Meet the Team

Our team is a collection of professional property managers not just from the real estate industry, but from various areas and backgrounds, who have come together for one purpose: giving rental property owners a superior choice for residential property management. Learn more about us or contact us for more information on getting started.

Curren Melgarejo » Birmingham Team Leader

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Curren is the gk unicorn.

There isn’t anything he can’t do – both in and out of the office.

Need a fantasy football coach? Check
Need a car fixed? Check
Need a poker partner? Check
Need impeccable books and innovative reports? Check
Need a Team Leader? Check

His professional passion is financial analysis and reporting, and he firmly believes that “information is everything” when it comes to providing our clients with relevant data.

He’s so valuable to gkhouses and our customers that we overlook his obsession with the NFL and disdain for college football.

Outside of the office Curren enjoys spending time with his family and playing basketball.

Hometown: San Clemente, California

Duncan Murphy » Major Accounts Property Manager

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Duncan is responsible for our owners who are either institutional or own significant real estate assets in Birmingham. In this role, Duncan is involved in owner communication with these investors including updates on maintenance issues, owner statements, and fielding a wide variety of questions they might have in regards to their rental property.

Duncan graduated from the University of Alabama in 2013 with a major in Marketing and a specialization in Real Estate and moved to Birmingham to continue to build on his knowledge and passion for real estate and to start his career in the field. When he is not focused on real estate in the Birmingham area, Duncan enjoys being on a golf course or in the outdoors hunting or fishing.

Hometown: Fairhope, Alabama

Nick Goudreau » Director of Maintenance & General IT Guru

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Nick handles all of the Owner Communication at gkhouses. We officially call this position ‘Operations Coordinator’. So, if you’re one of our clients and you need to talk with someone at gkhouses, he’s your guy. He’s here to help you through any situation or answer any of your questions.

Following Nick’s graduation from Auburn, he began working with a website design company here in town where he became even more obsessed with technology. Naturally, because of his experience and love for tech, Nick can also be found around the office acting as the “IT Guy.”

When Nick isn’t at his desk talking to owners, he can typically be found enjoying time with family or in Auburn watching the Tigers play. War Eagle!

Hometown: Marietta, Georgia

Gray Hall » Owner Communication

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After graduating from Auburn University and a two-year stint in East Asia, Gray moved back to Birmingham and joined the gk team as Leasing Coordinator and is now in our Operations department. He handles owner communication here in Birmingham and is driven by providing the very best in customer service!

If you’d like to learn more about Gray, take a look at this video we use when onboarding new owners.

When Gray is not in the office, he enjoys being outdoors camping, climbing gigantic boulders, being on the water, or playing golf.

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

 

Alex Fortanbary » Owner Sales

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Alex is in charge of owner sales here at gkhouses. Whether you are a single homeowner looking to rent out your house, or a large investment company looking to buy local property, Alex is the guy you will want to talk to. He will be able to walk you through our different pricing plans as well as any questions you might have when it comes to trusting one of your largest assets with gkhouses.

When Alex is not in the office he enjoys hiking, running, scuba diving, and watching college football.

Hometown: Marietta, Georgia

Alex Smith » Leasing Coordinator

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Alex joined the gk team as Leasing Coordinator. He assists with new tenant applications, on-boarding of tenants, and tenant communication. Alex graduated from Auburn in 2011 and graduated from Alabama in 2014 with a Masters degree in marketing. If you’re wondering, he’s an Auburn fan all the way. He also has prior work experience in the apparel and grocery industries.

When Alex isn’t at the office he spends his time doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, keeping track of Auburn football, and helping his fiance study for medical school.

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Jacob West » Accounting

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Jacob has become famous in our office for his random thoughts and timely one-liners.

And on top of that, he’s incredible with the numbers.

Jacob learned accounting while he was still in high school working in the family business and studied it formally at The University of Alabama.

In college, he fell in love…with real estate. After completing his MBA, he decided to combine his passion for real estate and his accounting skills, which led him to gkhouses!

When Jacob’s not in the office, you can find him wading a local waterway with his fly rod and his faithful dog, Charlie.

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Henry Olguin » Tenant Communications

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We can always count on Henry to bring enthusiastic personality to our meetings!

In his role as Tenant Communications, Henry believes that everybody has a voice and should be given a chance to be heard.

Understanding that everyone and every circumstance is unique helps Henry put himself in their shoes.

When he tells you he’s happy to help, you can be sure he means it!

Over the years he has become passionate about customer service and our tenant’s experience.

Henry enjoys life and loves to exercise and ride his bike. This is mostly to offset the amount of pasta he likes to cook and consume!

Hometown: Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato

Alex Campos » Tenant Communications

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Alex serves in our Birmingham Tenant Communication role where she helps answer questions, solve problems, and makes our tenants feel appreciated.

Alex grew up in Colorado for more than 15 years which helped foster her love for all outdoor activities. She is currently living in Aguascalientes Mexico.

Alex is married with a son, three dogs, and one cat…making for a lively home life!

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Paloma Galvan » Tenant Communications

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Don’t tell Paloma that it’s time for Drew Brees to retire! She’s an avid Saints fan having spent a lot of her childhood in New Orleans.

Paloma is passionate about customer service and handles tenant communication for us.

She’s studying to become a Software Development Engineer where we hope she’ll develop amazing property management software!!

When she’s not communicating with our tenants, she is usually studying or hanging out with her family.

Hometown: Aguascalientes, Mexico

Roger Garcia » Leasing

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Roger Garcia is a team player, very energetic and outgoing. He will always put a smile on your face and is always willing to help others.

Raised in Golden, Colorado, Roger graduated in 2004 from Golden High School. After graduation, he started working in the customer service industry where he has developed his skills over time.

He is a family man with three children, and he enjoys the outdoors, sports and traveling to new places. Roger’s experience in customer service will help him play a significant role on the gk team.

Hometown: Delicias, Chihuahua.

Maintenance Team » Birmingham Maintenance

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Our professionally trained and licensed maintenance team makes certain that your tenants and your homes are well cared for in a timely manner. We only hire the best and we are proud of this team.

$595/mo.
3 Beds 1 Baths
2512 15th St W
$495/mo.
2 Beds 1 Baths
1816 Henry Crumpton Dr
$1,195/mo.
3 Beds 2 Baths
127 Roy Ct