The Promise of a New Home
The Promise Homes Company was launched in May 2017 as one of the largest minority-owned managers of institutional-quality, single-family residential rental property in the United States, with a focus on working class and middle class communities.
We believe that by supporting our residents with a series of financial and economic support services, we not only improve the lives of our residents, but we also build a stronger and more resilient company. We aim to improve the communities that we serve by enhancing the lives of our residents and by recognizing them as our shared strength.
We Promise our residents quality housing at affordable prices as well as financial empowerment and assistance that would position them financially to eventually own a home.
We Promise our communities that we will improve the lives of our residents, enhance the overall environment of the communities we invest in, and create local, sustainable jobs.
We ask our residents to Promise to take advantage of the range of financial empowerment tools and services that we offer with one purpose: to improve the quality of their lives and support the communities that we share.
John Hope Bryant
Named by American Banker as “Innovator of the Year” in 2016, and one of Time Magazine’s “50 Leaders for the Future” in 1994, John Hope Bryant is an American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and prominent thought leader on financial inclusion, economic empowerment and financial dignity.
Bryant is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Operation HOPE, Inc.; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bryant Group Ventures, and Co-Founder of Global Dignity. His work has been recognized by the last five U.S. presidents, and he has served as an advisor to the last three sitting U.S. presidents. He is responsible for financial literacy becoming the policy of the U.S. federal government. In January 2016, Bryant became the only private American citizen to inspire the renaming of a building on the White House campus, when the U.S. Treasury Annex Building was renamed the Freedman’s Bank Building. The Freedman’s Bank legacy is the basis of the narrative for the important work of Operation HOPE—to help all people become fully integrated into our nation’s economy.
Bryant is a founding member of Clinton Global Initiative, a LinkedIn Influencer, contributor to Huffington Post and Black Enterprise, and a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network. His Facebook Live “Silver Rights” series has received millions of views, and serves as an engaging platform to foster essential discussion in the digital space around financial inclusion and social uplift.
He has received hundreds of awards and citations for his work, including Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life Award and the John Sherman Award for Excellence in Financial Education by the U.S. Treasury. Mr. Bryant is also the author of bestsellers How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class (Barrett-Koehler), and LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass).
VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS
Jackie Williams is the Vice President of Operations for The Promise Homes Company. Her primary responsibility is focused on communicating and facilitating relationships with the company’s debt and equity stakeholders. She is a key member of the investment process analyzing acquisition opportunities and overall portfolio performance. Prior to Promise Homes, Williams worked at a full-service investment bank focused on the real estate and financial services sector. She spent most of her 5+ years at the investment bank in equity research working directly with Senior Analysts to build out coverage and perform fundamental analysis on companies within the financial services and real estate sectors. Williams received her BS in Finance from Fairfield University.
Megan McNulty, CFA
VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTMENTS
Megan McNulty is the Vice President of Investments for The Promise Homes Company where she is an integral member of the investment process analyzing potential acquisition opportunities along with underlying market trends. Prior to Promise Homes, McNulty was a Portfolio Manager at Merrill Lynch where she oversaw portfolios of real estate, fixed income, equities and derivatives. Prior to Merrill Lynch, McNulty worked in equity research where she primarily focused on performing fundamental analysis on the real estate sector covering REITS, real estate operating companies, and home builders. McNulty is a former student athlete from the University of Virginia where she was a captain of the D1 Women’s Lacrosse team and received her B.A. in Economics. Additionally, she has received the CFA designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Washington, D.C.
Michael Chiert, CPA
VICE PRESIDENT, ACCOUNTING
Michael Chiert is joining The Promise Homes Company as Vice President of Accounting. In this role, he will be responsible for all accounting and reporting for the company and will drive the implementation and monitoring of internal controls, risk management, and treasury functions. At Promise Homes, Michael will draw on his 14 years of real estate experience and his track record of helping firms transition into institutional quality companies.
Before joining Promise Homes, Michael worked as the Director of Finance for Cofinance Inc., a French real estate firm, where he helped oversee the $500 million US real estate portfolio, while restructuring operations from its property management business to focus on growing its higher margin asset management division. Michael managed the outsourcing of all property management and developed internal controls over these operations. He also led the development of a new programmatic JV platform created to raise capital from high net worth European investors seeking to acquire real estate in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
Demetrius Myatt is the Resident Engagement Manager for The Promise Homes Company. He plays an active role cultivating the relationship between Operation Hope, The Promise Homes Company and our residents. Prior to Promise Homes, Myatt served as a project manager for Operation HOPE. Prior to Operation HOPE, Myatt served as Chief of Staff for the late Atlanta Councilman, Ivory Lee Young. Myatt attended Oglethorpe University and Concordia College on an academic and choral scholarship.
Quardarius Huntley is the inhouse Handyman for The Promise Homes Company. Quardarius works on numerous jobsites and his responsibilities include a wide range of repair and maintenance tasks across the company’s portfolio in the greater Atlanta, GA area. He started his journey to becoming a handyman/carpenter in 2006 at the age of 17 when he entered a trade school for home building. After graduating, he started working as a manufactured home repair tech where he pushed himself to have knowledge in every trade possible.