Senior Management Team

Allan Rappuhn
Chief Executive Officer, The Gateway Companies

Current Responsibilities


For over 26 years, Mr. Rappuhn has been the CEO and Owner of The Gateway Companies, which is made up of several companies that are a total property and housing solution. The Gateway Companies are comprised of Gateway Development Corporation, Gateway Construction Corporation, Gateway Consulting and Gateway Management Company. Mr. Rappuhn formed The Gateway Companies in 1986 for the primary purpose of providing affordable housing through development, property management and asset management for the properties owned by the principal in the Company. Gateway has been involved in the development of over 80 apartment communities with over 4000 units throughout the Southeastern United States. Mr. Rappuhn is the CEO and sole stockholder of The Gateway Companies.


Relevant Experience



Prior to founding The Gateway Companies, Mr. Rappuhn was Executive Vice President of Olympia Diversified Construction Corporation, another real estate development company, where he supervised the daily activities of three Field Development Specialists. He was responsible for procedures involving construction loan closings, monthly draw advances and final inspections. His responsibilities included syndication and asset management. Corporate revenues were increased by 130% during his first 2 years, and 37 individual apartment complexes were successfully developed and built during his tenure.

Education/Affiliations



Mr. Rappuhn serves on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Council of Affordable Rural Housing (ALCARH). He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban Planning from Michigan State University.

Jason Freeman
President, Gateway Development Company

Current Responsibilities


Mr. Freeman is the President of Gateway Development Corporation where he is responsible for all aspects of the development activities. His team locates the property to be developed, coordinates with city and state officials and is responsible for submitting applications for financing for the projects. Gateway is currently developing apartment communities in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. The goals for expansion are the states of South Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma.

Relevant Experience

Mr. Freeman has been with Gateway for 6 years. He started out in accounting before transitioning into the development field the last 4 years. Prior to his employment with The Gateway Companies, Mr. Freeman worked as an accountant for Alabama Farmers Cooperative in Decatur.

Education/Affiliations


Mr. Freeman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Business Management from the University of North Alabama. Mr. Freeman is a certified credit compliance professional (C7P) for Low Income Housing Tax Credits and a certified S.T.A.R. professional for Rural Development Housing.

Randy Fleece
President, Gateway Management Company

Current Responsibilities


A recognized leader in the multi-family housing management industry with over thirty years of experience, Randy Fleece serves as President of Gateway Management Company. In this role, Fleece is responsible for all facets of the company's operations, including; strategic planning, new business development, administration, compliance, accounting, information technology, and property management. Fleece has served in this capacity for Gateway Management Company since March 2011. Prior to that time, Gateway Companies primarily managed its assets through third-party agents offering a large diversity or experience, expertise and performance levels. During 2011, Fleece and other key corporate leadership brought management of the owned assets under the Gateway umbrella forming the foundation of the current company structure. Management operating systems, technology and compliance were merged from four different companies into one cohesive structure founded on standardized policies and procedures, sound hiring and training practices, professional accountability and value enhancement. Since Fleece has overseen the company, it has nearly doubled in size to over ninety properties in the Southeast U.S. He anticipates continued growth of nearly 2,000 unit annually.


Relevant Experience


Prior to joining Gateway Management Company, Fleece's tenure includes serving as Senior Vice President for three different property management companies; all with portfolios that were similar to Gateway's. His career started in Birmingham, Alabama, and after living and working in Nashville, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia, Fleece is now back in the city where he started. His multi-family experience includes; Conventional, Tax Credit, Rural Housing, HOME, and HUD financed and insured properties. Fleece has managed owner operated properties and third-party fee managed properties for a wide variety of clients with management portfolios in excess of one hundred properties. Over the years Fleece has built solid relationships with top real estate developers and industry-related trade organizations. Fleece has served on the Board of Directors as Vice President of the Southeast Affordable Housing Management Association. As a highly respected real estate executive, Fleece leads a team that is building Gateway Management Company into a nationally recognized leader in the conventional and affordable housing markets.


Education/Affiliations


Fleece is a member of and/or has served in a leadership capacity with the following organizations: National Apartment Association, Institute of Real Estate Management, National Association of Home Builders, National Affordable Housing Management Association, Southeastern Affordable Housing Association, Alabama Apartment Association, Georgia Apartment Association, Alabama Affordable Housing Association and the Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition. He was awarded the designation of Certified Property Manager from IREM in 1989, and holds numerous industry designations related to management of conventional and affordable housing. Fleece obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Alabama.

Patricia Pitts
Regional Vice President,Gateway Management Company

Current Responsibilities


Patricia Pitts serves as Regional Vice President for Gateway Management Company where she is responsible for all aspects of management, operations and supervision of the Regional Property Managers throughout the Southeastern United States. She is directly responsible for income and expense control, maintenance of physical assets, supervision of management employees, risk control, adherence to company policy and procedures and overall standard management operations. She currently supervised six Regional Managers who oversee nearly 50 property managers in total.


Relevant Experience


With more than 24 years of experience in the property management industry, Pitts has gained extensive knowledge and experience in marketing and management of all types of properties including; Luxury, Conventional, Tax Credit, Rural Development, Bond, HOME, Section 8, HUD 236 and other programs. Her experience also includes family, elderly, acquisition/rehab, and new construction in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. Prior to joining Gateway Management in 2011, Pitt's management portfolio consisted of thirty-one communities; 3,100 units with eight Area Managers to assist in the day to day management of the communities. She brings Gateway Management the professional skills and a well-diversified background that will assure success to the owner portfolio and third-party fee management.


Education/Affiliations


Pitts is a member with the following organizations: National Apartment Association, Institute of Real Estate Management, Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association and the Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition. She holds the Institute of Real Estate Management designations of Certified Property manager (CPM) and the Accredited Resident Manager (ARM) certifications; the National Apartment Association designation of Certified Apartment Professional (CAPS); and the Florida Real Estate Commission designation of Licensed Real Estate Salesperson.