Ron Slavik's property management expertise began taking shape more than a quarter century ago. After college, Ron Slavik briefly worked as an accountant for Deloitte & Touche before joining the family's development corporation.
Since then, Ron's focus has been in property management, sales and financing, and the development of multi-family residential communities. This has helped grow FOURMIDABLE into one of the nation's largest, most successful residential property management firms, specializing in marketing, leasing and management of condominiums, cooperatives, conventional, senior, tax credit and government-assisted multi-family communities.
FOURMIDABLE is a leader in creating innovative living environments for all income groups. Revitalization projects under Ron's direction in downtown Detroit include: Harbortown, Grayhaven Marina Village, The Lofts at Rivertown, Village Park (in historic Indian Village), and the restoration of the Himelhoch Building to senior residential apartments.
Ron serves on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, is an Executive Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America Detroit Area Council and is an active member of the World President's Organization (WPO). In 1995, Ron Slavik was named among “Top 100 Executives”, Crain's Detroit Business.
Ron is a Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed Security Dealer and a Certified Property Manager.
Jeri Hays has been part of the FOURMIDABLE team since 1986 and is a CPM Candidate. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting minor from San Diego State University. Jeri has held the positions of Executive Vice President, Director of Financial Administration and Assistant Controller during her career at FOURMIDABLE.
As Chief Executive Officer, she is responsible for the effective management of all aspects of FOURMIDABLE's business. Together with the Chairman of the Board and President, she is responsible for overall growth, development and profitability of the company. Her primary responsibility is to develop both short-term and long-term goals, objectives and strategies with Clients, the FOURMIDABLE Management Team and Executive Team members.
Jeri has overall responsibility for providing direction and leadership toward the achievement of FOURMIDABLE's strategic plan, mission statement and financial objectives. She also has overall responsibility for the financial integrity of FOURMIDABLE. She oversees a staff of accounting professionals who fulfill the accounting and reporting functions for the FOURMIDABLE portfolio.
She believes having a strong understanding of the objectives of FOURMIDABLE's Clients along with regular communication is the key to a successful partnership and achievement of their goals.
Jeri is often called upon as an expert resource for advocacy groups and attorneys to facilitate successful resolutions of complaints and requests from residents and applicants. She is LIHTC certified and holds both AHM and COS designations
Michael started his professional career as an intern in the Planning and Site Development Department for one of Michigan's largest residential developers. That position evolved into the Sales and Marketing Department, in which he remained for five years.
In 2001, he assumed the position of Sales and Marketing Director for another of Michigan's most respected residential and commercial developers. In that position, he oversaw the marketing and sales of new home and commercial product, averaging $40 million per year in revenues.
In 2008, Michael joined FOURMIDABLE's team. Since joining FOURMIDABLE, he has held several positions in the Company including Residential Manager and Regional Supervisor and in 2014 became Director of Real Estate Services for FOURMIDABLE's Real Estate Service Division. Since 2014, under his guidance, the Real Estate Division has closed over $82 million is the sales of multi-family and commercial properties. In 2016, Michael assumed the position of President of FOURMIDABLE.
As President, Michael will focus on the long term growth of the Company through the implementation of business development and client fulfilment strategies. In addition, he will help lead the Company in employee growth strategies and initiatives. Working along with the Executive Team, he will focus on the development and implementation of the Company's strategic plan and core values.
He believes that a career focused on motivation, hard work and long lasting relationships mixed in with ‘having fun' will always be rewarding and successful.
Michael is a 1994 graduate of Wayne State University with a degree in Geography with an emphasis on Urban Planning. In 1997, he received his Master of Science from Eastern Michigan University in Geography with an Urban Planning emphasis. He is a State of Michigan Licensed Real Estate Broker (2001), State of Tennessee Real Estate Broker (2017) and has a certification in Management of Tax Credit properties.
Sheldon Olson is a graduate of Michigan State University, and has been at FOURMIDABLE since 1995. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Multi Disciplinary Studies, with emphasis in Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics and Social Science. Sheldon ranked in the top 1% in the country on his ACT Testing in Mathematics.
Sheldon oversees the company's complex computer, telephone and information systems applications, and guides the company in its expansion of networks that link its widespread resources in managing real estate portfolios and investments. He has also played a key role in the success of many other aspects of our business. Sheldon has established FOURMIDABLE's website, www.FOURMIDABLE.com , with an interactive database allowing FOURMIDABLE to quickly add properties as they are added to our portfolio. He has also created a corporate intranet and virtual private network that allows the company to share resources in real time across the entire portfolio.
Sheldon is directly involved in developing ancillary services resulting in additional revenue streams and expense reduction for FOURMIDABLE managed properties. Approximately 90% of FOURMIDABLE's managed communities have profited under Sheldon's guidance.
