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Haven Residential Promotes Karen Plesh, CPM, to CEO

Haven Residential, a professional and innovative full-service property management group, announced the appointment of Karen Plesh as President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Plesh previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Haven Residential since March 2022.

Highly accomplished leader with a proven track record of operational excellence in the multifamily housing industry

Plesh brings over 25 years of experience in the multifamily industry, leading teams of executives and department heads through the implementation and execution of strategic business plans to improve performance while maintaining the operational effectiveness.

“I am honored to take on the role of CEO at Haven Residential,” Plesh said when asked about the new role. “Our company’s culture and passion is unlike any other, and the future for Haven Residential is bright.”

In his most recent role as COO of Haven Residential, Plesh excelled at implementing innovative strategies, establishing compelling competitive value propositions and building customer loyalty while maximizing efficiency and productivity.

“It was clear that Karen was ready to take on the role of CEO of Haven Residential,” said Robb Bollhoffer, managing director and chief acquisitions officer of 29th Street Capital. “The role needs someone who is versatile, innovative and passionate, and Karen’s strengths made her a choice we were confident in. The future for Haven Residential is bright as is, and even brighter with her who head forward.”

Founded in 2009, 29th Street Capital is a private real estate investment firm with 16 offices nationwide. Its current portfolio consists of over 16,000 existing units and a development pipeline of over 20,000 total units. Learn more about 29SC at

Plesh holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Siena College in Upstate New York and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania. She holds a CPM designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management and served as a board member and president of the Eastern Chapter of the Pennsylvania Apartment Association.

Founded in 2020, Haven Residential is a full-service professional and property management group with extensive industry experience in real estate operations, revenue management, marketing and leasing, new development leasing, sustainability and integrated well-being. Its headquarters is based in Louisville, Kentucky and currently manages over 50 properties across the United States. Learn more about Haven Residential at