Mandel Group Inc. hired experienced Illinois real estate executive Carly Stevenson as president of its property management company that oversees a portfolio of 6,240 apartments.
Stevenson comes to Mandel and Milwaukee from the Chicago market. She most recently was senior vice president with McCaffery Interests, a Chicago real estate firm that has properties in its home market, along with Washington, D.C.; Pittsburgh; and Denver. Her 18-year career in property management also includes working for AMLI Residential, and Trilogy Real Estate Group.
Stevenson joins Mandel Group as the real estate firm undergoes a leadership transition and selects its top executives for the years ahead. Founded in 1991 by Barry Mandel, the firm has a portfolio of apartment properties in downtown Milwaukee, such as the North End, and a growing collection of Class A suburban rental properties.
“We are excited to have Carly on board to help shape the growth we anticipate over the coming years,” said Phillip Aiello, chief operating officer of Mandel Group.
As the president of Mandel Property Services Inc., Stevenson said she has initiatives already lined up. She intends to improve operational items like revenue management software and ensuring virtual apartment touring programs that launched during the Covid-19 pandemic continue long term. As Stevenson noted, the pandemic may go away, but renters’ demand for virtual touring will not.
“It will be about us finding bigger and better ways to ensure we’re meeting that virtual demand,” she said.
The property management company oversees apartments developed by Mandel Group and other companies. It has a goal of growing to manage 10,000 apartments.
“As we get to 10,000 units, there’s some real human resources planning that has to be put into place,” Stevenson said.
Don Lindeman was president of Mandel Property Services for about 17 years. He is no longer with the company.