Dasmen Residential LLC is a privately held real estate investment firm that owns and operates multi-family properties in major cities throughout the United States. We make opportunistic investments in growth markets and employ a range of strategies to create value and sustain long term asset appreciation. We seek to continue exceeding our goal of providing outstanding risk adjusted returns to our partners and providing the best possible living experience in our communities. We have assembled the culture, philosophy, and skills necessary for this task: our time horizon, our capital base, experience, and our intellectual resources all reinforce our mission of being the best partner possible for investors, lenders, and residents.
DASMEN utilizes a tireless hands on management approach to achieve outstanding success for its investors and exceptional service to its residents.
DASMEN relentlessly strives for perfection for each individual asset. We look to execute flawlessly on each acquisition, disposition and or refinance. DASMEN works efficiently with a drive towards operational perfection in implementation of the business strategy for each individual asset.
DASMEN's focus and determination are only matched by its integrity. From brokers to lenders, investors to vendors, and employees to residents, honesty and transparency is paramount to safeguarding the trust in the way DASMEN conducts its business.
Michael I. Katz Chief Executive Officer
Michael I. Katz is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DASMEN Residential LLC. An active real estate investor, owner and manager since 2009, Mr. Katz has been directly involved in the acquisition of over 5,000 multifamily units located in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and Carolinas.
Mr. Katz specializes in directly overseeing the implementation of the value add strategies through operational and capital improvements. He has been personally involved in all aspects of acquisitions, dispositions and refinancing. In addition, he has overseen large interior rehab projects and major exterior renovations. His investments have shown a strong history of success in improving both the quality of life for the residents of its communities as well as substantially increasing the value of the assets for his investors and equity partners.
At DASMEN, Mr. Katz looks to grow his new firm into one of the premier multifamily owner/operators in the US. He is looking to accomplish this by continuing to acquire true value add assets in prime locations and ensuring that the DNA of DASMEN is hands on management, a focus on the integration of technology within the day to day operations and a drive for excellence and perfection. Having closed over a half a billion dollars in Real Estate deals over the past several years, Mr. Katz is poised to lead his new firm with substantial multifamily experience and expertise.
In his personal life, Mr. Katz is very involved in many well known charitable organizations locally and abroad. He strives to give back to his communities and looks to create new opportunities for a variety of causes.
Joe Erblich Senior Vice President of Construction and Design
Joe Erblich is responsible for all of DASMEN’s construction and design. Mr. Erblich oversees every detail of the multiple Capital Improvement projects that DASMEN undertakes each year. He is directly involved with all contractors, sub-contractors, vendors, suppliers, architects and designers. Mr. Erblich has rapidly gained a stellar reputation throughout the Multi Family industry in delivering impressive results for both interior renovation programs as well as highly innovative and creative exterior projects. His ability to deliver these value add improvements to each asset far below market pricing has allowed DASMEN to set itself apart from other Real Estate Firms. Joe’s creativity and attention to detail has contributed to the success of DASMEN communities in allowing its Residents to enjoy living in unmatched quality.
Prior to joining DASMEN, Joe acted as Senior Manager at Capital Investment Group, where he oversaw all daily operations and the company’s Portfolio. Mr Erblich is active in his local community and devotes a significant amount of his personal time to volunteer work.
Allen Abraham Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Abraham is responsible for all of DASMEN’s Technology and IT as well all Web and App Development Projects. Consistent with DASMEN’s vision to leverage advancements in technology as a driving force of its asset management, Allen spearheads DASMEN’s constant innovation and technology efficiencies. Additionally, Mr. Abraham designs and manages websites for all DASMEN communities and its resident portals. Mr. Abraham is also working on developing DASMEN proprietary software for numerous web “Apps” that will further enhance all aspects of operations for both its Residents and Investors.
Previously, Allen worked at Shutterfly and Morgan and Morgan P.A. where he spent his time promoting simplicity, efficiency, and effectiveness of all products created, identifying customer requirements and translating them into realizable product features.
Scott Kimbler Regional Vice President
Scott currently serves as the Regional Vice President for Dasmen Residential and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of property operations for the Southern Region comprising of assets located in Alabama and Arizona. Scott has spent over twenty years in the multi-family industry gaining expertise in acquisitions, value add repositions and dispositions. Previously he was responsible for overseeing a diverse portfolio in the South East Region covering Georgia, Maryland, Baltimore, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington DC, Virginia, and Florida. Having started as a Leasing Associate in 1996 and advancing to the position of Regional Manager within 8 years, Scott has a unique and valued view of what the life of a "community" truly is. During his 21-year multi-family career, he has gained expertise in strategic sales, curriculum development, Fair Housing, Creating and Implementing Marketing Plans, Employee Turnover, Advertising Effectiveness and writing concise proforma budgets. Scott has served on the Board of Directors for both the Mobile Bay Area Apartment Association and the First Coast Apartment Association. Scott has also served as chairperson for numerous committees thought the South East Region. Scott currently holds his Certified Apartment Manager designation from the National Apartment Association, Certified Property Manager from the Institution of Real Estate Management and a Certified Leasing Professional designation.
