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Katie Vanderveen

Katie Vanderveen serves as Vice President of Asset Management for Pensam. Her responsibilities include identifying areas for financial growth within properties, monitoring leasing and operating activity, reviewing property-level financial statements, providing property rehabilitation administrative support, and aiding in the investor reporting process. Katie works in constant collaboration with Pensam’s property management teams to effectively manage the multihousing portfolio. Katie’s primary focus is on Pensam’s assets in the Midwest and Colorado.

Prior to joining Pensam, Katie worked as VP of Asset Management for Capital Real Estate overseeing a 3500-unit multifamily portfolio in three states. Preceding that she held multiple roles at Laramar, including Regional Property Manager overseeing 2,900 units, Property Accountant, Trainer, and Business Applications Support. Her extensive background in property management includes onsite management, multi-site management, value-add renovations, new construction lease-up, condo conversion, acquisitions & due diligence, client relations, and property accounting.

Katie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Grand Valley State University.


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Jacobo Fernandez

Jacobo Fernandez serves as the Staff Accountant for Pensam.  His responsibilities include: creating and maintaining a standard chart of accounts for Pensam, preparing financial statements, and overseeing the firm’s accounts payable and receivable.  Prior to joining Pensam, Jacobo worked as a Staff Accountant for Printing Press, where he oversaw all internal operations for the company.  He has also worked with many corporations on a contract basis, providing operating and accounting services.

Jacobo completed his Associates Degree in Accounting in 2014 from Miami Dade College, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida International University.  He is also working towards completing an MBA in Business and Accounting.


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Dominic Rechichi

Dominic Rechichi is a principal of Pensam.  Dominic leads Pensam’s design and project management teams in ensuring projects are designed and managed effectively to limit risk, maintain efficient schedules, and deliver quality product. Dominic and the Pensam development team concentrate their efforts on ensuring project success by focusing on efficient design, meticulous project management, and effective communication.

Prior to this, Dominic served as Director of Asset Management for Pensam.

In his role as Director of Asset Management, Dominic was responsible for the overall stewardship and performance of the firm’s property portfolio spanning over 10,000 multifamily units throughout the country.  Previous to his tenure at Pensam, Dominic worked in multiple roles within the commercial real estate industry primarily focusing within the multifamily business. His experience includes acquiring, developing, rehabilitating, and building multifamily communities. Dominic started his real estate career working for SunTrust Bank in South Florida as a commercial real estate lender and portfolio manager.

Dominic is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Multi Housing Council (NMHC), and NYU Real Estate Institute.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and International Business from Florida State University and earned a graduate degree from New York University with an emphasis in real estate development and investments.


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Dirk Beck

Dirk serves as the Director of Development and Construction. In that role, he is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the construction and development activities for commercial and multifamily housing projects for Pensam. His responsibilities include: budgeting, scheduling, construction & design coordination, permitting, and entitlement. Having a diverse background in various construction types and products, along with experience in estimating, purchasing, and field operations; Dirk provides the resources required to deliver successful projects from concept to completion.

Before joining Pensam, Dirk served as the Vice President of Construction, in a similar capacity, for a regional commercial and residential developer with a portfolio of over 5 million square feet of real estate, and approaching $1 billion in total volume. Prior to his multifamily tenure, he operated a Florida-based construction firm that specialized in commercial tenant improvements for several national branded clients. He started his career with a national home builder in the estimating and purchasing department. After several years in the office he transitioned to field operations, then project management, and eventually becoming responsible for over $85 million worth of residential construction annually.

A graduate of Purdue University, Dirk holds both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Construction Management. He has held his Certified General Contractor license for the State of Florida for the past 11 years and is actively involved in the NAHB, Florida Home Builders Association, and maintains involvement with his alma mater in furthering the development of curriculum for professional constructors.


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Alejandro Muelle

Alejandro Muelle serves as Vice President of Operations.

As the firm’s Vice President of Operations, Alejandro’s responsibilities include planning, directing, coordinating and oversight of operational activities within the organization ensuring the development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems to meet Pensam’s current and future needs. Additionally, Alejandro is the Director of Human Resources and is responsible for talent recruitment, management and retention.

Prior to joining the firm, Alejandro was the Vice President of Operations for a statewide real estate developer and subsequently a senior accountant for a local CPA firm specializing in foreign and domestic real estate investments. Alejandro earned two Bachelor’s degrees (1997), a Juris Doctor (2000) from the University of Florida, and a Master of Accounting degree (2014) from Florida International University.  Alejandro is a member of the Florida Bar and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).