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Marcus & Millichap

Founded in 1971, Marcus & Millichap is a leading commercial real estate brokerage firm focusing exclusively on investment sales, financing, research, and advisory services, with more than 1,800 investment professionals in offices throughout the United States and Canada. The firm has perfected a powerful property marketing system that integrates broker specialization by property type and market area; comprehensive investment research; a long-standing culture of information sharing; relationships with the largest pool of qualified investors; and state-of-the-art technology matching buyers and sellers. In 2017, the firm closed nearly 9,000 transactions with a sales volume of approximately $42.2 billion.



A leader in outsourced accounting for owners and managers of multifamily properties, Ascent Multifamily Accounting professionals have been installing and supporting property management accounting software since 1988. We are fully versed in all aspects of the most popular property management platforms, including RealPage, Yardi, Entrata and MRI.

Ascent offers customized delivery, management and continuous improvement of financial processes to transform the finance function, reduce costs and deliver additional business value to our customers. Our clients gain access to best practices, increased flexibility, more time to focus on core business in addition to 30 to 50 percent savings from traditional methods.

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Banko Design is a full service interior design studio. Accomplished in designing senior living, multi-family, commercial and hospitality spaces, our team collaborates to deliver incredible interiors across all sectors. Banko Design remains keenly attuned to the pulse of ever changing industry trends. Our mission is to provide the most functional, comfortable and sustainable product to our clients.

In designing your space and managing its build we provide a culmination of furniture, lighting and interior materials that will reflect and highlight your project. Each project and each space is personal and distinctive. Whether it is your project or your brand, our charismatic team is honored to provide a design package that reflects the individuality each new project brings.

Banko Design is adaptable, flexible and resourceful. Our long-lasting relationships with builders and architects aid Banko Design in servicing your project any way needed. It’s our pleasure to see how much our clients thrive in the projects we help them bring to life.


Company Description: ButterflyMX is a mobile-first, cloud-first video intercom platform, installed in over 800 buildings throughout the country. Our plug and play installation allows you and your residents to get the enhanced security of video intercom with only two components, our outdoor rated front entry panel, and the residents’ smartphone. The guest would use our intuitive touchscreen to call the resident and the resident would receive a one-way video and two-way audio call and be able to grant access to the guest via their ButterflyMX mobile application.

Carlyn & Company

Carlyn and Company Interiors + Design is a full service interior design practice with expertise in multi-family design, asset repositioning, renovation, and model home merchandising based in metropolitan Washington, DC. The firm currently includes over thirty five professional, technical, and administrative staff as part of their team, engaged in projects both locally and regionally in markets including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Georgia, Southern Florida and Chicago.

Since its establishment in 1993, Carlyn and Company has been recognized by the building industry with over 500 national, regional and local awards for excellence in design in a multitude of disciplines. The firm is proud of their long standing relationships with clients that include many of the industry’s leading developers and builders, such as the Bainbridge Companies, Boston Properties, Bozzuto, The Carlyle Group, Dittmar Company, Equity Residential, EYA, Foulger-Pratt, The JBG Companies, Jefferson Apartment Group, Mill Creek Residential, Miller and Smith, MRP Realty, Post Properties, Roseland, and WC Smith.

Cooper Carry

Cooper Carry is a national firm offering Architecture, Environmental Graphic Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Planning and Sustainability Consulting services. Our studios include specialists in Corporate, Government, Higher Education, Hospitality, K-12 Education, Mixed-Use, Office, Residential, Retail, Science + Technology and Transit projects.Cooper Carry’s Residential studio has designed numerous residential projects that include a range of housing types— high-rise condominiums, apartment buildings, lofts and townhouses. These frequently form part of a larger mixed-use community or town center that blends office, institutional, civic, cultural and retail space together with the residences, townhouses and other structures into a fully conceived live-work-play community. Our multidisciplinary approach lets us integrate specialized knowledge to create Connective Architecture: connecting ideas and people to the places where they work, relax, live and learn. Founded in 1960, Cooper Carry has offices in Atlanta, GA, New York, and Washington, DC, with projects around the world.


