Good Leaders. Kind Hearts.

Alicia Vennes, CEO & Owner

Alicia Vennes is a third-generation property manager and started her property management career in 2005 as a site manager of a small apartment complex in Portland, Oregon. She spent nearly a decade as an on site Property Manager before becoming Assistant Portfolio Manager for Cascade Management in Portland, Oregon. Shortly after, Alicia spent two years as a Single Family Portfolio Manager. In 2016 she became Portland’s First Single Family Portfolio Manager of the year. Prior to starting STARS, Alicia was Client Relations Manager for OneApp, an internet listing site for the housing industry. Alicia was nominated as one of Portland Business Journal’s Most Influential Women of 2019 and is a Certified Apartment Manager. She holds a Business & Leadership degree from Marylhurst University.

Joe Vennes, CFO & Owner

Joe Vennes has worked in conventional, student and affordable housing for over 28 years.  Joe has extensive lease-up experience with over 1,200 units leased at affordable and student housing projects across the Pacific Northwest.  In student housing, Joe worked with a private non-profit housing provider at Portland State University, Oregon State University, and Central Oregon Community College in roles that included portfolio management, design and construction consulting, and administrative management.  Joe has honed his role in affordable housing since 2006, and has managed a diverse group of properties with a variety of funding types, such as LIHTC, HOME, and HUD. With his many years at REACH Community Development, Joe has developed deep relationships with local Portland housing and social service agencies including Home Forward, Human Solutions, TPI, Northwest Pilot Project and the Urban League of Portland and has proven invaluable to the communities he serves.  Joe holds a certification as an Occupancy Specialist Designation, along with degrees in Management and Marketing from the University of Oregon.

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