About Us

Beacon Properties is a limited-liability company founded in 1998 to develop and manage a diverse portfolio of affordable housing.

SOCAYR Inc. is a non-profit, 501c3, founded in 1998 to continue in the development and management of affordable housing.

The Property Management Division has been successful in leasing over 50 new properties since its inception. Currently there are 60 communities comprised of 3500 housing units managed by Beacon and SOCAYR Property Management.

The staff of Beacon Properties is seasoned, experienced, and certified. Beacon/SOCAYR Property Management currently employs 130 housing professionals at various capacities.

Résumés of Management Personnel

Travis Yates, CPM: President, CEO

Qualifications: Graduate of Indiana University, major field of study communications. Certification as a Property Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management, Holds a Real Estate License in the State of Kentucky, Certification as Apartment Manager with the National Apartment Association, has attained recognized certifications in tax credit housing, C3P Certification with Executive Standing, HCCP Certification of Tax Credit Compliance, Certified Occupancy Specialist, and several housing management certifications from other nationally recognized organizations.

Rob Barr: Vice President of Physical Assets

Employment: August 2008. Oversees company’s physical asset portfolio to identify financial and physical challenges; assist asset managers with preparing for REAC inspections, budget preparation, rent increases and compliance of HUD regulations

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with minor in Accounting. A member of Mortgage Bankers of America. Previously held the following positions; Assistant Director Asset Management, Kentucky Housing Corporation; Loss Mitigation Supervisor, PNC Bank & Branch Manager for Kentucky Finance Company. Certified REAC (Real Estate Assessment Center) inspector through U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. Certified Occupancy Specialist through the National Center for Housing Management.

Steve Giles, CPM: Vice President of Operations

Employment: October 2002. Serves all companies affiliated with Beacon Property Management as the Vice President of Operations, for all communities under fee management contracts. Oversees day-to-day operations as they relate to customer service, lease-up, resident retention, evictions. Works directly with Senior Asset Mangers and Regional Managers in all aspects of project operations.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Finance from the Indiana University, Certified Property Manager through the Institute of Real Estate Management, Certification as Apartment Manager with the National Apartment Association, has attained recognized certifications in tax credit housing, C3P Certification with Executive Standing, HCCP Certification of Tax Credit Compliance and several housing management certifications from other nationally recognized organizations including Certified Occupancy Specialist.

Stacey Graham, CPM: Vice President of Operations

Employment: January 1999. Serves all companies affiliated with Beacon Property Management as the Vice President of Operations, for all communities under fee management contracts. Oversees day-to-day operations as they relate to customer service, lease-up, resident retention, evictions. Works directly with Senior Asset Mangers and Regional Managers in all aspects of project operations.

Qualifications: Certified Property Manager through the Institute of Real Estate Management, Certification as Apartment Manager with the National Apartment Association, has attained recognized certifications in tax credit housing, C3P Certification with Executive Standing, HCCP Certification of Tax Credit Compliance and several housing management certifications from other nationally recognized organizations including Certified Occupancy Specialist and Certified Professional of Occupancy.

Brandie Bryan: Vice President of Finance

Employment: February 2000. Oversees the day to day operations of the accounting staff in all areas of cost controls. Works directly with owners and lenders on budget preparations, year end financial obligations such as audit reporting, and monthly financials.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentrated field in accounting. Member of the Golden Key Honor Society for the University of Louisville

Tara Smith, CPA: Director of Finance Affordable Housing Division

Employment: August 2009. Oversees the day-to-day operations of the accounting department, financial reporting, budget preparation and special projects for the affordable housing division.

Qualifications: Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky, over 16 years of experience in both the public and private accounting sector, performing HUD audits for five years in the public sector.

Howard Gibson: Maintenance Supervisor

Qualifications: Thirty years of service in the apartment industry.

Asset Managers

Our regional and senior asset managers have first-hand field experience as community managers and financial assistants. Our compliance officer ensures full compliance with all applicable government regulations. All have completed required certifications relating specifically to the affordable housing industry. The Beacon/SOCAYR staff is committed to delivering excellent service to all residents, clients, owners, and investors.

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