About Us

Meet the Team

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Garner Properties & Management Co. began more than 50 years ago with a collection or private real estate interests in Michigan. Founder Larry Garner began Garner Properties & Management Co. by managing his own properties and soon expanded the business into a complete property management company and services for other investors in the Tri- County area of Detroit, MI. Over the decades, Mr. Garner developed and passed down proven property management strategies to improve the performance of rental properties and increase property values.

In 2003, Garner Properties & Management LLC was formed when Chris Garner returned to the company. By focusing on competent management, standardized systems and cutting-edge technology, the company expanded from 250 properties under management in 2003 to now over 1600 homes.

With our never ending commitment to bring innovative solutions to our clients, Garner Properties & Management LLC will continue to be the largest single family management company in Michigan.

Chris Garner » Owner
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Having spent his early years working on rental homes and learning from his Dad's lessons, Chris truly grew up in the business. He joined the company in 2003 and has dedicated himself to growing the business and servicing our clients. Chris attended Ferris State University for Business Administration and has nearly fifteen years of experience in marketing and technology. In his off hours, Chris spends time with his family and enjoys racquetball and cooking.
Aaron D. Cox, Esq. »
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Aaron has been the company's General Counsel since 2005 and is in charge of all legal proceedings, including evictions, collections, and property tax appeals. Aaron enjoys the never-ending challenges at Garner Properties & Management. "Every day brings something new. There is constant interaction with all walks of life." Aaron earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Madonna University, a Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and is a licensed Real Estate Broker. In his spare time he enjoys sports, cooking, traveling, real estate investing, and while an undergraduate Aaron was a four-year starter and Academic All-American in basketball. Click here for more information on Aaron's firm, The Law Offices of Aaron D. Cox, PLLC.
Jessica Zilka » Director of Indianapolis Operations
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Jessica has been a Property Manager with the company since 2007. She likes that no two days are the same at Garner Properties & Management. "Things are never boring!" Jessica enjoys interacting with all clients and customers to provide the best possible service. She adds that, "Maintaining a sustainable business requires flexibility and I think we are very good at it." Jessica studied Business Administration at the University of Michigan. In her spare time, she enjoys attending live sporting events and concerts.
Brenda Garner » Director of Client Services
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Brenda has been a Property Manager with the company since 2011. She has a long history in the hospitality industry and has created award-winning customer service teams. Brenda earned a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Grand Valley State University and is a Certified Freeman Trainer. In her spare time, Brenda enjoys wakeboarding, rollerblading, and skiing.
Meriya Love » Office Manager
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Meriya is responsible for managing the staff and the office, monthly audits, and bookkeeping. She has been with the company since 2007 and was previously the Section 8 Specialist before being promoted. Meriya says that she works with a great group of colleagues and enjoys the busy office atmosphere. She holds an Associate Degree in Accounting from University of Phoenix, and in her spare time, Meriya coaches a city-wide Varsity cheerleading squad and enjoys spending time with her children, working out and camping.
Teressa Harbin » Director of Marketing & Real Estate Sales
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Teressa joined Garner Properties in 2011 and is responsible for developing marketing programs for rental properties and real estate sales. She enjoys working with people and the challenge of getting each property rented or sold. Teressa, a licensed Realtor, has over 10 years title and real estate-related experience and has received awards for customer service. She also studied business at Wayne County Community College. In her spare time, Teressa spends time with her family, is active in her children's activities, and loves to read a good book.
Gordon Dionne » Rehab Manager
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Dionne oversees 4 Diamond Services, LLC and the rehab and rent-up efforts. Dionne has over 15 years' experience in home remodeling. He was a Builder for Pulte Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the country. Previously, Dionne was the Head Designer for the plumbing department at Isometrics where he planned and developed lean manufacturing. He enjoys his job and in particular, interacting with his clients. In his spare time, you can find Dionne on the golf course or desert motorcycling. In addition, Dionne proudly served his country for eight years in the United States Marine Corps.
Alyse Hopkins » Tenant Relations Representative
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Alyse works in tenant relations where she helps the tenants with all of their day to day needs both over the phone and in person all while providing great customer service. Alyse loves Garners' family atmosphere which makes coming to work fun! In her spare time she enjoys going to concerts, reading and spending time with her family. Alyse is currently attending Baker College working towards my Associates degree in Human Resources Management.
Mytitia Hulon » Property Manager & Business Development
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Mytitia is responsible for business development. She is a property management veteran and is dedicated to her clients. Mytitia has been known to take extraordinary measures to assist her clients and also appreciates her colleagues. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and enjoys cooking.
Sarah Massey » Marketing and Real Estate Sales Assistant
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Sarah is the Marketing and Real Estate Sales Assistant who assists in the buying/selling, and marketing of homes. She feels like this is the perfect job because she gets to help people find a home that they love. Sarah enjoys her co-workers and the team atmosphere at Garner Properties. In her spare time, she loves to spend her time outdoors with her family.
Stacey St. Clair » Call Center Agent
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Stacey is a member of the Call Center team. She takes calls from prospective tenants to help them to find a new home, answer their questions, and schedule showing appointments. In addition, Stacey processes tenant applications and manages the on-line listings. She is currently pursuing a business degree at Henry Ford Community College. Stacey enjoys the busy pace of her job. She loves that she is able to help people find a home, and enjoys each and every one of her co-workers. When not working or studying, Stacey and her fiancee enjoy traveling, attending sporting events, or just relaxing and spending time with family.
Mitch Cieslak » Marketing and Call Center Supervisor
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Mitch is the marketing and call center supervisor. Mitch graduated from Madonna University with a major in business administration and a minor in hospitality management. An athlete in college and beyond, Mitch played basketball and ran cross country at MU, and these days you can find him at the gym, staying fit and healthy in his free time.
Tina Wright » Call Center Agent
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Tina is a member of the call center team at Garner Properties. She enjoys talking with people and helping them find a new home. Tina loves how her job keeps her busy, and there is always something new to learn day to day. She especially appreciate the friendliness of each and everyone of her co-workers. In her spare time, Tina enjoys spending time with family and friends, BBQ's, the great outdoors, and is active in her church.
Jim Lucas » Showing Agent
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Jim is responsible for the recruitment of new owners and marketing properties to prospective tenants. He has been with the company since 2009 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan. Jim enjoys the challenge of meeting new people and bringing them on board with our company. In his spare time, Jim enjoys spending time with his family and supporting his kids in their various activities.
Terry Pomroy » Showing Agent
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Terry has been with the company since 2011 and he is responsible for conducting interior showings of properties for prospective tenants. Terry enjoys the fast pace of the days and the interaction with clients and co-workers. He loves the outdoors, cooking, reinvesting, spending time with family and friends, and woodcarving. Terry won a blue ribbon for a woodcarving piece at the Alpena County Fair, and another piece was chosen to hang at the Durko Art Show at the Jesse Besser Museum.
Dolores Sarasin » Billing Representative
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Dolores has been with the company since 2009 and coordinates accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. She enjoys the autonomy and flexibility of her position. Dolores studied at Marygrove College before starting her family, and she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, crocheting and sewing.
Jason Cross » Billing Representative
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Jason joined Garner Properties in 2013 and is responsible for utilities billing. He likes the atmosphere of a family owned company and the closeness of everyone he works with. Jason graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. In his spare time, Jason enjoys golfing, camping, movies, and spending time with his family.
Angelina Iannicello » Maintenance Superviso
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Angel is the administrator for the Maintenance Department. Angel enjoys the "family like" atmosphere at Garner and the fact that every day brings a new challenge. Outside of Garner, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
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