Elana Strauss Director of HR
Elana Straus brings ten years of HR experience to Dasmen, ensuring that our employees are kept well informed and structured. As our Director of Human Resources - her responsibilities include employee training, benefits, payroll specifics and managing all personnel related activities for each and every Dasmen property. Working in rehab and nursing facilities since 2013, Elana has been able to effectively organize recruiting, hiring, retention and everything in between. After keeping track of over one hundred plus employee files, her proven skills are a tremendous asset for our Dasmen team.
Keymon Dobbs Regional Maintenance Supervisor
Keymon is our regional maintenance supervisor, guaranteeing that our units, grounds and amenities are kept in prime condition. Ensuring that Dasmen’s apartments are in full working order, keeping inventory of all supplies, scheduling & coordinating various vendors and more are all taken care of by Keymon. His duties also include managing his regions various maintenance staff as well as their their numerous responsibilities including HVAC, landscaping, plumbing and electrical work. He brings over ten years of technical experience to our team – solidifying that we are well equipped to cover any and every onsite situation with ease.
Stephen J. Brickman, CPA Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Brickman is responsible for DASMEN’s financial, accounting, reporting, and acquisition/financing underwriting functions. Prior to Dasmen, Mr. Brickman was with Lindsay Goldberg LLC, a $10 billion middle market private equity buyout firm, where he was responsible for accounting, tax, financial reporting and financial analysis. Prior to that, Mr. Brickman worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) serving clients focusing on private equity and other alternative asset classes within the asset management division. Mr. Brickman began his career at Bear Stearns Inc.
Mr. Brickman received his Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude in Accounting from City University of New York – Brooklyn College and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Brickman also serves on the Advisory Board of Directors for College Edge Inc., a nonprofit which assists underrepresented public high school students to attain a post-secondary education.
Sean Landsberg Vice President of Operations
Mr. Landsberg manages a team of property and regional managers, leasing professionals, maintenance technicians and on-site maintenance supervisors for DASMEN’s portfolio. Mr. Landsberg’s key responsibilities include oversight of day to day asset management, property operations & leasing, budgeting & expenses, as well as property reporting. Mr. Landsberg works closely with the CEO regarding the development and execution of ownership strategy for the portfolio, and to ensure the investment objectives are met and surpassed with excellence.
Prior to joining Dasmen, Mr. Landsberg worked as a regional manager for PF Holdings, a Newark NJ based real estate investment firm, overseeing the management and budgeting of over 1500 units across 3 Northeastern states. He reported directly to the company’s CEO and investment partners, and led a property management team for 6 multifamily residential investment properties.
Katherine Grove Regional Manager
Katherine is responsible for all facets of residential properties, including preparation of annual budgets, financial cash flow forecasting, profit and loss statements and management /marketing plans. Katherine develops and oversees proactive resident retention programs with our CEO and Vice President of Operations to ensure low turnover expense. Ms. Grove key focus is on portfolio management with an emphasis on superior customer relations.
Katherine has built her property management career in North Carolina- highly experienced in the Charlotte, NC Market as well as the Eastern Carolina Market in Greenville, NC. Prior to joining DASMEN, Katherine was a Multi-Site Senior Manager with Milestone Management - administrating 550 residential units in East Charlotte. She managed capital improvements, including scope of work and job completion, as well as HR management, financial accountability and reporting, and leasing and renewal retention of the properties. Prior to Milestone Management, Katherine managed multiple properties with high-end luxury finishing’s with Fairfield Residential. Katherine gained her CAM Designation in January 2015 through the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association.
Adina Hirsch Accounting Associate
Adina Hirsch works in Dasmen’s accounting and reporting group. She works closely with our CFO Stephen, on maintaining Dasmen’s fiscal structure and plays a pivotal role in preparing our financial analysis and budgeting statements. Previously, Adina worked in the accounting group of Major Energy, a regional energy firm with real estate clients. Adina graduated Magna Cum Laude from CUNY Brooklyn College with a Bachelors degree in accounting.
Mercedes Bentolila Assistant Controller
Mercedes Bentolila is responsible for Dasmen’s day to day accounting, bookkeeping and accounts payable functions. Previously, Ms. Bentolila worked for VOM (Virtual Office Management service) reconciling accounts banking operations and general bookkeeping. Before that Ms. Bentolila spent time at Garden Trading Group, maintaining accounts for various properties as well as cash management. Ms. Bentolila received her Master’s degree in Management Information Systems and Database Management from The University of Illinois/Chicago.
Joseph Gross Marketing Manager
Joseph is a proven marketing manager effective at delivering high-quality content for digital, traditional and social marketing. A high achiever who produces results individually, as well as part of a results-focused team, Joseph runs all of our social media sites with care and flair. He also works closely with our CTO Allen & VPO Sean on website development, marketing strategy and implementation. With previous experience at Relix Magazine, Get Peyd LLC and Hedgehog Entertainment - his Marketing and Advertising experience includes a broad spectrum of industries. Joseph graduated from CUNY, Queens College with a degree in Media and Music Literature & brings his creativity to Dasmen’s offices daily.