Richard Campo is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Camden Property Trust. Mr. Campo has served in this capacity since May 1993. As the Chairman and CEO of one of the nation’s largest multifamily Real Estate Investment Trusts, Mr. Campo holds strategic roles within the real estate industry. He is currently a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) where he serves on the Executive Board, the National Multi Housing Council (“NMHC”) where he serves on the Executive Committee and was past chairman, and the Urban Land Institute (“ULI”).
Mr. Campo began his real estate career after graduating from Oregon State University in 1976. After working for a private Houston real estate company, Mr. Campo co-founded Camden’s predecessor companies in 1982 and has spent almost 30 years building a company of great people that are renowned for their management proficiency, their development and construction capabilities and their savvy in the areas of technology, training and marketing. He has led the development, management, acquisition and disposition of real estate properties valued in excess of $10 billion; and under his leadership, Camden has grown from a Texas-based real estate firm with assets valued at $200 million in 1993 to an industry leader with a national footprint and assets valued at more than $8 billion.
Mr. Campo serves on the Board of Directors of several organizations that focus on the economic development, business outlook and future growth of Houston, including Central Houston, Inc., the Greater Houston Community Foundation and the Greater Houston Partnership, and is an Executive Advisory Board Member for the University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business. Mr. Campo is also the Chairman of the Houston First Corporation, a local government corporation that facilitates the city's economic growth through the business of conventions and the arts.
Mr. Campo is a frequent speaker on real estate and development related topics for both industry-related and non-industry conferences and associations and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
D. Keith Oden was co-founder of Camden's predecessor companies in 1982 and has served Camden as President and Trust Manager since 1993. As a Principal Executive Officer and Director, Oden drives Camden's strategic initiatives, leads the property operations and corporate support services, and promotes the company's culture.
After completing his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, Oden began his career as a management consultant with the then-public accounting firm Deloitte, Haskins and Sells in 1979. He joined Century Development Corporation, one of the most active real estate development firms in the Southwest in 1981, and later became Director of Financial Planning.
For more than twenty years, Mr. Oden has been committed to developing one of the best multifamily companies in the industry. Under his purview, Camden successfully completed the mergers of three well-established real estate companies: Paragon, Oasis Residential, and Summit Properties in 1997, 1998 and 2005, respectively. Oden's work was instrumental to the assimilation of these three companies into Camden's culture. He facilitated a side-by-side comparison of Camden and the companies' practices and processes, leveraging a best-practices approach to maintain Camden's leadership position within the industry.
Under Oden's leadership, Camden formed a cross-functional team to design, develop, and execute a web-based property management system across the portfolio. The result: Oden's team implemented OneSite throughout the Camden portfolio nearly 200 communities in nine months. With the system in place, the team implemented a pricing engine called YieldStar™ shortly thereafter. YieldStar™ indiscriminately prices apartment homes to maximize revenue which creates a considerable competitive advantage for the organization.
Oden was the corporate sponsor and ultimate decision-maker in the creation and development of Camden's comprehensive brand strategy. Taking a fully-integrated marketing approach, Camden launched its brand through an award-winning website; corporate and community collateral materials; and a naming convention so that all of Camden's communities would be captured under the company's flagship name. As a result, Camden increased market recognition and gained the ability to weather the ups and downs of the real estate cycle effectively.
Oden is a member of the Executive Council of the Center for Real Estate Finance at the University of Texas and serves as advisor, financial supporter, guest lecturer, and panelist for the faculty and students pursuing their MBAs in real estate finance. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a licensed real estate broker in the State of Texas.
Malcolm Stewart is Chief Operating Officer of Camden Property Trust and Chairman of Camden's Investment Committee.
After graduating from Texas A&M University, Stewart served three years as a Regular Army officer in various military assignments and locations. Prior to joining Camden's predecessor company, Stewart had responsibility for all construction and project services at one of the largest and most active development multifamily companies in the Southwest, where he began his association with Richard J. Campo and D. Keith Oden. Stewart has successfully developed real estate business units, such as office buildings, hospitals, governmental facilities, and privatized student housing. At Camden, he has structured and managed numerous real estate service support groups and has been responsible for the construction, development, and acquisition or disposition of over $3 billion in commercial and residential real estate assets.
