At the top of their game

J. David Heller, CPA
President and Chief Executive Officer, NRP Enterprises LLC

An impressive record

Before he co-founded NRP, David was a consultant with the Townsend Group, investing more than $3.6 billion in real estate over two years. The experience gave him tremendous insight into office, industrial, retail, single-family and multifamily construction projects – not forgetting portfolio diversification, asset management, investment strategy and project underwriting. His clients included the state of Washington, the city of Milwaukee, United Mine Workers of America, Ohio Police and Fire, Los Angeles Police and Fire, the city of San Francisco and the county of San Francisco.

Before that, David spent five years at Arthur Andersen & Co. in Chicago as a manager in the real estate consulting division. He carried out feasibility studies and market analysis, created strategic plans and audited real estate partnerships for clients, including La Salle Partners, VMS Realty, First Chicago and RREEF Funds.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

An industry leader

A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, David is active in many professional bodies. He is on the executive committee and is a past chairman of the Housing Credit Group for the National Association of Home Builders. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Campaign for Affordable Housing and on the Editorial Advisory Board for Affordable Housing Finance Magazine. And he’s an officer of the Board for New Village Capital Corporation, National Leased Housing Association and The Housing Advisory Group.

A community figure

In January 2009, David was appointed to a five-year term as a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council by the President of the United States of America. What’s more, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young Cleveland in 2010. On top of all that, his ongoing dedication to civic leadership benefits a plethora of organizations. He’s on the Board of Trustees for Jewish Community Housing, Gross Schechter Day School and the United Way of Cleveland. He was board president of the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland and president of the Board of the Ohio Jewish Communities, and he chaired the Government Relations Committee at the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland. Currently, he’s an officer of the Board and the 2013 and 2014 Campaign Chair for the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland. He’s on the advisory board of the University Hospital Cardio Vascular Institute, the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund Board, and the board of Parkwood Corporation and the Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Andrew N. Tanner, CPA, MBA
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, NRP Enterprises LLC

Andy focuses on financial management, financial reporting, project evaluation, information systems, corporate planning and treasury. He’s also a key member of both the NRP Executive Committee and the Investment Committee.

An impressive record

Before NRP, Andy spent eight years at Medimetrix Group in Cleveland as a management consultant. As well as strategic planning work – mainly related to finance and accounting – he delivered interim executive financial management services.

Earlier he worked as a manager in Ernst & Young’s consulting practice, was an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Company, and proved his worth as an assistant corporate controller with John O. Butler Company – a $70 million manufacturer of health products.

As well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University, he holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Chicago.

An industry leader

Active in the National Association of Home Builders and the Construction Financial Management Association, Andy has also been cited as a financial expert in several Affordable Housing Finance articles. He’s in demand at events too, making his mark at the 2007 Apartment Housing Finance Live Conference as well as on panels at the Ohio Housing Conference.

A community figure

While taking part in the Business Volunteerism Council, Andy served on the advisory council of the Benjamin Rose Institute, sitting on the Senior Companion Program’s Finance Committee and Development/Recruiting Committee. He also led the Strategic Planning Committee of New Directions, a behavioral healthcare provider for chemically dependent adolescents. A prominent member of Providence Church in Avon, Ohio, he sits on the budget committee and acts as a small group leader.

Erick Waller
President, NRP Management LLC

Erick oversees all financial and operational aspects of the nationwide management portfolio. This includes directing corporate operations and compliance to develop and achieve the strategic and financial objectives of NRP Management and the company.

An impressive record

Before joining The NRP Group, Mr. Waller worked with Village Green for eight years. Most recently he served as Regional Vice President for Village Green Management in Chicago. In this role, he oversaw 27 assets totaling nearly 7,000 units, valued at approximately $1.4 billion. He was directly responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures to improve global operations, mitigate risk, and increase revenue for both the clients and the management company. During his last year there, his portfolio averaged 4.7 percent net effective rent growth, 5.9 percent total income growth and 11 percent net operating income growth.

Prior to being promoted to Vice President in 2010, he was a Regional Manager for Village Green. As an RPM, he was directly responsible for a portfolio of up to nine apartment communities, totaling more than 2,700 units in the Chicago urban and surrounding suburban markets. He increased net rental income in his portfolio by an average of 11 percent and the net operating income by an average of 18 percent over a two-year period.

He holds a BSBA in marketing from The Ohio State University.

Taylor Brown
President, NRP Construction LLC

Taylor is responsible for all aspects and operations of NRP Construction. This includes, but is not limited to commissions and managing cross-functional development teams of architects, engineers, and consultants, through the development, design, and construction of housing projects nationwide. His responsibilities further include preconstruction estimating and budget analysis of multifamily and single family projects nationally.

An impressive record

Taylor Brown joined NRP Construction in 2005 after graduating from the University of Texas with a major in Government and a minor in Business Management. He has experience specializing in development, construction, design and entitlement for multifamily and single family housing nationally. He began his career with NRP as Assistant Project Manager where he established budget reports, interactive construction schedules and methods for controlling overhead costs. He was also responsible for reviewing subcontractor proposals and making recommendations.

