Who we are

P.B. Bell Story

P.B. Bell started in 1976, when Philip Bell acquired and began managing his first apartment community. Phil knew that people had a choice as to where they lived, so he worked hard to create a company that values dynamic vision, enduring legacy, genuine spirit, that honors relationships and is authentically local to its community. And, a company culture of family — a culture that still thrives today.

P.B. Bell is proud to be the premier, locally owned and operated multifamily development, management and acquisition company, headquartered in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. Now with R. Chapin Bell as CEO, P.B. Bell continues Phil’s legacy of integrity and quality.

Simply stated, P.B. Bell adds meaningful value to places that matter.

“Most people think it’s about buildings, but it’s really about people.” – Philip B. Bell.

Our Team

Philip B. Bell

Chairman

Philip B. Bell is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of P.B. Bell which has been active in the development of multifamily and commercial properties in the Arizona market since 1976. Prior to forming P.B. Bell, Phil served in executive positions with two real estate development companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He is a licensed Arizona real estate broker and a Certified Apartment Property Supervisor. Additionally, he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds both an undergraduate and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Dartmouth College. After graduating from college, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain. Phil has held the position of chairman of the Board of Directors of Johnson Bank, Arizona and is a member of the National Multihousing Council. He has served as chairman and director of the Arizona Multihousing Association, and was previously a chairman and Steering Committee member of the Arizona Multihousing Association Political Action Committee. In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors of Valley Partnership. Phil is also a past president and director of both the Dartmouth Club of Arizona and the Arizona Quarter Horse Breeding Association.

Philip B. Bell

Chairman

R. Chapin Bell

Chief Executive Officer

Chapin Bell, President of P.B. Bell, oversees all companywide personnel, accounting, financial analysis and support functions. Chapin is also responsible for overseeing all development and acquisition activities. To date, P.B. Bell has participated in the development of nearly 6,000 multifamily units and acquisitions of over 5,000 units. Prior to joining P.B. Bell in 1993, Chapin was a commercial lending officer and vice president of National City Bank, a major regional financial institution headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. He is currently an active board member of the Arizona Multihousing Association; his roles at the AMA have included chairman of the board, secretary of the board, Finance Committee chairman, Government Affairs Committee chairman, AMAPAC chairman, Education and Trade Show Committee chairman, and co-chairman of the Big Hands for Little Hearts Committee. Chapin has also worked with the Boy Scouts of America, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the United Way Agency. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for UMOM New Day Center, a transitional/emergency shelter for homeless families, and on the Board of Directors for the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council. Chapin received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.

R. Chapin Bell

Chief Executive Officer

Debbie Willis, CPM®

President & Designated Broker of Property Services

Debbie D. Willis, as President and Designated Broker for P.B. Bell, is responsible for the company’s residential property management operations. Debbie has been in the property management field since 1979 and with P.B. Bell since 1983. She administers all functions of the Property Management Division and oversees all new business and development activities. Debbie has served as the Arizona Multihousing Association State Convention and Trade Show chairperson, Education Committee chairperson and Ethics Committee chairperson. She currently serves on the Arizona Multihousing Association Board of Directors. Debbie has an Arizona broker’s license, received her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation from the Arizona Multihousing Association in 1987 and her Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designation in 1992 from the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Debbie Willis, CPM®

President & Designated Broker of Property Services

Jeff Thompson

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Thompson is CFO for P. B. Bell. Jeff is responsible for managing the financial operations, financial analysis and cash management functions for P.B. Bell. Additionally, he is responsible for raising both debt and equity capital for development and acquisitions projects. Mr. Thompson has over twenty years of experience in real estate development, debt placement and in establishing institutional and private equity partnerships. He previously worked at Harsch Investment Properties as SVP & Chief Financial Officer where he was responsible for the finance, accounting and IT departments for Harsch, a Portland, OR based multi-faceted, multi-state real estate investment company. Harsch Investment Properties owns in excess of 20 million square feet of property throughout six states in the western US. Prior to working at Harsch, Jeff was a Principal and Chief Financial Officer at Evergreen Devco, Inc., a Phoenix and Los Angeles-based company whose development projects have included commercial, multifamily, office, and single-family lot construction. Evergreen Devco, Inc., is also a preferred Walgreens development company, completing nearly 300 stores and developing more than 110 Fresh & Easy Markets in the U.S. Jeff received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and his Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.  Jeff has worked with various schools and public agencies teaching women’s and children’s self-defense, awareness and anti-bullying techniques.

