Woodmont Metro at Metuchen Station — Courtesy: Woodmont Properties
By Joshua Burd
Woodmont Properties has expanded its community management team with two newly announced promotions.
The Fairfield-based developer said Thursday that it has elevated Stephanie Smith to regional community manager after a little more than two years with the firm. Meantime, Woodmont has promoted Jillian Porzio to community manager at Woodmont Ridge at Upper Macungie, a role formerly held by Smith.
As regional community manager, Smith will work with Woodmont Vice President Louis Devos and Regional Community Manager John Santavicca to manage the firm’s growing portfolio and assure outstanding service to its residents, according to a news release. Her responsibilities will include overseeing daily operations at multiple Woodmont communities in New Jersey, including Woodmont Knolls, Woodmont Square, Woodmont Station, Woodmont Cove and Woodmont Metro.
“Stephanie quickly put her years of experience to work by leading a fantastic team to surpass all established goals in the leasing of the new Woodmont Ridge in Upper Macungie, (Pennsylvania),” Woodmont CEO Eric Witmondt said. “She will now play a pivotal role in fostering our growth efforts.”
Prior to joining the firm in December 2015, Smith served in regional vice president, regional community manager and community manager roles in Alabama.
Porzio joined the Woodmont Ridge team in May 2016 and has been both a leasing professional and assistant community manager, the news release said. She has worked in property management for more than a decade, with experience overseeing communities as large as 850 apartments.
“Jillian is a key team member at Woodmont Ridge and always approaches her role with vigor and enthusiasm,” said DeVos, who is Woodmont’s vice president of property management. “She spearheaded important processes and procedures which helped us successfully and seamlessly reach our goal to stabilize Woodmont Ridge.”
As community manager, her responsibilities will include day-to-day operations, team management, employee training and serving residents’ needs at Woodmont Ridge. The firm also noted that the 288-unit Lehigh Valley property has reached full occupancy, while it’s now marketing another community known as Woodmont Valley in Lower Macungie.