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
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
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 » Owner Communication & General IT Guru
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 » Tenant Communication
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 tenant communication, including our collections process and making sure our tenants are happy!
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
Mark Byers » Director of Maintenance
Mark is our Director of Maintenance as well as the most seasoned PM on staff. Mark has worn a lot of hats since joining gk directly out of college in 2013. He started in our Leasing department, then moved to PM, eventually transitioning to Birmingham Team Leader. In Mark’s current role, he is responsible for establishing and maintaining our maintenance division for all markets.
Mark has been in and around the real estate industry all his life and has focused his studies and experiences on being successful in the industry for every client he serves.
When Mark isn’t in the office or in the field meeting with his customers, he enjoys spending time with his wife camping, hiking, and, like any good University of Alabama grad, watching Crimson Tide football.
Hometown: Chelsea, Alabama
Alex Fortanbary » Owner Sales
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
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
Josh Carter » Leasing Coordinator
Josh is one of our Leasing Coordinators here at gkhouses. He aids in marketing properties, working with tenants through the application process, and the move in process. After graduating from Samford in 2016, Josh decided Birmingham was a great spot to spend the next few years and started pursuing several different entrepreneurial opportunities. This quickly lead him to gkhouses.
Outside of work, Josh is a Georgia sports fan and enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends, and beach trips.
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Maintenance Team » Birmingham Maintenance
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.