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  • Tracy Joyce
  • Paul Bearce
  • Ashley Celella
  • Ashley McLaughlin
  • Tracy Joyce

    Director of Property Operations | VCard

    Tracy returned to Vesta in November 2019 and is responsible for the oversight and operations of communities in the Vesta portfolio. Tracy was previously with Vesta from 1989-2010. Tracy brings 31 years of continued growth and experience in property management specializing in redevelopment, new construction, management takeovers, and commercial property leasing. Tracy has extensive knowledge in Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Section 8 Vouchers, and Project Based Section 8 programs. Having started her career on-site in an administrative role, Tracy’s experience allows her the unique ability to connect with her team and understand the daily challenges they are facing. She was previously employed with Vanguard Realty as an Area Manager, Conifer Realty as a Regional Manager, and Ingerman as a Regional Manager. Tracy currently holds a Certification in Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) from National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and her New Jersey Real Estate License. In addition, she is a Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) with National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA), an Accredited Property Manager (APM) with Southern New Jersey Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (SJ IREM), a Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) with the National Center for Housing Management (NCHM), and a Site Compliance Specialist with Elizabeth Moreland. 

     

  • Paul Bearce

    Director of Physical Plant | VCard

    Paul has worked with Vesta for more than 20 years. Paul’s responsibilities include overseeing the physical plant and capital projects of Vesta’s properties. Paul has worked in property management since 1982. Paul previously held management positions with A.J. Lane & Company and Corcoran Management Company. Paul has a B.S. in Management from Western New England College. Paul is also an Accredited Resident Manager, holds a C3P certification from Spectrum Enterprises. Paul is a candidate for the CPM designation.

  • Ashley Celella

    Director of Compliance | VCard

    Ashley joined Vesta in 2017 and is responsible for guiding all regulatory compliance activities across the portfolio. Ashley has worked in affordable housing for over fourteen years and has extensive experience monitoring compliance in Low Income Housing Tax Credit and HUD projects. Ashley leads a compliance team that is responsible for reviewing property and resident files along with other necessary documents to assess and ensure compliance with all regulatory guidelines. She has received and maintains the following designations: Certified LIHTC Specialist (C8P), Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS), Certified Tax Credit Specialist (TCS), Certified Financial Specialist (CFS), MOR Specialist (MORS), Certified Manager of Housing (CMH), and Certified Manager of Maintenance (CMM). Ashley graduated with a B.S. in English from Central Connecticut State University.

  • Ashley McLaughlin

    Assistant Vice-President | VCard

    Ashley joined Vesta in 2012 as Marketing Coordinator providing advertising and leasing support to all Vesta communities. Ashley brought to the position extensive experience and creativity necessary to effectively support site staff allowing them to meet or exceed leasing and occupancy goals. She implemented and has continuously trained staff on the latest leasing best practices. Since joining Vesta, Ashley’s role has evolved such that she now oversees and coordinates Vesta’s corporate image, and promotion of the overall brand, through an extensive communication and outreach plan. Ashley started in property management with WinnResidential, and successfully oversaw the management of several conventional, and affordable housing communities. She has a strong working knowledge of affordable programs, including Section 42 LIHTC and HUD Section 8. Ashley has received her National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP), Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM), and Certified LIHTC Specialist (C3P) designations. Ashley graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration & Marketing from Central Connecticut State University.

  • Tracy Joyce
  • Paul Bearce
  • Ashley Celella
  • Ashley McLaughlin