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Heath Darwin

Heath Darwin

Junior Vice President - Residential

Heath Darwin joined the Engel Realty family in early 2010 as he was leaving AT&T Mobility where he had been in sales for 5 years. This experience made him a perfect candidate to begin his career in leasing. He started on a 274 unit community built in 1968 that was undergoing a full interior and exterior renovation at the time. His sales experience, charisma and ability to multitask was the reason this property started to stabilize. After being cross-trained he was promoted to an assistant manager and later the on-site manager. Heath was later moved to a new construction community in 2016 in which he was the only employee and it was a full lease-up.

Not too long after this, an opportunity at our corporate office because available and he was promoted to a Portfolio Manager to assist in training new on-site employees, building renovation plans to achieve higher ROI, researching market information, and performing quarterly inspections of the communities. He also assisted with resolving residential escalations in order to provide a positive renter experience.

Today, as the JVP of Residential, his day-to-day tasks include creating plans for underperforming properties and employees, running financial models & analyzing results, configuring system integrations during acquisitions/dispositions, and communicating with owners & investors to answer any concerns and provide insight on monthly activities of the properties. In this role, Heath has valued the opportunity to meet a wealth of associates throughout our industry and assisting them in achieving their goals.

When out of the office, most of Heaths time is spent with friends, working on house projects, relaxing at the lake or participating in fundraisers with Birmingham Aids Outreach (BAO). As a Junior Board Member of BAO, Heath has helped plan and organize events and fundraisers such as Crestwood Crawl, the Smith Lake Poker Run and the Arty Party. Interests include keeping up with the latest technology trends with electronics, vehicles and smart home devices.