The Property Management division is a key part of Ackerman & Co.’s full-service platform. The team’s seasoned professionals manage a portfolio of properties totaling nearly 8 million square feet, providing tenant relations, asset management, accounting and engineering services.
Property Manager Amanda Wyatt is a 15-year veteran in Ackerman’s Property Management division. We recently caught up with Amanda to get a close-in look at her role in the department. In addition to providing perspective on her approach to her work, she discussed what she enjoys doing in her free time – and even her top “bucket list” item!
Q: Can you tell us a little about what you do in the Property Management group?
A: I manage multiple properties in the metro Atlanta area. My team and I support the owners, assist the tenants at each of the properties, provide financial reporting and oversee daily operations.
Q: For people who aren’t familiar with property management, can you provide a rundown of the core services the Ackerman & Co. property management group provides?
Q: What advice do you have for someone trying to break into your field?
A: The advice I would give is to be patient, breathe and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Q: What are some of the most gratifying aspects of your work?
A: The camaraderie of my team! It makes it easy to come to work every day knowing that I have a great team of professionals around me.
Q: How would you describe yourself?
A: I am seriously funny, always have a smile on my face. I love to laugh and love a good joke. Life is too short, so my outlook is to make the best of it and have a good time.
Q: What are some of your favorite things to do in your free time?
A: I enjoy shooting at the range and roller derby.
Q: What’s one of the top items on your “bucket list”?
A: Scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef with great white sharks.
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone famous, past or present, who would it be and why?
A: Amelia Earhart is very inspiring. A favorite quote from her is: “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”
Or I would also like to have dinner with 50 Cent so we could freestyle with each other.
Q: Who has been the most important person in your life?
A: My mother. She is a source of inspiration, a breast cancer survivor and my best friend.