Sharon Smith, President
Sharon Smith is President of Progressive Management She runs the day-to-day operations of this growing portfolio of affordable housing. She is responsible for property management operations, marketing and leasing. Sharon has nearly twenty years experience in residential and mixed-use real estate management and development. She held positions in the past with Related Managemen Company, Douglas Elliman Property Management and National Development Councils Corporate Equity Fund. Sharon is a Certified Housing Manager (CHM), a Certified Housing Occupancy Specialist (COS) and a Housing Developmen Finance Professiona (HDFP). She has extensive experience and training in LIHTC and Section8 property management and is a graduate of Stony Brook University.
Jeserica Blanco, Director of Marketing and Leasing
Jeserica Blanco, with Progressive Management since 2001, serves as Director of Marketing and Leasing. She is responsible for overseeing the initial LIHTC rent up of new projects along with management compliance of the LIHTC portfolio. Jeserica and her team are charged with implementing all marketing plans according to regulatory agreements and she is responsible for meeting and communicating with the appropriate finance and regulatory agencies during the initial marketing phase and for ongoing operations and compliance at all LIHTC properties. Jeserica is certified in Low Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance through Quadel, in addition to other property management training.
Ilsoo Kim, Facilities Director
llsoo Kim is Facilities Director for Progressive Management. He has oversight of more than 4,000 affordable housing units and he supervises over 100 maintenance staff, including staff from two different unions. He is also responsible for the property managers. Ilsoo has an undergraduate degree from Pratt Institute. He holds numerous certifications including OSHA, NYC Site Construction Superintendent, and NYC DOB Supported Scaffold Certificate. Prior to joining Progressive, Ilsoo worked with Reliant Realty Services, Inc. and New Start Development LLC. He has extensive knowledge of various inspection procedures and has prepared and conducted REAC inspections as well as inspections for various government agencies and mortgage providers.