Team Members

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    Matt Lawson

    President, UIPPM

    Phone: (202) 684-7829 | Email: mlawson@uippm.com

    Prior to joining The UIP Companies, Mr. Lawson operated his own real estate consulting firm, Lawson & Co. LLC. Before that, he managed day-to-day operations for two of the Washington area’s leading real estate development/management firms, Gates-Hudson and Horning Brothers. He also has served as a regional manager at The Shelter Group, with responsibility for a large multi-state portfolio. Matt began his career at Gannon Management, after graduating from the University of Maryland College Park’s Smith School of Business. Matt is also a certified Yardi Developer and Trainer.

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    Thomas J. Cole

    General Manager - Marbury Plaza Apartments

    Phone: (202) 678-0700 | Email: tcole@marburyplaza.com
    Properties: Marbury Plaza Apartments

    Tom is a General Manager for UIP Property Management, with current responsibility for over 670 high rise and garden style apartments in SE Washington, DC. Tom has 15 years property management experience and has managed several large regional portfolios in the Washington, DC-Metro area. Tom is a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Howard University. He holds a Washington, DC Real Estate license and is affiliated with the Institute of Real Estate Management as a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) candidate.

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    Lissette Castellon

    Property Manager - Columbia Heights/Adams Morgan

    Phone: (202) 499-2391 | Email: lcastellon@uippm.com
    Properties: Buena Vista, Holmead Place, Meridian Hill, Kenyon House and Park Road Courts

    Lissette joined UIP in July of 2011 as a Property Manager, bringing over thirteen years of experience from past positions in property management and marketing. She currently manages several properties in the Columbia Heights area. She excels at prioritizing in a fast-paced working environment, resident retention, and interpersonal communication, and is well-versed in many facets of property management, including supervising, marketing, rent collection, increasing sales, and lowering delinquency. Lissette also is bilingual in English and Spanish. Before joining UIP, Lissette was a Property Manager at MPM Management, Inc., in Washington, DC for eight years, where she managed six properties. She holds a Real Estate Management certificate and is a Certified Lead Inspector.

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    Katrina Crews

    Community Manager, Hillside Heights

    Phone: (202) 462-6600 | Email: kcrews@uippm.com
    Properties: The Argonne, Park East, Harvard Village

    Katrina has over nine years of experience in management for leasing, marketing, operations, and property in four different property management companies in Maryland and Virginia. Before joining UIP in 2012, Katrina worked as Property Manager for Riverstone at Owings Mills in Maryland for four years, where she managed a 324-unit Class A property. She is customer service and sales-oriented, and has demonstrated high motivation and success in achieving set goals. Katrina was a 2010 Rookie Property Manager of the Year Nominee, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Behavior Science at University of Maryland University College.

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    TaSheba Judie

    Maintenance Manager

    Phone: (202) 684-7629 | Email: tjudie@uippm.com

    TaSheba joined UIP in 2012 as a Maintenance Manager with seven years of experience in the property management industry. Prior to becoming part of the UIP family, TaSheba has worked as a leasing agent with home properties, as a sales and service associate at Bozzuto in Laurel, MD, and an assistant manager for Dreyfus Management in Silver Spring, MD. She went to Xavier University in New Orleans, LA, and Montgomery College in Maryland where she studied business management and administration.

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    Carla McKenzie

    RSC/Accounting Assistant

    Phone: (202) 499-2120 | Email: cmckenzie@uippm.com

    Carla came to UIP in 2011 with over 20 years of administrative and accounting experience in the property management profession. Prior to, she worked up from Sr. Property Accountant to Utility Specialist at Realty Management Services, Inc. in Bethesda, MD. Experienced, extremely organized and detail-oriented, Carla brings efficiency and effectiveness to the position and to UIP.

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    Indira Obando

    Resident Services Coordinator

    Phone: (202) 684-7835 | Email: iobando@uippm.com

    Indira had over ten years of experience in administrative assistance before taking charge of this position at UIP. Previously she worked at H Martinez Construction, working up from receptionist to administrative assistant, so she is no stranger to the world of property management. She has excellent communication skills and is bilingual (habla español), thriving in fast-paced situations that capitalize on her multitasking skills.