Team Atlanta

Duncan Murphy
Team Leader - Atlanta

Duncan has been with gkhouses since 2015 and is our Atlanta Team Leader. Duncan is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of our Atlanta office. In this role, Duncan is involved in owner communications which include updates on maintenance issues, owner statements, as well as fielding a variety of questions about Atlanta rental properties. Duncan graduated from the University of Alabama in 2013 with a major in Marketing and a specialization in real estate. He moved to Birmingham to continue to build on his knowledge and passion for real estate and to start his career in the field. When he is not focused on real estate in the Atlanta area, Duncan enjoys being on a golf course or in the outdoors! Hometown: Fairhope, Alabama

Ted Strane
Project Manager

Ted has lived in Atlanta for almost a decade with his wife and 3 kids. He has been with gkhouses since November 2019 and comes from a family with deep roots in the real estate industry. Ted has been in the property management business for well over 15 years and is an investment property owner himself. Ted is responsible for assisting the owners in his portfolio by obtaining their property investment goals. Ted continues to deliver the level of service that owners expect. Ted loves Auburn football, hunting, and high country snow skiing. Hometown: Montgomery, AL

Mary Jo Lee
Staff Accountant

Mary Jo grew up in Mobile, AL and graduated from the University of Alabama with a major in Finance and a specialization in Real Estate. Her passion for real estate and numbers led her to move to Birmingham after graduating to start her career as a staff accountant at gkhouses. Mary Jo’s dream is to one day own and operate a property development company. Her friends and family describe her as being bubbly and energetic. Her love for music comes from her 15 years of dance experience (some even say she was dancing before she was talking). Whenever she isn’t at the office, you can find her spending time with her friends and family. Favorite place: anywhere tropical

Phedra Lopez
Maintenance Coordinator

Phedra Lopez was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She works at gkhouses in our Atlanta market as the Maintenance Coordinator. Phedra was instantly drawn to gkhouses because of our passion for developing people and our team dynamic. When she is not working at gkhouses she is helping others, cooking, and going on hikes. She enjoys being out doors and dancing to good music. One of her favorite quotes is: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” - Albert Einstein

Bryant Ipatzi
Operations Coordinator

When it comes to communication, Bryant excels! He assists the gkhouses with everything involving utilities, property management techs and section 8! We are so thankful for his customer service skills and ability to hustle. Born in Ventura, CA., and raised in Laredo, TX, Bryant moved to Mexico when he was 12 and has been there ever since! He is married with two young children and enjoys spending his free time with his family and traveling.

Jen Ruan
Tenant Communication Specialist

Jen joined gkhouses in 2019 as a Tenant Communication Specialist. She was born in Mexico, but has Chinese roots. She had the chance to study in Guangdong, China for four years and can speak several languages. When she is not at work, you can find her looking for new cooking recipes or trying to learn new things, such as knitting, singing, or painting. Jen has a husband and a baby girl and loves spending time with the both of them. 

Diego Lagos
Maintenance Technicians

Diego Lagos is from Paysandu, Uruguay but has been living in Georgia since 2001. He joined gkhouses in March of 2020. Diego is responsible for the maintenance of gkhouses. He loves playing soccer and enjoys going to Atlanta United games on his days off with his family. Diego has a two year old daughter & are expecting a son this October.

Luis Tarazon
Leasing

Luis joined the gkhouses team in June of 2018. Raised in Sahuarita, a small town in southern Arizona. His passion is teaching and so you will always find him trying to learn something new and looking for ways he could help those around him. He has over 5 years of customer service experience and is currently our leasing coordinator in Atlanta. His hobbies include reading, driving and photography.