At National Home Rentals, our mission is to deliver exceptional homes nationwide. Through a vertically integrated platform combining acquisition, renovation, construction, leasing and our management team, we are able to offer quality customer service that stands out above the rest. We understand the importance and pressure finding a new home can bring. Thus, we have cultivated an easy and seamless process.
CEO of National Home Rentals
Mr. Athanasopoulos fosters and develops investor relations and strategic planning. He also manages the search, analysis, acquisition, brokerage, construction and finance components of operations. Mr. Athanasopoulos began his real estate career as an attorney at the Chicago office of Pircher, Nicols & Meeks. There he focused in many areas of real estate development, particularly in legal services for several national assets.
Mr. Athanasopoulos then became Co-Founder of a specialty finance company, which bought and sold over 1,000 properties. Now, Mr. Athanasopoulos specializes in investing in single family homes and multi-family dwellings. He has garnered expertise in all facets of the real estate market including legal services, property acquisitions, asset management, financial analysis, due diligence, brokerage oversight, construction, and financings. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, with Honors, from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Law Degree, cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law. Mr. Athanasopoulos was awarded the 2015 Chicago Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Award, and is a proud member of the Chicago Association of Realtors and the Chicago Bar Association.
Executive Vice President of Investments and Construction Services
Mr. Gianakakos joined National Home Rentals with over 20 years of analytical and managerial experience in the alternative investment industry. Prior to joining National Home Rentals, he managed a multifamily real estate portfolio and a multi-strategy private investment fund.
He has also worked at the London office of Elliott Management Corporation as a special situations analyst and trader and was also a Senior Analyst at Aeneas Capital Management LLC, an International investment fund, an affiliate of SAC Capital Advisors. Mr. Gianakakos holds a BA in Economics with Honors from the University of Chicago. He also earned a MS in Statistics from the University of Chicago.
Director of Acquisitions
Mr. Herman began with National Home Rentals in 2014. He is tasked with managing the acquisition process, which includes prospecting, underwriting, purchasing and evictions. He bids on properties daily at sheriff auctions and is involved in all aspects of the property life cycle through final disposition.
Mr. Herman started his real estate career in 2009 as transaction manager for a network of brokerages where he was responsible for recording, tracking and disbursing all earnest money and commissions. While active in this role, Mr. Herman obtained his real estate license and became a successful independent real estate broker. In his first two years, Dan closed over $10 million in primarily bank-owned REOs. Mr. Herman brings skills and knowledge obtained through working with large institutional investment funds. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 2009 with degrees in Finance and Real Estate.
Vice President of Operations
Mr. Jaffee is responsible for the leasing and property management functions for all assets under management. He started his real estate career in 2012 with Pangea Real Estate, a privately-owned REIT that rehabs, owns, and operates multi-family housing. While at Pangea, he was responsible for new market operations and P&L management for a portfolio over 3,600 units.
He also supervised leasing, utility management, and accounting operations for the company’s portfolio of over 12,000 units. Prior to Pangea, Mr. Jaffee worked in consulting for Booz Allen Hamilton out of Washington, DC. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics at Colgate University.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Turner is responsible for the financial management of the company and all of its commonly owned investments. Her responsibilities include the oversight of financial reporting, audit, tax, treasury and internal controls. Prior to joining National Home Rentals, she worked as the CFO for Miller Companies a private equity platform focused on real estate and regulated gaming, from 2009 – 2016.
Prior to Miller Companies, she was also Chief Financial Officer at Bengal Capital LLC, a proprietary trading firm in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to Bengal Capital LLC, she was the Corporate Controller for the Pritzker owned company Classic Residence by Hyatt. Ms. Turner began her accounting career at Ernst & Young in Washington DC. Ms. Turner earned her bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of Florida.
Prior to joining National Home Rentals, Mr. Morrissey was Chief Financial Officer for Instant Care LLC, an innovative network of doctors, attorneys, and medical facilities that guides injured workers through the legal and medical process. Prior to Instant Care, Mr. Morrissey was an Accounting Manager and Financial Planning and Analysis Manager for Lillibridge Healthcare Services, the medical office building subsidiary of Ventas REIT.
Mr. Morrissey also worked as an Assistant Controller for NAI Hiffman Asset Management after beginning his career at Hamilton Partners. He earned an MBA in Finance from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and an undergraduate degree in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame.