BLUE JEAN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Upon recognizing a distinct opportunity to improve the customer experience of Avi Urban multi-family homeowners, Blue Jean Property Management (Blue Jean PM) was created. Founded by the Homes by Avi Group of Companies, and building on the 40+ years of development experience, Blue Jean PM entered the market with deep industry knowledge and agility. We identified a distinct need for qualified management of developer turnover to condominium boards, administration, direction, and operations was identified, Blue Jean PM has evolved into a full-service condominium management company.
Leading with superior customer service, and prioritizing the distinct needs of any condominium community, we ensure tailored services through the delivery of timely responses, resourceful services on demand, and ultimately, market value protection through proper management and accounting services. Blue Jean PM provides financial value and trust with in-house maintenance personnel; ensuring diligent repairs and upkeep of each property.
Along with the industry’s best human resources, our processes and policies on communication, transparency, and responsible accounting propel us above the crowd. With diverse knowledge of property management requirements, best practices, and Condominium Property Act and Real Estate Act Rules and Regulations, Blue Jean PM offers competitive pricing, and a variety of management services that are tailored to each condominium community. Blue Jean PM also has a consultant broker that ensures correct guidelines – as set in place by Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) – are in place, and offers further council on matters pertaining to managed properties of Blue Jean PM.
In addition, Blue Jean PM can provide references and resources to landlord-owners of the condominium community; extending service to all facets of the managed properties. Further addressing the needs of the community, our goal is to achieve 100% occupancy through the comprehensive management of client rental portfolios to include: lease-up services, rental administration, and maintenance.
Bringing innovation is paramount to the Blue Jean PM team. Through secure, individualized community communication portals, property owners and board members can complete or review:
- Service requests
- Document library
- Mobile app (Free for Download on any phone or tablet)
- Electronic consent
- Discussion forums
- Condominium announcements
- Additional information including: activity feed, owner profile, community news, integrated system, and push notifications available
AREAS WE SERVE
MEET THE TEAM
Blue Jean PM plans to expand its team with the growth of its portfolio in order to ensure and offer a balanced building-to-manager ratio.
Founder of Blue Jean Property Management
Growing up in the home building industry, Charron Ungar knows the ins and outs of building homes.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Art History from the University of Calgary in 1997, he immediately began as an estimator in his family’s home building company, Homes by Avi. He then moved to lead product development, initiate company growth into Edmonton and Austin, Texas and created the Avi Definitions Selections Centre. In 2000, he steered the development of Homes by Avi’s multi-family division, Avi Urban, which has since evolved into one of the fastest growing multi-family developers in Alberta. In mid-2018, Charron was appointed as CEO for Homes by Avi Group of Companies which includes Blue Jean Property Management.
Charron is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau, Southern Alberta and Kootenays, for over ten years. In 2013, he acted as president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, Calgary Region, previously volunteering and serving on the technical committee. Charron has evolved Avi Urban to earning its place as a design focused market leader, receiving recognition through numerous awards, which include Multi-Family Builder of the Year 2014 and 2015.
Darren Soltes is an entrepreneurial business leader who is passionate about building substantial business opportunities with great people and solid values. After joining Homes by Avi full time in 1997, Darren has embarked on a career that included the corporation’s development of the current Information Technology Systems, Human Resource practice, and various Business Development opportunities.
In 2010, Darren and his family moved to Austin, Texas, to assist in growing the US division of the company. In 2018, Darren returned to Canada to focus on the improvement of corporate division structure and the various offered services. Continuing with his love for new opportunities, he is currently leading the Blue Jean Property Management team and the development of this new business.
Condominium Property Manager
Melanie comes to Blue Jean with a strong background in condominium management and property restoration. Her dynamic portfolio of over 7,500 units managed reflects her experience with all aspects of property management and the complexities of an ever-changing industry. Melanie also has certifications in restoration, which help her guide Boards towards an informed solution if something serious happens to the property.
Some of the highlights of her experience include the preparation of special assessments, budgeting, site management, board administration and governance, contract negotiation, insurance claims, and trade relations.
More than anything, Melanie’s best quality is that she loves working with people and condominium boards. She takes great pride in her work and treats each property as if it was her home. Melanie believes that as a Property Manager, it is essential to have a healthy relationship and physical presence with the properties that are under her care.
Charlene obtained her Business Administration diploma from SAIT in 1984. She brings a significant wealth of knowledge to Blue Jean from being in the residential construction industry with Homes by Avi since 1994. Charlene obtained her certification in Condominium Property Management from the Canadian Condominium Institute in 2006. She has managed of over 1400 newly built Homes by Avi condominium units in over 20 projects located in both Calgary and Edmonton.
In her Executive Administration roles at Homes by Avi over the last 25 years, Charlene has a vast variety of experience in multiple backgrounds such as condominiums, trust account tracking, legislation, municipal affairs, Alberta New Home Warranty programs, non-licensed real estate assistant duties, commercial building maintenance, preparation of budgets, land title documentation, security systems, event & meeting planning, travel arrangements, commercial and condominium insurance and much more.
Ian Huget, B. Admin., CPA, CMA
Property Accountant and Controller
Ian is the Corporate Controller for the Homes by Avi Group of Companies and as such will be the main property accountant for Blue Jean PM.
Ian has been with Homes by Avi Group of Companies for 5 and a half years. Ian has also worked many years in Controller roles for companies in distribution, transportation, manufacturing, O & G service and construction.
Ian is a valued asset to the team and will assist in ensuring our properties are financially stable and ensuring our accounts are handled with the utmost detail and care.
With Jeremy’s past experience in the property management industry, we are excited to have him on board as the Blue Jean PM maintenance personnel. He will be available to complete repairs and maintenance of the common property for all of our condominium communities and will handle our owners and tenants with care, while keeping our properties looking great.
Jeremy comes to us with a large construction background and is Red Seal Certified Carpenter, as well as licensed as a Master Builder.
He has been working for Homes by Avi Group of Companies for the past 15 years as an assistant site superintendent. He also has handled the previous tenants of Homes by Avi Group of Companies, with duties that are similar to a property manager, also including any minor repairs needed in these rental units.
Broker/Owner MaxWell Canyon Creek
Roger has been engaged in real estate industry within the Calgary marketplace for over twenty years. Most recently Roger has taken on the role of Property Management Consultant for Blue Jean to assist the condominium management team.
As the Broker of MaxWell Canyon Creek, Roger oversees the day to day routine of approximately 100 REALTORS® performing real estate activities in all facets of the real estate business including residential, commercial, rural, farm & ranch, as well as property management. This role, although, very challenging is what Roger has become very proficient at, and he is consulted on a regular basis by many other industry and non-industry individuals for guidance.
As the Property Management Consultant to Blue Jean he is available to assist with ensuring that all regulatory and compliance matters are followed as per the Real Estate Council of Alberta.
Blue Jean Property Management Inc. works with an in-house team of Chartered professionals and Certified Management Accountants.