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Cynthia M. Pfeifer | Chief Executive Officer, Carter Multifamily

Cynthia M. Pfeifer serves as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Investment Committee of our advisor. 

Ms. Pfeifer brings more than 35 years of experience in the commercial and multifamily sectors to Carter Multifamily.  

She most recently served as the USA Advisor and Joint Venture Partner for Pancho Real Estate Holdings, a privately-held global real estate holding and finance company based out of Israel from October 2011 to August 2017. In this role, she matched foreign capital with U.S. real estate and advised investors on domestic markets and real estate. 

Ms. Pfeifer served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Lane Co. from October 2009 to October 2011 where she stabilized and repositioned the company during a recession while debt and equity renegotiations were occurring on a $1.0+ billion portfolio. During that time, she  positioned the company for growth that led to one of the largest acquisitions in the company’s history ($150.0 million).

Ms. Pfeifer held the position of Chief Operating Officer from March 2007 to January 2009 and Chief Investment Officer from October 2006 to March 2007 for Place Properties, which was one of the top ten multifamily builders in the country and the largest developer of off-campus student housing and off-base military housing. During this time, she oversaw the development and acquisition of a $900.0 million portfolio (33 properties) over the course of three years – from 2006 to 2009 – while managing an additional $400.0 million portfolio of multifamily assets. She also led the team of development, construction, acquisition, and property management and leasing personnel to establish and implement the strategic and tactical plans to implement their Funds’ investment strategies.

Prior to Place Properties, Ms. Pfeifer was an Owner, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Carter & Associates, L.L.C, a full service commercial real estate development, brokerage and management company. Ms. Pfeifer served in various leadership positions between 1985 and 2006, leading all financial and treasury functions, asset management, marketing & research, IT and human resources. She developed and implemented strategies to position the company to take advantage of market and business conditions in a highly competitive and rapidly changing industry.

Ms. Pfeifer obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1981.