Executive Team Profile

Tom Hinners Co-Founder and Chairman

Tom Hinners is a real estate developer with 40 years of experience. He has personally overseen all aspects of the development, sale and/or leasing and management of 4,118 tax-credit apartments, 868 market-rate rental apartments, 333 subsidized single-family homes, 588 condominium homes, 66 townhomes, two life-care retirement facilities, 36 nursing homes and two retail malls.

Tom supervises and monitors the performance of each of the company's developments. He sets direction for every division of the organization so his team of professionals can continue to build the company in accordance with its corporate mission and vision.

He currently is on the board of directors of Palm Beach County's Commission on Affordable Housing as well as The Center for Technology, Enterprise and Development, Inc. ("The TED Center") in Delray Beach, Fla.

Tom was formerly a practicing attorney and Certified Public Accountant, and served on the Board of Directors of Continental Bank & Trust, as well as Christian Services and Scholarships of Dallas, Inc.


Brian Hinners Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Brian Hinners has over 26 years of real estate experience. Since joining Auburn Group in 1990, he has been instrumental in the development, leasing, sales, financing and management of the company's Florida properties, which include affordable senior and family tax-credit apartments, single family homes, condominium homes and townhomes. These developments have won numerous awards including the National Association of Homebuilders "Finest Affordable Housing Community in the Nation" and the National Council on Senior's Housing's "Best of Senior's Housing Award."

Prior to joining Auburn Communities, Brian worked at the Barry Colliers Company, the largest industrial and commercial real estate brokerage firm in Wisconsin. His transactions included the sale of major facilities for Square D Company, Harley Davidson and Johnson Controls, as well as the sale of large retail-development parcels and national restaurant locations.

Brian was a panelist at the Institute for Professional and Executive Development seminar on "Housing the Non-Wealthy Elderly" in Washington, D.C. He served as treasurer and member of the board of directors for The Milagro Center, a Delray Beach non-profit organization serving low-income youth and he also has served on the board of the Mae Volen Senior Center. He also has served on the board of Palm Beach County Community Land Trust, chairing its acquisition and development committee, and has served on the board of the Gold Coast Builders Association as the Affordable Housing representative. Brian is a licensed mortgage broker and received his degree in economics and finance from the University of Wisconsin Business School.


Mary Wamser President, Auburn Management, Inc.

Mary Wamser's accounting education and background makes her invaluable in the oversight of all Auburn Communities development properties and those it retained as rental communities. Mary manages the properties, property managers, and the portfolio overall, organizing financial and compliance reporting of all properties to state agencies charged with oversight of public funds and to investors with equity holdings. She holds the certifications of Registered Apartment Manager and Accredited Residential Manager and is a certified National Senior Housing Specialist.


Cito Beguiristain President, Auburn Development, LLC

During his 16-year career, Cito Beguiristain has been involved in the development, construction, management, sales, leasing and marketing of 23 developments in Florida. His primary focus at Auburn Development is the acquisition and development of land for affordable housing. He is instrumental in securing comprehensive plan amendments, zoning changes, site-plan approval and local government financial commitments for Auburn's developments.

Cito began his career in the multi-family housing industry in 1993 with the Related Group of Florida. He also has worked with the Cornerstone Group, served as vice president of Continental Construction, and was director of management and sales for Atlantic & Pacific Management.

He currently is a member of the board of directors for the non-profit CJ Foundation for Children in Need. He has served on the public policy board of the Urban Land Institute's Terwilliger Center, has been a guest speaker on the subjects of workforce housing and community revitalization at various Urban Land Institute conventions and events, and has provided expert testimony to the Florida Legislature's task force on affordable housing.

Cito is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University where he earned a bachelor's degree in life science and a master's in business administration.


Lisa Hinners Marketing Director

Lisa Hinners has over 20 years of marketing experience. She writes, edits and manages production of websites, brochures, direct mail, signage and print ads for Auburn Communities and its developments.

Prior to joining Auburn Communities, Lisa worked in a creative capacity for various organizations, including a daytime television program, an advertising agency and a national newspaper. For three years prior to joining Auburn Communities, she worked in public relations and wrote and edited a weekly on-line newsletter in the corporate communications department of NCCI in Boca Raton, the largest provider of workers compensation data in the nation.

Lisa studied liberal arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned a bachelor of arts degree in english from St. Olaf College in Minnesota.


George Fisher CPM, RAM, CAM Vice President

George Fisher has over 55 years of real estate management experience. He is a respected leader of the National Association of Home Builders' Registered Apartment Manager (RAM) program and frequently speaks at the national level on real estate management issues.

Prior to joining Auburn Management, George was president of one of the largest real estate management companies in New York City, where he supervised 42 site managers. Mr. Fisher is on the faculty of New York University, Queens College, New York City Technical College and Hofstra University, where he has taught property management courses.

George earned his bachelor's of science degree from New York University. He is a decorated World War II veteran and the founder of Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.