J. Ronald Slavik, CPM
Chairman of the Board
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.
In addition to FOURMIDABLE, Ron Slavik is also Chairman of the Board of J & J Slavik, Inc.
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.
Scott Allen, CPM Candidate
For Scott Allen, a career in real estate has taught a fundamental truth – maximize service and value. The fulfillment of strategic objectives are always connected with the execution of service. Scott is committed to providing the leadership essential to positioning FOURMIDABLE as the property management industry leader in client performance and resident service.
Scott’s focus on performance and service keeps FOURMIDABLE in the forefront of technology and employee training. He believes employees must have the knowledge, skills and incentives to be successful. Return on investment for clients results directly from understanding and responding to the varied needs of clients, residents and employees.
Scott joined FOURMIDABLE in January 2007. He brings a 30-year track record of success in property management. During his career, Scott has held executive positions with leading property management firms. He has also served as a consultant and construction manager providing services to property owners and managers. Scott has completed more than 200 comprehensive CNAs (Capital Needs Assessments) for both public and private entities. The breadth and depth of Scott’s experience had enabled him to meet strategic client objectives in all market ranges and types of communities.
Scott is a licensed builder in the State of Michigan. He has been a member of the Michigan Housing Council since 1992 and is a CPM Candidate.
Under Scott’s leadership, growth, profitability and service are the watch words for the future of FOURMIDABLE.
Scott is a Past Commodore for the Detroit Yacht Club and a member of the Board for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Senior and Youth Education Fund.
Jeri Hays, CPM Candidate
Executive Vice President
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. As Executive Vice President, Jeri Hays 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 operations, Human Resources, and insurance and provides oversight for the Affordable Housing Department. Jeri also has overall responsibility for the financial integrity of FOURMIDABLE. She oversees a staff of ten accounting professionals who fulfill the accounting and reporting functions for the FOURMIDABLE portfolio.
Jeri provides guidance to the FOURMIDABLE team and monitors the development and performance of corporate and onsite staff.
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. Other responsibilities include inspecting apartment communities, often with government representatives, and specifying, developing bids and monitoring the progress of work performed to bring structures into compliance with Federal 504 requirements.
Jeri has responsibility for regular communication with Clients for the purpose of assessing FOURMIDABLE’S performance in meeting their goals and objectives.
Sheldon M. Olson
Vice President of Information Systems
Sheldon Olson has the responsibility of overseeing the company’s complex computer, telephone and information systems.
Sheldon guides the company in its expansion of networking capabilities that link its widespread resources in managing real estate portfolios and investments.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Sheldon was awarded a scholarship and honors for outstanding performance, and he held his major in Multi Disciplinary Studies, with emphasis in Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics and Social Science.
Sheldon remains current with new hardware and software technologies through continuing education in the form of seminars, trade shows and new product journals.
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. Sheldon has also created a corporate intranet and virtual private network that allows the company to share resources in real time.
Sheldon is directly involved in developing ancillary services resulting in additional revenue streams for FOURMIDABLE managed properties. Approximately 90% of FOURMIDABLE’s managed communities have generated additional revenue under Sheldon’s guidance.
Director of Human Resources
Lisa Killinger began her career in Human Resources in 1984 and has been a valued member of the FOURMIDABLE team since 1993.
As Director of Human Resources, Lisa guides and manages the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies and programs for the entire company. The major areas directed are: recruiting and staffing; performance management and improvement systems; employment and compliance to regulatory concerns; employee orientation, development and training; policy development and documentation; employee relations; compensation and benefits administration; employee safety, welfare, wellness and health.
Lisa originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.
The Director of Human Resources coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs through Human Resources staff; reports to the President and Executive Vice President and serves on the Executive Management Team; and advises company managers about Human Resources issues. Lisa originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.
Lisa is on the Board of Directors for the Apartment Fund Workers Compensation Association and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Jeff Weeks is the most recent executive to join the FOURMIDABLE team as of October 2010. Jeff has been in the property management industry since 2005 and utilizes all his relationships within the industry.
As FOURMIDABLE’s Controller, 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 75 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.
Nicole Bentley, CAM, TCS
Regional Property Supervisor
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.
Regional Property Supervisor
Cheryle Felts joined FOURMIDABLE in 2013 as a Regional Property Supervisor of FOURMIDABLE’s impressive southern portfolio.
Cheryle began her career in 1979 and has gained unlimited knowledge through years of experience supervising large portfolios consisting of 17 properties with over 1500 units in Mississippi and Alabama. She has experience reporting to Federal and State Agencies as well as managing Hope VI , Section 8, Low Income Housing Tax Credit, conventional senior and multi-family communities. She has gained training in staffing, financials and budgeting of property management, marketing, lease up of new communities, Fair Housing, and overseeing each property to ensure success for the owners, residents and employees.
Cheryle’s credentials include the following designations: ARM (Accredited Resident Manager) from the IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management), CPO (Certified Professional of Occupancy) and SHCM (Specialist in Housing Credit Management)from NAHMA (National Affordable Housing Management Association).
