With 100,000 units under the expanding multifamily and build-to-rent platform, RangeWater Real Estate’s property management team adds senior leader


RangeWater Real Estate, a fully integrated rental housing company with assets across the Sun Belt and Mountain West, announces the addition of Goldie Bartlett to the firm’s property management team as new Senior Managing Director of Property Management for the Southeast.  With over 100,000 units across the portfolio, the firm’s commitment to strategic growth remains evident with this key new hire to the leadership team.


“We are delighted to welcome Goldie to our property management leadership team,” says Sherry Freitas, Executive Managing Director of Property Management for RangeWater Real Estate. “As our footprint continues to expand across the Sun Belt and Mountain West, Goldie’s experience and expertise will play an instrumental role in improving operational efficiency and streamlining processes across our platform.”


In her new role, Bartlett oversees and supports all aspects of property operations in the Southeast region, including Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. Her responsibilities focus on maximizing the value of each asset through a collaborative, process-driven, and performance-centric approach.


Prior to joining RangeWater, Bartlett held the position of Senior Vice President of Operations at Wood Partners, a vertically integrated national real estate development and property management firm. During her twelve-year tenure as a founding member of its management division, she was instrumental in the management company's growth to its current 25,000+ units under management.  Bartlett's responsibilities included overseeing operations for the Eastern half of the firm’s national portfolio, generating revenue exceeding $10M annually for the company. Through strategic and thoughtful management strategies, she led teams to successfully execute over 100 lease-ups through stabilization and disposition and to maximize the NOI of assets in the stabilized and value-add asset life cycles.


Throughout her twenty-two-year career in property management, Bartlett has held leadership roles with several notable organizations, including Greystar Real Estate Services and Camden Property Trust. She has led operations in highly competitive markets spanning across the Sun Belt, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast regions. Prior to starting her career in property management, Bartlett had a twelve-year career in retail management, holding various leadership roles for national retailers.


Regarding her new role, Bartlett says, “I’m excited to be part of a growing and highly innovative organization with such a stellar reputation.  I look forward to collaborating with the leadership team to expand quality and consistency in operations.  A focus on continually improving our processes will help to empower our high-performing teams to execute operations with industry-leading results, contributing to the company’s continued swift and strategic growth.”


Bartlett’s philanthropic contributions include sponsoring children through a humanitarian advocacy organization and fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  She is an avid reader and enjoys playing the trumpet, running, and distance high-elevation hiking. Bartlett is based in Atlanta and enjoys spending time with her husband and children.


For more information, please visit LiveRangeWater.com.


RangeWater Real Estate’s philanthropic arm awards Entryway $45,000 to be used toward workforce development programs, skills training, and job placement for individuals at risk of experiencing homelessness.


RangeWater Impact Foundation, the 501(c)(3) volunteer-based and employee-led philanthropic organization of RangeWater Real Estate, announces its five-star alliance partnership with Entryway (formerly Shelters to Shutters). The nationally recognized non-profit Entryway offers a hand up to economic self-sufficiency by providing career training, employment, and housing in partnership with real estate operators.


RangeWater Real Estate - a fully integrated rental housing company with assets across the Sun Belt and Mountain West – established the RangeWater Impact Foundation in 2020 to strengthen neighborhoods with community-centered contributions and initiatives. The partnership opportunity with Entryway was elevated to the foundation by way of three RangeWater team members who serve on the non-profit’s advisory boards: Executive Managing Director of Property Management Sherry Freitas, Managing Director of Business Development Bobbie Norris, and Managing Director of Experience Tiffanie Dowd.


In addition to the service commitments of Freitas, Norris and Dowd, the RangeWater Impact Foundation awarded $45,000 to financially support Entryway’s mission to guide individuals and families out of situational homelessness through full-time employment, housing, and career training programs. In addition, RangeWater Residential, the property management division of RangeWater Real Estate, has signed on to provide select Entryway participants with career and housing opportunities.


