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About Us

At National Home Rentals, our mission is to deliver exceptional homes nationwide. Through a vertically integrated platform combining acquisition, renovation, construction, leasing and our management team, we are able to offer quality customer service that stands out above the rest. We understand the importance and pressure finding a new home can bring. Thus, we have cultivated an easy and seamless process.

With over 50 years of combined industry experience and the redevelopment and leasing of properties, we have made it our priority to provide reliable homes for thousands of people. Through innovative technology and unblemished techniques, we are able to provide unparalleled quality standards, expertise and passion.

Our strength is in our dedicated team and experience

James
Athanasopoulos

CEO of National Home Rentals

Mr. Athanasopoulos fosters and develops investor relations and strategic planning. He also manages the search, analysis, acquisition, brokerage, construction and finance components of operations. Mr. Athanasopoulos began his real estate career as an attorney at the Chicago office of Pircher, Nicols & Meeks. There he focused in many areas of real estate development, particularly in legal services for several national assets.

Mr. Athanasopoulos then became Co-Founder of a specialty finance company, which bought and sold over 1,000 properties. Now, Mr. Athanasopoulos specializes in investing in single family homes and multi-family dwellings. He has garnered expertise in all facets of the real estate market including legal services, property acquisitions, asset management, financial analysis, due diligence, brokerage oversight, construction, and financings. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, with Honors, from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Law Degree, cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law. Mr. Athanasopoulos was awarded the 2015 Chicago Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Award, and is a proud member of the Chicago Association of Realtors and the Chicago Bar Association.

Jerry
Gianakakos

Executive Vice President of Investments and Construction Services

Mr. Gianakakos joined National Home Rentals with over 20 years of analytical and managerial experience in the alternative investment industry. Prior to joining National Home Rentals, he managed a multifamily real estate portfolio and a multi-strategy private investment fund.

He has also worked at the London office of Elliott Management Corporation as a special situations analyst and trader and was also a Senior Analyst at Aeneas Capital Management LLC, an International investment fund, an affiliate of SAC Capital Advisors. Mr. Gianakakos holds a BA in Economics with Honors from the University of Chicago. He also earned a MS in Statistics from the University of Chicago.

David
Jaffee

Vice President of Operations

Mr. Jaffee is responsible for the leasing and property management functions for all assets under management. He started his real estate career in 2012 with Pangea Real Estate, a privately-owned REIT that rehabs, owns, and operates multi-family housing. While at Pangea, he was responsible for new market operations and P&L management for a portfolio over 3,600 units.

He also supervised leasing, utility management, and accounting operations for the company’s portfolio of over 12,000 units. Prior to Pangea, Mr. Jaffee worked in consulting for Booz Allen Hamilton out of Washington, DC. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics at Colgate University.

Greg
Morrissey

Controller

Prior to joining National Home Rentals, Mr. Morrissey was Chief Financial Officer for Instant Care LLC, an innovative network of doctors, attorneys, and medical facilities that guides injured workers through the legal and medical process. Prior to Instant Care, Mr. Morrissey was an Accounting Manager and Financial Planning and Analysis Manager for Lillibridge Healthcare Services, the medical office building subsidiary of Ventas REIT.

Mr. Morrissey also worked as an Assistant Controller for NAI Hiffman Asset Management after beginning his career at Hamilton Partners. He earned an MBA in Finance from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and an undergraduate degree in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame.

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