There’s a reason Mill Creek’s tagline is “People. Places. Relationships.”

Our formidable growth since our founding in 2011 is a direct result of the people who work at Mill Creek and the relationships – and places – we quite literally build. Our team is widely recognized as the best in the industry, with an unprecedented track record of leadership and performance. Each day, we come to work energized with forward-thinking strategies to deliver an exceptional living experience to the people who call a Mill Creek apartment community “home”.

Mill Creek Leadership Team


Charles “Chip” Bay

Chief Construction Officer
Member of Investment Committee, Management Committee, Audit and Administrative Committee
National
As one of the founding partners of Mill Creek Residential and Chief Construction Officer, Chip Bay has overall responsibility for construction and risk management.  Mr. Bay serves as a member of the Mill Creek Management Committee, Investment Committee and Chair of…
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Charles R. Brindell, Jr.

Executive Chairman
Member of Board of Directors, Management Committee and Investment Committee
National
Charles R. Brindell, Jr. is Executive Chairman of Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC. Prior to the founding of Mill Creek Residential Trust, Mr. Brindell was associated with Trammell Crow affiliated entities for 28 years, including the Trammell Crow Company, Crow…
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Sherry A. Brown

Executive Managing Director - Capital Markets & Finance
Member of Investment Committee
National
Sherry Brown, a founding partner and Executive Managing Director of Capital Markets & Finance for Mill Creek Residential and is a member of the Investment Committee. In her role, Ms. Brown oversees all capital market activity for the Company at…
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Sean Caldwell

Executive Managing Director - Development
Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, North Carolina
Sean Caldwell is one of the founding partners of Mill Creek Residential and serves on the Investment Committee and the Audit and Administrative Committee.  He currently serves as an Executive Managing Director with overall responsibility for development in Mill Creek’s…
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Ashvani Chuchra

Executive Managing Director, National Practice Leader for Planning & Design
National
Ashvani Chuchra is one of the founding partners of Mill Creek and serves as the Executive Managing Director and National Practice Leader for Planning and Design, working closely with each of Mill Creek’s regional leaders and division-level development and construction…
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Wesley H. Dickerson

President - Acquisitions
National
Wesley Dickerson, a founding partner, serves as the President of Acquisitions for Mill Creek Residential where he oversees the acquisition investment strategy for Mill Creek Residential. He is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, placing debt, closing, and executing the business plan…
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Chad DuBeau

Executive Managing Director - Development
Arizona, Colorado, Southern California
Chad DuBeau is a founding partner of Mill Creek and serves as Executive Managing Director for Arizona, Colorado, and Southern California.  Prior to his role as Executive Managing Director, Mr. DuBeau served as Senior Managing Director of Mill Creek's development…
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Michael M. Hefley

Chief Operations Officer
Member of Board of Directors, Management Committee and Investment Committee
National
Mike Hefley joined Mill Creek Residential in 2012 to build and oversee the Property Operation's organization.  Mr. Hefley serves as a member of the Management Committee, Investment Committee, Board of Directors and as Chief Operations Officer for Mill Creek, with…
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Kellie Hughes

Executive Vice President - Operations
National
Kellie Hughes is a partner and serves as Executive Vice President of Operations for Mill Creek Residential. In this role, Ms. Hughes is responsible for development and implementation of Mill Creek’s marketing, branding and customer experience strategy, public relations efforts,…
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Sean G. Hyatt

Executive Managing Director - Development
Pacific Northwest, Northern California
Sean Hyatt is one of the original founding members of Mill Creek Residential and serves as Executive Managing Director for the Pacific Northwest and Northern California divisions, where he is responsible for oversight of all development activity.  Prior to his…
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Jim Keeley

Chief Financial Officer
Member of Investment Committee
National
Jim Keeley serves as Chief Financial Officer for Mill Creek Residential with company-wide responsibility for accounting, corporate finance, human resources and information technology. Mr. Keeley is also a member of the Investment Committee and the Audit and Administrative Committee. Mr.…
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Jeffrey D. Kok

Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer
Member of Audit and Administrative Committee
National
Jeffrey D. Kok serves as the Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer for Mill Creek Residential. He is the chair of the Innovation Committee and a member of the Audit and Administrative Committee. In his role, Mr. Kok is…
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Alan Kolar

President - Capital Markets
Member of Investment Committee
National
Alan Kolar serves as the President of Capital Markets for Mill Creek Residential with company-wide responsibility for capital markets, finance and portfolio management. Mr. Kolar is a founding partner of Mill Creek and a member of the Mill Creek Investment…
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David Lowery

General Counsel
National
David Lowery serves as General Counsel for Mill Creek Residential.  Mr. Lowery joined Mill Creek Residential in 2019 from Jones Day where he served clients in large real estate transactions and guided many of the largest real estate private equity…
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Michael Melaugh

Executive Managing Director - Capital Markets & Finance
Member of Investment Committee
National
Michael Melaugh, a Mill Creek founding partner, serves as the Executive Managing Director of Capital Markets & Finance for Mill Creek Residential with overall responsibility for obtaining and structuring all equity joint venture financing throughout the United States.  Mr. Melaugh…
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Jeff Meran

Executive Managing Director - Development
Florida, Atlanta, Nashville
Jeff Meran serves as the Executive Managing Director for Mill Creek’s Southeast Division inclusive of Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee, where he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of development for multifamily communities in the region, from site acquisition through design,…
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Callum Parrott

President - Single-Family Rentals
Member of Management Committee
National
Callum Parrott is a founding partner and serves as President of Single-Family Rentals. Prior to his role as President of Single-Family Rentals, Mr. Parrott served as Executive Managing Director with overall responsibility for Mill Creek’s development activity in the company’s…
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Michael Payton

Vice President - Risk Management
National
Michael Payton serves as Vice President of Risk Management supporting development, construction, acquisitions and operations on a national basis. Mr. Payton has over 28 years experience in risk management, primarily in the real estate industry. Prior to joining Mill Creek,…
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Stephen Prochnow

Executive Vice President - Property Operations
Member of Audit and Administrative Committee
National
Stephen Prochnow is a partner, serves as Executive Vice President of Property Management for Mill Creek Residential and is a member of the Audit and Administrative Committee. In his role, Mr. Prochnow is responsible overseeing the day-to-day operating performance of…
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David Reynolds

President - Investment Management
Member of Investment Committee
National
David L. Reynolds serves as an President of Investment Management.  Prior to this role, Mr. Reynolds served as Mill Creek’s Chief Financial Officer with overall responsibility for the finance and capital markets activity as well as accounting, human resources, and…
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Maria Rigopoulos

Executive Vice President - Asset Management
Member of Investment Committee
National
Maria Rigopoulos is a founding partner, member of the Investment Committee, and serves as Executive Vice President of Asset Management for Mill Creek. Ms. Rigopoulos brings over 25 years of combined development, property and asset management experience to Mill Creek…
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Darren Schackman

Chief Investment Officer
Member of Investment Committee
National
Darren Schackman is one of the original founding members of Mill Creek Residential, chairman of the Mill Creek Investment Committee and serves as Mill Creek’s Chief Investment Officer.  Prior to his position as CIO, Mr. Schackman served as Executive Managing Director,…
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Shari Steinhardt

Vice President - Accounting
National
Shari Steinhardt is the Vice President of Accounting for Mill Creek Residential. As Vice President of Accounting, she oversees the team that is responsible for all aspects of financial reporting. Prior to joining Mill Creek, she was the Chief Accounting…
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Jerry Williams

Vice President - Human Resources
National
Jerry Williams serves as Vice President of Human Resources with Mill Creek Residential, focusing his efforts on contributing to the development and execution of the organizational business plan and objectives. Mr. Williams joined Mill Creek Residential in 2015. He is…
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