Laura Russ
Chief Real Estate Officer

Laura joined Aeon in February 2023 and currently oversees Housing Development, Property Operations and Asset Management in her role as Chief Real Estate Officer. Laura has an extensive background in multifamily operations including asset management, property management and real estate development for private and nonprofit owners. She combines her detailed knowledge of field operations with systems thinking, technology application, and innovative implementation.  Previously, Laura led Asset Management functions at Thies & Talle Management, a Minneapolis-based multifamily owner/operator. During her fifteen year tenure there, she served in Operations roles where she refocused policies and systems around a resident-centric approach. She also served in technology and systems roles while at WinnResidential, one of the nation’s largest housing managers, where she led the Business Process Group. Throughout her career, she has consulted with numerous housing providers through Viva Consulting. Laura cares deeply about serving residents and expanding housing opportunities. She has tremendous respect for housing management professionals, the overlooked heroes of the housing world.

Laura has her B.A. from the University of Chicago and her Master’s Degree in Housing, Community and Economic Development from MIT. She is a Minnesota Multihousing Board member, licensed MN Broker, and frequent contributor to housing policy discussions.