Real Estate Investment Trust
Working with Maxus is more than just another job, it is a career. We are committed to our employees and to developing our staff into the very best professionals. We believe in building a strong foundation through staff development and motivation. Maxus believes in an open door policy for all employees in all departments. Our leadership teams are extraordinarily strong with vast experience and powerful entrepreneurial spirit. Our management team is continually leveraging their skills for continued success.
The Maxus management team includes the following:
DAVID L. JOHNSON, CPA, Chairman. Mr. Johnson is a 1978 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Upon graduation, Mr. Johnson joined the international accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Company where he was promoted to Tax Manager in 1982. At Arthur Andersen, Mr. Johnson specialized in structuring real estate transactions for clients and was on the National Real Estate Team. In 1988, Mr. Johnson left Arthur Andersen to pursue a career in the acquisition and management of commercial and multi-family real estate projects. Mr. Johnson is a licensed real estate broker and a certified public accountant in the State of Missouri.
MICHAEL P. MCROBERT, CPA, Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. McRobert is a 1982 graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. Upon graduation he joined the tax department of the international accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Company. At Arthur Andersen Mr. McRobert worked extensively in various areas involving real estate and small business. In 1986 he joined Sunway Hotel Management, Inc., a national hotel management and development firm as its Vice President and functioned in both a development and operational capacity. From 1990 and to 1995 Mr. McRobert joined Rule & Company, a real estate and business valuation firm in Kansas City. In 1995 Mr. McRobert rejoined Sunway Hotel Management and in 1999 was promoted to President of Sunway before joining Maxus in 2004. Mr. McRobert has been both a licensed certified public accountant and General Real Estate Appraiser in the State of Missouri and often testified as an expert witness regarding real estate and hotel issues. Mr. McRobert is currently a Director of 1st Cameron State Bank in Cameron, Missouri.
JOHN W. ALVEY, CPA, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Alvey holds a Bachelors degree from Rockhurst College and a Masters of Accountancy from Kansas State University. In 1982, Mr. Alvey joined Arthur Andersen and Company where he was promoted to Tax Manager working primarily on real estate projects for individual clients. Mr. Alvey joined Maxus in 1988, after spending one year working with a Kansas City-area real estate company. Mr. Alvey is responsible for the day-to-day accounting functions, risk management and taxes for Maxus Properties Inc. and its managed properties.
DEANN TOTTA, Vice President SEC Reporting and Administration. Ms. Totta has a Bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Ms. Totta started her accounting career with Arthur Andersen and then went on to KPMG. Ms. Totta started her career with Maxus in 1990 at which time her primary job was to create the low-income housing tax credit department. After a leave to raise her children, Ms. Totta rejoined Maxus in 2005 and is responsible for the financial reporting of Maxus Realty Trust as well as the coordination of the company’s audits and tax returns, other compliance and acquisition related matters and investor communications. Ms. Totta also oversees the application process of the low-income housing tax credit and various tax-exempt bond applications.
STUART WOODY, Controller. Mr. Woody graduated in 1985 from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In 1987 he received a MBA degree with a finance emphasis from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Mr. Woody joined Maxus in 2004. Previously he held accounting leadership positions in the technology, broadcasting, & office equipment industries. At Maxus, Mr. Woody administers the areas of accounting, financial reporting and human resources.
CHADWICK T. SNEED, Director of Acquisitions and Financing. Mr. Sneed graduated from the University of Missouri Columbia, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Real Estate. Prior to Maxus, Mr. Sneed worked as Sales Manager and Internet Director of a local car dealership. He joined Maxus in 2006 and is responsible for coordinating all acquisitions, dispositions, and refinancing of new and existing properties for the Maxus portfolio. He also handles negotiating and accounting for other income sources for the portfolio, i.e., cable contracts, laundry contracts, multifamily alarm contracts, internet service agreements, oil and gas leases, vending contracts, etc. Mr. Sneed is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Missouri.
JULIE HART, Regional Property Manager. Ms. Hart is a 1983 graduate of Kansas State University and has 24 years experience in property management. She worked nine years with Nationwide Management Corporation in various capacities. She was promoted to Regional Supervisor in 1991 with oversight responsibilities for over 1,700 multi-family units and led takeover teams on various acquisitions. Ms. Hart joined the Maxus management team in 1996 and heads the Dallas office which is responsible for Texas properties in the Maxus portfolio.
