President and CEO
The Eagle Point Companies
Laura E. Burns has 32 years experience in the affordable housing development business. She is a nationally recognized expert in the affordable housing finance business. As CEO and a founding Partner of the Eagle Point Companies, Ms. Burns has acquired and renovated affordable housing properties and raised and invested private equity in existing housing across the country. In addition, Ms. Burns directed the strategic start up of Eagle Point’s property management division which now oversees over 5,000 apartments. She continues to oversee the 20 year old consulting division – The Signal Group – whose clients include federal agencies and private sector owners, lenders and managers. Ms. Burns continues to be actively engaged in acquiring additional assets and ensuring that all new acquisitions and Eagle Point’s existing portfolio perform at the highest possible levels.
Ms. Burns worked at the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) from 1985 until 1992 where she coordinated neighborhood development projects using low income housing tax credits. From 1992 to 1995, she assisted in the set-up of a nationwide asset management company, based in Portland, Maine, that liquidated affordable housing under contract to the Resolution Trust Corporation (a federal agency) and was subsequently named Chief Operating Officer of its affiliated development company.
Ms. Burns serves on the Board of the National Leased Housing Association, the Editorial Advisory Board of Affordable Housing Finance and is a frequent speaker at the national industry conferences. Her role in helping to develop housing policy includes testifying before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services and participating in policy development working groups with HUD/GSE’s and Treasury. Ms. Burns has a BA degree from Lehigh University.
Eagle Point Development
DJ Nelson has more than 20 years of experience in the affordable housing industry and has been with Eagle Point since 2001. Mr. Nelson currently oversees all acquisition and development activities for the firm. As a partner in the firm Mr. Nelson is active in all aspects of company operations and a senior member of the firm’s executive management team. Since joining Eagle Point, Mr. Nelson has closed hundreds of millions of dollars in affordable housing transactions and participated in raising private/institutional equity for the firm. Mr. Nelson directs all closing transaction activities; is experienced in the execution of numerous affordable housing finance programs, and has closed some of the most complex financing transactions in the industry.
In addition to directing acquisitions and finance, Mr. Nelson previously oversaw asset management operations for the firm and was a key participant in building the firm’s property management division. Prior to joining Eagle Point, Mr. Nelson was a Senior Financial Analyst & Underwriter for a national tax credit syndication firm where he analyzed tax credit transactions and coordinated underwriting activities. Mr. Nelson was also a Sr. Project Manager for a national affordable housing developer where he managed both new construction and acquisition/rehab projects in various stages of development.
Mr. Nelson holds an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and an A.B. degree in Economics from St. Anselm College. Mr. Nelson was recognized as a Young Leader in Affordable Housing by Affordable Housing Finance and is a former board member at the Institute for Responsible Housing Preservation ("IRHP").
Robert C.S. Monks is a prominent real estate developer and investor, who is highly regarded for his success in attracting capital for a wide range of business ventures. At Eagle Point, Mr. Monks serves on the Executive and Investment Committees to review prospective acquisitions, monitor the status of assets within the firm’s portfolio and oversee corporate financial operations. In addition to his role at Eagle Point, Mr. Monks is a Partner in a number of real estate companies including Monks O’Neil Development, The Signal Group, Dirigo Management, Northland Enterprises, Workforce Housing, The Sprague Corporation, and Headwater Capital Management.
Mr. Monks is a Director at Maine Today Media Inc., Maine Fiber Company, and T3i Group. Previously, he was the Chairman of the Board of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the leading proxy services company in the world. Mr. Monks was also principal shareholder and Director of Maine-based Atlantic Bank and a Director of Maine Employers Mutual, Maine's largest workmen's compensation insurance company.
Mr. Monks attended Duke University and earned his BA degree from the University of Southern Maine. He also attended George Mason University's School of Conflict Resolution.
Timothy M. O'Neil has been involved in the real estate development, investment and property management industries since 1980. Mr. O’Neil serves on the Executive Committee at Eagle Point, where he oversees deal structuring for projects under development and monitors construction and asset management procedures for properties under ownership. He has extensive experience in the development and financing of properties using a variety of state and federal financing programs and subsidy tools. Among the 1,700+ units of Section 8 housing he has developed or acquired, Mr. O’Neil’s portfolio includes some of the first properties "preserved" under the Section 8 program. Mr. O’Neil is a partner in other real estate development, management and consulting businesses, including Monks O’Neil Development, Dirigo Management, and The Signal Group.
Mr. O’Neil holds a degree from the University of Maine. He is a Board member and past President of the Maine Real Estate and Economic Development Association and was a founding Board Member of Community Housing of Maine. Currently, Mr. O’Neil is Chairman of the Greater Portland Public Development Corporation as well as a Member and Past Chair of the Civil Service Commission of South Portland.
The Signal Group
Jennifer Dionne is responsible for the oversight of the operations of The Signal Group. Since joining the Signal Group in 2006, Ms. Dionne has prepared or overseen the submission of more than six hundred rent comparability studies and market analysis projects. Ms. Dionne manages all client relations which include both private companies and government contracts. As a licensed real estate appraiser—appraising residential property since 2002-- her experience bridges the appraisal and valuation process with an understanding of affordable housing programs and current HUD policy. She is a tax credit Certified Credit Compliance Professional (C3P). Since 2010, Ms. Dionne has been one of the lead underwriters for Section 232/223f and 232/223(a)(7) loans for healthcare facilities under a contract with HUD. In the past few years, Ms. Dionne has also been one of the leading market analysts providing market studies for proposed developments seeking Maine’s Tax Credit financing.
Prior to becoming an appraiser, from 1989 to 1996, Ms. Dionne gained experience at a Portland, Maine based law firm, and from 1996-2002, she performed due diligence for acquisitions, divestitures and corporate financings for a publicly-held corporation. Her involvement included the firm’s $265 million initial public stock offering, a $150 million capital infusion and Ms. Dionne directly managed and oversaw more than 650 real estate closings worth in excess of $130 million.
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Eagle Point Management
Rod Littlepage joined Eagle Point in 2007 to oversee the start-up, growth and development of a first-rate property management company to provide service to Eagle Point’s growing portfolio of multi-family affordable housing. He has worked closely with Eagle Point’s development and asset management teams to assume management duties at several newly acquired and rehabilitated properties throughout the country.
Rod brings 36 years of property management experience to EPM. He has managed over 25,000 units nationwide, with the vast majority of that experience in the affordable housing industry. He is proud of the fact that he has experience at all levels of the industry, beginning as an entry level maintenance technician.
Prior to joining Eagle Point Mr. Littlepage held executive level positions at a number of national developer /owner/manager firms.
Regional Vice President—Mid-West
Eagle Point Management
Darlene Brunick has more than 27 years of experience in residential property management including conventional, LIHTC and HUD properties, and has overseen several multi-million dollar rehabs. She is responsible for leading 2,375 units at 12 Tax Credit and 4 HUD properties.
While working out of her Kansas City, MO based office, Ms. Brunick has formed excellent relationships with MHDC as well as HUD during her tenure. She is a Certified Occupancy Specialist and CPM Candidate.
District Manager—Northeast Region
Eagle Point Management
Margaret O'Connell joined Eagle Point's management team in 2016. She has over 25 years of experience in the property management industry, including the oversight of both rehabs and ongoing management of conventional, LIHTC, and HUD Properties.
Her experience in the state of Maine provides EPM with a strong working relationship with Maine State Housing as well as Regional HUD representatives.
Ms. O'Connell is a Certified Credit Compliance Professional (C3P) and a certified Occupancy Specialist (COS). She is a graduate of Regis College and completed graduate level studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
District Manager—Mid Atlantic Region
Eagle Point Management
Salecia Hines-Revel joined EPM in 2013. She has over 10 years experience in the property management industry serving in a variety of roles during this time. She has overseen the functions of a variety of property types, including condominiums / HOA, conventional, affordable and small commercial properties in the DC & Maryland housing markets.
Ms. Hines-Revel holds an MS in Management from University of Maryland, University College and is a Certified Tax Credit Specialist (CTC) and Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS).