Leadership


Northern California

Development/Construction

Peter Solar, Managing Director (Northern California)

Peter Solar is responsible for overseeing development activities in Northern California, including acquisition, capitalization, design, construction, operations and disposition. Mr. Solar has more than 21 years of real estate development experience and has built over 9,000 units in Northern and Southern California, Boston and New Jersey. Prior to joining Alliance, Mr. Solar was a Vice President at Equity Residential (EQR) where he oversaw development activities in Northern California. Prior to EQR, Mr. Solar worked for Trammell Crow Residential as Managing Director with responsibility for sourcing, developing and constructing multifamily housing in California, Boston and New Jersey. He holds a BA from The University of Southern California, a Masters from George Washington University.

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David Lodwick, Regional CFO (West)

As Chief Financial Officer, David Lodwick is responsible for identifying and managing joint-venture equity and debt financing, and working closely with our regional development team. Mr. Lodwick joined Alliance in 2011 as Finance Manager, focusing on identifying, negotiating, and closing debt and equity financing in the western U.S. Prior to that, he served as Director of Asset Management for DMB Associates with responsibility for managing a variety of office and retail assets; Senior Director for Opus West, where he was directly involved in closing more than $3.1 billion of debt and almost $1.8 billion in property sales across more than 200 transactions; Vice President of BBVA Compass with management oversight of a $200 million commercial real-estate portfolio; and Real Estate Researcher for CB Richard Ellis in the Valuation & Advisory Services group, where he was responsible for preparing appraisals for a wide variety of property types. A graduate of Arizona State University, Mr. Lodwick is also a certified appraiser and maintains a real estate license in the state of Arizona. He holds membership or board positions with a variety of civic, social and business associations, including the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REIAC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Men’s Arts Council of the Phoenix Art Museum and EC70/Executive Council Charities.

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Management

Tracy Brunetti, Executive Vice President (West Coast)

Tracy Brunetti is responsible for the operational oversight of apartment homes throughout California, Oregon and Washington. Ms. Brunetti’s multifamily experience began in 1984 in Houston. Prior to joining Alliance, Ms. Brunetti was Senior Vice President of the West Coast region for GreyStone Asset Management with operating responsibility for 6,000 multifamily units. Before that, she served as the Sr. Portfolio Manager for Prometheus Real Estate Group. Ms. Brunetti has a CPM designation, and is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management and the San Diego Apartment Association. She attended the University of Houston and Chamberlain School of Real Estate.

Billie LaBelle, Vice President of Operations (Northern California)

As Vice President in the Northwest region, Billie LaBelle is responsible for supervising operations in Alliance’s Bay Area market. Ms. LaBelle has more than a decade of experience in the industry, primarily in new developments and lease-ups, renovations and value-adds, stabilized assets and properties with a retail component. Prior to joining Alliance in 2014, she served as the Portfolio Manager for Prometheus Real Estate Group based out of San Francisco. Ms. LaBelle studied Real Estate Development and Finance at Portland State University and is an active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

Nancy Whelan, Regional Vice President (Northern California)

As the Regional Vice President of Operations in Northern California, Nancy Whelan brings 26 years of industry experience, with past positions at Prometheus Real Estate Group, Interstate Equities Corporation and The Landsing Corporation. She has experience across all aspects of property management, to include strategic planning, program implementation, training/development and client relations. Her strong leadership, operational knowledge and an overall laser focus on performance make her a perfect fit for this fast-growing region. Ms. Whelan is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and serves on the board of the Tri-County Division of the California Apartment Association.

Stacey Close, Regional Vice President (Northwest)

As Regional Vice President, Ms. Close is responsible for North Bay, Sacramento and Reno, NV markets. Prior to her promotion she has served as a Senior Regional Manager for Alliance since 2009. During her career, she gained over 20 years of extensive knowledge in all phases of property management including lease-ups, repositioning, transitioning, renovation, and stabilized properties. Ms. Close served as a member of the National Lease up Task Force and is also a recipient of the 2005 and 2014 Alliance Regional Manager Award.  Prior to rejoining Alliance, Ms. Close worked for BRE and Trammell Crow.

Jon Tullo, Executive Director of Real Estate (West Coast)

Jon Tullo is Executive Director of Real Estate for the West Coast, overseeing Alliance’s third-party expansion strategy. In his role, Mr. Tullo is focused on fostering existing client relationships while sourcing new management opportunities, identifying pipeline, acquisition and disposition targets throughout Alliance’s targeted West Coast markets, and coordinating regional events that promote, introduce and showcase Alliance’s capabilities to clients and prospects. Jon holds a B.S. in Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, a M.S. in Finance from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, and is currently pursuing the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.