PEOPLE MATTER. PERFORMANCE COUNTS.
Melody brings eight years of onsite property level experience to CAF. She is a driven organizational leader who excels at generating revenue while decreasing expenses, in conjunction with increased profits and rent growth. She implements structure in training and team building, and is skilled at management takeovers, renovations, remodeling, and associated acquisitions.
Melody began CAF as a Property Manager, was quickly promoted to Senior Property Manager, and most recently promoted again to her current role as Regional Manager.
Before joining our team, Melody held the following positions:
Westwood Residential (2013-2015) - Property Manager - Responsible for maintaining physical and economic occupancy; Administered all phases of community operations, including but not limited to: maintenance, capital improvements, interior/exterior/office renovation, weekly/monthly reporting, service contracts, budgeting, expense control, and auditing; Oversight and training in staff facilitation to develop a synergistic team that made the property attractive to prospective residents.
Crest Asset Management, Inc. – Business/Property Manager (2009 – 2013), Leasing (2008) – Responsibilities included: accounting, leasing and renewal auditing, applicant approvals, staff management, organizing vacant unit turns, rent collections, delinquency reduction, and property resident functions.
Melody lives in Frisco, TX with her two sons, and has a daughter that attends Texas State University, in San Marcos, TX.
Amanda Castro brings seven years of valuable onsite property level experience to CAF as our Operations Manager. She has been highly successful in all property management positions to include Leasing, Due Diligence, Accounting and Property Management oversight.
Prior to her current position, she has held numerous positions with the following respected companies:
Westwood Residential (2010-2015) - Leasing Consultant, Assistant Manager, Property Manager. Effective in maintaining an average of 95% occupancy. Maintained close vendor relationships for a variety of services. Oversaw exterior renovations. Led a seven-person team with enthusiasm, optimism and a sense of “team.” Extensive knowledge of our computer software program. Hired and trained accounting manager as well as leasing personnel.
Horizon Management (2006-2008) – Responsible for overall Financial, Grounds and Operations Management including but not limited to; collections, make readies and service efficiency, leasing supervision and training (her own leasing conversion averaging 64%), community events and marketing. Routinely closed month end with zero delinquency.
Amanda lives in Little Elm, Texas with her husband Jason and her two children.
Banks Woodward is a certified public accountant with over ten years of experience in financial reporting, taxation and business advisory services. During that time, Banks specialized primarily in Real Estate, Dealership, and Healthcare industries. By combining his accounting and taxation expertise, he was able to assist clients in developing comprehensive plans through mergers and acquisitions, entity restructuring and ongoing operations.
Before joining CAF Management and CAF Capital Partners, Banks was with the public accounting firm Cornwell Jackson as a manager in their tax and business services department. Prior to Cornwell Jackson, he worked as manager in the Dallas office of CliftonLarsonAllen. His public accounting career started in Utah with Hawkins (previously Hawkins, Cloward & Simister).
Banks earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Utah Valley University and a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Utah. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of CPAs. Banks currently lives in Plano with his beautiful wife and daughter.
Brooke brings ten years of onsite property level experience to CAF. She has excelled in every role including leasing, accounting and property manager. She is also experienced in Due Diligence, Auditing and Take Overs.
Brooke began CAF as a Property Manager, was quickly promoted to Senior Property Manager, and most recently promoted again to her current role as Regional Manager.
Before joining our team, Brooke held the following positions:
Westwood Residential – Property Manager and Assistant Manager (2011-2015) – Responsible for overseeing the staff, maintaining occupancy, weekly reporting, budgeting, auditing, rent collections and delinquency.
Lynd – Leasing (2007-2010) – Responsible for generating traffic, leases and marketing.
Camden – Leasing (2006) – Responsible for leasing, marketing and resident functions
Brooke lives in Denton, TX with her two children, Rilee and Justin.
Brooke is a highly experienced property management Executive with over 13 years of asset management experience and success in multifamily.
Prior to her current position Brooke held the following positions:
Brooke received her Bachelor's degree in Speech Communication at Texas A&M University and lives in Frisco, TX with her husband Matt and their daughter.
Trent Wood is an experienced sales, marketing and operations professional that has a strong financial background, solid understanding of various business transactions and overall operations experience resulting in profitable company results.
Trent most recently served as Principal of PTC Investments, LLC where he participated in over 125 property acquisitions and was responsible for the overall profitable operations of the company.
For 13 years prior to PTC Investments, Trent held numerous executive positions with both private and publicly traded companies. During his tenure he held positions such as Territory Manager, District Sales Manager, Regional Sales Director, Area Vice President, National Sales Director and Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
In his role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Trent reported directly to the company CEO and was responsible for successfully running a Global Division which generated over $160 million in revenue annually and employed approximately 200 personnel.
Prior to his successful business career, Trent served in the United States Army for nine years.
Trent's military career was served in the Infantry and Field Artillery and he was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Captain.
Trent received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Texas and lives in Frisco, TX with his wife, Karleigh, and their two children.
Doug Bartek is a high-tech industry veteran and real estate investor with over 40 years of experience, during which he was principally responsible for over 28 successful sales, acquisitions, mergers, and financings of high-tech business entities. Highlights from his background include:
Doug received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas, an MS in Engineering from Arizona State University, and an MBA from Arizona State University.
Our Team has extensive experience in multifamily property management.
Along with this experience, we bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in general business operations and real estate investments.
Multifamily Property Management is all that we do. We focus all our energies and expertise into driving optimal performance of each property.
Experience + Focus = Results.
We know that you expect results when investing in multifamily properties. We use our experience and expertise along with our singular focus in this specialty to maximize performance of your property and deliver superior investor returns.
Chris Faulkner is a seasoned real estate executive with deep domain expertise across the life cycle of institutional real estate investing. His experience includes loan securitization, portfolio management, underwriting, originations, workouts/restructuring, and asset management.
Chris founded CAF Capital Partners in 2010 and subsequently CAF Management, LLC, after a successful 15 year career at GE Capital, Real Estate:
Chris received a BS degree from Texas A&M University and lives in Frisco, TX with his wife Carrie and their four children
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