After one year of employment at NRP Construction, Mr. Brown was promoted to Project Manager, a title he held for 4 years. In that role he managed construction schedules for large multi-family projects. He was further responsible for subcontractor production, quality control and budget approval for all project construction activity.

In 2010 Mr. Brown was promoted to the position of Senior Project Manager. In that role he managed construction project teams and corresponding field staff on multiple housing developments. He was then promoted to Assistant Vice President in 2012. On October 2014 Brown was promoted to Sr. Vice President of Construction and leads NRP Construction on a national level reporting directly to the principals at NRP.

Kenneth W. Outcalt, MBA
President, NRP Holdings LLC

Based in the Cleveland office, Ken manages our development operations nationally. These include originations, project management and strategic planning. He also chairs our Investment Committee.

An impressive record

Before joining us in 2003, Ken was a senior DUS underwriter for Berkshire Mortgage Finance. He underwrote and closed multifamily debt financing including new construction, preservation and assisted living assets.

From 2003 to 2005, as a project manager for The NRP Group, he managed affordable housing transactions in Arizona, Indiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Ohio. His portfolio totalled more 1,000 units and $130 million in development costs.

From 2005 to 2007, as director of development, he oversaw the project management, paralegal and application teams.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional studies from Cornell University in 1993 and a master’s degree in business administration in finance from the University of Michigan in 1999.

A community figure

Ken serves as the Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of Positive Education Program. Greater Cleveland’s largest non-profit agency, it offers special education and mental health services to troubled children. Ken also is a Trustee on the Board of Directors at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Previously Ken served on the funding committee of the Fund for Our Economic Future and on the finance committee for Citizens Academy, an award-winning charter school in Cleveland with more than 400 students.

George Currall, MBA
Managing Director Capital Markets, NRP Enterprises LLC

George Currall joined The NRP Group in December 2008 as Vice President of Finance. Mr. Currall is responsible for managing all of The NRP Group’s property-level capital needs, coordinating all debt and equity relationships for luxury, student, and affordable housing. Since 2008, Mr. Currall has been key to over 100 closings, representing over $1 billion in construction financing, over $300 million in permanent financing, over $700 million in equity capital and over 15,000 apartment units. Mr. Currall is also responsible for managing the transactions of Navistone Partners, a financial affiliate of NRP.

Mr. Currall and his team are also responsible for the financial feasibility analysis of all development opportunities and the financial underwriting required to bring selected opportunities to a successful closing.

An impressive record

Prior to joining the NRP Group, Mr. Currall spent 11 years in multifamily housing mortgage banking with MMA Financial (MuniMae), Lend Lease Mortgage Capital, and Red Mortgage Capital. At MMA, Mr. Currall was a Principal/Head of Taxable Debt Originations platform with oversight of perm and construction loan program originations. The new systems he implemented permitted MMA to grow in taxable debt originations from $100 million in 2006 to over $225 million in 2007, representing Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac permanent mortgages and proprietary construction loans. At Lend Lease, he managed over $300 million in complex bond transactions and more than $50 million in 9% tax credit transactions from application to closing. Prior to MMA Financial, Mr. Currall was an AVP at Bank One/Red Mortgage Capital, underwriting affordable housing transactions.

Mr. Currall earned his BA in Economics from Washington & Lee University & his MBA from The George Washington University.

Noam Magence
General Counsel

Noam Magence joined The NRP Group in September 2016 as General Counsel. In this role, Noam manages all legal aspects of The NRP Group. His management of the legal aspects of the company’s day-to-day operations includes real estate development, financing transactions, acquisitions, dispositions, litigation, insurance and risk management and general corporate matters.

An impressive record

Prior to joining NRP, Magence worked for 7 years as in-house counsel for DDR Corp., a publicly traded REIT, at which he was responsible for transactions and corporate matters. While at DDR Corp., Noam negotiated and closed several billions of dollars’ worth of acquisitions, financings, dispositions and joint ventures. Noam began his career as an associate in the Real Estate Group at Thompson Hine LLP.

He is a graduate of Yeshiva University (BA, Economics) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Magence has also served on the board of Fuchs Mizrachi School from 2011-2016.

Rachel Johnson
Chief Information Officer

Technology, business intelligence and business process functions. Rachel manages them all. And as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the IT department, she provides strategic direction to our leaders as we expand. She joined The NRP Group in 2010 as director of asset management. In that role she steered the financial performance of a portfolio of 12,000 multifamily units across 13 states, maximizing the ownership value and cash flow of each asset.

An impressive record

Rachel’s talents were recently recognized by Northeast Ohio’s premier honor for leading IT executives when Crain’s Cleveland Business named her CIO of the Year 2014 (mid-size private company). Her 17-year career spans both financial accounting and software development and technology. She worked at AmTrust Bank for nine years, first as business director of software applications for mortgage and real estate lending. Following her promotion to vice president, she ran the financial and accounting operations of the commercial construction real estate lending division.

