November 2, 2016
American Housing Income Trust Inc. (AHIT), headquartered in Phoenix, hired James Stevens as chief executive officer. Stevens replaces Jeff Howard, who resigned to pursue other opportunities. The REIT owns and operates single-family rentals in Arizona, Nevada and Texas, with plans to expand its operations nationally.
Stevens, an AHIT board member, is a real estate veteran, having held positions including real estate broker, certified property manager and builder. He currently owns and manages 972 units in the southeast, while managing properties for others, as well.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from SUNY at Plattsburgh, and received an MBA from Tennessee Technological University. In addition to real estate, Stevens is also a CPA, and worked for Esselte/Pendaflex and Nielson & Bainbridge.
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