Jeff Thompson

Chief Financial Officer

Michael J. Trueman

Vice President, Development

Michael J. Trueman is the Vice President of Development for P.B. Bell. He is responsible for strategic planning, market analysis, identification of development and redevelopment opportunities, land acquisition and entitlement processes. Prior to joining P.B. Bell, Michael worked as a consultant concentrating on multifamily acquisition development opportunities in Arizona, California and Nevada. Previously, he was a partner/development director for Alliance Residential where he sourced, financed and developed nearly $200 million in suburban and urban infill multifamily projects in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Michael received his Bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Michael J. Trueman

Vice President, Development

Justin Steltenpohl

Vice President, General Counsel

Justin D. Steltenpohl is the Vice President, General Counsel for P.B. Bell.  He is responsible for all legal matters involving P.B. Bell, including corporate governance matters and negotiating joint venture agreements, purchase and sale agreements and financing transactions.  Justin brings over 15 years of experience in real estate, financial services and corporate governance.  Prior to joining P.B. Bell, Justin was a partner with Squire Patton Boggs, heading the financial services group in the firm’s Phoenix office.  While with Squire Patton Boggs, Justin served as outside counsel for P.B. Bell, advising on a wide range of real estate and finance matters.  In addition to Squire Patton  Boggs, Justin also served as Vice President, Regional Counsel for Meritage Homes.  Justin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from The University of Toledo and his Juris Doctorate from The University of Toledo College of Law, where he was  valedictorian of his graduating class. In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid Ohio State Football fan.

Justin Steltenpohl

Vice President, General Counsel

Mark Willis

Controller

Mark Willis, Controller, is responsible for the company’s accounting operations.  This includes overseeing the activities and operations of the accounting department as well as maintaining an adequate system of accounting records and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results.

Mark entered the multifamily industry in 1998 working for a local apartment developer.  Prior to joining the multifamily world, Mark worked in home development and golf course development.  Mark brings passion, experience and a strong skill set to the company and holds an active CPA certification, real estate license and general contractor’s license.  Mark is a 5th generation Arizona native and enjoys traveling, camping, hunting and fishing in Arizona’s beautiful White Mountains.

Mark Willis

Controller

Jo Chiti

Human Resources Director

Jo E. Chiti, as the Human Resources Director for P.B. Bell, is responsible for all human resource operations for the company. Jo brings over 15 years of HR experience in global retail and technology companies including talent acquisition, performance management, leadership development, employee engagement and talent planning. Most recently Jo lead efforts to create a leadership and people development function for a growing technology company in Silicon Valley. Jo holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources and a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional certification. Jo received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of North Texas and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Jo Chiti

Human Resources Director

Mary Schramm

Director of Learning and Development

Mary Schramm has been with P.B. Bell since 2000. A long-time Portfolio Director, Mary took over as Training Director in 2014 to develop and manage the training program for P.B. Bell. Mary changed her career of choice from hotel accounting to property management in 1989. She began her property management career with Evans Withycombe as a leasing agent. During the next eight years, she successfully managed a number of communities, and upon Evans Withycombe’s transition into California, was promoted to California Operations Coordinator, where she assisted in due diligence, marketing and overall training of new California employees. Mary is a licensed Arizona real estate agent, a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) through the National Apartment Association and is actively involved with the Arizona Multihousing Association.

Mary Schramm

Director of Learning and Development

Thomas Scholar

Information Technology Director

Thomas Scholar joined P.B. Bell in 2002 as their Information Technology Manager.  Thomas has over 20 years of experience in the technology field and multi-housing industry and is responsible for managing, developing and implementing technology processes and systems including analysis of business requirements and reporting tools, and determines the best use of technical resources. Tom oversees the IT department tasked with purchasing, maintaining and supporting network and computer resources at the corporate office and on all residential properties managed by P.B. Bell. Tom received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University in Phoenix, Arizona.

