TEAM

An experienced and diverse Team, ready to lead in the Performance of our Owner’s assets, the We Are QUE Culture with our People, and denizenQUE, “The Resident Experience” for our Residents.

David B. Anderson
Principal
Robert Anderson
Principal/Managing Broker
Anthony Birkla
Principal
Joe Colborn
District Manager
Dawn Fortner
Senior Accountant
Jeanie General
District Manager
Sarah Harrison
District Manager
Nathan Hammerstein
Operations Liaison
Ann Kesmodel
QUE Training & Development
Oksana Lukjanenko, CAPS
Vice President
Sri Nelant
Staff Accountant
Tracy Van Osdol
HR Administrator
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David B. Anderson
Principal

Number of years in the industry: 22

Current Position with Company: Mr. Anderson is a Principal of Denizen Management and a member of the Executive Committee

Where I was born: Indianapolis, Indiana
What I wanted to be as kid: Airplane Pilot
My First job: Bob Evans as a dishwasher
Person I most admire: George Washington
My Pets: Three (3) Siamese Cats
Cities I have lived in: Hollywood California, Teaneck New Jersey and Bloomington Indiana
My Dream Vacation: African Safari
What I do outside of Work: Musician, Literature, History & Architecture; Travel, Boating, Fitness, Rollerblade, Waterskiing & Cycling
My Favorite Restaurant: Ruth Chris​

Prior Work History: Prior to forming Denizen Management in 2012, Mr. Anderson began Anderson Birkla Investment Partners and Allied Diversified Construction in 2007 which provides development and construction services.   Prior to the current operations, Mr. Anderson worked for Pedcor Investments, Indianapolis Indiana as Vice President in development; and then Flaherty & Collins Properties, Indianapolis Indiana as Senior Vice President of Development & Finance.

Education: Mr. Anderson is a Highest Distinction/Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Indiana University School of Business, Bloomington Indiana with a BS in Finance and Management.  Mr. Anderson also has music education from Indiana School of Music, Bloomington Indiana and Musicians Institute, Hollywood California.

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Robert Anderson
Principal/Managing Broker

Number of years in the industry: 39

Current Position with Company: Mr. Anderson is the Principal/Managing Broker of Denizen Management, licensed in the states of Indiana, Kentucky and Nebraska

Where I was born: Beech Grove, Indiana
What I wanted to be as kid: Firefighter
My First job: Eisner Grocery Store
Person I most admire: Apostle Paul
Cities I have lived in: Indianapolis and Greenwood, Indiana
My Dream Vacation: Holy Lands of Israel
What I do outside of Work: History, Languages, Sign Language, Fishing and Family Gatherings
My Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden​ 

Prior Work History: In addition to his duties with Denizen Management, Mr. Anderson is a private practice Indiana Certified Residential Appraiser and owner and manager of single and multi-family housing.  Mr. Anderson began his Real Estate career in residential sales in 1979, then as an Indiana Certified Residential Appraiser; becoming a limited partner with Ferling, Zinn & Anderson in 1980, Principal/Partner with Ferling-Anderson Company in 1986; then beginning private practice in 1998.

Education: Mr. Anderson holds professional certifications from Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis Indiana for Real Estate Sales and Brokerage; National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers in all areas of residential appraisals; and maintains continuing education in the states of Indiana, Kentucky and Nebraska.

Associations: Mr. Anderson is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Indiana Association of Realtors and the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors.  Mr. Anderson has also served on the Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals for New Whiteland Indiana.

