Mari Tustin, Senior Vice President

Ms. Tustin has been with the John Stewart Company since 1980, serving as Vice President of the San Francisco office from 1983 to 1993. In 1993 she relocated to Santa Cruz to open and manage a new JSCo regional office serving the South Bay and Central Coast counties. In this capacity she oversees the management and marketing of a diverse portfolio of over 80 properties including financial analysis and planning, regulatory compliance, client communications and rehabilitation implementation ranging in scope from $250K to $3M. Included in the management portfolio are all major housing programs at the Federal, State and local levels, encompassing senior, family, cooperative, rental, condominium, mobile home park, and PUD’s in both affordable and market rate ventures, as well as retail, commercial, mixed-use facilities and homeowner association. Her expertise includes cooperative housing and difficult management turn-arounds, with one prior property receiving a United Nations Special Recognition award for public/private partnership in affordable housing.

Ms. Tustin has been an invited guest speaker for various organizational and educational institutions. Before joining the Company, Ms. Tustin directed management of affordable housing for a firm in Southern California, pioneering in utility conversions and financial workouts for HUD distressed properties.

Both a California Real Estate Broker and a Certified Property Manager (IREM), Ms. Tustin has been a member of the Northern California/Nevada and the National Associations of Housing Management Agents for thirty years, having served as President of the former for two years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with post graduate work in Business Administration. She has served in several capacities for the City of Santa Cruz, including Chair of the City’s Planning Commission and member of the West Cliff Drive Task Force.