Meet Our Team

Dreyfuss Management Team

James M. Santos, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®Director of Property ManagementJames (Jim) Santos has more than 40 years of experience in Property Management. As Director of Property Management for Dreyfuss, Mr. Santos supervises a staff of professional Regional Managers overseeing residential and commercial properties located in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania.

 

Over the years, Mr. Santos has accumulated extensive experience in all aspects of multi-family and commercial real estate. From management and operation to redevelopment and acquisition, he has encountered a variety of scenarios. His strengths include financial analysis, communication, personnel management, contract negotiations, project management, mechanical systems, internal auditing and problem-solving. At the core of Mr. Santos’ philosophy, he believes in providing unsurpassed customer service, continuous mentoring of his staff and pursuing efficiency in operations. Mr. Santos has managed real estate at the site level, through portfolios and in a regional capacity. He has also accrued construction management and commercial landscape knowledge from regional positions held with organizations in the property management field. Some of his most rewarding experiences have been from the recruitment of staff, providing guidance and support, and observing their accomplishments and success in their positions. He is a student of leadership and believes in a servant-style method of guidance with staff.

 

Mr. Santos was educated at the University of Maryland University College (Business Administration)

CMCA - Certified Manager of Community Associations, AMS - Association Management Specialist.

PCAM - Professional Community Association Manager

Graduate of Associa UP Leadership Class 2017

Approved Associa Guest Internal Auditor

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Member of Community Associations Institute (CAI)

Member of Property Management Association (PMA)

WMCCAI Education Committee, served two years as committee co-chair

Member of National Apartment Association (NAA)

 

Jackie Wert, CAMAssistant Director of Property ManagementJacqueline (Jackie) Wert was promoted to Assistant Director of Property Management beginning of 2019. Jackie has over 16 years of experience in the Property Management industry and has been with Dreyfuss Management for more than 5 years.  After graduating from Property Management University in 2001, Jackie went on to earn a Certified Apartment Manager designation in 2020. She currently manages a portfolio of apartment communities located in Maryland and Pennsylvania, including garden apartments, townhomes and high rises. She is responsible for managing daily operations of the communities and the on-site teams.

 

Mrs. Wert is married and the proud mother of 4 amazing and successful children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. In addition, she is an avid walker and has participated in 15 charity walks, walking over 213 miles and raising more than $25,000 for charity.

 

Linda Cline, SHRM-CPHuman Resources DirectorFair Housing OfficerLinda Cline has been an integral part of the Dreyfuss team since 1999, right after she immigrated to US from Sweden in 1998. Over the years, she has been employed in many roles at the company, starting as a part-time Leasing Consultant, Executive Assistant to the Director of Property Management and then the Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President.

 

Today Linda enjoys her role as Dreyfuss’ Human Resources Director and Fair Housing Officer. Linda has earned a Human Resources Management Certificate from Montgomery College and she also got certified by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP).

 

As our Fair Housing Officer Linda manages all matters related to Fair Housing; she handles all resident Fair Housing questions and requests, she establishes training programs for all staff, and she works closely with our partners at The Equal Rights Center.

 

 

Brandy ClarkMarketing DirectorAs President and Founder of The Douglas Group, Inc., C. Brandy Clark was responsible for the start-up and success of a nationally well-recognized marketing and lease-up corporation for over twenty five (25) years in the multi-family management industry. Primary goals were working with both large and small property management companies, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) and developers nationwide in trouble shooting the operations of many different corporation’s sales and marketing strategies for multifamily housing (apartments) assets ranging from forty to ninety million dollars, per site, and to identify & implement highly effective programs in both marketing and sales. Her responsibilities have been substantial.

 

Edward L. Hyland, CAMAssistant Vice-President, Regional ManagerEdward L. Hyland grew up in Derwood, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC.  After graduating from Montgomery College with an Associate of Arts degree in Business Management, he moved to Wilmington, NC to attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  In 1993 he graduated with a BS in Business Management, and in the same year earned his North Carolina Real Estate license and began his professional career as a Realtor.

 

In 2002, Mr. Hyland relocated back to Maryland to pursue a career in Residential Property Management.  He has worked his way through the ranks from Leasing Consultant to Assistant Vice President.  As a student of the industry, he has earned his Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) and Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) designations.

 

Mr. Hyland joined Dreyfuss Management in 2013. He has been responsible for operations of numerous residential apartment and condominium communities located in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.  Organization responsibilities include assisting the Executive Vice President with acquisitions and dispositions, energy benchmarking, financial reporting, budgeting, real estate tax reporting, managing capital expenditure projects and leading teams of highly skilled community professionals.

