Rick has been working for MAXX Properties since 1992, when he co-founded Wiener West Group, Inc. in Denver, Colorado, a division of what eventually became MAXX Properties in 2005. During his tenure in the multifamily industry, Rick has worked his way up from the front lines as a leasing agent and maintenance technician of a twenty-three unit building to become Chairman of MAXX Properties. Its current portfolio encompasses 37 communities consisting of 8,980 owned multifamily units in six states across the country and 2,344 cooperative units in New York. In addition, Rick is acting as co-CEO and a member of the MAXX Board of Advisors. In this capacity, he is responsible for applying his expertise as an Asset Manager and Multifamily Property Manager to the oversight of the corporate vision, strategic growth, and company assets. Rick attended Brandeis University and the University of Colorado at Boulder from which he graduated in 1991, with a BA in Business and Political Science. He holds a Colorado Real Estate Employing Broker License and is on the Board of National Eco Wholesale (NEW), Inc., is a member of the Young President Organization (YPO), and recently joined the Cyclists for Community charitable board in Boulder, Colorado.
As the Vice-Chairman and co-CEO of MAXX Properties, Andrew Wiener works closely with ownership and the executive team to set long term strategic goals and objectives, along with identifying investment opportunities for future growth. Andrew has been with MAXX for over 20 years and served in a variety of leadership roles that include oversight of Information Technology, Cooperative Management, Property Operations, and in the development of new business initiatives. Andrew is on the Board of Directors of The National Multi-Family Housing Council. Andrew earned his BA in History & Public Policy from the University of Denver where he served as class president and graduation speaker. He holds an MBA from Fordham University, and completed the Accelerated Development Program at the London Business School. Andrew is a member of the Board of Trustees of Whitby School. Whitby is an independent, co-educational school located in Greenwich, Connecticut. He also serves as the President of the Milbrook Owners Association (MOA) an association of 180 homes in Greenwich, Connecticut. Andrew is a Co-Chair of The Wiener Family Future Foundation (WF3), a 501C (3) charitable organization which provides grants to organizations with special focus on the areas of youth enrichment programs.
David Wiener joined MAXX Properties over 20 years ago and began his tenure by developing business plans and strategies for the long term future of the company. After spending time in the family business, he helped to establish the acquisition team to seek opportunistic real estate investments, enhance the value of the portfolio through repositioning and realizing potential appreciation in the market place. Today, as Executive Director, he continues to work with ownership and the executive team to set strategic goals and objectives for continued growth and success of the company. Prior to MAXX, David worked for the Stamford Capital Group, Inc, as a Financial Analyst for four years and was involved with public and private acquisitions during his tenure there. He also served as product manager for the Haseltine Systems Corporation in New Haven, CT, an innovative disability technology company. David is a graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance, Economics and Real Estate.
Gerald Haak has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MAXX since 2006. As COO, Gerry is responsible for guiding the company's operational strategy to drive performance and oversee operating platforms including Property Management, Revenue Management, and Utilities Management. He also oversees support departments including Human Resources, Training, Capital Improvements, Marketing, and Purchasing. Prior to joining our MAXX family, Gerry served as the Senior Vice President and Director of Operations at Town and Country Trust, a publicly traded REIT for over 20 years. He is an experienced executive, with over four decades in the multi-family housing industry. He began his career in the service department as an on-site manager, where he learned day-to-day operations and cultivated a keen connection to all the team members. His expansive knowledge and leadership skills gradually transitioned him up the organizational hierarchy to become Senior Vice President of Property Operations heading national operations of Town and Country Trust. Gerry is a Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker, Certified Property Manager, and member of the National Multi-Family Housing Council’s Board of Directors. He received his Executive MBA from Loyola College, Maryland.
John Colardi’s specialty is real estate finance. He recently joined our MAXX family, assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer in 2014. John’s entire career experience has been dedicated to the real estate industry. Prior to joining MAXX, he served as Manager of the Real Estate Industry Services Group for Deloitte and Touche. He then went on to become the Vice President and Controller at Reckson Associates Realty Corp. (NYSE), and is credited with Reckson’s emergence as a public company in 1995. Later, John served as Chief Financial Officer for both ASE Inc. and The DiMarco Group, L.L.C. Altogether, he has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Long Island University.
