The Rockstar Capital culture

Rockstar Capital’s Senior Leadership Team

Robert Martinez - Founding Principal and CEO

Robert founded Rockstar Capital in March 2011 and since directed the growth of our managed portfolio to 16 apartment communities consisting of 2611 rental units. He entered the multifamily industry in March 2007 when he co–founded a previous management company and oversaw operations of 11 apartment communities consisting of over 2000 units. Since 2011, he has directed the underwriting, acquisition, and management of 27 apartment communities consisting of greater than 4900 rental units.

Robert holds an Engineering Degree from Texas A&M University and in 2013, earned the National Apartment Association Independent Rental Owner of the Year Paragon Award. Under Robert’s visionary leadership, Rockstar Capital and its staff have earned 14 city, state and national apartment awards. Robert shares a passion for soccer with his two boys, Ryan and Conner and enjoys supporting their daily efforts in local club soccer.

Robert’s favorite saying is: “You only have one life. If you don’t like your situation, do something about it.”

Malissa Alvarado - Vice President of Operations

Malissa has been with the company since its founding in 2008. She consults on Human Resources needs for each community, executes the Due Diligence process, and manages the company’s operations to ensure portfolio growth and profitability.Malissa has earned both her CAM-Certified Apartment Manager and IROP-Independent Rental Owner Professional designations.

Malissa enjoys spending time relaxing with her family; she is married with three children, all boys, and enjoys cooking, working out, and four-wheeling with her friends and family.

Melissa's Favorite Saying: “Let the rest do whatever while you do whatever it takes.”

Jose Alvarado - Director of Maintenance

In his role, he oversees all maintenance teams and initiatives companywide. Jose has proudly earned his CAMT-Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians and his CPO-Certified Pool/Spa Operator designation. He has been named Maintenance Personnel of the Year by TAA-Texas Apartment Association in 2013 and earned the same honor with HAA-Houston Apartment Association in 2012.

In 2013, he was named Apartment Maintenance Technician of the Year by the National  Apartment Association Education Institute-NAAEI. He continues to mentor and support many maintenance techs and leads throughout the Rockstar portfolio, and is widely-recognized as a subject matter expert on all things maintenance in Texas’ Multifamily Industry. Jose enjoys grilling, spending time outdoors and with his family.

His favorite saying is “The best way to learn, is by doing. The only way to build a strong work ethic is by getting your hands dirty--Alex Spanos.”

Cris Alcade - Operational Specialist

Cris has been with the company four years. In her role she conducts operational audits and supports Rockstar VP Malissa Alvarado. Cris is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business at the University of Houston, and hopes to continue her education within the Multifamily Industry by pursuing additional designations and certifications. Cris enjoys spending time with her family, and exploring new experiences with different cuisines, classes, and travel destinations.

Cris’ Favorite Saying: “What you want exists….don’t settle until you get it.”

Tracey Tyler - Connectivity Director

In her role she focuses on lead generation through connectivity with prospects digitally to increase lead conversions resulting in occupancy growth and overall ROI. To maintain occupancy she trains on resident retention through reputation management while keeping websites found to keep a steady stream of leads coming in. Tracey also trains on social media, specialized sales platforms including lead management, and tools throughout the portfolio while she oversees the company’s digital marketing efforts while partnering with vendors. Tracey has over 15 years experience in the Multifamily Industry, holding various positions on-site leading to Marketing Director over 25+ properties at a time, where she has spent the last 8 is developing innovative websites, training, and digital marketing efforts. Tracey enjoys spending time with her family and two boys, Ty and Luke. Traveling whenever possible and watching sports.

Her favorite sayings are “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” “Dream Big, Work Hard, Help Others”.

Tamara De La Fuente - Curator of Digital Content and Storytelling

Tamara has spent over 15 years in various digital and traditional marketing roles in non-profit, education, manufacturing and energy industries. In her role at Rockstar she helps define and execute Rockstar’s digital brand through social media, online reputation and website content development. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Print Journalism from Hampton University and has also studied Library Science at the University of North Texas at Denton. She holds several content certifications from HubSpot, an inbound marketing and blogging platform. She enjoys line dancing, reading, and also volunteering for adult literacy causes.

Tamara’s favorite quote: “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”-Iroquois Nation Maxim, Circa 1800s

Eduardo ‘Eddie’ Lugin - Corporate Trainer

In his role he trains on operational platforms throughout the portfolio, and develops customized training to address needs at each site. Eddie is in the process of developing new offerings to support the ongoing development of leasing teams. He has over 20 years experience in the Multifamily Industry as both a regional and property manager. Eddie enjoys spending time with his family, and traveling.

Eddie’s favorite quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” —Ghandi

Lisa Hausman - Regional Director

Lisa consults on the due diligence process and manages the onesite teams of five communities in Rosenberg and West Houston area. Lisa is adept at building teams and mentoring, and believes in investing in people. She has spent over 25 years in the Multifamily Industry and has earned Institute of Real Estate Management’s (IREM) prestigious CPM-Certified Property Manager certification. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, and loves fun casino trips: travelling to new destinations is a goal.

Lisa’s favorite quote: “Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody's watching.”

Jennifer Byers - Regional Director

Jennifer manages Rockstar’s Baytown communities, and works with onsite teams to improve resident experience and tenure. Jennifer has earned her CAM-Certified Apartment Manager designation from the National Apartment Association. She enjoys spending time with her family, and exploring new experiences with different cuisines, classes, and travel destinations.

Jennifer’s Favorite Quote: “Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ---Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mission Statement

We are a family with a proud history passionately committed to enriching the lives of the people we touch through providing superior service to our rental housing customers and to promoting an environment of stability and growth for our Rockstar team.

The Rockstar Family
Rockstar Capital has won many awards

About Rockstar

Rockstar Capital Management is a superior real estate organization founded in 2011 as an investment and property management company. With a dedicated hands-on approach, each of our communities are managed by a seasoned team of professionals that pride themselves in taking care of its managed properties and valued residents. Our highly motivated and well-trained team provide the highest quality of service and expertise in managing multifamily properties.

Members of Rockstar Capital Management are top in the industry and have received numerous awards for workplace excellence. It validates that our properties operate with market leading occupancy, resident retention, and profitability.