If you own and manage rental properties, you always think about the bottom line. You want to be able to provide safe and attractive housing to renters while also charging enough to cover your expenses and make a decent amount of profit. One way to increase your profit...
Finding qualified residents for your rental properties is just one aspect of being a rental property owner. Another main responsibility is property maintenance services. Staying on top of maintenance will help prevent costly repairs and ensure that you are able to...
This speaks to the way we do business in every department when we’re providing St. Louis property management services. It’s especially valuable when it comes to maintenance. Over the years, we have tried and improved several different ways to take care of maintenance. We know that your investment property needs continual attention to maintenance, and we’ve worked hard to ensure routine maintenance is handled appropriately, emergency maintenance receives immediate attention, and the value of your investment property continues to grow.
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A pest infestation can make a unit uninhabitable pretty quickly. Because landlords are required by law to maintain livable conditions, it is in the best interest of both parties to stay on top of pest control and related preventative maintenance. Both parties—the...
The argument has been made about whether using in-house maintenance or contracted maintenance is more efficient. Contracting work can ensure the work is done correctly the first time with highly qualified vendors, while using in-house maintenance teams can be timely...
Marty is a licensed Broker-Officer with the Missouri Real Estate Commission. He has been licensed since 1989 and oversees Deca’s commercial management operations and sales division. Marty was born and raised in the St. Louis area and most familiar with the south county and south city areas. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Communications from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1988. Marty has been employed by Deca Realty since 1990. Marty is a charter member of the Missouri Association of Realtors Property Management Section. He is currently a member of The National Association of Residential Property Managers and working to complete the designation of Residential Management Professional.
Marty has been a member of multiple civic groups and advisory boards. He has served on the St. Louis County Economic Development Collaborative Advisory Board and The Board of the Bayless School District A Plus Program and has deep roots in his local parish. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Affton Chamber of Commerce where he has been past president, Business Person of the Year, Board member of the year and has spent multiple years on The Board of Directors and chaired several committees.
Marty’s interests include fishing, wine, sports, beach vacations and his local Mexican restaurant and anything outdoors.
Angela Velazquez graduated from Saint Louis University in May 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a major in Marketing and a minor in Management. Angela has been with Deca since 2006 and has held various positions, including assistant property manager, property manager and maintenance manager. In her current position as the manager of Deca’s maintenance department her focus has been on improving the communication between Deca and our owners and tenants. In addition, she is working hard every day to improve quality and to reduce the amount of time it takes to complete work orders and make readies. Her ultimate goal is to provide a quality produce, in a timely manner, at the lowest cost possible.
In addition to her work duties, Angela is involved with the St. Louis Apartment Association, which assists the industry in providing and maintaining quality, affordable apartment homes to the public through lobbying efforts on federal, state and local levels. She is also a frequent volunteer at her children’s school.
In her free time, Angela has a sales agent license from the Missouri Real Estate Commission and works with buyers and sellers of residential property.
Chris has been working in the construction industry for 18 years. He started his career working for a small general contractor and learned all of the different aspects of the construction industry. After a few years he found his passion to be servicing homeowners. Chris is OSHA and Lead Paint Certified in Missouri and has been supervising the Deca Realty maintenance staff for 5 years. He plays a critical role in maintaining the high level of service that Deca provides for property owners.
Justin grew up in a family that owned a construction business and has been working in the industry for the past 25 years. The many years he spent working in his family business allowed Justin to learn all of the different facets of construction as well as the business aspect of running a company. Justin is starting his third year at Deca Realty and is the Field Supervisor for the maintenance technicians. He is an endless source of knowledge and training for the technicians employed at Deca. Justin is OSHA certified and attended Vocational Technical School for welding.
Jim has been licensed by the Missouri Real Estate Commission as a Broker-Officer since 1990 and has been involved in real estate since 1984. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Sociology from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama in 1982 and Master of Arts degree from St. Louis University in 1984. Jim is a charter member of the Missouri Realtors Property Management Section.
Jim has seen extensive changes in the property management business in the 30 plus years he has been involved but continues to strive to offer personal service for both owners and tenants.
When Jim is not at work he is playing in the garden or with his dogs and cats.
Steve received his MBA from Saint Louis University and serves as President and CFO of Deca Realty. His focus every day is on making sure Deca’s staff provides the best possible service to both owners and tenants. Investing in real estate is difficult but it is nice to be able to help owners navigate the pitfalls of property ownership and to help tenants find a nice place to call home. Deca employs over 35 people and performs the following services: property management, sales, maintenance, flipping homes and general contracting.
Steve serves on the board of Cardinal Ritter Senior Services (CRSS) and is President of the Lindberg School District Foundation (LSF). CRSS is a nonprofit organization that provides services to improve the quality of life for senior adults by promoting and providing social, health, and housing programs. Services are provided in St. Louis City and County, as well as St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin, and Warren Counties. LSF is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Lindberg Schools’ commitment to excellence in all facets of education. The foundation provides scholarships to students and grants for teachers. Steve is also an active member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). NARPM is the professional, educational, and ethical leader for the residential property management industry. Lastly, Steve serves on the Sunset Hills planning and zoning commission. The commission has the authority to recommend regulations as to size, value, and type of construction of buildings proposed to be erected in the city.
Steve is licensed by the Missouri Real Estate Commission as a Broker-Officer and is an active member of the National Association of Property Managers, an association of real estate professionals who know first-hand the unique problems and challenges of managing single-family and small residential properties.
Megan was born and raised in Kirkwood and graduated from Kirkwood High School. She was a competitive acrobatic, competing internationally and performed on Star Search. She began her career at Deca in 2006 and has worked in a variety of roles. Currently she serves as an office manager and is a vital part of the Deca management team.
Megan received her real estate license in 2017. She is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Missouri REALTORS® and St. Louis REALTORS®.. Megan currently resides in the Arnold area and enjoys spending time with her family.