Stewart actively engages in community service activities, and has served as Commissioner of youth baseball for the Giff Nielsen/Roger Clemens Kids Way Charity and Director of the Board for the Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America. He was named Humanitarian of the Year by the Gulf Coast Sickle Cell Association. In addition to being a guest lecturer for Texas A&M University, he sits on the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets Development Council (and is a mentor to the program) as well as the Executive Committee of the Texas A&M Masters of Real Estate Program. He supports civic and community programs such as the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, Greater Houston Women's Foundation, Shell Houston Open, Ronald McDonald House, and the Houston Livestock Show.
Alexander J. Jessett is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Camden Property Trust. At Camden, Mr. Jessett has completed debt and equity issuances of over $10 billion. Additionally, he has structured and negotiated the formation of joint ventures with institutional partners involving over $1 billion of real estate. He has also negotiated the acquisition of real estate from existing joint ventures with a gross value of over $1 billion. Mr. Jessett played a lead role in the valuation, negotiation, structuring, and ultimate acquisition of $1.9 billion of real estate associated with the Summit merger (NYSE: SMT). He also negotiated the $300 million in equity commitments for Camden's Multi-Family Value-Add and Co-Investment Funds.
Mr. Jessett has been employed in the real estate industry since 1997 and has worked at Camden in various roles since 1999. Prior to joining Camden, he worked at Comerica Bank of Texas in the Real Estate Lending department.
Mr. Jessett also serves as Treasurer and is on the Board of Directors for Central Houston, Inc., an organization that focuses on the redevelopment and revitalization of downtown Houston. He has served as a formal mentor for graduate students at the University of Houston and the University of Texas. Additionally, Mr. Jessett has served as a guest lecturer at the graduate business school at the University of Houston and is a member of the Executive Council of the Center for Real Estate Finance at the University of Texas. He is also a graduate of the Center for Houston’s Future.
Mr. Jessett has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Houston, where he received the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence. He is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Texas.
Laurie Baker is Senior Vice President of Fund and Asset Management for Camden Property Trust. Baker is responsible for the creation, marketing, and administration of Camden's first investment fund, which has approximately $1 billion in assets.
During her 14-year tenure with Camden, Baker has held several positions. As Regional Vice President, she was responsible for managing over 10,000 apartment homes in Texas. As Vice President of Property Services, she was responsible for building complimentary technology strategies to enhance revenues and decrease expenditures. She served as the executive sponsor for Camden's technology initiative, which included managing several technology investments and the rollout of Camden's web-based property management software, revenue management, and an online procurement system.
Before joining Camden, Baker was a Vice President at Walden Residential Properties and spent nine years at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, MD. She holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University.
She serves on the Board of Directors Executive Committee for the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC), is a member of ULI's Multifamily Bronze Council, and a frequent speaker in the multifamily industry. Baker is currently President Elect for CREW Houston and in 2012 was honored by CREW Houston as one of the Top 15 Women in Commercial Real Estate. She is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Texas.
Kim Callahan serves as the primary point of contact for the multifamily company's investors and analysts, and manages all investor communications including press releases, earnings releases, investor presentations, and annual reports.
Callahan joined Camden in 1996 and previously served as Director of Finance and Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations for the company. Prior to joining Camden, she was employed by First Interstate Bank as a Financial Analyst in the Corporate Property Division, and also served as a Management Consultant for Price Waterhouse.
Callahan received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University. She is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) Senior Roundtable, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), and National Multi Housing Council (NMHC). Callahan was recently named to Institutional Investor’s 2013 All-America Executive Team, ranking as the #1 and #2 IR Professional in the REIT Sector by Sell Siders and Buy Siders respectively.
Since May 2008, Bob Fisher has been responsible for a variety of legal functions for Camden, including corporate governance, transactional activities, and general litigation supervision.
Prior to joining Camden, Fisher was a long-standing partner in the Texas law firm of Winstead PC. He was a member of Winstead's executive committee. While his practice focused on real estate development and investments, he devoted a substantial portion of his time to the representation of Camden.
Fisher is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law and a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and H Texas Magazine as a Houston Top Lawyer, and named as a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly.
Michael Gallagher is Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Camden. A seasoned financial executive with Big Four and industry CFO and Controllership responsibilities, Gallagher has been with Camden since 2006. Among other things, he successfully led Camden's J.D. Edwards financial implementation team and has been responsible for improving financial closing and SEC reporting.
Prior to joining Camden, Gallagher served five years as the Controller of GE Aero Energy, a $3 billion international manufacturing subsidiary of the General Electric Company, where he was responsible for the accounting, financial reporting, and financial reporting systems functions. He has also served as the CFO of a publicly-traded telecommunications company as well as a start-up international software company. Gallagher also spent eight years with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he served as the engagement manager for a number of Fortune 500 clients and SEC registrants.
