MMS Group brings decades of experience crafting a solid understanding of industry fundamentals and honing compliance expertise. We layer this with progressive capital markets insight, powerful back office and accounting software, and full-service property management. We take pride in delivering to our clients, partners, and residents the same individualized attention of the mom-and-pop shop we once were, with the acumen and corporate scale that is MMS Group today.
Our growing portfolio exceeds 40,000 residential units and includes high-rise luxury buildings, affordable housing cooperatives, subsidized rental properties, supportive housing, and conventional apartment buildings.
Our clients include progressive building owners, governmental agencies, real estate entrepreneurs, financiers, not-for-profit organizations, and cooperative and condominium boards.
President & CEO
Jeffrey Goldstein, President & CEO
Jeffrey acquired Arco Management in 1974 and has grown MMS Group into one of the largest and most respected property management organizations nationwide. A graduate of Drexel University, Jeffrey continues to maintain a pragmatic, hands-on approach to every property. His more than 40 years’ experience spans affordable housing, conventional apartments, condominiums and cooperatives, office space, hotels and luxury hospitality, commercial retail space, and single-family development. He is widely regarded as a residential management expert in all phases of management, investment, and development including operations, finance, maintenance, insurance and consulting. As liaison between professionals, vendors, service providers and support staff, Jeffrey assures his clients personalized service, satisfaction and efficiency. His coordinated approach, including budget development, contract negotiation, capital improvement supervision and related legal proceedings, has earned a formidable reputation for his companies.
He is equally competent in real estate development involving assets in excess of $1.3 billion within the continental United States and Anguilla, BWI.
chief operating officer &
chief financial officer
Samuel M. Rotter, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Sam is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University, with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Over the course of his 30 years in real estate accounting and finance, he worked in both the public and private sectors, concentrating in real estate development and management. Prior to joining MMS Group, Mr. Rotter served as Executive General Manager for the Philadelphia Housing Authority, where he was responsible for over 20,000 units of subsidized rental housing and in charge of Finance, Information Systems and Asset Management. Sam’s previous background includes Rouse & Associates (now Liberty Property Trust) and Wentworth Group. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial Executives International. Sam was a finalist for the 2016 CFO Studio Mastery Award and was a featured speaker at the NVoice NSights conference, presenting the case study of MMS Group’s transition to cloud-based systems.
Executive vice president
Rachael Goldstein, Executive Vice President of Management
Rachael serves as asset manager on family-held properties and focuses on business optimization strategies across the MMS Group affiliates.
She acts as executive liaison for corporate and property-specific projects, interfacing between owners, investors, management, lenders, and vendors. She holds Certified Occupancy Specialist and Tax Credit Specialist certifications. Prior to joining MMS Group, Rachael spent 12 years in Fixed Income Sales and Trading, first at UBS Investment Bank and 8 years at Goldman Sachs. She was a Senior Vice President in Credit Sales, transacting in investment grade and high yield securities, municipal debt, credit derivatives, private placements, and structured products in both the primary and secondary markets. She was also responsible for cultivating and managing institutional client relationships at some of the largest asset management firms and insurance companies in the nation. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University.
Executive vice president
Clifford Asher, Executive Vice President of Operations
Cliff oversees the regional management and compliance teams with the objective of maximizing growth and profitability for our clients.
Cliff also supervises day-to-day management of MMS Group’s affordable portfolio, acting as primary executive liaison with ownerships.
He engages prospective clients, working with them through the due diligence and on-boarding process, to assure that new projects are successfully transitioned to our regional, accounting, and compliance teams. Prior to joining MMS Group, Cliff was a Senior Asset Manager for Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage and AIMCO Capital. He was responsible for ensuring sound management practices and financial performance and supervised third-party managing agents and client-owned and operated properties.
Executive vice president
Trashaun Banks, Executive Vice President of Compliance
Traci has over 20 years of Property Management experience and heads the MMS Group Compliance Department. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has extensive knowledge of HUD Programs, REAC, IRS Section 42 Tax Credit and HOME. She has managed apartment communities in 17 different states across the country. Traci’s responsibilities have spanned project management, staffing, marketing, budget administration, conducting inspections, training, and program compliance and maintenance. She is certified in IRS Section 42 Tax Credits, Housing Quality Standards, HUD Occupancy Standards, and has administered numerous HUD and IRS Section 42 Tax Credit compliance contracts. Her housing expertise includes REAC and HQS inspections, Tax Credit inspections of LIHTC files, Tax Credit physical inspections, capital expenditures and improvements, specifications in contracting, property management and analysis, and day-to-day property management operations. Ms. Banks is a certified OneSite Trainer and has led the system conversions of over 100 properties.
