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Our corporate team is listed below in alphabetical order.

Beth Buckman BETH BUCKMAN | ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

Beth Buckman joined ContraVest in 1991 as an Assistant Manager at The Greens at MetroWest, one of ContraVest’s first projects in Orlando. In 1993 she moved to the home office and has been in charge of the administrative operations for the management company ever since.  She has overall responsibility for weekly and monthly reporting to owners as well as being the company historian and statistician. In addition to her duties with ContraVest, Buckman also earned CAM and CAPS accreditations from the National Apartment Association.

Beth received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing/Management in 1988 from Florida Southern College.


Keith Campbell KEITH CAMPBELL | PROJECT MANAGER

Keith Campbell returned to ContraVest Builders in 2015 as a Project Manager, providing leadership and oversight for budgets, schedules, personnel, and daily operations of multi-family construction.  Keith is a West Point graduate and served as an Apache pilot in the Army with eight years of active duty service. 

Keith recently completed his MBA and relocated to Central Florida to rejoin our team.


Amy Clermont AMY CLERMONT | PROJECT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Amy Clermont brings twenty years of experience in the medical industry with a focus on billing, accounts payable and receivables, and customer service.  She assists our accounting department with invoicing and payroll as well as provides administration to management, development and construction.  Amy was promoted to Project Administrative Assistant in 2017.


Gregg Hendershot GREGG HENDERSHOT | VICE PRESIDENT OF CONSTRUCTION

Gregg joined ContraVest Builders in June 2015 and manages the day to day operations of the general contracting company, ContraVest Builders.  Gregg brings over twenty eight years of experience in the construction and development field with a proficiency in multi-family and commercial ventures.

Prior to joining ContraVest Builders, Gregg was Vice President of Construction for Milhaus located in Indianapolis, IN.  Within three years he was overseeing the construction of 2,000 multi-family units over five states.  He has also held executive level positions with other development companies including the Buckingham Companies in Indianapolis, IN; Crosland in Charlotte, NC and the J.C. Hart Company in Carmel, IN.  He oversaw the day to day operations for the construction divisions of these companies and has been involved with the development and construction of over 8,500 multifamily residential units during his profession.  He started his career with Oxford Development and has also worked as a project manager for MacDougall Pierce in Fishers, IN.

Gregg graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Building Construction Management.  He has held general contractor’s licenses in North Carolina and Tennessee.


Lauren Keene LAUREN KEENE | SENIOR PROPERTY ACCOUNTANT

Lauren joined ContraVest as a Property Accountant in 2008, managing the monthly financials for eight properties.  In addition, her responsibilities include property cash management, monthly variance analysis, annual audit coordination, HUD compliance, bank account reconciliation and report formatting. 

In 2013 Lauren became a Senior Property Accountant as she became more involved with the evaluation and improvement of management/accounting systems, policies and procedures, internal controls, budget process and training. 

Lauren received her Associate’s Degree in Accounting and her Bachelor’s Degree in Business with English Communication.  She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree.


Vickie Keene VICKIE KEENE | HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR / PROPERTY ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Vickie started at ContraVest  January 1997 as a Property Management staff accountant.  She also assisted in the Construction side of our business by performing Construction Soft Cost accounting functions for several of our projects.  As her role and responsibilities grew she became a Senior Property Accountant managing financials for nine properties.    In 2004 she added Human Resource responsibilities to her duties reporting payroll for CVM personnel.  She became the Human Resource Director in 2006 and currently ensures adherence to Federal and State laws, develops and maintains HR policies and procedures including the CVM Employee Handbook, Pre-Employment testing, administration of Benefit packages and New Hire set ups. 

In 2009 she added Property Accounting Manager responsibilities  overseeing accounting procedures, coordinating  and working with CPA’s, Auditors, and owners.   She works with our Regional Directors to ensure the integrity of our financial reporting, trains and develops key personnel in financial management while preparing financials for eight properties.  During Vickie’s tenure many cost saving ideas have been implemented benefiting ContraVest and our clients.   Vickie has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Minor in Business Administration.


Wendy McWhorter Manning WENDY MCWHORTER MANNING | CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Wendy Manning joined the property management industry in 1992 where she gained extensive experience over the next seven years in property management software, network administration, software implementation, hardware and training.

Wendy joined ContraVest in 1999 as their IT Director and was promoted to Chief Information Officer in 2013. Wendy oversees all company and community website design, property management applications, site network setups and daily operations of new property lease-ups, network solutions, communication and equipment solutions, hardware and software implementation and support. 

Wendy received her Bachelor’s degree from Stetson University in 1991.


Brandy Marks BRANDY MARKS | SENIOR PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR

Brandy Marks brought 15 years of construction administration experience with her when she joined the ContraVest Builders family in 2014.  Having worked in the past with both General Contractors and Subcontractors on commercial and residential projects she understands the importance of deadlines and attention to detail that all of our projects require. Brandy attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University before relocating to Florida in 1999.   She is a licensed Florida Real Estate Associate.


Bernadette Matos BERNADETTE MATOS | SENIOR PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR

Bernadette Matos started working for ContraVest in 2004 as a Construction Project Administrator and is now a Senior Project Administrator.   She is instrumental in every aspect of the construction process from bidding to the close out.  Bernadette works daily with subcontractors, Project Managers, Project Superintendents, site personnel, internal and subcontractor accounting departments and ownership entities.  She handles the issuance of multi-million dollar subcontractor agreements, schedules of value, payment applications, lien releases, certificates of insurance, plans, submittals, RFIs and budget changes. 

For a short period between late 2010 and early 2012, Bernadette worked as a Leasing Specialist and Assistant Manager at two of ContraVest’s apartment communities. 

Prior to working for ContraVest, Bernadette worked for Seminole County for five years in Concurrency, Planning, and Development Review.  Her extensive background working on all levels of construction from subcontractors, general contractors, engineers, and municipalities has been a tremendous asset to ContraVest.


Bonnie McAllister BONNIE MCALLISTER | CONTROLLER

Bonnie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Radford University and is a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia.  Bonnie started with ContaVest in 1995 and is responsible for all aspects of accounting for the Development, Construction, and Management Companies.  Her duties include preparing  monthly financial statements for all three entities as well as coordinating and working with CPA’s and Auditors for year-end financials/tax returns, preparing soft cost draws, overseeing the accounting for the hard cost construction process, coordinating with owners and banks to ensure timely funding of projects, assist in obtaining and maintaining proper insurance, working with general liability and workers comp auditors, payroll, maintaining licenses, filing state regulated annual reports and managing corporate cash. 

Prior to ContraVest, Bonnie worked for the Federal Government as an Auditor and Staff Accountant and as a full charge bookkeeper for a small business handling all payroll, A/R & A/P, preparation of financial statements and payroll tax returns.


Suzanne Kirchens WALT MCCULLY | SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Currently, Walt is our Senior Project Manager responsible for providing leadership, supervision and project management for the general contracting company ContraVest Builders. Prior to his current position, Walt was Vice President/Project Manager from 2001 through 2009 for ContraVest successfully completing more than 4,000 multi-family units spread over five states.

Walt is a third generation licensed General Contractor and has over 38 years of commercial and residential construction experience;  ranging from churches, medical facilities, professional buildings, schools, high rises and multi-family projects. He has a vast level of technical expertise with various means and methods of construction utilizing different concrete systems, steel and wood frame construction.

Walt graduated from University of Central Florida with a degree in Business Administration and is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker.  


Gerald D. Ogier GERALD D. OGIER  | CHAIRMAN EMERITUS 

In 1986, Ogier joined with John H. McClintock, Jr. to found ContraVest, Inc., in Orlando, Florida. Prior to that, Ogier, a registered real estate broker in Florida, was a partner in Orlando-based Heavener-Ogier, Inc., the master franchiser for ERA (Electronic Realty Associates) in the Southeast, with more than 300 franchises. During that period, Ogier also co-founded Chesapeake Production Company, an oil and gas exploration company based in Oklahoma City and served as a general partner in more than 20 oil and gas drilling partnerships.

