Frontline Property Management, Inc. is approaching our 30 year anniversary in 2017. Many of our 250+ investors have been with us since the beginning and we have grown and changed just as their portfolios have grown and changed. We invite you to look at what we have to offer and know that we are committed to serving our clients with the same passion that Steve Fithian has had from day one.
Our mission is to build strong relationships with our clients and customers and offer personalized service that is reflective of the type of service the owner of the company would enjoy. We take our fiduciary duty very serious and as a result our business practice reflects those duties. We are utilizing technology to assist with effective systems such as paperless tenant approval process, online payments for our residents and automated availability on this website. We insist on honesty and integrity in all of our business dealings.
We are proud of the team that we have put together to serve you and surely feel that the service will exceed industry standards.
Steve Fithian formed Visions Realty and Investment in California in 1988, while still holding the position as Controller for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Operation for California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Texas. Steve Fithian began dabbling in real estate in 1979, realizing that wealth building through ownership and managing a portfolio of income producing properties was tons of fun and financially rewarding, Fithian “flew the coop” from corporate world and began concentrating on brokerage full-time. When the Fithian family moved from California to Texas in 1990, his brokerage business moved with them. Now operating as Visions Realty and Investments, Inc, the brokerage company “gave birth” to the very important sister company, Frontline Property Management, Inc. Together, these companies work in conjunction with one another to offer unique “turn-key” service to any level of investor across many different product lines. Steve and his family love to travel. While on vacation, Steve fulfills his love for adventure through scuba diving, skiing and hiking. He also has a need for speed! He loves racing go-carts and is an avid runner. He completed his first marathon in Fort Worth in 2010; followed up by running the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 events as well.
Rick Wilson is the CPA for Frontline, joining our team in 2014. Wilson is in charge of annual budgeting, year-end reporting, financial review, payroll and human resources for not only Frontline Property Management, but also its two sister companies, Sperry Van Ness / Visions Commercial and Visions Realty & Investments. In addition, he works with the management team on business strategy and financial planning. Prior to his position at Frontline Property Management, Wilson was the finance director for Ask Industries, where he provided accounting, cash management and financial reporting for the company. Before that, he worked as the chief financial officer at Motheral Printing Company. Wilson has been in public accounting for over 30 years, starting his career at Weaver, LLP. In addition to his position at Sperry Van Ness / Visions Commercial, he has his own CPA practice. A graduate from the University of Tennessee, Wilson has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Rickey’s business savvy and financial expertise make him a valued addition to our team, and we are thrilled to have him on board. You will often find Rick at the nearest Ranger's game as baseball is one of his loves. Other "loves" in his life are his beautiful wife Lisa, two children and three sweet grandchildren.
Melissa has been in property management in 1999. She began as a leasing consultant working for a large company who catered to low income housing Tax credit and Section 8 properties. Before moving to Texas in 2004, she resided in New Hampshire and focused her career in Multi Family Low Income Community housing. She completed a series of training classes through Grace Hill Training. She holds several designations including CIC and CPM through Allied business School. Melissa joined Frontline Property Management in 2005 as the manager of a large portfolio of our residential properties in DFW. Melissa feels that Frontline has given her the opportunity to sustain her career and expand her knowledge base with exciting opportunities. Melissa truly loves her job. “I could not think of anything else I would like to do”. Every day is dynamic, with daily challenges. Melissa enjoys being outdoors and loves to travel with her family. She especially loves quality time with her first grandson. She enjoys horseback riding, swimming, bowling, white water rafting, all things racing and music concerts.
Kelly has been property management since 1998. She started her career in multi-family, low income housing and worked at a senior citizen and handicap enabled property in the apartment industry. She has been a residential property manager with Frontline Property Management since 2007. Kelly feels that her real estate license has been a real asset in that she can now assist her owners with full services of leasing and sales. Kelly’s favorite part of management is the ability to give a family a home. She enjoys her line of work and finds it extremely gratifying. Kelly enjoys spending time with her two boys. She enjoys traveling and seeing new places. Road trips are her favorite thing to do. Kelly’s goals as a property manager are to retain good tenants and attain profitability for her owners.
Robin Alexander began her career with Frontline as our receptionist in 2004. It was not long before we noticed Robin's talents and promoted her to our Tenant Coordination Team. Robin diligently worked to get her degree in education while working full time with Frontline. Robin graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Once she received her degree we thought surely we would lose her, but NO, she decided to get her real estate license and join us in yet another position as she was bitten by the real estate bug and wanted to further her career in the industry. She has been a full time property manager since 2013 and the invaluable experience she gained while on the Tenant Coordination Team for 9 years aided in launching her success as a Realtor and Portfolio Manager. Robin has a very vast understanding of the inter-workings of our unique profession and she uses these skills daily. Robin has extensive experience in rehabbing and renovating distressed properties, transforming them into rental properties that are competitive in the market while obtaining top of the market rents. In her free time Robin spends time with her two beautiful children and her husband. They love to travel and so enjoy their yearly summer trip to Florida beaches with turquoise water and white sand.
