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Our Leadership

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Reuven Oded

Managing Partner

Reuven Oded was born and raised in the port city of Haifa, Israel. He served in the military for four years as a lieutenant within an elite paratrooper reconnaissance squadron. Reuven came to Montreal...

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Carol McAllister, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Carol McAllister brings over 25 years of finance leadership experience with a diverse background from public accounting, insurance, technology, investments, manufacturing, and financial services...

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Samantha Watkinson

Senior Financial Analyst

Samantha Watkinson brings over 10 years of financial analysis, financial modeling, underwriting and accounting experience within the hotel, non-profit and retail industry...

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James Casseus

Director of Operations

James Casseus is a native Floridian and studied psychology at the University of Florida A&M. After 10 years of working in property management, he decided to join Blue Magma residential in 2018 as the...

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Caroline Whitmire

Director of Oversight & Operational Compliance

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Lily Bar-On

Director, Acquisitions

Lily Bar-On brings a decade of international experience as a negotiation and business strategist for governments in South America and the World Bank in housing and infrastructure programs...

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Marshall Bridges

Regional Director of Maintenance GA

Marshall Bridges is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and he began his career in property management over 27 years ago as a maintenance technician. Marshall holds several maintenance certifications which...

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Tara Martin

Director of Training

Tara Martin began her career in the property management industry over 10 years ago in Tallahassee, Florida while obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree at Florida A&M University. After she worked in several...

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Elizabeth Concepcion

Financial Reporting Manager

Elizabeth Concepcion brings over 25 years of extensive accounting and treasury management experience in various capacities, from senior accountant to assistant controller. Prior to joining...

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Shana Marcelin

Financial Controller

Shana Marcelin was born in New Orleans, LA and recently relocated to the Tampa, FL area. She graduated from Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge. Number 1 in her class at...

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Reuven Oded

Managing Partner

Reuven Oded was born and raised in the port city of Haifa, Israel. He served in the military for four years as a lieutenant within an elite paratrooper reconnaissance squadron.

Reuven came to Montreal Canada, with a few hundred dollars in his pocket, as a student of Economics and then got his MBA degree from Concordia University as a finance major. Reuven then worked with Canpro Investments (its founder was listed in the Forbes 400) considered one of the larger mall & office development companies in Canada. There Reuven rose to become the COO of the firm. In the 1990's Reuven became the CEO of a Los Angeles based development company specializing in multifamily, condo & retail construction and investments. In early 2000 Reuven co-founded his own multifamily investment and management company, Blue Rock Partners, which later morphed into today's Blue Magma Residential. Over the past two decades Reuven, his partners, and his team acquired, renovated, redeveloped, financed, leased and managed in excess of 22,000 apartment units with total acquisitions in excess of $1.8 B

Reuven's main passion is fatherhood to two special sons, followed by a passion for making a positive impact on his surroundings, spreading positive energy and not least of which, his strong care for the business, his residents and for Blue Magma's team members.

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Carol McAllister, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Carol McAllister brings over 25 years of finance leadership experience with a diverse background from public accounting, insurance, technology, investments, manufacturing, and financial services industries. She is a strategic leader with hands-on knowledge in establishing financial controls and managing Accounting/HR/Compliance functions from start-up and private equity-backed ventures to the consolidation of multinational operations. She is particularly adept at streamlining processes, reorganizing, and motivating staff. Carol is a graduate of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Carol has been a resident of the Tampa Bay Area for 20 years. She loves Florida and will not live anywhere else. She believes in being a contributing member of her community. She has served as Treasurer of the Hillsborough County Council of PTA/PTSAs for 3 years. She has been very involved with the Toys For Tots program as a distribution site coordinator for 6 years and will continue to support it for as long as they need her.

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Samantha Watkinson

Senior Financial Analyst

Samantha Watkinson brings over 10 years of financial analysis, financial modeling, underwriting and accounting experience within the hotel, non-profit and retail industry. She joined the Blue Magma team as the Senior Financial Analyst, responsible for the financial underwriting and modeling of multifamily opportunities. Samantha is a graduate of the University of South Florida holding a bachelor’s degree in Finance and was a recipient of the Most Outstanding Senior in Finance Award. Samantha is a long time Floridian. She enjoys staying active, being out on the water and spending time with friends, family and her adored pooch, Koda.

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James Casseus

Director of Operations

James Casseus is a native Floridian and studied psychology at the University of Florida A&M. After 10 years of working in property management, he decided to join Blue Magma residential in 2018 as the manager of the Park at Palatine in Atlanta, GA driven by his passion for working with affordable communities. He has worked with various types of housing programs, including conventional, low-income tax credit and project-based communities. James was promoted to Regional Manager in September 2018 and oversees communities in College Park Ga, Stone Mountain Ga, Union City GA, and Covington GA.

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Caroline Whitmire

Director of Oversight & Operational Compliance

Bio Coming Soon...

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Lily Bar-On

Director, Acquisitions

Lily Bar-On brings a decade of international experience as a negotiation and business strategist for governments in South America and the World Bank in housing and infrastructure programs. She also participated in the creation of affordable housing and urbanization initiatives in the Caribbean. Ms. Bar-On has vast experience working with international private equity funds. Before officially joining our team as the Director of Acquisition, she managed and renovated various real estate holdings in South Florida and worked in partnership with Blue Magma on numerous multifamily transactions as an underwriter and acquisitions analyst. Lily holds a Juris Doctor degree from Saint Mary University and an MBA in Finance from Webster University.

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Marshall Bridges

Regional Director of Maintenance GA

Marshall Bridges is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and he began his career in property management over 27 years ago as a maintenance technician. Marshall holds several maintenance certifications which have earned him many supervisory positions. In 2015, Marshall joined Blue Magma Residential as a maintenance supervisor at The Park at Edinburgh. Over time Marshall’s dedication to Blue Magma shined earning him his current role as Director of Maintenance.

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Tara Martin

Director of Training

Tara Martin began her career in the property management industry over 10 years ago in Tallahassee, Florida while obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree at Florida A&M University. After she worked in several states, Tara developed a passion and knowledge for the multifamily industry. In 2016, Tara joined Blue Magma Residential as a leasing professional in Union City, Georgia at The Park at Morella. Through the years, Tara has climbed the ladder and held several positions including leasing manager, property manager, training assistant, and assistant regional manager. Tara now serves Blue Magma Residential as the Training Director.

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Elizabeth Concepcion

Financial Reporting Manager

Elizabeth Concepcion brings over 25 years of extensive accounting and treasury management experience in various capacities, from senior accountant to assistant controller. Prior to joining the Blue Magma family, she served in the industries of high-tech manufacturing, government contracting, construction development and restaurant & hospitality. Liz is a graduate of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and has been a resident of the Tampa Bay Area for 20 years. She enjoys rock concerts, dancing and spending time with her grandchildren. A true asset to our organization, Liz currently acts as our Financial Reporting Manager.

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Shana Marcelin

Financial Controller

Shana Marcelin was born in New Orleans, LA and recently relocated to the Tampa, FL area. She graduated from Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge. Number 1 in her class at College of Business with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting from University of Phoenix Online. Working in various industries in For Profit, Non-Profit, & State Accounting firms she comes to Blue Magma with over 20 years of accounting experience from Staff Accountant to CFO.