Engineered Tax Services (ETS) is a nationally licensed engineering firm with extensive experience in engineering-based specialty tax services yielding substantial tax incentives for companies of all sizes. ETS is one of the only qualified engineering firms with its own Professional Engineers, LEED Accredited Professionals, Certified Public Accountants, and Licensed Contractors on staff. ETS provides a full range of specialty tax incentives for real estate professionals including Cost Segregation, 263(a) Repairs vs. Capitalization, Disposition Studies, 179D EPAct, 45L, Utility Rebates and Refunds, Energy Audits, Modeling, and LEED Certifications. ETS averages over $44 million per month in refunds for clients, equating to hundreds of studies nationally. ETS is committed to providing the highest level of service and attention to detail in order to realize maximum benefits and ensure compliance of IRS guidelines. For more information, please contact us Engineered Tax Services at 800-236-6519 or visit

Live Oak Contracting

Founded on southern traditions, Live Oak Contracting believes in building long term partnerships based on integrity. From our Clients to our team of professionals, we incorporate a collaborative approach to every project, ensuring the highest quality product delivered on time and in budget.

Live Oak Contracting is a full service general contracting firm that specializes in multifamily and commercial construction including development, design build, renovation, rehab, and tenant improvement projects. Our team has an extensive portfolio including over 50 years of construction experience, spanning 9 states, and the full spectrum of skills and experience needed to deliver successful projects.


In 1993, as PEM CEO, Mr. Mashni saw an opportunity to deliver a better apartment-living experience. That year, Mr. Mashni bought a duplex in foreclosure, renovated it to comply with safety standards and discovered a formula that works: Provide a quality product in a “neighborhood” environment with effective and resident-oriented management.

PEM moved its main office to Arizona in 2005 and today, PEM owns, operates, and/or manages more than 8,000 class A and B apartment units throughout the Southwest and Southeast United States.

Over the last twenty-five years, PEM has closed over 90 transactions totaling more than $1 billion. From PEM’s modest beginnings to a major investor in apartments in the Southwest and Southeast, PEM has remained committed to its purpose of providing quality homes for those who choose apartment life while delivering tangible value for PEM’s investors. PEM has structured itself on a model of low overhead, efficient operations and its strong Core Values and culture.


PGIM Real Estate Finance, the commercial mortgage business of PGIM, the trillion-dollar global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), is an international full-service, commercial and multifamily mortgage finance business with more than $88 billion in assets under management and administration as of Dec. 31, 2016. Leveraging a 140-year history of real estate finance, the company offers one of the most comprehensive lines of real estate finance products and originates loans for Fannie Mae DUS®, Freddie Mac and specialized affordable housing programs; FHA; Conduit; Prudential’s general account; and other institutional investors. For more information, please visit


RentPath is a leading digital marketing solutions company that empowers millions nationwide to find apartments and houses for rent. Through its brands, RentPath continues to simplify the apartment search experience while driving quality advertiser leads that result in occupancies and a high return on investment. With powerful online and mobile solutions that provide prospective renters with the information and tools they need, RentPath connects consumers with a home that reflects their personal lifestyles.

RentPath helps people navigate the rental journey by providing a delightful, stress-free experience so that all renters find and enjoy their ideal home.

Womble Bond Dickinson

Womble Bond Dickinson is a transatlantic law firm close to home here in Georgia and the Carolinas. We provide a full range of Real Estate services, having deep experience in the multi-family industry with project locations throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic US, including many locations in the Carolinas and Georgia. Our multidisciplinary teams work as one with members of our clients’ delivery team to help you realize your development plans. We have experience in engineering, accounting, and architecture, so we address issues from strategic planning, site acquisition and financing, to delivery model or investment structure.

We provide the full spectrum of legal advice for national and regional providers including a full range of contentious and non-contentious legal services. Our more than 1,000 lawyers in 24 US and UK office locations also provide services in Finance, Corporate, Employment, Construction/Infrastructure, Litigation, Restructuring, Intellectual Property, Technology and Data, Private Wealth, and Regulatory Law.

Contact us today to discuss how you can get involved with the Marcus & Millichap / IPA West and Central Florida Multifamily Forum by calling Amber Collins at (646) 783-3937 or emailing her at