John W. Stephanus : President And CEO

As the son of the founding family of Epic Asset Management, John had the opportunity to learn the Real Estate business first hand. In 1976, while getting a degree in Economics at the University of Washington, John bought a 30 unit apartment building and restored it while completing his schooling. Following this, he personally restored several small multi-unit apartment complexes and turned them into business successes. John steadily grew the business into a successful fee management operation and took over running the family portfolio of properties in 1981. In 1984, John strategically diversified his holdings into several property service companies which became business successes, and which have served to strengthen the company’s core property management business. In addition to being a driven and successful real estate professional, John’s special talents are in the identification and valuation of properties, and subsequent purchase negotiations. John serves as a frequent and popular guest speaker at the annual Multi-Family Trends Conference and Trade Show at the Washington State Convention Center. For the last three years, John has tutored University of Washington Economics Majors through the UW’s mentorship program.

Andrew Hermer : Executive Vice President

Andrew grew up in the Seattle area, residing for the most part in the city of Edmonds. Andrew joined Epic Asset Management in 2014 with an extensive background in multifamily property management. He began his real estate career after working in securities investments and construction sales. Andrew started in multi-family as a Portfolio Manager with HSC Real Estate in Southern California and then in Seattle. He continued on to BRE in Seattle, Portland and the Bay Area as a Regional Manager, then to Carmel Partners as Vice President of Residential Services. He was then at Arcadia Management Services Co. for nine years as the Director of Property Management. With his combined knowledge and work experience, he has developed a refined understanding of what goes into building and maintaining a premium multi-family brand. Andrew has driven the marketing presence, financial results and capital campaigns on the Epic owned assets. He launched the Epic Management Services division in 2016 to offer fee management services and is active in the ongoing development of new assets for the Epic owned portfolio.

Larry Brose : Vice President of Development

As Vice President of Development at Epic Asset, Larry Brose brings an established career in real estate with a measurable track record in land development and real estate brokerage. His experience includes administering the forward planning, design, community and governmental relations, agency entitlements, construction permits and construction administration for various land development projects in Washington, California and abroad. With over 30-years of experience, development successes include the entitlement, marketing and sales of various projects throughout southern California including golf course communities, urban infill residential, mixed-use commercial and residential communities and commercial retail centers. Larry has served on the Board of Directors of various non-profit organizations including the Alzheimer’s Family Center, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts Corporate Council and the Huntington Youth Shelter. Larry earned a Master’s degree in landscape architecture/regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and is a licensed Landscape Architect and Real Estate Broker in the state of California.

Michael Hogue: Regional Manager

Michael began his property management career in Phoenix, AZ in 1983 after attending Brigham Young and Arizona State University with a major in Business Management. Michael held several different property level positions while working for Balcor Property Management. In 1985, he went to work for Picerne Real Estate Group as a Junior Regional Manager. Over the next 5 years, he managed a diverse range of property investments and rose to the position of Vice President. Eventually, he took a position with Harsch Investments, LLC working out of the Phoenix regional office. An opening was created in the Seattle regional office and he chose to transfer to the Pacific Northwest. Later, he joined ConAm Management where he spent more than 12 years working with a variety of third party investment owners. An ideal opportunity presented itself for him to join Epic Asset Management in July 2016. Michael recently obtained his Washington Managing Broker’s license and will act as the Designated Broker for Epic as they enter into third party fee management.

Tim O'Leary: Corporate Controller

Tim is a West Coast native with over 27 strong years of real estate accounting and finance experience. He has a business degree and emphasis in Accounting from California State University, Long Beach and received his CPA certification from the state of California. After 7 years working in a CPA firm in California, he has spent the past 20 years of his career working throughout Washington, Oregon and California for both public and privately held real estate companies. He has contributed his knowledge of real estate asset management and operations, development / construction, strategic planning, financial reporting, strong communication skills and much more to the success of these companies. Epic Asset Management is thrilled to utilize his strong skill-set towards their portfolio of properties encompassing the Greater Puget Sound Region.

