Women’s Council for Property Managers - National Association of Residential Property Managers

The Business of Business – Being an Entrepreneur and Enterprise Thinker presented by
NARPM Women’s Council of Property Managers

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Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT; 1:00pm – 2:30pm CDT; 12:00pm – 1:30pm MDT; 11:00am – 12:30pm PDT/MST; 8:00am – 9:30am HST
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The Business of Business – Being an Entrepreneur and Enterprise Thinker

NARPM Women's Council flyerJoin Dr. Debbie Phillips, CPM® and Kellie Tollifson, MPM® RMP® for a panel discussion moderated by John Bradford, MPM® RMP®.

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Areas for discussion:

  • A view from the “balcony” looking back on the dance floor – Noteworthy lessons to pass along to others
  • All business isn’t “good” or “profitable” business – Tightening your filter
  • Being the C.E.O. of Y.O.U. – Who’s on your board of trusted advisors and why?
  • It’s all about your M&M’s – making it, mastering it and making it meaningful


If registered by June 1, 2021
NARPM Members: $25
Non-members: $35

If registered on June 2, 2021 or later
NARPM Members: $35
Non-members: $45

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What Are We About?

The purpose of this council will be to focus on the development of leadership qualities in women.  We want to help them become better businesswomen, speakers, and leaders in their communities as well as in the real estate and property management industries. While our focus will primarily be on women and women’s development, men are encouraged to attend women-led trainings, webinars, and breakout sessions to gain knowledge and insights on working with the women in their businesses and how they can help them grow as well.

The day to day operations of running a property management company are changing, including how we collect rent, maintain properties, do inspections, etc. With these changes, we can start to embrace the unique qualities women bring to property management.  This is not solely about gender. There is power in connecting with one another; men and women alike can benefit from connecting. By connecting with one another we can shine a brighter light on and improve this industry, which is the main goal of NARPM and any of their members. Women tend to have fewer role models and mentors and therefore can feel as if they need to conform to the traditional leadership model which can sacrifice her individuality and strengths.  This is easily remedied by simply growing those who are ready to step into the leadership areas they were created for.


KellieTollifsonKellie Tollifson, MPM® RMP®

Kellie is Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of T-Square Properties in the Greater Seattle area. Kellie began her 26-year career in Property Management as a landlord managing her own investment properties.  After developing systems and processes that answered needs in the marketplace for high quality, tech driven and cost-effective property management, she has grown T-Square Properties to over 500 doors and 85 Homeowner Associations.

Kellie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science from San Jose State University and is a Past President of the King County Chapter of NARPM®. She earned her RMP® Designation in 2010 and her MPM® Designation in 2012. She has served on several NARPM® committees, including Finance and National Convention. She also participated in the 2014 Strategic Planning at the NARPM® headquarters in Virginia. Kellie was the 2014 National Member Services Committee Chair. Kellie was the NARPM 2020 President.

Michelle MazurDr. Michelle Mazur

Communication Rebel logoMichelle Mazur, Ph.D. founded Communication Rebel on the belief that communication changes the world so that’s what she helps business owners and speakers do! Rebel against the status quo to make a difference. She helps speakers craft 3 Word Rebellion, rebellious talking points, and a speech that incites action and generates revenue.

The speakers Michelle works with have gone on to book $10,000 speaking gigs, become international speakers (they even speak in front of world leaders!), and raise 3x the amount of money expected for the launch of a charity.

She is the author of two books, Speak Up for Your Business & Speak for Impact. Her rebel yell has appeared in Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur, PR Daily, Business2Community, and She Owns It. She lives in Seattle, WA with her adoring husband, 3 obsessive felines, and a huge collection of Duran Duran memorabilia.


Brian BirdyBrian Birdy, MPM® RMP®

Brian Birdy, MPM® RMP®, was born in Orlando, FL into a military family. He attended the University of Texas San Antonio from 1983-1985. He then joined the United States Air Force, where he served for 15 years. In 2000, he earned his Texas Real Estate License and went to work for Birdy Properties, the family business. He is currently broker and owner of Birdy Properties, CRMC®, a third generation family owned and run real estate company, specializing in property management in San Antonio, TX. He took over the one person company in 2005 with 80 properties, joined NARPM® in 2007, and has grown the business to more than 22 employees who manage more than 850 properties.

Liz CleymanLiz Cleyman, MPM® RMP®

2021 President-Elect  Liz Cleyman, MPM® RMP®, is an Executive Property Manager at Grace Property Management in Denver, Colorado. Her focus is on single-family homes and she works with investors both large and small. Liz joined NARPM® in 2012 and received her RMP® in 2015 and her MPM® in 2018. Liz has served at the local, state and national level for NARPM®, including the 2016-2018 National Member Services Committee, the 2017 National Finance Committee, the 2015-2016 Florida State Board, and was the 2015-2016 Tampa Bay Chapter President. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family, playing golf, and exploring the Rocky Mountains.

Brad LarsenBrad Larsen, MPM® RMP®

Brad Larsen was born and raised in Iowa – his parents were both schoolteachers. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the US Army. He then graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Brad was able to earn a baseball scholarship for both schools as a shortstop. After serving on active duty in the Army as an officer in the Infantry, Brad left the military as a Captain and moved to San Antonio to pursue his interests in real estate. He then went on to form RentWerx Property Management in San Antonio & Austin as its Owner/Broker, Texas, and is the Podcast Host of the Property Management Mastermind, the Podcast Host of Property Manager Broker, the Founder of the Property Management Mastermind Conference, the Founder of Managers Round Table, and the Founder of the BizDev Mastermind coaching service.

Christina WadeChristina Wade, MPM® RMP®

Chrissy Wade, is a property manager with Wellspring Property Management in Ridgecrest, California.