Mayfair Management Team
Vincenzo Mileto - Founder & Chairman
Mr. Mileto has extensive experience in all phases of the real estate industry including construction, development, brokerage, and property management. Starting out as a mason in 1979, Mr. Mileto created a successful construction company and expanded the business model to include the acquisition and rehabilitation of existing properties and developing new apartment communities, and eventually a transformation into a full service property management company. Notable project achievements include the acquisition of a credit investment portfolio of 1,750,000 square feet in North Carolina and Virginia, a condominium conversion in Central Florida, new construction condominium projects in South Florida and on the West Coast of Florida, and management of a portfolio of approximately 4,500 apartment units located in FL, NC, MS and LA. He plays a pivotal role in the overall company operation and strategy.
Carlos Cepeda - Chief Executive Officer & Partner
Mr. Cepeda is a senior executive with over 20 of experience in the management of middle market companies, where he has been a Co-Founder Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of many successful businesses in the financial services and technology industries. With operations as well as a technical and programming background, his most recent experience included serving as Chairman and Co-Founder of a national mortgage bank which had an annual loan volume of nearly 2 billion dollars and annual revenue of over 50 million dollars and where he oversaw the entire operations and administrations of the company, including compliance, finance, technology and human resources. Mr. Cepeda holds a B.A. degree from Columbia University and an M.S. in Real Estate Develop-ment and Investment from New York University.
Victor Salerno III - Chief Investment Officer & Partner
Mr. Salerno is a creative, action-orientated real estate professional, deal maker and attorney. Previous experience includes a 20 year career in private practice focused on commercial real estate, real estate finance and development, in the New York City offices of several leading Am Law 100 law firms, most recently at the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP, as a Partner in their New York City office. In his years of private practice, he represented owners, investors, developers and lenders in transactions involving residential and condominium developments, office buildings, mixed-use properties, shopping centers, hotels, industrial facilities and affordable and senior housing communities located throughout the United States. Mr. Salerno has extensive experience in acquisitions, dispositions, partner-ship/joint venture transactions and institutional/commercial lending transactions. He has a significant understanding of construction and development projects, property management, leasing and sale-leaseback transactions, portfolio transactions, tax-free exchanges, preferred equity investments and complex restructur-ings and recapitalizations, as well as real estate related litigation and bankruptcy matters. Mr. Salerno holds a B.A. degree from Hobart College and a J.D. degree for Fordham University School of Law.
Susanne Kleins - President
With 30+ years experience in all facets of property management, Susanne joined Mayfair as the Chief Operating Officer in March of 2017. Prior to coming on board, Ms. Kleins held the position of Vice President of Operations at Dominium, one of the largest affordable housing management companies, covering over a dozen states. She was a key player to successful growth in two major markets while heavily involved in refinance and resyndication projects, leading her team to achieve top performance rankings and also earning several internal department awards.
Ms. Kleins also held a Regional Vice President position at a California based Market and Luxury Apartment Management Company, where she assisted with re-writing and updating the company’s policies and procedures, as well as provided training to Asset Managers. Susanne is a CPM member of IREM who holds certifications in various affordable housing programs, and supports the local IREM chapter in Dallas. Ms. Kleins received her education in Europe and continues to attend educational seminars and events to ensure Mayfair is always fully apprised of the latest industry changes.
Morry Boardman - VP of Operations
Morry Boardman is a native Texan and tax credit property management expert, with over 30 years experience in the industry. After attending the University of North Texas where he obtained a BAS Psychology/Sociology, Mr. Boardman joined the team at Horn and Barlow, holding various position over the following 15 years and eventually becoming their Business Expert, specializing in repositioning failing assets into successful investment for owners. Morry went on to hold positions at various companies and supervised large portfolios, as a Regional Manager with one of the largest management companies in the country. While there, where Mr. Boardman worked in many key aspects of the business, including asset management, resyndication, senior housing, tax credit and conventional assets and ranking in the top 3 of the entire organization.
Most recently, Mr. Boardman was at WHR Realty, based out of Florida, where he directly ran an entire portfolio over over 3000 units for nearly 5 years, leading all aspects of the portfolio, including accounting, operations, renovations and asset management, earning distinction several times as Regional Director of the year. Morry currently resides in Denton with his wife and 2 children.
Twala Gann - VP of Operations
With over 28 years as a property management professional, Twala Gann currently serves as a Vice President of Operations for Mayfair. In this role she is responsible for the operations and financial results of a growing portfolio in Central and South Texas with over 7,000 units of tax credit, Section 8 and conventional rentals. Prior to joining Mayfair, Twala was with Dominium for 15 years, the majority of which was as an Asset Manager for a portfolio of over 9,000 units, specializing in refinancing and re-syndications. During the last 4 years with Dominium, she held the position of as Sr Regional Manager overseeing multiple Regional Managers in several states.
Ms. Gann also was with CWS Apartment Homes for nearly 10 years, where she held multiple positions at both the community and corporate levels. While spending time in broad ranging roles such as Community Manager, Training, Due Diligence and Takeover Specialist, IT Support, Internal Audit, Asset Management and Senior Operations Management, Twala was able to accumulate critical industry experience and knowledge of best practices to rely upon while building successful teams, developing people, implementing operating efficiencies and producing financial results that exceeded owner expectations.
Tamra Ryals - VP of Compliance
Joining Mayfair over 10 years ago, Ms. Ryals is a long standing member of the executive management team and since 2011 has spearheaded the entirety of Mayfair compliance activities as Compliance Director. Tamra has brought expertise in programs such as LIHTC, BOND, HOME and Project Based Section 8, with all of her team members holding the highest compliance designations possible - Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) and Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP).
This level of expertise ensures that our clients have the most qualified personnel overseeing their portfolios and keeping each asset fully compliant with the evolving state and federal regulations. Under her direction, Mayfair has consistently achieved industry-leading REAC scores (over 90%) for its clients, and over a 90% success rate in no-findings with state and federal monitoring reviews, gaining Mayfair national recognition having a best-in-class compliance department.
Julie Siciliano - Accounting Manager
With over 30 years of experience in all areas of Property Management, Julie joined the Mayfair team over six years ago and has held numerous positions as Senior Accountant, Training Coordinator, Yardi Implementation Specialist, and Director of Yardi Administration. Mrs. Siciliano brings to Mayfair a very diverse skill serving a wide range of disciplines, from expert experience with Property Management Software and Financial Operations, to extensive knowledge of Government, HUD and Tax Credit programs.
Prior to joining Mayfair, Julie was the Accounting Manager for Atlantic Housing Foundation, a start-up owner based, affordable management company where she implemented policy and procedures, and led enterprise software deployment and company wide training programs, and instituting rigorous financial requirements and controls.
Bridgett Caldwell - Senior Asset Manager
Ms. Caldwell joined Mayfair in 2018 as a Senior Asset Manager with over 23 years of experience in all facets of development, asset management, and property management. During her tenure working for a multifamily developer and management company, Ms. Caldwell oversaw the developments of 34 multifamily properties, oversaw the developments from initial application to state allocating agencies, and other financing, all the way through lease up and permanent loan conversion. She also held the position of Associate Development Director, while developing over 1 million square feet of retail space for a privately held retail developer and owner, managing the expansion of a flagship retail shopping center.
Most recently, Ms. Caldwell worked as Director of Compliance for an investor/lender with over 347 properties in 13 states, where she established and maintained an extensive reporting system to monitor and report on the portfolio. Ms. Caldwell has earned various affordable certifications, such as the C3P and HCCP certifications, and also holds a B.S. degree in Finance/Economics and an MBA degree from the University of North Alabama.
Billy Dunn - Senior Asset Manager
Mr. Dunn joins Mayfair Management Group with over 25 years of diversified real estate industry experiences encompassing both asset management and property operations. Starting as an Associate with JE Robert Company in Houston TX, Mr. Dunn was responsible for asset management and disposition for single and multi family, commercial buildings, strip centers, and land from foreclosure through sale. During the years following Mr. Dunn’s extensive experiences include positions as Regional Asset Manager, VP of Operations, and Assistant VP of Asset Management for private owners, REITs and merchant builders.
Most recently, Mr. Dunn was with an east coast fee-based management company as Vice President for almost 14 years with a portfolio of upwards of 7,800 units. His areas of expertise include collaborating with cross-functional teams, owner and management reporting, implementation of effective revenue improvement and cost control programs, rent renewal strategies, financial variance analysis, and capital improvement programs to enhance property values. Mr. Dunn earned several industry related certifications including Certified Property Manager® through the Institute of Real Estate Management, Certified Occupancy Specialist through National Center for Housing Management, and Housing Credit Certified Professional through the National Association of Home Builders.
Board of Directors
Victor Salerno Jr. - Board of Directors
Mr. Salerno is Chief Executive Officer of O’Connell Electric Company, one of the nation’s largest electrical construction companies, and serves in leadership roles in numerous industry, professional, and non-for-profit organizations and institutions, including: Past Chairman of the Board and current Board Member of the Board of Trustees of St. John Fisher College and past President of the College’s Alumni Board; past Chairman of the Board and current Board member of the Rochester Museum & Science Center; member of the Advisory Board of M&T Bank; member of the Advisory Board of Broadstone Real Estate; Vice Chairman of the Center for Governmental Research (CGR); Trustee of the Pension and Insurance Funds at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 86; past Chairman of the Board of Community Technology Assessment Advisory Board. Mr. Salerno is an inductee into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame, recipient of the Rochester Rotary Award, recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award and has also been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters form from St. John Fisher College for his significant community service and philanthropic activities.
Patrick Moran - Board of Directors
Mr. Moran is a career military officer with over 24 years of active duty and is currently serving as a Commander in the United States Navy. Aside from years of leadership experience at the squadron level as a Naval Aviator, he has several years of senior level operational and executive leadership experience at various Navy installations.
Robert Leone - Board of Directors
After working in the insurance and financial services industry, including as a Prudential Financial advisor, Mr. Leone co-founded Accurate Advisory Group, a multifaceted advisory and financial services company serving clients throughout the country, offering expert guidance in all areas of wealth management, estate planning, insurance, retirement, and investing that oversees over 250 million dollars of capital for its clients. Mr. Leone currently serves as Chief Executive Office of Accurate Advisory Group, where he oversees all aspects of daily operations, including marketing, compliance, sales and search.