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OUR TEAM

Our Greatest Asset

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Our team of  professionals is comprised of a unique blend of individuals,

with institutional and entrepreneurial real estate experience. 

Paul E. Kiebler, IV
Chief Executive Officer & Founder 

Since founding Pepper Pike Capital Partners and its predecessor APM Management in 2002, Mr. Kiebler has been directly involved in the planning, construction, lease-up, and management of more than 30,000 apartment homes throughout the eastern United States. Paul directs all facets of the organization and its 5,500+ apartment homes with a market value of over $500 million. Paul's passion for real estate began at a young age when he purchased, renovated, and sold his first house at the age of 16. He progressed into investment real estate while assisting his father in the family’s appraisal business. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Real Estate and Urban Analysis. 

Tom Lake
President

Tom joined Pepper Pike Capital Partners in late 2021 as Chief Financial Officer.  He has 16 years of progressive accounting and finance experience, starting his career at PwC where he audited large public and private real estate companies.  In 2014, Tom joined Forest City as a Controller and during his time there he focused on multifamily and commercial real estate helping the company successfully execute a departmental reorganization, conversion to a REIT and several portfolio dispositions.  Forest City was acquired by Brookfield Properties in 2019 and he was promoted to Vice President of Accounting for their Multifamily business unit.  At Brookfield, Tom oversaw a team

of 25 individuals responsible for corporate accounting, as well as the accounting, accounts payable, and treasury functions for 80 properties consisting of more than 25k units.  He led several large projects, including acquisitions, dispositions, refinancings, and the implementation of new accounting & procurement software.  Tom is a graduate of Cleveland State University and holds his CPA license in Ohio. He currently lives in Strongsville with his wife

and 4 daughters.

Stephanie Sturzinger
Vice President of Revenue & Operations 

Stephanie managerially directs property operations for all of Pepper Pike Capital Partners' residential communities. She has been active in property management for over 15 years. Her background encompasses

all phases of real estate management including marketing, market research, occupancy control, pricing, resident relations, positioning initiatives, reporting, staffing, property maintenance, and budgeting. Stephanie's area

of expertise is diverse, enabling her to quickly shift from devising strategic marketing plans and advertising campaigns, to overseeing PR activities, to solving difficult resident issues, hiring, training, and motivating team members. She has been successful in the leasing stabilization of high profile properties within her portfolio and the repositioning of existing sites. Her real estate experience includes supervision of conventional, affordable, commercial and new construction throughout the Midwest. She has also been the Chairperson of the Education Committee and is an Approved Instructor for the Certified Leasing Professional Classes. Stephanie earned

a BA in Communications from Bowling Green State University. Stephanie holds her Real Estate Sales License

from Hondros College in Cleveland, OH and is a Certified Ohio Real Estate Agent. She is a member of the

National Association of Realtors, and the Cleveland Area Board of Realtors.

Chase Canfield, JD
Chief People & Culture Officer  

Chase joined the Pepper Pike home office team with almost 20 years of experience as a leader in Human Resources & Organizational Development in state government, higher education, and most recently in healthcare. He specializes in culture transformation, employee engagement, and organizational design & effectiveness. As Chief People & Culture Officer for PPCP, Chase’s responsibilities include overseeing the Human Resources division, talent management, and culture-shaping to help position the company for continued growth. Chase earned his Bachelor of Arts from Miami University (Ohio) and his Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law. He is a member of the Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management (CSHRM) and the HR Leadership Group of Northeast Ohio. Chase and his wife Renee reside in Brecksville, Ohio with their two daughters, Embry and Laine. 

Brandon Guzman
Vice President of Construction 

Brandon joined Pepper Pike as its new Vice President of Construction. Brandon has a strong knowledge of Multi-Family construction and development, most recently leading a fast-growth national wholesale distributer in the Multi-Family space. His background encompasses all phases of sales & marketing, sourcing materials both international and domestic, warehouse optimization, manufacturing operations, and cultivating winning teams. Brandon received the recognition as one of Cleveland Crain’s 40 under 40 and was also named to the Cleveland Magazine 500 Business Leaders and Visionaries in both 2021 and 2022. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University, and his MBA in International Business from Baldwin Wallace. Brandon lives in Twinsburg with his wife and two kids. 

Jacob Repasky
Director of Acquisitions

Jacob leads the team responsible for the acquisition and disposition efforts. Since joining the team in April 2021, his team has closed 17 transactions representing 6,500 units and over $750m in transaction volume. He holds a B.S.B.A. degree from The Ohio State Universities' Fisher College of Business. Jake began his career with Wells Fargo's Commercial Real Estate group in Chicago, where he was exposed to a broad spectrum of deal in various asset classes. From 2017 to 2020, he worked in both the Capital Markets & Acquisition departments at Lifestyle Communities, a Columbus Ohio based multi-family developer and owner. In his time at LC, Jake negotiated and closed over $300 Million in construction and stabilized debt on multi-family properties with national banks and federal agencies, managed investor relations with family office partners, coordinated the recapitalization of a 1,500-unit multi-family portfolio, spearheaded the acquisition of a 600-unit multi-family property, and served as the lead developer on large scale multi-family development projects in Columbus, Raleigh, and Charleston. 

Jon Sines
Director of Pre-Development, Construction

Jon has longterm experience in project management roles for regional institutions and Pepper Pike Property Management. While in these roles, he has overseen land surveying and civil engineering, repositioning troubled assets, new construction project management, and multi-family renovation. His major achievements include repositioning $65 Million in troubled assets and completing $43 Million of new construction projects all faces various challenges. Throughout his breadth of experiences, Jon has become skilled in managing processes including, but not limited to entitlement, physical due diligence, design, and plan implementation. These past experiences include navigation markets in more than 10 states and project types ranging from mixed-sue new construction to multi-family renovation.

Steve Pogozelski
Director of Accounting

Steve graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and OSCPA member. Steve has worked with prominent property management firms in Northeast Ohio, both as a consultant and as a CFO. Prior to entering the property management field, his career history includes Director of Finance/Controller for Realty One Inc. and Controller

for National Medical Diagnostics, Inc. Steve also served as an Experienced Audit Senior for Arthur Anderson

& Company.