— Tillie Burgin, Executive Director, Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex
Our culture focuses on collaboration, open communication and respect for our employees and clients. The experienced and diverse team at OM Housing continually collaborate and communicate to yield success.
Deepak Sulakhe, President and CEO
Over the last 20 years, Deepak Sulakhe has developed more than 7,500 units of multifamily housing totaling over $950 million in combined debt and equity financing. He founded OM Housing in 2005. His strong reputation enables him to partner with top consultants in architecture, engineering, finance, construction and property management. As a leader in the housing industry, he frequently participates on panels as a housing expert.
His past experience includes titles such as Regional Partner/COO, Senior Vice President of Development and Development Director with national fully integrated apartment development firms. Throughout his career, Deepak has been successful in bringing in new business, expanding business relationships, streamlining development practices and orchestrating the development-construction-management continuum.
With his unique set of skills that cover architecture and finance, he is not only able to enhance the physical aesthetics and value engineering of projects but also match that expertise on the financial structuring of projects. This unique multifaceted experience enhances value in providing well-structured, eco-friendly, high-quality affordable housing. His skill sets are reflected in all the prestigious awards and recognitions his projects have received. Deepak has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, a master’s degree in Urban Design, and a master’s degree in Real Estate Development/Finance. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the National Association of Home Builders and the Texas Real Estate Commission.
Jason Lain, Director of Acquisitions
Jason Lain has worked with OM Housing in various capacities for close to a decade. He has 20 years of experience in residential development, brokerage and construction. With graduate degrees in Business Administration, Divinity and Clinical Psychology, he brings quite a diverse background to OM Housing. Jason is responsible for sourcing acquisition opportunities and hopes to deliver developments in strategic locations to not only improve communities but more importantly the lives of residents and neighbors.
Jeannie Brasic, Director of Administration
Jeannie Brasic leads the company’s day to day operations, with responsibility for various aspects of the business. Before joining OM Housing in June of this year, Jeannie served as a corporate paralegal for Pinnacle Property Management where she was instrumental in handling a portfolio of 300+ organizational entities, a team of seven national Real Estate Broker’s as well as overseeing the renter’s insurance and local jurisdictional business licensing.
Jeannie’s accomplishments also include playing a very integral role in establishing the company’s document control processes and procedures policy. Further, Jeannie’s contribution to asset and portfolio management range from the implementation of cost saving measures, maintaining borrower and tax credit compliance, financial audit, federal and franchise tax preparation as well as liaison to Trustee, Lenders, Housing Authorities, Non-profits and General Partnerships.
Her past experience includes titles such as Office Manager, Project Coordinator, Custodian of Records, Corporate Entity & Portfolio Specialist. Jeannie brings 18 years of industry experience including development finance, asset and portfolio management as well as corporate legal knowledge to OM Housing.
Jeannie holds a Paralegal certificate from the University of North Texas.
Preethi D. Sulakhe, Co-General Partner
Preethi Sulakhe, collaborating alongside her husband Deepak advanced OM Housing as an industry leader in Development, since the company’s inception in 2005. Preethi continues to organize day-to-day operations at OM Housing as well as work special projects. Preethi has also served as co-general partner on several affordable housing projects throughout Texas since 2007.
Preethi holds a Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering.