Southeast (Florida)


Michael Ging, Managing Director (Florida)

With more than 20 years of industry experience — including acquiring and financing more than $200 million in assets and developing 4,500 multifamily units worth approximately $500 million —Michael Ging is responsible for all new development and acquisition activity in the southern Florida, Orlando and Tampa areas. Most recently, Mr. Ging served as President of Silverstone Communities in Florida. Prior to that, he was a partner with JPI. He has also held senior positions with Archstone-Smith, Gables Residential and the Lincoln Property Company. Mr. Ging has a B.S. in Finance from Florida State University and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute.

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John Zeledon, Managing Director (Central Florida/North Florida)

John Zeledon is responsible for all new development and acquisition activities in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa. During his 20-year career, Mr. Zeledon has developed multiple product types — including affordable, garden, townhouse, high-density, affordable senior, detached-for-lease and mixed-use — with extensive experience in northern/central Texas and Florida. Prior to joining Alliance, Mr. Zeledon held the position of Managing Director with Trammell Crow Residential.  Before that, he held positions with Security Capital Atlantic (Archstone-Smith), Lennar Partners and Citibank. Mr. Zeledon graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and a MBA from the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Keynan-Flager School of Business.

Sean Flanagan, Managing Director (North Florida)

As managing director of development for North Florida, Sean Flanagan will oversee sourcing and development for new projects in the region. Mr. Flanagan brings more than 25 years of experience in the construction and development industries, including 18 multifamily projects with more than 4,000 apartment homes across garden-style, mid-rise and high-rise mixed-use buildings. Prior to joining Alliance, he was vice president of development and construction for Mill Creek Residential of Orlando, Fla. Mr. Flanagan began his multifamily career in Orlando, Fla., with Chicago-based Pritzker Residential, where he managed the development and construction of 2,482 new luxury apartments within the Orlando Naval Training Center redevelopment (now known as Baldwin Park), as well as development and construction for Disney’s Celebration community and the Centergate Miramar project, to name a few. Mr. Flanagan received his bachelor of arts from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., and is a licensed Florida realtor.

Robert Hall, Managing Director (South Florida)

Robert Hall is responsible for Alliance’s development activities in the South Florida area, including site selection, land contract negotiations, entitlements, financing, assembling consultant design teams, and ensuring completion and lease-up of projects in the tri-county markets. Mr. Hall brings 18 years of experience, with his main focus in the South Florida markets. Prior to joining Alliance, Mr. Hall worked for many top apartment developers in the region, including The Altman Companies, Ram Residential, JPI and The Related Group. Mr. Hall has been involved with the development of more than 6,000 apartment units across a variety of product types, including garden, townhome, mid-rise and mixed-use, with an estimated value of $800 million.

Wayne Hay, Vice President of Construction (Central Florida/North Florida)

Wayne Hay is responsible for all aspects of new construction for the Central and North Florida regions, from cost estimation through final completion. Mr. Hay has more than 40 years of experience in the construction business, including 25 years in multifamily apartment construction. Mr. Hay’s experience includes the successful completion of more than 7,500 new multifamily units and 6,500 condo-conversion units, as well as the rehabilitation of 50-plus apartment communities across four states. Prior to joining Alliance in 2008, Mr. Hay served as Vice President of Construction for the Bainbridge Companies, overseeing apartment rehabilitation projects across three states. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Construction for Archstone-Smith and Vice President of Construction for Lincoln Property Company. Mr. Hay holds a State of Florida General Contractors License.

Bruce Francis, Vice President of Construction (South Florida)

Bruce Francis oversees all construction in South Florida, with responsibility for estimations, cost reports, contract administration and field operations. With more than 22 years of experience, Mr. Francis has supervised construction of 34 multifamily projects in four states, totaling more than 9,500 units. Prior to joining Alliance, Mr. Francis was Regional Vice President of Construction for Altman Companies. He has also worked for Trammell Crow Residential and was a captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Francis holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and an MBA from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.


Laura Rodriguez, Regional Vice President of Florida

As Regional Vice President, Laura Rodriguez is responsible for sourcing new business opportunities and supervising operations throughout Florida. Ms. Rodriguez has more than 18 years of property management experience, specifically with conventional, low-income and third-party managed communities. Her expertise spans multiple product types from garden-style and mid-rise, to high-rise and value-add with a specialty in lease-up new construction. Ms. Rodriguez graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts, earned a Master of Science from Nova University, and has a CPM and CAM designation.

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Clark McLaughlin, Executive Director of Business Development (East)

As Executive Director of Business Development – East, Clark McLaughlin is responsible for Alliance’s overall expansion efforts across the eastern United States. Working with existing and future clients, Mr. McLaughlin identifies new management opportunities to grow Alliance’s third-party management platform.

Prior to joining Alliance , Mr. McLaughlin was the Vice President of Summit Equities LLC, a private-equity real estate investment firm based in New York. While working at Summit, he oversaw the asset and property management divisions for the company’s portfolio, comprised of class A retail and multifamily communities. Mr. McLaughlin holds a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University – Commerce, and a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, Mr. McLaughlin holds a Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor designation through the National Apartment Association, and is currently obtaining his Certified Commercial Investment Member licensure from the CCIM Institute and his Certified Property Manager licensure from the Institute of Real Estate Management.