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Mission Statement
Competitive Advantage
Boosting NOI
Our Experienced Staff
Letters of Recommendation


GreenSlate’s Mission Statement: GreenSlate Management strives to be the premier management company for Urban Omaha by employing quality individuals who are passionate about Real Estate and managing properties such that any of our employees would be happy to live in any of our managed properties.

GreenSlate’s Competitive Advantage: GreenSlate Management was created by identifying a need for a management company that can effectively and professionally manage scattered-site mixed-use properties in an urban environment. Being that we only manage properties within a certain radius of generally high-density urban Omaha, our business model is able to be more horizontal than a typical management company. Whereas a 150-unit complex in the suburbs may have one manager that is in charge of leasing, marketing, financials, maintenance, budgets, and more, we compartmentalize each job function by pooling all of our managed properties into groups and hiring individuals that specialize and excel in each particular role – e.g. leasing agents only do leasing and our finance people only do finance-related tasks. It also protects our managed properties from turnover, if we lose one employee, we still have several other employees knowledgeable about each property, we don’t have to start from square one.

GreenSlate Boosts Property NOI:

    1. Total Management Cost – In comparing our Total Management Cost to the market, we find that we typically have a comparable or lower cost due to our inherent efficiencies. We charge a gross fee as a % of net rent, whereas others charge a net fee and then add on salaries and other charges. Both models work, but we have found our business model can be more efficient and save clients on Total Management Cost – particularly in dense urban Omaha where pooling job functions works geographically.

    2. Maximizing rent and minimizing expenses – We have built a brand based on The Blackstone District. Though this name is not exclusive to GreenSlate, we have been able to capitalize on the brand very effectively, in many cases being able to raise rents significantly simply by increasing the demand on a property. We do this through our vigorous marketing, which generates significant lead volume, which we can then use to fill not only properties right on Farnam, but over a 1 mile radius out. We also have various methods of decreasing expenses, such as pooling marketing and in-housing and pooling maintenance staff, which have been very effective in reducing property operating expenses on properties we have taken over.

Our Experienced Staff:

Jay Lund & Matt Dwyer
Principals

Jay and Matt are also Principals of GreenSlate Development, where they develop, own, and perform asset management for many significant real estate assets, particularly in Midtown Omaha and the Blackstone District. Both Omaha Natives, both have extensive and time-tested experience in Commercial Real Estate and Brokerage and are well connected in the Omaha community. Jay and Matt put Spencer Lombardo at the Helm of the management company to focus on continuing to develop and grow their award-winning real estate portfolio.


Melissa Obermier
VP of Property Management
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Melissa has called Omaha her home since 2003. Originally from a smallish town in Nebraska, she moved to “the big city” with her husband. Her career in property management began as a leasing agent. Over the years she continued to grow her knowledge to take on whatever role was necessary within the company. Now, 14 years later, she is proud to be the Vice President of GreenSlate Management and looks forward to helping grow the Blackstone District.

In her spare time, she teaches group fitness classes at Creighton University and loves designing landscape for her home and friends. Her weekends are filled with trips to Mulhalls, spending time in the kiddie pool with her husband and son, and hosting friends around the fire pit.


Clay Vanderheiden
VP of Finance
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Clay has called Omaha home since 2014 to attend Creighton University where he earned a BSBA, double majoring in Financial Analysis and Business Intelligence & Analytics. Originally from Orion, Illinois, Clay began with GreenSlate in 2017 and now heads up the finance department. His past experiences include working in corporate accounting at a top Fortune 500 firm and developing computer programs to analyze data for a Division 1 baseball program. When he’s not spending time at the various restaurants and bars in the Blackstone District, Clay enjoys spending time with his dog, playing golf, and watching way too many baseball games.


Chad Walker
Property Manager

Originally from Houston, Texas, Chad has called Omaha home since being stationed here in 2008. After two deployments to Afghanistan and one to Iraq as a Dari Linguist and Tactical Support Operator, he decided to pursue his passion for real estate upon leaving the Air Force in 2013. Chad obtained a BSBA with a concentration in Real Estate and Land Use Economics from UNO, and became a licensed real estate agent shortly thereafter. When not spending time with his wife and two kids, Chad enjoys working out, watching movies, and getting mad at video games.


Dana Witt
Property Manager
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Born and raised in Omaha, NE, Dana has been in the customer service industry for more than 10 years and 3 years ago, decided to explore the property management field to take her career to the next level. Outside of being the Director of leasing and tenant relations, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, camping, and learning mechanical traits from her husband. She has also found passion in working with and being an advocate for animal rescue groups, especially for Pitbull and bully breed rescue groups.


Rochelle Nickerson
Leasing Agent
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Rochelle is a Nebraska native who has lived in both Missouri and Wyoming where she trained and instructed in Ballet and Modern dance. In August of 2016, she obtained her Real Estate Sales license and also dabbles in finance with her Life and Securities licenses. Rochelle has worked in Real Estate Transactions and is currently enjoying the excitement of Property Management and Leasing. Rochelle also enjoys teaching Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba as well as Ballet and Pilates Fitness classes.


Blythe Ingwersen
Leasing Agent
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New to GreenSlate, Blythe is anxious to bring her leasing, marketing, leadership and customer service skills to the team! She has a wide range of work experience from running a watersports shop to helping out a friend’s excavating company. Residing in Omaha for the majority of her life, Blythe enjoys spending time outdoors riding her bike and kayaking. She also enjoys happy hour with friends and anything involving live music! Blythe is so excited to be a part of the continued growth of the Blackstone District as both a resident and employee!


Paula Uhlarik
Accounts Payable

Paula has been with GreenSlate since January of 2017 and brings over 12 years of property management and customer service experience. Paula is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable supporter of the Blackstone District and is always available to address resident’s questions or concerns. she and her husband enjoy spending time at lake of the Ozarks with family.


Lauri Dyer
Administrative Assistant
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Lauri has resided in Omaha, NE her entire life. Lauri joined The GreenSlate Management team February of 2018. Lauri brings 15 years of administrative and Customer service experience. Lauri is honored as well as excited to be a part of the Blackstone District blossoming into a hip place to be. Spending time with family, watching grandkids play sports and hanging with friends is important to Lauri in her personal time. In Lauri’s spare time she enjoys the outdoor, boating, gardening, and cooking.


Letters of Recommendation

Clarity Development Company
Justin Rossitto
Peter Frei
Greenslate Development