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  • John Slavet

    John Slavet

    Chief Executive Officer

    Jon Slavet and his Daydream team are on a mission to create a new living and travel category — featuring apartment communities that flex to any length of stay, in sleek urban environments, with hospitality-grade service, luxurious common spaces, and unique community building experiences. Jon has a passion for the intersection of real estate, hospitality and technology. Previously as CWeO for the West at WeWork, he and his team built and led a scale business spanning 20 cities, thousands of employees, and tens of thousands of members. Jon earlier served as COO at Rodan + Fields, the leading direct-to-consumer wellness company, and led e-commerce at Electronic Arts. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Jon advises multiple start-ups and nonprofit organizations. He lives in the Bay Area with his three amazing kids.

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  • Tom Klaess

    Tom Klaess

    SVP Operations

    Tom Klaess has over 30 years of experience in the multifamily and hospitality industries. Before joining Daydream he served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Asset Management at Stay Alfred. He has also held key executive positions at Highmark Residential (Starwood Capital), Archstone and Laramar Communities where he served as Chief Operating Officer.

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  • Julie Butler

    Julie Butler

    VP Operations & Hospitality

    Julie joined daydream after more than 14 years of multifamily operations experience, most recently at US Residential. There Julie was responsible for a portfolio of 3,200 units in Colorado, Oregon, California and Arizona. Julie earned a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Newman University.

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  • Jason Cole

    Jason Cole

    VP Technology & Engineering

    Jason manages the technology platforms that power Daydream’s best-in-class portals and applications for residents and guests across Daydream’s growing national portfolio. Guided by the “Give First” mantra, Jason is a passionate advocate for using technology to build connections and community. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Jason also serves as the CTO mentor at Boomtown Accelerator and has advised multiple early-stage entrepreneurs and mid-sized companies.

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  • Maggie Lang

    Maggie Lang

    VP Marketing & Experience

    Maggie is responsible for Sales, Marketing & Experience at Daydream, bringing more than 20 years of senior leadership experience from the hospitality and travel sector to the organization. Maggie most recently served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at LYRIC, and before that as the Head of Guest Experience and Loyalty at Kimpton Hotels, which she joined from a long tenure at United Airlines. Maggie is a vocal advocate of female leadership, diversity and mentoring. She lives in San Fransisco with her two teenagers, and loves to garden, cook and practice yoga when she's not hard at work at Daydream.

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  • Matt Bernstein

    Matt Bernstein

    VP Asset Management

    Matt Bernstein has joined Daydream as Vice President of Asset Management. Matt has over 10 years of institutional multifamily asset management, development and strategy consulting experience. Prior to joining Daydream, Matt was Vice President of Asset Management at GID Investment Advisers where he was responsible for overseeing more than 7,000 units and over $4B in multifamily real estate across the western region of the U.S.. Matt began his career in multifamily asset management at Grubb and Ellis, a commercial real estate services firm, as a Research Manager in 2009. Prior to working at Grubb and Ellis, Matt held multiple positions at various real estate development and global consulting firms. Matt received a B.S. in Business Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill as well as obtained an MBA with Real Estate Certificate from the Haas School of Business at UC-Berkeley.

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  • Charlie Kirschner

    Charlie Kirschner

    VP Product Strategy

    Charlie Kirschner is Daydream’s Vice President of Product Strategy. In this role he is responsible for implementing growth strategies, overseeing strategic company programs and leading annual planning. Charlie works closely with Daydream’s senior leadership and serves as a strategic advisor to the CEO. Prior to this role, he held several senior management roles at Rodan + Fields, empowering a global community of more than 300,000 independent consultants. Charlie is passionate about entrepreneurship and supporting nonprofit causes.

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  • Bill Licko

    Bill Licko

    VP Accounting & Finance

    Bill Licko brings nearly 25 years of experience in leading strategic and operational finance, with deep expertise in multifamily, commercial, retail and mixed use real estate. As Vice President of Accounting and Finance, Bill oversees accounting, financial planning and analysis, risk management, investor relations, all audit and tax functions and business support. Prior to joining Daydream, Bill spent more than 13 years at a Fortune 500 publicly traded REIT, and before that Bill was with Capmark Corp. He began his career in public accounting working for Deloitte & Touche LLP. Bill holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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  • Shandra Turner

    Shandra Turner

    Regional General Manager

    Shandra Turner is Daydream’s Regional General Manager for Daydream’s properties in Los Angeles, Austin and Seattle. In this role, Shandra builds high-performing teams and is responsible for promoting operational excellence, attention to detail and a commitment to superior hospitality. From her entry-level beginnings to overseeing thousands of residential units across three states, Shandra brings more than 20 years of experience in the housing and hospitality sector. Prior to joining Daydream, she was a Multisite Property Manager at Greystar and a Regional Director of Operations at Sherman & Associates overseeing their luxury portfolio. Shandra is one of the founding members of Daydream’s “Every Day we DREAM” community that explores privilege and bias, and is a frequent mentor and recruiter within the housing industry. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s degree in Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

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