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The Pitfalls of Professional Property Management

Last Updated: June 18, 2024By


Our panel of experts will be discussing “Lessons Learned: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Professional Property Management” and how YOU can avoid problem causing tenants, avoid financial and legal exposure, and learn about all the “tricks of the trade” these high-caliber professionals know from many years of experience.


  • Dealing with illegal activities and nuisances at your property. Handling difficult tenants that threaten other residents and disturb the peace and enjoyment at your properties.
  • Advice on how best to navigate difficult tenants.
  • Application fraud and professional tenant screening techniques.
  • Avoiding fair housing mistakes – a seemingly harmless comment can cost you thousands!
  • Think twice before you write something you will come to regret.
  • What lessons professional managers can bestow on smaller, “mom and pop” owners


Irma Vargas, Chief Financial Officer, RST & Associates

Irma Vargas is the Chief Financial Officer of property management firm, RST & Associates, and a member of the Board of Directors  and Past President of the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles. Ms. Vargas has 45 years of property management experience. She has been a licensed real estate broker since 1986 and served as President of the California Association of Realtors in 1989. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Kyle Crown, President, Los Angeles Property Management Group

Kyle is the President of the Los Angeles Property Management Group.  He has more than 17 years of experience managing all types of income properties and is a hands-on leader who has managed properties in 16 states and is a licensed real estate broker.  Prior to joining Los Angeles Property Management Group, which was founded by his father, David Crown, Kyle was an investment analyst for KTR Capital Partners in Pennsylvania.

Michael Fiorina, CEO, Total Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

Michael Fiorina received his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law and has over 35 years of in-depth transactional and operational real estate experience. He joined the original “Total Companies” in 1990 and as its Chief Executive Officer, he oversees the company’s entire real estate business. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and is an Instructor at UCLA Extension for the School of Business, Management & Legal Programs.

Matt Williams, Principal, Williams Real Estate Advisors

Matt Williams is the Principal of Williams Real Estate Advisors, Inc., a full-service property management company that has approximately $150,000,000 of multifamily assets under management throughout Southern California. While in college he was hired by Capmark Financial Group as an analyst. During the year he was there he analyzed $350,000,000 (7,500 apartment units) worth of multi-family loan requests on property financials for lenders such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Life Companies. In 2008 he was promoted to an Assistant Vice-President and transitioned out of commercial mortgage banking to apartment brokerage as Real Estate Investment Advisor with the Kitty Wallace Team at Sperry Van Ness. From 2009-2011 he did free-lance consulting work for a local developer. And, then he started his current Williams Real Estate Advisors, Inc. which today currently manages 90 properties. His office is in Santa Monica. In 2021, Matt joined the Board of Directors of the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles.


Daniel Yukelson, AAGLA Executive Director
Daniel Yukelson is currently the Executive Director of The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA). As Certified Public Accountant, Yukelson began his career at Ernst & Young, the global accounting firm, and had served in senior financial roles principally as Chief Financial Officer for various public, private and start-up companies.


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