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The Kaplan Companies is a vertically integrated real estate development, management and investment firm headquartered in Houston, TX, with regional offices in Phoenix, AZ, and Irvine, CA. Kaplan was founded in 1978 and has a core focus exclusively on multifamily assets across the United States. Over the last 40 years, Kaplan has developed, managed and acquired over 35,000 multifamily units.

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A number of items distinguish Kaplan from our peers in the industry:

Over 40 Years in the Multifamily Business

Since 1978, Kaplan has been an owner and operator sponsoring a number of project-level investment vehicles that invest alongside a number of the more prominent institutional partners in the US. Kaplan institutional partners include large Wall Street firms, insurance companies, private equity funds, insurance companies and significant family offices.

A Vertically Integrated Platform

Kaplan has deep experience across a multitude of real estate capabilities, including raising capital, development, acquisitions, dispositions, portfolio management, financing and property management.

Experienced Leaders and a Seasoned Team

Kaplan's management team are experienced real estate and investment management professionals with a long history of managing through numerous cycles gaining the insight and experience that is crucial for managing partner capital.

Entrepreneurial and Opportunistic Approach to Building Value

With roots back 40 years, Kaplan has earned a reputation for finding and building value for its partners, while minimizing risk. With a Kaplan Partners track record on realized sales that places Kaplan above the top quartile of its peers, Kaplan has proven that its time tested and methodical approach to multifamily investing is a compelling investment strategy.

The Executive Team

Mike Kaplan

Partner, Chief Executive Officer

Mike Kaplan is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the The Kaplan Companies. Mr. Kaplan founded the company in 1977 and since that time has been active in the development, acquisition and management of more than 35,000 multifamily units. He has mentored and developed hundreds of employees and is known for his sharp business acumen and unparalleled professional expertise. As an owner and operator, Mr. Kaplan provides executive oversight of all activities related to the company. He is a member of the NAA, HAA, NMAA, and IREM and has served as Chairman of the Westchase Advisory Committee, Director of Champions Bank in Houston, and various committees with the HAA.

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Geoff Simpson

Partner, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Simpson joined The Kaplan Companies in 2002 as a principal and CFO. Prior to joining the company, Geoff had seven years of investment banking experience regarding mergers and acquisitions and raised over $4.8 billion of capital for a variety of projects. His primary responsibilities with Kaplan include the financial reporting, study of apartment market economics, site selection, entitlements, due diligence and arranging of the debt and equity for the projects. Mr. Simpson has a BBA in Finance from the University of Houston and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Jim Hynes

Managing Director, Capital Markets

Jim Hynes joined Kaplan in 2017 following a 30-year career in private and public real estate finance and equity investments. Mr. Hynes' primary responsibility with Kaplan is to direct capital formation for Kaplan's multifamily investment activities and lead the company's investor relations. In this role, Mr. Hynes will be responsible for arranging General Partner private placement equity and joint-venture equity. Prior to joining Kaplan, Mr. Hynes served in senior roles with various private and public real estate investment firms including Rockspring Capital in Houston, TX; Sawyer Realty Holdings in Boston, MA and the Berkshire Group in Boston, MA. In these roles, Mr. Hynes has been responsible for transacting several billion in multifamily transactions as well as arranging, both debt and equity for commercial real estate projects across the U.S. For the past 5 years, Mr. Hynes has focused primarily on raising institutional, family office, wealth manager and high-net-worth equity capital. Mr. Hynes earned his B.B.A., with a major in Accounting from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA and his Masters of Business from Suffolk University in Boston, MA.

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Jerry Davis

President, Western Region

Jerry Davis is Kaplan's Managing Director for the firm's Western Region. Over the course of his career, Mr. Davis has purchased and/or developed more than 15,000 multi-family units totaling $1.2 billion and has extensive experience as an acquisition and development officer for Lane Company, JPI, and Trammell Crow Company. For the past 25 years he has been involved in the acquisition and development of upscale multifamily as a senior executive and/or partner with some of the national multifamily developers and apartment REITS. The majority of his activity has been in Arizona and California. Mr. Davis has a Bachelor of Science from California State University - Long Beach, MBA from California Missionary Baptist Institute, and is licensed in Real Estate and as a CPA in California.

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Pamela McGlashen

President of Management

Pamela McGlashen joined Kaplan in 2020 with an exceptional reputation as strong and accomplished Property Management Executive with more than 38 years of vast industry expertise. Her executive responsibilities at Kaplan center upon the operational stewardship of all fee and owner managed multi-family communities in the portfolio that spans multiple markets across the Sunbelt Region of the United States. Pamela is known for distinguished management and staunch leadership skills in business development, operations, client relations, and diverse marketing strategies for all market segments.

