Michelle Clark serves as Senior Vice President of Operations for Gateway Management Company, based in Birmingham, Alabama where she is responsible for all facets of management and operations. She has oversight responsibility over 175 communities, with new development properties currently in the pipeline including property acquisitions and new construction. She leads a team of Regional Vice Presidents and Property Managers in the Eastern United States with the largest concentration of properties in the Southeast.
During her more than 22 years in the multifamily industry, Michelle has served in various executive level operational roles and has established herself as a respected business leader. Prior to joining Gateway Management, Michelle held multiple senior leadership roles with industry recognized companies with a concentration in owner operated conventional housing in the Southeastern United States. Regional portfolios have included properties in eight states, specializing in acquisition, disposition, new construction lease-up and value-add redevelopment.
Most recently, Michelle held the position of National Training & Marketing Director for another large company located in Birmingham, Alabama. Serving in different leadership roles and areas of concentration allowed her to develop a unique skill set in multiple disciplines. Michelle thinks strategically, analytically, and creatively and uses that knowledge to drive results.
Education and Affiliations
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham and she also holds a Onesite Trainer Certification. She is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders, National Apartment Association and has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors for the Greater Birmingham Apartment Association. She was awarded Regional Manager of the Year by the association and regularly attends national and local industry education conferences to keep up with emerging trends and industry best practices.