Jeremy Eichel joined MAXX Properties in 2018 as EVP, General Counsel. Prior to joining MAXX, Jeremy served as SVP/Counsel with respect to two publicly-held REITs in the senior housing industry. Prior to the REIT engagements, Jeremy served as an attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
Amy Warycha has been a part of our MAXX family for over 5 years. Her background is strong, consisting of over 20 years of experience in human resource management. Amy is tasked with directing all human resource activities for MAXX such as organizational development, recruitment, training, employee relations, payroll, 401(k), workers compensation, benefits, and disability plans. Prior to joining MAXX, she served 13 years as Sr. Human Resources Director for Heineken USA, Inc. and earlier in her career she served as the Human Resource Officer for ING (US) Capital Holdings. With that said, Amy possesses knowledge of both the banking industry and consumer packaging industry, which adds to her arsenal of skills. She graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and holds a MBA in HR Management from Pace University. During her post-graduate studies, Amy earned the accolade of Business Student of the Year in 2001.
Benjamin Hatz joined MAXX Properties in the summer of 2017 as the Senior Vice President of Acquisitions in the firm’s Harrison, NY office. Ben brings to this executive position over 15 years of experience in acquisition, financing, and development of commercial real estate at several public and private companies. Prior to joining MAXX, Ben led the effort at AR-Global to build and manage the AR-Global’s Healthcare Trust medical facilities investment platform. From the inception of the company’s first fund and two subsequent funds, Ben worked to source, value, negotiate and close over 85 properties across 23 states, with a total enterprise value of approximately $1 billion. Prior to AR-Global, Ben served in key investment roles at both Citi Property Investors, the private-equity real estate investment arm of Citi, and ProMed Properties, a subsidiary of an Israel-based public real estate company, Gazit-Globe, Ltd. In each role, Ben was responsible for sourcing and closing both equity and debt investments, with a focus on value-add and opportunistic transactions across all major U.S. metropolitan areas. Ben received his BS from Cornell University and his MBA from Columbia University. He resides in Syosset, NY, and enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and two children.
Twenty-five years ago, Suzi Randolph joined MAXX Properties as an Administrative Assistant. With her hard work and dedication, Suzi took on more responsibility including management of the human resources and marketing functions and senior consultation to the Chairman as part of the Executive team. Presently, Suzi is the Senior Vice President, Philanthropy. As head of philanthropy, she is responsible for organizing all of MAXX’s philanthropic efforts. In addition, she is responsible for the management of the Sherry and Robert Wiener Philanthropy as well as the Wiener Family Future Foundation (WF3). Her efforts have helped MAXX achieve our goal as a company to continuously give back to the communities in which we live. Suzi is a business graduate of the University of Miami. Her post-graduate studies were at Pace University’s Lubin Graduate School of Business where she studied Finance.
Nancy Selinske joined MAXX Properties as Controller in 2020 and has 30 years of accounting and finance experience. Nancy served as Controller and Vice President for Ares Management Corporation, a real estate corporation in New York City, for fifteen years. Earlier in her career she served as a Senior Manager, specializing in audit and consulting services for Mendelsohn Kary Bell & Natoli LLP, as well as a Staff Accountant for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Nancy holds her BBA in Public Accounting from Pace University and also holds her CPA and CGMA designations.
Sharon Kraft is a new member of the MAXX family, assuming the role of Vice President of Operations in 2015. She is responsible for all operations in Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, and Nevada. In total, Sharon manages 26 properties and over 6,100 units in 4 states. Additionally she works closely with our revenue management and capital improvement functions and oversees the Colorado corporate office. Prior to joining MAXX, she accumulated 27 years of experience in the multi-family housing industry. She has significant experience in property acquisitions, renovations, asset management, budgeting and personnel management working for institutional REITS. Just prior to joining MAXX, Sharon served as the Senior Vice President of Baron Property Services for 16 years. She holds her ARM and CPM designations as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kansas State University.
Maria Valente has over 20 years of experience with MAXX Properties. She started with MAXX in an administrative role and with time took positions with increasing responsibility. In 2005, Maria became Vice President of Operations, responsible for all operations in Maryland and New York. In addition, she manages the cooperative/condominium management division of MAXX. In this function, Maria oversees the management of all capital improvement programs and operation budgets in her respective divisions while ensuring resident and employee satisfaction. Maria holds a seat on the Board of Directors for several of our Cooperative Owner’s Corporations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Westchester, NY. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Iona College.
Alex Kotlyarevsky joined MAXX Properties in the spring of 2017 as Vice President of Finance. As a finance and operations executive with expertise overseeing financial infrastructure, forecasting, and reporting, he has played key roles in business operations in real estate and retail industries. Prior to joining MAXX Properties, Alex held several senior finance and operations positions in real estate and retail industries and spent a number of years at AR Global, Cushman & Wakefield, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Most recently, Alex was the Vice President of Finance at AR Global overseeing financial and strategic planning, infrastructure, treasury, risk and asset management, M&A activities, profit improvement, and other special projects. He has an MBA in Financial Management and Public Accounting from Pace University and in his free time serves as the Vice President of Programming of the New York City Chapter of Financial Executives International, the organization he has been a member of since 2009.