Brandi holds a Master’s degree in Housing and a B.S. in Housing, Interior Design and Resource Management from Virginia Tech. She began her career in the Washington, DC area at Avalon Bay and was hired as a marketing and development consultant for Bravo Strategic Marketing as an understudy to industry expert Jennifer Nevitt. Brandi became a founding member of YieldStar Technology, a yield-management software for the apartment industry (now a leading product of Realpage). There she served dual roles as Director of Marketing and Director of Product Content, responsible for training large companies such as AMLI Residential and Camden Property Trust on best practices in pricing and yield management.
In 2002, at age 26, Brandi handed the reigns over to her entrepreneurial spirit and launched Brio Consulting. Brandi’s extensive knowledge was built by marketing high-barrier to entry southern and northeast markets and working over a decade with large portfolios of A+ through C properties along the eastern seaboard (including seven blocks of mixed-use development in Hoboken, NJ). As a result, Brandi has a well-rounded awareness of challenges that owners face. She is adept at working with budgets at any level to help grow revenue and improve bottom-line results.
Brandi’s joy is working with Property Management and Real Estate majors at Virginia Tech, where she teaches in both the Property Management and Real Estate programs. She also teaches several afterschool arts programs in her local school system because she believes so fervently in arts education for young people.