Jeff Staley – Principal & CEO

Jeff New PictureJeff W. Staley is the Founding Principal and CEO of Apogee. While personally directing, participating in and monitoring the support services of Apogee, Mr. Staley approves all project operating and capital expense budgets, marketing and training programs and is responsible for all new business development efforts.

A multi-talented real estate specialist, Mr. Staley’s career in real estate began at a very early age and his track record encompasses every phase of real estate including property management, marketing, training and on-site management. Since early 2004 Mr. Staley has consulted for the developers of and directed the rental, conversion and transition to association management on more than 30 apartments to condominium conversion projects consisting of 10,000 units in seven states.

Mr. Staley has guided the ascension of several successful Management companies including Ed Rose and Sons and The Related Group (TRG) Management Company of Florida owned by real estate icon Jorge Perez where he served as President for six years. With substantial experience in third-party management relationships, Mr. Staley has worked with some of the leading investors such as Prudential, MIG, AEW and NML with whom he continues to maintain solid on-going relationships.

Mr. Staley attended Western Michigan University majoring in Real Estate Law and Business Administration. He has served as a Director on the Southeast Florida Apartment Association Board and has designations in CAM and ARM. Mr. Staley resides in Delray Beach, Florida and is the father of seven children and five grandchildren.


Dennis Lee – Principal and Broker

Dennis New PictureDennis Lee Principal and Broker of Record-Apogee Residential, LLC Dennis has over 25 years of comprehensive multi-family property management experience. Prior to forming Apogee Residential, Dennis provided specialized consulting services for owners of conventional and LIHTC Section 42 portfolios throughout the United States. Specializing in the workout and repositioning of distressed assets, Dennis has enjoyed long standing relationships with and provided services for several national firms including Boston Capital, JVM Realty, AIMCO, Bay Properties, ABBA, The Montecito Group and others.

Since 1999 property owners and management companies have retained Dennis to provide a variety of services including; financial analysis’, debt restructuring, development, implementation and execution of all aspects of asset repositioning strategies including capital improvement and renovation projects, resolving partnership matters, regulatory compliance, insurance and tax matters, financial accounting and reporting, asset acquisition and dispositions, training of regional and above level associates, etc…

Since early 2004, Dennis has consulted for the developers of and directed the rental, conversion, transitions and association management on more than 25 apartments to condominium conversion projects consisting of 10,000 units throughout Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts and Arizona. Dennis has also provided acquisition support and due-diligence services for the developers on many of these conversion deals.

Before starting his own company Dennis was the President of Van Rooy Companies, where he directed all aspects of the property management and construction companies. Managing over 5,000 units, Dennis became the preferred third party management company of equity owners seeking to reposition their assets. Prior to joining Van Rooy Dennis worked with the development and management company Edward Rose & Sons of Kalamazoo, Michigan for fifteen years where he served as the Senior Regional Property Manager with a portfolio in excess of 20,000 units.

Dennis’ in depth experience includes the management of conventional, LIHTC Section 42, mixed use, Section 8, garden style, mid-rise, luxury, bond deals, new and re-developments, lease-ups, condominium developments, conversions, associations and commercial assets.

Dennis attended Indiana University and Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and has earned numerous real estate industry related designations.