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Director of Property Management / Regional Property Manager

Location:
Goshen, New York, 10924, United States
Posted:
January 27, 2017

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GERALD TAGGART

* ******* **** *****

Goshen, New York 10924

845-***-**** acyikq@r.postjobfree.com

Seeking an opportunity in

REAL ESTATE ASSET MANAGEMENT / PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Improving Tenant Retention • Increasing Occupancy Rates • Enhancing Profitability

Knowledgeable and proficient in directing key functions of property management including marketing, marketing collateral development, risk management, insurance claim management, lease preparation and eviction process management. Adept in the management of properties including commercial strip malls, office plazas, gas stations, fuel terminals and conventional multi-family communities

Extensive background in all phases of residential, commercial and industrial construction and building management including electrical, plumbing, heating, HVAC, sprinkler systems, water filtration systems, fire and security alarms, garbage compactors, PLC/Controls Instrumentation and pool management. Well versed in Municipal Water and Waste Water Construction, Rehabilitation and Emergency Planning/Response.

A proven team leader, mentor, motivator and project manager overseeing as many as 39 employees. Believer in continuous improvement, developing new policies and fine tuning existing. Practiced in providing Mitchell Lama Project Management under NYSHCR. A responsible steward of budgets as large as several million dollars. Recipient of certifications in mold and mildew abatement, EPA lead paint renovation, OSHA-10 and OSHA-40, Confined Space Entry, Trench Rescue, and HAZMAT Training.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Marketing • Marketing Collateral Development • Risk Management • Insurance Claim Management

Project Management • Team Leadership & Motivation • Residential & Commercial Construction

Lease Preparation • Legal Contract Development • Collections • Eviction Process Management • Employee Relations • Tenant Relations and Retention • Budgeting • Vendor Management • Fair Housing Compliance

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Rondout Property Management, LLC. Kingston, New York August 2016 - Present

Director of Property Management

Develop, coach and lead a dynamic team of Property Management professionals in the efficient management of an Affordable Luxury Housing Portfolio located in Ulster County, NY and Schoharie County, NY. On-boarded by the Founder and Managing Partner to lead the Property Management Division of Rondout Property Management, LLC. and lead Development of BIRCHEZ, Associates, LLC.

Develop staff of Property Managers, Community Managers, Maintenance Staff, Collections Staff, Accounting Staff, Marketing Team, and Administrative Staff. Team build, coach and develop skills to build a strong team.

See through the development of future sites from planning through ground breaking through punch out, through lease up and resident retention.

Develop management plans for each community and implement

Identify new territories that could benefit from affordable senior housing

Work closely with PR Team in community outreach and publicity

Implement property safety plans, maintenance plans and ensure follow through

Develop budgets for each community and manage the overall financial performance of the portfolio

Work with investors and state agencies to maintain compliance of each community

Implementation of YARDI asset management software, and AMRENT resident screening program

Oversee all legal and collections actions, develop leases and contracts

TAM Enterprises, Inc., Goshen, New York April 1, 2015- July 2016

Director of Operations

Responsible for oversight of all day to day operations for a Residential, Commercial, Industrial and municipal client base.

Streamline of daily operations, service calls and regular maintenance. Planning of upcoming projects.

Coordination of equipment maintenance, service and acquisitions. Vendor and cost management.

Management of Financials and oversight of Accounting

Safety Manager, Lead Renovator Certified with the EPA

Liability insurance management. Risk Management. Bidwork and contract drafting, bonding and bid opening meetings. Management of accounting operations, contract awards, prevailing and Union wage rates, and insurance.

Direction of Daily Staff of 39 individuals including scheduling of projects

Planning and Direction of Emergency Projects from mobilization to close out

Fully versed in all phases of Residential, Commercial and Industrial Construction, Water and Waste Water Construction Rehabilitation, Design and Repair

Experienced in all phases of hands on repair, construction and inspection and Equipment Operation

Development of customer relations through implementation of a marketing strategy, social media and community outreach.

Management of Vendors, Sub-Contractors

Project Design, Implementation and Execution. Work closely with Clients and Engineers developing plans based upon their combined needs.

Bottini Properties, Wappingers Falls, New York 2008 – March 31, 2015

Regional Property Manager

Responsibly manage a multi-site mixed-use real estate portfolio spread throughout Orange, Sullivan and Dutchess counties. Direct oversight of property managers, building superintendents, administration staff, maintenance and housekeeping. Ensure compliance with all company and regulatory requirements for a portfolio of properties that are owned and managed. The portfolio consists of premier apartment communities, manufactured home communities, commercial properties, fuel terminals and industrial facilities throughout the Hudson Valley.

Oversee remediation of collections and legal Issues and representing the company in any court proceedings. Take the lead in enhancing relations with tenants and vendors to improve tenant retention and vendor relations.

Provide ongoing contributions to the development of new leasing and promotional concepts as well as policies and procedures with a focus on improving tenant relations and profitability.

Improve profitability by holding costs down and adhering to budgets. Ensuring that service work orders and repairs were executed in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

Property Manager, Goshen, New York (2008 – 2008) Promoted

Direct the efforts of maintenance and the office staff promoting full occupancy in managed properties and ensuring prompt and timely property maintenance. Partnered with the Regional Property Manager and General Manager to identify and effect needed improvement in property management. Closely liaised with the accounting department, landlords and tenants to ensure timely collection of rent and aggressively promote high levels of tenant retention.

Home Properties, LP, Goshen & Cornwall, New York 2002 – 2008

Properties sold to Bottini Properties

Property Operations Superintendent of Building and Grounds

Work in close collaboration with the regional property manager, property manager, maintenance and housekeeping to proactively maintain a 140 unit Garden Apartment Complex, and a 75 Unit Townhome Community. Working knowledge of all phases of plumbing, electrical, HVAC, landscaping, finish carpentry, tile work, and heavy equipment operation.

Personally inspected and prepared the property while ensuring strict compliance with all code requirements to ensure the successful sale of the property

Turning Leaves Landscaping Plus, Goshen, New York 2004 – 2008

Owner & Operator

Provide quality landscape and hardscape design and installation for homeowners while consistently completing projects on-time and within budget. Provide repair and renovation services to low income families to ensure a suitable family living environment.

C&S General Contracting, Goshen, NY 2002 – 2007

Foreman

Provide daily leadership to the construction staff to ensure the delivery of renovations, improvements and repairs for luxury homes on-time and within budget. Expertise in all phases of building techniques, materials, and the design of complex structures, including additions, exterior improvements and all phases of interior renovations and improvements.

EDUCATION

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

Orange County Community College (SUNY). Middletown, NY

Currently in the process of obtaining designation as a CPM Certified Property Manager

IREM, Institute of Real Estate Management

Well versed with daily use of the following software suites:

Yardi Voyager • Microsoft Word • Excel • Power Point • Outlook • Auto CAD • Quick Books



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