Andrew Wittgen, Executive Managing Director of Acquisitions and Asset Management for RangeWater Real Estate and Vice President of the RangeWater Impact Foundation, expresses the significance of the partnership stating, “Entryway’s pledge to shepherd opportunities for individuals deeply resonates with the foundation’s mission to serve the neighborhoods in which we operate. We are excited to offer career opportunities and financial support to make a lasting impact.”


Entryway continues to expand its services and opportunities for individuals to enter and advance in the high-growth, high-demand multifamily industry.  Despite the explosive growth that the multifamily industry is experiencing, the industry continues to face a significant challenge: a persistently high turnover rate for entry-level employees. Entryway offers a win-win-win solution: industry partners receive diverse and motivated team members, participants receive the stability of employment to return to economic independence, and local communities are lifted.


“We are excited to be partnering with RangeWater Impact Foundation whose team members are taking a holistic approach to contributing and volunteering with a strong sense of community and purpose-driven work,” said Kristen Poteet, Vice President, External Affairs for Entryway.  “RangeWater’s employees’ involvement in helping us raise awareness of our mission and making a difference through empowering and inspiring others will result in a successful collaboration between both organizations.”


Stacy Stewart is the first Entryway participant hired by RangeWater Residential.  After successfully completing his training, he has been placed at The Kendry, a brand new RangeWater development in the Charlotte submarket, as a Service Technician.  “I’m so overwhelmed with happiness, and I’m so grateful for this opportunity,” says Stacy.  Thank you for believing in me.”


Stacy was referred to Entryway through its partnership with NCIA, a vocational training program. He joined Entryway in March with his EPA Universal Certification and was eager to start his career in the real estate industry. Stacy is looking forward to working hard and making a career out of this opportunity that RangeWater and Entryway have partnered to provide.


As of July 2023, the Entryway program has impacted over 550 individuals. 


For more information on the RangeWater Impact Foundation go to liverangewater.com/foundation/.


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RangeWater Real Estate, a fully integrated rental housing company with assets across the Sun Belt and Mountain West, ranked #1 on the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 20 Largest Apartment Property Management Companies.  Jumping from its previous list ranking of #4 in 2022, RangeWater has significantly increased the number of communities under its management in the Atlanta market to 26,572 to date.


“We’re thrilled to be ranked #1 among Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 20 Largest Apartment Management companies,” said RangeWater chairman and CEO, Steven Shores. “Our vision as a company is not to be bigger, but to be better. This ranking is a true testament to our property management team's experience-first approach to serving our partners and residents. That commitment continues to lead us to new management opportunities across the Sun Belt and Moutain West.”


An incredible 25% of the firm’s third-party management portfolio is managed inside Metro Atlanta accounting for 121 properties with an additional eight properties representing Atlanta-based RangeWater owned assets. Today, RangeWater manages 26,572 units in Atlanta with notable properties including Maverick, Spectator, Spectrum on Spring, The Bishop, Local on 14th, and The Monroe. 


RangeWater earned national recognition earlier this year ranking twice on the National Multifamily Housing Council’s (NMHC) 2023 Top 50. This annual list highlights the nation’s largest apartment owners, managers, developers, builders, and syndicators. RangeWater claimed the #12 spot on the largest managers in the country with 97,072 apartments and build-to-rent homes and ranked #24 among top developers with 2,774 units started in 2022.


RangeWater’s continued investment in its property management new business team has contributed to these recent milestone rankings. Bobbie Norris was promoted to Managing Director of Business Development in May of last year, and Danielle Koontz joined the team two months later as Senior Director of Business Development to oversee growth in the Southwest.


Furthering its commitment to strategic growth and product type diversification, RangeWater recently promoted Patrick Burke to Senior Managing Director of Property Management, Build-to-Rent. In this role, Burke oversees RangeWater’s national BTR platform including not only the firm’s owned portfolio under the Storia brand, but also all third-party management assignments.