Previously, in 1972, Ogier was named a partner in Epoch Properties, a multi-family development and management firm in Orlando, with properties throughout the Southeast. He began his career with Koger Properties, Inc., a Jacksonville-based developer of suburban office parks across the country, becoming a Vice President before leaving in 1972.

Ogier graduated in 1965 from The Citadel, receiving a B.S. degree in Business Administration. He is a member of The Citadel Business School Hall of Fame, a 2006 recipient of the Leader of Principle Award and serves on the Business School Advisory Board. His military experience includes service in the United States Army in Germany as an Armor Officer, and he was discharged in 1967 as a Captain.


Mark Ogier MARK OGIER | CPM, PRESIDENT OF CONTRAVEST DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS (CDP), PRINCIPAL

Mark Ogier joined ContraVest in 1995 as the Property Management and Construction Coordinator. He became the Director of Property Management in 1997, and an Executive Vice President in 2006. He has overall responsibility for the operations and strategic direction of the CDP development program. He is responsible for site acquisition, project development, equity investor relations and portfolio performance. Over the years, Ogier has gained valuable insight into the needs of various ownership structures including REIT’s, TIC’s, life insurance companies, pension funds and private investors. Mark is a Partner in CDP, ContraVest Management Company and ContraVest Builders.

In addition to his duties with ContraVest, Ogier has been a volunteer leader for nearly twenty years to apartment associations, keeping him in the forefront of the issues facing the apartment industry. He has served as a delegate to the National Apartment Association (NAA) and is a Past President of the Florida Apartment Association (FAA) for 2007-08, and a past President for the Apartment Association of Greater Orlando (AAGO). His association involvement culminated with the honor of being inducted into the FAA Hall of Fame in 2014.

Ogier received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics in 1990 from the University of Colorado. His military experience included 4 years of service in the United States Army as a Field Artillery Officer and General’s Aide in Germany. He is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), Community Association Manager (CAM) and a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Florida and Tennessee.


Steven Ogier STEVE OGIER | CCIM, PRESIDENT OF CONTRAVEST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, PRINCIPAL

Steve joined ContraVest in 2000 and currently serves as the President of the general contracting company, ContraVest Builders.  As a licensed General Contractor in multiple states, Steve has been personally involved in the development and construction of over 7,000 apartment units. He passed the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) Accredited Examination for Commercial General Contracting Contractors which facilitates licensing and building in multiple jurisdictions.

As a principal in all three operating companies, Steve plays an active role in the apartment development company and site acquisition. 

Before working with ContraVest, Steve spent five years as a sales professional in the medical and financial services industries. After graduating from The Citadel in 1990, receiving a B.S. degree in Business Administration, Steve served five years in the United States Army as an Airborne Ranger qualified Armored Cavalry Officer stateside and in Germany.  In 1995 Ogier was honorably discharged as a Captain.

He held a Real Estate Broker license in Colorado, is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM, since 2006).


Chris Pinckney  CHRIS PINCKNEY | PROJECT MANAGER

Chris Pinckney joined ContraVest in late 2013 as a Project Manager, providing leadership and oversight for budgets, schedules, personnel, and daily operations of multi-family construction.  Prior to joining the ContraVest team, Chris honorably served 22 years in the United States Marine Corps as a Naval Aviator, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.  During his military service, notable accomplishments included flying for two U.S. Presidents and command of a CH-53E Squadron. 

Early is his career, Chris had the opportunity to be exposed to multiple levels of construction, to include commercial and residential applications.  Chris graduated from The Citadel in 1991 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.


