As President and Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Mullen is responsible for the acquisition, investment management and operations of the company's national portfolio. Joseph was instrumental in the formation of Madison on behalf of Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. and was named the firm's president at its inception in 2001. Prior to forming Madison, Joseph was responsible for the acquisition, investment management and operations for commercial and multifamily properties for Equus from 1988 to 2001. Previously he was an accountant with Mathieson, Aiken & Company. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a licensed real estate salesperson in Pennsylvania. Currently, he serves on the Board of Trustees at Malvern Preparatory School and is the Chairman of the Board of the National Kidney Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from DeSales University.
As Senior Vice President, Christine Murray oversees the operations and management of communities located in Pennsylvania. Christine has more than 20 years of experience in the multifamily industry. She joined Madison in 2007 as a Regional Property Manager and has a BA from Penn State University. Christine is a leader in the industry, serving as a committee chairperson for PAA-East and as a Vice President for IREM Chapter Three. She is a Certified Property Manager (CPM), and a Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS).
As Regional Property Manager, John Spaeder oversees the operations and management of communities located in Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. John has more than 6 years of experience in the multifamily industry, all within the Madison Organization. John started his career with Madison in 2013, successfully managing several communities throughout the Philadelphia region prior to joining the corporate team in 2020. Most recently, John oversaw the construction and new development of Madison’s new community, Madison Ellis Preserve. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Coastal Carolina University.
As National Operations Director, Jean Merenda is responsible for the training, compliance revenue management and marketing departments for Madison. Jean oversees onboarding as well as ongoing employee development, pricing strategy, and marketing strategy. Jean has more than 25 years of experience in the multifamily industry. She joined Madison in 2001 as a Community Director and was promoted to Compliance Coordinator in 2005 and National Operations Director in 2017. Prior to joining Madison, Jean served as a Property Manager for Bell Properties where she was responsible for overseeing communities and providing training to her region. Jean is a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) and actively participates and contributes to the Alzheimer’s Association as well as the National Kidney Foundation.
As Operations Manager, Allison Strickland oversees revenue management, provides support across the Madison portfolio and plays a vital role in new systems implementation. Allison has over 20 years' experience in the multifamily industry with over 14 years experience with Madison. Allison was a Property Manager and then a Training Coordinator prior to her role as Operations Manager.
As Training Manager, Maggie Swartz oversees the training and development of employees throughout the Madison portfolio. Maggie has more than 10 years of experience in the multifamily industry. She joined Madison in 2007 and managed several communities prior to joining the corporate team in 2011. She was an integral part of building the training department and carries out the vision of providing our employees with the knowledge they need to be successful. Maggie holds a BA from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.
As Construction Manager, Richard Garcia currently oversees all construction projects for the entire Madison portfolio. Richard has more than 20 years of experience in the multifamily industry and joined Madison in 2005 as a Regional Director of Technical Operations, promoted to Construction Manager in 2015. Richard has a career history of directing multi-million dollar projects and maximizing profitability through skilled contract negotiations, project estimation and material purchasing. Richard is the O&M Coordinator for Asbestos and Lead, he has acquired his CAMT and Maintenance Electrical License, and is certified with the EPA, Texas Association for HVAC and Maintenance Repair, and for Mold Remediation.