Leadership

Diane Batayeh - Chief Executive Officer
dbatayeh@villagegreen.com P 248-932-2706

Diane is the ultimate example of VG’s promotion from within philosophy, joining the company in 1980 as a part time sales consultant while attending the University of Michigan. She is responsible for global and strategic level initiatives and planning for all of the operating companies that comprise Village Green Holding. She teaches executive leadership at Village Green University and leads the company’s Innovation Council. Diane is also a member of the Executive Committee for the NMHC Board of Directors. “It’s all about the people,” she often says.
 

David Ferszt - President
dferszt@villagegreen.com P 248-932-2756

David has been with VG for 12 years. He started with the company as a Manager in Training and now leads all of the regional and corporate teams responsible for apartment management and related services. He directs all practices and initiatives geared toward property management operating systems, new technologies and services. David is also the Executive Mentor for Village Green’s Manager in Training program and in 2015 was named to Real Estate Forums Top 50 under 40. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” - Michael Jordan
 

Barb Hale - Executive Vice President
bhale@villagegreen.com P 248-406-5131

Barb has been managing V-Suites and Village Green’s Sales and Marketing team for more than 10 years. She is responsible for all of the Sales, Marketing and Branding services, initiatives, and practices for Village Green Holding including Business Development, V-Suites and Village Green Marketing Services. Barb also works collaboratively with Dave Ferszt on the strategic growth of the management company. Under her leadership, V-Suites received national recognition as a Best and Brightest Company to Work For. "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." - Muhammad Ali
 

Mirriam Livingstone - Vice President, Operations Services
mlivingstone@villagegreen.com P 248-932-2761

Mirriam began her career with VG over 25 years ago as a Property Manager. Her industry designations include CAPS and SHCM, as well as completing the NAA’s Advanced Instructor Training (AIT). Mirriam has served as an executive board member on the DMAA and PMAM Apartment Associations and the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit. “When a person is fortunate enough to work in a profession and for a company they are passionate about; the journey is very rewarding.”
 

"The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined efforts of each individual." – Vince Lombardi