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Schneider Property Management Staff

Schneider Property Management, located in Portland, Maine, prides itself on having pleasant employees with outstanding and diverse backgrounds. Our personnel includes property managers, general contractors, leasing agents, administrative, and bookkeeping staff. In addition to the employees below, we employ a variety of elite carpenters, plumbers, and maintenance staff in order to ensure whatever your property needs are, they are completed in a timely, professional manner.

Craig Schneider – Owner / Senior Property Manager

Craig graduated from USM in 1994 with a BA in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial Psychology. He started investing in real estate in 1998 and he has owned over 100 Units. In the past 15 years Craig has managed, bought and sold investment and rental properties in Maine. Craig has set record sales in the market place because his buildings are astoundingly profitable. Craig is known in the Maine rental market for providing high quality properties with profitable rents. In past years of owning investment properties, he had a Maine property management company assisting him. After working with this company, Craig has developed the skills and qualities required of a property manager. Most importantly, Craig has seen and experienced the property management relationship from the client and and building owner perspective. Craig believes there are 4 components in a good business practice Communication, Expectation, Follow-up and Follow- through. Craig can promise you he will apply these 4 business practices and that he will treat your buildings like they were his own.

Melissa – Office Manager

Melissa Kesti graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Studies. Having lived in NH all her life, she moved to Portland, Maine after graduating to live with her partner, a student at MECA, and to experience living somewhere new.  She began working for Schneider Property Management in the spring of 2011. Initially, she worked as a front desk agent and out on the road showing apartments. Over time she used her positive attitude and enthusiasm for the job to work her way up and take over more responsibilities. Today, she is the office manager and oversees the general day-to-day business including, but not limited to: leasing, owner and tenant correspondence and maintenance scheduling. In fall of 2015, using the knowledge and interest she gained at SPM, she purchased her own multi-family in Westbrook where she now lives with her partner and daughter, with plans to buy another in the future.

Kelly – Showing Agent / Marketing Associate

Born and raised in Vermont, Kelly moved to Maine for college, fell in love with the state, and decided to stay long-term. Kelly has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maine and worked as a teacher in the city of Portland before switching fields and joining the Schneider Property Management, LLC team. She is on the road much of the day showing available apartments and homes for rent as well as taking ad pictures of the properties. When in the office, Kelly spends the majority of her time keeping our advertisements up to date as well as implementing new marketing strategies. She communicates primarily with potential tenants via phone and email as well as performing credit checks and summarizing applications for Craig to review.

Blake – Leasing Agent / Maintenance Coordinator

Blake graduated from Salve Regina University in 2016 with a BS in Business Administration and a BS in Marketing. After graduation, he returned to Southern Maine with the goal to purchase multi-family properties. This goal led him to join the SPM team. Here at SPM Blake utilizes his strong work ethic, attention to detail, and charisma. These traits enable him to confidently communicate with tenants/owners, assist with maintenance calls, draft leases/contracts, and manage his own 3-unit building.

Allisen – Showing Agent / Tenant Accounts

Allisen is a graduate from the University of Maine with a degree in Music Education with a concentration in Voice.  Allisen moved to the Portland area last June with her Fiancé, having previously lived in the greater Bangor area, and Aroostook County.  Her office duties include showings, clerical work, and tenant accounts.  When she’s not in the SPM office, you can find Allisen hitting the track with Maine Roller Derby’s Travel Team, the Port Authorities, or home team, the RIPtides.