Lauren Taylor

Chief Executive Officer / Founder / Broker-In-Charge

With over 10,000+ real estate transactions under her belt, Lauren is the driving force behind the Realty Haven+ Rent Haven mission - to revolutionize the real estate and property management industries by educating, advising, and advocating for each party we represent in every real estate transaction.

Lauren has worked endlessly to become a real estate market expert in the southeast. Her broad knowledge and unconventional approach has provided the opportunity to create a fully-vertical real estate business that operates in various markets by managing acquisitions, renovations, dispositions, and property management processes. Lauren’s experiences in the real estate arena opened her eyes to the affordable housing crisis which led to her ​found​ and ​serve​ as a board member of Haven Home.




Chief Morale Officer

As the Chief Morale Officer, Millie has several daily tasks that assist in keeping our Tribe happy and on track. She is proficient in excessive face-licking, escaping and exploring the office, and bringing a smile to everyone she meets.

Millie has been a loyal Haven team member since Thanksgiving of 2019, and has loved every single second she gets to spend at work. Her favorite activities include sitting in Tribe members' laps as they work, playing a good game of fetch, and the occasional playdate with other Tribe members' furry friends. Millie takes her job very seriously, and sometimes leaves her toys in Tribe members' offices as a gift and reminder that she loves them.


Julia Flowers

Director of Marketing & Business Development

As the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Realty Haven and Rent Haven, Julia uses her greatest strengths of strategic problem-solving and intentional planning to drive the marketing and development success of both companies.

Julia is responsible for all operations related to improving brand recognition and the financial growth of our organization. Her project-based mindset grants her the ability to systematically coordinate plans and manage a wide array of responsibilities while prioritizing tasks in an efficient manner. She enjoys developing relationships with other local companies by connecting with company executives and sales and marketing professionals. Julia is also a licensed real estate agent on the brokerage team.

Julia graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina in 2017, and joined the Realty Haven tribe in 2019 after completing her 2-year commitment to Teach For America.


Kristin Pate

Director of Acquisitions / Transaction Coordinator

Kristin joined the Realty Haven team in 2018, and has been instrumental in the establishment of the company’s proprietary acquisition platform. As the Director of Acquisitions for Realty Haven, she oversees the daily operations of the acquisitions department, and ensures streamlined processes for onboarding, all transactions, and each partnership with our clients.

Kristin has proudly been involved in over 2,200+ successful offer-to-contract completions with over 1,700+ converted closings. Her motivation to close deals is contagious, and has positively impacted the trajectory of the company’s growth since day one.

She is a loving dog mom, an avid Alabama Crimson Tide fan, and the youngest of 7 siblings. Our Alabama girl proudly calls Lexington, South Carolina her home now, and enjoys spending time with family every weekend.


Cicily Jackson

Accounting Specialist

Cicily is the Accounts Payable Specialist for Realty Haven, LLC and is responsible for overseeing and managing different accounts for each property by using Appfolio and Quickbooks. Analyzing workflow processes, ensuring purchase orders and invoices are handled in a timely manner, recording entries and reconciling accounts.

Cicily is a South Carolina native and mother to her beautiful daughter, Stella.


Yahaira Vega

Site Manager

Yahaira serves as a Site Manager for a large multi-family property at Rent Haven, and offers a vast experience of over 11+ years in the Single-Family Residential and Multi-Family Residential industries of property management. She is responsible for oversight of every aspect of the leasing department including applications, leasing, resident retention, and the move-in and move-out processes for the property.

Yahaira is bi-lingual and offers a broad spectrum of dialect to accommodate all of our customers. She successfully leads the leasing team with a clear and organized daily strategy, and proactively adjusts processes to create more efficiency and productivity in closing results.


Cornelius Wright

Assistant Site Manager

Cornelius is the Assistant Site Manager for one of Rent Haven’s largest multi-family portfolios. With experience in LIHTC housing, he is an integral member of our property management tribe. Cornelius is a native of Irmo, South Carolina, and an alumni of Dutch Fork High School.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from the University of South Carolina – Columbia. Cornelius’ driving goal is to help Rent Haven grow by encouraging residents in our communities to create and maintain positive lifestyles. He is fiercely driven to work hard and achieve his goals to be successful in the residential property management industry. Cornelius is a South Carolina Notary, and a devoted Dallas Cowboys fan.


McKenzie Connor

Assistant Site Manager

McKenzie joined the Rent Haven team in February of 2021 and serves as an Assistant Site Manager. She has excellent customer service and communication skills, and brightens every resident’s day with her friendly smile and spirited attitude. McKenzie is dedicated to growing each of the communities Rent Haven manages by using her strong customer service skills to ensure each individual feels important from the application process to tenancy.

McKenzie is originally from Holly Hill, SC, but has been a proud Columbia resident for 8 years. She was previously an Administrative Assistant for Michael Baker International and a flight attendant for United for 2 years. McKenzie is a loving black lab dog mom to Stella and proud Auntie to her nephew, Tucker.


Dustin Dreher

Owner, Callus Development

Dustin provides daily strategic oversight and management of all renovation, development, and consulting services. He has built a unique platform built for scale and has led and developed proprietary processes that have completed over 1200 renovations since 2018. His executive oversight includes vendor relations, pricing, renovation manager recruitment and oversight, inspectors, and a contractor base of over 1000 individuals in the southeast.

Callus Development’s top priority is to effectively control costs for each client through clear tracking of renovation processes and operations.


Kimberly Taylor

Licensed Real Estate Agent

Bio coming soon!


Jillian Dupre

Licensed Real Estate Agent

Jillian is a leading force on our Realty Haven brokerage sales team. She is highly experienced in the real estate industry in South Carolina and brings her best to the table during every transaction. Her personal attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and need to provide excellent customer service make the home buying and selling process feel smooth and effortless for her clients. Jillian top priority is to listen and understand each client’s needs, and to be efficient and intentional in helping them craft a strategy to best accomplish their goals.


Malone Lancaster

Venue Director, The Haven

Malone is the Venue Director of The Haven with over 8 years experience in the event and hospitality industries. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and is a proud Columbia resident.

Malone has a focused emphasis in country club food, beverage, and events, hotel catering, and venue management, including organizing and managing events with 1,500+ attendees. Malone is the owner of Nolia Events, an event planning and management firm.

Website: TheHaven.Events