SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Respected industry leader Boone Atkins brings his 20 years of industry experience to Yardi as the new Vice President of Affordable Housing and PHA Sales.
“Boone’s extensive experience within the real estate and investment management industry will enhance our PHA and Affordable team,” says Terri Dowen, Yardi Senior Vice President of Sales. “He is the right person to continue our trajectory of growth within this sector.”
Atkins is focused on continuing Yardi’s advocacy for Affordable and Public Housing real estate software, building on existing relationships and reaching out to new organizations. His past experience includes overseeing process improvements and technology integration for real estate clients at consulting firms Ernst & Young and RealFoundations. He also developed a strong property management background by driving growth and streamlining operations while holding executive positions at CompassRock Real Estate and Milestone Management. He will continue the strong commitment to technology innovation that he demonstrated in these positions.
“Yardi is a leader in the industry, and I know what we can accomplish together,” says Atkins. “I’ve spent a lot of time implementing and using real estate management technology, so I’m eager to do what I can to help keep our Yardi PHA and Affordable clients at the leading edge of the market.”
Atkins replaces outgoing Vice President Mark Livanec, who has been with Yardi for more than 16 years. Livanec will continue with Yardi in a consulting capacity. He will also remain active in the industry, serving as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the NAHMA Educational Foundation. Livanec and Atkins will work together on this transition during the final weeks of December.
Now in its fourth decade, Yardi® is committed to the design, development and support of software for real estate investment management and property management. With the Yardi Multifamily Suite™, Yardi Commercial Suite™, Yardi Investment Suite™ and Yardi Orion™ Business Intelligence, the Yardi Voyager® platform is a complete real estate management solution. It includes operations, accounting and ancillary processes and services with portfolio-wide business intelligence and platform-wide mobility. Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, California, and serves clients worldwide from offices in North America, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.yardi.com.