Property Management and Operations Leadership

Our leadership team oversees each of our apartment communities, ensuring every resident receives an exceptional living experience.

Erin Fransen

Chief Operating Officer

Erin is responsible for leading, managing and integrating all major functions of property management operations. She oversees the Human Resources, Finance, Operations and Marketing departments. In addition, Erin manages asset and insurance needs throughout the portfolio. She has also held roles within the regional management and investor relations groups and is a member of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association Board of Directors, Emerging Leaders Committee and liaison to the Careers Task Force. Erin is a graduate of Boston College with degrees in Finance and Hispanic Studies.

Mary Kahl

Senior Vice President of Property Management

Mary joined Timberland Partners in 2009, bringing more than 30 years of experience in multifamily and commercial property management. Her experience includes management of new construction, market rate and tax credit communities. She holds an Associate Degree in marketing from Dakota County AVTI and obtained her Certificate in Affordable Housing. She is a member of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association and previously served on the board of the Greater Miami Apartment Association.

Pam Brown

Regional Vice President

Pam supports Regional and Community Managers throughout the Midwest. She brings nearly 30 years of industry experience, including extensive work in market-rate, Section 8 and tax-rate communities. She holds an Associate Degree in Accounting from Spencer School of Business.

Anika Nelson

Regional Vice President

Anika brings over 20 years of experience in multi-family, residential housing and commercial real estate management. She is a member of the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association, having served on multiple committees and as part of the Board of Directors. She holds a Minnesota Real Estate License and Broker’s License. Anika pursued a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas in Business Administration and completed coursework through the University of Minnesota.

Amy Black

Regional Vice President

Amy Black serves as Regional Vice President of the Southeast region. Amy is based in the greater Nashville area, where she has worked in a leadership role for the past eight years with Steadfast, a private REIT. She is a 24 year veteran of multifamily housing. Prior to her time with Steadfast, Amy worked across the country managing portfolios and completing new lease-up in many of the same markets Timberland operates in today.