Sunrise Appoints Small Property Operations Director

Phil Smith will oversee a portfolio of 81 single-family and multifamily properties totaling 688 units throughout Southern California, and spearhead the expansion of the firm's small properties division.
Phil Smith, Sunrise Management

Phil Smith, Sunrise Management

Sunrise Management has appointed Phil Smith to the role of director of small property operations. In his new role, Smith will oversee the firm’s small properties division, which manages a portfolio of 81 single-family and multifamily properties totaling 688 units throughout Southern California. Smith will also spearhead the expansion of the division, which comprises communities with less than 22 units.

“Phil’s successful years in multifamily operations will be invaluable to ensuring Sunrise’s success and expansion into the small properties field, which we believe is a growing and vital industry sector,” said Joe Greenblatt, president & CEO of Sunrise Management, in prepared remarks. “He brings a wealth of knowledge—from operations to property acquisitions and dispositions—and we’re thrilled to have him on our team.”

Smith has worked for Sunrise for six years as a multi-site property manager, building occupancy rates and decreasing resident turnover. Smith previously served as a regional property manager for R & F Property Management, where he oversaw a portfolio of 300 units within 20 communities. He was in charge of developing and implementing new operational policies for rent collection, leasing and marketing, tenant screening, maintenance and daily operations.

Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in television, film and new media from San Diego State University and a Master of Business Administration with emphasis in marketing management from National University.

Sunrise Management currently manages more than 13,000 multifamily units throughout California and the West, including the recently added luxury residential development Town Center Villa in San Diego.

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