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Leadership

The Quantum Real Estate Management, LLC, AMO® team consists of professionals dedicated to offering superior service and expertise in property management to all communities it manages. Quantum’s philosophy is to provide excellence through “team management”. To that end, its growth is carefully managed and its staff prudently nurtured to produce a fully-trained, close-knit, and service-oriented team of professionals whose experience, talents, and skills offer the finest professional property management services available.

Margaret Bessette

Margaret P. Bessette, CPM®
President

As the President of Quantum Real Estate Management, LLC, AMO®, Margaret is directly responsible for the activities of all departments of the corporation and sets all corporate policies and procedures. She is also the President of Aequalis, Inc. – a development firm involved in the development of low-income housing in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

During her tenure as Assistant Vice President of a large, prominent Washington Metropolitan area real estate firm, she was awarded the “1986 Leadership Award” by her employer. In 1998, the Property Management Association (PMA) awarded her the “Stanley Reid Humanitarian Award” for her work with non-profit organizations in the community. In November 2012, Margaret was recognized by the PMA with the Alvin L. Sussman Award for outstanding advancement in the property management profession.

Her expertise in property management and her hands-on experience is diverse and spans in excess of 35 years. It includes all aspects of residential, government subsidized, condominiums and commercial management. Throughout her property management career, she has gained expertise in affordable housing for seniors and families.

Margaret’s professional affiliations include active membership in the (Northern Virginia) IREM Chapter 77 where she served as its President in 1989. In 1987, she was awarded the “Certified Property Manager of the Year” award by the IREM Northern Virginia Chapter 77.

Currently, Margaret is a Past President of the Mid-Atlantic Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA) and continues serving on the Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Washington Metropolitan Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a member of the American Village Communities Board of Directors and a member of the Daniel Housing Corporation Board of Directors.

Margaret holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and has achieved the designation of Certified Property Manager (CPM®), Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS), and Accredited Resident Manager (ARM®). She holds her real estate broker’s license in the State of West Virginia, Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. She continues attending seminars and classes to stay abreast of changes in the property management industry, regulations, laws, HUD and IRS Tax Credit Program requirements.

Andrew Drier
Vice President of Operations

Andrew is the Vice President of Operations at Quantum Real Estate Management, LLC, AMO®. He is responsible for the day-to-day property management operations. He oversees the performance of the properties. He is responsible for the development and maintaining relationships with HUD, federal, state and local government, suppliers/vendors and contractors.

Prior to coming to Quantum, Andrew had over 28 years of experience in property management. His prior portfolios have been communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region totaling up to 30,000 apartments once valued at 1 billion dollars. He has held various senior level positions with companies including Westminster Management, Sawyer Realty Holdings, Grady Management, and Polinger Shannon & Luchs.

Andrew has held the position of Regional Vice President of the National Apartment Association (NAA) and a Board member of the Maryland Multi-Housing Association (MMHA). He is a member of Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and Property Management Association (PMA).

Florence Thomas

Florence Thomas, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resource Director

Florence is the Human Resource Director at Quantum Real Estate Management, LLC, AMO®. She oversees all aspects of Human Resources and brings over 15 years of experience in recruiting, performance management, career development, employee relations, benefits, compensation, payroll, and compliance issues.

Florence is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and a member of the Montgomery County SHRM Chapter. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Liberia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Margaret Callaway

Margaret Callaway, ARM®, COS, TCS
Compliance Manager

Margaret is the Compliance Manager at Quantum Real Estate Management, LLC, AMO®. With over 15 years of experience in property management and compliance, she is responsible for ensuring that all properties are in full compliance with HUD and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) regulations.

Margaret is continually attending classes and seminars to stay abreast of changes in the property management industry and compliance issues. She is a 1997 graduate of Wingate University with a Bachelor of the Arts in English and is an Accredited Residential Manager®, Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS), and Tax Credit Specialist.

Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones, COS, CTCS, BOS
Regional Manager

Shirley is a Regional Manager at Quantum Real Estate Management, LLC, AMO®. She brings over 18 years of experience in property management to the company and is currently responsible for five communities.

Shirley’s responsibilities include staffing, creating budgets, conducting inspections of the physical asset, supervising maintenance for safety and cost-effectiveness, capital expenditures and improvements, specifications and contracting reserve for replacement analysis, and day-to-day operations. She is a Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) and a Certified Tax Credit Specialist (CTCS).

Patricia Brempell

Patricia Brempell, RPA, CDPM, CMCA, AMS
Regional Manager

Patricia is a Regional Manager at Quantum Real Estate Management, LLC, AMO®. She brings over 30 years of experience in property management to the company and is currently responsible for six communities. Patricia’s current responsibilities include staffing, creating budgets, conducting inspections of the physical asset, supervising maintenance for safety and cost-effectiveness, capital expenditures and improvements, specifications and contracting, reserve for replacement analysis and day-to-day operations.

Sandra Budock

Sandra Budock, SHRM, ARM®
Regional Manager

Sandra is a Regional Manager at Quantum Real Estate Management, LLC, AMO®, for a mixed portfolio of condominiums and affordable properties that include Low Income Tax Credit (LITC) and HUD communities. Since 1986, she has had a multitude of positions at Quantum, including Director of Human Resources and Office Manager. Today, she is responsible for preparing and analyzing budgets, overseeing the operations of properties, motivating staff, and dealing with suppliers and contractors. Sandra is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), with a designation of Accredited Resident Manager, (ARM®).

Tracey DAndrade

Tracey D’Andrade, ARM®, COS, CMH
Regional Manager

Tracey is a Regional Manager with Quantum Real Estate Management, LLC, AMO®, with over 15 years of experience in the property management and affordable housing industry. Her portfolio consists of low-income housing for seniors and families, and she is responsible for overseeing the owner’s physical asset in her portfolios by optimizing cash flow and making recommendations to the property’s capital assets.

Tracey is a Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) and Certified Manager of Housing (CMH) through the National Center for Housing Management. She is also a current member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and with a designation of Accredited Resident Manager (ARM®).