Thomas Scholar

Information Technology Director

Danial Harms

Portfolio Director

Danial Harms joined P.B. Bell in May 2013 as a Portfolio Director. She oversees communities in a variety of markets in the Valley and is responsible for ensuring successful operations from resource management to marketing and more. Most recently, she worked for RK Properties as a regional supervisor for five years after three years of management. With RK Properties, she had portfolios in Northern California, Arizona, and Southern Florida, making her adept at learning new markets. Danial is a licensed Arizona real estate agent, and spends her free time with her husband and two children relaxing at the pool, cooking, gardening and vacationing. Danial graduated from the Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology with a degree in Commercial Photography and has been in property management since 2001.

Danial Harms

Portfolio Director

Cary Cole

Portfolio Director

Cary Cole joined P.B. Bell Asset Management in May 2014 as a Portfolio Director. She brings with her 24 years of Property Management experience from Texas. Most recently, she spent 8 years with BH Management as a Regional Manager. She currently oversees a diverse portfolio of properties throughout Metro Phoenix. Her main responsibilities are to ensure rent growth with controlled expenses, a happy home for her residents, employee wellness and the best bottom line for her clients. Cary began her career in property management in 1990 as a Leasing Consultant while attending college at The University of Texas in Austin while she studied for her accounting degree. She has extensive experience in new construction, interior/exterior upgrade programs, student housing and troubled assets. Cary is a licensed Real Estate agent for the State of Arizona and involved with the Arizona Multihousing Association. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends relaxing at the pool, 4 wheeling or camping in the mountains.

Cary Cole

Portfolio Director

Amy Campbell

Portfolio Director

Amy B. Campbell joined P.B. Bell Asset Management as a Portfolio Director in July 2014. Amy oversees a diverse portfolio of properties throughout the Phoenix metro area. She excels at creating innovative team programs, providing motivation thereby enhancing employee performance. She believes that people make the difference. Amy has a passion for property management and it shows. Amy brings over 20 years of multi-family real estate experience to the team. Prior to joining P.B. Bell, Ms. Campbell held the positions of Training Director at the Cesar Chavez Foundation and Regional Property Manager at ConAm and Greystar, managing portfolios ranging from 2,000-3,000 units. Amy is a member of the Arizona Multi-housing Association, a Certified Apartment Manager through the National Apartment Association and is a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Arizona.

Amy Campbell

Portfolio Director

Kim Hinkle, CPM®

Porfolio Director

Kim Hinkle, CPM® joined P.B. Bell in 2015 as a Portfolio Director to bring over 25 years of professional Property Management experience to the corporate team. Kim has built her esteemed career on a foundation of industry expertise with a focus on mentorship, teamwork and communication with her clients, team and peers. In 2010, Kim earned her Certified Property Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management and previously served as the Designated Broker for Barlow Nielsen Associates. Kim holds an Associated Broker license with the State of Arizona and was recently an Asset Director with MEB Management Services serving a diverse portfolio across the Valley of the Sun.

Kim Hinkle, CPM®

Porfolio Director

Matt Heintz

Development Services Director

As Director of Development Services, Matt is responsible for overseeing all multifamily apartment development, from due diligence to certificate of occupancy. This includes developing and managing development schedules, budgets and contracts as well as acting as the primary liaison between P.B. Bell, the general contractor(s) and consultants.

Matt joined P.B. Bell in 2005 as Maintenance Director. For more than 12 years, Matt was responsible for managing, training and mentoring all P.B. Bell maintenance staff, overseeing capital improvements, and assisting with due diligence and the construction of new developments. In his free time, you’ll find Matt at the baseball field watching his son pitch and play second base.

Matt Heintz

Development Services Director

Casey Hale

Maintenance Director

Casey Hale is the Maintenance Director for P.B Bell, responsible for the training and mentoring of the maintenance staff. Casey oversees the purchasing programs for the maintenance departments as well as all capital improvement projects. Casey also assists with due diligence and the construction of new developments. Casey started his career in property management in 2004 as a Maintenance Technician for P.B. Bell. In his career with P.B. Bell, he has also worked as a Roving Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Supervisor, Assistant Construction Manager and Maintenance Coordinator.

