Asset Living Succeeds Because of Our People

Our people are passionate, committed and serious about bringing their A game every day.

We are a team of diverse backgrounds, unique ideas, and distinct personalities. Together, there are no limits to what we can accomplish.

Asset Living was ranked #1 Best Place to Work, Multi-family In 2020.

Our Multifamily leaders are part of the team ensuring our clients’ success.

Despite our size, we still are a family-run business. Our leaders are visible, accessible and connected.

Ryan McGrath
CEO + President
  • Oversees all operations and leads the executive team to deliver the highest value to clients.
  • As 2nd generation leader of the company, has grown Asset Living into the 2nd largest multifamily property management provider in the country.
  • Recognized expert in real estate property management strategic planning systems and hands-on leadership.
  • Experience includes M&A and financing in investment banking at Goldman Sachs.
  • Vice Chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization’s Houston Chapter; Lifetime Ambassador for Texas Children’s Hospital.
  • David Hargrove
    Responsible for assisting in the overall operations of the multi-family division. He has worked in the industry for over 40 years, gaining expertise in commercial mortgage banking and multi-family management.​
  • A founder of Greystone Management Services in Houston, TX. Greystone grew to 14,000 units, eventually selling in 1993 to the entity that would become Greystar.​
  • Past President of both the Houston Apartment Association and Texas Apartment Association.​
  • Hugh Cobb
    Oversees operations, performance, and new business efforts for our affordable division and assists our multi-family division.​
  • Experience spans management, brokerage, lending, and investment.​
  • Industry roles: Congressional Liaison for The White House under Reagan; past President of the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas; serves on Executive Committee of Texas Apartment Association; lobbies on issues important to real estate investment, development, and housing affordability; serves several nonprofit organizations in board and advisory capacities.​
  • Tom Shelton
    Oversees operations, performance, and new business efforts for our multi-family division.
  • Held executive positions with leading multi-family owners and operators.
  • Industry roles: Past Chairman of the Board of the Arizona Multihousing Association and the National Apartment Association; board member of the California Apartment Association; active member of the National Multi-Family Housing Council and the Institute of Real Estate Management
  • Stephen Mitchell
    EVP, Business Development
    Oversees our business development and client portfolio services groups.
  • Experience includes multi-family and student housing property management, asset management, and acquisitions in both domestic and international markets.
  • Works with institutional investors, private equity groups, family offices, and high net worth individuals.
  • JC Reeves
    EVP, Business Development
    Oversees and leads the business development multi-family department while assisting clients with portfolio growth.
  • Expertise in researching specific properties and markets, client acquisitions, and underwriting.
  • Since joining Asset Living, he has grown the managed portfolio by more than 65,000 units and continues to lead the sales team to provide best in class services for all of our clients.
  • Jason Fort
    EVP, Business Development
    Leads the business development student housing department while assisting clients with portfolio growth​.
  • Experience includes supervising multiple portfolios of student housing and multifamily properties and overseeing our new development lease-up team and our training department.
  • Alex Abernathy
    EVP, Marketing
    Leads global portfolio marketing team, overseeing centralized and localized effects.
  • Expertise in multifamily, student, build-to-rent, affordable, active adult, and , new development.
  • Industry knowledge and experience in over 200 real estate markets nationwide.
  • Saad Arij
    VP, New Development Marketing
    Oversees new lease ups, leasing and marketing campaigns for all new developments in student and multi family.
  • Direct oversight of Directors and Regionals monitoring performance, marketing strategies, and ensuring client goals are achieved.
  • 12+ years of industry experience involving new lease ups while working with clients’ vision, branding, leasing and all things encompassing lease up stabilization.
  • Shelby Moore
    Director, New Development Marketing
    Oversees all assigned sites for multi family new dev sites and works closely with the regional lease up specialists to have data-driven performance analysis, maximizing marketing performance across all portfolios.
  • Specializes in creation, execution and continued improvement of strategic sales goals, leasing processes and marketing strategies, as well as employee training and support programs.
  • 12+ years of industry experience involving lease ups, operational assets in luxury multifamily and student housing.
  • John-David Forsyth
    Marketing Manager, Southeast
    Over 9 years of experience from coast to coast, in all facets of real estate and multifamily leasing and marketing strategies. Including private homes, stabilized and new development, renovations, and rebranding.
  • Manage Marketing efforts for a portfolio of 130+ properties east of Atlanta and south of North Carolina in collaboration with Operational and New Development Marketing Directors and VPs.
  • He celebrates over 2 years with Asset Living as a critical driver of market discovery, brand identity, content creation, and community relationships.
  • Bonnie Smetzer
    EVP, Operations
    Oversees and leads our Multifamily division in Florida and the Georgia Coast while focusing on operations, performance, and meeting clients' financial performance.
  • Experience includes market feasibility studies, acquisition, renovation, new development, new construction lease-up and stabilization of properties ranging from garden style, affordable, student, mixed use, mixed income, and mid to high rise properties.
  • In 2021, she was voted into the FAA Hall of Fame. She serves on the National Apartment Association Board of Directors as a Region 9 Vice President.
  • Lee Rogers
    Regional Vice President
    Over 30 years’ experience in all facets of apartment management including new construction development and lease-up as well as apartment renovations.
  • Within her portfolio, employees and properties receive recognition from local and state apartment associations including Lease Up of the Year, Luxury Community of the Year, Renovation of the Year, Manager, Assistant, Leasing and Service Team of the Year.
  • She is a CPM candidate through the IREM and a Past President of the Apartment Association of Greater Orlando.
  • Michael Hash
    Regional Supervisor
    20+ years experience in apartment management including everything from C properties to A+ properties. Michael has overseen a wide-range of projects including large renovation projects and turning around struggling communities.
  • Known for building teams of individuals that perform at a high level and are prepared for the next level.
  • Michael managed a community that won 7 straight quarterly awards for online reputation management. Michael is known for being able to help generate large quantities of positive online reviews in a short period.

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