 

Douglas Porter, CPAChief Financial OfficerWith over forty years of accounting and operational experience with both large corporate and smaller entrepreneurial entities, Mr. Porter serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Dreyfuss Management LLC. Mr. Porter received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Maryland in 1981. He has experience in many different fields including real estate, software, telecommunications, sports marketing, computer hardware, and professional sports franchises.

 

As CFO, Mr. Porter currently oversees all aspects of accounting and financial activity for approximately 10,000 multi-family units as well as almost 1 million square feet of commercial/warehouse space. He works on behalf of various ownership groups.  His staff is responsible for all payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and banking activities for over one hundred separate entities.

 

Mr. Porter is a Certified Public Accountant and is an active member of both the AICPA and GWSCPA.

 

Regional Managers

Latoya JohnsonRegional ManagerLatoya Johnson started with Dreyfuss Management in 2014 as a Property Manager managing a three-property portfolio in Washington, D.C. Since then, Latoya has earned promotions to Senior Property Manager, Assistant Regional Manager to now her most recent promotion to Regional Manager. Latoya’s leadership experience has proven to be essential as it has prepared her for her current role. Latoya currently oversees a portfolio totaling five properties in DC and Prince George’s County, Maryland. Latoya’s management style along with her skills, ability, and passion to motivate her peers and team is the driving force behind it all.

 

With over 20 years of experience in the residential property management industry, Latoya has gained the knowledge and experience by working from the ground up starting as a Leasing Consultant, while in this role she quickly realized that her passion in the property management industry and gave her first hand understandings on the inner workings of property operations, the appreciation for managing residents’ homes and the supervision of personnel. The job of a leader is to inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.

 

 

Meaghan PaciousRegional ManagerAfter receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree from Arizona State University in 2011, Meaghan Pacious joined the Dreyfuss Management team in the accounts payable department. She spent several years in the AP department, working a variety of different roles before assuming a managerial position. Looking to expand her property management credentials, Ms. Pacious began to work and study in regional management. She assumed the role of Regional Manager where her knowledge of our vendors, our tenants, and our company are a significant asset. Meaghan holds a real estate license in Maryland. Today, she manages several properties, encompassing both high rise and mid-rise apartment communities, throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

 

Robert R. Harrison IVRegional ManagerRobert Harrison has been involved in the leasing, and management of real estate assets since 1990. He started as a Property Manager for Harrison and Bates Inc., served as Principle of Harrison & Associates Inc., worked as a Commercial Property Manager for S.L. Nusbaum Realty Company, served as a Senior Property Manager for GVA Advantis, Divaris Property Management Company and Regional Manager for Dreyfuss Management. Robert's experience covers all aspects of commercial real estate.

 

He has managed and leased retail properties from strip centers to malls. He has been involved in the management and leasing of office buildings both in the suburbs and downtown. This broad base of real estate experience, leadership, employee and client orientation combine to make Robert well suited to add value to a strong organization poised for growth in Property Management.

 

Luis Orlando CabreraAsst. Regional ManagerLuis Orlando Cabrera has been dedicated to property management industry for the past 18 years and counting. He started his career as an Administrative Assistant and discovered a career that would guarantee him a unique experience every day. Throughout the years, Luis wore many hats in property management, and each delivered a different adventure in which he can refer to and exercise today. Luis is always excited in the day-to-day activities and eager to make a difference. Education is incredibly important, and he strives to learn regularly. Luis recently obtained his Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) credential. He also holds a degree in Business Administration and is currently seeking other educational opportunities. Luis exudes optimism and has learned through living that he is the sole owner of his attitude and mindset.

 

Luis is the oldest of three, a devoted husband and father of two beautiful children. He is from the Dominican Republic and has a passion for cycling. He chooses to leave his home every day to conquer the world and “Make it a great day.”

 

Reyna RomeroAsst. Regional ManagerReyna Romero began her career in the property management industry 26 years ago as a Leasing Consultant. Since that time, she has gained tremendous experience and knowledge through each role she played a part in. Using that knowledge, she was able to climb the corporate ladder to get to where she is today. She is on her 14th year with the Dreyfus Management team. Reyna recently left behind her title as a Senior Property Manager to take on her new role as an Assistant Regional Manager. Reyna currently oversees two properties in Gaithersburg, MD. Her strong work ethic and passion has created the driving force behind her team's success. Reyna loves the community and does everything she can to help her team and residents thrive.

 

Reyna has four children and two dogs that she loves with all her heart. In 2021, Reyna became a grandmother to a beautiful baby boy. She loves to spend her free time surrounded by those she loves and shopping with her grandson.

 

 

Dreyfuss Management

4800 Montgomery Lane, 10th Floor

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-951-8300

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