CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Prior to founding The RADCO Companies, Norman was a seasoned real estate litigation, workout, and transactional lawyer. Awarded a Juris Doctor by New York Law School in 1981 and a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1978, he is licensed to practice in both New York and Georgia.
As a Chairman of the Kennesaw State University Foundation Board of Trustees, Norman oversaw the expansion of the 33,000-student university in metropolitan Atlanta. During his 13-year tenure, the campus doubled in size with the addition of $500 million in new buildings that he helped finance and develop. Norman is the Benefactor of the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University
Norman is currently a member of the New York Law School Board of Trustees and previously served as an Adjunct Professor at Emory University School of Law. He is a dynamic speaker and real estate industry expert and has been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and more.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Alan utilizes his knack for numbers to ensure the accuracy of all financial information. His team provides the tools for financial transparency both internally and in reporting to RADCO’s investors. Alan enjoys working with all departments, building strong relationships, and ensuring clear communication.
Alan joined RADCO in 2007 starting as an AP Clerk. Over the last fourteen plus years, he worked his way through each accounting position before ultimately becoming the company’s CFO. Alan holds a degree in accounting and is currently working toward earning his CPA. He adopted two rescue dogs from PAWS Atlanta and is an avid contributor to this organization, believing all pets deserve a safe place to call home. Outside of work, he enjoys swimming, barbequing, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Chief Operating Officer
Mike Brewer is passionate about people, technology, and real estate. Mike’s investment in technological advances and education improves the team member experience and elevates customer engagement. He joined RADCO Residential in 2016 and oversees all operations.
Mike has received numerous industry honors, including seven “Property Management Company of the Year” awards under his leadership. He is a frequent contributor to industry-related publications, such as Units Magazine, MFE, Multifamily Insiders, PropertyManagement.com, and more. His vlog, The Multifamily Collective, reaches industry professionals across the globe who tune in daily for Mike’s reflections on everything from consumer trends to employee relations, professional growth, and beyond. An avid reader and lifelong learner, Mike has been “out to put a dent in the multifamily universe” for more than 25 years.
Lisa R Hurd
Chief Investment Officer
Lisa R. Hurd leads with an entrepreneurial spirit and institutional focus in her approach to commercial real estate investment and finance. As Chief Investment Officer for RADCO, Lisa oversees all investment activities at the company including Acquisitions, Joint Venture Equity Placements, Capital Markets, Asset Management, and Dispositions. Lisa and her team analyze markets, asset classes, and trends to acquire and invest in opportunistic real estate, struture and raise private equity capital and accretive debt, manage investment performance, debt, and investor relations for all assets under management, and oversee dispositions activity within RADCO’s diverse multifamily, JV equity, and hospitality portfolio. .
Nicoletta M. DeSimone
VP, Capital Markets - Equity & Debt
Nicoletta M. DeSimone joined RADCO in 2022 as Vice President of Capital Markets and oversees activities across all investment products. Nicoletta is responsible for structuring and executing RADCO’s capitalization strategy. This includes leading efforts on private and institutional equity capital raising, joint-venture equity strategy and formation, debt placement, and expanding the Firm’s platform through new vehicles. Nicoletta also fosters client and investor relationships while overseeing investor relations.
Prior to joining RADCO, Nicoletta worked at Equus Capital Partners, LTD., where she focused on multifamily acquisition efforts. On behalf of the firm, Nicoletta was integral in completing more than $1.5 billion in transactions. Nicoletta holds a BBA from Villanova University, where she co-majored in Real Estate. She is involved in many community and civic organizations and lends her time to the Villanova School of Business, specifically the DiLella Center for Real Estate, guest lecturing, and mentoring students. She is also a member of real estate organizations WIRE and RENEW. In her free time, Nicoletta enjoys traveling, Villanova Basketball, running, and spending time at the beach.
vp, hotel acquisitions
Bhavnesh Vivek was drawn to the hospitality industry from his earliest experiences as an intern and remains passionate about this sector of commercial real estate. Bhav joined RADCO as Vice President, Hotel Acquisitions in 2021 with over ten years of experience in real estate investment and development specializing in the hotel sector.
Bhav is a board member of the Young Hospitality Investment Professionals and Vice President of the Cornell Hotel Society – Georgia Chapter. He serves on the membership and fundraising committee for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity – Young Professionals. Bhav holds a Master of Science, Real Estate Development from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration, Minor in Real Estate and Concentration in Law from Cornell University. He is multi-lingual and earned the Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America. In his free time, Bhav enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and two girls.
