Leadership

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

During his 17+ year tenure with Epoch Residential, Justin has served in various roles in the financing, development and construction of over 10,000 apartment homes in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Arizona and Colorado with a total capitalization in excess of $1.5 billion dollars. In 2019, Justin purchased the company from founder and industry icon, Jim Pugh. As Principal of Epoch, Justin is focused on corporate strategy and team development, while remaining active in investor relations, site selection, and oversight of all facets of project execution. Prior to joining Epoch, Justin worked for Hunt Construction Group (now AECOM), a large scale, commercial contractor. 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 Broker, a single-engine private pilot and is involved in numerous civic boards and organizations, including the Bergstrom Real Estate Center Advisory Board at the University of Florida, National Multi-Housing Council and IDignity. 

 

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Allyson Chiappa is the Executive Vice President of 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. During her 17-year tenure with Epoch, Allyson has supported the development, construction and operation of over 10,000 apartment units across multiple states. She has also managed over $1.05 billion in dispositions. 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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Dave brings over 20 years of development experience to Epoch with an extensive background in multifamily. As VP of Development, Dave will be responsible for locating, acquiring, entitling, financing, constructing and selling multifamily projects on the West Coast of Florida. Prior to joining Epoch, Dave was a Managing Director with Wood Partners and was involved in closing 20 projects in Orlando, South Florida, and Tampa with a total capitalization in excess of $1.08 billion. Dave graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in History, cum laude and also earned an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate from Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia. 

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Katrina Hull brings over 25 years of experience to her role as Vice President of Accounting at Epoch. Under her direction is an entire team of accountants that supports the entire company from an accounting aspect. Katrina oversees all accounting functions across Development, Construction and Management platforms. She also handles banking relationships, partner distributions, fund accounting and leads the external audits for all partnerships. Throughout her tenure, Katrina has become a subject matter expert in a wide variety of functions including construction and job cost accounting, timeshare accounting, residential property and corporate accounting. Katrina holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida. 

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Chris joined Epoch in January of 2020 and brings over 13 years of experience to the team. As Land Development Manager, Chris focuses on identifying and sourcing opportunities suitable for the development of Class A market-rate apartments across targeted markets. His responsibilities include market research and analysis, due diligence, contract negotiation, land acquisition, obtaining entitlements as well as coordinating with the development team throughout the due diligence process.  Since joining Epoch, Chris continues to build a network of brokers, landowners and other parties interested in the disposition of real property. In his previous roles, Chris served as the Managing Principal of several smaller real estate companies that participated in investment and development opportunities across a multitude of asset classes. Chris is a Central Florida native and a Rollins College graduate, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication. Chris is also a licensed Florida real estate broker as well as an ALC and CCIM candidate. He is also an active participant in ULI and NMHC.

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Sara Montuori joined Epoch in early 2017 as the Director of Marketing. In her role Sara is responsible for the overall marketing strategy and performance for each Epoch property as well as for Epoch Residential. Sara provides careful detail and tailored strategies unique to properties in the various stages of development, lease-up and stabilization. Sara works with the Management team closely to monitor campaign performance, evaluate new tools and drive traffic and leads to each property. She has a solid background in marketing and branding with over 17 years of experience. Prior to the multi-family industry, Sara held marketing roles with several shopping centers in the Central Florida area as well as with Pulte Homes. 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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Nicole has been a part of the Epoch team for just over three years, joining in 2019, and has quickly made lasting positive contributions to the company. She has successfully revamped and implemented our new-hire orientation program, taken on the leadership role to foster company culture and team building and provided coaching and support to employees throughout. It is with her continued eagerness to improve operations and learn about every aspect of the business that has earned Nicole her new role and title of Director, Corporate Operations. While she will continue her role in Human Resources, her responsibilities will expand to ensure the Corporate day-to-day operations run smoothly. She will regularly evaluate the efficiency of business procedures according to organizational objectives and apply improvements as needed. Previously Nicole served as Senior Human Resources Representative while at former employer, QCD Food Distribution. Nicole received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2015 and her M.S. in Management, Human Resources Track from the University of Central Florida in 2018. Nicole is also HR Safety Manager certified and has received her PHR, while also maintaining membership of SHRM.

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