Cortney began her career in property management in multifamily. After working on larger multi-family properties she became interested in becoming a residential portfolio manager and she worked to obtain her Real Estate license. Cortney worked for a large residential management team before coming to Frontline Property Management, Inc. Cortney is married with a blended family which keeps her on her toes.
Sheryl Machen began gaining her extensive real estate experience in 1991. Fifteen of those years was dedicated to leasing and Property Management in the multi-family management arena. Sheryl also owner her own Mystery Shopper Business in Apartment Leasing/Training services for ten years. Sheryl finished her associates degree from San Antonio in Small Business and Real Estate in 1999. She received academic achievement award for maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Once completed she became a licensed Realtor in the state of Texas, beginning in the San Antonio housing market with Keller Williams Realty. In 2012 she joined the management team at Ross Investments, Inc., and managed eight neighborhoods within the HOA sector of the Property Management industry. From there she became a Property Manager for single family homes with Classic Property Management. Sheryl is proud to say that she is currently contracted by Frontline Property Management, Inc. exercising her license as an independent residential property manager for single family dwellings. She is a member of National Association of Residential Property Managers and has held numerous positions on the board. She is a member of Arlington Board of Realtors. Her service areas include Arlington, Fort Worth, the Mid-Cities, and various areas across the Metroplex.
Cindy began working in Property Management in 2009. Her background consists of Residential Sales (Buyers and Sellers), commercial leasing and PM, residential foreclosure specialist, residential and commercial PM. Cindy has been in real estate for over 30 years. She earned her Texas Residential Leasing Specialist designation in 2016. Cindy says that she loves what she does. She loves dealing with owner, tenants and coworkers on a daily basis. Cindy and her husband have an RV and enjoy "glamping" when possible, traveling to places near and far. She also enjoys spending time with her family (husband, daughter, two grandchildren). She recently "found" a cockatiel and he has become a great joy in her life, his name is LiMon.
Josie also came into our family from World Realty. She moved to DFW area in 2003 from Corpus Christi, TX. Before entering into property management, Josie was a manager in the B Loan industry for 16 years. When Josie moved to DFW in 2003 she found her first property management position with World Realty doing collections and maintenance dispatching. Josie has now transitioned to assistant property manager with Cindy Morin’s team. They are responsible for the brunt of the World Realty owners and properties. Josie enjoys all aspects of property management. Every day brings something new and challenging into her life. It is a matter of how you approach it that will define you and the outcome. She was married in 1994 and has two adult children and two lovely grandkids. For fun Josie is an avid movie binge watcher. She enjoys the beach and swears that she is a connoisseur of the finest dive Mexican eateries. She can find the best and cheapest tacos, enchiladas and tostadas in town.
Before joining the Frontline Team LaBrett was owner and operator of In God’s Hands Day Care from 1993 to 2001. In 2001 she started working for Birdsville ISD as a teachers assistant in Homeroom resource kids. In 2004 she found her calling and became a leasing agent for an apartment complex in North Richland Hill and was promoted to manager within six months. It was Frontline's good fortune in that we acquired not only management of this property, we also acquired LaBrett in 2005! LaBrett became the manager of Glade Corner Retirement Community in Grapevine in April of 2007. LaBrett excels at people management and she calls a mean Bingo game on Wednesdays. She also assists our company as the Safety Director for our Multi-family division. she provides safety guidelines, training and compliance reporting for OSHA. LaBrett has a close knit family, married to her husband Eugene in 2006, she has three grown kids and two beautiful grand kids. When LaBrett is not participating in activities at Glade, she is running, dancing in Zumba class and cycling. She is also an avid amateur photographer.
Linda has been in property management since 1985 when she started as a leasing agent on a 200+ property. She was promoted to an assistant manager within 2 months to a 400+ property. She was property manager in the Dallas area for 25 years before she began working for Frontline Property Management in 2013. She has completed classes for IREM, TAA Cam and TAA Fair Housing Seminars. Linda is enjoying being in a smaller country atmosphere outside of the hustle and bustle of the big city. She loves living with the birds and the deer every day in her back yard (not to mention the raccoon and possum that come for dinner every night). In her free time, she enjoys traveling as long as it involves being near water be it a beach, lake or a river. You can often find Linda enjoying shopping with friends, wine tasting, enjoying new adventures such as hiking, museums, art festivals and meeting new people. Linda was thrilled when she was offered a position that is so close to her awesome river side home nestled in beautiful Glen Rose. She says that she loves being with our caring and professional company and that it was a dream come true to be offered a position with such a great company in the area where she wanted to live (and No, we did not even have to bribe her to say that).
Donna has been the property manager for Parkside Apartments in Mansfield, TX since August of 2009. Prior to her position as property manager Donna spent ten years at Home Depot as a front end supervisor and a bookkeeper. She became tired of retail and by accident, she fell into this new business. She began as a leasing agent on one of our other multi family properties and then was promoted to manager in 2009. Donna is currently working on her Texas Real Estate license. Donna is engaged to be married and has two grown children and one very spoiled little granddaughter. Donna has a zoo at home and can often be found trying to keep Deider (who is an over 50 pound Doberman Sheppard) from eating Alvin & Gypsy (who combined weigh almost 10 pounds). Donna is a huge TCU fan and in her spare time she is learning to play golf.