Michael George is the President of MountainCreek Property Group. He is a key stakeholder in all of the organization’s various real estate holdings and a principal in each of the entities that control the company’s real estate assets. Michael’s responsibilities at MountainCreek encompass risk management, the origination of new debt and equity partnerships, information technology, asset management—which includes dispositions and budgeting—as well as overseeing accounting activities, capital improvement projects and other administrative support functions.
Michael began his professional career at ISI Insurance Service, his family’s business, where he rose to the rank of Executive Vice President. While serving as EVP, Michael facilitated the company’s growth from 8 to 38 states, increased the number of field representatives from 50 to over 200 and achieved more than a 2.0x increase in revenue. At its peak, ISI executed over 60,000 transactions per year. Upon the sale of ISI Insurance Services to the Kaufman Financial Group, Michael transitioned to expanding his family’s real estate portfolio under the MountainCreek banner. Since then, he has been responsible for due diligence, acquisitions, financing, leasing, marketing, staffing, accounting and capital improvement projects for the family’s portfolio.
Executive Vice President
Nathan Lutz is the Executive Vice President of MountainCreek Property Group. His responsibilities encompass the pursuit, underwriting and capitalization of new business initiatives and acquisitions, regional oversight of on-site staff and shared duties in budgeting, financial reporting, risk management, capital improvement projects and investor reporting.
Prior to joining MountainCreek, Nathan served as a Managing Director at SunCap Property Group, where he was responsible for sourcing and managing the firm’s capital resources through lender relationships. During his tenure, he led or assisted in the capitalization and closing of over $2 billion in new developments. His role also included due diligence, credit analysis, financial modeling, marketing and business development for SunCap’s multi-family projects. Before SunCap, Nathan was a partner at McKinney Properties, focusing mainly on the acquisition and asset management of value-add student housing and multi-family properties. With McKinney, he and the team executed multiple value-add acquisitions totaling over $300 million. Before joining McKinney in 2003, Nathan served as a Real Estate Officer in PNC Bank’s Real Estate Finance Group, participating in closing over $1 billion in revolving credit facilities, construction, mezzanine and term loans. He holds a BSBA Degree in Real Estate Finance and International Business from The Pennsylvania State University and an Executive MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Melissa Gregg is the Regional Manager for MountainCreek Property Group. Her responsibilities encompass serving as the primary contact for all site personnel regarding hiring, training, team building and adherence to all operating policies and procedures. Melissa also manages online marketing efforts, including the customization of property web pages and maintains key relationships with suppliers, vendors and third-party service providers. She also assists in creating annual property budgets, handles accounting and implements revenue and value enhancement strategies.
Before her role at MountainCreek, Melissa spent more than 10 years with Lincoln Property Company, progressing from a Leasing Agent to Assistant Property Manager and then to Property Manager. During her time at Lincoln, Melissa successfully led the lease-up of multiple Class A, B and C properties from zero percent occupancy to stabilization, managed numerous capital improvement projects and earned various awards for her properties. Before joining Lincoln, Melissa worked as a realtor with Northwood Realty Group. She holds the title of Certified Property Manager (CPM) through the National Apartment Association and also possesses a Pennsylvania Real Estate License.
Emily Kozel is the Controller of MountainCreek Property Group. Her responsibilities encompass all financial accounting functions of the company and include managing the financial reporting process, generating monthly and annual financial statements, as well as investor reporting. Emily also plays a key role in the due diligence process and financial analysis related to new business initiatives and acquisitions.
Before joining MountainCreek, Emily was the Director of Finance for a privately-owned healthcare facility, where she also served as interim-CFO. In this role, she was responsible for the management and oversight of all financial processes, budgeting and reporting for the facility’s 300 employees, across twenty-five departments and an operating budget exceeding $50 million. Before her healthcare role, Emily worked in public accounting, specializing in clients in the real estate management and development industries. Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seton Hill University with a BSBA in Accounting.
Regional Director of Maintenance
Mark is the Regional Director of Maintenance for MountainCreek Property Group. His responsibilities include being the primary contact for all site personnel regarding day-to-day maintenance, third-party contractors, preventative maintenance and life-safety policies and procedures. Mark is also responsible for overseeing capital improvement, value-add and renovation projects across the entire portfolio. He also plays a critical role in managing key relationships with suppliers, vendors and third-party service providers.
Before joining MountainCreek, Mark amassed over 20 years of real estate experience with companies like Dreyfus Bros, Artery Management, Whetstone Company and Apollo Management, serving as either Property Manager, Project Manager, Regional Manager, or Assistant Vice President. Throughout his career, he managed portfolios exceeding 3,000 units and staffs of over 100 site employees. He handled apartment renovations, annual budgets, staff recruitment and training, market analysis and procurement of new financing for both conventional and low-income housing. Additionally, Mark has around 10 years of experience in consulting and sales in electrical lighting and energy conservation. He holds a Pennsylvania Real Estate Sales License, is affiliated with the Property Management Association of Washington DC and earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.
Director of Operations and Acquisitions
Rob Bowman is the Director of Operations and Acquisitions for MountainCreek Property Group. He is tasked with leading new business development opportunities, which include acquisitions, construction, renovations, refinancings, joint ventures and the execution of property repositioning efforts. Rob also oversees asset management to maintain asset integrity and maximize returns.
Prior to joining MountainCreek, Rob served as the Senior Vice President of Development and Finance for Sampson Morris Group. In this role, he handled sourcing new acquisitions, capitalization and lender relationships, managing a portfolio that included over 3 million sq. ft. of commercial space, 2,000 residential apartments and 1,000 manufactured home lots. Rob also conducted analysis and implemented processes for operational efficiency across the portfolio and acted as system administrator for the company’s two accounting and operating platforms. Before Sampson Morris Group, Rob was employed at McKinney Properties Inc., where he was a Regional Property Manager and had previously held various roles in real estate such as Property Manager, Regional Manager, Director of Operations and Vice President.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from West Virginia University.