Ignacio Diego, Principal

Born and educated in Madrid, Spain. After graduating from Colegio San Pablo / Complutense University of Madrid with a BBA in Finance and a Master in Business Law and Accounting, Ignacio Diego became active in the international real estate industry. Since the mid 1980s, Ignacio, through various investments and partnerships, owns and manages a diverse real estate portfolio of 8,000 apartment units, office properties and other assets. He brings a hands-on owner's approach and service oriented culture to Avila. His company has managed investment of over $800 million in more than 35 real estate transactions alone since 1984.  His professional involvements include:

  • Board member of Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate ("AFIRE")
  • Advisory Board Member to the Dean of Georgia Tech College of Architecture
  • Served in the Spanish Armed Forces in the mid 1980s


Jaime Diego, Principal

Born in Madrid, Spain and educated both in Spain and the United States. After completing primary school in Madrid, Spain, Jaime graduated from Oglethorpe University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Atlanta, Georgia. Since the early 1990s, Jaime, through various investments and partnerships, owns and manages a diverse real estate portfolio of 8,000 apartment units, office properties and other assets. He brings a hands-on owner's approach and service oriented culture to Euramex. His company has managed investment of over $800 million in more than 35 real estate transactions alone since 1984.  His professional involvements include:

  • Member – National Apartment Association
  • Member - Atlanta Apartment Association
  • Member - Georgia Apartment Association

Ignacio M. Diego, Principal

As a principal of Avila, Ignacio M. guides the development of the company’s vision and culture to deliver quality services and responsive management techniques that are aligned with our owner's dynamic investment needs.

Prior to joining Avila Real Estate, Ignacio M. spent over two years with the Real Estate Merchant Banking division of Wells Fargo & Co. supporting the asset management of $455 million of a $2.8 billion real estate portfolio in the New York City office.  In 2007 and 2008, respectively, Ignacio M. supported the origination and closing of $85.2 million and $190 million of structured senior real estate commercial mortgages, subordinate mortgage participations / syndications, mezzanine loans, and bridge/acquisition facilities. 

Ignacio M. earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Finance from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business where he was awarded cum-laude honor for his academic achievements.  He currently holds both his Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) and Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS) designations.

Jetha Wagner, Vice President

As Vice President of Avila, Jetha oversees daily development activities and establishes risk management policy and procedure.  She is also responsible for managing lender and partner relations and reporting, monitoring development and construction budgets, cost management and procurement.  Jetha has 25+ years in the real estate industry, with an emphasis on the multifamily market.   She began her career with Avila as a paralegal and from there, moved into the development and management side of the business.  During her tenure with Avila, Jetha has been intimately involved in the construction and development of numerous Atlanta area multifamily communities, as well as retail centers.  She coordinates all refinancings, operations and disposition of assets, both commercial and residential, as well as the acquisition and repositioning of single asset purchases.  Moreover, Jetha has overseen legal affairs for Avila since 1996. Jetha graduated from the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta, Georgia and holds both the Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) and Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS) designations. Other professional associations include:

  • Atlanta Beltline SSD Steering Committee
  • ULI Member/ULI Taps Committee
  • Board Member - Stonecrest Business Alliance, Inc. 
  • Stonecrest Overlay Task Force

Phillip Durant, Vice President - Commercial Property Management

Hassan Tayara, VP of Acquisitions, Dispositions & Broker Relationships

Diane Proctor, Financial Controller

Jamin Harkness, Vice President of Operations

Rashid Karaa, IT Director | Accounts Receivable Director

Aaron Maas, Regional Director

Kristin Sanders, Marketing Director

Kimia Amin, Development Associate

As an associate with Avila, Kimia assists in the daily development activities and provides the development group with investment analysis, monthly asset reporting, strategic financial planning, property tax valuation, area market research and economics and cultural demographics research.  Prior to joining Avila, Kimia spent over three years in the construction forensics field which has provided experience in claims and damages analysis, cost audits, contract administration, project management oversight and support, project controls implementation, and project closeout.  She graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction and a Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management.

Thao Nguyen, Human Resources Director

Jaime Diego, Jr., Associate

Arturo Olivares, Area Maintenance Director

Luis Gonzalez, Area Maintenance Director