ABOUT LYND

OUR TEAM

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

ABOUT LYND

OUR TEAM

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Our Team

LYND is a family of real estate companies which individually and through different ownership structures engages in the business of management, ownership, and development of multifamily assets.

LYND was founded in 1980 by Michael Lynd, Sr as a multifamily management business. Mr. Lynd was joined by his two sons, Michael J. Lynd, Jr. and A. David Lynd in 1995 and 1997. Together, they grew the company from 1,100 units under management to the current management portfolio encompassing approximately 35,000 multifamily units across 16 states in 50 different metropolitan areas.

As they grew, Michael Lynd Jr. and A. David Lynd diversified under different corporate structures to become a nationally-recognized investor and developer in the multifamily industry. Below is our management team that make LYND possible, each has been with the company for over 10 years.

Executive team

MICHAEL LYND SR.

LYND Founder & Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Lynd founded LYND, a multifamily property management company, in 1980 and has over 35-years’ experience in investing, syndication, development and management of multifamily properties. Mr. Lynd was a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army while serving as an infantry officer during the Vietnam War. He holds a B.A. from Michigan State, 1966. As Chairman Emeritus and Founder, Mr. Lynd provides mentorship and oversight to the Executive Leadership team.

ADAM DAVID LYND, CPM

President, Chief Executive Officer 

Adam David Lynd joined LYND in 1997 where he served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for 16 years. During this time Mr. Lynd oversaw the collection of $250 million in annual rent collections which span across the country in 15 states and 50 different metros. Mr. Lynd has also acquired over $2.8 billion in total real estate value.  As a Co-founder of the acquisition company known as Lynd Residential Properties, Mr. Lynd led joint ventures into both commercial management and the hospitality sector. 
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This resulted in acquiring 50% of the Easton Group in 2007 which launched LYND to becoming the 7th  largest manager of office and industrial space in Miami (7 million square feet). In 2009, the BC LYND Company was established. As one of its founders, Mr. Lynd created a hospitality group which currently operates 12 luxury hotels.  Mr. Lynd received his Bachelors in Administration from Southern Methodist University and holds a CPM designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management, as well as, the CAPS designation from the National Apartment Association. Mr. Lynd also Co-founder LYND Development Partners who earned the prestigious “High-Rise of the Year” award from Multifamily Executive for their development project EnV in Chicago. Other impressive high- rise assets include The Bowie Austin and Joule Denver. Accepting his new role as CEO for LYND Opportunity Partners in 2016, Mr. Lynd leads a very skilled investment team that searches for and invests in opportunistic real estate transactions throughout the United States. LYND Opportunity Partners also serves as the investment advisor to American Veterans Housing CORP. This is a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing Veterans with affordable housing.

MATT MERRITT

Chief Financial Officer – CPA CSM

Mr. Merritt provides executive leadership and direction for the Lynd Company. In addition, he is a Principal in the Lynd Opportunity Fund which entails regular interaction with lenders, equity partners, and other related parties. A Texas CPA and Certified Agile Scrum Master, Matt brings finance, technology, and operations together to solve complex problems, drive growth, and operational efficiency.

Property management

Candace Sheppard, CPM

Executive Vice President of Operations

Ms Sheppard joined The Lynd Company as Regional Manager in September of 2007 and was promoted to Senior Regional Manager December 2010 with a more recent promotion to Executive Vice President of Operations December 2018. Ms Sheppard has over 30 years of proven, successful experience in all property management arenas including Owner/Operator, Developer and Fee Management, with property types ranging from garden style, hire rise communities Class A to Student housing, Rural Development/HUD and tax credit/bond properties.
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Ms Sheppard received a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Southern Arkansas University, December 1990. Ms Sheppard achieved the CPM designation along with being Tax Credit certified, certified in Defense Systems Acquisition Management, and licensed in Arkansas and Louisiana as a Real Estate Broker. Ms Sheppard has served as President for the Magnolia Board of Realtors and was elected to serve a 3-year term on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Realtors Association. She is a member of the Arkansas Realtors Association, National Institute of Real Estate Management, Arkansas Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management, and Member of the Arkansas Apartment Association.

