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StoneRiver Property Management, LLC is a diversified property management company based in Birmingham, AL. Our focus includes property management for multifamily, office and industrial warehouses. We also offer leasing and brokerage services for our clients.

Properties

Services

Property Management

StoneRiver Property Management was formed on the premise that value is created and preserved by maintaining an attention to detail and a commitment to quality.  This foundation allows our Property Management division to be recognized as providing exceptional services to our owners, tenants and partners.

We offer our services to Property Owners, Investors, Tenants, Leasing Professionals and others in needs of a company experienced in facility maintenance and management.

  • • 24 Hour Maintenance Service
  • • Preventative Maintenance Plan Development and Implementation
  • • Construction Project Management
  • • Apartment Management
  • • Office Management
  • • Retail Management
  • • Industrial Warehouse Management

 

Leasing and Brokerage

We offer Leasing and Brokerage services to our clients allowing us to provide a comprehensive real estate investment and management company.  We focus on providing sound advice in the acquisition and disposition of assets as well as landlord and tenant representation.

About Us

Benny M. LaRussa, Jr is the Chairman and CEO of StoneRiver Company, LLC. He has been exposed to all forms of real estate investing including multi family, office, industrial warehouse, retail, and timber and mining operations. Since 1988, the acquisition, disposition and management of real estate assets has been a major focus of Benny’s professional career. His career began in the banking and finance sector where he worked at the First National Bank of Birmingham (now Regions Bank). He later became a founding member of the First Commercial Bank and Canterbury Trust both of which were sold to Synovus Financial Corporation in the 90’s. Since the formation of StoneRiver Company, LLC, Benny has worked diligently to develop a team of real estate professionals possessing the technical expertise and management and leadership skills needed to be a leading real estate company in the Southeast....Read More


Benny M. LaRussa, Jr is the Chairman and CEO of StoneRiver Company, LLC. He has been exposed to all forms of real estate investing including multi family, office, industrial warehouse, retail, and timber and mining operations. Since 1988, the acquisition, disposition and management of real estate assets has been a major focus of Benny’s professional career. His career began in the banking and finance sector where he worked at the First National Bank of Birmingham (now Regions Bank). He later became a founding member of the First Commercial Bank and Canterbury Trust both of which were sold to Synovus Financial Corporation in the 90’s. Since the formation of StoneRiver Company, LLC, Benny has worked diligently to develop a team of real estate professionals possessing the technical expertise and management and leadership skills needed to be a leading real estate company in the Southeast.

Benny currently serves on the Board of Directors of First Commercial Bank, Jack’s Family Restaurants, Security Engineers, StoneRiver Company, LLC, Fenwick Brands, LLC, America Pipe and Supply, and the Auburn University Foundation as well as Chairman of the Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation. He was a director of Bruno’s Corporation until 1995 when the company was sold to KKR.

Benny is a graduate of Auburn University with a BS in Finance and a Master’s in Public and Private Business from Birmingham Southern College.

Benny LaRussa
Chairman / CEO

Joseph Welden is a Birmingham native and President of StoneRiver Company, LLC. He joined the company in 2004. His responsibilities include strategic leadership, identifying and assessing new and existing investments, leasing and brokerage, and managing the operations of StoneRiver Company, LLC and StoneRiver Property Management, LLC. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Innovation Depot, a member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club, and former President of the Junior Board of Directors for the Birmingham Zoo.

Joseph graduated from Hampden-Sydney College with a B.A. in Mathematical Economics. He earned a Masters in Financial Mathematics from Florida State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Alabama.

Joseph Welden
President

Diane Chastain is the company Vice President overseeing StoneRiver's national portfolio of communities. As the lead connector and strategist, she is responsible for driving cross-functional effectiveness and collaboration across the company to create a superior living experience for our residents and bring the highest level of performance to our investors.

She is a 20+ year respected business leader with the rare experience combination of executive level strategic and operational roles with proven success in Property Operations, Talent Development and corporate support for a nationally recognized REIT and private ownership. Before joining StoneRiver, Diane was the National Director of Operations at FirstKey Homes and directed all property management functions for the organization. 

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Diane Chastain is the company Vice President overseeing StoneRiver's national portfolio of communities. As the lead connector and strategist, she is responsible for driving cross-functional effectiveness and collaboration across the company to create a superior living experience for our residents and bring the highest level of performance to our investors.

She is a 20+ year respected business leader with the rare experience combination of executive level strategic and operational roles with proven success in Property Operations, Talent Development and corporate support for a nationally recognized REIT and private ownership. Before joining StoneRiver, Diane was the National Director of Operations at FirstKey Homes and directed all property management functions for the organization. Prior to that she served 17 years as a Senior Vice President for Mid-America Apartment Communities in the Southeast.

Diane attended the University of West Georgia. She is a 17-year CPM member of the Institute of Real Estate Management and achieved her CAPS designation in 2002 from The National Apartment Association.

