Victoria Zelefsky

Director, Brand & Communications
vzelefsky@menkitigroup.com

As the Director of Brand and Communications for The Menkiti Group, it’s Victoria’s mission to spearhead the marketing and public relations initiatives for the enterprise. Prior to joining the company, Victoria was the Director of Marketing for MenuTrinfo and the Marketing Manager at Johns Hopkins University for Bon Appetit Management Company.  She is a contributing writer for Hotels.com and has had a robust freelance marketing and writing career working with companies across the globe. 

Victoria worked at the Monte Restaurant Development Group as the head of marketing and advertising as well as the executive support for franchising efforts on behalf of their fast-casual concept, Squisito Pizza & Pasta. Prior to working in marketing, Victoria worked as an international tour guide for Euroadventures, a travel company based in Florence, Italy and was a producer, director, performer and manager for theaters and music schools in Colorado, New York City, Virginia, and Maryland.

As a classically trained opera singer, Victoria is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado and the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Today she continues to perform in Maryland with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Annapolis Opera, and makes regular appearances as the national anthem singer for the Baltimore Orioles. She currently resides with her husband and cavapoo in Baltimore, Maryland.

Scott Whitaker

Vice President, Finance & Accounting
scott@menkitigroup.com

Scott brings over 30 years of accounting and finance experience to the team and is focused on driving the company’s treasury management and financial reporting. Scott has held senior level finance positions with publicly traded, private equity and start-up organizations during periods of robust growth. Most recently, as CFO of Burton Rand Associates, the company was awarded a large Department of Defense contract and expanded its credit facilities.

As an independent financial consultant, Scott contracted with public defense contractors and private investor groups to design and manage corporate budget and operational forecast teams, acquisition scenarios and tax services. He served as Director of Financial Reporting at RLJ Development, one of the nation’s largest private equity hotel investment firms prior to their IPO. During his tenure, RLJ launched three closed-end private equity funds, received cumulative equity commitments of $2.7 billion, and purchased 140 hotels.  Scott designed RLJ’s original treasury controls, financial and tax reporting systems and procedures, and partner capital administration.

He was also the original Corporate Controller of what today is Interstate Hotels & Resorts, joining the early EquiStar / CapStar equity group before its public debut, serving during its IPO, then merging into a public REIT.  He managed the corporate and investor fund accounting and worked with over 100 controllers, vice presidents and the highest executive levels.

Scott is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive. Scott received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky.

Martin Weldon

Martin Weldon

Director of Coaching & Business Development
202.733.5479
martin@menkitigroup.com

One of the first residential agents to team with Bo and Kymber Menkiti, Martin Weldon is the Director of Coaching and Business Development for The Menkiti Group and plays an integrated role in the residential, development, and commercial business units.

Over the past thirteen years, Martin has been instrumental in helping to lead the award-winning MG Residential sales team to achieve over $1 billion dollars in total closed sales volume. Martin began his career as a top-performing buyer’s agent, then as the leader of the Buyer Division, and is now working as a coach and director mentor for the team’s sales agents and expansion partners. In his current role, Martin also serves as The Menkiti Group’s ambassador, promoting growth and business development, as the team expands its neighborhood impact model around the country. In 2015 Martin was recognized with the I.A.M. award, which honors a member of the enterprise for extraordinary dedication and commitment to the growth and success of the organization.

Prior to real estate, Martin had a successful career in the restaurant industry serving as the General Manager of the iconic Georgia Brown’s restaurant in Washington D.C. A former KW MAPS Coach, Martin has mentored and advised scores of agents around the country in growing solid sales businesses based on the models of the MREA and remains extremely active in the real estate industry as well as in his community. He is a five-time Agent Leadership Council member in the KW Capital Properties Capitol Hill market center and serves on the boards for the Woodridge Warriors Youth Organization and for WINNERS Lacrosse.

A native Washingtonian, Martin lives with his wife and two children in NE Washington D.C. and is proud of his in-depth knowledge of District neighborhoods and the investment potential found therein.

Lawrence Thomas

Director of Accounting
202.733.5476
lawrence@menkitigroup.com

As Director of Accounting, Lawrence is responsible for managing the Development, Portfolio and Fund Investment Accounting and cash management functions of the enterprise.

Prior to joining The Menkiti Group, Lawrence served Development Accountant for Federal Realty Investment Trust, a Rockville, MD REIT, and Controller, Wills Companies, a private real estate investment firm. There he specialized in development accounting and financial reporting, including project cost and profitability analysis, general ledger analysis and reconciliation.

