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Kate Blake

Assistant Director of Operations

Kate Blake is responsible for optimizing all of RUME’s internal processes, overseeing recruiting, training, and working closely with the regional management staff.

Kate began her career as a market research coordinator with Sierra Realty in 2007. She joined Pangea Real Estate in 2010 as an underwriting supervisor and transitioned to the company’s training and development coordinator in 2015, where she was involved with HR decisions and created continuing education training and talent development programs. She played an integral role in growing a small, start-up real estate business into a 400-employee corporation with 13,000 units across three states. The entrepreneurial nature of that assignment laid the foundation for Kate’s expertise across virtually every aspect of multi-family operations and development, including marketing and underwriting.

Kate earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2012 and holds a Master’s degree in occupational psychology, with an emphasis on employee engagement, leadership development and workplace efficiency.


Carl Schirtzinger

Principal and Partner

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Principal and Partner

Rose Tang

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Laurie Carmona

Director of Accounting and Personnel

Kate Blake

Assistant Director of Ops

Caitlin Slomski

Marketing Manager

Daniel D. Martin

Maintenance Manager

Dan Hove

Construction Manager

Laurie Kitzmiller

Regional Manager

Gretchen Jones

Regional Manager

Sherry Roosa

Corporate Trainer

Lynn Franzen

Collections Supervisor

Janine Friedel

Accounting Supervisor

Sara Fields

Systems Analyst/QA

Alex Carmona


James Oates

Associate Analyst

Kathryn Nelson

Property Accountant

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RUME Principals have 60+ years of collective team experience investing, managing, and overseeing the construction of real estate properties throughout the United States.

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