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    Art McAlister

    Maintenance Supervisor, Residential

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    Craig Kelly


    Craig Kelly joined Venerable Properties in 1994, became president in 2012, and oversaw the transition to Meritus Property Group in 2020.

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    Garrett Dennett

    Vice President, Commercial

    As Vice President of Commercial, Garrett brings over twelve years of commercial and multifamily property management and leasing experience in both the northeast and west coast regions.

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    Paul Del Vecchio


    Paul oversees operational, financial, and strategic matters at Meritus and is also the President of its sister company Ethos Development.

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    Amber Craven

    Vice President, Residential

    As Vice President of Residential, Amber oversees the operations of all multifamily and co-living assets under management and has extensive knowledge of conventional, affordable, tax credit, and mixed-use assets.

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    Josh Bean


    Josh oversees sales, marketing, client relationship, and strategic matters at Meritus and is Executive Managing Director at its sister company, Ethos Commercial Advisors.

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    Kirsten Bailey

    Portfolio Manager

    As a Portfolio Manager with thirty-two years of experience, Kirsten’s highest priority is providing excellent client service and maintaining high standards for the properties under her care.

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    Kirk Atkinson

    Maintenance Supervisor, Commercial

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    Chris Lordino

    Portfolio Manager

Meet the Team

As a Portland-based property management firm active in the Pacific Northwest, every engagement represents an opportunity to create a bespoke client-focused action plan, not a one-size-fits-all solution. Be it fine tuning operations of a stabilized asset, leasing up a new development, or creating a turnaround plan for a distressed asset, unyielding attention to detail and timely communication makes for precise and reliable results.

“The Meritus team thinks like owners, which makes them invaluable partners in operating our family’s assets.”
Multifamily Investor, Vancouver WA