Ms. Beard has more than 25 years of diverse property management experience including development, acquisitions, property renovations and repositioning. Her career was launched at Charles E Smith (later Archstone/Smith) in the Washington D.C. metro area, where she rose through the management ranks from Property Manager to Assistant Vice President. She spent several years in development and acquisition with Lincoln Property Company and then as Vice President of Operations for Kettler Management overseeing a portfolio of 7000 units. Most recently she was Regional Manager for US Residential where she was responsible for operations in the Mid-Atlantic Region. She has managed all types of properties including conventional and tax credit, garden, high-rise and lease ups. Ms. Beard graduated from Iowa State University and holds the RPA and CPM designations.