Sabrina Gaddy, CPM
Director of Public Housing
Sabrina Gaddy has an impressive track record in managing affordable housing since 1992. In recent years, Sabrina has become a public housing specialist, overseeing FOURMIDABLE’S public housing portfolio.
Sabrina is a proven leader with the ability to support and empower the performance of others. She is a committed professional who constantly pursues real estate management education, communication education, Fair Housing and computer education. Her results have been outstanding in the most challenging assignments.
Sabrina’s credentials include Associate in Business Degree, State of Michigan Licensed Realtor, Certified Voucher Specialist, Certified Tax Credit Compliance Site Manager, Accredited Residential Manager (ARM), Certified Assisted Housing Manager (AHM), Certified Public Housing Specialist, Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Certified Hearing Office Specialist. Sabrina is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Administration Degree in Business.
Sabrina is the past President and current Secretary of Westland Housing Commission. She also works directly with the Lincoln Park Housing Commission, New Haven Housing Commission, Detroit Housing Commission, Sterling Heights Housing Commission, Lincoln Park Non-Profit, and Royal Oak Township Housing Commission. Sabrina is also on the Institute of Real Estate Management’s National Diversity Advisory Board, Institute of Real Estate Management Chapter 5 Board of Directors, Institute of Real Estate Management ARM Committee Chairperson for Minority Outreach, Scholarships and Diversity, and a Board Member of the Warren-Conner Development Coalition and CACTUS.
Sabrina’s former board affiliation includes Treasurer of Brownstones of Westland Condominium Association, Commissioners Board of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), and Co-Chair for Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) HUD Committee.
Sabrina received IREM’s Accredited Residential Manager of the Year Award for 2013.
Michael Schocker, CPM Candidate
Director of Real Estate Services and Business Development
Regional Property Supervisor
Michael has a distinguished track record in managing market rate apartment communities, senior housing communities and commercial properties. He has been a Regional Property Supervisor for FOURMIDABLE since 2008. Mike is also the Director of Real Estate Services and Business Development. He also acts as as an advisor to the Company’s Main Team, which is responsible for directing the maintenance and safety strategies for the Company.
Michael is a proven manager with the ability to support and empower the performance of others. He is a committed professional who consistently pursues educational opportunities that will improve his knowledge of the real estate industry, as well as those that work along with him. He uses his knowledge and education to achieve measurable success in all of the properties he supervises.
Michael’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from Wayne State University and a Masters of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Michigan University. Michael has been a licensed real estate broker in the State of Michigan since 2001 and holds a Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SCHM) Certification.
His professional background started in land acquisition and marketing for one of Michigan’s largest real estate developers. His career track found him pursuing marketing and sales management for a long and successful career in that area of the real estate industry.
Vince Thrasher, CAM, HCCP, CPO
Regional Property Supervisor
Vince Thrasher joined FOURMIDABLE in 2014 as a Regional Property Supervisor of our Southern Portfolio. Utilizing his expertise and knowledge of the industry, Vince will also play an integral role in growing FOURMIDABLE’s Business Development Team.
Vince began his property management career in 1998 as a Property Manager in Georgia. In 2005, he relocated and became the Regional Manager for 14 apartment communities in Tennessee consisting of conventional, LIHTC and student housing. His career advancement continued as he accepted a position as Regional Vice President managing 31 communities while overseeing
new construction and rehab projects.
Vince’s successes include increasing occupancy and maintaining 90+ REAC scores. He has built and maintained positive working relationships with owners, clients, Housing Authorities and State Agencies.
Vince’s credentials include the following designations: HCCP (Housing Credit Certified Professional), CPO (Certified Professional of Occupancy), CAM (Certified Apartment Manager, EPA and REAC Certified.
Director of Compliance
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.
With over 17 years in the property management industry, Tracy 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 (NAHMA).
Willie Golston’s has an Associate’s Degree in Business Adminstration from Davenport University and started his property management career in 1979. Willie started his career with FOURMIDABLE in 1994 and excelled in his previous positions as Maintenance Supervisor and Area Maintenance Director. His in-depth knowledge in all aspects of maintenance, combined with experience in the procurement of goods and services, have resulted in reduced operating expenses for FOURMIDABLE’s portfolio.
As Procurement Manager, Willie has generated numerous Capital Needs and Energy Assessments for FOURMIDABLE clients. These assessments provide a complete analysis of current conditions of a property. He has written numerous detailed specifications for Requests for Proposals for building renovations, HVAC system replacements, ADA compliance and other capital needs programs. Additionally, he has analyzed bids and made long-term projections and recommendations for our clients.
Willie negotiates with local and national suppliers to procure cost-effective goods and services for FOURMIDABLE clients. He is also involved in Risk Management resolving incidents and claims in a timely, cost-effective manner.
In 1993, Willie earned his Certified Manager of Maintenance (CMM) designation. He also has an EPA Certification, Type 3 L and M Certification and is a Certified Pool Operator.