Working along with the Executive Team, he will focus on the future development and implementation strategies for FOURMIDABLE.
Jeff Weeks joined the FOURMIDABLE team in October, 2010. Jeff has been in the property management industry since 2005 and utilizes all his relationships within the industry.
As FOURMIDABLE’s Chief Financial Officer, Jeff’s responsibilities include supervision of the corporate accounting department and overseeing the auditing, budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning and financial reporting to owners, management and governmental authorities for over 80 residential communities. The financial integrity of FOURMIDABLE, and the properties they manage, is the core of where Jeff focuses his attention.
Throughout his career, Jeff has held executive positions with leading companies where he excelled in all business related concerns and supervisory control of accounting, information technology, marketing, tax and legal matters. His vast knowledge of business operations has enabled him to refine processes to close the gap on inefficiencies, implement technological improvements and protect and maximize the company and client assets.
Jeff is a graduate of Wayne State University with a Masters in Finance as well as a BA in Accounting. Jeff has been on the board of Condominium Associations as well as working directly with various housing commissions in their strategic management.
Tracy Mathieu joined the FOURMIDABLE team in 2013. Her experience in affordable housing programs spans sixteen years. In her present position as Director of Compliance, Tracy has overall responsibility for ensuring compliance with all HUD, MSHDA, State Agencies and LIHTC regulations for FOURMIDABLE's government-assisted portfolio.
Tracy has extensive experience with LIHTC, 80/20 programs, Section 236, Section 202, HOME and Section 8. Her knowledge and experience extends to market rate, 538 USDA and public housing communities.
As part of Tracy's compliance responsibilities, all resident files are audited annually under her direction. Tracy writes policies that facilitate site level compliance with HUD regulations. She trains new employees and she assisted in the development of the compliance training program. She also trains employees on the revised HUD Handbook 4350.3, and MSHDA LIHTC program compliance.
Tracy started in the property management industry in 1993 and brings many experiences to the FOURMIDABLE team. Prior to joining FOURMIDABLE, Tracy worked for Spectrum Enterprises, Inc. as a compliance analyst working with both State and Private Investors providing compliance services for many different affordable housing programs. Focusing primarily with LIHTC and HOME.
Tracy has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with an Accounting minor.
She also has several certifications which include a C9P, Affordable Housing Manager (AHM), Public Housing Certification (NAHRO), Certified Apartment Manager (CAM), UPCS Certification, Housing Quality Standards Specialist (HVC), and Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) through the National Affordable Housing Management Association.
Cheryl Tostige started her career in property management in 1985 in the accounting department. She soon found that her interests lead her away from the financial side of the business to the administrative and marketing side of residential, shopping center and office management. Her expertise landed her a position as an Administrative Assistant to the President of a residential management company where she advanced to an Area Director for upscale conventional apartments. Cheryl was also chosen to be one of a team of three to work on a special project evaluating best practices for all facets of the company. In 2010, Cheryl made a career move to FOURMIDABLE as an Executive Assistant to the President and was later promoted to her current role.
As Marketing Specialist, Cheryl is responsible for the marketing of FOURMIDABLE as well as its entire portfolio of affordable, public housing and conventional communities in multiple states.
In addition, Cheryl prepares Requests for Proposals for new business opportunities, coordinates the lease up and grand openings of new construction, manages the development of the corporate and property websites and oversees the Employee Initiative Program.
Nicole Bentley joined FOURMIDABLE in 2010 as a Residential Manager. In 2012, she was promoted to Executive Manager supervising two market rate communities in Detroit. In October, 2013, Nicole was offered a Regional Property Supervisor position overseeing market rate, affordable, tax credit and commercial properties throughout the state of Michigan.
Nicole began her property management career in 2000 as a leasing consultant. In 2006, Nicole accepted a Regional Manager position overseeing seven affordable and market rate communities throughout Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana.
Nicole is experienced in managing and supervising, high-end, luxury market rate, multi-family, affordable and low income housing tax credit communities as well as commercial properties.
Nicole excels in resolving property challenges with innovative solutions proven to increase occupancy, resident retention and the financial bottom line. Always ready for a challenge, Nicole's specialty is the take over and turnaround of distressed market rate communities.
Nicole's credentials include the following designations: CAM (Certified Apartment Manager) from the National Apartment Association, TCS (Tax Credit Specialist) from National Center for Housing Management and Fair Housing Certification.
John Elliot joined FOURMIDABLE in 2015 as Regional Property Supervisor for our Tennessee Portfolio. John began his career in property management in 2002 as a Maintenance Supervisor. He was promoted to a Residential Manager position followed by a Regional Property Supervisor, managing a portfolio consisting of 13 distressed properties of over 2,400 units in five different states.
