Introducing the SECO Planning Team
Judy Roden is co-owner of Mountain View Estates along with her husband David. Mountain View Estates is located in Rossville, Ga on the Chattanooga, TN line. They broke ground on 46 acres in 1988 and built the community from woods and hay fields to one of the nicest communities in the southeast. Building a tornado shelter for residents of the community, which is rated for 250 MPH and FEMA approved, is one of the most satisfying accomplishments in their companies history. MVE is continually bringing in brand new homes to keep the community looking its best. With her husband as partner they are celebrating 30 years in business this year.
John Gelzer is CEO and principal of Equity Management Company. John oversees a diverse commercial estate portfolio including multi-family, manufactured housing, hotel, office, industrial, land, and retail assets. As an attorney, he also works as in-house counsel
Daniel Smithson is a relative newcomer to the industry, having purchased his first 48 lot park in August of 2018. The park itself is a large infill and turn around the project – definitely the most immersive first experience of the industry you could hope to have. Not to worry, he thinks getting his hands dirty is half the fun and can often be found working on projects throughout the park. Daniel and his wife, Amber, have two kids, Jonah (9) and Hannah (6), who are the “why” that gets him up each morning.
Kim Shultz-Rainford is a former corporate professional with a background in cash management, accounting and strategic planning. After selling over 65 manufactured homes, she took the leap into park ownership in 2013.
Over the years, Kim has successfully improved the living conditions and park atmospheres for her residents while increasing park capacity and profitability. She has received city infrastructure and utility upgrade approvals, generated a newfound sense of pride in her communities, and exponentially increased consumer awareness of her properties while adding and selling additional homes via owner finance.
Kim holds a B.A from University of Texas at Arlington, M.B.A. from Texas A&M University – Commerce, and is licensed by the State of Texas as a retailer. She is also a member of the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) and serves on the SECO Planning Committee, Veterans Assistance Program Committee, and is a founding member of Women Advancing Manufactured Housing (WAMH).
Together with her construction-savvy husband, she continues to purchase and improve communities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and currently owns two Manufactured Home Communities.
Maria Horton serves as both Director of Marketing and Regional Manager for Newport Pacific Capital Company, Inc.
Newport Pacific is a full-service property management company located in Irvine, CA, specializing in manufactured home communities, apartment complexes, condo associations, and RV resorts. Newport Pacific has been a leader in the property management industry since 1980 and oversees properties throughout the United States. Maria has exceptional business acumen in the manufactured housing industry. She also has extensive experience in property management, home sales, leasing, marketing, budget preparation, vendor contract negotiations, and the development of on-site personnel. She holds her MCM, MHM, CAM, CMCA, and AMS designations and also is a licensed manufactured housing salesperson.
In 2009, Maria was appointed by the Mayor and City Council of Carson to sit as a member of the Mobile Home Rental Review Board. She currently remains an active member of this board. The City of Carson is known throughout the state of California for its strict rent control ordinances.
Maria shares her passion through her dedication to continue to improve her knowledge in our industry with exemplary service. She is a frequent speaker and attendee at industry conferences throughout the United States where she proudly represents her company and its accomplishments.
Maiara Spinetta is a native of Brazil, where she obtained her law degree in 2010. Her career has involved various areas of real estate, including development with one of the largest firms in Brazil – MRV Engineering. There she handled contract administration, interaction with various public and governmental agencies, and financing of large projects. She also worked in the real estate risk division of the Federal Bank CE in Brazil where she handled compliance issues, insurance, and various bank services, including new client acquisition. In the US, her career with Atlanta’s Pentagon Properties has involved all forms of property management, including resident relations, property management software, manufactured home floorplans, features, and options, home sales, and all forms of social media promotion at the four communities comprising almost 500 sites owned and managed by PPI. Maiara is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. She has been a HUGE help to SECO, handling all forms of promotion, conference management, and administration.
Maryuri Barberan is comptroller and executive vice president of Pentagon Properties, Inc. Pentagon Properties owns and manages four communities comprising about 500 lots in Georgia and Texas, and has sold over 550 new and previously owned manufactured homes via Lease-Option contracts over the past 32 years. Exceptionally low default rates are achieved with new Community Series Homes (CSH) and very thorough underwriting of L-O “buyers”. She is a member of the Executive Committee for SECO which attracts upwards of 500 small and mid-size community owners annually. She is also a member of the Veterans Assistance Program Committee and is a founding member of Women Advancing Manufactured Housing (WAMH). Maryuri holds a B.S. degree in real estate and finance from Georgia State University.
Tom Lackey first started in the industry in1988 when he was the General Manager of a Manufactured Home Dealership in Michigan. Tom’s experience has been diverse in the industry from managing multiple Communities, Owning and operating Communities in several states, owning and managing multiple dealer sales locations, operation of manufactured home insurance brokerage, and ownership of a national mobile home rental corporation. Tom is a member of the Georgia Manufactured Housing Association (GMHA), and the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association -having served on PAC Committee for the MMHA.
David Roden is co-owner of Mountain View Estates in Rossville GA., along with his wife Judy. Mountain View Estates broke ground on 46 acres in 1988 and built this community from woods and hay fields to one of the nicest communities in the southeast. He and his family live on-site and have one of the only Tornado Shelters in the area that can hold every resident of the community. Rated for 250 MPH and FEMA approved, it is one of the most satisfying accomplishments in their companies history.
With his wife as partner and his dad as manager for the past 25 years, it is truly a family-run operation of which he is very proud.
Spencer Roane, president of Pentagon Properties, Inc., Atlanta, Ga., owns and manages four land lease communities in Georgia and Texas. His firm has sold over 450 new and previously-owned manufactured homes in his communities over the past 40 years via Lease-Option contracts. Over the past 8+ years, they sold and seller-financed over 70 new manufactured homes with only 3 defaults. Since the passage of the S.A.F.E. & Dodd-Frank Acts he has written about and spoken often to advocate the use of Lease-Option contracts to sell new and pre-owned manufactured homes in communities in most states.
He is a member of the Georgia Manufactured Housing Association (GMHA) where he served as an officer and member of the board of directors. He served on the National Communities Council (NCC) and the Disaster Housing Task Force of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). He is one of the organizers of the Southeast Community Owners (SECO) conference which attracts upwards of 400 small and mid-size community owners annually. Spencer holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. degree in Industrial Management, and both Mortgage Loan Originator and Mortgage Broker S.A.F.E. Act licenses. Contact him at (678) 428-0212. Pentagon Properties, Inc. website. LinkedIn profile.