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TruAmerica Expands Leadership Team

TruAmerica Multifamily’s rapid growth has resulted in several key personnel moves. Matthew Ferrari was promoted to Senior Managing Director responsible for acquisitions nationally, as well as the addition of Christopher MacLeod, a former Bascom executive who joins as Director of Acquisitions on the West Coast.

The firm also added two new roles to its management team, including Christopher Wei, as Director of Portfolio Management, and Eryn Mack, as Director of Human Resources.

“We take great pride in our ability to attract and retain best-in-class talent, from our leadership team who help keep us on course,” says TruAmerica’s Robert Hart. “TruAmerica’s success falls on the shoulders of these sharp young real estate professionals.”

Ferrari joined the company in August 2016 to open and run the firm’s Arlington, VA office. Since that time, he’s helped build TruAmerica’s East Coast portfolio, which represents nearly 50% of the firm’s new acquisitions since mid-2016. Previous career positions included roles at AvalonBay Communities, Inc. and Archstone.

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