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Employee Spotlight: Alycia Costa

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Alycia Costa is a true rockstar. She manages two Class A offices in the heart of Portland; Fox Tower and Park Avenue West. This is no easy task but she makes it look effortless.  She maintains professionalism, patience and perfection in all of the projects that she spearheads.

To recognize all of her dedication and loyalty to the company, she has been promoted to Senior Property Manager and also received the President’s Award for 2016. We are proud to have her represent us at TMT.

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: SEAN MCCARTY

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  1. How long have you worked with TMT? 15 years.
  2. Where did you graduate from? Montana State University
  3. How long did it take to finish school? 5 years
  4. Why did you come to TMT? I was looking for a property management company that used Yardi.
  5. What are your everyday duties? Responsible for producing, auditing, and presenting profit/loss statements. Prepping invoices for tenants and verifying the accuracy of the dollar amount that is billed to tenants. Preparation of estimated operating expenses.
  6. What is your favorite task? Reconciliation of operating expenses
  7. What is your least favorite task? Posting completed maintenance work online.
  8. What are you most excited for with the new building? The Grand Opening of the building after 10 years of working on it. It will also be nice to create reconciliation structure from the ground up.
  9. What type of qualities do you need to succeed in this job? You need to be organized, number oriented and detail oriented.
  10. What does your ideal day look like? A good flow of projects and no emergencies. I prefer to have one big project and get lost in it because it gets me in the zone.
  11. What is the best feature in Fox Tower? The split level design of the lobby – lower lobby and upper lobby.
  12. What have you learned the most through this job? Transitioning and applying my understanding of bookkeeping to accounting. I learned how to read and formulate financial statements; balance sheets and depreciation statements.
  13. What advice would you give to a new accountant? Staying organized and regimented is the most important thing.
  14. What was the most gratifying thing you did while on the job? I had discovered we were charging a tenant monthly for reimbursement of a capital project longer than necessary. I sent an apology letter for the inconvenience and posted a credit to their account. They wrote back expressing their appreciation and gratitude. It was very genuine and stuck with me.

It’s about people.

Every summer our team  gathers with family and close friends to eat, drink and play – it’s a time to recognize the hard work our people do every day.  This year, we had comfort food catered by Reverend’s BBQ and wild salmon from Whole Foods– a fabulous combination on a windy summer day. Meanwhile, the children went fishing and caught multiple bass and catfish (they threw them back into the lake, of course). But the highlight of this summer’s BBQ was witnessing Benson, our intern, paddleboard for his first time! We are looking forward to next year and hope it brings many more laughs, memories and bonding for our team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee spotlight: Rebecca Cowan

Get to know the TMT Team in our new feature, Employee Spotlight!

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Rebecca Cowan is an Accounting Assistant here at TMT Development. Our intern Jay Park recently sat down with Rebecca to ask her a few questions about her job.

1. How long have you worked with TMT? Fifteen years this month!

2. Where did you graduate from? Marylhurst Univeristy

3. What brought you to TMT? I started working here as a temp and then I became a full-time employee.

4. What are your everyday duties? Paying bills, depositing checks, and keeping track of records and reports.

5. What is your favorite task? Depositing big checks :)

6. What is your least favorite task? I dislike confronting vendors when they have made a mistake.

7. What are you most excited about in regards to Park Avenue West? The exterior of the tower is very unique for downtown, so the building gets a lot of natural light. I also like that the area around the building is always bustling.

8. What is the most common problem in the Fox Tower? Temperature issues. It’s either too cold or too hot.

9. What type of qualities do you need to succeed in this job? You definitely need strong organizational skills

10. What does your ideal day look like? When everything on my list gets done efficiently and accurately. Also, I enjoy having a variety of projects rather than one task.

11. What is the best feature in this building? Definitely the views.

12. What have you learned the most through this job? Accounting principles.

13. What advice would you give to a new accountant? Stay organized and figure out how to work well with a variety of personalities.

14. What was the biggest mistake you made while on the job? Losing a stack of checks on my desk when I was fairly new to the job.

15. What was the most gratifying thing you did while on the job? When I was working as a property manager, I assisted with the beginning stages of developing Park Avenue West by contacting vendors for bids and reaching out to the city for the clarification of city policies/regulations.

 

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2014 President’s Award recipient is Cristin Bansen

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We are happy to announce that the recipient of the TMT Development President’s Award for 2014 is Property Manager Cristin Bansen. Cristin has been with TMT since February 2013, and was recently recognized as IREM Oregon‘s Associate of the Year! Cristin manages TMT’s outlying properties, primary of which is Delta Park Center, which has undergone recent improvements thanks to Cristin’s hard work and vision. Each year the President’s Award is presented at our Holiday Dinner to an employee who best exemplifies TMT’s values of leadership and customer service. Congratulations, Cristin!