Bainbridge Fills Two Key Vice President Roles

The Bainbridge Companies, a fully integrated family of real estate companies engage in virtually every step of the real estate process, recently named Heidi Jehlicka as vice president of marketing and Krista Washbourne as vice president of learning and development at the Wellington-based firm.

Jehlicka and Washbourne will aid with continued growth in 2023. Last year, Bainbridge secured more than $2 billion in transactions while expanding its footprint and partnerships in North Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Texas and Virginia, all the while continuing its strong presence throughout Florida.

“With the incredible success from last year, Bainbridge has brought on new executives to aid with our continued growth in 2023,” said Shae Shults, chief strategy officer at Bainbridge. “We are thrilled to add Heidi and Krista, both impressive leaders, to our team. Each brings decades of industry expertise to our firm and will elevate our innovative sales and operations programs, partnerships, and internal and external communications.”

Jehlicka brings more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry to her new role. Most recently, she served as vice president of operations at Orbit Investments. Prior to that, she was the senior vice president of operations at Southern Land Company, senior vice president of marketing and employee development for Bainbridge, and director of marketing at Advenir Living. Jehlicka has overseen diverse portfolios of multifamily, build-to-rent and mix-use across the U.S. She holds an MBA from Fitchburg State University and is skilled in all facets of marketing, operations, training, team development and revenue management. Jehlicka is based in Wellington and will oversee property and corporate marketing, as well as public relations.

Washbourne brings more than 20 years of experience in multifamily and organizational development. Most recently, she has worked with Lincoln Property Company as vice president of learning and talent development, as well as with Interplay Learning, a high-growth VR/simulation training start-up. During her career, Washbourne has also served as learning and development manager for Gables Residential, as well as director of education for JPI/Greystar. Washbourne holds a bachelor’s degree in both psychology and public relations from Kansas State University. She is based in Austin, Texas.

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