Previously she was responsible for overseeing operations for a portfolio of more than 125 Assets with 25,000 apartment homes in 7 states; supervising 6 Regional Vice Presidents, 700 employees, Human Resources and Regulatory Compliance Departments; and overseeing new business development, fiscal planning, and budgeting for a multi-million dollar, national multifamily organization.

Pamela is involved in a number of industry organizations including the National Multi-Housing Counsel as a Board of Director, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and the Houston Apartment Association on the Advisory Board.

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Khoi Luu

Managing Director, Development

Khoi Luu graduated from the University of Houston in 2003 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. He joined Kaplan Management as an Analyst in 2004 and was involved in many aspects of the company including underwriting and due diligence for acquisitions, market research and site selection for new developments, and financial analysis and budgeting for its portfolio. As a Development Officer from 2007-2010, Mr. Luu was involved in the project management of the Kaplan's developments. He currently serves as Vice President focusing on acquisitions and development.

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Bob Stephan

Executive Vice President, Acquisitions

Bob joined Kaplan in 2019 and is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and general oversight of all new acquisitions of multifamily properties. Prior to joining Kaplan, Bob was Director of Acquisitions for Tarantino Properties based in Houston in a similar role and prior to that was a Managing Director in his 20-year career at Coastal Securities, Inc. Bob graduated from Texas A&M University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree and earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from University of Texas at Arlington in 1992. Bob is a dedicated sports enthusiast, tennis player and has volunteered to coach youth sports for his 4 children.

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Travis Kaplan

Vice President, Construction

Travis Kaplan has been associated with the multi-family industry his entire adult life as part of the family of Kaplan Companies. He began his career in a hands-on site level position as an Assistant Maintenance Technician and worked his way through the ranks of site level positions up until he became a Regional Supervisor over a portfolio of Kaplan assets. He has greatly contributed to the development of Kaplan Management Co., Inc. where he served as Business Developer, and has provided daily input with the analytics for site Development and Acquisitions. He currently serves as the Vice President of Construction where he provides oversight as an owner representative on all new construction developments, renovations, and acquisitions.

Ross Harper

Ross Harper

Director, Development

Ross Harper graduated from the University of Houston in 2012 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. He joined Kaplan in the summer of 2012 as an Analyst and has been involved in many aspects of the company including underwriting, market research, financial analysis, and due diligence for both acquisitions and new Kaplan developments.

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Brad Scholhamer

Associate, Development

Brad Scholhamer graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2016 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate and Managerial Finance. He joined Kaplan as an Associate in December of 2020 and is responsible for due diligence, financial analysis, underwriting, and market research for new Kaplan developments. Prior to joining Kaplan, Brad was an Analyst with Deal Sikes, a real estate valuation and advisory firm in Houston.

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Taylor Dahlgren

Taylor Dahlgren

Analyst, Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Taylor Dahlgren joined Kaplan in January 2021 and currently serves as a financial analyst focusing on acquisitions and capital markets.

Taylor graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations and Business Foundations and in 2020 graduated from Texas A&M University’s Master of Real Estate Program.

Taylor has held a Texas Real Estate Sales Agent license since 2018 and already has over 3 years of accumulated experience in construction, brokerage, investments and dispositions. She has been involved in the marketing and operation efforts for a high-rise condo development project in downtown Austin, as well as with brokerage services for office landlords and tenants, the coordination of new residential and remodel projects, and the disposition of investment properties throughout the Texas Hill Country. Additionally, Taylor was recognized by San Antonio Woman Magazine as the next generation of women in commercial real estate and was featured in the Fall 2020 issue.

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Brittany Rushing

Brittany Rushing

Regional Director, Management

Brittany Rushing joined Kaplan in 2018 as an Area Manager responsible for overseeing multiple properties in the Houston portfolio. Prior to joining Kaplan, Brittany held every on-site position in multifamily management from Leasing Consultant to Property Manager, gaining valuable insight regarding market evaluations and operations. Her extensive background in management coupled with her industry professionalism helped her achieve the position of Regional Director in 2020.

As Regional Director, Brittany’s responsibilities include management of sites throughout Texas, Atlanta, and Arizona. She is also responsible for the analysis of Kaplan’s portfolio performance, and assists in ensuring seamless transitions from new development to management operations.

Brittany has been a member of the National Apartment Association since 2016 and is both a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM®) and Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS®). She has been a licensed Real Estate Sales Agent in the state of Texas since 2017.

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