Leadership | Electra America

Our Leadership Team

Joe Lubeck CEO Electra America, Co-Manager, REM

Joe Lubeck

CEO, American Landmark
CEO, Electra America

Joe is the CEO and Co-Manager of American Landmark.  An expert in value-added and distressed real estate repositioning, and multifamily acquisitions, operations and dispositions, Joe has overseen four successful multifamily portfolio builds totaling 100,000 units, with a value in excess of $7 billion, over the last 15 years. He was the original founder of Landmark Apartment Trust, which sold its portfolio in 2015 for $1.9 billion.

Joe and his partners returned to the private sector in 2015 to begin a new portfolio build under the Electra America brand. As CEO of Electra America, Joe oversees all aspects of the company’s operations, from finance to property management. An honors graduate of Cornell University, Joe holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Delaware Law School. Joe is active in numerous civic and charitable endeavors.

Jim Miller

President and CFO, American Landmark
President and CFO, Electra America

As President & CFO of American Landmark, and President & CFO of Electra America, Jim is responsible for the financial day-to-day management of both companies. He has over 25 years of accounting, finance and operational expertise, and has been involved in 260 asset acquisitions and 210 dispositions totaling over $5 billion in asset value over a 15-year period. Prior to joining American Landmark and Electra America, Jim was the COO and CFO of Landmark Apartment Trust. A Certified Public Accountant, Jim holds a B.S. degree from Florida State University and a M.B.A. degree (Accounting) from the University of South Florida.

Jim Miller portrait
Gil Rushinek CEO at Electra America

Gil Rushinek
CEO of Electra Real Estate Ltd.

Gil joined the company in 2006 and has held numerous positions since then. He has a vast experience in development, acquisition, operation, and disposals of properties in Israel and abroad.

Christine DeFilippis

Chief Investment Officer

Christine has been engaged in the real estate investment and finance industry for over 20 years. Since 2015, Christine has closed in excess of $1 billion dollars in real estate and $720 million in debt representing over 11,000 units. Christine has diversified real estate investment experience, having previously worked for developers on the ownership side and also debt origination and servicing on the banking side. Prior to joining American Landmark, Christine was a loan originator at GMAC Commercial Mortgage/Capmark (now Berkadia). She received her Bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate and an MBA in financial planning from Florida Atlantic University. She stays very involved in women’s education through her boarding school in the Berkshires, where she sits on Alumnae Council.

Christine DeFillippis, Portfolio and Acquisitions Director

David Tepperman

Global Head, Capital Markets

David is our Global Head, Capital markets and handles global capital generation, fund, and partnership strategic formation and structuring, and holds a seat on the Investment Committee.

Prior to joining American Landmark, David was Managing Director in Evercore’s Real Estate Advisory practice where he focused on advisory functions, including originating new opportunities, capital formation and structuring transactions. David has also served as Senior Investment Officer with the New York State Common Retirement Fund, where he invested more than $1.7 billion globally on behalf of the Fund. David managed a $2.8 billion global portfolio of real estate, direct joint ventures, funds and co-investments, and as the Fund’s representative on the boards of investor committees of commingled funds and joint ventures, having a total value well in excess of $20 billion.

David is involved in numerous industry organizations including PREA and the Urban Land Institute, where he is Vice Chair of the Global Exchange Council. David holds an M.B.A from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, an M.S in Real Estate Finance from New York University and a Certificate in Financial Engineering from the Swiss Finance Institute.

Stacey Bondar

Chief Operating Officer - East Coast

Stacey serves as Chief Operating Officer of East Coast (Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina) and is responsible for performances, enhancements and revenue management. Boasting more than 15 years in residential and commercial real estate experience, Stacey previously served in various leadership roles for Cal-Am Properties, Inc, American Residential Communities and ZRS Management, LLC. Prior to joining American Landmark, she was Vice-President of Operations at Invitation Homes in Tampa.

Stacey Bondar Executive Vice President of Asset Management
Debra Claytor

Debra Claytor

Chief Operating Officer – West Coast

Debra serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Central and West Coast, with responsibility for managing daily operations of personnel, purchasing, administration and other departments for 8,881 units in four major Texas markets and Tennessee.  Her focus is maintaining efficient team structure and performance through analytics, processes and tools, and working with the leadership team to develop plans to meet future needs. Debra, whose career spans 20 years, has experience in both conventional and tax-credit property management. Prior to joining American Landmark, she held positions with Landmark Apartment Trust, Alliance Residential Company and Walden. Debra holds the CAPS (Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor) designation from the National Apartment Association, and has served as a member of many committees and panels regarding education and industry trends. She has extensive experience and a distinctive management style that will support American Landmark in realizing its objectives..

Lisa Grosse

Executive Vice President of Community Design and Development

Lisa brings over two decades of experience in multifamily asset management to her role as Executive Vice President of Community Design and Development.  In this role, she works closely with the company’s COOs, EVPs, regional managers, contractors and vendors to plan and execute property rebranding and brand management, building design and construction projects, resident-focused events such as grand re-openings, and other initiatives with a brand and company culture focus.  Lisa had previously served as American Landmark’s Executive Vice President for the Eastern Region.  She has experience with all asset types including high-rise, mid-rise, garden and mixed use developments. Lisa is an active member of the Atlanta Apartment Association and holds an ARM® designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management and a CPM® designation.

David Joyce

David Joyce

Vice President of Construction

As Vice President of Construction, David has direct responsibility for the planning, management and execution of construction activities across the full portfolio. He has over 25 years of experience in development, new construction, renovation and redevelopment of multifamily assets spanning 17 states with over $500MM in completed projects. Prior to joining the team at American Landmark, David served in senior construction and development roles for Signature Development, Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO) and Tri-Town. He is also is licensed as a Contractor, Construction Supervisor and Real Estate Broker.

Rachel Palmer

Executive Vice President of Operations

Rachel joins us with an extensive background in the property management industry which includes both apartments and single-family homes. Prior to joining American Landmark, Rachel served as the Director of Operations at Invitation Homes. Before joining Invitation Homes, Rachel was the Regional Vice President for communities throughout Florida, with Landmark Residential for nine years. Throughout her career, Rachel has focused on resident retention, occupancy, marketing and team development while gaining an aggressive return on investments for her investors. Rachel carries a Florida Real Estate License and currently studying to obtain her Florida Brokers License.

Hale McNinch

Executive Vice President of Revenue Management

Hale McNinch joins us with over 20 years in the multifamily industry. Hale serves as the Executive Vice President of Revenue Management. In this position, Hale is responsible for revenue management of the entire American Landmark portfolio. Prior to his role at American Landmark, he served as the Vice President of Revenue Management for Bell Partners for many years. Hale started his career at Archstone Communities in a leasing role and advanced through many roles during his tenure at Archstone.