Kasey Barnard, Office Manager
Kasey began her career in real estate performing research and marketing functions for the broker/owner of RE/MAX North. Here, she gained valuable knowledge of the real estate market in the Chicagoland area. She continued her real estate career at ELB Mortgage Brokers, where she gained a deeper understanding of real estate transactions and the loan underwriting process. Kasey’s responsibilities included accounts payable/accounts receivable, payroll, bank reconciliations, auditing loan files, and filing quarterly and annual payroll tax reports. When ELB closed, Kasey became an independent bookkeeper with a handful of clients including three real estate investment partnerships. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington.
Sherry Cho, Accountant
Sherry began her career as an accountant at China Life Insurance Company, Ltd. At CLI, she was in charge of accounts payable, payroll and assisted with the financial budget for 4 branches. Sherry also worked as an accountant for CARE Facility Maintenance, where she performed monthly bank reconciliations, generated financial statements and assisted in tax preparations. Sherry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Beijing Institute of Technology in Beijing, China. She received her Master of Science degree in Accounting from University of Illinois at Chicago. Sherry is currently working on obtaining her CPA license.
Alan Meltzer, Principal
Alan Meltzer began his career as a Financial Analyst for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). At JLL, Alan evaluated, structured and closed public-private transactions to maximize the value of federal and local government property. Alan supported the negotiations, successful transaction closure and asset management of several multi-family developments that privatized housing at US Air Force installations. In 2009, Alan founded Meltzer Real Estate and began acquiring failed condominium conversions and developments in the Chicago area and de-converting them to apartments. The company has since expanded into acquiring stabilized and value-add multi-family and mixed use properties. Alan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is an Illinois Licensed Community Association Manager and an Illinois Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker.
Ayodele White-Casper, Property Manager
Aya began her real estate career at Campus Property Management, LLC, in Champaign, Illinois, as an in-house leasing agent. Here, she gained valuable real estate experience working for a management company that managed over 400 units collectively. Aya then worked as a paralegal at The Rogers Law Group, NFP, a foreclosure defense firm; which involved administrative assistance with closing short sales, assisting in the recovery of foreclosed homes, and solidifying loan modifications. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, and Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL.