Management team in Boston at Berkshire

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TEAM

Berkshire is based in Boston, with Property Management operations offices located throughout the United States. This leadership group is made up of real estate professionals with extensive experience in all aspects of the industry.

Mission Statement

A nationally respected property management team that creates memorable and valuable experiences for all of our stakeholders by attracting fun, engaging talent that is committed to excellence in everything we do!

Leadership at Berkshire
President, Managing Director
President, Managing Director

Alan King - Managing Director

Head of Multifamily Property Operations; President, Berkshire

Mr. King serves as President of Berkshire, Berkshire Group’s Property Management Division, overseeing approximately 600 property management professionals in over 20 markets. He previously served as Divisional Vice President for the Western Division of Berkshire.

He has over three decades of experience in multifamily property management. His extensive experience includes renovation, expansion and repositioning of both residential and commercial real estate assets. Prior to joining Berkshire, Mr. King was Regional Director of Operations for Archon Residential, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Goldman Sachs. He also previously held senior property management positions with McNeil Real Estate, and Johnstown Properties.

Mr. King is a Certified Property Manager, and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Florida. He is a Past President of the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas and currently serves as a Board of Director for the Atlanta Apartment Association, the Georgia Apartment Association, and the National Apartment Association. Mr. King also serves on the Executive Committee of the National Multifamily Housing Council.

Senior Vice President, National Real Estate Services
Senior Vice President, Managing Director

Thomas Rucker

Managing Director | COO Property Management, Development & Construction Operations

Tom Rucker serves as Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer of both Property Management and Development & Construction Operations at Berkshire Residential Investments. He is responsible for the overall back-of-the-house operations for property management, development, construction, revenue management, training, utility, energy management, national purchasing, contract management, real estate tax management and financial and operational reporting for the portfolio. Tom also leads Berkshire’s ESG and sustainability initiatives.

 

Before joining Berkshire, Tom served as Vice President and Managing Director of Real Estate for Sawyer Realty Holdings, LLC, where he managed more than 30,000 units and was responsible for marketing, risk management and all property operations. He previously served as Operations Manager and Project Manager for Charles E. Smith Realty. Prior to entering the real estate industry, Tom spent eight years in the United States Navy.

 

Tom holds a Certified Apartment Manager designation from the National Apartment Association and is a Certified Property Manager candidate with The Institute of Real Estate Management. Tom holds a board positions for the Property Management Association and The Urban Land Institute Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance Advisory Board and is an active member of the Apartment and Office Building Association in Washington D.C., and the local IREM chapter.

Senior Vice President of Operations, East Division
Senior Vice President of Operations, East Division

Cathy Robinson

Senior Vice President of Operations, East Division, Berkshire

Ms. Robinson serves as Senior Vice President for Berkshire, the Property Management Division of Berkshire Group. She is responsible for the overall property management, revenue and expense management, marketing, asset preservation, training, recruiting, supervision of regional managers, regional support team and site staffs.

Ms. Robinson has over 30 years of property management experience and began her career with Berkshire in 1986. Her extensive experience includes hiring and development, preparation of operating and capital budgets, marketing and leasing as well as execution of the properties business plans. Ms. Robinson holds the Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation of the National Apartment Association and is a CPM candidate with IREM. She is also active in the Maryland Multi Housing Association (MMHA) and the Property Management Association (PMA).

Senior Vice President of Operations, Central Division
Senior Vice President of Operations, Central Division

Stephen Shows

Senior Vice President of Operations, Central Division, Berkshire

Mr. Stephen Shows serves as Senior Vice President of Operations for the Central Division with Berkshire. Mr. Shows is responsible for property management oversight of 9,000 units covering all Texas and Colorado markets. Prior to joining Berkshire in 2007, Mr. Shows was District Manager for Archon Residential, a wholly owned subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, from 2000 until 2007. Mr. Shows served in similar roles with McNeil Real Estate Management and Johnstown Management from 1987 until 2000. Mr. Shows has over 30 years of property management experience covering markets across the country. Mr. Shows holds the Certified Property Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance from Louisiana State University.

Senior Vice President of Operations, West Division
Senior Vice President of Operations, West Division

Greg Spezzano

Senior Vice President of Operations, West Division, Berkshire

Mr. Spezzano serves as Senior Vice President for Berkshire, the Property Management Division of Berkshire Group. He is responsible for the overall property management, revenue and expense management, marketing, training, asset preservation, and recruiting for markets in the Western U.S.

Prior to joining Berkshire Property Advisors in 2014, Mr. Spezzano was Vice President for Riverstone Residential Group from 2009 until 2014. Prior to 2009, Mr. Spezzano served in a variety of roles with Alliance Residential Company including Regional Director of Business Development, Asset Manager, Development Director and Regional Manager from 2005 until 2009.

Mr. Spezzano has 30 years of property management experience starting in Boston, MA, with 28 years covering Western markets including California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada. Mr. Spezzano has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Hotel Restaurant Management from Northern Arizona University.

Vice President, Training
Vice President, Training

Sherry Taylor

Vice President, Training, Berkshire

Ms. Taylor holds primary responsibility for the design, development, implementation and support of all training and employee development programs for Berkshire. She is also responsible for writing and communicating company policies and procedures while ensuring compliance at the property level.

Ms. Taylor started her career with Berkshire in 1988 as an Assistant Property Manager and held several positions at regional and national levels until starting her current role in 2007.

Ms. Taylor has received her Certified Apartment Management certification through the National Apartment Association, Certification of Accelerated Learning Techniques, completed Web Page Design programs through Kennesaw State University, and attended the University of Southern Mississippi.

Vice President, Redevelopment
Vice President, Redevelopment

Bryan Jackson

Vice President, Redevelopment, Berkshire

Mr. Jackson oversees the implementation and management of value-added programs for new acquisitions and existing assets for Berkshire. He joined the Company in 2007 and previously held the role of National Construction Manager, responsible for managing multiple capital projects and newly acquired multifamily apartments.

Mr. Jackson has over 25 years of new development and redevelopment experience in the multifamily, commercial office building, and retail real estate industries. Prior to joining Berkshire, he held senior management roles at companies including Metropolitan Properties of America, and Tarragon Realty Advisors, overseeing multiple construction management platforms in markets across the United States.