Partners


Laura Burns

President and CEO

The Eagle Point Companies

Laura E. Burns has 31 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. 

 

DJ Nelson

President 

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 Monks

Partner

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.

 

Tim O'Neil

Partner

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.

 

Jennifer Dionne

Vice President 

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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Rod Littlepage

President 

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.

 

Dawna Baker

Vice President 

The Eagle Point Companies

Dawna Baker has been with The Eagle Point Companies for 14 years and has served in a diverse set of roles. She is currently responsible for managing the organization’s asset management activities for those properties owned by Eagle Point entities.

Ms. Baker shares her skills with all properties managed by EPM via the leadership of our insurance and compliance initiatives, as well as disseminating her institutional knowledge regarding the activities of various entities and her insight into the “Eagle Point way”.  

Ms. Baker is Certified Credit Compliance Professional (C3P) for projects participating in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program.

 

Matthew Brucker 

Vice President of Operations 

Eagle Point Management

Matt Brucker was hired as Vice President of Operations for Eagle Point Management in 2013 after consulting for the company regarding HR matters since 2005.  He performs a broad range of roles for EPM, including overseeing human resources, information technology, contracting, property budgeting and FP&A, energy efficiency initiatives and social media. He relishes the challenging diversity of his position and is always ready for a new project. He enjoys visiting the communities EPCO manages and seeing the company’s work and customers in person.

Mr. Brucker earned his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources in 1996 from the Human Resources Certification Institute. From 2001 until 2006, he consulted regarding HR initiatives with large multi-national clients such as FedEx, Caterpillar and Wal-Mart.  Mr. Brucker earned his degree in Business and Political Science from the University of Delaware in 1991.

Outside of work, Mr. Brucker enjoys playing golf. He is an avid fan of baseball; his favorite teams are the Portland Sea Dogs and the Boston Red Sox.

 

darlene brunick

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.

 

santiago deangulo

Executive Vice President—Director of Regulatory Compliance

Eagle Point Management

Santiago De Angulo joined EPM in May 2008.  He has worked to ensure a strong relationship with our partners and clients and played a critical role in building our relationships with regulatory agencies and ensuring compliance with various HUD and tax-credit programs across our portfolio.

Santiago spearheads our compliance activities across the country for almost 1,300 Section 8 apartments and 4,600 LIHTC apartments. He ensures that our compliance education efforts are enhanced and introduces company-wide standard operating procedures to improve the consistency, accuracy and efficiency in our compliance efforts.

Mr. De Angulo holds an MBA from University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business and an M.A. degree in Intercultural Communication from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  

Mr. DeAngulo is also a Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP), a Certified Credit Compliance Professional (C3P), and a Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS).

 

Glenn Jones

Business Applications Director

Eagle Point Management

Glenn Jones joined EPM in 2010 with over 10 years of accounting experience, including staff accountant positions at SHP Management and Clynk. His responsibilities have expanded in his time here at Eagle Point, serving most recently as our RealPage SuperUser and Senior Staff Accountant.

Mr. Jones graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Accounting/Economics.

 

Emily kingston

Human Resources Director

Eagle Point Management

Emily Kingston  joined EPM in 2016 with 6 years experience as a HR Manager for 2 large construction firms.  Her background is in Management as well as extensive HR Generalist knowledge and expertise.  Ms. Kingston's broad experience includes: employee relations, benefits and compensation, employee policies, safety, workers' compensation, contracts and agreements, and employment law and compliance. Ms. Kingston attended Lasell College and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Management and Marketing.

Outside of work, Emily enjoys skiing and attending a variety of sporting events with her family.  She lives in Yarmouth with her husband Omar and their children.

 

Neil martelle

Vice President, Portfolio Management

Eagle Point Partners

Neil Martelle joined Eagle Point in 2015 and works with the various ownership groups and Eagle Point staff on developing and executing profit maximizing strategies in accordance with the ownership groups’ missions and goals. To that end, Mr. Martelle works with both inside and outside partners to execute dispositions, refinancing opportunities and other strategic activities.  Mr. Martelle is also responsible for identifying and pursuing potential acquisitions and managing the redevelopment of properties owned by Eagle Point entities.  

