6 billion dollars in real estate. Jim managed their Northeast portfolio of 154 properties, which totaled more than 50,000 units in 14 states. Jim joined Hanover in 2014 and has been instrumental in establishing a service orientation, and delivering a world-class, customer-centric experience.

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EARL SMALLEY

Director of Property Operations

As Director of Property Operations, Earl Smalley is responsible for oversight of all ancillary services, Property Management systems, ad valorem tax, and financial reporting. He joined Hanover Company in 1994, and has since worked in all areas of Property Management, including Accounting, Operations and Asset Management. His expertise includes executing value added strategies and establishing processes that will have the maximum impact on Hanover’s bottom line.

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BENNIE MOTIS

Quality Assurance Manager

With over 20 years of experience in the multi-family industry, Bennie Motis started his career with Hanover Company in 1993. As a Quality Assurance Associate, he oversaw a portfolio of 20 communities, managed construction turnover, maintenance training and warranty control programs. In 2010, he joined United Dominion Realty as the Director of Quality Assurance. In that position he was responsible for managing inspections of fire and life safety, elevators and major mechanical systems across a 200-community portfolio in 15 states. Bennie rejoined Hanover in 2014, and currently leads the Quality Assurance Department. He oversees the construction turnover process, warranty programs and ensures the operating assets are being maintained, as well as working with various departments including, Development, Risk Management and Asset Management.

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KERI BILLINGS

Regional Manager

Keri Billings brings more than 20 years of Property Management experience to Hanover Company. As Regional Manager for the West Coast, Keri is responsible for managing properties throughout California, as well as Central Texas. A proven leader with passion, Keri’s experience includes pre-development, new construction lease ups, and high-rise/mixed-use projects, resulting in a wide range of knowledge in all aspects of Property Management. Prior to joining Hanover in 2012, Keri worked for Gables Residential as a Senior Property Manager overseeing large-scale mixed-use residential and retail operations.

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RYAN FONTAINE

Regional Manager

As Regional Manager for the Mid-Atlantic area, Ryan Fontaine is responsible for managing property operations in Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Ryan began his property management career with Hanover in 2008 overseeing marketing and leasing for over 1200 apartment units. Ryan rejoined Hanover in 2013 after working several years as the Director of Operations for Roseland, A-Mack-Cali Company. In that role, he was responsible for all property operations within their New Jersey portfolio. Ryan earned his Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.