Meet the Management Team
Enzio A. Cassinis
In addition to serving as our Chief Executive Officer and President, Mr. Cassinis also serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Cottonwood Multifamily REIT I, Inc. and Cottonwood Multifamily REIT II, Inc., two Cottonwood-sponsored real estate investment trusts that raised $50 million in offerings qualified under Regulation A. From June 2013 through September 2018, Mr. Cassinis served in various roles at Cottonwood Residential, Inc. Most recently, he served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, where he was responsible for financial planning and analysis, balance sheet management and capital and venture formation activity.
Prior to joining Cottonwood Residential in June 2013, Mr. Cassinis was Vice President of Investment Management at Archstone, one of the largest apartment operators and developers in the U.S. and Europe. There, he negotiated transactions in both foreign and domestic markets with transaction volume exceeding several billion dollars in total capitalization. Prior to Archstone, Mr. Cassinis worked as an attorney with Krendl, Krendl, Sachnoff & Way, PC (now Kutak Rock LLP) from February 2003 to May 2006, focusing his practice on corporate law and merger and acquisition transactions.
Mr. Cassinis earned a Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate (Order of St. Ives) from the University of Denver, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a CFA® charterholder.
In addition to serving as our Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Larson also serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Cottonwood Multifamily REIT I, Inc. and Cottonwood Multifamily REIT II, Inc. Through September 2018, Mr. Larson was the Senior Vice President of Asset Management of Cottonwood Residential, Inc. In this role he provided strategic guidance with respect to asset management, financial planning and analysis, and property operations.
Prior to joining Cottonwood in June 2013, Mr. Larson worked in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs advising clients on mergers and acquisitions and other capital raising activities in the Real Estate, Consumer/Retail and Healthcare sectors. Mr. Larson previously worked at Barclays Capital, Bonneville Real Estate Capital and Hitachi Consulting.
Mr. Larson holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School Of Business, and a BS in Business Management from Brigham Young University where he also served as Student Body President.
In addition to serving as our Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Fredenberg also serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Cottonwood Multifamily REIT I, Inc. and Cottonwood Multifamily REIT II, Inc. Through September 2018, Mr. Fredenberg served as the Senior Vice President of Acquisitions of Cottonwood Residential, Inc. a position he held since September 2005. As Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, he focused exclusively on sourcing and evaluating new multifamily investment opportunities for Cottonwood Residential, Inc.
Prior to joining Cottonwood in 2005, Mr. Fredenberg worked in the Investment Banking division of Wachovia Securities advising clients on mergers and acquisitions activities across multiple industries. He has also held investment banking and management consulting positions at Piper Jaffray and the Arbor Strategy Group.
Mr. Fredenberg holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
In addition to serving as our Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer, Ms. Hallenberg is also the Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer of Cottonwood Multifamily REIT I, Inc. and Cottonwood Multifamily REIT II, Inc. Ms. Hallenberg is also the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Cottonwood Residential, Inc. and its predecessor entity, positions she has held since May 2005.
Ms. Hallenberg has spent the majority of her career focused on real estate investment and prior to joining Cottonwood Residential, held positions at Phillips, Edison & Company, Lend Lease Real Estate Investments, and Aldrich Eastman & Waltch. Ms. Hallenberg started her career at Ernst & Young where she worked in the firm’s audit department for four years.
Ms. Hallenberg holds a BA in Economics/Accounting from The College of the Holy Cross.
In addition to serving as our Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Mr. Christensen also holds these same positions for other programs sponsored by Cottonwood Residential, Inc., including Cottonwood Multifamily REIT I, Inc. and Cottonwood Multifamily REIT II, Inc. Mr. Christensen oversees and coordinates all legal aspects of our company and is also actively involved in our operations, acquisitions, and due diligence activities. Mr. Christensen also has served as the Executive Vice President, Secretary, General Counsel and a Director of Cottonwood Residential, Inc. and its predecessor entity since 2007.
Prior to joining Cottonwood Residential, Inc., Mr. Christensen was a principal, managing director and general counsel of Cherokee & Walker, an investment company focused on real estate investments and private equity investments in real estate related companies. Previously, Mr. Christensen practiced law with Nelson & Senior in Salt Lake City. His areas of practice included real estate and corporate law. He is a member of the Utah State Bar, as well as the Bar of the United States District Court for the District of Utah. Mr. Christensen has been involved in real estate development, management, acquisition, disposition and financing for more than 21 years.
Mr. Christensen holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of Utah and a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law.