James M. Chadwick, Owner
After graduating from Duke University and Duke Law School in 1980, Jim returned to St. Petersburg, where he joined the family business, becoming its President in 1989. In addition to his tenure as President of Carteret, for over 25 years Jim was a principal of RGR, Inc., a housing consultant firm that worked with nonprofit organizations to develop and construct more than 60 affordable housing communities for low-income households financed through HUD. From 1996 to 2008 he was actively involved with a business partner in the design, development and management of multi-family and single-family residential communities in large urban markets. Jim’s professional experience, along with his legal training, brings unique skills to the Carteret management team.
Laurel Macdonald, COS, CPM®, President and Senior Regional Property Manager
A graduate of Duke University, Laurel has been working for the company since September 2009, learning the management business from the ground up. She supervises daily operations of the Carteret portfolio of communities, interpreting and implementing management procedures and enforcing strict compliance with all regulatory requirements. She assists in budget preparation, contract negotiations, and the monitoring of on-site operations. Laurel is a Certified Property Manager® through the Institute of Real Estate Management® (IREM®), serving on the local IREM chapter’s Board, and has established Carteret as an Accredited Management Organization (AMO®) through IREM®. Laurel holds a Credential for Green Property Management from the National Apartment Association Education Institute and the National Affordable Housing Management Association, as well as having earned several affordable housing designations (HCCP from NAHB; COS and TCS from NCHM).
Karen McDonald, Controller
A graduate of British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, Canada, Karen joined the Carteret team in 2001. She holds a CGA license, the Canadian equivalent of the CPA license. Karen coordinates & maintains financial support services, including accounting and management of financial reporting, budgeting and asset management for all Carteret properties.
Robyn Stockdale, COS, HCCP, Regional Property Manager (East Coast)
Robyn has been a part of the Carteret team for over five years, and she assumes primary oversight of Carteret’s East Coast properties. Her nearly 20 years of property management experience make her well-equipped to handle regional manager responsibilities for the sites under her direct supervision.
Teresa Lake, COS, C3P, HCCP, Regional Property Manager
Teresa joined Carteret Management in 2017 with over 25 years of multi-site experience, serving Affordable, Market-Rate and HOA Communities. Teresa’s primary responsibilities include operational reviews of both the physical asset and financial performance of each property. She supports the on-site management staff to ensure that each site complies with its individual regulatory agreements. Throughout her career, Teresa has successfully taken on the challenges of lease-ups, occupied renovation projects, and distressed asset turn-arounds.
Amy Podorski, COS, C3P, HCCP, Regional Property Manager
Amy joined the Carteret team in 2018. She has worked for more than 12 years in both market-rate and affordable housing, with experience in lease-ups and major renovation projects. She is a positive, high-energy liaison between management and residents. In 2015, she received the Property Manager of the Year Award from the St. Louis Apartment Association.
Shernice Bridges, COS, District Manager
Shernice joined the Carteret Management Team in 2015 as a property manager and was promoted to the District Manager role in 2018. Shernice brings 15+ years of experience in Market-Rate and Affordable properties. Shernice has taken on the challenges of occupied major renovation projects, along with assisting in new construction lease-ups. Shernice is passionate, motivated and team-oriented with excellent leadership skills.
Fred Arocha, Regional Maintenance Coordinator
Fred joined Carteret in 2012. With more than 22 years of construction and maintenance experience, Fred is responsible for overseeing the maintenance program for all projects in Carteret’s portfolio, including training janitorial and maintenance staff on operational, safety and emergency policies; inspecting sites periodically for adherence to company maintenance and safety standards; training and assisting Property Managers and maintenance staff in REAC inspection preparation; overseeing vendor contracts; and recommending and implementing capital improvements where appropriate, including the preparation of job specifications, coordination of the bid process, and monitoring of work progress to ensure efficient and through completion of the project.