“Enriching Lives By Transforming Communities.” It’s not just a statement, it’s a process. It’s the approach we take for every acquisition and business decision we encounter.
do what is right
own our truths
have regard for others
longstanding, trusted partnerships
treat others the way they want to be treated
First property purchased with a handful of investors
First property rebranded during renovations
Transacted $250M worth in deals with 3,709 units
Formed team, wrote Mission Statement & Values
Reached $1.5B worth in deals with 16,979 units
At Insula, our management team ensures the positive growth and performance of the communities we are invested in while striving to be the Best Boutique Apartment Operator in Florida.
Chief Operating OfficerBobbi Moody Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Bobbi Moody brings a collaborative, positive approach to the daily operations at Insula Companies. Overseeing the Property Management Division, she ensures properties are run efficiently and sustainably, and that the entire team is fully supported and successful.
Bobbi has over 25 years’ experience in property management, beginning in leasing and working her way up to various managerial positions throughout the Florida market. She has a comprehensive grasp of the industry, with specialized knowledge in new construction, lease-up management, business operations and more. Bobbi has received numerous designations and certifications including: Certified Property Manager (CPM), Licensed Florida Real Estate Sales Associate, Certified Apartment Manager (CAM), Community Association Manager (CAM) and Certified Occupancy Specialist. She also belongs to the Institute of Real Estate Management and the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors. Bobbi has a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Florida.
Active in her community, Bobbi’s passion for housing extends to her work with Metropolitan Ministries, finding homes for at-risk children and families. She is originally from NY but has spent most of her life here in FL.
Senior Regional ManagerEric Sangster Regional Manager
As a Regional Manager at Insula Companies, Eric Sangster oversees a conventional portfolio of communities in the Orlando/Central Florida market. Eric works with his team to motivate and maximize leasing and marketing efforts as well as monitor the operating efficiency and financial well-being for each property.
Eric began his career in property management in 2007. Dedicated to delivering outstanding customer service, he provides solutions that achieve profitability for all stakeholders. He has managed many different types of assets ranging from RD, HUD, tax credit, conventional, senior, family, and communities that cater to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Eric also comes with experience in new construction lease-ups and acquisition rehabs. He has earned his credentials as a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM), Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) and Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP). Eric was recognized as 2015 Regional Manager of the Year during his ten-year tenure at Royal American Management. Eric is also a member of the Apartment Association of Greater Orlando.
Originally from South Georgia, Eric has lived in Orlando since 2003. He and his spouse adopted a baby in 2017 and are actively involved in several adoption-focused organizations and groups.
Regional ManagerElizabeth Jackson Regional Manager
Serving as Regional Manager at Insula Companies, Elizabeth Jackson oversees the daily operations of properties throughout Tampa, Lakeland, and Sarasota. She’s directly involved in leasing, marketing, finance, training, resident retention, resident events, community outreach, and building relationships. Grateful she gets to wake up each morning and do what she loves, Elizabeth is a supportive cheerleader for her teams and has been named “Property Manager of the Year” twice by the Bay Area Apartment Association.
Elizabeth first entered the multifamily industry in 1998 and has had many roles throughout her career. Her dependable manner, problem solving approach, and customer service-oriented attitude has also resulted in awards for “Lease Up Property of the Year”, “Community of the Year”, and “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities”. Prior to joining Insula, she worked with other distinguished management companies including Echelon Residential, ZRS, and Greystar. She has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Saint Leo University.
Elizabeth is a fifth-generation Floridian and has lived in Wesley Chapel, FL since 2001. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys entertaining for SEC football games (go Gators!) and The Kentucky Derby.
Director of MaintenanceDan Martin Director of Maintenance
Dan Martin is Director of Maintenance at Insula Companies. In this role, he oversees all items relating to maintenance within the entire portfolio of Insula properties. Dan is also instrumental in training the maintenance staff – imbuing the team with the same level of care and attention-to-detail that sets Florida’s best boutique apartment operator apart. Dan is known for his ability to juggle many tasks at once with a strong foundation in technical experience.
