Meet our Corporate team members

Our Corporate Members

Executive Team
Joe Lubeck - CEO Electra America, Co-Manager REM

Joe Lubeck CEO Electra America, Co-Manager, REMJoe is the founder and CEO of Electra America. An expert in value-added and distressed real estate repositioning, and multifamily acquisitions, operations and disposals, Joe has overseen four successful multifamily portfolio builds totaling 100,000 units, with a value in excess of $3 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. Joe oversees all aspects of Electra America’s operations, from finance to property management. An honors graduate of Cornell University, Joe holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Delaware Law School. He is active in numerous civic and charitable organizations, including AIPAC, Hillel, and The Cornell University Tower Club.

Jim Miller - CFO & Principal, Robbins Property Associates, REM, Electra America

As President and Chief Financial Officer of Electra America, Jim is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company. He has over 25 years of accounting, finance and operational expertise, and has been involved in 210 asset acquisitions and 180 dispositions totaling over $4 billion in asset value over a 15 year period. Prior to joining Electra, 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.

Steve Robbins - Co-Founder and CEO, Robbins Property Associates

Steve Robbins Co-Founder and CEO, Robbins Property AssociatesA seasoned real estate professional with over 25 years’ experience in leasing, acquisition and asset management, Steve co-founded Robbins Property Associates in 2009 with his brother, Mitchell Robbins. Steve is presently responsible for Robbins’ management of 15,000 apartment units in the Sun Belt.

Steve started his career with Sawyer Realty Holdings, a real estate investment and management firm specializing in multifamily housing with a portfolio of 80 properties along the Eastern seaboard. During that time he was directly involved with the acquisition of over 15,000 apartment units on the East Coast and was responsible for a full range of activities for over 3.2 million square feet of commercial property space. He was also involved in the asset management, acquisition, disposition and/or financing assignments for over 25,000 multifamily units.

Kristi King - COO & Principal, RPA and REM

Kristi King COO & Principal, RPA and REM

Kristi joined Robbins in 2010 as one of the co-founders, working diligently to develop the company’s management platform. She has been instrumental to the aggressive and successful growth of the company.

With over 20 years of diverse experience in the multifamily and commercial real estate industries, Kristi has participated in the acquisition of over 100 assets and the successful disposition of over 60 assets over the course of her career. As COO of Robbins, she is responsible for overall property/company operations and furthering the company’s strategic initiatives in managing its portfolio of properties. Kristi is directly involved and responsible for all operational aspects of the company’s multifamily ventures, from acquisition through financing, operational integration, investor relations, financial performance, renovation process, physical maintenance, promoting the company culture and overseeing all facets of property operations. She places a strong emphasis on corporate controls, transparency, and individual integrity as well as team development to ensure that Robbins meets the goals of its investors, partners and employees.

Executive Vice President Team
Amanda Smith - Executive Vice President, East/North Carolina & Virginia

Amanda has over 20 years of experience in multifamily property management throughout the Southeastern U.S., with a wide range of knowledge regarding different property types, markets and management techniques. She has demonstrated exceptional skills in overseeing the management and lease-up of new construction, as well as directing major multifamily property renovations.

Prior to joining Robbins, Amanda served as Senior Vice President for Landmark Apartment Trust. She has also held the position of Regional Vice President with both ConAm Management and Alliance Residential Company. She holds a Texas Real Estate License, along with a Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor designation from the National Apartment Association. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women.

Andrea Springer - Executive Vice President, South & Operations

Andrea is executive Vice President of Property Operations over the South region for Robbins. Andrea joined Robbins in 2010 as an Assistant Manager and was quickly promoted to Regional Manager in 2012, overseeing a portfolio of nine multifamily properties in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. Andrea holds a B.A. in Communications and Media Studies/Business from the University of Alabama.

Debra Claytor - Executive Vice President, West

Debra serves as Executive Vice President of Property Operations over the Texas region, with responsibility for managing daily operations of personnel, purchasing, administration and other departments for 5,175 units in four major Texas markets. 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 Robbins, 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 Robbins in realizing its objectives.