John has experience working with market rate properties, Section 8, and tax credit requirements. Through his self-motivation and integrity, John was recognized by Tuscaloosa Housing Authority for HUD standards, is HVAC certified and Pool Operator Certified. He brings many experiences to FOURMIDABLE including directing various strategic initiatives to achieve occupancy, collections, and delinquency goals; managing and motivating a team of staff; largely increasing monthly revenue, occupancy, and collections; and community event coordination, where he assisted in doubling community participation and charitable donations.
John has a Master of Business Administration degree in Human Resources from Liberty University in Virginia and a Bachelor of Science from Lee University in Tennessee. He also served in the United States Military in the Air Force for six years.
Jennifer Essary began her property management career as a community manager in 1995. Her past years of management experience, Jennifer has excelled in affordable and conventional multi-family housing. Jennifer has worked in several states throughout her career including Washington State, Arizona, North Carolina and Michigan.
Jennifer was hired at FOURIMDABLE after its acquisition of Water's Edge Apartments in South Lyon, MI. Jennifer was able to maintain high, historic occupancy and accepted the challenge of adding more properties to her portfolio. During her time at Water's Edge, Jennifer assisted with the due diligence process for many other acquisitions, and managed two properties in Lexington, Kentucky.
Jennifer's knowledge and expertise was quickly recognized and she was promoted to Regional Property Supervisor at FOURMIDABLE where she currently oversees the management of almost 1200 units throughout five communities. She personally works with one of our biggest clients in order to supervise full-scale redevelopments, marketing campaigns and community growth.
Jennifer is proficient across many different property management and accounting software including Appfolio, Yardi 6.0, Libra, OneSite and eSite. Jennifer has held a license in Real Estate in both Michigan and Arizona.
Lorraine Henkel has almost 30 years of experience in the affordable housing field, gaining knowledge all across the country. Lorraine came to FOURMIDABLE in 2016 where she was brought on as a Regional Property Supervisor. Lorraine manages a large portion of FOURMIDABLE’s Tennessee and Mississippi portfolio.
Lorraine obtained an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Delaware Technical Community College with some background in Criminal Justice. Lorraine holds a Real Estate Salesperson License. She also has completed works through the Institute of Real Estate Management Site Management course, Lead Based Paint Compliance course, Tax Credit Specialist certificate of completion and Essentials of Leadership and Coaching for Excellence.
Lorraine is a major key to FOURMIDABLE’s success in regards to lease-up of new developments, along with market research of surrounding areas in order to get a grasp on the competition.
Lorraine finds that utilizing her past training and experience allows her to become an asset to any management situation. Her experience has given her the focus to be detailed, versatile and goal driven.
Gladys Neal has over ten years of property management experience and has demonstrated competency in FOURMIDABLE's core business operations with an established track record. Under Gladys' leadership, properties have shown significant improvement. She specializes in assisting properties with meeting and exceeding occupancy goals, collections and recertifications. Gladys is often called upon to provide guidance and training to staff, significantly improving the overall performance of a community. Her dynamic expertise has resulted in properties boasting 100% occupancy and a collection rate of 97% or better, for over two years.
Since her start at FOURMIDABLE in 2007, Gladys has served as a Public Housing Manager, Executive Manager and Assistant Property Manager. In her current role as an Regional Property Supervisor, Gladys fulfills multiple roles, including assisting with developing budgets to ensure achievement of both long and short-term goals of communities, recruiting, selecting and monitoring the training of staff to ensure community effectiveness and success and negotiation with external entities to ensure quality, on-time service at the best price.
Gladys holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Detroit Mercy. Her credentials include:
Certified Specialist Public Housing Occupancy (Nelrod), Advanced Rent Calculations Course (Nelrod), Michigan Real Estate Salesperson License, Accredited Residential Manager, by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), Public Housing Eligibility, Income and Rent Calculations - Certificate of Proficiency (National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), Public Housing Occupancy - Certificate of Proficiency (Quadel).
In 2015, Gladys was awarded Accredited Residential Manager of the Year from IREM. She is steadily emerging as a housing industry leader.
Samantha Westbrook, joined FOURMIDABLE in April, 2017 as the Residential Manager at Fountain Square in Columbus, Mississippi. Samantha started her career in property management three years earlier as the leasing agent at a low income housing tax credit community. The experience Samantha gained lead her to lease up the 48 townhomes at Fountain Square in record breaking time of only two months.
In March, 2018, Samantha earned her HCCP certification. The commitment, hard work and dedication that Samantha has constantly delivered, has led her to a promotion as Regional Property Supervisor overseeing properties in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Samantha attributes her success to her exceptional customer service and decision making abilities. She prides herself in mentoring her team so that they can also achieve their goals and successes.