Meet the AxioMetrics Team

Meet the team

Experience an enthusiastic team at Axiometrics, from our leadership to everyone who surveys our units. Together with a committed and strong team, we help clients make smart investment decisions.

Leaders

Axiometrics Inc. CEO and President Ronald Johnsey

Ronald G. Johnsey | Chief Executive Officer and President

Ronald G. Johnsey is passionate about driving Axiometrics’ vision. Since launching Axiometrics in 1995, Johnsey has grown the apartment and student housing market research firm into a market-leading innovator. 

Johnsey has more than 35 years of experience in developing, financing, marketing and managing high-profile commercial and residential properties, worth more than $1 billion, in major U.S. markets. Johnsey was formerly director and member of the executive and asset management committees of ConCap Equities Inc., and has had senior positions with The First National Bank of Chicago, Texas Commerce Bank, The Farb Co. and Dimension Development Co. He was also vice president of acquisitions and asset management with Canadian merchant banking company Gordon Investment Corp.

He is an advisory director for the Real Estate Research Institute and Chandan Economics. Johnsey received his B.A. from Birmingham Southern College, a Master of Business Administration from Emory University and a J.D. from Cumberland School of Law.

Axiometrics COO Keith Walters

Keith Walters | Chief Operating Officer

Keith Walters has spent more than 25 years successfully growing businesses with an entrepreneurial focus. At Axiometrics, he is responsible for guiding the company in a rapid growth path and overseeing the daily activities that strengthen the company’s vision. With his help, Axiometrics attracts the brightest talent focused on continuous quality improvement for data-driven products and services.

Before joining Axiometrics, Walters leveraged his unique blend of business expertise, technical background and operational talents as president and chief operating officer of Sagiss LLC, a Dallas-based IT managed services provider. Walters also served as vice president and general manager with Keane Inc., another IT services company eventually acquired by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Group of Japan. Additionally, Walters spent several years as director with Nims Associates, a powerhouse regional IT consulting company, before its acquisition by Keane Inc. Walters is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.

Corbin J. Baumel CFO

Corbin J. Baumel | Chief Financial Officer

Corbin J. Baumel is a 20-year veteran of corporate finance, and has spent most of the past decade leading companies' financial departments as CFO or Vice President of Finance. He thrives in a growing, fast-paced environment such as Axiometrics, where he is responsible for financial management, development and maintenance of internal controls and processes, as well as development and oversight of financial forecasting and budgeting activities.

Before joining Axiometrics, Baumel served as CFO of Platinum Training, LLC,; CFO of LPB Energy, later Ecova Inc.; Director of Treasury Services for Intervoice Inc.; and Manager of Finance and Treasury with Massergy Communications Inc. Baumel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and his Master of Business Administration in finance and management from Columbia Business School in New York.

Jay Denton Senior Vice President

Jay Denton | Senior Vice President, Analytics

Jay Denton heads up Axiometrics’ analytics efforts, having joined the company as a research analyst fresh from earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University. As one of Axiometrics’ pioneers, Denton helped grow the company into a nationally recognized research firm known for its granular apartment market and student housing data and outstanding customer service.

Throughout his tenure, Denton has introduced and perfected state-of-the-art research methodologies, processes, products and scheduling to help ensure the quality, consistency and timeliness of the information collected. In 2008, he moved Axiometrics into monthly unit and floor plan data collection and analysis, a method still in place today as the backbone of the company’s database.

Stephanie McCleskey Vice President, Research

Stephanie McCleskey | Vice President, Research

Stephanie McCleskey has been instrumental in developing—and maintaining—the foundation supporting the timely collection and dissemination of in-depth apartment market and student housing data. Her tenure at Axiometrics has generated a rigorous quality control method to ensure on-time reports and accurate data for Axiometrics clients.

McCleskey also organized and now oversees research and tracking processes for Axiometrics’ construction pipeline process, creating the methodology to update under-construction and lease-up properties on a monthly basis, thus ensuring clients have access to immediate and indispensable data for effective decision making purposes. Additionally, her efforts are focused on supervising, managing, motivating and training a crack staff of Axiometrics researchers.

McCleskey received her degree in real estate finance from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.

Claudine Zachara Vice President, Marketing

Claudine Zachara | Vice President, Marketing

Claudine Zachara is a successful marketing executive who has achieved a record of spearheading revenue growth and brand awareness, and has a passion for developing processes and projects that inspires innovation and profitability. 

An award-winning marketer, Zachara heads up all marketing efforts at Axiometrics, including brand development, product management and internal and external communication. Before joining Axiometrics, she served as founder/director of Opus 23 Business Solutions, a consulting service focusing on marketing and operations for the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. She previously served as Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Heska Corporation.

Zachara earned a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University. She has served on several municipal and non-profit boards and commissions.

 

Economists

KC Sanjay

K.C. Sanjay | Senior Real Estate Economist

K.C. Sanjay leads Axiometrics’ on-site economists and analysts in using in-depth apartment market and student housing research to solve real-world challenges. A detail-oriented quantitative economist who thinks out of the box and brings years of experience in real estate market research, K.C. consults with Axiometrics clients on investment strategy, advisory projects and feasibility studies.

Before joining Axiometrics, K.C. was a research analyst for Invesco Ltd., where he was involved with commercial real estate market research to assist in that company’s acquisition and disposition strategies. He also served as senior economic and real estate analyst with Guaranty Bank/BBVA Compass. K.C. is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington—College of Business Administration, where he received his master’s degree in economics with concentration in econometrics.

Strategic Partners

Sam Chandan

Sam Chandan | President and Chief Economist, Chandan Economics

Prominent real estate economist Sam Chandan has partnered with Axiometrics to add expertise to our strategic investment services. As president and chief economist of Chandan Economics, he provides data and analytics to commercial real estate lenders, investors and policy makers.

Chandan’s real estate economics background includes positions as global chief economist and executive vice president with Real Capital Analytics, president and chief economist with Real Estate Econometrics, and chief economist and senior vice president with Reis Inc.

In addition to his high visibility in a multitude of national and international industry-specific conferences, Chandan is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Chandan received his doctorate in economics from Wharton and obtained his undergraduate degree in economics and master’s degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Meet the Team

The Axio team is hard-working and committed to providing comprehensive and timely apartment market research available anywhere. Our diligent efforts are focused toward enabling investors, property owners and developers to make better business decisions based on our apartment data. We provide our clients with a set of affordable, sophisticated tools to enhance rental revenue at their apartment properties, whether existing, to be acquired, under development/construction, in lease-up, or in rehabilitation.

Meet the Team

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