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.
Katherine Grove Executive Vice President
Ms. Grove serves as the Executive Vice President of DASMEN and is responsible for all facets of property management nationwide, directly overseeing a team of seasoned Regional Managers. Katherine develops and oversees proactive resident retention programs with our CEO and other senior leadership to ensure low turnover expense, and high resident satisfaction. Katherine started he career with DASMEN as Regional Manager in 2017. Ms. Grove’s key focus is on portfolio and financial 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. Prior to joining DASMEN, Katherine was affiliated with Milestone Management and Fairfield Residential. 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. Katherine gained her CAM Designation in January 2015 through the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association, where she is an active member.
Katherine resides in Charlotte, NC and enjoys spending her down time volunteering with local nonprofit animal rescue organizations.
David Astor Senior Developer
Jessica Weil Regional Manager
Jessica Weil, our steadfast and highly skilled Regional Manager oversees our Alabama and Arizona Regions. Jessica was born and raised in California and has had the pleasure of living in NC and NV.
Jessica brings 14 years of Real Estate experience to Dasmen. Beginning her career as a Real Estate professional, she obtained her Real Estates license in CA and her Brokers License in NV. Jessica previously held senior management positions at Fairfield Residential and Pinnacle Property Management, winning various awards for Property Manager of the year and Mastery of success for the Multi-Family Industry in her region. She is responsible for all facets of our residential portfolio & possesses a proven track record of expertly preparing budgets, surpassing lease expectations, creating effective marketing and training plans and optimizing internal operations. Jessica develops and oversees proactive resident retention programs with our CEO to ensure low turnover expense. Jessica's proven leadership skills, strong commitment to ethical and professional standards as well as her flexibility in devising proactive responses to changing socioeconomic conditions allows her to have a significant impact on Dasmens' portfolio. Jessica has spearheaded lease up's, renovations, value add funds and stabilized assets throughout the country. One of her greatest strengths is developing and motivating teams through positive reinforcement. Jessica is a firm believer of going above and beyond ensuring to provide exceptional service for clients, vendors, residents and her team.
Jessica gained her nationally recognized CAM designation through the National Apartment Association, and holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. Jessica enjoys hiking, running, hot Pilates and spending quality time with her husband and two children.
Christy Rightley Regional Manager
Christy is a Florida native with over 15 years of multi-family experience. Before joining DASMEN Residential, she has worked for some of the industry’s most highly regarded management companies such as GCI Residential and Fairfield Residential in the NW Florida, Denver, CO and Charlotte, NC markets. Her expertise is in not only in managing and overseeing asset renovations but also in new lease-ups and maintaining stabilized communities. Christy loves a good challenge and thrives on strategic problem solving, financial management, developing marketing and business plans, property re-positioning and community outreach. Her passion is in building solid teams by developing talent, positive motivation, and creating specialized training programs to ensure that exceptional service is at the forefront of every interaction. Christy holds her CAM designations through the National Apartment Association and is a graduate from the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association Leadership Lyceum. She calls Charlotte, NC home along with her husband and their 3 daughters. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, skiing, a good game of pick up soccer, and any other activity that involves the outdoors.
Allison Barlow Regional Manager
Allison is our Regional Manager overseeing our Charlotte, NC region where she has built her property management career. Allison is currently pursuing her CAM designation through the National Apartment Association and is always looking for additional opportunities to continue to expand her knowledge of the industry. She has vast experience in several sub-markets of the Charlotte market and brings a unique perspective to the team. Allison began her journey with DASMEN as an Assistant Property Manager and has experienced continued growth within the company. Allison has played a pivotal role in the training of new associates, in both our Charlotte and Raleigh NC markets, providing each associate with the appropriate tools and knowledge to succeed and provide optimum resident satisfaction by placing the utmost importance on putting the resident first. Her innovative marketing ideas, strategies for income growth and focus on resident retention have proven successful, paving the way for continued growth and advancement within the market. Allison resides in Charlotte with her husband and two dogs whom she loves to spend time with.
