Central (South Texas)


Cyrus Bahrami, Managing Director (South Texas)

Cyrus Bahrami oversees development, investment and construction operations for the South Texas Division which includes the Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and College Station markets. He brings more than 14 years of real estate investment, development and finance experience and has developed over 5,000 units since joining Alliance. Prior to joining Alliance, Mr. Bahrami served as Vice President of Investments and Development for M-M Properties, where he participated in the acquisition, development and asset management of multifamily and commercial-office properties in excess of $600MM. Mr. Bahrami also held previous positions with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP and Equastone Real Estate Investment Advisors. Mr. Bahrami graduated summa cum laude from the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Science in Finance.

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Mike Chambers, Vice President of Construction (South Texas)

Mike Chambers oversees the construction in Houston, San Antonio, Austin and College Station, with responsibility of estimating, cost reports, contract administration, and field operations. Mr. Chambers has more than 42 years of construction experience building in 10 states and spanning a variety of product types from multi-family wrap, podium, mid-rise apartments, garden apartments, condominiums, hotels, single family, and commercial buildings. Within the past 13 years he has developed a team of project managers and field supervisors that have overseen the construction of 38 properties at Alliance (South Texas) totaling 12,000 units at over $1.1 Billion in total project cost. Prior to Alliance, he was Vice President at Trammell Crow Residential for five years and supervised the construction of 22 properties totaling over 5,500 units. Mr. Chambers graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Building Construction. He is a member of NAHB and Certified Green Professional (CGP)

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David Lodwick, Regional CFO (West)

As Chief Financial Officer of the Southwest, Mountain, South Texas and Northeast regions, David Lodwick is responsible for identifying and managing joint-venture equity and debt financing, and working closely with our regional development team. Mr. Lodwick joined Alliance in 2011 as Finance Manager, focusing on identifying, negotiating, and closing debt and equity financing in the western U.S. Prior to that, he served as Director of Asset Management for DMB Associates with responsibility for managing a variety of office and retail assets; Senior Director for Opus West, where he was directly involved in closing more than $3.1 billion of debt and almost $1.8 billion in property sales across more than 200 transactions; Vice President of BBVA Compass with management oversight of a $200 million commercial real-estate portfolio; and Real Estate Researcher for CB Richard Ellis in the Valuation & Advisory Services group, where he was responsible for preparing appraisals for a wide variety of property types. A graduate of Arizona State University, Mr. Lodwick is also a certified appraiser and maintains a real estate license in the state of Arizona. He holds membership or board positions with a variety of civic, social and business associations, including the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REIAC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Men’s Arts Council of the Phoenix Art Museum and EC70/Executive Council Charities.


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Stephanie Nascimento, Senior Vice President of Operations (Central/Southeast)

Stephanie Nascimento has more than 19 years of experience in the multifamily industry and, since joining Alliance in July 2006, she has demonstrated strong leadership in working with our owned and third-party assets in Texas. Currently, Ms. Nascimento is the Senior Vice President of Alliance’s Central and Southeast region, with responsibility for over 27,000 units. Prior to that, Ms. Nascimento served as Vice President of Operations with responsibility for 35 communities in the Central region. Preceding that, she was the Senior Regional Manager for the Central region and was recognized as “Regional Manager of the Year” in 2008 and 2009. Her background also includes positions with Gables Residential and Equity Residential. Ms. Nascimento graduated from Texas A&M University and is a member of the Austin Apartment Association.

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Cynthia Miller, Vice President of Operations (Central)

Cynthia Miller joined Alliance in 2006 was recently promoted to Vice President of Operations for Dallas and Houston. Ms. Miller supervises the management operations of Alliance’s owned and third-party properties across North Texas. She has more than 12 years of experience in the multifamily industry in Texas, Southern California and the Southwest, primarily with lease-ups, value-add rehabs, and Class A garden-style, mid- and high-rise asset types. She also has extensive experience in retail management, absorption analysis, interior design, acquisitions, dispositions, creating marketing and branding campaigns, developing budgets and overseeing associate development. Ms. Miller holds her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation as recognized by the National Apartment Association.

Brian Hawthorne, Regional Vice President of Operations (Central)

As Regional Vice President of Operations, Brian Hawthorne oversees the operations of Alliance owned assets in South Texas. With over 11 years of multifamily experience, his background encompasses lease-up developments from inception to disposition, student housing communities, budget development, asset repositioning, and associate development. Mr. Hawthorne holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Texas State University, and a Texas Real Estate License.

Christy Sanchez, Regional Vice President of Operations (Central)

As Regional Vice President of Operations, Christy Sanchez is responsible for sourcing new business opportunities and supervising operations throughout Central Texas. Ms. Sanchez has more than 20 years of property management experience, with a broad experience including conventional, value-add rehabs, lease-ups, new construction, high-rise, mid-rise, retail management (mixed-use projects), acquisitions and dispositions. Her career background involves overseeing communities in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston for fee-management clients. She has extensive experience with due diligence efforts, creating marketing and branding campaigns, marketing analysis, absorption analysis and associate development. Ms. Sanchez holds her Management Certificate from Brookhaven College, Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation as recognized by the National Apartment Association, and Certified Property Manager (CPM) as recognized through Institute of Real Estate Management.

Ingrid Shultz, Regional Vice President of Operations (Central)

Ingrid started her multifamily career with Alliance in 2004. Since then, she has overseen multiple third-party assets in San Antonio and Houston and her experience encompasses lease-up, stabilized and new property transitions, as well as assets undergoing repositioning (renovation/rebranding). Ingrid also includes extensive involvement with budgets, due diligence, marketing, sales, staffing and monthly financial operations. A graduate of the University of Houston and a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management, she holds her Accredited Residential Manager designation and is currently a Certified Property Manager candidate.