CHERYL MARSHALL, ARM, Regional Property Manager. Ms. Marshall joined Maxus in September of 2003 and has 24 years experience in property management. Ms. Marshall started in the industry in 1986 working as a Leasing Consultant for Post Properties in Atlanta, Georgia and was heavily involved in the “lease-up” and marketing of new construction properties in Georgia and Florida. Ms. Marshall has extensive experience in overseeing bond financed, Low Income Housing Tax Credit, and conventional properties. Ms. Marshall’s most recent position was as Regional Property Manager for Charter Realty where she was responsible for over 1,300 conventional and subsidized housing units. Ms. Marshall’s region consists of Southwest Kansas City, Missouri; Kansas City North, and Eastern Kansas.
BECKY PIPER, Regional Property Manager. Ms. Piper joined Maxus in April of 2005 and has 25 years experience in property management. Ms. Piper started in the industry in 1985 working as a Leasing Consultant for R & B Realty Group in Houston, Texas, where she was heavily involved in conventional and corporate housing for their Oakwood Apartments and Oakwood Corporate Housing divisions. She spent two years in acquisitions and dispositions before moving on to Charter Realty Group where she held the position of Director of Operations, SW. She was in charge of all operations for 3,500 units which consisted of conventional and low income tax credit and bond properties along with all start ups of all the acquisitions. Ms. Piper’s region consists of locations throughout Kansas, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan. She has experience in several other markets throughout Texas, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona.
ANNETTE FOWLER, Regional Property Manager. Ms. Fowler joined Maxus in June 2003 as a Property Manager. She has 23 years experience in property management. Ms. Fowler started in the industry in 1988 as a Leasing Consultant for Mills Group, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Fowler earned her CAM designation in 2001. Ms. Fowler is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of Missouri. Ms. Fowler was promoted to Regional Manager with Maxus in 2008 with current oversight responsibility for over 2,550 multi-family units. Ms. Fowler has led multiple takeover teams on numerous acquisitions in 2010-2011. Ms. Fowler’s region consists of conventional, low income tax credit and multi use sites throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area and in Wichita, Kansas.
DAVID SMITH, Regional Property Manager. Mr. Smith joined Maxus in September of 2007 and has 23 years experience in Property Management. Mr. Smith started in the industry in 1987 working as a leasing consultant/ assistant for Troug Real Estate in Kansas City, Missouri where he leased and over-saw 116 conventional units. Mr. Smith has held positions as Property Manager and District Manager. Mr. Smith’s most recent position before returning to Maxus was Regional Director, this position involved overseeing and supervising a District Manager with 1,000 units in Texas as well as 3,500 units in the Kansas City area. Mr. Smith has experience in Section 8, tax credit and conventional properties. Mr. Smith received his (ARM) designation, Accredited Resident Manager in 1989 and held 2 terms as ARM Chairman in 1993 and 1994 for Chapter 15. Mr. Smith attended community college and has taken courses in accounting, computer and business management. Mr. Smith’s region consists of locations throughout Arkansas, Eastern Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mr. Smith is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of Missouri.
ERIN JOHNSTON, Director of Commercial Real Estate. Ms. Johnston graduated in 2006 from the University of Missouri – Columbia, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a dual emphasis in Finance and Real Estate. With four years experience in multi-family leasing and residential real estate, Ms. Johnston began her commercial real estate career at RED Brokerage in 2005. Ms. Johnston gained extensive experience representing developers, tenants, and investors on a local and national level in commercial real estate sales and leases. She also specialized in public-private partnerships and urban planning, managing projects involving tax-increment financing, zoning changes, and city-selected master redevelopments. Ms. Johnston joined Maxus Properties in 2007 with nearly three years experience in commercial real estate. At Maxus, she is responsible for the leasing and management of the company’s existing commercial portfolio as well as any sales, acquisitions, or development of commercial properties. Ms. Johnston is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Missouri and Kansas.
PAT GARLICH, Acquisition Asset Manager and TIC Specialist. Mr. Garlich graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a minor degree in Communication. He assists in overseeing the management of over 11,000 apartment units and analyzing the best ways to create revenue from them. From May 2006 until joining Maxus Properties in 2010, Mr. Garlich was an accounting assistant at Benefit Finance Partners, LLC, a financial investment company. He worked his way up in the company to become a Client Service Manager, where he assisted in product development, distribution and administrative support for a $10 Billion BOLI portfolio.
CLAY DISCHER, Financial Analyst/TIC Specialist. Mr. Discher graduated in 2007 from William Jewell College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He joined Maxus in 2011 and is responsible for the acquisition of tenant-in-common properties throughout the the U.S. He has also worked privately in various areas of real estate, including management of rental housing.