About Us

Amber Monte
President
Amber Monte has 14 years of property management experience. As President of Investment Property Group, Ms. Monte oversees every detail of operations and management of a portfolio of 78 properties throughout the western United States. She takes a very proactive hands-on approach to the management of each property and earned her bachelor degree in Business Leadership from Concordia University of Irvine.

Julie Rodriguez, CPM

Vice President
Julie Rodriguez joined the team with 27 years of property management experience. As Vice President of Property Management she oversees the day to day operations and management for all Sage Communities. Ms. Rodriguez has managed multifamily real estate across the country and has held positions from Property Manager, Regional Manager, Senior Regional Manager, Regional Vice President and Vice President of Operations. A prime focus of her career has been the repositioning of large building assets, receiverships, acquisitions, and restructuring the result driven property management division. She holds the designation of Certified Property Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management and will complete the requirements of the Certified Commercial Investment Manager designation in 2018. Ms. Rodriguez served on the Orange County board of IREM for 4 years, Michigan IREM board for 3 years and remains actively involved with IREM today. She is a licensed realtor in California. She studied at the University of Toledo and holds an Associate’s degree in Business Management Administration.

Greg Gomez
Chief Financial Officer
Greg Gomez has been the CFO for the over 10 years and in-house CPA of Affordable Housing Associates, LLC. During 9 of those 11 years Greg oversaw the expansion and management of the affordable housing division. Currently, Greg oversees the accounting for the affordable housing properties and assists in related HUD and property management matters

Jessica Nixon-June

Senior Regional Manager
Jessica Nixon-June brings 15 years of experience in the real estate industry. Ms. Nixon-June began her career in the multifamily industry as a Leasing Consultant and was quickly promoted to an Assistant Manager and Community Manager. She has held the role of Regional Manager for the last 5 years. Ms. Nixon-June has also managed assets in the single family & mobile home sectors. Her most recent focus has been in the affordable housing industry, working closely with clients to maximize NOI by managing their assets efficiently and effectively. Ms. Nixon-June holds a Real Estate License with the California Department of Real Estate and is continuing her education toward a Certification in Property Management with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

Lea Beasley
Senior Regional Manager
Lea Beasley brings 29 years of experience in the multi-family residential industry in various positions including Leasing Consultant, Community Manager, Regional Manager, Director of Resident Information Management, Regional Vice President, and Asset Manager. Lea has managed assets both privately owned and institutionally owned throughout the United States. She has extensive success building strong teams and has concentrated focus on operational financial results.
Lea currently holds a California Real Estate License and is working towards her Certification in Property Management with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Ms. Beasley holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine.

Kelley Stevens
Regional Manager
Kelley Stevens brings 14 years of experience in the multifamily industry in positions ranging from Community Manager, Senior Manager and Regional Manager. Ms. Stevens has overseen assets for both privately owned and institutionally owned – nationwide companies with a variety of properties ranging from market rate, affordable, student demographic, lease ups and luxury communities. Her concentrated focus has been on increasing NOI though rent growth, expense management, vacancy reduction, resident retention, and ancillary income. She has managed properties in 6 states and holds a current CAM designation through the National Apartment Association & CCRM through the California Apartment Association and holds a Real Estate License with the California Department of Real Estate.

Laura Rivera
Regional Manager
Laura Rivera brings 23 years of experience in full service multi-family residential property. She has a proven track record with managing property throughout the United States. Her experience is with conventional lease-up, tax credits, project based Section 8, Section 42 properties. Ms. Rivera in her 23 years’ experience has held positions beginning with Leasing Agent, Assistant Manager, Community Manager, Training & Development, Regional Property Supervisor, and Director of Property Operations. Ms. River holds a CPO designation from the National Affordable Housing Management Association, and she is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management at National University. Ms. Rivera also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University.

Cerissa C. Farrington
Junior Regional Manager
Cerissa brings 18 years of experience in the Property Management industry. She began her career in the multifamily industry as a Leasing Consultant, and was quickly promoted to Community Manager, and then to Regional Manager. She has held the role of Portfolio Manager / Regional Manager for the last 4 years. Her experience is with conventional, tax credits, project based Section 8, Section 42, and HUD properties. Cerissa has her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, and a Minor in Human Resources from Warner Pacific College. She is pursuing her Masters of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership, and will graduate December 2018. She is also working towards her Certification in Property Management.

Al Priester
Regional Maintenance Director
Mr. Priester has been in property management for the last 25 years. While he has enjoyed Managing Apartment Renovations, and working side by side with ownership to except new construction, managing capital projects has been his specialty. Over the last six years he has overseen from start to completion over 250 major projects. The first 11 years of his career Mr. Priester enjoyed working with the Department of State Parks.

Javier Piña
Director of Compliance 
Javier has been in real estate management and the multifamily industry for over 15 years and has recently joined Sage Apartment Communities. Javier is responsible for the oversight of the Compliance Department which supports the on-site teams in the affordable portfolio in all aspects of compliance. Javier holds the Assisted Housing Manager (AHM) certification with Quadel Consulting. Other certifications include Management and Occupancy Review Specialist (MORS) and Tax Credit Specialist (TCS) with the National Center for Housing Management (NCHM). Javier is also Certified Occupancy Specialist (CPO) with National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA). Javier also holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing from Cal State University, Northridge.

Urvi Mehta
Accounting Manager
Urvi Mehta has been handling Property Management Accounting since 2006. Prior to joining Sage Ms. Mehta worked with a mid-sized property management firm and was responsible for all accounting functions for commercial as well as low income housing properties. She earned her Master’s in Accountancy from Gujarat University, India.

Cheryl Rice
Human Resource Manager
Cheryl Rice is responsible for all Human Resource and payroll functions for Sage corporate office and all Sage apartment locations. Cheryl has over 20 years experience in Human Resources and Payroll.

Jason Lum
Marketing Coordinator
Jason Lum brings over 10 years of experience in marketing and website development. Mr. Lum manages the marketing for a portfolio of over 40 apartment communities. He specializes in marketing strategy, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and IT project implementation. Mr. Lum has held roles in digital marketing, technical support, quality assurance, business development, and consulting. Mr. Lum holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from the University of California, Riverside and a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.