Executive vice president of
Michele Bottari, Executive vice president of Human Resources
Michele is responsible for implementing strategies to recruit, train, and retain a high-performing and motivated workforce. She has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of Human Resources including talent, compensation, benefits, training, and employee and labor relations. Her industry experience includes property management, consulting and staffing services. Prior to joining MMS Group, Michele was Human Resources Manager for REL Consultancy Group in New York. She expanded their operations in California, Mexico City and San Paulo focusing primarily on international immigration law and recruiting, in addition to negotiating and implementing 401k and benefit plans. Michele is certified through the Human Resources Certification Institute as a Human Resources Professional (PHR).
Executive Vice President of
Jason Phillips, Executive Vice President of Facilities Management
Jason oversees and coordinates all aspects of building inspections including REAC. MMS Group’s REAC scores are among the best in the nation, consistently achieving in the 90’s with some properties receiving perfect scores of 100. His careful attention to rules and regulations ensures the highest possible performance at the lowest cost. Additionally, Mr. Phillips monitors and addresses necessary major repairs and replacements pertaining to mechanical, structural and capital items at each property we manage. He coordinates annual inspections of buildings in our portfolio and prepares physical needs assessments to assure funding for capital items is considered in rent increase applications or potential refinancing. Jason’s department also monitors all boiler inspections, Local Law 11 requirements, New York City mandates, and lead-based paint regulations.
Senior Vice President of
construction & development
Jonathan Klein, Senior Vice President of Construction & Development
Jonathan has an extensive background in property management, company operations, construction, and global facilities management, with an emphasis on analysis of operations and contracts. Prior to joining MMS Group, Jonathan was President of Wentworth Property Management of New York, one of the state’s largest management companies. Jonathan works with corporate clients, assisting them with facility operational oversight and major capital construction projects including total building rehabilitation, apartment renovations, redesigning of existing spaces and necessary exterior work. He spearheads a team of professionals to consult with developers on common area spaces, decorating, marketing, and rentals for new apartment buildings and complexes. John recently finished negotiating a Build It Back grant from New York State totaling almost 30 million dollars to perform necessary repairs and ensure storm resiliency. He is a Business Management graduate of Syracuse University.
Senior vice president
Lauren Calderon, Senior Vice President of Compliance
Lauren has been with MMS Group for 20 years and has more than 27 years’ experience in Affordable Housing. Her specific area of expertise is Management & Occupancy Review Preparation and Response. She and her team conduct regular property audits throughout the affordable portfolio to ensure compliance with waitlist management procedures, use of the Enterprise Income Verification System, and HUD and Tax Credit occupancy requirements. Lauren is also responsible for Voucher & TRACS submissions. Lauren received her Certified Occupancy Specialist, Management & Occupancy Review Specialist, Tax Credit Specialist and Certified Manager of Housing certifications. She has her Advanced Building Management certification from The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
Senior Vice President of Compliance
Cartina Pinkney, Senior Vice President of Compliance
Cartina Pinkney brings 24 years of experience in Affordable Housing and Property Management to MMS Group. Cartina began her career as a leasing consultant before delving into LIHTC and HUD Compliance, beginning as a Compliance Specialist. Leveraging her growing expertise, she then supervised a portfolio as Compliance Manager and exceled to oversee the team as Vice President of Compliance. She currently supervises our MMS team of qualified compliance managers and increases their knowledge base by developing and implementing training in LIHTC procedures, Section 8 policies and Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) policies. Specializing in Acquisition Rehab, Cartina ensures the LIHTC policies and procedures are followed in numerous states. Cartina is designated as a Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP), Certified Credit Professional (C4P), Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS), Blended Occupancy Specialist (BOS), and Tax Credit Specialist (TCS).
Director of Finance
Weslee Lorico, Senior Finance Director
Weslee is a Real Estate accounting professional with over 20 years’ experience. As the Finance Director, she oversees all areas of finance and accounting, and leads a team of 27, within the accounting department. Weslee assists in the responsibilities of the CFO, working alongside and in support of both client services and staff accountants. She first joined MMS as a Senior Financial Analyst; later promoted to Corporate Controller, where she spearheaded a full conversion of accounting records, from a server-based software to web-based, increasing accounting efficiency by 100%. She established a companywide year-end process, as well as developed the Corporate financial statements and budget structure. Prior to MMS, Weslee was a Property Financial Analyst for Vornado Realty Trust, where she was responsible for the accounting functions for more than 25 properties, including monthly, quarterly financials and annual audited financial statements preparation. Prior to Vornado, Weslee was a Semi-Senior Auditor for Friedman Alpren & Green LLP, responsible for, but not limited to, the planning, supervision and execution of audits, reviews, compilations and agreed-upon procedures. Her audit portfolio included commercial, residential, hotel real estate entities, as well as manufacturing, distribution and service organizations.