Larken Associates, a regional leader in commercial and residential real estate building, development and management, announces the promotion of Alesha Torres to Residential Accounting Manager and Yardi Systems Administrator. In this role, Torres will expand upon her current role as Residential Accounting Manager to focus on further integrating the Yardi platform into Larken Associates’ daily workflow through new user onboarding, case management, and employee training.
Since joining Larken Associates three years ago, Torres has shown an unwavering commitment to the continued success and growth of the firm’s residential accounting department. Recognizing her achievements, Torres was promoted to Residential Accounting Manager from Property Accountant in 2021 and recently earned her Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor certification (CAPS). As Residential Accounting Manager, Torres supervises the residential property accountants, evaluates the annual performance of staff, and implements and coaches through performance plans as necessary. Prior to joining Larken Associates, Torres gained experience as a bookkeeper for Integra Management Corporation where she processed millions of dollars in receivables for over 100 properties. Torres’ career began in her previous roles as office manager/bookkeeper for Amori & Riegel, LLC and accounting specialist for Nestle’s Dryer’s Ice Cream where she reviewed and processed $10 million in monthly company sales.
Building upon her success as Residential Accounting Manager, Torres’ new role as Yardi Systems Administrator will enable her to lead Larken Associate’s continued implementation of Yardi to further reap the efficiency, security and cost rewards provided by the integrated property management platform. Torres will work closely with Larken Associates’ Chief Financial Officer Babette Rutman to streamline internal processes, assist with case management and training, and establish larger-size projects on Yardi in support of the company’s overall strategic vision and recent growth.
“Being able to identify ways to implement the latest platforms and technologies such as Yardi continues to be key in our ability to operate efficiently and profitably,” said Rutman. “We have already taken significant steps to integrate Yardi into our commercial and residential portfolio and Torres’ wealth of knowledge and understanding of that platform will be critical as we continue to grow our portfolio in the years to come. We congratulate Alesha on her new role and are confident she will continue to be an invaluable member of our team in the years ahead.”
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About Larken Associates
Larken Associates is a regional leader in commercial and residential real estate building, development and management. Leveraging over 50 years of experience, they are dedicated to bringing great spaces to live and work to life through a long-term ownership strategy and full suite of in-house capabilities. With a diverse commercial portfolio consisting of nearly three million square feet and 800 tenants across office, industrial, retail and mixed-use and approximately 2,000 owned and/or managed residential rental units across 22 unique communities, Larken Associates is deeply committed to the communities in which they work as well as the tenants and residents who call their buildings home. To learn more about Larken Associates, please visit us at https://www.larkenassociates.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.