He also ran an Independent Accounting practice for 12 years consulting on engagements with clients, including the Office of Comptroller of the Currency, BearingPoint, Inc, General Growth Properties.

Christie Morgan

Director of Asset Management
christie@menkitigroup.com

Christie Morgan serves as Director of Asset Management for The Menkiti Group.  Christie has 20 years of experience in commercial property and asset management.  She joined The Menkiti Group in February of 2021.

Christie started her career in retail management and after completing her education went into real estate at retail centers doing marketing and management.  She has worked for multiple REITs including PREIT and Macerich.  She has been lucky to work with well known assets like Tysons Corner Center and one of the first mixed-use properties, Reston Town Center.  She further pursued her career as Director of Property and Asset Management at DC based Roadside Development and was excited to be involved with their local developments including City Market at O.  Her next position took her to Beatty Management Company overseeing 2.2M square feet of retail properties in the metro market as well as Charleston, SC.

Christie holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and holds a CPM designation from IREM.  Christie grew up in Pennsylvania but traveled with her husband and family while he served 27 years in the United States Marine Corps.  She and her family currently reside in Purcellville, VA. 

Katie McGinley

Operations Manager
202.733.5455
kmcginley@menkitigroup.com

Katie joined the Menkiti Group as the Office Manager and quickly dove into enterprise operations. During COVID-19, she transitioned to the Accounting Department as a Systems Staff Accountant, where she handles AP, AR, and other accounting functions.

Prior to starting at the Menkiti Group, Katie worked in operations at Hutker Architects, a residential architecture firm in Cape Cod. She also worked as a digital marketing strategist for sport psychologists and as a virtual assistant to several executive leadership coaches.

Katie holds a degree in Business Administration from Sweet Briar College and is working on an M.S in Sport and Performance Psychology. She serves as the Treasurer for F.L.O.P., a dog rescue in Richmond, Virginia and loves helping the rescue in her spare time. Katie currently resides with her husband and two German Shepherds in Alexandria, Virginia.

Jumoke Akiosi

Chief of Staff to the President of KWCP
jumoke@menkitigroup.com

Jumoke Akiosi serves as Chief of Staff to the President of Keller Williams Capital Properties: Kymber Menkiti, who also serves as a Keller Williams Divisional Leader. Jumoke (pronounced Ju-mo-keh) is also a Licensed Realtor servicing referral in the DMV region (and beyond). She is a proud Nigerian raised by a single mother and a graduate from the Art Institute of Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing.

Jumoke started her real estate career in April 2014 when she joined a Top 1% DMV Real Estate Team as a Marketing Specialist. Over the next 7 years, Jumoke grew her role into Director of Operations as she led her team to sell over 600 homes for over $250M. Through her tenure, her team received various industry awards include Washingtonian Magazine BEST of Awards, Bethesda Magazine’s TOP 250 Award, America’s BEST Real Estate Agents Award, Greater Capital Association of Realtors Platinum Award for Units Sold, Keller Williams Capital Properties Top 10 Awards for Units Sold and countless others.

Over the course of her career, Jumoke developed a soft spot for servicing first-time homebuyers and millennials. Her passion to service this niche ignited when she purchased her first home in August of 2018 at the age of 32. From there, she’s been inspired to share her success story by teaching dozens of educational seminars to aid millennial buyers/sellers in making well informed decisions, while taking their fair share in the housing market to build generational wealth.

In 2020, Jumoke’s love for teaching amplified as she partnered with her mentor to launch a 12-week training course called Become an Ops Badass™. This course was designed to coach and train real estate admin and operations personnel on how to own their roles and dominate the market with leveraging proven systems and models into their businesses. In 2021, Jumoke took her love for teaching and coaching to another level and took on the role of Productivity Coach in the KW Bethesda-Chevy Chase market center. As productivity coach, Jumoke’s focus is to empower newly licensed agents with a shift on mindset, implementing best practices in the market while utilizing the scripts, systems and models of Keller Williams. Jumoke also serves on The Keller Williams Agent Leadership Council which is made up of the top 20% of agents in each office. This dynamic ‘board of directors’ is actively involved in the leadership decisions that make the office more productive and profitable.

Prior to her career in real estate, Jumoke has served a variety of small, local businesses in the Bethesda and the DC area with her extensive expertise in branding, Marketing, PR, Communications, Social Media, and e-Commerce. Jumoke thrives on challenges particularly those that inspire, motivate, and impact the greater community. In her free time, Jumoke enjoys traveling, shopping and spending quality time with her mother, partner, and close circle of friends.