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Anthony Birkla
Principal

Number of years in the industry: 22

Current Position with Company: Mr. Birkla is a Principal of Denizen Management and a member of the Executive Committee

Where I was born: California

What I wanted to be as kid: Architect/Real Estate Developer

My First job: Pizza Delivery

Person I most admire: My Father

My Pets: Dog – Nikita

Cities I have lived in: ​Clovis California; Bloomington, Carmel, Greenwood and Noblesville Indiana; Cincinnati and Mason Ohio

My Dream Vacation: Tahiti and Bora Bora

What I do outside of Work: Spending time at my kid’s events, Golf and Triathlon

My Favorite Restaurant: Prime Cincinnati

Prior Work History: Prior to forming Denizen Management in 2012, Mr. Birkla began Anderson Birkla Investment Partners and Allied Diversified Construction in 2007 which provides development and construction services.   Prior to the current operations, Mr. Birkla worked for Pedcor Investments, Indianapolis Indiana as Vice President; Brisben Companies, Inc., Cincinnati Ohio as Development Manager – Midwest Region; and Flaherty & Collins Properties, Indianapolis Indiana as Vice President – Development.

Education: Mr. Birkla is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Business with a BS in Finance and Real Estate with a minor in Economics.

Associations: Member of the Urban Land Institute

 

 

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Joe Colborn
District Manager

Number of years in the industry: 10

Current Position with Company: Mr. Colborn is a District Manager of Denizen Management

Where I was born: Dayton, Ohio
What I wanted to be as kid: Cafe Owner
My First job: Dietary Specialist
Person I most admire: My amazing Mom
My Pets: None
Cities I have lived in: Dayton, Piqua, Columbus, and Cincinnati Ohio; Lexington Kentucky; & Elkton Maryland
My Dream Vacation: An around the world cruise
What I do outside of Work: Rock climbing, zip line, travel, sampling coffees & wines, baking, writing, and spending time with my family.
My Favorite Restaurant: Jean-Robert’s Table

Prior Work History: Prior to joining Denizen Management in 2013, Mr. Colborn began his real estate career with Prudential One as an Ohio Real Estate Agent in 2007.  He then transitioned to multifamily management as an Assistant Manager for CORE Realty Holdings, Columbus Ohio; then a support manager for 5 properties with MAA, Lexington Kentucky.  After joining Denizen Management, Mr. Colborn advanced from Concierge to General Manager and then to QUE Training & Development.

Education: Mr. Colborn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology from Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio and an Ohio Real Estate Certification.

Associations: Member of the Greater Dayton Apartment Association and Phi Theta Kapa Alum.

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Dawn Fortner
Senior Accountant

Number of years in the industry: 6

Current Position with Company: Mrs. Fortner is the Senior Accountant of Denizen Management

Where I was born: Connersville, Indiana
What I wanted to be as kid: Nurse
My First job: Kentucky Fried Chicken
Person I most admire: My Mother
My Pets: Cat – Bella Ann
Cities I have lived in: ​Laurel, Sunman, Wilkinson and Greenfield – all Indiana small towns
My Dream Vacation:  Cabo
What I do outside of Work: I love to run and crafts
My Favorite Restaurant: Outback Steak House​

Prior Work History: Prior to Denizen Management, Mrs. Fortner worked as a Firefighter I & II, EMT, Deputy Coroner and 15 years in accounting for Irving Materials, Inc., Greenfield Indiana.  Subsequently, she ran her own business and taught as a substitute teacher.  Mrs. Fortner joined Denizen Management part time in Accounts Payable while running her business; then full time and advancing to the Company’s first Staff Accountant and Senior Staff Accountant.

Education: Mrs. Fortner is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion Indiana with a BS in Business Management.

Associations: Member of the Fraternal Order of Police

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Jeanie General
District Manager

Number of years in the industry: 22​

Current Position with Company:  Ms. General is a District Manager of Denizen Management

Where I was born: Coldwater, Michigan
What I wanted to be as kid: Fashion Designer or Teacher
My First job: Clerking at an Auto Auction
Person I most admire: Gabrielle Chanel (Coco Chanel)
My Pets: A very spoiled Goldendoodle named Lucy
Cities I have lived in: ​Coldwater, MI / Indianapolis, IN / Memphis, TN
My Dream Vacation: A tour of Paris, France
What I enjoy doing outside of Work: Reading, Shopping, Bowling, Swimming/Boating and Traveling
My Favorite Restaurant: Mitchell’s Fish Market (Carmel, IN)

Prior Work History: Previous to joining Denizen Management, Ms. General was involved with both single-family and multi-family property management. She began her career as a Leasing Consultant with Neil and Associates in 1995, went on to manage her first property with Regency Windsor Company in 1997 and eventually grew into corporate management & operations while with Management Resources and Development. Ms. General has managed many diverse portfolios and has experience with property acquisitions, new-construction, conventional, REIT’s, military housing, student housing, Section-8 and Affordable Tax Credit / Section-42 housing.

