Stuart A. Heaton is the President of Elevation Property Management and a key executive officer of its affiliated companies. He has served for more than two decades as a senior executive directing and managing a broad spectrum of operational, legal, and capital-related activities for micro-to-large cap publicly traded companies. Stuart brings a deep and diverse background and extensive skill sets to the Elevation companies. In addition, he is a licensed attorney who has practiced law in both the private sector and in-house for 30 years.
Stuart received an undergraduate degree from California State University, Fullerton, a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.
Vice President, Property Management
Joy Wyant-Hatchett is Vice President of Property Management where she oversees the day-to-day operations and management of every property in Elevation’s portfolio. Joy also leads Elevation Property Management’s efforts to recruit and hire top-tier staff, maintains financial health, and implements capital improvement projects.
Prior to joining Elevation, Joy served as Vice President of Operations for a major affordable housing management company, where she managed a multi-state portfolio of over 3,000 units with an annual budget in excess of $20 million.
With over 20 years of affordable property management experience, Joy has earned a reputation for excellence in state and local compliance, physical rehabilitation, and strengthening the financial health of the properties under her leadership. She holds HCCP and CPO designations.
Joy is passionate about leadership development and believes that the most successful communities are the ones where staff feel appreciated, supported, and empowered by management to deliver a reliable, customer service-oriented experience for residents. She believes that every community in the country requires safe, clean, and affordable housing options in order to be sustainable and prosperous.
Along with her husband Wiley, Joy moved to central Florida in 2021. They live in Deltona with their dogs Jaxx and Jill. In her free time, she enjoys baking and exploring all that Florida has to offer, especially the beaches.
Regional Property Manager
Cecilia Lockett is a Regional Property Manager with Elevation Property Management, overseeing the renovation, stabilization, and growth of multifamily and senior communities across Elevation’s portfolio.
Prior to joining Elevation, Cecilia held several positions throughout the Central Florida area with Bell Partners and McKinley Property Management.
In her time with Elevation, Cecilia has developed a reputation for excellence in the management and improvement of the communities under her leadership, shepherding them from underperformance to sustainability. Cecilia considers her greatest professional success to be the positive impact she has on the residents of Elevation properties and providing mentorship to her fellow team members.
Cecilia holds an associate degree in hospitality and a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
She is a Florida native and an active member of her church. In her spare time, Cecilia is an avid baker and loves to travel. She lives in Apopka.
Regional Maintenance Manager
Jason Rickman is Regional Maintenance Manager for Elevation Property Management, providing guidance and leadership to property maintenance teams and overseeing the upkeep and systems management across Elevation’s property portfolio.
With over 30 years of experience in property management, HVAC, construction, and electrical work, Jason is able to quickly adapt to the specific needs of a situation and provide training, knowledge, and hands-on support to Elevation’s world-class maintenance teams. He finds joy in solving problems and helping people, two of the core functions of his leadership role with Elevation.
Originally from North Carolina, Jason has three children and six grandchildren. He lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina.