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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David Fisher Senior Vice President, Property Management

David joined Steadfast in 2016 and passionately leads Steadfast property operations through his extensive experience in financial management, development and construction renovation, due diligence, leasing and marketing, and training.

David has served in principal and executive roles in several property management firms and his diverse background also includes commercial and investment real estate brokerage. David received his BA in Communications from Brigham Young University with an emphasis on marketing and advertising and later earned his CPM (Certified Property Manager) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). After nearly three decades in the real estate industry, David continues to bring an extensive range of business knowledge and expertise to the operations team.

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Susan Sansbury Vice President, Property Management

Susan has over 30 years’ experience in the multifamily industry. Her extensive knowledge base includes pre-development, new construction lease ups, acquisition, disposition, mid-rise and renovation communities. Susan also assisted in forming a management company start-up that took the 3rd party assets to privately managed communities. Susan now oversees REIT operations serving a 3-state area while mentoring the professional development of several regional managers.  In 2015, Susan also received the designation of  Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS).

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Robert Gasteiger Vice President, Marketing & Communications

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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