Debbie is Vice President at Alpha Barnes Real Estate Services, LLC in San Antonio, Texas. Debbie oversees the operations and activities of four regional supervisors and their portfolio managers. The portfolio contains affordable housing, conventional Low-Income Housing Tax (LIHTC) housing, Section 8, Senior, conventional, value-add rehabs and new construction assets. As Vice President, Ms. Wiatrek is responsible for the operational, contractual and regulatory performance of the assets. In her role as investment manager, she maintains regular and informative contact with asset investors and clients.
Ms. Wiatrek began her industry career in 1996 as a Regional Manager and has grown in those roles since then, working at regional and nationally recognized organizations. She has supervised over 8000 units in her past position and 9 Regional Managers and included a variety of Texas markets. She has been involved with design construction, marketing and lease up and staff recruitment. In addition, she is a certified Public Housing Specialist. Ms. Wiatrek joined Alpha Barnes in May 2019 from Capstone where she was Vice President of Operations. In September 2019, Debbie was promoted to Vice President.
She is a member of the Texas Apartment Association Board of Directors and the National Apartment Association Board of Directors. She is the Past President of the San Antonio Apartment Association and has served on all committees within that Association. Active with Government Relations, Ms. Wiatrek has lobbied in Washington, DC on behalf of apartment owners and managers. Debbie has successfully raised thousands of dollars for the 100 Club, which benefits the families of fallen fire fighters and police officers.