Diane Chastain
Vice President

Colin Moorhouse joined StoneRiver Company, LLC in 2016 as the Vice President and General Counsel. Colin’s responsibilities include all legal aspects of StoneRiver’s real estate developments, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as overseeing the Company’s risk management disciplines. 

Before joining the StoneRiver team, Colin was a partner in the Banking and Corporate groups at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.   Colin graduated from Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, Virginia) with degrees in Business / Economics & Political Science, and he received his law degree from the University Of Maryland School Of Law (Baltimore, Maryland).  

Colin Moorhouse
Vice President / General Counsel

Lou Davis joined StoneRiver Company in 2017 as Director of Investments. Lou oversees the sourcing, acquisition and development of the Company’s real estate investments. Prior to joining StoneRiver Company, he was Director of Investments with Cortland Partners. He opened and staffed their office in Charlotte, North Carolina in addition to identifying real estate acquisitions that met their investment criteria. Prior to Cortland, Lou spent six years with Wells Real Estate Funds, a real estate REIT in Atlanta, GA. He held various positions while at Wells with duties that included a vigorous acquisition/disposition platform for multi-family and Class A office space. Lou graduated Cum Laude at the University of Kentucky with a BBA in Finance and Management.

Lou Davis
Director of Investments

Brett Mendell joined StoneRiver Company, LLC as Asset Manager in 2018. Brett leads StoneRiver’s effort to drive asset performance, ensuring that each asset achieves its business plan. His role includes management of renovation projects, generation of operational and transactional analyses, and coordination of investor and lender communications. .....Read More


Brett Mendell joined StoneRiver Company, LLC as Asset Manager in 2018. Brett leads StoneRiver’s effort to drive asset performance, ensuring that each asset achieves its business plan. His role includes management of renovation projects, generation of operational and transactional analyses, and coordination of investor and lender communications.

Prior to joining StoneRiver, LLC Brett spent six years serving in Asset Management roles at Landmark Properties in Athens, Georgia, a national student housing developer and operator and TriBridge Residential in Atlanta, Georgia, a regional multifamily developer and operator. Brett spent the early part of his career practicing commercial and real estate litigation in several firms in San Francisco and Atlanta. Brett graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Cornell University with a Master of Real Estate. Brett also earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Brett Mendell
Asset Manager

Katie Hightower joined StoneRiver Property Management in 2018 as Regional Manager. Katie supports site-level operations and execution for each asset’s business plan, facilitates associate growth and productivity, and plays an active role in strategic planning for the success and expansion of her portfolio and StoneRiver Property Management.
With 16 years of property management experience, Katie advanced from her first multi-family position as a Leasing Professional to Property Manager, and eventually she became a multi-site manager. In 2014 Katie moved into corporate support roles and she served as a Due Diligence and Acquisitions Specialist, Corporate Trainer, and Regional Manager. She has overseen properties throughout the Midwest and Southeast, gaining experience in new construction/lease-ups, luxury class A, conventional, Section 8, and LIHTC.
Katie is a native of California and attended The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Katie Hightower
REGIONAL MANAGER

Katie Roncadori joined StoneRiver Property Management in 2017 to support the company’s national activities as Regional Operations Manager.  Katie has a strong real estate background, most recently having led a team through a $2.7 Million Dollar renovation.  Prior to joining SRPM she served Engel Realty in Leasing, Management and Marketing and TriBridge Residential as a Community Manager.  She has a proven track record as a dedicated manager with a strong work ethic and the ability to build lasting client relations, while keeping the owners’ interests in mind.  Key areas of expertise include systematized operations, creation and implementation of budgets, staff development, revenue enhancement, cost control and problem solving.  She is a Birmingham, Alabama native and proud graduate of The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Katie Roncadori
Regional Operations Manager

Ryan Daidone joined StoneRiver Property Management in 2019 to serve as the company's Regional Maintenance Support. Ryan is responsible for the maintenance operations at all multifamily and office divisions. He also supports the Regional staff by coordinating insurance repairs, capital projects, and performing property inspections to ensure compliance with the company's standard. Prior to joining SRPM, Ryan spent ten years serving Bell Partners in all roles of multifamily maintenance, most recently serving as both the Maintenance Manager and Renovation Coordinator for a 300-unit, $2.3 million-dollar property renovation. During his tenure, he obtained his universal EPA certification as well as the CPO certification. Ryan is a Birmingham, AL native.

Ryan Daidone
Regional Maintenance Support

Blake Sellers joined StoneRiver Property Management in May of 2019. In his role as Business Intelligence and Pricing Analyst, Blake supports the Operations Team with data analysis, performance reporting, and pricing decision making. Blake is a native of Tuscaloosa, AL where he attended The University of Alabama and received his B.S. in Marketing in 2017 and Master of Business Administration in 2019.

Blake Sellers
Business Intelligence and Pricing Analyst

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