P.B. Bell, a leader in multifamily real estate development and management, has added two new members to its executive team. Justin Steltenpohl, vice president general counsel, and Brandon Corn, business analysis director, will be responsible for navigating legal matters and new technology platforms, respectively, as P.B. Bell expands and changes in tandem with the market, said Jeff Thompson, P.B. Bell chief financial officer.
“As P.B. Bell looks to the future and continues to grow, it’s important that we have a solid corporate team in place that is committed to maintaining the foundation and culture initiated by our founder, Philip Bell,” said Thompson, who recently celebrated two years with the company and is charged with refining company processes that support thoughtful business expansion. “I am exited to see us challenge our boundaries and elevate our position in the market as a developer with increasingly sophisticated communities.”
In his new role, Steltenpohl manages all legal matters for the company, including corporate governance issues, partnership agreement negotiation and financing transactions. In addition, Steltenpohl oversees and reviews the legalities involved with purchase and sale agreements. He has more than 15 years of experience in the real estate industry, specializing in financial services and corporate governance. Before joining P.B. Bell, Steltenpohl served as vice president regional counsel for Meritage Homes. He also served as a partner at the international law firm Squire Patton Boggs, overseeing the firm’s financial services department in the Phoenix office.
“We have worked with Justin for some time, relying on him as outside counsel, and we’re thrilled that he has joined our team full-time,” said P.B. Bell CEO Chapin Bell. “His in-house legal expertise, combined with his extensive knowledge of the intricacies of the real estate industry, will truly benefit P.B. Bell moving forward.”
Meanwhile, as business analysis director, Corn is responsible for implementing and managing property software systems and processes. Corn has a decade of experience in the multifamily housing industry, serving in both the corporate support environment and as part of property operations teams. “Brandon brings to P.B. Bell a wealth of experience working with industry-specific technology, which is crucial as we move forward with new projects and continue to deliver to our residents the high-quality communities and living experiences that we’re known for and committed to,” Bell said.
P.B. Bell currently manages more than 9,000 apartment homes, and has developed nearly 5,000 apartment units in 27 communities, many of which are award winning. Founded by Philip Bell in 1976, P.B. Bell specializes in development, acquisitions and residential property management for the multifamily housing industry.