Hughes Private Capital has grown a lot in the past couple of years, and like I always say, I work with a bunch of rockstars.  One team especially does so much to keep our investments in great shape, and that’s the Acquisitions teamHeaded by Sherri Overstreet, this team works hard to acquire new properties for our funds.  We set ambitious monthly goals here, and they regularly knock them out of the park—even when dealing with an uncertain market.  This team is based around the country, and they work closely with our other departments, including Property Management, to ensure that the homes we acquire are top-notch for both our residents and our investors.  I asked them each a few questions so you could get to know them. Enjoy!
— Greg

Sherri Overstreet

District Acquisition Manager — Reno, Nevada

“Gaga and Bun,” a.k.a Sherri and her granddaughter, pictured here on Halloween.

Sherri serves the team as the District Acquisition Manager and is based in Reno.  About her role, she says, “I love being able to help guide my team in different ways to meet the challenges that we have monthly in obtaining our Acquisition goals.”

What is one piece of advice you’d give your younger self?

I would tell my younger self, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.  (By the way, it’s all small stuff at the end of the day.)”

What book do you gift often and why?

I often gift copies of the Bible to friends.  It has always helped me through rough times, so why not?

What movie do you think everyone should see?

I have two favorite movies: Diary of A Mad Black Woman and The Shack.

 

 

Amanda Ellis

Area Manager — Cleveland, Ohio

Amanda and her family at the annual Great Reno Balloon Race.

Amanda is based in Reno but leads her peers at our office in Cleveland, Ohio.  When asked what she loves most about her role, she said, “Flipping the neighborhood! I love being able to buy homes that will make a real impact on the people who live there.  I love to go after whole sections of a town and raise the quality of the whole neighborhood as we rehab homes in the area, while also maintaining an affordable rent for a great home!”

What is one piece of advice you’d give your younger self?

If your intentions are good, GO FOR IT!  Stop second-guessing and take the leap.

What book do you gift often and why?

I’m a huge fantasy/sci-fi fan, and I love some epic series.  My most recommended is Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series, which has a total of 17 books. Even with so many books in the series, I was still sad when it was over.

What movie do you think everyone should see?

Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  It is my favorite movie to quote, and I have shirts and mugs with movie quotes on them, too.  It’s just so funny, and I watch it over and over.

Sonya Callans

Station Area Manager — Cleveland, Ohio

One of Sonya’s hobbies is horseback riding.

Sonya is based in “The Land,” a.k.a Cleveland, Ohio, where she serves as a Station Area Manager. She loves the “building relationships” aspect of her role the most.

What is one piece of advice you’d give your younger self?

Know your worth!

What book do you gift often and why?

Queenology by R.C. Blakes, Jr.  It is for the woman who is ready to fix her crown, take her throne, and expand her empire; royalty is her destiny!

What movie do you think everyone should see?

Greater on Netflix.

 

 

Mark Kidman

Station Area Manager — Toledo, Ohio

Mark is pictured here with his family.

Mark is a Station Area Manager located in Toledo, Ohio.  “The people I work with” are the highlight of his role, he says.

What is one piece of advice you’d give your younger self?

Focus now and have fun later.

What book do you gift often and why?

Now it is Servant Leadership in Action (edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell).  (Greg’s note: this is a book everyone in our company is reading, and we’re learning so much from it!)

What movie do you think everyone should see?

What About Bob.

 

Danielle Means

Station Area Manager — St. Louis (soon, Alabama)

Danielle is pictured here with her daughter.

Danielle is making a move from St. Louis to Alabama, where she will continue working as a Station Area Manager. She gets a rush from “the excitement of closing deals. Every day is a new day!”

What is one piece of advice you’d give your younger self?

Stay the course.

What book do you gift often and why?

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.  Many times, people are standing in their own way when it comes to being successful.  This book is a great tool.

What movie do you think everyone should see?

The Harder They Fall.

 

Stephanie Nichols

Acquisition Manager for St. Louis and Illinois area

Stephanie is pictured here with her family during a camping trip.

Stephanie, located at our Reno office, does the vital role of researching and purchasing homes for our funds.  She loves research and “looking at pictures of lots and lots of houses.”

What is one piece of advice you’d give your younger self?

I would tell my younger self to relax and not worry so much.  Enjoy the little things!

What book do you gift often and why?

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss.  Everything you need to know is in there!

What movie do you think everyone should see?

It’s a Wonderful Life.

 

 

Brittney Bell

Area Manager — Toledo, Ohio

Brittney has fun delving into real estate for her role.

Brittney is also based in Reno, and serves as the Area Manager for Toledo, Ohio.  Brittney enjoys the responsibility that comes with her role.

What is one piece of advice you’d give your younger self?

Get into real estate sooner!

What book do you gift often and why?

A Child Called “It” (by Dave Pelzer).  It is an eye-opener to how resilient children are, and you never know what people are going through and hiding.

What movie do you think everyone should see?

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.