LBK Properties

LBK Management Team

Jim AlexanderChief Executive Officer

With a diversified background of experience in the real estate and financial industries, Mr. Alexander brings over 30 years of practical knowledge and expertise for the assets managed by LBK Management Services. Prior to establishing LBK, Mr. Alexander served as President of Lexford Realty Advisors for several years, providing consulting and operating support for a 42,000 unit multi-family portfolio.

He has served as an officer and on the board of directors for numerous banking and real estate-related firms, including a major mortgage and title company. Since establishing LBK, he has expanded the firm's capability in affordable housing, compliance and reporting, and has developed a successful acquisition services function to aid clients in building diversified portfolios. Mr. Alexander has a degree in Business from Abilene Christian University, and has attended various specialty schools related to the real estate and property management industries. He is a licensed real estate broker.

Janice DawsonPresident

Ms. Dawson serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of LBK Management Services. In this capacity, she oversees all field operations for LBK's clients. She has served in various capacities over her 30 year career in the apartment industry, several of which were spent with Trammel Crow and Lexford Properties.

Ms. Dawson has assembled an extremely talented staff of professionals who oversee property operations across the nation. In addition to her experience in field operations, her other specialties include acquisitions, due diligence, evaluation and coordination of capital improvements, and interfacing with investors and asset managers of LBK clients, including institutional investors, Wall Street firms, and private capital sources. Her experience adds valuable insight into the potential of each asset, giving owners and asset managers an additional sounding board to determine the best course of action to accomplish the goals and objectives for their assets.

Tim RiversDirector of Finance

Mr. Rivers has been involved in property management since 1989. His career began at Lexford Properties, where he worked for a variety of clients ranging from venture capitalists to large institutional firms. In 1997, he was instrumental in the startup of LBK Management Services and the implementation of both the accounting department and the technology infrastructure. His long experience and expertise working with a broad client base has made him uniquely qualified to meet the challenging needs of the multi-family industry.

Tim obtained bachelor degrees in both Finance and Accounting from Oklahoma State University. He has also completed various continuing education courses in accounting, compliance, and information technology.

Melanie GraftonRegional Director of Operations

Since the beginning of her career in the multifamily business twenty plus years ago, Ms. Grafton has accumulated an abundance of experience at all levels of property operations. She began as an on site leasing consultant rapidly advancing through various managerial assignments due to her unique leadership and motivational acumen. She previously held managerial positions at Summer's Property Management and Lexford Properties before joining the LBK team. Her experience includes lease ups, renovations, and turn around projects on distressed properties.

Melanie not only brings a wealth of experience to the assets of our clients but an energy and in sight unmatched by others in our field. She has conducted numerous due diligence reviews, prepared extensive marketing plans and developed pro forma operating budgets. Clients are well served by her diligent work ethic and dedication to her job.

Darcy DillavouRegional Director of Operations

With over thirty years of apartment management experience, Ms. Dillavou oversees LBK's operations covering a 6-state region. She previously held positions with Greystar and Lexford Properties, serving as District Manager before joining the LBK team. Over the course of her fifteen year tenure with LBK, she has overseen a diverse portfolio ranging from 501(c) 3 Affordable Housing communities to Luxury High Rises. With her extensive experience in apartment operations, 6+ multi-family software programs, marketing, budgeting, rehabs and lease-ups she is uniquely qualified to aid owners and asset managers to accomplish the goals of their organizations.

Her previous positions have provided hands-on experience at all managerial levels of on-site property management, which enables her to swiftly identify modifications which need to be made to improve productivity and potential in her employees and the assets under her direction.

Michelle TurkDirector of Marketing & Training

Michelle Turk joined the company as the national marketing and training director to manage marketing and training efforts across the portfolio. Turk leads a team of property management professionals to create and implement growth strategies for LBK's communities and clients.

Michelle brings over 10 years of high-level experience to this position, and is a relationship leader with a results-oriented approach to provide a winning combination in training development and strategic marketing. Most recently with Pinnacle, Turk was an ambassador for creating the strategic vision for the organization's marketing initiatives, which included brand management, media relations, strategic planning, and more. In this role she was also highly focused on enhancing sales velocity and retention for the organization.

Aligned with LBK's mission, Michelle brings strategic experience coupled with an energetic, relatable approach, allowing her to cultivate LBK's team members to reach their full potential and positively impact the bottom line for our clients.

Kim TanneryDirector of Affordable Housing Compliance

Ms. Tannery has over 30 years of property operations and regulatory compliance experience. She has overseen both the operations and affordable housing compliance for portfolio's containing over 27,000 units across the country. In carrying out these duties during her career she has dealt with an array of affordable housing programs including HUD, Section 8, Rural Development, Tax Credit and bond programs.

Kim worked for AIMCO as both a Senior Regional and Regional Vice President in the Northeast Division from 1994-2009. Since the time she has held executive positions with Pennrose Property Management Company and Eureka Property Management.

Having both operations and compliance experience gives Kim the background and knowledge to help clients maximize the productivity and financial success of their properties while achieving the Affordable Housing mission of providing quality housing in an environment conducive to giving residents an opportunity to thrive.