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Grady W. Roberts

CEO

Grady W. Roberts has spent his entire 28 year career in the real estate industry. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, he spent 19 years at HFF, L.P., a publicly traded commercial real estate brokerage and investment banking firm. Mr. Roberts played multiple roles for the company including Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of the Houston office. During his tenure, the office generated $41.4 billion in real estate transactions. As a producer, Mr. Roberts financed office and multi-family properties in 39 cities and 21 states across the U.S.A. This includes more than 50,000 multi-family units in both debt and equity transactions.

Mr. Roberts is also founder and principal of GWR Equites, LLC; a multifamily investment firm in Houston, Texas. The firm focuses on acquisitions located near existing and emerging business sectors in targeted cities. Since the firm’s inception, 29 properties have been acquired with more than 6,500 units in Texas, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Mr. Roberts, a native of San Antonio, has lived in Houston since 1991. He is a member of The University of Texas School of Undergraduate Studies Advisory Council. He is married and has four children, two daughters and two sons.

Brad Swearer bio informationBrad Swearer 

CFO

 

Before joining GWR equities, Brad was Vice President at Michael Stevens Interests (MSI) where he completed over $1B in acquisitions, dispositions, finance, property rehabilitation and development transactions on behalf of the company.   In his 22+ year career at MSI, Brad was involved in almost every aspect of the operation of a successful real estate investment firm with a multi-family portion of the portfolio that grew to exceed 5,000 apartment units.  His broad based experience at MSI also involved the start-up of a multifamily development platform, as well as investments in various office and land development projects.  

Gina Erwin bio informationGina Y. Erwin

President

Gina’s focus, as part of the executive team, is promoting superior performance at each community through GWR’s comprehensive management approach. Gina designs the operational guidelines for each community and directs the training and oversight of all management personnel. Her collective experience includes 30 years in the multifamily industry including garden style, mid-rise and high rise communities. Gina devises revenue growth opportunities, and identifies new manpower efficiencies, which combine to elevate overall property performance.  She is also a Board Member of the Houston Apartment Association.

Prior to GWR, Gina has worked with both private, local companies and a public REIT, making her experience vast and broad. Her experience includes overseeing the operations at Arcadian Real Estate Services, running the Houston market for Equity Residential and many roles at The Dinerstein Companies including both Marketing and Management.

Gina is a native Houstonian, attended the University of Texas, and is married with three children.  

Lori Follett bio informationLori Follett

Controller

Lori directs and supervises all accounting, financial reporting and human resource functions. She works closely with our partners, lenders and staff to meet their specific reporting needs. Lori and her team work closely with the executive team, the property management group and the on-site teams to ensure timely and accurate reporting. Lori has a wide range of knowledge in multifamily software applications including MRI, OneSite, Yardi and JD Edwards.

In addition to accounting, Lori brings to GWR over 30 years of experience in many aspects of the multifamily industry including acquisitions, due diligence, property financing, and software implementation. Prior to GWR, Lori was Controller for Arcadian Real Estate Group after spending many years at Alliance Residential Management. She has experience with financial reporting for over 200 apartment communities and 45 partnerships, including a staff of 25 accountants and clerks. Lori was also previously with Greystar Real Estate Partners with a staff of 14, responsible for the financial reporting for both owned and managed properties.

Lori has spent most of her life in the Houston area, and resides in Missouri City with her husband and daughter.

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Since GWR Management was formed in 2014, we have been dedicated to being a growth company without losing sight of our most valued assets, our employees and residents.  We now own and manage almost 6,500 units across the Southeast; as a leader, I could not be more proud of this accomplishment in such a short period of time.  Our teams are second to none and their dedication to GWR speaks directly to our success as an organization.  We are committed to everyone that makes their home at one of our communities and to each employee dedicated to the personal needs of every single resident.

As we look forward, our goal is continued growth while being "employee and resident inspired".  While we are dedicated to our investors, partners and our business, we can only be successful if we create value with and grow our people.  We are committed to keeping our eye on the people that put their trust in us to provide a comfortable home equally as much as we are dedicated to the employees that directly deliver it on our behalf.

As we kick off 2018, it looks to be a successful year for GWR Management.  We acquired two more communities on January 2nd and grew with an additional 25 new team members.  We are off and running this year and don't plan to slow down any time soon!  This is an exciting time for our organization and I thank you for your interest in GWR Management.

- Gina Erwin

President, GWR Management, LLC