Leadership

We started Portico in 2011 with a simple premise in mind: A management company can either be big or great. It can't be both. We believe that you start a great company with a single, key ingredient: Talent. You must have a single, unwavering commitment to attracting and keeping top talent.

Darren WilliamsDarren Williams

President

Darren began his career in the multi-family industry as a lowly resident assistant at Arizona State University. There he learned important leadership lessons like how to win friends and influence people while pouring their beer down the sink.

In 2007 he joined Verde Apartment Communities as the Vice President of Operations where he created an institutional level management company and brought 5,000 units in house overseeing 13 lease-ups and one acquisition. Prior to Verde he was Regional Director for Firstworthing Companies (now Inland American Communities) and oversaw properties in California, Arizona, Colorado and Texas. Mr. Williams holds a BS in Political Science from Arizona State University and received his MBA from ASU as well.

During his career Mr. Williams has helped to acquire, build and manage over Two Billion dollars in Multi-Family real estate. His passion remains focused on building the very best teams. Today, Portico manages approximately 10000 units across 40 properties, with focused expansion in the metropolitan areas of Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Denver and the greater Southwest.


Robyn KillionsRobyn Killion

Vice President of Operations - Support Services

Robyn joined the property management industry in 2007 and has served in various roles both on-site and at the corporate level since then. As Vice President of Operations - Support Services, Robyn focuses on all property operations including process implementation, management transitions, support services, software, and training. Ms. Killion served 3 ½ years with Verde Apartment Communities in multiple roles, including Community Manager, Regional Resource Manager, and brief stint as Director of Training. Robyn specializes in identifying and correcting the weaknesses on troubled properties and process implementation. She has a true passion for building and growing exceptional on-site teams.

Prior to joining Portico, Robyn served as a Regional Portfolio Manager for Wood Residential Services, the in-house management company for Wood Partners. With WRS, Robyn oversaw 4 stabilized properties in the Houston and San Antonio markets, as well as, 4 development/pre-lease up properties in Houston and Denver. Robyn has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Houston.


Clint Thomas Clint Thomas

Regional Vice President

Clint has served in the property management industry since 1985 managing Class A+, A, B, C, rehabs, brand new construction, lease ups, trouble shoot property & portfolio "turn arounds", 55+ and 62+ Senior communities, garden style, hi rise, quad, scattered sites, Tax Credit and affordable properties. His properties have included Fee and Owner management throughout Texas markets such as Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, El Paso, Amarillo, and national markets such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Las Vegas, Kansas City, St. Louis, New Mexico, South Carolina, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Since 1985 Clint has supervised over 50,000 units in total with several great companies in a variety of positions - (Principal, Regional Vice President, Regional Manager, Regional Trainer & Marketing, District Manager and Property Manager).

Mr. Thomas has a Bachelor of Science in Management and Business Administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and is a Certified Occupancy Specialists. Mr. Thomas is committed to the hiring and retaining of the best talent, recognizing our business is to serve our owners, meet their goals, provide excellent service for our residents, develop and support our Portico team members, faithfully. As Principal at Portico he is charged with ensuring that we treat each property as if it were our own.


Julie Agne-HighsmithJulie Agne-Highsmith

Regional Vice President

Julie currently serves as a Regional Vice President for Portico Property Management, overseeing three Texas markets. Assets include new construction and renovations. Prior to joining Portico, Mrs. Agne-Highsmith served as a Regional Manager for Embrey Management Services specializing in management of Class A assets and new construction. Before joining EMS in July 2011, she was a Regional Director for Verde Apartment Communities in which she oversaw new construction and stabilized Class A assets in 3 major markets. From 2004-2011, Julie served as a Regional Manager at CNC Investments where she oversaw 2800 units in the San Antonio and Austin markets. Mrs. Agne-Highsmith oversaw the renovations on her portfolio as well as led due-diligence teams during her tenure. Prior to CNC Investments, Mrs. Agne-Highsmith had served as a Community Manager for several 400+ unit assets and as a Regional Trainer for Central and South Texas for EPT (now TVO). She specializes in multi-family construction, lease-ups, and team building.

Julie joined the SAAA Board of Directors in 2011 where she has chaired multiple committees including Community Relations and Education. She is now serving as the SAAA Secretary on the 2015 Executive Board of Directors. Serving our industry and community is a true passion for Julie.


Heather RichardsonHeather Richardson

Regional Vice President

Heather currently serves as a Regional Vice President for Portico Property Management overseeing the Houston market. Mrs. Richardson began her multifamily career in 2003 as a Leasing Consultant with EPT Management (currently TVO) and then served as Community Manager for them at several communities in the Lubbock, Dallas and Houston area between 2003 and 2009. Properties under her management included garden style Class A to Class C both Owner and Fee managed. Prior to joining Portico, she served as District Manager for Camden Property Trust overseeing 7 Class A and B communities in the Atlanta area including repositions totaling over 2100 units. During her tenure with Camden she also served as Community Manager at 5 Houston communities, ranging in size from 300 to 756 units which included high rise and garden style. Before joining Camden in October 2011, she was a Community Manager for Verde Apartment Communities where she oversaw a 300 unit Class A garden style community in Katy, TX.

Heather has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Texas Tech University and her passion is building and maintaining great teams.


James TraylorJames Traylor - Regional Director - Dallas, TX






Kara Morkovsky-CAMKara Morkovsky-CAM - Regional Director - San Antonio, TX / Austin, TX






Summer StoneKarla De Jesus – Regional Director – Houston, TX






Keshia JordanKeshia Jordan - Regional Director - Houston, TX






Summer StoneKyle Talmage – Regional Director – Dallas, TX






Keshia JordanPenny Sprang - Regional Director – Houston, TX






Summer StoneSummer Stone - Regional Director – San Antonio, TX / Corpus Christi, TX