Team Members

  • Troy Fields

    VP of Property Management

    Troy brings more than 25 years’ experience to his role as Vice President of Property Management. Providing executive leadership to his role with UIP, Troy is responsible for the execution of business strategies, client relations and oversees all property management operations and the integration of UIP Property Management programs and initiatives.
    Prior to joining UIP, Troy was Regional Vice President for The Bainbridge Companies where he was responsible for the management for 6,700 apartment homes in the Mid-Atlantic region. Troy has held Regional Vice President positions with Carmel Partners, Laramar Group, and Monogram Residential Trust. Troy has managed in multiple markets including Texas, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.
    Troy’s experience in multifamily operations expands into the oversight of acquisitions, marketing, training and residential asset management. Troy has extensive new development experience having completed 20+ lease-ups during his career. Troy also has wide-spread experience with renovations and repositioning assets having completed in excess of $100M+ in capital projects during his career.
    Troy holds a CAM designation (NAA), ARM® designation (IREM), and is currently a Candidate for the CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER® Designation. He is an active member of PMA, NAA and IREM. Troy attended Virginia Commonwealth University.

  • Tracey Harris-Sanford


    Tracey Harris-Sanford recently joined Urban Investment Partners as Controller in July 2020, bringing over 18 years of real estate accounting experience. Prior to joining UIP, she was the Director of Accounting at Gates & Hudson, Inc., a third- party fee management company that managed over 20,000 residential units and 21,000 square feet of commercial/retail space. She also worked for Bernstein Management Corporation and The Mills Corporation.

    Tracey brings expertise in system implementations, with in-depth knowledge of Yardi and streamlining processes for efficiency in the accounting department.

    She holds a Master’s in Accounting and Finance and a Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of Maryland, University College.

  • Mariana Mudd

    Regional Director

    In her role as Regional Director, Mariana brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to UIP, with over 16 years of comprehensive property management experience working in Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, Chicago, New York, and North Carolina. Mariana’s portfolio consists of a large variety of communities across the DMV. She has extensive experience with new development, redevelopment, and lease ups. She prides herself on working closely with owners and investors to ensure each asset achieves and/or over achieves its financial goals. During her tenure at UIP she has consistently demonstrated the ability to build strong relationships with clients, assemble skilled site teams, and conduct insightful training with her direct reports and beyond.

    Mariana holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from  Strayer University in Alexandria, Virginia. She holds multiple property management designations including an ARM and ACoM.

    Originally from Brazil, Mariana now considers Virginia her home.

  • Emmanuel Rendon

    Regional Director

    Emmanuel Rendon brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to UIP, with over 12 years of comprehensive property management experience working in Washington, DC and Maryland.

    Emmanuel’s portfolio consists of a large variety of properties across the Northwest DC region. He has extensive experience with redevelopments, achieving stabilization, and lease ups. He devotes himself to working closely with owners and their representatives to maximize NOI and improve operations. During his tenure at UIP he has consistently demonstrated his ability to build strong relationships with clients, assemble skilled site teams, and conduct insightful training with his direct reports.

    Emmanuel attended University of Maryland Global Campus and is a Maryland native.

  • Michelle Swenson

    Regional Director

    Michelle joins the UIP team with over 16 years of experience in student housing and multi-family property management.  She began as a leasing consultant in her freshmen year of college and from that day forward she forged a path of promotions to regional manager and director roles.

    During her career Michelle has run very diverse portfolios of communities ranging from new developments, communities going through heavy value add, one of the University of Southern California’s largest single student housing transaction, at the time of housing 1656 students, and navigated and thrived in one of the most saturated student housing markets in Phoenix, AZ.  Michelle was part of Peak Campus’ Diamond Club 3 years in a row, implemented a community partnership that brought over 130 leases to one community – a partnership that she is proud is still is in place 6 years later. Her experience also includes having worked with leading multi-family companies including Greystar & Alliance Residential.

    Michelle has the passion and tenacity to continue to grow UIP’s portfolio while sustaining high occupancy and consistent revenue growth.

  • Ari Strauss

    Residential Operations Analyst

    Phone: (202) 684-7832 | Email:

    Ari oversees leasing activities and leasing compliance for UIPPM, assuring that leases and lease files are complete, working with and training property management and staff. Ari provides support to leasing staff and is in charge of leasing activity reporting and overall unit status. Ari provides support to other PM operations, as well as rent control compliance. Prior to joining UIP, Ari is UIP’s corporate expert on leasing, management operations, and rent control. Prior to joining UIP, Ari worked on Capitol Hill for many years as an aide to multiple Members of Congress.

    With his significant knowledge of property management and leasing, he is an invaluable resource for our operational managers. Ari has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics from Hofstra University.

  • Carla McKenzie

    Senior Accounts Receivable Specialist

    Phone: (202) 499-2120 | Email:

    Carla came to UIP in 2011 with over 20 years of administrative and accounting experience in the property management profession. Prior to, she worked up from Sr. Property Accountant to Utility Specialist at Realty Management Services, Inc. in Bethesda, MD. Experienced, extremely organized and detail-oriented, Carla brings efficiency and effectiveness to the position and to UIP.