Life in Balance
Family owned and St. Louis grown, we're dedicated to creating home for our residents.
Who We Are
The Lipton Group is a third generation family-owned real estate company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Since 1957, The Lipton family has owned, managed and developed a wide range of commercial real estate to include apartment communities, retail centers, office buildings, condominiums and storage facilities. Lipton's continued and steady growth over six decades is a testament to its conservative investment philosophy, attention to detail, knowledge and understanding of market conditions and flexibility to react quickly to market changes.
The Lipton Group believes in St. Louis and in enhancing the lives of the residents that call this great city home. Since its inception, Lipton has provided housing to over half a million families. Under Lipton management, neighborhoods have been rejuvenated and commercial centers revitalized – clear evidence of the organization’s creative impact, proven performance, and commitment to excellence.
To build upon our strong foundation in the multi-family and commercial real estate industry by helping our associates achieve their highest potential, enhancing the lives of our residents and delivering superior returns to our owners.
Life in Balance
Build confidence in our associates
Develop brand-loyalty from our residents
Earn the trust and respect of our owners
Chief Financial Officer
Richard joined The Lipton Group in 2000 as Chief Financial Officer, managing the financial strategy and operations of a vast portfolio of both residential and commercial real estate. Richard holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration from The University of Michigan. After earning his CPA and working in Public Accounting, he has spent the past 25 plus years in the real estate industry. Prior to joining The Lipton Group, Richard worked as a financial analyst for a large west coast home builder before returning to St. Louis as the Controller for a commercial contractor where he focused much of his attention on subsidized housing development under several HUD and Low Income Housing Tax Credit Programs.
Sara is the leader of our property management team. She has more than 20 years' experience in property and asset management organizations in roles such as Vice President of Multi-Family Assets, and Director of Asset Management. Her oversight has included development, construction monitoring, lease up and stabilized portfolios from 1,400 to over 17,000 units.
Sara earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and Organizational Behavior from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM®), Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) and Certified Credit Compliance Professional (C4P) certifications.
Assistant Vice President
Mandi has nearly 20 years of experience in the multi-family housing industry. She has worked in a variety of submarkets in Missouri and Illinois, including St. Louis, Columbia, Kansas City, and St. Clair County. Mandi has worked on newly constructed properties, mature assets, complete renovations, and repositioned apartment communities - both market rate and tax credit.
Mandi earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis where she was active in many on-campus clubs and organizations. Mandi earned her Certified Apartment Property Supervisor designation in 2015 from the St. Louis Apartment Association.
Senior Accounting Manager
Dianne joined the Lipton Group team in 2011, bringing over 20 years of experience in Accounting, Management, and Administrative roles for a variety of companies and CPA firms. Dianne is a graduate of the University of Missouri - St. Louis, with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Business Administration. Her training in the industry began with a Missouri estate agent license and working with residential rental clients.
She was named the 2013 and 2014 Lipton Group Corporate Employee of the Year and Awarded the 2014 St. Louis Apartment Association Rising Star Award.
Cindy joined the Lipton Group team in 2014, bringing over 15 years of experience in property management with market rate and tax credit communities, policies and procedures, and auditing. Cindy has successfully leased up new construction communities, as well as achieved financial success with mature properties. Cindy holds the Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management, the C3P Tax Credit Certification, and obtained her Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) designation in 2018.
Helena has been in the multi-family housing industry for 8 years,
all with The Lipton Group. Helena has held many positions across the sub-markets of the Greater St. Louis Area, including assistant manager and property manager, giving her a unique insight into leasing and marketing in St. Louis.
Helena earned her undergraduate degree from DeVry University, specializing in Multimedia Design and Development. Utilizing the planning and implementation processes learned during her degree program she develops specialized marketing and leasing plans throughout the portfolio.
Alisa has over 10 years of experience in the multi-family housing industry with market rate, tax credit, and public housing communities. She began her career as a leasing consultant and was quickly promoted to assistant manager and then property manager. Alisa previously held the position of floating property manager and trainer for new assistant managers and property managers with The Lipton Group. Alisa earned her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) and Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) designations from the National Apartment Association, as well as her Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) designation.