Steadfast Living

Leadership Team


The Steadfast Management Company team consists of six senior executives with average experience of 15 years. These multifamily professionals bring extensive knowledge and experience across a variety of disciplines and provide the strategic direction of the management company. As a team, they play an essential role in Steadfast’s operational excellence.

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Carlos Ortiz Senior Vice President, Property Management

Carlos has over thirty years’ experience in the multifamily industry and has worked in multiple capacities, including Senior Regional Manager for BRE Properties and VP of Operations for United Dominion Realty Trust.  Mr. Ortiz is involved in several community based organizations and has held positions with the Washington Multifamily Housing Association and Salinas Affirmative Action Committee.  Mr. Ortiz also holds a California Real Estate license.

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Julie Phan Senior Vice President, REIT Operations

Julie joined Steadfast in 2013 and brings with her over 16 years of experience working for other large private and public companies including The Morgan Group Inc., Riverstone Residential and Greystar. Having managed both fee and owner managed real estate, Julie now oversees assets within the REIT portfolio and offers expertise in renovations and new development as well as lease-up strategies that have previously resulted in quick stabilization and positioning of assets for sale. A graduate of California State University, Los Angeles majoring in Business Administration, Julie also received her Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS) designation in 2015.

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Robert Gasteiger Vice President, Marketing

Robert joins the Steadfast team after spending 10+ years working on the supplier side supporting multifamily owners and operators in the development of comprehensive marketing campaigns that helped to maximize their print and digital footprints. In 2013, Robert was selected to spearhead the creation of Steadfast’s marketing department from the ground up.  Today, Robert’s primary responsibilities include overseeing the development and execution of all marketing and branding strategies that enhance the visibility and presence of the Steadfast Living brand within the respective markets where Steadfast owns and manages properties. Robert is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton, with a degree in Business Administration and emphasis in Marketing.

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