 

 

Casey Hale

Maintenance Director

Kristina Rauscher

Marketing Director

Kristina Rauscher, Marketing Director, is responsible for overseeing corporate marketing initiatives and communications as well as strategic marketing planning for the P.B. Bell portfolio. Her skills and duties include branding, creative direction, digital marketing, advertising, public relations, outreach marketing, events and promotions.

Kristina brings more than 11 years of commercial marketing experience to P.B. Bell. Kristina most recently served as Senior Marketing Director at Vestar, a commercial retail development and management company, where she developed and executed communications and marketing plans for large retail centers, including Desert Ridge Marketplace.

Kristina graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree, with an emphasis in Marketing, from Maryville University of St. Louis.

Kristina Rauscher

Marketing Director

Arian Ploszaj

Director of Business Development

Arian Ploszaj, Director of Business Development, is responsible for the acquisition of new property management contracts. This includes identifying management opportunities and building relationships with potential new clients.

Arian most recently served as marketing director at P.B. Bell, and transitioned to Director of Business Development in June 2017. Prior to P.B. Bell, Arian managed marketing and strategic relationships for Vestar and Macerich, commercial retail development and management companies. Arian also served on marketing teams at Phoenix Art Museum and Kahala Brands.

Arian graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, with concentrations in Communication and Design Studies, from Arizona State University. Arian is an avid hiker and loves spending time outdoors with her family.

Arian Ploszaj

Director of Business Development

Charlie Koznick

Acquisitions Director

Charlie Koznick, Director of Acquisitions, is responsible for sourcing and underwriting multifamily opportunities. His acquisitions activities also include market analysis, identifying new markets for expansion and assisting in the sourcing of debt and equity.

Prior to joining PB Bell, Charlie was Director of Acquisitions at MC Companies, overseeing eight markets throughout Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma. While at MC Companies, he directly oversaw and facilitated $340MM in acquisitions, dispositions and refinances.

Charlie graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance, from The University of San Diego.

Charlie Koznick

Acquisitions Director

Trey Brandt

Development Project Manager

Trey Brandt is a Development Project Manager for P.B. Bell. He oversees all aspects of multi-family development from due diligence through certificate of occupancy, and manages the daily operations of multiple apartment projects, including development schedules, budgets, pro formas, due diligence of potential development sites and construction management.

Prior to joining P.B. Bell, Trey was the Director of Construction for Colony American Homes, a REIT containing 19,000 single-family rental homes across 9 states, where he oversaw construction operations and implemented strategies and programs designed to increase operational efficiencies.

Trey received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and his Master’s of Real Estate Development from ASU in Tempe, Arizona.

Trey Brandt

Development Project Manager

Timothy Donhauser

Development Project Manager

Timothy is a development project manager with over 10 years of experience in the multifamily development industry. He started his career with the architectural design firm, Acanthus Architecture & Planning, PC, whose sole expertise was market rate and affordable multifamily developments throughout the southwest. Timothy’s involvement was critical to several of their Phoenix-area projects: Lofts@10, Washington Pointe, and Lofts at McKinley, among others. Prior to joining PB Bell, he spent nearly two years working for a local master land developer as a construction and planning project manager. Timothy wrote their Planned Area Development land planning documents, developed conceptual building designs for both new build and rehabilitation projects, and created preliminary development and construction budgets on their behalf. He has also worked part-time with his family’s plumbing contracting business for over 15 years.

Timothy received his Bachelors of Science in Design in Architecture from Arizona State University and is currently obtaining his Real Estate Development certificate with ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business. In his free time, he enjoys remodeling his townhome in north central Phoenix, collecting designer midcentury modern furniture with his wife of seven years, and road cycling.

Timothy Donhauser

Development Project Manager

9-time Copperpoint "Best of the Best" Award

This safety award is given to less than 100 insured policy holders, out of 21,000.

J. Turner Research Resident Satisfaction Awards

Resident Satisfaction Awards
The industry’s leading marketing research for the multifamily industry, has recognized several P.B. Bell communities for outstanding resident satisfaction.

Award-Winning

P.B. Bell has accumulated numerous community and individual awards for outstanding design, development, customer service and overall management from both the National Apartment Association and the Arizona Multihousing Association, among others.