Originally from Connecticut, Dan has been in the maintenance field since 1996, working as an HVAC tech for ten years before moving onto Concord Management for seven. Upon relocating to Florida, Dan served as the Director of Maintenance at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club. He trained at a technical school for HVAC and also completed Emergency Medical Technician school. Rounding out his skillset, Dan’s long list of professional designations include: CAMT, CPO, Universal EPA, EPA proctor, confined space certified, Florida licensed HVAC contractor, and OSHA certified.
Dan is very involved with the Special Olympics of Central Florida and volunteers at the Arnold Palmer Children’s hospital. In his spare time, you’ll find Dan in his professional (garage-based) woodshop building furniture and nick knacks, or riding his Harley. Dan has two adult children, a granddaughter, and two dogs.
Director of Corporate ServicesDavida Hurst Director of Corporate Services
As Director of Corporate Services, Davida Hurst manages the day-to-day operations of the home office and national vendor relations, as well as coordinating the due diligence process associated with acquisitions and dispositions. As Insula’s most tenured employee, Davida embraces the company values and loves promoting company culture, charity events, and event planning for employee growth and celebrations. Those she works with describe Davida as kind, appreciative, knowledgeable, and a pleasure with which to do business.
Davida began her career in 1998 with SMG Property Management and joined Insula Companies as its very first employee in 2009. Her extensive experience and organization skills are instrumental for keeping the team on track.
Passionate about giving back to the community, Davida supports Feeding Tampa Bay, Metropolitan Ministries, and Toys for Tots. She was born in Las Vegas and lived in Guam and California but has spent most of her life in Florida. In her spare time, Davida enjoys reading and watching horror-fiction, so it’s not surprising that her favorite holiday is Halloween.
Property AccountantAmy Sedmont Property Accountant
Amy Sedmont has been working within the accounting field since 1998. At Insula Companies, she serves as Property Accountant, reporting the financials for multiple properties as well as assisting with annual budgeting.
She also works closely with regional and community managers to ensure the accuracy of reports and that invoices are entered and paid timely. Prior to joining Insula, Amy spent fifteen years at DLA Piper, LLP as Accountant and Estates and Trusts Accountant for fifteen years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Originally from Delaware, she attended college in Connecticut before living in Baltimore for fifteen years. Now local to the Sarasota area, she enjoys cycling and traveling in her spare time.
General CounselKimberly M. Henderson General Counsel
As General Counsel with over 25 years of legal and real estate title experience, Kimberly Henderson is responsible for determining and implementing policy and providing legal support services in matters of risk management, regulatory compliance, acquisition, financing, and development. She’s known for her accessibility and willingness to act as a sounding board, providing unvarnished thoughts and suggestions related to the acquisition, financing, and sale of various apartment projects.
Kimberly’s work with the Insula Companies organization started in October 2001. She began working for a title underwriter in January 1993 and went on to finish her bachelor’s degree in political science at University of South Florida. With a passion for learning and helping others, she received her Juris Doctorate with honors from Stetson Law School. Prior to joining Insula, she served as a real estate development associate with the law offices of Broad and Cassel, and was employed by Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc. Rounding out her areas of expertise, she holds Florida licenses, both as a title agent and real estate broker.
Kimberly was born and raised in Tampa Bay and has two children and a long list of pets. She gives back to her community, having supported the Girl and Boy Scouts of West Central Florida, and volunteering at Feeding Tampa Bay and Toy’s for Tots. In her spare time, she enjoys glamping and indulging in all-things-zombie.
Property AccountantLaura Adams Property Accountant
As Property Accountant, Laura Adams evaluates and reports the financials for multiple communities within the Insula portfolio. She also works closely with regional and community managers to ensure the accuracy of the financial reports, as well as assisting with accounting training opportunities on site. She’s known for her superior attention-to-detail and willingness to help others and in 2017 she was named Insula Companies’ “Behind-the-Scenes Wonder”.
Laura began working in the accounting field in 2016 and prior to joining Insula, spent six years in accounting for utility, escrow, and rentals. She was born and raised in Sarasota and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Keiser University. She is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys golfing and basketball - volunteering with Suncoast Youth Basketball League and cheering for University of Kentucky’s team (Go Big Blue!).
