Chief Executive Officer & Founder
The StreetLights Residential vision starts with Doug Chesnut. Doug’s approach to longevity and community-driven design has spawned the StreetLights philosophy—one that empowers both neighborhoods and investors through smart urban development.
As the heart and soul of the StreetLights team, Doug serves day-to-day as the Chief Executive Officer. His expertise lies in high-density developments and investments, specifically multifamily and mixed-use assets located in high job-growth markets.
Previously at Gables Residential, Doug served as Senior Vice President of Investments overseeing development, construction and acquisition efforts for the Western U.S. and served on the Executive Committee. Prior to joining Gables in 2002, Doug was President and Chief Operating Officer for the Central U.S. Region of Trammell Crow Residential Services. He oversaw the management of more than 25,000 apartment units and served on the Trammell Crow Residential Management Board.
Doug’s roots can be traced back to The University of Texas, from where he holds a Bachelor of Finance.
Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder
Tom Bakewell is StreetLights Residential’s Chief Investment Officer, responsible for the company’s investment strategy and execution. As one of StreetLights’ founders, Tom has an integral role in guiding the organization’s strategic direction. In his prior role as President of Development, Tom was responsible for overseeing all development activities at StreetLights, including feasibility analysis and site selection.
Throughout his 25 years in real estate, Tom has overseen more than 5 billion dollars in development and acquisitions of multifamily assets. Prior to his role at StreetLights, he served as the Regional Vice President of Investment for Gables Residential (Dallas market), where he oversaw multifamily acquisitions, site acquisitions and the development of new assets.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Economics and Real Estate Finance from Southern Methodist University, along with a Master of Business Administration from SMU’s Cox School of Business.
As the President of StreetLights Residential, Robert de Bruin is responsible for the organizational health of the company. In his previous role as President of Design-Build, Robert implemented a LEAN design-build development process, successfully eliminating waste across the organization. Prior to that, Robert worked as StreetLights’ President of Construction, overseeing the construction of over 3.1 billion dollars of capitalized assets.
Previously, Robert was the Vice President of Construction for the western U.S. region of Gables Residential and oversaw all cost estimation, budgeting and construction for the company’s portfolio. Robert began his construction career in 1994 with the Florida region of Trammell Crow Residential (TCR), which was acquired by Gables Residential in 1998.
Robert earned his Bachelor of Civil Engineering at Northeastern University and graduated Cum Laude.
Chief Operating Officer
Roger Beless serves as Chief Operating Officer, where he oversees capital markets, asset management, acquisitions, portfolio management, and company operations. He has extensive global experience in multi-family, office, retail, hotel assets, and both single asset and portfolio investments.
In his previous role, Roger oversaw global real estate asset management for Mount Kellett Capital Management LP. In this position, Roger oversaw the management of a portfolio of $6.5 billion and worked closely with operating partners in acquiring, formulating and executing asset strategy in order to maximize value and investment returns.
Prior to joining Mount Kellett, Roger spent nearly 20 years with Goldman Sachs/Archon Group where he held a number of positions, including co-head of US Real Estate and Chief Operating Officer for Archon Residential, where he oversaw acquisitions, asset management, property management and dispositions. He also spent four years in Tokyo, Japan where he led the startup of Goldman Sachs Realty Japan.
Roger holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Finance from Baylor University and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.
President of Design
As the President of Design, Vincent Hunter is an integral part of StreetLights Residential’s design-driven approach to development, leading all aspects of architectural design and planning. He is an architect who actively sketches and enjoys solving design problems in real time.
Prior to joining StreetLights, Vincent spent 27 years with WDG Architecture, 14 years of which he acted as partner, co-founding the Dallas office. While at WDG, Vincent designed and led a variety of large scale multifamily, mixed-use and hospitality projects. He has been nationally recognized for his work, including the Juror’s Choice Award for the Hugh Ferris prize in 2017.
Vincent holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University. He is licensed in 7 states and is NCARB certified.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer at StreetLights Residential, Andrew is responsible for all debt and equity capital markets, as well as capital relationship management. During his tenure at StreetLights, Andrew and his team have been involved in financing over 40 multifamily projects with a total capitalization of over $2.5 billion. Andrew is also a member of the Streetlights’ Senior Management Team.
Andrew joined StreetLights shortly after its founding in 2011 as a senior financial analyst after gaining early career experience as a financial analyst for the Real Estate Special Opportunities Fund at Fortress Investment Group. As a member of the Asset Management team, he managed over 25 multifamily, office, and hospitality assets representing over $2.5 billion of asset value.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Real Estate Finance from Southern Methodist University.
President of Development
Case Killgore is President of Development for StreetLights Residential and a member of the Senior Management Team, responsible for overseeing the company’s development efforts across the country, including feasibility and site selection. Prior to this role, Case served as Senior Vice President of Development for StreetLights, overseeing all regional development efforts and served as Vice President of Portfolio Management after establishing and operating the portfolio management platform. Case has extensive development and investing experience across multiple real estate types including multifamily, hospitality, timeshare and luxury single-family residential.
Prior to joining StreetLights, Case served as Vice President at Lantern Capital Partners, where he was responsible for identifying, evaluating and managing principal investment opportunities and served as a board observer for multiple portfolio companies. Previously Case worked as an investment banker at Houlihan Lokey’s Dallas office, where he focused on debt restructurings and distressed mergers and acquisitions.
Case received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance with a Specialization in Alternative Asset Management from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.
President of Design-Build
As President of Design-Build at StreetLights Residential, C.J. Cacheris oversees the vertically integrated organizational structure of our core architectural, interior design and construction business units. In his time at StreetLights, C.J. has acted as Senior Vice President of Design-Build, Vice President of LEAN and LEAN Director. Bringing his expertise in organizational change management, business architecture and knowledge of startup technology process frameworks to StreetLights, he has transformed the way the company thinks about flow of work and how things get done.
Previous to StreetLights, C.J. spent time at Amazon in a leadership development program called Pathways as Senior Manager of Operations. Prior to that he was a Product Director over Payments and Loyalty programs for Ziosk, a technology startup in the restaurant space. C.J. started his career as a civil engineer, then gained experience in technology consulting, implementing large SAP Enterprise Resource Solutions. He also spent a number of years in management consulting focusing on business strategy and organizational change management at Sendero.
C.J. holds a Master in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Marketing from Southern Methodist University, a Master in Engineering Management from Duke University and a Bachelor in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University.
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