Prior to joining Eagle Point, Mr. Martelle worked for a national tax credit syndicator.  His responsibilities included the underwriting and closing of affordable housing properties utilizing tax credit equity totaling over $185 million and the origination of new developer relationships.  He also participated in structuring numerous multi- and single-investor funds totaling $750 million in investor equity.

Mr. Martelle holds an MBA from Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.

 

Joan Pelletier

Property Controller 

Eagle Point Management

Joan Pelletier joined EPM in 2013 and manages the efforts of five (5) Property Accountants and the Accounts Payable team in the corporate office. She has held senior financial leadership position for much of her 30 year career. 

Ms. Pelletier leads the company’s efforts with regards to preparation of monthly and annual financial reporting packages, fulfilling outside agency and lender reporting obligations and is the lead contact during our annual property audit activities conducted with Cohn Reznick

 

Diane Rampersaud

District Manager—Mid Atlantic Region

Eagle Point Management

Diane Rampersaud joined EPM in 2016. For the previous five years Ms. Rampersaud was a Regional Property Manager for Richman Property Services. Her responsibilities included managing a portfolio of conventional and affordable properties for the Mid Atlantic Region.

She has over 15 years of experience in property management includingconventional, Hud Section 8, IRS Section 42 Tax Credit Compliance. I have experience in multi-million dollar renovations and capital projects of over 1100 hundred units. Ms. Rampersaud is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and a Certified Compliance Occupancy Specialist (COS). Certified in Home Compliance, Baltimore City. 

 

Jill Richards

District Manager—St. Louis

Eagle Point Management

Jill Richards has over 20 years of experience in the property management industry, where she began her career as a Leasing Consultant and quickly became a Regional Manager for a St. Louis-based property management company overseeing the operations of 2,000 units in 3 states, inclusive of take-overs and renovations. 

Ms. Richards has extensive experience in the St. Louis market, in particular, and a background managing both company owned and fee managed properties including market rate, tax credit, project based and Section 8 properties. She maintains both HCCP (Housing Credit Certified Professional) and CAPS (Certified Apartment Property Supervisor) certifications from the National Apartment Association.

 

JEnnifer Saunders

Corporate Controller 

Eagle Point Management

Jen Saunders has over 20 years of experience in accounting. Her current responsibilities include managing the finances of all of EPCO’s corporate entities and overseeing the corporate accounts payable. Previously, Ms. Saunders was Assistant Controller at SHP where she gained 11 years of experience as an accountant in the housing field.

Ms. Saunders earned her B.S. in Accounting at the University of Southern Maine. She enjoys gardening and listening to music in her spare time. Ms. Saunders lives in Cumberland Center, Maine with her husband, Josh, and their two children. 

 
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DWAYNE SIMPSON

Information Technology Director

Eagle Point Management

Dwayne Simpson has over 22 years of IT experience. He started at HealthSource in Freeport, Maine as a Network Administrator for a 225 computer network. Mr. Simpson moved on to Diversified Business Communications as the Publication LAN Administrator for 3 years and then as a Network Administrator at Stephens Memorial Hospital for 13 years. 

Outside of work, Mr. Simpson enjoys watching his son play baseball and keeping up with his daughter’s studies at Virginia Tech.

 

Mark tiffany

District Manager—Mid Atlantic Region

Eagle Point Management

Mark Tiffany is a leader in our Mid-Atlantic region that brings 30 years of experience in leading, managing and overseeing administrative and procedural matters for both affordable and conventional residential properties.

Prior to Eagle Point, Mark served as a principal in one of Atlanta’s largest property management companies, directing 200 employees in the management of 8,000+ units.  He has also served as the Director of a Tax Credit Property Management Division and has experience in lease-up and stabilization of newly developed properties and enabling developer to claim full tax credits by reaching underwriting levels of debt coverage ratios.

Mr. Tiffany has been a CPM since 1994, and has also held HCCP, SHCM and CAPS certifications.