Dino S. Demare, CPA
Dino DeMare grew up in the Metro Detroit Area in southeast Michigan and attended Michigan State University where he had the opportunity to participate in college athletics playing on the MSU tennis team. He graduated in 1982 receiving a B.A. Degree in Accounting. After graduating he began working in Public Accounting serving several clients in various industries including Real Estate Developers and Property Management Companies. He received his C.P.A Certification in 1983 in the State of Michigan and continued to work in public accounting until 1985. His exposure to property management during his public accounting career caused a shift in Dino’s career direction where he started becoming involved in the management of cooperative housing communities along with other multifamily communities while working for a large property management company in the mid-80’s as a Controller and subsequently a Regional Area Manager. During this time, he fell in love with the cooperative movement and attended his first MAHC conference in 1988 in Indianapolis, Indiana where he realized that the company, he currently worked for placed Cooperatives in the same management formula as their other profit motivated rental properties causing many cooperatives to feel underserved with no individual attention. In 1989, he co-founded Professional Property Services to service these under served clients by providing a customized service for a unique group of clients and continues to specialize in managing housing cooperatives. Mr. DeMare has dedicated his career in serving the Cooperative Housing Community and providing training to individual cooperative board members through a variety of educational associations.
Esther B. Thomas, RCM
Executive Vice President
Ms. Thomas attended Finney High School and studied Business Administration at Wayne State University. After college Ms. Thomas had an opportunity to work with a small property management firm where she learned the nuts and bolts of property management after which she moved on to a larger property management firm gaining experience with management serving over 15,000 units in the mid-west.
Ms. Thomas joined Professional Property Services in 1991 as a site manager for a 379 unit townhouse community and quickly realized there was an opportunity to help cooperative housing realize their operating concept of owner occupied, owner managed.
Ms. Thomas become a partner in professional Property Services in 2000 and has been committed to the cooperative housing movement during her career. She holds a Michigan and Georgia Real Estate Brokers License for the company.
During her time with Professional Property Services she has been key in developing the personnel and operational system that puts the company ahead of its competition in providing quality services.
Ms. Thomas is responsible for the direction of HUD and MSHDA Compliance throughout the company assuring compliance standards and guidance is adhered to.
Ms. Thomas experience and has been responsible in obtaining grant funding and mortgage restructuring funds under several government programs such as the HOME program, Block Grant Development Funds and the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Mortgage Restructuring Program for our clients.
Ms. Thomas has developed and teaches cooperative housing training courses for several associations and provides training directly to our clients in several areas along with fair housing training. Ms. Thomas is an active advocate of Fair Housing Practices.
Ms. Thomas believes and strives to continue to assist housing cooperatives in achieving their short and long term goals and visions for the future.