The Residential and Property Management B.A.S. degree incorporates industry partners into many aspects of the program. Our Program Advisory Board includes members from both residential and commercial property management industry who assist by providing guidance on curriculum, technologies, hiring practices, and by participating in classroom activities, outside projects and events, both on and off campus.
The RCPM B.A.S. Program Advisory Board changes over time to reflect the needs of the program and the changing industry. Here are our current board members:
Director of Career Development
Washington Multi-Family Housing Association
Sloane oversees the educational programs and career development opportunities that WMFHA offers, as well as partners with the rest of the WMFHA team in all aspects of association operations. With a background in corporate training and development, prior to joining the WMFHA team, Sloane spent many years leading the Training and Development efforts at Capital One Financial and The Loxottica Group. Sloane has a real passion and commitment to the importance of education and enjoys partnering with the Career Development Committee to improve WMFHA's programming year over year.
Washington Multi-Family Housing Association
Jim is an experienced residential real estate property management professional with proven results building outstanding teams, developing creative operating strategies, improving financial results and creating value. Jim oversaw the property management division of a regional property management company: totaling 120 properties, 12,000 rental units, increasing revenue to record levels and supervising up to 10 regional portfolio managers, compliance department and maintenance division. He was the past President of regional apartment association and is a Certified Property Manager CPM.
Kelli Jo Norris
Goodman Real Estate
Kelli Jo first joined Goodman Real Estate (GRE) in 1996 and as President of GRE, Kelli Jo has driven the success of GRE by focusing on developing a foundation of vision, strategy, and goals in partnership with CEO George Petrie. Her career spans more than 25 years, working in every facet of real estate including development, property management, acquisition, land disposition. Kelli Jo is an active member of several industry organizations such as the North Seattle College (NSC) Residential and Property Management B.A.S. Advisory Board, ConstructDiversity, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and Downtown Seattle Association (DSA).
Stephen C. Grey & Associates, LLC
Phil has over 20 years of experience in business and real estate; most of which has been spent managing private investment portfolios. The spectrum of property types he’s worked on ranges from urban to suburban and new construction to historic buildings. These projects include: office, retail, shopping centers, parking, medical and a wide variety of multifamily residential projects. He advocates for industry education that teaches responsible and professional property development and management practices.
Management Training and Marketing Specialist
My name is Henry Brummels. I am the Property Management Training and Marketing Specialist at Bellwether Housing. I started here in facilities and worked my way up to manage several of our buildings before taking on my current role where I onboard and train property management staff and help with marketing initiatives and marketing for our lease ups. Bellwether Housing is Seattle area's largest non-profit affordable housing provider--and we are growing! By development and acquisitions, we will double our portfolio (currently ~2100) affordable units by 2025!
Von is a Principal at Pacific Construction Management & Consulting. PCMC is committed to providing clients with best in class construction management and consulting services. With 30+ years of construction experience, the PCMC team is uniquely positioned to provide top quality services. As Design/Build Construction Managers, PCMC is accustomed to being involved in projects from the conceptual stage. Working closely with the Design Team in regularly scheduled meetings, we discuss the project schedule, value engineering options, budgets and design ideas, as well as developing a project specific management reporting system.
LEAD with COURAGE
Paul is a West Point graduate who served 22 years in the US ARMY, followed by a second career of 22 years managing major commercial properties such as Tacoma Mall to portfolios of up to 18 shopping centers in multiple states. Since 2013, he has been teaching Commercial Property Management and Leasing at NSC and is currently creating three courses for the RCPM BAS program. His passion is teaching leadership, coupled with individual coaching, to empower career professionals to lead people positively, thus influencing their organizations to enhance performance and achievement of the highest possible goals.
Thomas J. Sante, RPA
Real Estate Consultant
Tom retired after fifty years in the real estate management and development business in December, 2019. Tom received his RPA® designation in 1982. He was active in the local Seattle / King County chapter of BOMA International, was its 2009 chairman, and was co-chair of the 2012 BOMA International Convention. Tom also chaired the BOMA Suburban Cities Committee for 20 years, was a member and past chair of the Government Affairs Committee. Tom established, and was the chair of the Washington Real Estate Coalition consisting of 17 real estate industry organizations. Tom was awarded the BOMA “RPA® of the Year” award in 2001, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, and received the BOMA Chairman’s Award in 2017. Tom enjoys teaching the Commercial Property Management 3 clock hour real estate licensing CBA course as well as guest lecturing at North Seattle College and the UW.
Elliot Sun, CPM
Project Director | Utility Player
Elliot has spent over 14 years in Real Estate and is a CPM. Starting in Seattle, WA as an Associate for Chiles and Company in SLU, then on to San Francisco as GM and in a Senior Management role for dynamic mixed use properties throughout the Bay Area. Elliot is currently Project Director for Blanton Turner, covering assets in excess of 1.5 million RSF in the greater Seattle region.
Vice President - Public Relations and Government Affairs
Weidner Property Management
Greg is a 25-year veteran of the Residential Property Management industry. Vice President of Public Relations for Kirkland WA based Weidner Apartment Homes, the 17th largest multi-family owner in the USA. Member of the Board of Directors of the National Apartment Association and both Founding Board member, as well as, Past President of the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association. Greg loves the Seahawks, the Sounders, medium rare steak, and everything Harley Davidson.
Wendy Becker, J.D.
Chief Learning Officer
Institute of Real Estate Management
Wendy is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. She oversees curriculum and product development for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), as well as academic outreach. Her passion is advancing lifelong learning and development of future leaders.