NexMetro Communities Expand Phoenix Office

Phoenix-headquartered NexMetro Communities, America’s builder of next-generation, leased–home neighborhoods in the Sunbelt, announces the appointment of Mary C. Tanner, CPA, as the company’s Finance Manager and Jill Long as Corporate Administrator for the growing real estate company.


Mary Tanner is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who brings more than 20 years of experience in the real estate development and property management industries. Prior to joining the NexMetro team, Tanner was the Vice President of Client Accounting Services for FirstService Residential AZ, a leader in HOA property management with over 300 properties. As Finance Manager, Tanner will be responsible for financial management and contracts administration of the company including financial reporting systems, accounting procedures, and capital management programs.


Jill Long has been involved in the real estate industry for 22 years with experience in multi-family, new home construction and commercial real estate. As Corporate Administrator, Long will be responsible for project accounting procedures and the daily management of corporate and market office functions. She will support the finance team in contracts administration and reporting as well as marketing responsibilities, such as updates to the company’s website and social media.

“These are two seasoned professionals that will increase the depth of the NexMetro team,” said Josh Hartmann, Executive Vice President. “Both Jill and Mary fill key roles that are important to our growth strategy at a critical time in our company’s development. Their shared wealth of experience brings great perspectives and I’m excited for their insights as we continue to grow the company and execute the Avilla Homes concept.”

In the Phoenix metro area, Avilla Homes neighborhoods are already open in Chandler.

In addition, construction is currently underway in Goodyear at Avilla Palm Valley where 125 homes are expected to be available for lease this spring. NexMetro also recently acquired 15 acres at the northeast corner of Warner Road and Grace Boulevard, just west of Arizona Avenue, in Chandler, Arizona, where it plans to develop the Avilla Grace Community, which will include 194 homes. Additional development in Arizona is scheduled throughout 2015 with four new neighborhoods planned in Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek. The company is also actively developing in other Sunbelt cities.

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