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Our Team

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Ann-Marie Bomba, CAPS

Principal and Chief Executive Officer

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Wendy Rae Walker, NALP, CAPS, NAAEI Faculty

Principal and Chief Operating Officer

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Aaron Pitre,
CAM, TCS, UPCS & HQS

Senior Regional Manager

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Sloan Crow

Regional Manager

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Tony Frankhauser, CAM

Regional Manager

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Kathy Bazicki

Property Administrator

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Ann-Marie Bomba, CAPS

Principal and Chief Executive Officer

Ann-Marie brings over three decades of multifamily industry experience with a heavy focus on distressed asset recovery. She has spent the majority of her career working with clients to improve underperforming sites, reposition REO properties, and achieving specific asset performance to aid ownership in achieving investment goals on both conventional and affordable communities. Ann-Marie has an impressive track record of improving and sustaining NOI growth, increasing asset value to achieve maximum results for each client. During her career, she has successfully managed a diverse portfolio of properties to include new construction lease-ups of affordable and conventional communities, multimillion-dollar renovations, lease-up, and reposition of struggling REO communities and stabilized properties in a variety of regions. With a "failure is not an option" credo and her tenacity, Ann-Marie leads her teams by example with a true servant leadership style. She takes immense pleasure in supporting and guiding team members to reach their potential and meet the ownership's investment goals. She attributes her career success to the great leaders, clients, and team members she has had the privilege to serve.

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Wendy Rae Walker, NALP, CAPS, NAAEI Faculty

Principal and Chief Operating Officer

Wendy Rae has dedicated over 30 years in the multifamily industry. She began her career on the ground floor as a leasing agent and has worked her way through the ranks. This provides a working knowledge and remarkable value to owners. With all her cross over experience in management, Wendy Rae's great love is staffing, training, and marketing. Building a robust front line is where Wendy Rae delivers enduring results to the bottom line. She firmly believes that without the proper training, our teams would not be successful. This is why she takes the time to train every member of Topaz Asset Management. Her innovative and forward-thinking has proven effective in implementing Topaz University, where team members can receive dedicated and ongoing training to ensure their success and achieve their career goals. Wendy Rae is a dynamic speaker and published author. She is also a member of the National Apartment Association Education Faculty.

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Aaron Pitre,
CAM, TCS, UPCS & HQS

Senior Regional Manager

Aaron brings over a decade of multifamily industry experience with an extensive background in the oversight of Conventional, LIHTC, and Student Housing communities. He has a successful performance track record with lease-ups, value add renovations, and budget maximization. Aaron places a strong focus on owner and equity partner relationships. He enjoys the challenge of meeting the owner's goals, supporting his management teams, and always keeping focus on learning and development. Aaron currently holds several industry certifications, CAM, TCS, UPCS, and HQS. He is also active in the Institute of Real Estate Management, where he is currently pursuing his CPM designation.

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Sloan Crow

Regional Manager

Sloan brings over a decade of experience in the multifamily industry with a primary focus in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas. She started on-site as a Leasing Agent and has worked in each management position along the way to Regional Manager. Her background includes oversight of stabilized and struggling assets, renovations, repositioning, acquisitions, and dispositions. She enjoys working directly with her teams and is always looking for new ways to challenge them and encourage personal and professional growth. Her strength is her passion for the people and building a strong front line. One of her favorite quotes is, "Happy employees ensure happy customers. And happy customers ensure happy owners- in that order."

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Tony Frankhauser, CAM

Regional Manager

Tony brings over 20 years of multifamily real estate management experience spanning every aspect of operations in Lease-up, Class A luxury, Affordable, Senior, Value-Add, Renovation, and Repositioning. Tony is a pro-active servant leader, and serving others has been the true passion of his career. This has resulted in strong retention and satisfaction of those he serves. He takes ownership of the assets that he oversees and makes decisions with the utmost sensitivity to achieving bottom-line results. Tony holds a Certified Apartment Manager designation from the National Apartment Association.

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Kathy Bazicki

Property Administrator

Kathy has over 25 years of experience in the multifamily industry with a background in new construction lease-ups, renovations and repositioning, tax credit, bond, and conventional, acquisitions, and dispositions. Her experience also includes financial analysis, budgeting, and training. Her passion is to support the team, keeping the big picture in mind without losing focus on the day to day business.