Jay Ginsberg Project Manager
Jay Ginsberg is our hands-on project manager. He works in several regions on various construction, renovation and outdoor projects that need special care and attention. His focus on details, ensure that our amenities and upgrades are of the highest level possible.
Samantha Olang Office Manager
Samantha Olang keeps our entire office structured, organized and efficient. Working with everyone, all the time - she is an expert multi-tasker and handles our phone lines, data entry, large-scale orders and office supplies. With previous experience working at BMW preparing invoices, scheduling coordinated appointments and providing an elevated customer experience, Samantha is a pivotal part of our team.
Morgan Weiss Marketing Manager
Morgan Weiss serves as Dasmen Residential’s Marketing Manager, maintaining property websites, promoting brand awareness through social media and developing marketing collateral. Prior to joining Dasmen, Morgan worked at a commercial real estate firm, supporting the company’s digital and print marketing initiatives. This involved creating marketing materials such as brochures, postcards, and advertisements. Morgan earned a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from Marist College.
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.
Mara Vega HR Director
Mara is responsible for managing all Human Resources operations and strategy, supporting all DASMEN employees nationwide. Mara works closely with the Leadership Team to execute the HR strategy in alignment with DASMEN business strategy and objectives. Mara has over nine years of Human Resources experience in various industries, most recently at a large Fortune 100 technology company. She has worked in all areas of HR, including recruiting, benefits, compliance, employee relations, performance management, and talent development. Mara is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and holds SHRM-CP (Certified Practitioner) credentials from the Society for Human Resource Management. She also has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development from Villanova University, and a BA in Sociology from Wheaton College (IL).
Jacob Schoenfeld Asset Manager
Jacob Schoenfeld is responsible for portfolio wide analysis and reporting. Jacob ensures we maximize our revenue by assisting in the preparation and approval of property and Capital Improvement budgets, underwriting of potential acquisitions, and monthly review of property activities. Jacob works closely with Stephen, our CFO, as well as Sean, our VP of Operations. Prior to joining Dasmen, Jacob gained diversified real estate management experience from Broad Management Group. Additionally, Jacob has graduated with a Master of Science in Accounting through Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Mercedes Bentolila 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.
Adina Hirsch Accounting Manager
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.
Eva Pal Accounting Manager
Eva Pal works in Dasmen's accounting and reporting group. She works closely with Mercedes, our Assistant Controller ensuring that all of our financial transactions are organized & accounted for. Prior to joining Dasmen, Eva held an office manager position at a New Jersey based property management company where she was responsible for accounting, rent collections, maintenance and owner relations.
Ahuva Bojman Accounting Manger
Ahuva Bojman is an integral part of our accounting management team. She earned her Master of Science in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is a publicly certified Accountant. With her 3+ years of experience, she has developed into a Real Estate expert, ensuring our financial systems are organized and efficient. Ahuva works closely with our our Controller- Mercedes on all things accounting related.
Paul Cifuni Operations Manager
Paul is responsible for the effective and successful management of labor, productivity, quality control and safety measures as established by the Operations Department at DASMEN. Paul makes sure that everyday maintenance activities are completed neatly and effectively with superior customer service. He also oversees some of DASMEN's unique amenity programs, creating an incomparable living experience for our residents. Prior to joining DASMEN, Paul was an Account Manager at a construction company. He managed over 100 accounts, cultivating client relationships during the execution of their construction projects.
Sara Jamshidi Marketing Manager
Sara Jamshidi is the Digital Marketing Manager at Dasmen Residential, overseeing all of Dasmen’s social media and websites. Prior to joining Dasmen, Sara worked as an Account Manager at a boutique agency in New Jersey, where she was responsible for all her clients’ digital marketing efforts. She graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick with a degree in Journalism & Media.