LEADERSHIP

Jacob Blatt, President

Mr. Blatt has 25 years of real estate investment and management experience in residential, commercial & mixed-use projects in Israel, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Eastern Europe. He is engaged in all real estate investment decisions for various privately held investment companies.

Prior to founding Sun Holdings Group and various other real estate investment companies, Mr. Blatt was an accountant and tax consultant with Y. Blatt & Company and Cost Levari (later became Ernst & Young) for 12 years.

 

Mr. Blatt is a graduate of Tel Aviv University with a degree in economics and accountancy.

Oren Blatt, Principal

Before joining Sun Holdings Group, Oren served for 10 years as an officer in the Israeli Air Force, where he acquired substantial management skills.

Located in Houston, TX, Oren oversees the group's operations in the US, primarily focused on building and leading SYNC Residential management platform.

 

Oren is a graduate of Bar-Ilan University with a Master of Business Administration.

Ido Blatt, Principal

Located in Houston, TX, Ido leads the group’s acquisition and asset management platform.

 

Ido holds a L.L.B. (Law) and B.A. (Business Administration; Entrepreneurship) degrees from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, graduating with honors cum laude.

 

In addition to being a member of the Israeli Bar Association, Ido is also a graduate of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program.

Kendra Roberts, Director of Property Management

As the Director of Property Management at SYNC, Kendra leads a team of regional managers and oversees the day to day on site operations.   She works in conjunction with the corporate support team to continuously enhance systems, develop policies and procedures and implement best practices to optimize overall property performance.

Kendra brings more than 22 years of industry experience working with private owner management, third party management and some of the largest, most well-respected REITs in the industry where she garnered a solid foundation in property operations. Prior to joining SYNC in 2017, Kendra was a Regional Vice President where she managed a conventional portfolio of over 5,700 units in Georgia and Tennessee. Kendra brings extensive experience in conventional garden style, mid-rise and mixed-use developments.  She holds her CAM designation and MLA certification. Kendra is an active member of the Atlanta Apartment Association and IREM.

Ruth Stevelman, Human Resources Director

Ruth joined Sun Holdings Group to lead SYNC Residential's HR department. With over 15 years of experience as a strategic Human Resources leader, she is responsible for talent and performance management, compensation and benefits, and employee relations for the SYNC Residential portfolio.

 

Ruth has a Master of Science degree in Occupational Technology from the University of Houston, and graduated with honors (suma cum laude). She holds many training certifications as well as SHRM-CP and PHR certifications.

Jennifer Vromant, Controller

Jennifer oversees the financial department of the SYNC Residential portfolio. She started in multi-family industry as a leasing agent in 2009, and also handled the accounting for the SYNC Residential portfolio prior to it being brought in-house. Her current responsibilities include the accurate and timely reporting of financial information at multiple levels, as well as expense and escrow analysis to provide optimal cash flow for operations and distributions. Jennifer is a Mensa member with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Marketing from Baylor University.

Neva Legg, Regional Property Manager

Neva is overseeing the SYNC Residential portfolio in San Antonio, Austin, San Marcos, & Houston, Texas, currently comprised of six apartment communities throughout the Austin-San Antonio corridor.

Neva has been active in the multifamily industry since 2001. With a passion for coaching and developing teams, Neva has extensive management experience in class A apartment community, and has served on SAAA committees.

Wendy Dawson, Regional Manager

With a proven track record of career advancement within the Mortgage and Property Management industries, Wendy joined SYNC Residential in 2018. Wendy’s diverse experience in renovations , new construction lease-ups, and acquisitions, allows her to be flexible in her ability to provide support to our Regional and Onsite teams.

Dwayne Griffen, Regional Manager

Over the past year, Dwayne has been the property manager at SYNC at West Midtown in Atlanta.  Prior to joining SYNC, Dwayne was a regional property manager at Radco Residential where he was responsible for a portfolio of 2,000+ units.  Dwayne first started his career in property management at Lincoln Property Company where he quickly worked his way up the ranks from leasing consultant to property manager.  During his 11 years at Lincoln, Dwayne also served as a trainer and mentor for new associates joining the company.  Dwayne brings with him experience ranging from class A high rise and mid-rise communities to B and C class large scale renovation projects.  Prior to venturing into property management, Dwayne spent seven years working in the hospitality industry. His diverse experience in customer focused industries, coupled with Dwayne’s keen eye for detail, trainer mentality, and his “people-first” approach to leadership is what makes Dwayne an ideal candidate for leading and overseeing the Houston Portfolio to continued success.

Chris McWilliams, Director of Training and Development

Prior to joining SYNC Residential in 2017 as the Director of Training and Development, Chris worked in property management for over 10 years in diverse roles, including leasing, bookkeeping, management, software training, and information management.  Chris oversees all aspects of Training and Development for SYNC Residential, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston, and has a CAM certification from the National Apartment Association.

Ashley Ritchie, CAM, Talent Developement Manager

Ashley brings more than 10 years of experience in Multifamily Property Management, most recently serving as a Regional Manager with SYNC, where she managed a portfolio of 1200 units. Ashley has a formal education in Occupational Workplace and Leadership Studies and holds her CAM designation with the Austin Apartment Association. She is responsible for championing the company’s efforts to train, develop, and retain the best Property Managers, with a focus on facilitating collaborative learning processes and creating strategic solutions for improving managers’ skills and talents.

Nancy Lee, Director of Marketing

Nancy oversees all aspects of marketing for SYNC Residential.  She has experience in creating the marketing and training philosophies and programs with an emphasis on online optimization and digital media for various grades of apartment communities.  Nancy brings over 20 years experience in Marketing and Training.

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