Dominium’s leadership team sets the direction, tone, and vision for the entire organization. These skilled professionals, with complementary expertise, work together to build and grow the organization.
Armand Brachman is responsible for all aspects of Dominium, having joined the firm in 1979. During his involvement, the company has grown from managing 2,700 units to over 20,000 units in 20 states.
Mr. Brachman has extensive experience in working with various federal, state and local housing programs. He is currently involved in the development process including community and site identification, site control, municipal approvals, architectural programming, financing, construction management, marketing and management.
Mr. Brachman is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.
Paul Sween is responsible for all aspects of Dominium. During his involvement, the company has grown from managing 2,700 units to over 20,000 units in 20 states.
Mr. Sween joined Dominium in 1989, previous to his employment with Dominium; he worked with the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young. Mr. Sween has been active in the multi-housing industry since 1981. He was also a principal in a development and property management firm that syndicated existing apartment projects, completed low income tax credit and historic rehab projects.
Mr. Sween is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Brendt Rusten has been actively involved in multifamily acquisition, development and management for over 25 years. He joined Dominium in 1984, eventually running its Management Company.
Mr. Rusten began his career managing a portfolio of multifamily units for a Midwest based development/management firm. In 1994, Mr. Rusten began providing private consulting services to the multifamily industry. In addition, he provided asset management reviews on over 350 multifamily assets throughout the United States.
In 2008, Mr. Rusten re-joined Dominium as Senior Vice President of Asset Management and is responsible for the oversight of Dominium’s owned portfolio representing over 130 multifamily assets.
Mr. Rusten is one of the original founding Board Members of the Midwest Association of HUD Management Agents and continues to be actively involved in many of the industry’s major trade associations.
John “Jack” Sipes is senior vice president of property management and partner for Dominium. In this role, Mr. Sipes oversees Dominium’s property management department. Sipes is responsible for managing all property management operations staff along with marketing, maintenance and purchasing, and compliance.
Prior to joining Dominium in 2012, Mr. Sipes was vice president and national executive manager for WinnResidential Military Housing Services in Nashville, Tenn., managing a portfolio of nearly 10,000 private family homes located on military bases. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of CWS Capital Partners in Austin, TX., responsible for all property, asset and corporate operations and was extensively involved with the due diligence, acquisitions, and operations of all of the nearly 60 properties (16,000 units) in the portfolio. Prior to joining CWS, Mr. Sipes worked in operations for the predecessor company to the multifamily real estate investment trust Archstone Communities (NYSE: ASN).
Prior to joining Archstone, Mr. Sipes served the country as an Army officer. He led soldiers in unit sizes from six to six hundred in seven different countries and fought as a member of the First Cavalry Division during the first Gulf War. He holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin and is a veteran of the U.S. Army, graduating from the United States Military Academy in West Point.
Tim Allen is responsible for the leadership and oversight of the accounting and finance functions for Dominium. In addition, Mr. Allen is responsible for the oversight of human resources, information technology, and other administration.
Mr. Allen brings years of experience in the oversight of finance, human resources, and information technology. His past experience includes most recently CFO for Quest Education and previously COO/CFO for Pro Staff.
Mr. Allen has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Masters of Business Administration in finance and strategic management from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. He is on the state board for the ARC of Minnesota and also is active in coaching youth sports. He currently resides in Medina, Minnesota.