Melanie Mayo – Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer

Melanie Mayo
Melanie is Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer of White Oak Partners. She is responsible for the Underwriting process of investment property acquisitions which satisfy the Company’s investment strategy criteria.


Melanie leads the Investment Committee, directs the market research and economic modeling functions, and partners with Investors and the Acquisitions, Asset Management, and Due Diligence teams.

She works closely with Acquisitions and Asset Management to develop the “value-add” strategy for each target acquisition so as to maximize potential value and return on investment, and partners with the Due Diligence team by providing guidance of identified or potential risk issues and applying a comprehensive risk management approach.

Prior to joining White Oak Partners, Melanie was Manager of Real Estate Equities, Asset Management and Development at Nationwide Realty Investors (NRI). At NRI she spent 13 years in Asset Management and Development of multifamily, commercial and mixed use properties.

Prior to NRI, Melanie spent seven years at The Pizzuti Companies where she created and led the Asset Management and Financial Modeling Departments. Melanie began her career in financial analysis roles within the Banc One Corporation. She earned her B.A. in Business & Finance from Miami University of Ohio.