The Team

 

Adam Purser, Project Developer 

Adam is a Charlotte native, a licensed general contractor and the co-founder of My Niche Apartments, a brand founded on its passion for innovative design and rooted in its quest for superior customer service. Adam is a project developer at My Niche and its chief creative officer, who believes in having a good time while doing what he loves. Prior to founding My Niche, Adam lived in Jackson, Wyoming where he enjoyed a career as a professional snowboarder/mountain bum. When not at the My Niche world headquarters, Adam spends his time with his wife, Courtney, daughter, Blake and their two labs, Beau and Lola, who all share his love for soul music, coffee, barbeque, traveling, and spending as much time as possible outdoors.

Jack Levinson, Senior Vice President 

Jack has been with Lat Purser & Associates for 32 years and co-leads the multifamily division with responsibilities including development, acquisitions and overseeing performance of assets.  Prior to focusing on multifamily, Jack’s tenure has included Director of the Retail Brokerage Department and development of shopping centers, mixed-use and free standing retail.  Fun fact about Jack… early in his career at LPA Jack amassed 3 speeding tickets in a short time frame driving around the Southeast leasing retail centers.  The company offered to pay for an attorney in hopes Jack would not lose his license and continue to do his job.  Jack serves on the Board of Temple Beth El in Charlotte as the Immediate Past President and is on the Board for the Department of Academics and Student Affairs at NC State University. Outside of My Niche Apartments, Jack and his wife, Alison, are determined to visit every new brewery in Charlotte and Asheville. Jack and Alison have two daughters, Abby and Kate.

Jay Rawls, Director of Multifamily Management

Jay is a South Carolina native who has spent his entire career managing residential and commercial assets throughout the southeast. Previously, Jay led the retail property management team at Delhaize America, after serving as Regional Director at Ram Real Estate and PRG Real Estate, where he was responsible for multifamily property operations throughout the Carolinas and Georgia. Jay has been directly involved in the management of over 15,000 residential units, from lease ups to repositions, in addition to nearly 4-million feet of commercial space. He is focused on optimizing property value by fully understanding each market and providing the best possible resident experience. Jay has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wofford and holds several professional designations, including Certified Apartment Manager (CAM), Certified Property Manager (CPM), and NC Real Estate Broker. In his free time, Jay enjoys traveling with his wife, Ashley, along the Carolina coast, appreciating culinary arts, and exploring Lake Wylie by boat or jet ski.

Kelly Renz, Property Management 

Kelly joined the My Niche Apartments team in October of 2015 with over four years of Property Management experience.  She has a love for many things, but food being the most important.  Kelly is a professional taste tester in her spare time and at any given moment you will probably find her with a stash of food at her desk.  Kelly LOVES animals, and is an advocate for pet adoption.  When Kelly isn’t eating, you can find her going for a run in South End or rafting down the river at the WWC. Weeeee! 

Valerie Cardozo, Property Management 

Valerie has shared her joy in property management for 3 years. She brings a positive attitude to the team and an exceptional customer service. Her life motto is “Never a failure, Always a lesson”. Valerie outside of work loves to spend time with her Pitbull Rocco, hike Crowder’s Mountain, visit car meets, and getting her nails done. There is no doubt you will always find her with a smile on her face.

Sarah Walker, Property Management

Sarah, a graduate of the University of Georgia, joined the My Niche team in 2016 after relocating to Charlotte.  Prior to becoming a leasing consultant, Sarah taught Pre-K for 4 years in Beaufort, South Carolina.  She has since been enjoying every aspect in the leasing world! Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband Zach and their two Pit Bulls, Levi and Jade.  Sarah also enjoys watching movies, playing trivia, going to baseball games (Go Braves!) and traveling to Whistler, BC, Canada!

Lindsey Walczak, Property Management

Lindsey is the Assistant Property Manager of the Charlotte portfolio at My Niche Apartments. Lindsey is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University, where she received a Bachelor’s in Psychology, as well as a graduate of South Dakota State University, where she received a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. With over seven years of experience in Property Management, Lindsey previously worked as a Property Manager in Rapid City, South Dakota and an Assistant Property Manager in Mooresville, North Carolina. She is excited to be working in the Charlotte market with the My Niche team. Outside of work, Lindsey enjoys traveling the world with her husband, Janusz, having visited over 30 countries thus far. They also love exploring the surrounding states with their Australian Shepherd, Hannah. She is also an active equestrian, competing throughout the state with her two horses, Reckless & Porky. A self-proclaimed foodie, you’ll likely spot her dining all over Charlotte!  

Ivan Gravely, Director of Maintenance

Ivan has been a part of multifamily property management for ten years, since moving to Charlotte. He has been a service manager for five new property lease ups. Prior to moving to Charlotte he and his wife were successsful owners and operators of American Eagle Maintenance and Contracting Inc. with a sub didvisions American Eagle Sign Company. Ivans has held a West Virginia GC License and Specialty License as well as a Virginia Class C Contractors License. Ivan offers over thirty years' of experience across diverse industries. When not working Ivan enjoys spending time with him family and adding to his twenty six years of valuneer services with the Boy Scouts of America.