PROACTIVE & DILIGENT APPROACH
Our capabilities include the professional management of our assets to the benefit of both investors and tenants.
Our asset management team is comprised of top industry professionals that bring extensive experience and expertise to our company and portfolio. The team actively manages properties, working diligently to minimize risk, preserve cash flow, and maximize value for our investors while maintaining strong tenant partnerships.
With over 50 years of combined industry experience, our team provides the expertise needed to help our tenants succeed. Applying a unified strategy and commitment for service, the team handles all aspects of asset management including monitoring tenant financial performance and credit, conducting property inspections, executing capital improvements, property management for vacant properties, special circumstance workouts, dispositions, debt placement, and leases.
Through thriving partnerships, our asset management team works in collaboration with our tenants to achieve mutual goals and help them meet their business objectives.
Asset Management Team
Mr. Heimlich serves as Executive Vice President and Head of Asset Management at SMTA's external manager, Spirit Realty Capital. In this role, he has oversight responsibility for servicing, dispositions, lease administration, property management and construction. In addition, Mr. Heimlich serves on the company’s Investment Committee and Management Operating Committee that monitors business activities and defines company strategy.
Mr. Heimlich has extensive experience in the REIT industry having served as Managing Principal at Capital Formation, LLC, a net lease real estate advisory firm, as well as in several senior leadership roles at GE Capital, Franchise Finance. During his tenure at GE Capital, he successfully led the IPS and Surplus platforms for a 2,000+ property portfolio, built and directed a nationwide retail development platform, and managed a 500-property triple net lease portfolio. Mr. Heimlich earned a BS in finance from Eastern Illinois University.
Ms. Winters serves as Vice President of Asset Management at SMTA's external manager, Spirit Realty Capital. In this role, she is responsible for special servicing and property management for the portfolio, including workouts, dispositions, and leasing.
Ms. Winters has more than 20 years of asset management and client reporting experience in the commercial real estate industry, including roles at Gables Residential, DES Real Estate Consulting, TIER REIT, and Trammell Crow Company. Most recently, Ms. Winters served as Director of Asset Management at Gables Residential, overseeing the overall operations of a diverse, multi-family portfolio valued at $1B+. She holds a BS in business administration and accounting from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. She is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and also a member of the CCIM Institute.
Mr. Cavazos serves as Vice President of Asset Management at SMTA's external manager, Spirit Realty Capital. In this role, he is responsible for special servicing and property management for the portfolio, including workouts, property sales, and leasing.
Mr. Cavazos has extensive experience in the real estate industry, including roles at Weitzman, NorthMarq Capital, Northwestern Mutual, JP Morgan Chase, and Bandera Ventures. Most recently, Mr. Cavazos served as Vice President of Finance at Weitzman where he was responsible for portfolio oversight and debt and equity placement. Mr. Cavazos earned his BBA in finance with an emphasis in real estate from Baylor University and an MBA in real estate and finance from Southern Methodist University.
Hank Hopkins serves as an Asset Manager at SMTA's external manager, Spirit Realty Capital. In this role, Mr. Hopkins is responsible for special servicing and property management of the portfolio including workouts, property dispositions, re-leasing and property management. Mr. Hopkins joined Spirit in May of 2016 as an asset management associate. Prior to joining Spirit, Mr. Hopkins most recently served as a financial analyst for Poag Shopping Centers. Mr. Hopkins earned a BS in real estate finance from the University of Alabama and an MS in sustainable real estate development from Tulane University.
Kayode Ola joined Spirit in May 2016 and currently serves as an Asset Manager. In this role, he is responsible for special servicing and property management of the portfolio including workouts, property dispositions, re-leasing and property management.
Prior to joining Spirit, Mr. Ola served as an analyst with Admiral Capital Group, a real estate and private equity firm with offices in New York, San Antonio and Seattle. He holds a bachelor’s degree in real estate from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and a master’s degree in real estate with a concentration in finance and investments from New York University.