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2021 HAA Leadership John Boriack, CAM, IROP President John Boriack is the president of Veritas Equity Management, a Houston-based owner-operator group. Following high school, John enrolled in Lifestyles Unlimited, a real estate investment group. He got his start in real estate by investing in and managing eight single-family rental homes. Then, in 2008, he founded Veritas Equity Management with one property. Today, Veritas has five properties in its portfolio and 41 employees. While building his company, John earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Thomas Edison State College in 2011 with honors and a 4.0 GPA. John has led his team in the purchase and operation of over $100 million of commercial real estate. Veritas has won 19 industry awards from local, state and national apartment associations, in addition to a spot on the list of “Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” the last five years. John became an active volunteer with HAA in 2014, the same year he won HAA’s Independent Owner of the Year award. He has served on the HAA Strategic Outreach Committee since 2014, and has served on the HAA Board of Directors since 2015. In 2018, he was honored as an HAA Forty Under 40. He served as a vice president at large from 2017 to 2018, overseeing the north outreach region, before he moved up the HAA leadership ladder to secretary/treasurer. In addition to serving as president-elect last year, John served on the Harris County Housing Stability Task Force and responded to a number of media requests on the behalf of HAA. A devout Christian, John is committed to being a steadfast follower of the Lord and volunteers much of his time at ministries through his church, his community and yearly mission trips to developing nations. Christy Rodriguez, CAPS President-Elect Director of Multifamily Properties for Judwin Properties Christy Rodriguez is responsible for all aspects of property operations and management. Prior to joining Judwin Properties in




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August 2019, Christy was a director of real estate for Greystar in Houston, where she worked for six years in various roles. At Greystar, she was responsible for the owned asset portfolio for the central south division. With over 20 years of multifamily experience, Christy has extensive experience with acquisitions, dispositions, due diligence, senior housing, affordable housing, value add renovations, third party management and new construction lease-ups. Christy served as an HAA vice president at large in 2018 and 2019, overseeing the south outreach region. Last year, she moved up to HAA secretary/treasurer. In that role, she worked alongside the 2020 HAA president and president-elect to guide HAA through the COVID-19 pandemic and the executive director transition, serving on the HAA COVID-19 Task Force and on the HAA Executive Director Search Committee. As secretary/treasurer, she was responsible for reviewing the budget and ensuring the financial health of HAA. She also served on the HAA Investment Committee as part of her responsibilities. As president-elect, Christy chairs the HAA Legislative Committee and the HAA Program and Budget Committee. She is a Certified Apartment Property Supervisor through the National Apartment Association, as well as a graduate of the HAA, Texas Apartment Association and National Apartment Association Leadership Lyceum programs. Christy currently serves as the 2021 Education Conference and Expo chair for TAA and as vice chair for the NAA Next Gen Committee.

dent of operations for a portfolio of over 30,000 units in eight states throughout the country. In 2015, she founded Q10 Property Advisors, a group of industry professionals that advise and educate multifamily professionals throughout the country. Serving as a vice president at large for HAA in 2019 and 2020, Stephanie oversaw the north outreach region. She has served on the HAA Board of Directors for eight years, and she has graduated from the HAA and Texas Apartment Association Leadership Lyceum programs. Stephanie has also served as a delegate for the Houston market at the national level with the National Apartment Association. As secretary/treasurer, Stephanie chairs the HAA Investment Committee and the HAA Strategic Outreach Committee. Stephanie is a sought-after speaker for the apartment industry nationwide, speaking for the TAA and NAA conferences on multiple occasions. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication from St. Edwards University in Austin, and she holds the Certified Apartment Manager, Certified Apartment Supervisor and Independent Rental Owner Professional credentials through NAA. Stephanie is recognized as a NAA Education Faculty member, and she is a frequent contributor to industry magazines and blogs. In her free time, Stephanie travels with her family. Stephanie’s eclectic, entrepreneurial spirit is evident in her many accomplishments and projects including founding a non-profit organization and successfully building, running and selling a Montessori preschool in Spring.

Stephanie Graves, CAM, CAPS, IROP Secretary/Treasure Stephanie Graves is the vice president of residential property management for The Signorelli Company. Stephanie spearheads all management activities for their multifamily and singlefamily rentals throughout the Houston market. With over 25 years of real estate experience, Stephanie’s experience on and off property is extensive, with roles ranging from director of business development, vice president of training and marketing as well as senior vice presi-

Clay Hicks, CPM Immediate Past President As President of Management Division for The Dinerstein Companies, Clay Hicks is responsible for the operational oversight of all multifamily properties for TDC. As HAA president last year, Clay led HAA through a national health crisis and the executive director transition. Under his leadership, the HAA COVID-19 Task Force was created to address HAA’s response to the pandemic. As the chair for the HAA Executive Search Committee, he played an integral role in




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