Merrill Kelley: Regional Manager

Merrill brings over 25 years of experience to managing real estate to Epic Asset Management. She was an Asset Manager for a local NW firm who eventually took the company public with one of the first IPO’s for a REIT in the NW. Merrill stayed with the REIT as a VP through 2 mergers and acquisitions with 114 communities operating in 8 states. During that time she opened 20 plus new communities, facilitated the implementation of new technology platforms and capital initiatives. She eventually returned to local management with an emphasis on new construction, repositioning and renovations. Merrill’s focus with Epic Asset Management is utilizing her facilitation and implementation capacities for the new platforms we continue to deploy. Her efforts support the marketing and branding endeavors while directly managing a large portfolio. Merrill continues to focus on building the best teams to maximize asset performance. Merrill is a CPM candidate.

Chelsey Hanson-Reeb: Executive Assistant

As the Executive Assistant, Chelsey works on the continuous structural improvement of Epic’s brand presence and market position as well as coordinates corporate events and internal flow. Chelsey grew up in Vancouver, WA, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University-Pullman, and came to Epic with three years of Property Management expertise as well as experience in the Hospitality Management industry. Chelsey spearheads Corporate Event Planning, Fee Management Proposal writing, Vendor Management and many more vital workflows that complement Epic’s everyday objectives.

John W. Stephanus : President And CEO

As the son of the founding family of Epic Asset Management, John had the opportunity to learn the Real Estate business first hand. In 1976, while getting a degree in Economics at the University of Washington, John bought a 30 unit apartment building and restored it while completing his schooling. Following this, he personally restored several small multi-unit apartment complexes and turned them into business successes. John steadily grew the business into a successful fee management operation and took over running the family portfolio of properties in 1981. In 1984, John strategically diversified his holdings into several property service companies which became business successes, and which have served to strengthen the company’s core property management business. In addition to being a driven and successful real estate professional, John’s special talents are in the identification and valuation of properties, and subsequent purchase negotiations. John serves as a frequent and popular guest speaker at the annual Multi-Family Trends Conference and Trade Show at the Washington State Convention Center. For the last three years, John has tutored University of Washington Economics Majors through the UW’s mentorship program.

Andrew Hermer : Executive Vice President

Andrew grew up in the Seattle area, residing for the most part in the city of Edmonds, until leaving to pursue his collegiate endeavors in Virginia. Recently arriving back to the wonderful city of Seattle, Andrew has joined Epic Asset Management with an extensive background in multifamily property management. He began his career with HSC Real Estate in Southern California and Seattle. He continued on to BRE in Seattle, Portland and the Bay Area, then to Carmel Partners as Vice President of Residential Services. He then fulfilled an eight year tenure at Arcadia Management Services Co. as the Director of Property Management. With his combined work experience he has developed a refined understanding of what goes into building and maintaining a premium multifamily brand. Andrew is anticipating incorporating his experience and passion into Epic’s core values and company mission.

Michael Hogue: Regional Manager

Michael began his property management career in Phoenix, AZ in 1983 after attending Brigham Young and Arizona State University with a major in Business Management. Michael held several different property level positions while working for Balcor Property Management. In 1985, he went to work for Picerne Real Estate Group as a Junior Regional Manager. Over the next 5 years, he managed a diverse range of property investments and rose to the position of Vice President. Eventually, he took a position with Harsch Investments, LLC working out of the Phoenix regional office. An opening was created in the Seattle regional office and he chose to transfer to the Pacific Northwest. Later, he joined ConAm Management where he spent more than 12 years working with a variety of third party investment owners. An ideal opportunity presented itself for him to join Epic Asset Management in July 2016. Michael recently obtained his Washington Managing Broker’s license and will act as the Designated Broker for Epic as they enter into third party fee management.

Tim O'Leary: Corporate Controller

Tim is a West Coast native with over 27 strong years of real estate accounting and finance experience. He has a business degree and emphasis in Accounting from California State University, Long Beach and received his CPA certification from the state of California. After 7 years working in a CPA firm in California, he has spent the past 20 years of his career working throughout Washington, Oregon and California for both public and privately held real estate companies. He has contributed his knowledge of real estate asset management and operations, development / construction, strategic planning, financial reporting, strong communication skills and much more to the success of these companies. Epic Asset Management is thrilled to utilize his strong skill-set towards their portfolio of properties encompassing the Greater Puget Sound Region