A Dedicated Team: Our Greatest Asset
United Housing Associates Inc. takes great pride in its outstanding team of experts. Our team is made up of planners, designers, architects, craftsmen and a wonderful troop of supporting staff.
Regardless of your particular construction needs, we have the personnel to get the task done quickly and efficiently.
Meet some of our staff below. If you're interested in joining our team, you can also explore our career opportunities.
Kathi, President of UMS is a licensed South Carolina Real Estate Commission PMIC and Board of Director Member of AHC of SC. She has held a HCCP designation from the National Home Builders Association, and has participated with SAHMA and CCAH during Annual Conferences in South Carolina. She is also a South Carolina Notary.
Kathi has over 20 years experience in multifamily property management, which includes Conventional, Condominium, Rural Development 515, HUD 236, HUD 202, Section 42 LIHTC, Home Funds, Housing Trust Funds and Tax Exempt Bond communities. Her management portfolio exceeded 3,000 Affordable/Conventional units at a time and also included the supervision of the Compliance for excess of 4,000 Affordable units.
Executive Vice President
Bill has over 30 years experience in management, training, and business development. He held real estate licenses in several states, and has overseen several new and rehab construction projects. Recently, he was in the field services industry, where he performed audits and asset verification for major financial institutions.
Bill has attended many Affordable Housing conferences and workshops, including Developing Affordable Energy Efficient Housing, the SC Tax Credit Roundtable, the Public Policy Commission for Affordable Housing Coalition and Spectrum's LIHTC C3P Training Seminar. He holds a C3P designation and is also a South Carolina Notary.
Vice President, Compliance
Savannah, joined our Compliance Department in 2009 after 2 years of experience in the Property Management industry as she served on the Board of Directors for United Housing Associates, Inc. Prior to joining our team, her background included Web Design, Marketing Design and 7 years in Customer Service related industries.
Savannah is a South Carolina Notary. She has attended SAHMA tax credit training, Tax Credit Training with A. J. Johnson, and Rural Development courses through Spectrum. She is a HCCP Designate, as well as a S.T.A.R. recipient. She is also a licensed Property Manager with the South Carolina Real Estate Commission.
Director of Property Management
Dawn has been in the housing industry for over 11 years, which includes Tax Credit, HUD and Student housing. She joined the UMS TEAM in 2011 as a Property Manager for a Brand New Senior Community that was awarded the 2011 Palmetto Award for the state of South Carolina.
With enthusiasm and dedication to her owner’s vision with strong values, Dawn was given the opportunity to transition into the Director of Property Management position for our company. Her management portfolio consists of 618 units. Her expertise is working for and with the public for over 13 years. She has a passion for understanding the needs of one’s self-goals and focus 100% on achieving them. Her responsibilities include team building, customer service, marketing and training. They are the key essentials to becoming successful at what you do.
She holds a Real Estate License for the state of South Carolina. She has attended Tax Credit training with A.J.Johnson and earned a certificate for HUD training with NMA.
Dawn is also a Notary for the State of South Carolina.
Corporate Maintenance Liason
John "Jay" Simenot joined UMS in 2011. Jay served our country with the US Navy For 8 years serving both stateside and abroad as an Aviation Ordnanceman. He is currently, in addition to his responsibilities to United Management Services, serving as a United States Army Reservist in a similar role. Jay's responsibilities include Site Maintenance and as Corporate Liaison to help us to better understand the challenges of the sites physical needs.
Vicki has over 20 years of experience in all phases of Conventional Tax Credit, HUD and Rural Development property management. She worked extensively with new construction and lease-up communities. Her management portfolio exceeded 1500 units. Her range of experience and strong management skills with team building, training, customer service and marketing create an environment for success at each level of property management to meet owner objectives. She holds a South Carolina Real Estate License and has held a National Center Housing Management Certificate; IREM courses completed include 100, 200, 300, 800 and Maintenance. She is a past president of Augusta Apartment Association and prior Legislative Committee Chairperson.
Vicki attended South Carolina State University and Augusta State University where she majored in Management and Accounting. She has attended Tax Credit training with A.J. Johnson, Occupancy Specialist training with Steve Rosenblatt and Tax Credit Training with SCHFD.