The Team

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Jacob Blatt President

Mr. Blatt has 25 years of real estate investment and management experience in residential, commercial & mixed-use projects in Israel, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Eastern Europe. He is engaged in all real estate investment decisions for various privately held investment companies.

Prior to founding Sun Holdings Group and various other real estate investment companies, Mr. Blatt was an accountant and tax consultant with Y. Blatt & Company and Cost Levari (later became Ernst & Young) for 12 years.

Mr. Blatt is a graduate of Tel Aviv University with a degree in economics and accountancy.


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Oren Blatt Principal

Before joining Sun Holdings Group, Oren served for 10 years as an officer in the Israeli Air Force, where he acquired substantial management skills.

Located in Houston, TX, Oren oversees the group's operations in the US, primarily focused on building and leading Elysian Living management platform.

Oren is a graduate of Bar-Ilan University with a Master of Business Administration.


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Ido Blatt Principal

Located in Houston, TX, Ido leads the group’s acquisition and asset management platform.

Ido holds a L.L.B. (Law) and B.A. (Business Administration; Entrepreneurship) degrees from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, graduating with honors cum laude.

In addition to being a member of the Israeli Bar Association, Ido is also a graduate of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program.


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Darlene Donovan Executive Director of Operations

Darlene is the Executive Director of Operations for Elysian Living LLC where she is working to build and brand the Elysian Living portfolio.

With over 25 years of experience in the multi-family industry, primarily in leadership roles, Darlene directed the development / lease up of 30+ Class A apartment communities in the Greater Houston market. Darlene has worked for organizations such as Riverstone Residential Group, Greystar, The Finger Companies, and AMLI Residential.

Darlene earned her Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Houston, Clear Lake and is a CAM designate.


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Ed Leonard Controller

Mr. Leonard has spent over 25 years as a Financial Officer for companies in the manufacturing, distribution, construction, real estate, and oil field service industries.

Mr. Leonard responsibilities included preparation of all financial reporting, year-end audit reports, annual budget, monthly property management reports, installation of a new accounting system and assisting in refinancing the company’s debt structure.

Mr. Leonard holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.


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Ruth Stevelman Human Resources Director

Ruth joined Sun Holdings Group to lead Elysian Living’s HR department. With over 15 years of experience as a strategic Human Resources Manager, Ruth will recruit top-talent for the Elysian portfolio, oversee compensation and benefits, and develop policies and procedures.

Ruth has a Master’s degree in Occupational Technology from the University of Houston, and holds SHRM-CP and PHR certifications.


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Neva Legg Central Texas Regional Manager

Neva is overseeing the Elysian portfolio in South Central Texas, currently comprised of four apartment communities throughout the Austin-San Antonio corridor.

Neva has been active in the multifamily industry since 2001. With a passion for coaching and developing teams, Neva has extensive management experience in class A apartment community, and has served on SAAA committees.


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Louis Meek Houston Regional Property Manager

Louis joined Elysian Living in April 2017 as our Houston Regional Property Manager. Louis came to our company with an extensive background in the multi-family apartment industry with over 25 years of experience. Louis has opened over 40 Class A new development/lease up projects throughout the country ranging from Garden-Style, Mid-Rise, High-Rise and Retail. His roles have ranged from Property Manager, Opening Specialist, Property Transition Supervisor and Regional Property Manager. He has worked for organizations such as The Hanover Company, UDR, Inc., Allen Harrison Company and The Lynd Company.


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Ruby Rhome Corporate Training Manager

Ruby brings more than 10 years of multi-family operational and management experience to Elysian Living. Her exceptional ability to collaborate with team members, develop and teach new concepts made her a natural addition to the team as a corporate trainer.

Ruby received her Bachelor of Science from University of Houston-Downtown in May 2012.


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Courtney Bastian Online Marketing Manager

Courtney is leading the online marketing efforts for the Elysian portfolio. She has developed in-depth knowledge of reputation management and SEO strategies and is constantly working on perfecting Elysian communities' online presence.

Courtney graduated from University of Houston with her Bachelors of Science in May 2012.


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Jessica Pico Office Manager

Jessica brings 12 years of multi-family management experience and joined Sun Holdings Group in 2014 as an Assistant Manager at Elysian at Kingsland Ranch and now she is our Office Manager. Jessica helps with the day-to-day operations of the office, as well as Property projects.


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Avi Zak Principal, Hotel Operations

Mr. Zak joined Sun Holdings Group on 2001 while relocating from Tel-Aviv Israel to London, UK.

After 4 years of managing the company's hotels' portfolio (3 hotels in London, 500 rooms altogether), he returned to Tel Aviv in order to establish the company's new hotels' portfolio which include, at present, 2 boutique hotels (www.babylis.co.il and www.vitalhotel.co.il).

Mr. Zak is a graduate of Bournemouth University, UK, with a degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management.


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Tom Delahanty Retail Operations

Mr. Delahanty brings more than 20 years of commercial experience with Acquisitions Identification, Analysis, Due Diligence, Management, Leasing and Development to the team. His strength in these disciplines ads still yet another component which Sun Holdings Group can leverage for its shareholder benefit.