PRESS RELEASE: INNOVATIVE Real Estate Companies Adds Another Key Hire; Melissa Montgomery Joins as Controller

HOUSTON, TX –  Melissa Montgomery brings more than 10 years of real estate accounting and financial reporting experience to her role as as Controller. She is responsible for all reporting and accounting functions for INNOVATIVE Real Estate Companies – including INNOVATIVE Student Housing, INNOVATIVE Apartment Living and INNOVATIVE Real Estate Development.
“Adding Melissa to the team reflects our commitment to building a great company – which starts with continuing to build the right team,” said David Neef, Chief Operating Officer of INNOVATIVE Real Estate Companies. “We've always taken the approach of recruiting and hiring the best and the brightest, as evidenced by the strength of our existing team. Melissa is no exception. She has a work philosophy that reflects our company culture and extensive industry experience.” 
Montgomery most recently served as Financial Reporting Manager for The Lionstone Group, a commercial real estate investment company headquartered in Houston.  Previously, she served as Financial Controller and Director of Financial Reporting for the U.S. region of Campus Living Villages. There she supervised accounting and reporting functions for approximately 20,000 beds across the United States. 
Montgomery holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University and a JD from the University of Houston. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. 
About INNOVATIVE Real Estate Companies
INNOVATIVE Real Estate Companies provides an end-to-end suite of services including developing exceptional communities, sourcing high value acquisition opportunities for investors, growing Net Operating Income (NOI) through exceptional management, and assisting in dispositions. INNOVATIVE is an innovator in the multifamily sector by implementing and continuing to refine best practices from both the industry itself and Fortune 500 companies. The privately-owned firm has offices in Houston and Austin, Texas; Delray Beach, Florida; Park City, Utah and Los Angeles, California.  To learn more about INNOVATIVE Real Estate Companies, visit
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