We believe people and values should guide our decisions.

Our Story

“Hilltop is an intersection of people and values. When people come together with similar values, incredible things happen. At Hilltop, we believe in things like Honesty, Integrity, Unity and Servant Leadership. We know that if we live and work by these principles day in and day out, the little things will fall into place.” – Greg Finch

Our Core Values

Guided by our values, we are committed to being a world-class real estate investment company that provides unparalleled excellence to our customers and investors.

Integrity

We act with uncompromising honesty and integrity in everything we do.

Humility

We will continually work towards modeling servant leadership.

Service

We are dedicated to providing service excellence to our residents. At each property we are committed to creating community.

Innovation

Hard work, perseverance and candor will help us find a better way. We anticipate there will be change and we will be opportunistic to maximize value.

Unity

We are committed to each other’s best interests and will treat each other like family. We are committed to creating a positive, respectful and rewarding work environment.

Charitable

We are devoted to using our resources to give wisely within our communities.

The People Behind our Success

Hilltop is a real estate investment company where ingenuity and innovation are a must. Our team has decades of experience in the multi-family industry.

Greg Finch
Founder & President

Greg’s professional background includes extensive experience in all facets of commercial and multi-family real estate.

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GREG FINCH

Greg is the founder and President of Hilltop Residential. Hilltop specializes in the identification, acquisition, finance, management, renovation and disposition of multi-family residential communities in Texas and the southern United States.

Prior to Hilltop Greg was a cofounder and President of Venterra Realty from its inception in 2001 to 2016. During his tenure at Venterra Greg was involved in all facets of the multifamily business including acquisitions, finance, renovation, management and dispositions. At Venterra Greg built extensive relationships with institutional lenders and equity providers such as Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Bank of America, Met Life, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan, PPM, Hartford Life, Lincoln Life, 4086, PNC, GE, Lehman Brothers, Thackeray Partners, Dome Equities and Canyon Johnson.

In addition to his history with Venterra, Greg’s professional background includes extensive experience in all facets of commercial and multi-family real estate, and many years of experience in Natural Resource Management. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Marketing from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Psychology from Trinity Western University.

Highlights

  • Led Venterra’s transaction group that was responsible for completing over $4.2 Billion in multifamily transactions.
  • Purchased over 100 properties and 25,000 multifamily apartment units located in Texas and the southern United States.
  • Has completed over 48 ‘Round Trip’ transactions.
  • During his tenure as President Venterra was named to Fortune Magazine’s Top 100 Great Places to Work for medium size companies and to the Glassdoor.com Best Places to Work in 2016 and 2017.

Max Monzon
Vice President

Max is responsible for the management and completion of Hilltop’s real estate transactions.

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Max Monzon

Max serves as Vice President of Hilltop Residential. Hilltop specializes in the identification, acquisition, finance, management, renovation and disposition of multi-family residential communities in Texas and the southern United States.

Max is responsible for the management and completion of Hilltop’s real estate transactions. He is also involved in sourcing and evaluating Hilltop’s acquisition targets.

Prior to joining Hilltop, Max worked at Raintree Resorts International, Inc., a Houston, Texas-based company that owns and operates resort properties throughout North America. While at Raintree, he managed transactions related to the company’s real estate interests.

A fourth-generation Texan and native Houstonian, Max is actively involved in Grace Bible Church and supports numerous non-profit organizations that include Living Water International and Young Life. Max holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate from Baylor University. He is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas.

Highlights

  • Led Raintree through its largest disposition of company assets involving multiple properties located in the U.S. and internationally.
  • Directed all of Raintree’s asset purchase and sale transactions.
  • Brings a complex and unique understanding of the transaction process through knowledge and skills developed as an attorney.
  • During his tenure, Raintree positioned itself as one of the leading owners and operators of resort properties in the world.

Brad Kosley
Vice President - Acquisitions

Brad is responsible for the sourcing, underwriting, evaluating and recommending all multi-family acquisitions.

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Brad Kosley

Brad serves as Vice President-Acquisitions of Hilltop Residential. Hilltop specializes in the identification, acquisition, finance, management, renovation and disposition of multi-family residential communities in Texas and the southern United States.

Brad joined Hilltop at its inception and is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, evaluating, recommending and participating in due diligence of all multi-family acquisitions.

Brad’s professional background includes over 26 years of commercial real estate experience, including 14 years as the Director of the multifamily valuation practice for the Houston/San Antonio region at Cushman & Wakefield. In addition to other real estate appraiser roles, he has also held positions with a commercial real estate mortgage brokerage firm, specializing in multifamily assets, as well as a multifamily sales brokerage firm. Brad holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in both Real Estate and Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

Highlights

  • Completed approximately 100 multifamily appraisals annually for the past 14 years at C&W in the Houston, San Antonio and South Texas markets.
  • Recipient of the 2011 National Quality Award by Cushman & Wakefield Valuation and Advisory group.
  • Completed multifamily and commercial appraisals at a prior valuation firm in other major markets including Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Nashville, Orlando, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
  • Has extensive understanding of all Texas multifamily markets’ dynamics, as well as ownership, brokerage and lending contacts in each.
  • Maintains detailed market and economic statistical research as well as expense and sale benchmarks.

Tom McDonald
Vice President - Asset Management

Tom works hand in hand with our Third-Party management company overseeing both Corporate Asset and On-Site Operations management.