STACY FRAME, CAM

Vice President, Career Development

Ms. Frame started in this industry working as a housekeeper at a Lynd owned community. Through her 30 years of experience, she has worked her way to the corporate level utilizing skills from the field to develop the Career Development Development at Lynd. She has been an active participant in the San Antonio Apartment Association from being on the Education Committee and instructing CAM courses to her current position on the board. Her passion is to share the experiences and knowledge she acquired throughout the years with peers, colleagues and anyone else with the desire to learn.

ALFREDO LOPEZ

Vice President

Over 20 years of experience in Sales  Management, Marketing,  Development (Personnel & Business), Collections, Construction Services Management, and Financial Analysis.  Alfredo is a high performing executive at Lynd with a proven track record of accomplishments in multiple industries, including Higher Education, Retail, TeleServices, and Real Estate Management. At Lynd since 2006, Alfredo has held positions of Director of Call Center & Resident Services, Compliance, Construction Services,  Regional Manager, Vice President,  and Executive Vice President of Operations, who along with the Team has helped Lynd grow to where it is today.

Asset management team

JASON MARTINEZ

Vice President – Asset Management

Mr. Martinez joined The Lynd Company in June 2004 and has over 15 years of professional experience in Information Technology, Business Systems Processes, Finance, and the Public Sector. Mr. Martinez has been instrumental in creating efficiencies at all levels of The Lynd Company across various divisions during his tenure with the company. Currently, Mr. Martinez is the Vice President of Asset Management for Lynd Opportunity Partners. Mr. Martinez is a graduate of Trinity University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Mr. Martinez also holds an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a concentration in Information Systems.

ALI WOODS

Vice President – Investments

Ali began her career at Lynd in 2003 and is currently the Vice President of Investment Accounting and Finance. Ali has managed the accounting, reporting and transactional duties on nearly $3.4 billion of real estate transactions for LYND investments and development. She has handled investment accounting and investor relations for multiple LYND joint ventures with some of the most prominent private and institutional investors. Ali graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting as well as a Master of Science in Accounting.

STACY GONZALES

Director of Property Accounting

Stacy Gonzales started with Lynd in 2006 as a Staff Accountant. As part of the Accounting department, she has worked with the majority of Lynd Clients, assisting with the Financial Reporting and Cash Flow analytics, along with all other Monthly and Annual reporting requirements. With the Accounting team, Stacy has on boarded a range of portfolios and assisted in streamlining procedures to create a fast and effective monthly reporting period for all Clients.

Acquistions team

LEWIS BORSELLINO JR.

Director of Acquistions

Lewis Borsellino joined the Lynd Companies in 2016. Since joining Lynd, Lewis has directed the acquisitions of over 300 million dollars in multifamily acquisitions and more than 4,500 units. Prior to joining Lynd, Lewis worked for Wolf Point Advisors and Prism Health Care Group in various roles pertaining to real estate. Lewis has experience in proforma and asset analysis, capital structuring, development, and transaction management. Lewis is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Business Communication.

AJ MANASEER

Vice President of Acquistions

A.J. brings a wide-ranging and entrepreneurial background to the Lynd team. He has over 15 years of experience in finance and real estate, including several years in both investment analysis and operational management. Since joining Lynd in 2015 as Vice President of Acquisitions, A.J. has been a part of $300M in transactions totaling over 4500 units. He has brokered over $300M in other transactions since 2013. Prior to joining Lynd, A.J. was the head of an opportunistic investment fund and assembled a portfolio of distressed properties in the Chicago area that has achieved a 12% return on invested capital every year since inception. A.J. has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Duke University and a M.B.A. from DePaul University. He is also a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois.

CONSTANTINE SCURTIS

CO-CEO

Mr. Scurtis graduated from the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University with a B.B.A. in Finance and a minor in economics. As Managing Partner of Lynd, Mr. Scurtis lead the efforts in acquiring in excess of $1B of multifamily & commercial properties. Constantine and David Lynd are co-founders of SL Capital. SL Capital has acted as correspondent lender to several major lending institutions including Cantor Commercial Real Estate, Berkeley Point Capital and Hunt Real Estate Capital. SL Capital has originated and facilitated the funding of loans in excess of seven hundred and fifty million dollars. Constantine is a co founder of Downstream Realty LLC headquartered in Miami FL with offices in Dallas, TX. Downstream has developed in excess of one hundred million dollars Class A climate controlled self storage facilities in South Florida.