Gallagher earned his Master of Business Administration at Texas A&M University and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at the University of Texas—Tyler. Gallagher is also a Certified Public Accountant and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
Stephen R. Hefner is responsible for directing and supervising Camden's construction operation across the company's entire portfolio. He oversees construction management and general contracting for multifamily and other real estate properties developed by Camden and third-party clients. He is involved in site due diligence, acquisition, design team selection and direction, as well as cost estimating, project management, and general contracting. He has worked in over twelve different states across the nation.
Hefner began his career in construction with Worthing Southeast Builders, managing multifamily housing developments projects. He was then responsible for many of the same activities under SAE Spaw Glass/Cahaba Residential, a light commercial and residential builder based throughout the United States.
Later, Hefner served as Construction Manager for Gross Builders, a privately-owned development and construction company in Houston, Texas. He oversaw general contracting for the owner and developer before transferring to Camden.
Hefner received an Associate's Degree in Applied Science, Building Construction, from Texas State Technical Institute in 1985, and studied Finance at Southwest Texas State University as an undergraduate.
Hefner is Chairman of the multifamily council for the greater Houston Builders Association, and is a member of the national multifamily council of the NAHB, Houston Building Council, and the Houston Apartment Association. He is a licensed contractor in multiple states throughout the United States.
Since April 2000, Cynthia B. Scharringhausen has been responsible for all areas of human resource management at Camden from legal and compliance issues to employee relations, staffing, compensation, and benefits administration.
For nine years, Scharringhausen has played a central role in many of Camden's greatest achievements. From flawless merger integrations to industry-leading employee benefits programs, she has been instrumental in making Camden's multifamily company a great place to work.
Prior to joining Camden, Scharringhausen was the Vice President of Human Resources for Dubuis Health System based in Houston, Texas. As a key team member of senior management, she was instrumental in the strategic planning, development, and implementation of Dubuis centralized human resources function within a multi-state, multi-site healthcare organization. Scharringhausen's twenty years of experience, combined with her customer-centric focus, enables her to build highly functioning teams that provide innovative compensation, benefits, solutions and employee relation program all of which contribute to a positive work environment at Camden.
Scharringhausen received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bloomsburg State University.
Bill Sengelmann is Senior Vice President of Real Estate Investments and is responsible for overseeing Camden's Real Estate Investment activities including new development, acquisitions and dispositions. Since joining the company in 1998 as Vice President of New Development, Sengelmann has been involved in the design and development of more than 10,000 multifamily units and real estate transactions in excess of $1.8 billion.
Sengelmann began his real estate career after graduating from the University of Texas in 1984. He spent ten years with American General Investment Corporation and NorthMarq Capital, where he originated in excess of $1.5 billion of debt and equity transactions throughout the United States.
Kristy Simonette is Senior Vice President of Strategic Services and Chief Information Officer (CIO), leaving her most recent position as Vice President of Technology. She is responsible for information technology, marketing, internal help desk, and Camden's Contact Center.
Before joining Camden, Simonette was Director of Sales and Customer Service for Ashford.com, an e-Commerce company that offers luxury goods and corporate gifts. Prior to Ashford.com, she spent three years implementing, training and managing support for SAP at Browning Ferris Industries (BFI), and nine years at a multifamily management company, where she worked on-site and in the corporate offices as an internal auditor, technical trainer and help desk manager.
Simonette holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Schreiner University.
Tom Sloan oversees community housing operations for Camden's Eastern and Central Divisions including metropolitan Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Missouri.
Sloan joined Camden as a result of the Summit Properties and Camden merger in 2005 and participated in the companies' merging of best practices and culture. He has been with the combined real estate companies for nine years. Prior to joining Camden, he worked for Equity Residential in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, North and South Carolina, and South Florida. Before that, he worked for Oakwood Worldwide in the Miami and D.C. metro markets, and for Radisson Hotels in Atlanta.
Sloan serves on the Board of Directors of the National Homebuilders Association and the advisory board for the Virginia Tech School of Residential Property Management. Prior to relocating to Virginia, Sloan served on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta and Georgia Apartment Associations. He supports the national Court Appointed Special Advocate program (CASA), which serves at-risk children and he is an adult leader for the National Capitol Area BSA.
Sloan earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Memphis.