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Mike Kelly
President, Founder
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Mike Kelly
President, Founder

Michael Kelly is the Founder and President of Tralee Affordable, LLC. The firm’s goal is to create an exceptional portfolio of well located LIHTC apartment assets that stand the test of time. Over his career, Mr. Kelly has been involved in over $5 billion of transactions of in apartments, office, retail & industrial assets. Specifically, for apartments he has transacted over $3 billion covering over 160 properties with 47,000 units in 30 different cities.

Prior to forming Tralee Affordable, Mike worked as a Managing Director and Chief Acquisitions officer for Dividend Capital Total Realty Trust. He previously worked at UDR (NYSE: UDR) as Senior Vice President responsible for the Acquisition and Disposition group. Mr. Kelly was a Founding Partner and original shareholder of Apartment Realty Advisors (1993).

Karsang Sherpa
Chief Operating Officer
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Karsang Sherpa
Chief Operating Officer

Karsang Sherpa is a Senior Vice President, joining Tralee Capital Partners, LLC in 2009. Karsang has worked on acquisitions totalling over $600 million since joining the firm. He has worked on spearheading and conducting initial underwriting, contract negotiations, due diligence and closing. He also has been a lead on overall asset management for the firm.

Prior to joining Tralee, Karsang was an associate with Dividend Capital Total Realty Trust. Since working in commercial real estate, Karsang has been involved with transactions totalling more than $680 million and has asset managed more than $430 million in real estate, including 2.9 million square feet of industrial, mixed-use, lodging, and multifamily assets.

Karsang has his MBA from the Wharton School of Business and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Science from Cambridge University.

Carrie Romine
Executive Vice President of Finance
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Carrie Romine
Executive Vice President of Finance

Carrie Romine is the Executive Vice President of Finance for Tralee Capital Partners, LLC, joining Tralee in 2014. She is responsible for and manages all the accounting and reporting for the entire Tralee Capital Portfolio and advisory group. Carrie works on the debt structuring for each transaction and works extensively with each of the lenders. She is the main point of contact for budgeting, financials, account structuring and reporting.

Prior to joining Tralee Capital, Carrie worked in accounting for manufacturing and industrial firms. She has over 21 years of accounting experience across a wide variety of industries, including real estate.

She graduated from Luther College with a B.A. in accounting and economics in 1991.

Jeff McSwain
Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Asset Management
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Jeff McSwain
Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Asset Management

Jeff McSwain oversees Acquisitions and Asset Management of the Tralee portfolio’s day to day activities. He has more than 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, with a primary focus on multifamily assets.

Prior to joining Tralee, Jeff oversaw Asset Management Operations for a portfolio of 300+ multifamily projects through asset management, turnaround, repositioning, workout and/or restructure.

He previously worked with a team of more than 20 asset managers to identify and implement strategies for optimal investment outcomes. Through his career he has worked with assets of all types in markets throughout the nation.

Jeff holds an MBA from Colorado State University and a BBA in Economics from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia.

Ron Skelton
Senior Vice President of Fund Management
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Ron Skelton
Senior Vice President of Acquitions and Asset Management

Ron Skelton is the Senior Vice President of Fund Management and oversees investor relations and fund management. His responsibilities also include equity raising efforts on launched real estate funds within the portfolio. He has 20 years of experience in the multifamily real estate industry which includes both working with a publicly traded REIT and a private equity group.

Prior to joining Tralee, Ron worked with Monarch Investment and Management Company where he was personally responsible for sourcing, acquiring and operating over 11,000 apartments units in multiple states for $730 million dollars in total purchase price. He was also responsible for the debt and refinancing activities within this portfolio. His disposition activity included 1,600 units over that same time frame.

Prior to Monarch, Ron was the Director of Acquisitions and Dispositions for UDR (NYSE: UDR) where he managed and closed real estate transactions totaling over four billion dollars.

Ron has his MBA from the University of Colorado Denver and graduated with a BSBA in Accounting form Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Willie Beuerlein
Acquisitions & Asset Management Associate
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Willie Beuerlein
Acquisitions & Asset Management Associate

Willie Beuerlein joined Tralee Capital Partners, LLC as a Development Associate in Spring of 2020. He has strong experience in multifamily investments, land acquisition, and development.

Prior to joining Tralee, Willie graduated from The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business with a Master of Science degree in Real Estate. Previously, he worked as an Analyst for CBRE, underwriting and assisting in the sale of more than $2B in apartment assets throughout Austin and San Antonio.

Willie graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in American Studies. Throughout his undergraduate career he spent summers interning at real estate brokerage and development companies including ARA Newmark and Burlington Ventures, Inc.