|Is gas, heat, water, electricity, trash removal, cable connection for||7/30/2016|
| Q: Is gas, heat, water, electricity, trash removal, cable connection for TV, and high speed internet, ... |
A: Please note I am not an attorney nor am I licensed in the state of Michigan. For legal advise, ...
| Q: I'm a landlord and we have a management company managing the property. But we now want to manage by ... |
A: Lucy, Thank you for your inquiry. Please be reminded I am not an attorney, offer no legal advice ...
|Rental Lease Question||7/12/2014|
| Q: Good day With reference to a rental lease for which I am renewing for the same tenant as prior year, ... |
A: Sam, My apologies for the delay responding as I have been on holiday. Please note I am not an ...
|diclosure error in lease prepared by property manager||6/11/2014|
| Q: I pay a property manager to manage a triplex. There is a coin washer and dryer shared by the three ... |
A: Alice, Thank you for the question. Please note I am NOT an attorney and offer no legal advise. ...
|Leasing Condo Renewal ...||6/6/2014|
| Q: With reference to a Florida condo rental, as the landlord I have the following questions: 1. My ... |
A: Sam, Thank you for your question. Please note I am not licensed in the State of Florida so my ...
|Property Manager Issue||10/19/2013|
| Q: Our Pennsylvania Home Owner Association hired a new property manager after interviewing him and also ... |
A: Nick, Thank you for your question. Sounds like your HOA has had an interesting time and hopefully ...
| Q: Good day I got the following questions with reference to risk management and renting out of my ... |
A: S. Mahabir, The risks you bring up may be mitigated through contracts and insurance. I suggest you ...
|Query on Renting||2/20/2013|
| Q: Good day With reference to the renting out of a townhome for the first time I have the following ... |
A: S. Mahabir: 1. The Owner of the property is likely responsible for unpaid utility bills if a ...
| Q: Good day Got the following question for someone who wants to rent out their condo. If the person has ... |
A: S. Mahabir: An owner has no obligation to discuss their personal finances but it would depend on ...
|most important certs and licenses||8/8/2012|
| Q: I have been managing a 9 door apartment building for the past 28 years and am well versed in rent ... |
A: Brian, Thank you for the question. It is a shame our industry relies on unit count so much. Its the ...
|Property Management Bounced Check||8/1/2012|
| Q: I am a Property Manager in Texas. Recently I had an issue with a Tenant's Rent Check Bouncing. ... |
A: Mary, Thank you for the question. The management of client funds should be governed by your ...
|Do I need to evict this person? / Foreclosure?||7/19/2012|
| Q: I have a problem in Jacksonville FL with a few odd twists. My house has been in foreclosure for, ... |
A: Lisa, Thank you for your question. Please understand I am not an attorney and can not provide legal ...
| Q: How are you doing today? I live in Waco, Texas, and currently, I am moving out of my house at the ... |
A: Susan, If you are looking to rent a single family house, your best option is to go through a local ...
|What do you do when tenants insist on speaking with the owner?||5/2/2012|
| Q: I've been struggling with this issue for a while now. When you come into a agreement with an owner ... |
A: Luis, Thank you for your inquiry. In my opinion the issue is with your owner client, not your ...
| Q: Can you please explain how a RUB works in high-rise residential properties? |
A: Kat, Great question. To offset the rising cost of water (or other utilities) and promote ...
| Q: Dear Mike, I have 2 questions. The first is: I am a senior US citizen and I live in New York, NY ... |
A: JE, Thank you for your inquiry. Each PHA has its own criteria for the Housing Choice Voucher ...
|Small Claims for Non payment, etc.||11/12/2011|
| Q: I am a landlord filing a civil suit in small claims court in Maryland for past due rent. We ... |
A: Natasha, You have asked a number of legal questions and since I am not an attorney I am unable to ...