Since first launching its BTR division in 2020, single-family neighborhoods now represent 23 percent of RangeWater’s overall management portfolio unit count, with conventional multifamily making up the rest. Additionally, over 30 clients have awarded the firm more than 169 BTR assets representing 23,004 homes nationwide to date.


Founded in 2006, privately-owned RangeWater acquires, develops, manages, and invests in multifamily communities across the Southeastern and Southwestern United States, with a balanced portfolio that exceeds $6.6 billion.


The Atlanta Business Chronicle’s full list can be found here.


For more information, please visit LiveRangeWater.com.


With 37 projects in the pipeline, RangeWater’s in-house design team continues to grow; now offering interior design services as a third-party provider


RangeWater Real Estate, a fully integrated rental housing company with assets across the Sun Belt and Mountain West, announces the addition of Kori Korczyk to the company’s design team as the firm’s director of design. As RangeWater continues to expand its geographic footprint, the company’s design services are available to its clients currently under management.


“Kori brings her distinctive design talent and commitment to RangeWater’s design team,” says Sherry Freitas, Executive Managing Director of Property Management for RangeWater Real Estate. “As we continue to grow our firm’s in-house interior design offering, we’re excited to have Kori join our team of visionary designers who continue to elevate and bring forward-thinking design ideas to our communities.”


Korczyk’s primary responsibilities are managing the interior design team and developing marketing strategies for the team, meeting with clients, giving direction to staff, and monitoring the progress of projects and plans. In addition, she’ll contribute to multiple projects, touch all aspects of the design and renovation, and interface with the senior director and project manager daily; oversee the design work of others to ensure integrated and cohesive design, supervise the preparation of drawings for all project phases, and ensure guidelines, quality control, standards, and details.


Before joining RangeWater, Korczyk managed large-scale, multifaceted, long-term projects from inception to completion/installation, adhering to deadlines and communicating with team members, clients, and vendors at CID Design Group.  As a project manager/senior interior designer at CID, she oversaw the following RangeWater communities which included 51 Oldham in Nashville, Tennessee; Fox Iron Works in Denver, Colorado; and The Flats at West Broad Village in Glen Allen, Virginia.


“I’m delighted to be joining RangeWater’s interior design department, where I can play an integral role in helping clients bring their vision to life,” said Korczyk. “The design team’s collaboration and willingness to welcome out-of-the-box ideas is what drew me to join this amazing organization.”


Korczyk was instrumental in the branding and creative design for RangeWater’s Fox Iron Works, the 386-unit apartment community which pays homage to the former Central Denver Ironworks. With a focus on connectivity, Fox Iron Works is directly adjacent to the light rail station and only one stop from downtown. In line with the transit focus, the apartment community features a transit room displaying the train and bus schedules, designated spaces for Uber and Lyft to help facilitate ridership, and ample bike storage to take advantage of the access to the bike path adjacent to the rail line.  The community will feature a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, with the first units expected to be delivered in November 2023.


“We are delighted to have Kori join our growing interior design team,” said Carl Walton, Senior Director of Innovation and Design, Property Management for RangeWater Real Estate. “With her diverse interiors work experience, including previous involvement with several RangeWater communities, and wealth of knowledge, she is a great asset and cultural fit for our team.”


Korczyk received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from West Virginia University and has studied abroad at the American Intercontinental University in London.  Among Korczyk’s awards include the National Association of Home Builders 2022 for Best Sales/Leasing of NOVEL Edgehill and the National Association of Home Builders 2021 for Best Communities Amenities of NOVEL West Nashville communities.


Korczyk lives in Atlanta. She enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family, friends, and her cat Bix.


For more information, please visit LiveRangeWater.com.


RangeWater Real Estate is thrilled to announce its diamond sponsorship of the 2023 Can Can Ball, the heavily anticipated annual event supporting the largest food drive in the US by way of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. A cherished tradition co-hosted by the Atlanta Apartment Association for over 30 years, the Can Can Ball feeds into the organization’s Food-A-Thon drive each fall to make a significant impact on combating hunger in the Southeast.