After starting out as a staff accountant with Ernst & Young, Rachel worked as a consultant, developing custom-built software applications for financial and accounting divisions at businesses ranging from consumer products and insurance to real estate.

She graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in management information systems.

A community leader

Rachel is active on the Women’s Leadership Committee of the Greater Cleveland United Way, working with other highly motivated women on community health and human services issues. She’s also on the Board of Zoning Appeals of Chagrin Falls Township, Ohio. Appointed by the mayor, the board is in charge of reviewing commercial and residential zoning applications for the township.

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Scott Villani
Senior Vice President Strategic Marketing

A seasoned marketing professional, Scott Villani has more than 10 years of experience with award-winning real estate property management and development organizations. His specialties involve repositioning assets and market/pricing analyses. In his current role as NRP’s Vice President of Marketing, he is in charge of the marketing strategy for all multifamily assets, including revenue management of the new and existing portfolio, developing a customer acquisition strategy for all new and existing assets and monitoring of competitive assets within markets.

An impressive record

Prior to joining NRP, he served as the Vice President of Business Development for RealPage, a provider of online property management software. He managed accounts nationally for YieldStar institutional partners and served as a consultant for national operators on the implementation and best-practice usage of the YieldStar Revenue Management platform. Mr. Villani worked his way up through the ranks at Forest City Enterprises from 2004 - 2011. He started with the company as a property manager, where he managed all of the operations for two stabilized and two lease-up luxury properties. Operating budgets exceeded $15 million. He also developed and implemented a $3-million marketing and rebranding campaign for the University Park properties. His community was also awarded the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) award for Best Overall Leasing Campaign for an Apartment Community in 2006.

As a Regional Manager, he developed marketing strategies and identified target markets for current and development properties. He executed and managed operational strategies, including budget development for the metro areas of Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Maryland. Responsible for a significant territory, he managed 48 direct reports and more than 30 additional contracted staff among four locations. He was later promoted to Regional Marketing Manager where he created and managed a branding and marketing campaign for the launch of three new Class A multifamily properties. He also participated in the segmentation of the “High End Urban Renter,” which was used in targeted marketing and national development strategies. Concentrating on metrics-focused marketing, he also established a benchmark ROI for lead generation, enabling the team to make marketing decisions that maintained market share and reduced ad expenses by 15 percent.

Quickly moving up the ladder, Mr. Villani was promoted to Director of Marketing and then Vice President of Marketing and Operations/New Development. He developed marketing and revenue management strategies for all multifamily assets in the national portfolio. As vice president, he was responsible for pricing, unit mix and customer targeting of all new development projects. He started his career with Avalon Bay Communities as a Community Administrator and then as an Assistant Community Manager. In these roles, he improved collections by almost 100 percent and instituted a lease renewal program that achieved a 75 percent average renewal rate, a 15 percent increase from the previous year. He holds a master’s in business administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, where he graduated with honors.

Noteworthy News
January, 2020

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has named the recipients of the 14th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for their commitment to strong safety programs.

Las Vegas, NV (January 21, 2020) –The National Association of Home Builders has recognized The NRP Group with the “Multifamily Builder Safety Program of the Year.”

NRP Director of Safety, Ryan Berkhouse, and Regional Safety Directors, Roland Segura and Frank Berzansky, accepted the award at NAHB’s International Builders’ Show in January.

According to NAHB, this year’s SAFE program honors individuals and companies that have worked to achieve exemplary safety and health programs in the residential construction industry.

In 2018, NRP broke ground on 17 projects, comprising of 3,400 apartment units, without experiencing a single work related injury. For more information on the "Multifamily Builder Safety Program of the Year" award, continue reading here.

January, 2020

The NRP Group plans to break ground on 28 multifamily projects in 2020, bringing 6,559 units to market at a project cost of $1.5B.

(January 16, 2020) The NRP Group plans to break ground on 28 multifamily projects in 2020, bringing 6,559 units to market at a project cost of $1.5B. The asset mix includes four workforce/moderate income projects, 10 market-rate projects and 14 affordable housing projects.

The new properties will be in Texas, Massachusetts, Ohio, New York, Indiana, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and New Jersey. NRP Group’s projected 2020 pipeline is a major step up from the 17 projects it began nationally in 2019.

 The asset mix for those projects was four workforce projects, five affordable housing projects and eight market-rate projects. The 6,559 units NRP aims to build in 2020 represents a 50% year-over-year increase of starts, and an increase of nearly 100% from 2018, when NRP Group broke ground on 3,318 units. The company said it has built more than 35,000 multifamily units since it was founded in 1994. Read more at

August, 2019

The Parkwood at Optimist Park Provides Excellent Access to Transit, Retail and Entertainment and builds on NRP's Commitment to Provide Quality Apartment Homes for this High-Growth Community

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