Development Team

Scott Brymer

Executive Vice President – Development

Scott Brymer has been a real estate developer and entrepreneur for over 25 years. Mr. Brymer served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Koontz/McCombs, of San Antonio, Texas. In that capacity he oversaw all operations including human resources, construction, finance, and legal functions across the firm. During his time with the company he was responsible for the acquisition, development, and disposition of over 2,000,000 square feet of office, retail, and multifamily assets.

​​Jarrad Thierath

Vice President – Development

Jarrad Thierath is Vice President of Development. He has assisted with the development of over 2,000 units and $700MM since joining Lynd in 2006, including EnV Chicago, which was awarded High-rise of the Year. Jarrad is responsible for working closely with all project consultants and contractors throughout the entire development process, from conceptual design through turnover to management, to ensure Lynd’s vision and standards are meticulously upheld. He earned a BA from The University of Texas at Austin and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute.

Shared Services

Lisa Benavides

Director of Compliance, HCCP, C3P, NCP-E

Lisa Benavides has held dual career paths in risk management and affordable housing compliance for more than 20 years. She joined the LYND Company as its Director of Compliance in January 2017 and was a part of the team that successfully met placed in service deadlines for a 284 unit acquisition/rehab community layered with tax credits, HOME, and HUD’s Project Based Section 8 program. Ms. Benavides is valued for her ability to understand complex federal and state affordable housing regulation and interpret it so others can easily comprehend and comply with it.
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In addition to her work in the multi-family apartment industry, Lisa’s affordable housing experience includes having worked for a public housing authority as well as a non-profit tax credit syndicator. Ms. Benavides earned a BS from the University of Texas at Austin, is a licensed commercial insurance agent and risk manager, and has earned (3) national compliance designations – the Housing Credit Compliance Professional (HCCP); the Certified Credit Compliance Professional (C3P); and the National Compliance Professional (NCP).

VIOLA MARTIN

Director of Human Resources & Employee Development

Viola Martin joined LYND in September of 2008 and represents LYND as the Director of Human Resources. Viola has 22 years’ experience in the Human Resource industry. Prior to LYND, Viola worked abroad in the Philippines for 7-years at the Department of Defense Education Activity at Clark AB. Viola’s experience also includes performing the role of Payroll & Benefits Coordinator for the Cancer Therapy & Research Center for 12-years. A native of San Antonio, she obtained her Human Resources Certification through North West Vista College.

MARGIE ELIZONDO

Director of Payroll

Margie Elizondo serves as the Director of Payroll. She has been with LYND for 14-years. Margie brings over 23-years of Human Resources & Payroll experience, 20-years in a leadership role working for companies such as; Decker Foods, Spring Creek Hospital, and LabCorp. Margie ensures that payroll is processed properly, assures that payroll systems are functioning accurately and provides accurate reporting to the Accounting Department.
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Together with her team, she plans for and documents all employment changes, including the hiring of new employees, and the preparation of all new employee files and records. Margie is committed to providing a welcoming atmosphere with the company and aiding all employees with payroll concerns. Margie is a graduate of San Antonio’s Lanier High School. She began with LYND as a Human Resource Assistant, but with effort, drive, and quality performance she has gained promotions to her current position as Director of Payroll.

JANE NEESHAM

Director of Career Development

Jane Neesham started with Lynd in 1990 as an Onsite Property Manager. She grew in her career from an Onsite Property Manager to Regional Manager of a portfolio of up to 2500 units at any given time for almost six years. Jane then transitioned to the Quality Assurance role which consisted of working closely with the onsite staff and corporate personnel. During this time, she was responsible for auditing each of the property’s performance reports for any discrepancies.
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As issues were found they were documented and reviewed with the Lynd Executive team for further action as needed. Jane was also responsible for managing the Property Performance Review Program which was instrumental in assuring each property under the Lynd management was walked, audited and reviewed on a quarterly basis. Throughout her 30+ years she has played important roles within the company that included due diligences, training, mentoring and owner relationships.