The Can Can Ball exemplifies the remarkable influence of collective action in creating positive change. Preceding the main event, a series of engaging activities such as a sip n' stroll through Roswell, GA, and a poker tournament further bolster fundraising efforts. Working in harmony, these events are expected to raise upwards of $25,000. This feeds – pun intended - into the Can Can Ball’s overall goal to donate $800,000 or 3.2M meals.


Every dollar donated provides enough food for four meals, highlighting the incredible impact that each contribution can make in alleviating hunger within our community.


Dana Hill, a passionate advocate for fighting hunger and Co-Chair of the event, expresses the significance of the Can Can Ball stating, "I genuinely believe that it is about changing the trajectory of individuals' lives, which affects the community in which they live and impacts our whole human experience genuinely."


“It's about elevating the dignity of humans, and I think that is something that we can't get enough of right now,” adds Greg Toomey, another tenured supporter and Co-Chair of the Can Can Ball. "While we support this cause because it nurtures the collective and individual organizations, it also holds tremendous importance in recognizing the value of each person."


With an average attendance of 1,000 people, the Can Can Ball is renowned as one of the largest black-tie events in Atlanta, further amplifying its reach and influence in addressing food insecurity. The Can Can Ball will take place on August 25th from 8 PM to midnight at The Stave Room, a Novare events venue in Atlanta. Attendees can look forward to an unforgettable evening of elegance, entertainment, and philanthropy.


For more information about the Can Can Ball or sponsorship opportunities, please visit cancanball.org.



Minton will lead the fast-growing rental housing firm’s talent acquisition and

employee engagement as RangeWater expands its geographic footprint


RangeWater Real Estate, a fully integrated rental housing company with assets across the Sun Belt and Mountain West, welcomes its first-ever Chief People Officer, Franco Minton. Minton brings over two decades of human capital resourcing and development experience across multiple industries to the RangeWater team.


In his new role, Minton will build processes that support RangeWater’s strategic growth, overseeing important human resources initiatives such as talent acquisition and management, employee engagement, DE&I initiatives, and leadership development across all business platforms to realize the firm’s business objectives and drive performance.


“As an organization, we know that if we focus on our people, all other aspects of our business thrive,” says Chairman and CEO Steven Shores. “Franco is a great culture fit, and his track record of leading company-wide initiatives will elevate the positive experience our team is already known for bringing our partners and employees.”


Serving as the “people’s champion” and culture advocate, Minton will work closely with the executive leadership team to elevate and improve human resources management that delivers a high-performing, inclusive work environment.


Minton’s wide-ranging influence, keen industry insight, and people-focused leadership have been hallmarks of his career spanning over 20 years.  Minton has held numerous Human Capital leadership positions in the financial services, healthcare, and real estate sectors. He previously served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resource Strategy & Consulting with Wellstar Health Systems, one of the largest healthcare systems in Georgia and held similar roles at Truist/SunTrust and Fifth Third Bank.


“I’m thrilled to join the leadership team at RangeWater, a trailblazer in the rental housing industry that I’ve long admired for their commitment to culture and stellar reputation,” said Minton. “The creation of the CPO role is a testament to their entrepreneurial spirit and focus on people. I’m eager to hit the ground running and make a positive impact for those who not only work for us but live with us.”


Minton received his Bachelor of Arts & Sciences in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Cincinnati. Minton is President of the Leadership Group with the American Club Association and Executive Partner and President of the Monthly First Thursday Human Resources Seminars where he regularly speaks to professional organizations and trade schools on human resources transformation and entrepreneurship. He is also a member of Business Networking International and the Society for Human Resource Management, in addition to President of the Golf Association at Harrison High School.


Minton lives in Atlanta with his wife and two children. He enjoys spending time outdoors, including golfing, boating, camping, hiking, and fishing in the Blue Ridge Mountains.


For more information, please visit LiveRangeWater.com.

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