Jeanne Caldwell - Executive Vice President, Accounting

Jeanne joined Robbins Property Associates as Executive Vice President after over 20 years at AEW Capital Management, a real estate investment advisor.

As the Chief Accounting Officer for AEW’s real estate opportunity funds, Jeanne had been responsible for overseeing the accounting group, investor reporting, cash management and all other accounting and finance activities. She was also involved in numerous acquisitions and dispositions. Prior to AEW, Jeanne had served as Assistant Controller for RM Bradley, a residential property management company, and as a certified public accountant with KPMG. She is a graduate of Bentley University.

Lori Shelquist-Hardin - Executive Vice President, Operations

Lori brings 25 years of property management expertise to Robbins in the areas of multifamily, office and retail. Her multifamily experience encompasses new construction/lease-up, student housing, conventional, bond financed, Section 8, senior housing and condominium. She currently holds a Florida Real Estate License, received her CAM (Certified Apartment Manager) and CAPS (Certified Apartment Property Supervisor) from the National Apartment Association. Previously, Lori held the role of Vice President for 15 years at MLG Management, where she was responsible for the Florida portfolio of commercial and multifamily properties.

Director Team
Lora Radzevich - Director of Human Resources

Lora joined Robbins in 2011 and is responsible for the Human Resources and Payroll Departments.

Lora holds considerable management experience, primarily in the areas of manufacturing and distribution. Prior to joining Robbins, she worked at a division of ConAgra and Cosco/Safety First, and served 14 years with a start-up distribution company. After moving her family from Ohio to the Tampa Bay area in 2004, she acquired her Florida Real Estate Sales License along with her Community Association Manager (CAM) license. She also holds a PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and is a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) as well. Lora holds an Associate Degree in Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Holly Berkey - Director of Digital Marketing

Holly is responsible for managing the full scope of Robbins’ Digital Marketing strategy, including implementing a mixture of analysis and creativity to ensure that corporate and community online presence will stand out in ever-changing, competitive markets. She brings over 11 years of multifamily experience to her role.

Prior to joining Robbins, Holly served as Digital Marketing and Social Media Specialist for Landmark Apartment Trust, where she focused on the creation and implementation of quality social media and reputation strategies. She started her career as a Leasing Consultant in 2005, and spent many years working on site in a variety of leasing, management and training roles. She holds a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation and received a 2015 Circle of Excellence Award from the First Coast Apartment Association (Jacksonville, FL) for “Best Use of Social Media.”

Christine DeFillippis - Portfolio and Acquisitions Director

Christine has been engaged in the real estate investment and finance industry for over 20 years. Since Robbins and Electra joined forces in 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 Electra, 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.

Travis Wobbekind - Director of Investor Relations

As Director of Investor Relations for Electra America, Travis is responsible for keeping each investor partner informed of their investment activity on a monthly and quarterly basis. His duties include reviews of each operating agreement to understand how each investment is structured, working with the Company’s treasury function to calculate monthly cash distributions to the investors, preparation of operational forecasts and monthly cash flow analyses, preparation of monthly operational summaries at both the individual asset and joint venture level, assisting investment partners with their own reporting requirements, and addressing questions as they arise from the investor partners in regards to their respective investment’s current status.

Prior to joining Electra, Travis spent nine years at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, serving both public and private sector clients in the firm’s audit practice. He is heavily involved in philanthropic work, and is currently a member of the Hillsborough County Big Brothers Big Sisters Leadership Council. A licensed CPA in Florida, Travis holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida.

Dana Hammond - Director of Training & Marketing

As Director of Training and Marketing, Dana brings over 20 years of property management expertise to her role, including 15 years’ experience in the training and education fields. Prior to joining Robbins, Dana served as the Operations Trainer for Florida at Greystar Capital Partners. She is active on numerous local, state and national committees, and holds multiple designations with the Florida Apartment Association, National Apartment Association and National Apartment Association Education Institute. She is past President of the Tampa Bay Area Apartment Association, and currently serves on its Board of Directors. She holds a degree from Georgia Southern University.