 Alfred Rembowski ALFRED REMBOWSKI | ACQUISITIONS DIRECTOR

Alfred Rembowski, better known to most as “Alfie,” has been a ContraVest team member since 1998.  He has held positions with ContraVest Management Company, as well as, ContraVest Development Company.  During these years, he successfully oversaw several lease-up and stabilized assets throughout the Southeast as both an On-Site Manger and Regional Director.  Alfie also served as a Development Associate tasked with acquiring viable vacant land sites and working each development through due diligence, design, permitting, financing and closing.

Currently, Alfie serves as the Acquisitions Director for ContraVest Development Partners.  He actively seeks both multifamily land opportunities and the acquisition of existing apartment assets with the focus on helping to grow the ContraVest Development, Construction and Management brands.

Alfie received his BS in 1996 as a graduate of Davidson College in Davidson, NC.  In his off-time he enjoys sports, boating, and above-all as a dedicated family man, spending time with his wife and two daughters.


John Schaffer JOHN SCHAFFER | C.P.A., PRESIDENT OF CONTRAVEST MANAGEMENT COMPANY, PRINCIPAL, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Schaffer’s background encompasses nearly 40 years of experience working in the real estate field covering development, investment, operations, finance/accounting, and workouts.  In 1997 became a partner and now is intimately involved in the analysis, structuring, and closing of all real estate developments, joint ventures/partnerships, and property dispositions.  In addition, he is responsible for securing construction and permanent loan financing and in 2013 became the Partner in charge of ContraVest Management Company.  John is a Partner in all three ContraVest operating companies.

Schaffer previously worked for Prudential Life Insurance Co. in its Real Estate Investment Office, as well as BJF Development, Inc.(Condo Converter/RE workout firm), Cardinal Industries (RE Developer), Arlen Realty Co. (National RE Investment Co.) and the FDIC (liquidating failed banks). His responsibilities included asset management, financial/acquisition analysis, workouts and other various accounting duties.

Schaffer received his Bachelors Degree in Accounting in 1976 from the University of Florida, and a Masters Degree in Accounting from Florida International University, Miami, in 1980 and his CPA designation in 1980.  John has been a member of the University of Florida’s Real Estate Advisory Board since 2006 and sits on his Church’s Finance Committee since 2004


Christin Tenpenny

CHRISTIN TENPENNY | VICE PRESIDENT OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, CAPS

Christin began her career in property management in 1985.  Her 30 years of experience has afforded her the opportunity to perfect the art of property management.  Throughout her career she has managed properties new and old as well as large and small.  She has experience working for large institutions, REIT’s or individual investors.  Christin’s lease up experience spans 34 properties and 9,972 units.

Christin joined ContraVest Management Company in 1999 and currently oversees the entire portfolio.  She is responsible for all operations of the properties including development, applying innovative target marketing, creative personnel management, revenue growth and expense control.  In addition, Christin conducts quarterly management and training.


Stacey Virgo STACEY VIRGO | DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATOR

Stacey Shaw-Virgo joined ContraVest in 2015 as the Development Administrator.  She brings over 17 years of executive level office administration experience.  In her role has the development administrator she works closely with President and Vice President of the Construction division as well as supporting the Real Estate Development Operation.  Before joining ContraVest, Stacey worked in business consulting and facilities management.  

Stacey serves on the board of Global Partners Foundation.  She is certified as a Christian Life Coach since October 2011.  She is currently in the process of working on her Bachelor’s degree in Leadership with a focus on Human Resources.


Moriah Worth MORIAH KOSCH WORTH, RA | SENIOR DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Moriah joined ContraVest in 2013 with 14 years of cohesive project development and construction experience. As a licensed Architect in multiple states specializing in multi-family residential and mixed-use, she has personally overseen $280 million dollars of construction from conceptual design to project completion.Her experience beyond construction includes investment and physical property management for large institutions, private partnerships, and individual investors. Her work with acquisitions, renovations and distressed assets in addition to direct construction management makes her an essential new resource to both ContraVest Builders and ContraVest Development Partners.

Moriah graduated from the University of Michigan with a Masters of Architecture, highest distinction. Since 2006, she held a Real Estate Associate license in New York, and is certified by the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards.