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.
As Co-Managing Partner of Dominium, Armand Brachman is responsible for all aspects of the business. Since 1979 when Mr. Brachman joined Dominium, the firm has grown from managing 2,700 units to more than 26,000 units in 23 states.
Mr. Brachman has extensive experience working with federal, state and local housing programs. His current commitment to the developmental process of the trade sheds light on a variety of issues 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-Madison real estate program.
Mr. Brachman is a member of the Council of Affordable Housing Owners– best practices group, and is a member of the Drake Bank Board. He is also on the Board of Trustees and Operations Committee for the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Mr. Brachman is a founding contributor to the Dominium Charitable Partners Fund which contributes to important housing and social service organizations in the communities where Dominium operates.
As Co-Managing Partner of Dominium, Paul Sween is responsible for all aspects of the business. Active in the multi-housing industry since 1981, he joined Dominium in 1989. During his involvement, the company has grown from managing 2,700 units to more than 26,000 units in 23 states.
Prior to his employment with Dominium, Mr. Sween worked with the international accounting firm Ernst & Young. He was also a principal in a development and property management firm that syndicated existing apartment projects, and 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).
Mr. Sween is a committed Board Chair member of the Minnesota Housing Partnership – affordable housing advocacy group, and is a member of the Council of Affordable Housing Owners – best practices group. He also serves as a tutor with CommonBond Study Buddies, a program that engages volunteers with youth as homework mentors.
Mr. Sween is a founding contributor to the Dominium Charitable Partners Fund which contributes to important housing and social service organizations in the communities where Dominium operates.
As Partner and Senior Vice President of Dominium, Mark Moorhouse is responsible for the day-to-day business operations for the growing group of nearly 50 professionals in the Development and Acquisitions department who focus on affordable housing.
Mr. Moorhouse is experienced working with various federal, state and local housing programs. Since joining Dominium in 1996, he has worked on several significant portfolio acquisitions, new project developments, and the acquisition of existing apartment projects. Mr. Moorhouse is currently involved in leading the team in all aspects of the development process. In addition, he has been instrumental in completing numerous structured finance transitions at Dominium. He has played an integral role in helping the company grow from managing 6,400 units in 1996 to more than 26,000 units in 23 states today.
Mr. Moorhouse received his Bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University and has since earned a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
Mr. Moorhouse is on the Board and is the Co-Head of the Financing Committee at Summit Academy, an organization established in 1996 that helps low-income individuals obtain the job skills training needed to secure well-paid employment and, ultimately, to lead a more stable and rewarding life. He is also involved with Minnesota Housing Partnership in a fundraising capacity.
Mr. Moorhouse is a founding contributor to the Dominium Charitable Partners Fund, which contributes to important housing and social service organizations in the communities where Dominium operates.
As Partner and Senior Vice President of Asset Management, Brendt Rusten is responsible for Dominium’s owned portfolio representing more than 200 multifamily assets and approximately 26,000 units.
Mr. Rusten has been actively involved in multifamily acquisition, development and management for more than 35 years. He began his career managing a portfolio of multifamily units for a Midwest-based development and management firm.
He initially joined Dominium in 1984, eventually running its Property Management Company. In 1994, Mr. Rusten began providing private consulting services to the multifamily industry, and asset management reviews on more than 5,000 multifamily assets throughout the United States. In 2008, he re-joined Dominium as Senior Vice President of Asset Management. He serves on Dominium’s Executive Committee, providing oversight of all dispositions, refinancing of existing assets, and quality control of its assets. In addition, Mr. Rusten serves as a member of Dominium’s Credit Committee bringing his 35 years of affordable and market rate housing experience to the underwriting of new developments and acquisitions.
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. He is active in a series of philanthropic activities ranging from assistance to national nonprofit housing providers to local special purpose organizations.
Mr. Rusten is a founding contributor to the Dominium Charitable Partners Fund which contributes to important housing and social service organizations in the communities where Dominium operates.
As Partner and Senior Vice President of Property Management, John “Jack” Sipes leads Dominium’s property management department, handling more than 26,000 owned/managed units in 23 states. He is responsible for managing all property management operations staff along with the marketing, maintenance and purchasing, and compliance functions. He is particularly proud of his focused efforts to develop leaders at all levels of Dominium.
Mr. Sipes is a West Point graduate and has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. After proudly serving his country as a US Army officer throughout the world, he embarked on a career of progressive leadership in property management at Archstone, CWS Capital Partners, and WinnResidential.
Mr. Sipes has a long history of charitable outreach in his community. Within Dominium, he leads the firm’s employee outreach efforts as Chair of the BRIDGE program and as President of the non-profit Employee Emergency Fund. He has served youth athletics in many roles—including coach, referee, administrator, commissioner and fan.
Mr. Sipes is a founding contributor to the Dominium Charitable Partners Fund which contributes to important housing and social service organizations in the communities where Dominium operates.
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.