Payroll Administrator/BookkeeperLauren Youssef Property Accountant/Payroll Administrator
Lauren Youssef is a Property Accountant/Payroll Administrator and is responsible for day-to-day accounting operations and for administering the company-wide payroll to properties under the Insula umbrella. Since 2015, she has worked in the property management field as a leasing agent and bookkeeper for different companies, skilled in the areas of leasing, payroll, vendors, and accounts receivable/payable.
Lauren is originally from Syracuse, NY and is proud to be a first-generation American with a mother from Jordan and a father from Egypt. She has lived in Sarasota since 2003 and enjoys spending time with her (very large) family and her Australian Shepherd, Boomer.
Chief Financial OfficerAngie Steere Chief Financial Officer
As the Chief Financial Officer of Insula Companies, Angie Steere oversees the finance, accounting and human resources operations. She provides day-to-day leadership and management guidance that effectively mirrors the corporate mission and core values. As part of the senior management team, she offers financial insights to formulate and execute the company’s business strategy.
Angie has over fifteen years of experience in providing professional services in the financial, accounting and economic industries. She possesses an extensive range of proficiency in banking, investments, budgeting and financial reporting. Prior to joining Insula Companies, Angie held a key accounting position working for the United States Air Force.
Angie earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in her home country of Colombia. Additionally, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hawaii Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in real estate from Georgetown University. Angie participates in Toastmasters International and enjoys working out, traveling and discovering new cultures. Ask her anytime about her favorite Colombian coffee.
Director of ITBrian Fortney Director of IT
With over twenty years in the IT industry and over eighteen years in multi-family property management, Brian Fortney serves as Director of IT and is responsible for all information technology-related duties at Insula. His expertise is integral to the daily operations of the corporate and on-site team of staff.
Brian began his IT career on the computer support and network integration team with a renowned IT support and service firm based out of Sarasota, FL. He later transitioned to a network administrator position with a leading Florida-based software development company which specialized in web-based GUI integration with SAP. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Florida. In addition to graduating cum laude with a degree in Computer Information Systems Analysis, Brian is a Microsoft Certified Professional, a Certified Office Systems Specialist, and has received a certificate in underwriting from the Mortgage University.
Brian is originally from West Virginia and moved to Florida in 1985. He is proud to participate every year in the JDRF Walk to improve the lives of those affected by type 1 diabetes. Beyond IT, Brian enjoys spending time with family, gardening, and fishing.
Bobbi MoodyCPM Chief Operating Officer Born: West Lafayette, Indiana College: ndiana University Email: Person@email.com
Briawna Marcano is HR Generalist at Insula Companies where she manages the recruitment process, and strategizes on-boarding techniques and technologies, among other specialities. She’s known for her excellent communication skills, ability to relate well with people, and her solutions-based strategic thinking.
Briawna entered the human resources field in 2014 after attending Keiser University and receiving a degree in Business Administration and Management. She has received her HR Generalist Certificate as well as completing Guardianship Training. Briawna is currently a member of the Young Professionals Group of Sarasota, Leadership Program Sarasota County with the Chamber of Commerce, and the Society for Human Resources Management.
Community-minded, Briawna believes it is important to care about the social and economic impact of those less fortunate and she volunteers at Second Chance Last Opportunity, Feeding Tampa Bay, and Metropolitan Ministries. Briawna is originally from Venezuela, moved to the states when she was four years old, and while she lived in numerous places, was mostly raised in South Florida.
We understand that strong communities provide support, activities and hope for local families. That’s why our dedication to the complexes we acquire, improve, and maintain includes active involvement with charitable organizations, causes and programs.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota
- Child Protection Center
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Everyday Hero: John Maclean
- Feeding Tampa Bay
- Forty Carrots Family Center
- Gulf Coast CEO Forum
- Jewish Family Community Services
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
- Navy League
- OneOrlando Fund
- Out of Door Academy
- Southside School
- Suncoast Sports Club & Youth Sports
- Team Tony Cycle of Life Ride Across Florida
- The V Foundation for Cancer Research
- Visible Men Academy
- Wellington Travel Basketball Association
- Young President's Organization