Keanan Gomez has an avid interest in all facets of commercial real estate investment. Keanan joined RADCO in 2022 as Vice President of Investments and leads all new multifamily and industrial investment activities including acquisitions, joint venture equity placements, capital markets, and ground-up development. Before joining RADCO, he worked with Passco Companies where he played key roles in acquiring over $2.5 billion of multifamily properties across the Sunbelt Region. Keanan brings extensive institutional lending experience having spent over five years with Wells Fargo’s Commercial Real Estate Group where he focused on construction and bridge lending originations across all asset types.
Keanan holds degrees in Finance (BBA) and Economics (BBA) from The University of Georgia, and a master’s degree in Real Estate (MSRE) from Georgia State University. He is involved in the Atlanta chapter of Habitat for Humanity, as well as being an active member of several multifamily and commercial real estate networking groups. In his free time, Keanan enjoys traveling with his fiancée, being outdoors, and discovering new restaurants around Atlanta.
VP, Asset Management
Katie Kuhlhorst works with all verticals within The RADCO Companies to maximize asset and stakeholder value and believes that effective collaboration is key when managing multifaceted investment strategies. Katie worked at The RADCO Companies from 2016 to 2021, then pivoted to a multifamily investment sales role at CBRE Raleigh. She re-joined The RADCO Companies in 2022 as Vice President of Asset Management. During her previous role as Director of Transactions within The RADCO Companies, Katie managed approximately $1 billion in multifamily disposition volume.
Katie is passionate about supporting charitable organizations benefiting those impacted by cancer and women’s empowerment, including CanCare, Cool Girls, and RENEW. Katie holds a Marketing and Communications degree from The University of Georgia and is a licensed provisional broker in North Carolina. Katie is a proud dog mom to two Miniature Australian Shepherds and enjoys trying new restaurants with friends.
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Laura Evans loves helping people and finds that her work as Director Corporate Accounting allows her to contribute to the overall success of the company while enabling each department to better understand their role in the larger financial picture.
Laura joined Radco in 2003. Exposure to multiple opportunities within the organization allowed her to grow her skills to prepare for her current role. She says that working in the accounting department feels like home. She is passionate about advocating and building awareness for Parkinson’s and pre-eclampsia and contributing to charitable foundations that help people who suffer from these diseases, both of which hit close to home. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kennesaw State University. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and stays busy with her two young children and their German Shorthaired Pointer named Nash. In her free time, Laura appreciates vacations, wine, movies, festivals of any type, and arts and crafts.
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Janet is passionate about people development and building meaningful connections. She joined The RADCO Companies in 2013 and is instrumental in driving impactful programs to attract, develop, and engage team members throughout the organization. During her tenure at RADCO, Janet has established some of the company’s lasting initiatives, such as Caring in Action, Thrive Wellness, Radco Cares, and the Social Justice Committee. Her passion for people development extends beyond the company. She is an active volunteer in her local community and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Janet earned her B.B.A. from Georgia State University in Managerial Sciences with a concentration in Human Resources and a minor in Psychology. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time outdoors with her family.
Gail Ruggles is passionate about exceeding the expectations of team members, clients, and business partners. Gail serves RADCO Residential as Senior Vice President of Operations with over 30 years of experience in strategic multifamily operations. She brings extensive knowledge in all facets of property management, third-party relationships, and intelligent asset care across every stage of the property life cycle including lease-ups, renovations, and asset repositioning. Gail is committed to developing team members and supporting their personal and professional success. Gail attended Ball State University and is a member of the Atlanta Apartment Association where she served on several committees. Gail is personally devoted to fundraising for the Sarcoma Foundation of America. She enjoys spending time with her family and especially doing activities on the water.
Vice President, Client Services
Melissa Croce is dedicated to building and sustaining long-term relationships with clients through honesty, compassion, and a sincere desire to accomplish and surpass professional and personal goals. Melissa joined the RADCO Residential team in June 2022 with fifteen years of experience in the multifamily industry.
As a self-proclaimed “Energy Nerd,” Melissa has saved clients millions of dollars through the management of energy, utilities, and creating smart communities. She has a passion for animals and works to help place deaf dogs in loving homes. Melissa has BA degrees in Sociology and Urban Studies from Georgia State University and the University of Georgia. Melissa loves to spend time outside hiking, camping, and being a beach bum whenever possible with her husband, daughter, and beloved Boston Terriers.
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Justin leads RADCO’s strategic plan to initiate and expand third-party owner relationships in the Southeast. With more than a decade in the multifamily sector, Justin has broad success connecting multifamily owners with quality real estate services. He is devoted to understanding client objectives and delivering exceptional value with a demonstrated record of year over year increased market share. Justin graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. He is an active member of NAA and NMHC. Justin enjoys spending time outdoors, playing sports, and relaxing with his wife and four children.