— 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
Since the inception of his career 23 years ago, Deepak Sulakhe has developed more than 8,000 units of multifamily housing totaling over $950 million in combined debt and equity financing. In 2005, he founded OM Housing – a national award-winning, full service real estate firm that develops, owns, and operates high-quality, eco-friendly multifamily residential communities. 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 experience includes titles such as Regional Partner, Senior Vice President of Development and Development Director with fully integrated national apartment development firms. Throughout his career, Deepak has been successful in bringing in new business, solving challenging real estate problems, expanding business relationships, streamlining development practices, and harmoniously orchestrating the development-construction-management-operations continuum.
With his unique set of skills that cover both architecture and finance, he is not only able to enhance the physical aesthetics and optimize design through value engineering of projects but is also able to match that expertise on the financial structuring of those projects. This exceptional and multifaceted experience enhances value in providing well-located, well-structured, eco-friendly, high-quality affordable housing. Deepak’s skill sets are reflected in all the prestigious awards and recognitions his projects have received. He has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, a master’s degree in Urban Design, and a master’s degree in Real Estate Development/Finance. Deepak is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the National Association of Home Builders, and the Texas Real Estate Commission.
Deepak is married with two children. He cheers for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Aggies, Oklahoma Sooners and Team India for Cricket.
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.
Jamar Stewart, Development Associate
As Development Associate, Jamar Stewart provides his years of research skills and customer service to assist in sourcing developmental opportunities and streamlining operations of properties.
Jamar is a natural-born philomath, public speaker, human rights advocate, and photographer. Stewart obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science with a triple minor in Spanish, Latino Studies, and Black Cinema and Media Studies.
Using his extensive familial military background and guidance from many of the great black community leaders, Jamar has cultivated an unwavering self-disciple within and a passion for others. It's this very passion for others that has prompted his love of public speaking, even so much so that he has begun an autodidactic journey in Spanish and Mandarin. Jamar also has plans to develop after-school programs, affordable housing projects, community outreach centers, and veteran assistance programs.
Benetta Rusk, Director of Operations
Benetta has over 35 years of experience in commercial real estate, including the last 16 years in multi-family LIHTC development with various fully integrated national developers. Benetta brings a wealth of experience in the affordable housing industry including acquisitions, development, construction finance, and accounting.
Benetta is from Austin Westlake and a graduate of University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance. She is a Texas real estate broker and obtained her Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 1996.
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 2020, she 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 Brokers, and the oversight of the renter’s insurance and local jurisdictional business licensing.
During her tenure with Pinnacle Property Management, Jeannie’s additional accomplishments include playing a notably integral role in establishing both the company’s document control processes and its procedures policy. Further, her contributions to asset and portfolio management range from the implementation of cost-saving measures, to maintaining borrower and tax credit compliance, financial audits, federal and franchise tax preparation, and to serving as liaison to Trustee, Lenders, Housing Authorities, Non-profits, and General Partnerships.
Jeannie's prior professional experience also includes such titles as Office Manager, Project Coordinator, Custodian of Records, and Corporate Entity & Portfolio Specialist. She enhances the OM Housing team with 21-years of relevant industry experience, such as development finance, asset and portfolio management, and a wealth of corporate legal knowledge.
In addition to the myriad certifications and CLE credits she has accumulated throughout her career, Jeannie is a Notary Public and 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.