Key Team Members
Mark has been involved in real estate development, financing, and management for over 27 years. He co-founded and became the Executive Director/President of PHI in 1998. Since inception, Mark has led PHI from its first multi-family development to the current managing partner/co-ownership of 86 affordable housing apartment communities--approximately 13,000 apartment units located throughout California. Mark has recently been the force behind a plan to install solar and integrated storage production on a large number of properties in PHI's portfolio in furtherance of PHI's focus on green and sustainable housing communities.
Prior to PHI, Mark was VP and Regional Operations Manager for Grove Realty Services, where he oversaw development and operations for over 450,000 sq. ft. of commercial office space. He was also a general partner and co-developer of the Sacramento Social Services Complex, a 48,000 sq. ft. project incorporating a 200 bed homeless shelter and administrative offices, financed through a tax exempt municipal lease financing program.
Prior to joining Grove, Mark was a VP of Development with a Lodi development company and a principal in a Sacramento development company. He has considerable experience in redevelopment agency participation, muni and public finance placement, tax credit financing, and HOME and HUD financing programs. He holds a Bacherlors Degree in Real Estate from SDSU.
Chief Operating Officer
Managing Director of Resident Services
Mat joined the PHI team in February 2010 and oversees operations and new development projects. Mat has a background in the acquisition, entitlement, and construction of large investor-grade apartment projects. His commitment and diligence in community outreach and his efforts to incorporate projects seamlessly into the existing community fit well with PHI values. As an accredited Sustainable Facilities Manager, Mat has a desire to lead PHI in adapting its current and future real estate portfolio to include more sustainable building and operating methods. Mat holds a Bachelors's degree in Business Administration, Real Estate, and Land Use Affairs from CSU Sacramento.
An attorney with over 20 years of experience, Molly oversees PHI's Compliance activities. She has also led PHI's resident service funding applications and achieved grants in excess of $300,000 from entities such as HUD, Wells Fargo Foundation, the cities of Sacramento and Roseville, Toys R Us and WalMart. Prior to joining PHI, Molly specialised in corporate training and investigations at her own Northern California firm, Kramer-Wiese LLP, and acted as a consultant to emTRAiN. Other legal jobs included Managing Attorney for Vision Service Plan, and as an associate attorney at Porter-Scott, one of Sacramento's leading litigation firms. Molly is a graduate of U.C.Berkeley and UOP's McGeorge School of Law. As a lifelong Sacramentan and fifth generation Californian, she has worked on numerous boards and charitable events in Northern California.
Marie joined the PHI team in July of 2012 and is responsible for the overall direction, development, and evaluation of resident service employees and programs. Marie’s background encompasses over 20 years of strategic marketing and personnel development in the property management field. As a National Director of Marketing and Education, she was tasked with the full renovation of her previous company’s website, increasing the enhancement of employee and customer interface. In addition, she developed and implemented new policies that successfully increased employee performance and retention. Marie holds a Bachelors's degree in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from the University of San Francisco.
Director of Program Development
Cynthia E. Brooks joined Pacific Housing, Inc. in July 2004 as the Regional Operations Manger and currently holds the position as Director, Program Development. She brings over 10 years of experience in community organizing, program development and leadership development. She has brought an array of experiences and resources to Pacific Housing, Inc. that has equipped her to provide program oversight and staff training for the Northern California Resident Service Specialists. Additionally, Cynthia works to develop community partnerships that enhance our existing programs and increase the social service referrals for our families and seniors.
Trent joined the PHI team in 2014, and is responsible for project coordination and management of our single-family home developments and partnerships. In addition, Trent leads in grant writing that strives to advance PHI’s mission to advocate and promote the development of quality affordable housing and housing programs. PHI was awarded a grant from California ReLeaf to increase tree canopies in disadvantaged communities and Trent was the prime contributor in writing and obtaining the grant. Trent’s educational and extracurricular history has provided him a great foundation for his work with PHI. Trent played collegiate football and was designated Team Captain, which accelerated his path into project management. Trent holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing from CSU Sacramento.
Resident Services Manager
Patricia joined PHI in December 2009, is based in San Diego, California, and supervises resident services programs at 14 affordable housing communities across Southern California. She has incorporated her years as a former teacher of world culture, science, art, music and health into after-school curriculum, teen programs and senior enrichment. In addition to supervising the Resident Services Specialists and Coordinators at the various apartment complexes, she is responsible for maintaining the various compliance reports, logs and reporting to the property owners on attendance and outcomes. Prior to joining Pacific Housing, Ms. Cacho-Gomez served over 20 years as an education administrator and teacher in the private preschool and elementary school sector.
Resident Services Manager
Van joined the PHI team in March of 2017, is based in San Jose, California, as the Regional Manager for the Bay Area. Van supervises resident services programs at 19 affordable housing communities in Northern and Central California. She ensures compliance with PHI policies, procedures and training requirements. Van strives to keep her Resident Service Specialist engaged in their career and creates an environment that lends to high participation by residents. She also provides creative programming for her staff keeping content fresh and interesting for everyone. In addition, Van works with many community partners to enhance resident services programs and bring resources to our families and seniors. Van and many of her RSS are bilingual bringing an advantage to the communication efforts for the residents. Van continues to be a great advocate for Pacific Housing Inc, her staff, and all the residents at each of her assigned communities. Prior to joining PHI, Van served over 5 years as the Resident Services Manager for FPI Management. Van holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Resident Services Manager and
Emma joined the PHI team in November 2020, starting as Resident Service Specialist. She now runs the recruitment process as well as supervises resident service programs. Emma was able to assist in the redevelopment of the onboarding process at PHI. By reinventing the onboarding process and creating an immersive PHI experience, Emma hopes to have all of our employees feel connected and appreciated. Emma utilizes her enthusiasm to create an engaging training environment that fosters creativity and compassion for our resident populations. Emma holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from San Diego State University. Prior to working at PHI, Emma worked in the hospitality industry for 4 years. She uses her competencies from working in hospitality to drive the Resident Service Specialists to a new level of professionalism, self-development, interpersonal communication, and innovative planning.
Emma is motivated to hire and develop top talent to constantly strive to make Pacific Housing Inc.’s impact the best it can be on its employees and affordable housing communities alike.