WPM manages over 23,000 homes in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area, so there’s always exciting news to report about our people and properties.
Kristin Peterson promoted to Vice President of Administration
(Owings Mills, MD) – WPM Real Estate Management announces a strategic reorganization intended to support the company’s long-term planning and sustainability.
Jim Dahlgren has been appointed President. In this newly-created role, Mr. Dahlgren will be responsible for the strategic management of the company and focus on planning for long-term sustainability, expansion and growth.
Kristin Peterson has been promoted to Vice President of Administration. In this new role, Ms. Peterson will assume responsibility for the company’s back-office operations, including information technology, information systems and corporate training.
“I’m very excited about this strategic restructuring as it promises to help grow our business, advance our Associates and plan for WPM’s future,” says WPM Chairman Mark Caplan. “Jim and Kristin are well-suited to fill these key roles to help move our company forward. Jim boasts a keen intelligence, penchant for hard work and strong leadership. He rose into management from the ground-up, gaining first-hand property management experience—a foundation that equips him to intimately understand our industry. Kristin has an astute attention to detail and strong project management skills. Her ability to identify corporate-wide operational efficiencies to improve performance will help WPM continue to add value for our clients.”
The restructuring will help WPM achieve long-term organizational sustainability, create advancement opportunities for Associates to develop the next generation of leaders, and provide a foundation for the firm’s continued growth and expansion. Responsibilities for WPM’s current Divisional Presidents remain unchanged. President of Multifamily Real Estate Leonard Frenkil, President of Association Management Barry Yatovitz, and President of Commercial Management and Construction Services Michael Klein will continue to lead and manage all divisional operations for the firm’s Multifamily, Association, and Commercial and Services business lines. In addition, Justine Fields maintains her role as Chief Financial Officer and Mark Caplan continues as Chairman of WPM.
“It is my honor to be appointed to this new role,” says Mr. Dahlgren. “I believe that we are doing important work at WPM and it’s my privilege to be part of it. It’s no coincidence that WPM is selected as a Top Workplace year after year; it’s because the people I get to work with are exceptional and create a culture of mutual respect and collaboration. I welcome the opportunity to lead them as we work together to exceed our clients’ expectations every day.”
“WPM provides a great service in our region,” says Ms. Peterson. “I am committed to help the company operate efficiently so that we continue to earn the trust of the 35,000 people who call the communities we manage ‘home’.”
About Jim Dahlgren
Mr. Dahlgren joined WPM as an intern in 2005. In 2007, he became a full-time Associate as an Assistant Property Manager with MRE and was later promoted to Property Manager. He expanded to a more corporate role as Business Development Coordinator and then as Director of Business Development. He took over responsibility for corporate marketing in 2014 and was promoted to Vice President and Director of Business Development & Corporate Marketing in 2016.
Mr. Dahlgren is a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM®) through the National Apartment Association. In addition to hands-on apartment management experience, he also has over seven years’ experience with budget forecasting, investment analysis and deal underwriting for market rate and senior living assets. Active in the industry, James instructs real estate classes for the Maryland Multi Housing Association (MMHA®) and sits on the MMHA Legislative Committee. Additionally, he is continuing his education through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) and the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM®).
A lifetime resident of the Baltimore area, he graduated from McDaniel College in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Mr. Dahlgren was named to the Maryland Daily Record’s 2017 VIP List, which recognizes Maryland leaders under 40 years of age for their professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change. In addition, he is a member of the Class of 2018 of Leadership Baltimore County.
About Kristin Peterson
Ms. Peterson boasts an 11-year tenure with WPM, beginning as Executive Assistant in Multifamily Real Estate and subsequently shifting to greater corporate-wide responsibility as Corporate Administrator. Prior to working with WPM, she worked with AT&T Government Solutions and Aeronautical Radio, Incorporated (ARINC) in administration.