Leadership

Epoch Residential has a long-standing history of providing expertise in the multi-family industry. We continue to offer this highest level of quality service through the effective collaboration of a select group of skilled professionals.

James H. Pugh is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Epoch Residential. Born in Winter Haven, Florida, Mr. Pugh has served as a United States Army Ranger and Special Forces Commander. He is a distinguished ROTC graduate of the University of Florida where he earned a B.S. in Building Construction, and is a member of Florida Blue Key Honorary and Scabbard & Blade Honorary societies. He is presently serving in leadership roles on numerous civic and charitable boards, including:

  • Chairman, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Holocaust Memorial Center
  • Member of the Board of Directors, University of Florida Foundation
  • Board of Trustees, Bob Graham Center for Public Service, University of Florida
  • Member of the Board of Directors, The Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government
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Justin Sand manages development activities across all markets as well oversees the other business units of the company. Justin is responsible for strategic planning and is involved in all operational and investment decisions. He is principally involved in market research, site selection and acquisition, project entitlements, project design, construction and capitalization. Justin joined Epoch in 2004 and has held various roles, most recently serving as Vice President of Development. Since 2004, Justin has been actively involved in the financing, development and construction of over 8,000 apartment units with a total capitalization in excess of one billion dollars. Prior to joining Epoch, Justin worked for Hunt Construction Group, a large scale, commercial General Contractor/Construction Manager. Justin received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan.  He is licensed as a Florida Certified General Contractor, a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate, a single-engine private pilot and has been involved in numerous civic boards and organizations.

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McCarley Davis is responsible for the oversight of asset and property management within the company, as well as acquisitions, dispositions, private capital fund raising and communications, refinancing, recapitalization, repositioning, new site selection, and capitalization of new development projects.  McCarley joined Epoch in 2004 and served as its Asset Manager until 2010, when he became the Senior Vice President of Management. Since joining Epoch, McCarley has been involved in the development, capitalization and management of over 8,000 apartment units in Florida, Texas, Arizona and North Carolina. Prior to joining Epoch, McCarley served as an Associate in Fixed Income at Wachovia Bank, in Charlotte, NC. He holds a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill, and is a Licensed Florida Real Estate Sales Associate. He is also an Associate Member of the National Multi-Housing Council.

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Allyson Chiappa is the Executive Vice President of Operations for Epoch Residential.  She is responsible for coordinating operations across development, construction, property management and accounting to maximize efficiency and drive performance both corporately and at the asset level.  Allyson manages all corporate due diligence, risk management and maintains relationships with all key business partners. In addition, she oversees the acquisition and disposition transactions of Epoch-owned communities.  Allyson joined Epoch in 2004 and has served in various leadership roles within the company, most recently as Director of Asset Management. Allyson holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Central Florida and is a member of the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance.

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Greg Wosaba is responsible for the overall management and direction of construction activities. He oversees all projects from pre-construction through occupancy and close out. He manages the daily operations of the construction department and is directly involved and responsible for project scheduling, logistics, project staffing, risk management, cost management and profitability. Mr. Wosaba’ s 24 years of career experience includes student housing, multi-family, hospitality, industrial warehouses, big-box retail, restaurants, retail shopping centers and schools. He holds a B.S. in Construction from Bradley University, and is an Arizona Dual Licensed Commercial and Residential General Contractor.

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Helen Maroney manages the company’s accounting functions for all areas of business and Corporate. Helen joined Epoch in 2017 and has over 12 years of experience in real estate accounting. She has held leadership positions in her field in North and Central Florida at Regency Centers, Flagler Development Company and ZOM.  Helen is a licensed CPA and holds a Masters in Accounting from the University of North Florida.

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Sara Montuori joined Epoch in early 2017 as the Director of Marketing. She has a solid background in marketing and branding with over 10 years of experience. Most recently she marketed a portfolio of 21 properties in North Florida for Greystar. Prior to the multi-family industry, Sara held marketing roles with several shopping centers in the Central Florida area. Sara holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Central Florida and is a member of The College of Business Alumni Association. 

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Deborah Schieffelin joined Epoch Residential in 2017 as the Director Of Human Resources. She is responsible for overseeing all HR functions for the Company.  Deborah has 7 years’ experience in human resources, benefits management and customer service. Deborah's previous roles include Human Resources Director for a residential treatment facility and Director of Member Services for an HMO. Deborah holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University.

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Adam Dudley is the Director of Property Management for Epoch Residential. He joined Epoch in November of 2016 as a Regional Property Supervisor and quickly excelled through demonstrating his leadership abilities and identifying opportunities for success. In his role, Adam is responsible for the performance and success of each property as it relates to optimizing an asset’s value by maximizing income, and effectively and efficiently controlling expenses for owners and investment partners.

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