Michael George is the President of MountainCreek Property Group. He is a significant stakeholder in all of the organizations various real estate holdings and a principal in each of the entities that control the company’s real estate assets. Michael’s responsibilities at MountainCreek include, risk management, assisting with the origination of new debt and equity partners, information technology, asset management including dispositions and budgeting, overseeing accounting activities, capital improvement projects and other administrative support functions.
Michael started his professional career working for ISI Insurance Service, his family’s business, where he rose to the rank of Executive Vice President. While EVP, Michael oversaw the growth of the company from 8 states to 38, an increase in field-representatives from 50 to over 200 and more than a 2.0x increase in revenue. At its peak, ISI was executing over 60,000 transaction per year. Upon the sale of ISI Insurance Services to the Kaufman Financial Group, Michael began expanding his family’s real estate portfolio under the MountainCreek banner. During that time he was responsible for due diligence, acquisitions, financing, leasing, marketing, staffing, accounting and capital improvement projects for the family’s portfolio.
Executive Vice President
Nathan Lutz is the Executive Vice President of MountainCreek Property Group. His responsibilities include the pursuit, underwriting and capitalization of new business initiatives and acquisitions, assisting with the regional oversight of on-site staff as well as shared responsibilities of budgeting, financial reporting, risk management, capital improvement projects and investor reporting.
Prior to joining MountainCreek, Nathan was a Managing Director at SunCap Property Group and was responsible for sourcing and managing the firm’s capital resources through lender relationships. While there, he led or assisted in the capitalization and closing of over $2 billion of new developments. He also served in due diligence, credit analysis, financial modeling, marketing and business development for SunCap’s multi-family projects. Prior to joining SunCap, Nathan was a partner with McKinney Properties and was primarily responsible for the acquisition and asset management of value-add student housing and multi-family properties. While at McKinney, Nathan and the business development team completed multiple value-add acquisitions totaling over $300 million. Before joining McKinney in 2003, Nathan was a Real Estate Officer in PNC Bank’s Real Estate Finance Group where he was involved in closing over $1 billion in revolving credit facilities, construction, mezzanine and term loans. He holds a BSBA Degree in Real Estate Finance and International Business from The Pennsylvania State University and earned an Executive MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Melissa Gregg is the Regional Manager for MountainCreek Property Group. Her responsibilities include being the primary contact for all site personnel regarding hiring, training, team building and all operating policies and procedures. Melissa also coordinates on line marketing efforts including customization of property web pages and oversees key relationships with suppliers, vendors and third party service providers. Additional duties include assisting with the creation of annual property budgets, accounting and driving revenue and value enhancement strategies.
Prior to joining MountainCreek, Melissa had spent 10+ years with Lincoln Property Company growing from Leasing Agent to Assistant Property Manager and Property Manager. While at Lincoln Melissa oversaw the lease up of multiple Class A, B and C properties from 0% occupancy to stabilization, numerous capital improvement projects and her properties won numerous awards. Prior to joining Lincoln, Melissa was a realtor with Northwood Realty Group. She is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) through the National Apartment Association and holds a Pennsylvania Real Estate License.
Emily Kozel is the Controller of MountainCreek Property Group. Her responsibilities at MountainCreek include all financial accounting functions of the company, managing the financial reporting process including monthly and annual financial statements and investor reporting. Emily also plays a key role in the due diligence process as it pertains to new business initiatives and acquisitions.
Immediately prior to joining MountainCreek, Emily was the Director of Finance for a privately-owned healthcare facility, during which time she assumed the responsibilities of interim-CFO. While there she was responsible for the management and oversight of all financial processes, budgeting and reporting for the facility’s 300 employees, twenty five departments and operating budget exceeding $50 million. Prior to joining the hospital, Emily worked in the public accounting field with a focused clientele base in the real estate management and development industries. Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seton Hill University with a BSBA in Accounting.