Laura Russ

Vice President of Asset Management and Development

Address:
470 West 78th Street, Suite 260 Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone:
952-906-7206
Email:
LRuss@thiestalle.com

Laura oversees asset management functions and pursues new development projects that provide catalyst, in-fill housing.  In her asset management role, Laura monitors investor services and owner objectives including refinances, dispositions, and affordable housing program changes. In her development role, Laura initiates niche housing development opportunities while revitalizing the existing housing portfolio.  Laura also directs philanthropic activities including partnerships with social service providers to open housing to more diverse residents. .

Laura has had operational and consulting roles in housing policy, property operations, and asset management throughout her career. She has worked in both property and corporate roles at Thies and Talle; led the business process group at the nation’s largest affordable housing manager, Winn Management; and consulted with public and nonprofit housing organizations at Abt Associates and Viva Consulting in Boston. 

Laura has a B.A. from the University of Chicago and a Master's Degree from M.I.T. in Housing and Economic Policy.