Valerie Fertitta is the director of real estate for the Midwest region for Greystar. A multifamily professional since 2001, Valerie's career began as a leasing professional and has elevated through each onsite position, into a regional manager role for five years and director since 2014. She has managed successful teams nationally at garden-style and mixed-use mid- rise assets in Dallas, garden-style with full capital renovations in Northern California's South Bay, and luxury high-rise and traditional garden assets in Chicago and Minneapolis. Valerie excels in maximizing revenue and increasing asset value, facilitating smooth property acquisitions, and recruiting and retaining the industry's top talent. Valerie has been an active member of the Chicagoland Apartment Association since 2011 and currently sits on the board of directors. Valerie currently serves on the Greystar Property Management Operations Committee.