Education: Ms. General holds her Indiana Real Estate Broker’s License. Additionally, she is an Accredited Real Estate Manager through IREM, has obtained her Civil Rights Certification through the State of Indiana and has a Pre-Law Degree.

Associations: Ms. General is a member of the Indiana Apartment Association & National Apartment Association.

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Sarah Harrison
District Manager

Number of years in the industry: 11

Current Position with Company: Ms. Harrison is a District Manager of Denizen Management

Where I was born: Toledo Ohio

What I wanted to be as kid: Famous

My First job: Fazoli’s Restaurant

Person I most admire: My Mom

My Pets: Two Mastiffs Dogs: Roxy & Kyra

Cities I have lived in: ​Toledo Ohio, Dallas Texas; and Ida and Lansing Michigan

My Dream Vacation: Cruise to Hawaii

What I do outside of Work: Motorcycle Riding, Travel, Movies, Walks in the Park with my Dogs; and Spending time with Family and Friends.

My Favorite Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse

Prior Work History: Prior to joining Denizen Management, Ms. Harrison began her real estate career with Noneman Real Estate Co, Toledo Ohio as a Leasing Agent, then Assistant Manager; joining Towne Properties, Cincinnati Ohio as a Property Manager in 2009 . After joining Denizen Management, Ms. Harrison as a result of her leadership and outstanding performance was advanced as the Company’s first District Manager.

Associations: Ms. Harrison is a member of the Greater Toledo Apartment Association

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Nathan Hammerstein
Operations Liaison

Number of years in the industry: 7

Current Position with Company: Mr. Hammerstein is the Operations Liaison of Denizen Management

Where I was born: Indianapolis, IN
What I wanted to be as kid: School Counselor
My First job: Einstein Bagels
Person I most admire: My Grandma Judy.
What I do outside of Work: Spend time with family, see movies, take photos, and enjoy time at home.
My Dream Vacation: New York!
My Favorite Restaurant: The Cheese Cake Factory
My Pets: 2 Very Spoiled Kitties (Mikey and Mia) and a puppy (Molly)
Cities I have lived in: Indianapolis, Muncie, Wichita, Minneapolis, & Carmel.

Prior Work History: Started in the business in 2011 as a part-time leasing specialist. From there, went on to become a full-time leasing agent in Minneapolis. Finally moving back to Indiana and managing his first property, which lead to his current position with Denizen.

Education: Mr. Hammerstein is a graduate of Ball State University with a B.S. In Sociology, and a minor in Residential Property Management.

Associations: Mr. Hammerstein is a member of the IAA and NAA

 

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Ann Kesmodel
QUE Training & Development

Number of years in the industry: 20​

Current Position with Company:  Mrs.  Kesmodel is  QUE Training & Development of Denizen Management

Where I was born: South Bend, IN
What I wanted to be as kid: Lawyer
My First job: Receptionist for my Dad’s dental practice
Person I most admire:  My Mom
My Pets: Chloe, my cat
Cities I have lived in: South Bend, IN, Bloomington, IN, Noblesville, IN
My Dream Vacation: Travel to Paris, France and Tuscany, Italy
What I do outside of Work: Spend time with my family, boating/water sports and travel.
My Favorite Restaurant: St. Elmo’s – Indianapolis, IN

Prior Work History: Prior to joining Denizen Management in 2018, Mrs. Kesmodel began her career as a leasing consultant for a 770 unit apartment community in Indianapolis, IN.  She continued her career at various property management companies where she held progressive management positions. She also has worked as a Training Specialist for various organizations in Leadership & Development.  Ann has her CPM® and is an Instructor for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI).

Education: Mrs. Kesmodel has her B.A in Telecommunications from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Associations: Indiana Apartment Association, NAA, IREM

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Oksana Lukjanenko, CAPS
Vice President

Number of years in the industry: 13

Current Position with Company: Ms. Lukjanenko is the Vice President of Denizen Management and a member of the Executive Committee

Where I was born: Riga, Latvia
What I wanted to be as kid: Teacher
My First job: Accounting Assistant
Person I most admire: Nelson Mandela
What I do outside of Work: Raising three (3) beautiful children, traveling, watching movies and volunteering to help adopted children from Ukraine and their new families to overcome the language barrier
My Dream Vacation: South of France
My Favorite Restaurant: Jeff Ruby’s Carlo & Johnny, Cincinnati Ohio
My Pets: Shi-Tzu and a Cat
Cities I have lived in: Riga Latvia; Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio

Prior Work History: Prior to Denizen Management, Ms. Lukjanenko has worked as a Manager for Maggiano’s Little Italy, then beginning her career in property management as an Account Manager for ABM (Liberty Mutual portfolio) in 2006. Subsequently, she joined Apollo Property Management as a Property Manager; then General Manager (three (3) properties); advancing to Regional Manager.

Education: Ms. Lukjanenko holds a BS in Accounting from University of Latvia, Riga Latvia; and a BS in Accounting and Business Administration from University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Ohio.  Ms. Lukjanenko is also a Certified Apartments Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS).

Associations: Ms. Lukjanenko is a member of the Board of Directors, Education and Membership Committees with the Greater Dayton Apartment Association; and member of the Board of Directors and Membership Committee with the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Apartment Association for the National Apartment Association (NAA).

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Sri Nelant
Staff Accountant

Number of years in the industry: New to the industry

Current Position with Company: Mrs. Nelant is a Staff Accountant of Denizen Management

Where I was born: Eluru, India
What I wanted to be as a kid: Chartered Accountant
My first job: Administrative Assistant for a travel agency
Cities I have lived in: Eluru (India), Long Island (NY), Ashburn (VA), Bridgeport (WV), and Noblesville, Indiana
My Dream Vacation: Alaskan Cruise
What I do outside of work: Read, travel, spend time with family

Prior work history: Prior to Denizen Management, Mrs. Nelant worked as a Financial Aid officer for Salem University, WV and as Associate Director of online operations and Business Manager at Salem University in Carmel, IN.

Education: Mrs. Nelant graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics from St, Theresa’s College in India.

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Tracy Van Osdol
HR Administrator

Number of years in the industry: 16

Current Position with Company: Ms. Van Osdol is the HR Administrator and Director of Operations of Denizen Management

Where I was born: Indianapolis Indiana
What I wanted to be as kid: Flight Attendant
My First job: McDonalds
Person I most admire: My ninety-six (96) year old mother, Doris Johnson
Cities I have lived in: Indianapolis Indiana
My Dream Vacation: Greece
What I do outside of Work: Hike, Kayak, Travel and playing with my granddaughter
My Favorite Restaurant: ​Ruth’s Chris

Prior Work History: Prior to Denizen Management, Ms. Van Osdol began her real estate career as a Development Assistant for Pedcor Investments, Indianapolis Indiana.  Subsequently, Ms. Van Osdol worked as the Office Manager and Development Coordinator for Flaherty & Collins Properties, Indianapolis Indiana; and then the Operations Director for Alderson Commercial Group, Indianapolis Indiana.

Education: Ms. Van Osdol has a degree from Professional Careers Institute, Indianapolis Indiana.

Associations: Ms. Van Osdol is a regular volunteer of the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, Indiana Sports Corporation and the Indy Criterium

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