SOURCE: NexMetro Communities

NexMetro Communities

April 16, 2015 07:06 ET

NexMetro Communities Expand Phoenix Office

Real Estate Veterans Mary Tanner and Jill Long Join Team as Development of Avilla Brand Leased-Home Neighborhoods Drives NexMetro Growth

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2015) - Phoenix-headquartered NexMetro Communities, America's builder of next-generation, leased-home neighborhoods in the Sunbelt, announces the appointment of Mary C. Tanner, CPA, as the company's Finance Manager and Jill Long as Corporate Administrator for the growing real estate company.

Mary Tanner is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who brings more than 20 years of experience in the real estate development and property management industries. Prior to joining the NexMetro team, Tanner was the Vice President of Client Accounting Services for FirstService Residential AZ, a leader in HOA property management with over 300 properties. As Finance Manager, Tanner will be responsible for financial management and contracts administration of the company including financial reporting systems, accounting procedures, and capital management programs.

Jill Long has been involved in the real estate industry for 22 years with experience in multi-family, new home construction and commercial real estate. As Corporate Administrator, Long will be responsible for project accounting procedures and the daily management of corporate and market office functions. She will support the finance team in contracts administration and reporting as well as marketing responsibilities, such as updates to the company's website and social media.

 "These are two seasoned professionals that will increase the depth of the NexMetro team," said Josh Hartmann, Executive Vice President. "Both Jill and Mary fill key roles that are important to our growth strategy at a critical time in our company's development. Their shared wealth of experience brings great perspectives and I'm excited for their insights as we continue to grow the company and execute the Avilla Homes concept."

In the Phoenix metro area, Avilla Homes neighborhoods are already open in Chandler. In addition, construction is currently underway in Goodyear at Avilla Palm Valley where 125 homes are expected to be available for lease this spring. NexMetro also recently acquired 15 acres at the northeast corner of Warner Road and Grace Boulevard, just west of Arizona Avenue, in Chandler, Arizona, where it plans to develop the Avilla Grace Community, which will include 194 homes. Additional development in Arizona is scheduled throughout 2015 with four new neighborhoods planned in Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek. The company is also actively developing in other Sunbelt cities.

About Avilla Homes

NexMetro's Avilla Homes neighborhoods signify a new breed of residential offerings that are considered a "hybrid," because they incorporate the best of single-family and multi-family residential projects. Avilla Homes are single-story and detached with private back yards, similar to single-family homes, but the homes and landscape are maintained by the property management company as is typical for multi-family properties. Leased instead of owned, Avilla Homes allow residents to live like homeowners without the burdens of home ownership.

Known as an innovator in creating non-traditional leased-living neighborhoods, NexMetro's responsiveness to today's housing market demands was prompted by demographic studies that indicated that consumers -- from Millennials to Baby Boomers -- are increasingly searching for upscale living choices that don't require a mortgage since flexibility and convenience now top the list of consumer demands. With over 1,500 homes already completed or currently under construction, NexMetro has embarked on an aggressive plan to build eight Avilla Home's neighborhoods in 2015 throughout the Sunbelt. For detailed information about Avilla Homes, go to or call 844-818-4505.

About NexMetro

NexMetro and its affiliated companies have been developing Avilla Home neighborhoods since 2010 to satisfy an underserved segment of the housing market that demands a higher quality leased living experience. NexMetro meets that need with a new hybrid housing option that combines the elements of residential single family living with apartment-like rental terms and management to provide consumers the best of all worlds. NexMetro is focusing development in select Sunbelt markets.

NexMetro's executive team is comprised of experienced business, real estate and finance leaders -- all of whom share a long-term vision for meeting the growing demands of a new consumer. For detailed information on NexMetro, visit

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