Lela Cirjakovic

Lela Cirjakovic
EVP – Operations
Waterton Residential

Ms. Cirjakovic joined Waterton in 2006 and serves as executive vice president of operations. In this role, Ms. Cirjakovic has direct oversight of Waterton’s portfolio of multifamily properties located throughout the United States. Ms. Cirjakovic is responsible for the strategic direction of the management platform, enhancing the portfolio’s financial performance and the resident experience. She also participates on the company’s leadership and investment committees.

Prior to joining Waterton, Ms. Cirjakovic spent 12 years at CAMCO, Inc., a Chicago multifamily property management company where she served as member of the Senior Executive Committee and as regional property manager overseeing the company’s Midwest operations. Previously, Ms. Cirjakovic was a regional property manager for Midland Property Management where she was responsible for 8 properties in 4 states. Ms. Cirjakovic’s career began at the Illinois Housing Development Authority where she was an asset manager for a portfolio comprised of 20 developments representing over 3,500 units.

Ms. Cirjakovic graduated from Loyola University in Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. She is a member of The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Chicagoland Apartment Association.