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Tom McDonald

Tom serves as the Vice President – Operations of Hilltop Residential. Hilltop specializes in the identification, acquisition, finance, management, renovation, and disposition of multi-family communities in Texas and the southern United States. Tom joined Hilltop in August of 2017 and works with our Regional Managers and their on-site Teams to oversee day to day operations of Hilltop’s growing portfolio.
Prior to joining Hilltop, Tom worked at BIG Assets, a Dallas based multifamily owner & operator, concentrating on the reposition and management of assets in transitioning markets throughout Texas and Louisiana. As a Project & Operations Manager, Tom oversaw roughly 6,000 units in the Texas based portfolio.
A native Bostonian, Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He has been involved with several different philanthropic endeavors in both Dallas and Houston, and served on the board of the Dallas Autumn Ball during its inception year.

Jordan Finch
Associate Vice President

Jordan’s professional background includes 3 and a half years as a Capital Markets Analyst at HFF.

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Jordan Finch

Jordan serves as Associate Vice President of Hilltop Residential. Hilltop specializes in the identification, acquisition, finance, management, renovation and disposition of multi-family residential communities in Texas and the southern United States.

Jordan’s professional background includes 3 and a half years as a Capital Markets Analyst at HFF. During his tenure, Jordan closed more than 100 debt transactions totaling over $2 Billion and worked on assets in 25 states. He also worked on the sourcing of multiple JV equity and complex structured finance transactions with a diverse group of capital sources.

Jordan joined Hilltop in 2018 and is responsible for the identification and evaluation of new acquisitions, leveraging his transactional experience and capital markets contacts from his previous work. Jordan also works extensively with the asset management team on assets across Hilltop’s portfolio.

Jordan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Southern Methodist University with minor concentrations in European History and German Language. He is an avid traveler who speaks two languages and has visited more than 20 countries.

Chad Ellis
Vice President - Accounting & Technology

Chad is responsible for the management and direction of Hilltop’s accounting, treasury, and technology staff and assets.

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Chad Ellis

Chad serves as Vice President – Accounting & Technology of Hilltop Residential. Hilltop specializes in the identification, acquisition, finance, management, renovation and disposition of multi-family residential communities in Texas and the southern United States.

Chad is responsible for the management and direction of Hilltop’s accounting, treasury, and technology staff and assets.

Prior to joining Hilltop, Chad worked at Weingarten Realty Investors, a Houston, Texas-based company that develops, owns and operates high quality grocery and necessity-based retail properties throughout major markets in North America. While at Weingarten, he handled various aspects of investor relations and compliance.  He also managed all treasury functions, including leading the company’s capital raising initiatives and transactions.

A native Houstonian, Chad and his wife Lindsay are actively involved in their church, Bayou City Fellowship, and support various ministries, including The Seed Company and Redeemed Girls. Chad loves spending his free time coaching, chasing after, and making memories with Lindsay and their three children:  Asher (born 2011), Emerson (born 2012), and Storey (born 2016).  Chad holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University.

Highlights

  • Led Weingarten through $4 billion of capital markets transactions, including the procurement, refinance, extension, and restructure of secured and unsecured debt.
  • Directed the reengineering of the entire treasury department, including staff, bank account structure, systems, processes, and procedures.
  • Worked with executive team to communicate with debt investors, rating agencies, lenders, and bankers.
  • During his tenure, Weingarten further strengthened its position as one of the leading developers, owners and operators of retail properties in United States.

Alex Rafieha
Regional Manager

As a Regional Manager of Hilltop Residential, Alex is responsible for the implementation of the property management strategy that supports Hilltop’s core values.

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Alex Rafieha

As a Regional Manager of Hilltop Residential, Alex is responsible for the implementation of the property management strategy that supports Hilltop’s core values. Alex also implements Hilltop’s customer service and cost controls at levels that maximize profitability of each asset. Alex promotes strong and consistent operating discipline for Hilltop.

Prior to joining Hilltop, Alex was with Venterra Realty and was responsible for the management oversight of 5500 units that covered multiple markets during his 10-year tenure.

Always having a passion for cars, Alex began wrenching, racing, and modifying his cars from an early age. When he is not at work or working on cars he is enjoying time with his two beautiful girls and amazing wife Stephanie.

Brittney Weibling
Accounting Manager

As Hilltop’s Accounting Manager Brittney is responsible for the financial planning & analysis of each of Hilltop’s properties. In addition, Brittney leads our treasury, payroll, HR administration and is responsible for Hilltop’s Corporate Accounting.

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Brittney Weibling

As Hilltop’s Accounting Manager Brittney is responsible for the financial planning & analysis of each of Hilltop’s properties. In addition, Brittney leads our treasury, payroll, HR administration and is responsible for Hilltop’s Corporate Accounting. Her approach is to support Hilltop’s core values through establishing and providing reliable financials, value-added analysis, and Brittney continues to create & develop financial practices that support Hilltop’s goals while providing excellent customer service to internal and external stakeholders.

Prior to joining Hilltop, Brittney worked for Jones Lang LaSalle, a multi-national Chicago-based commercial real estate and investment company where she oversaw the financials of 19 hospital systems. She also managed all aspects of the utility process for these hospital systems and acted as a mentor for new staff to the financial planning & analysis team. Her experience also includes working for Emeritus Senior Living (formerly the largest assisted senior living company in the Unites States) where she was responsible for the full cycle accounting of 24 senior living communities, and utilized her interpersonal relationship skill to motivate timely contributions from 48 directors and mangers across the 24 properties.

Originally from Katy, TX, Brittney and her husband Adam have travelled all over the world but are excited to once again call the Houston-area home. Outside of work, Brittney’s focus is her faith and family. She enjoys ballet, family dinners and spending time outdoors. Brittney has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Houston and Masters credentials in Commerce from the University of Victoria in New Zealand.