|Renewing of lease||11/7/2011|
| Q: Do I have any rights if I want to stay in my apt or can i take my landlord to court because they are ... |
A: Bandia, The answer to this question depends on the terms of your lease and the jurisdiction you ...
| Q: We own a 1 family home in Delaware. We hired a property management company to advertise for and ... |
A: Beth, Your question is not actually related to residential property management but contract law. As ...
|Onsite property managment||7/5/2011|
| Q: In Oakland, CA, Is there a minimum number of residential units that an apt bldg must have, to ... |
A: John, I have neither worked in nor heard of a jurisdiction that _required_ an on site property ...
| Q: 1st off I live alone, I was in my front room watching TV when I heard a loud sound(something hitting ... |
A: Denitria, Communication is often key when settling a dispute. I suggest you put your findings and ...
|being harassed by a property manager||6/9/2011|
| Q: I have been living in my townhouse for almost 3 years. We are quiet, always pay our rent, don't have ... |
A: Maureen, Thank you for your inquiry. First, please review your lease closely. Its language will ...
|CPM or PM Certificate||5/11/2011|
| Q: I have a question regarding Property Management. I would like to steer into the direction of ... |
A: Kris, Property management is an exciting, fulfilling and potentially lucrative career. It is also ...
|PM contract verbally severed now what||2/22/2011|
| Q: Meit, Recently my property manager and)and I agreed to "tear up" the contract. She had broken the ... |
A: AJ, Thank you for your inquiry. In regards to your first question, the lease should have been in ...
| Q: My apartment wall and floor were damaged by a water leak from the water tank of the above apartment. ... |
A: Mark, Before I answer please let me know if you are a tenant in a rental building owned by a single ...
|apartment complex abuse||10/14/2010|
| Q: I was recommended by a friend about the apartments I moved into.Although it turns out they are ... |
A: Rosa, From your description, I believe your apartment community is using RUBS (ratio utility ...
|COS and other CPM training courses.||10/10/2010|
| Q: Mr. Meit, I'm an individual in Maine who is interested in taking some on-line property management ... |
A: Real M., I suggest you consider taking self paced (online) coursework through the Institute of Real ...
|Multi-family vs. Single Family investing||8/16/2010|
| Q: My fiance and I are looking to purchase property in both DC and Maryland. He was approved for ... |
A: Andrea, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, your goals are unclear to me. I believe you are ...
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Real estate investment, operations, renovation, marketing, and administration. Specializing in urban multifamily, DC rent control, property repositioning, change management and building high performance operating teams. For more information, please visit www.oculusrealty.com
I have over twenty-five years experience managing all classes of multifamily property in New York City, Washington, DC and the Maryland and Virginia suburbs. I am President & CEO of Oculus Realty, LLC, a licensed real estate broker in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Oculus is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO) through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). I have earned the CPM and ARM accreditation through IREM and GRI designation though National Association of Realtors (NAR). My career includes successful management and executive positions at Bozzuto Management, Forest City Residential, DARO Realty and Vornado Realty Trust.
Institute of Real Estate Management Ethics and Discipline hearing Committee, Chair Region 3 Education Committee, Chair West Central Maryland Chapter 92, President (2012) Apartment and Office Building Association Advisory Board Member National Apartment Association Property Management Associations President, 2004 National Association of REALTORS
Boston University, BA New York University, Schack Institute of Real Estate, Property Operations Institute of Real Estate Management, CPM designation
Awards and Honors
Institute of Real Estate Management AMO of the Year Award 2015 CPM of the Year Award 2012 Past President's Award 2012 Property Management Association PMA Presidentís Award, 2003, 2005 PMA Vision Award, 2004 Property Manager of the Year, 1998 Apartment & Office Building Association Outstanding Leadership Award, 2006, 2008, 2011 AACE Award Washington, DC Service Team, Sedgwick Gardens, 2004 AACE Award, Virginia Garden New Upscale, Regentís Park, 1998
My clients include high net worth individuals and family offices looking for long term income and appreciation from investment real estate.