Our Team

NLR Management acknowledges that every property is unique and requires a tailored approach. Our team is capable of providing complete, full time property management services or individual a la carte services to meet your individual property’s needs. Our knowledgeable and result-driven analysis will help maximize the value of your investment.

Whether you are looking for management services for a Low Income Housing Tax Credit Community, a market rate apartment community, or a commercial property, we are confident you will find our team experienced, knowledgeable, and able to handle the challenges your property presents.

Gerald Haan

Gerald Haan

Owner

Mr. Haan works directly with all ongoing development and consulting projects. After studying economics at the University of Tennessee, Gerald went to work in the commercial real estate and development field, which eventually led him into securities and financial markets. Through the various city boards and commissions that he has served on, Gerald has gained valuable experience in the inner workings of municipal governance. In addition, Gerald has developed thorough construction knowledge through his association with a regional lumber company and his strong partnerships with construction firms. Gerald has been involved with multi-family and senior development, specializing in the use of Low Income Housing Tax Credits and agency backed financing. Furthermore, Haan has been active in national brand hotel development, assisted care facilities, and other commercial enterprises.

Benjamin Ide

Benjamin Ide

Vice President

Benjamin Ide is responsible for day-to-day operations of NLR Management. Prior to joining the company, Ben served as a Housing Development Officer for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. Ben holds a degree in Finance from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and is a certified Housing Development Finance Professional. In addition to his role with NLR Property Management, Ben serves as the Director of Development for G.A. Haan Development.

Lacy Tippett

Lacy Tippett

Chief Financial Officer

Lacy is responsible for all accounting functions for the company and provides support service for the application, financing, and development phases of company projects. She manages construction draw funding paperwork, loan application, due diligence, and oversees the NLR accounting team. Lacy holds a degree in Accounting and is a Certified Credit Compliance Professional.

Justin Francis

Justin Francis

Deputy Assistant Asset Manager

Justin focuses on Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects in the Western United States. He supports NLR management with new business development, compliance processes and building relationships with local non-profits and state agencies. Prior to joining NLR, Justin served as the Housing Development and Asset Manager for the City of Phoenix, AZ. Justin holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Humboldt State University. He is also a Housing Certified Credit Professional, a Certified Public Housing Manager, and he holds California General Contractor and Real Estate Brokers Licenses.

Tessa Frank

Tessa Frank

Director of Operations

Tessa oversees all general office duties and day-to-day operations for NLR Property Management. Tessa interfaces directly with Regional and Community Managers and ensures that each property is performing to its maximum potential. She holds a Business Administration Degree with the University Phoenix, has a Housing Credit Certified Professional Designation (HCCP), Site Compliance Specialist Designation (SCS), National Compliance Professional – Executive Designation (NCP-E) and is currently working toward achieving her Certified Property Manager Designation (CPM). She has 5 years of Low Income Housing Tax Credit/HOME experience and started her career in property management in 2010 when she moved to Dickinson, ND. Tessa has been with NLR Property Management since 2013.

Deb Even

Deb Even

Regional Manager-South Dakota

Deb joined NLR Property Management in March 2016. She has been in property management for over 15 years and was the Residential Property Manager for the Dunham Company in Sioux Falls, SD. She managed between 700-1,000 market rent and Low Income Housing Tax Credit units. Deb is a Licensed Property Manager in the state of South Dakota and she is also an active member of the South Dakota Multi Housing Association, where she has been a Board Member, Vice-President and President in 2008.

Brenda Ferguson

Brenda Ferguson

Regional Manager-Wyoming

Brenda Ferguson is the Senior Community Regional Manager for our Wyoming properties. She works closely with the community managers to assist them in the day-to-day operations of the LIHTC properties. Brenda is also the community manager of our Oakridge Apartments in Douglas. Brenda has an Associates Degree in Business Administration and has worked in the real estate industry for 25 years.

Janessa Bowden

Janessa Bowden

Regional Manager-North Dakota

Janessa Bowden, Regional Manager, oversees NLR Property Management’s North Dakota portfolio. Janessa joined NLR Property Management in April 2016 and has a background in business administration. Janessa is well versed in the very demanding climate that has been impacted by the economic downturn from the oil industry in Western North Dakota. Janessa is working towards her Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) Designation. Janessa enjoys the compliance complexity executed for affordable housing industry through the Low-Income Tax Credit program and is excited to execute her experience and education within the field.

Erin Davison

Erin Davison

Corporate Bookkeeper

Erin assists with receivables, payables, reconciliations, and oversight of monthly financials. Erin was also instrumental in the implementation of a specialized property management and accounting software known as OneSite. Erin holds an associate’s degree in Accounting.

Kim Kaminski

Kim Kaminski

Assistant Corporate Bookkeeper

Kim provides support to executive staff and ensures day-to-day office functions run effectively. Kim holds a degree in Business Administration from Davenport University and has over ten years experience serving in this capacity.

Karen Van Allen

Karen Van Allen

Administrative Assistant/Assistant Corporate Bookkeeper

Karen joined NLR Management in August 2016 and is responsible for administrative functions and bookkeeping support. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas and a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University. Her previous experience includes working with both nonprofit and for-profit organizations in administrative, editorial, and purchasing functions. Karen has been volunteering at the New Song Center for Grieving Children, a program of Hospice of the Valley, for over 10 years.

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