Annette Pickering, President, offers a solid background in the field of real estate management. Annette’s experience covers the management of over 45,000 apartment units, commercial office space and HOA management during her thirty-five year career. Prior to establishing her own firm she has held management positions with several large real estate management firms, to include Drucker & Falk, VMS Corporation, First Property Management and Steven D. Bell & Company. She also possesses a North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia Real Estate Brokers License.
Kenneth W. Baucom, Vice President of Pickering & Company, Inc. founded in December 1991 by himself and President, Annette Pickering. The main objective of Pickering & Co. is comprehensive management of multifamily housing for third party owners throughout the southeastern United States. Pickering & Company has managed properties in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and Illinois. Over the span of twenty one years, Pickering & Company has managed collectively over 35,000 units to include conventional apartments, dedicated student housing, single family residences and home owner associations. Pickering & Co. has participated in new construction of multifamily housing from the initial planning stages to stabilization throughout the southeast. The Company has also managed “value add” properties initiating and supervising the renovations to upgrade and increase occupancies..
Mr. Baucom began his career in real estate in 1982 in Chapel Hill, NC converting single family homes into student housing. Baucom Properties renovated, leased and managed over 47 different housing residences. The Company sold in 1991 and inspired the beginning of Pickering & Company, Inc. in 1991.
Mr. Baucom has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, is a US Army veteran, and has a North Carolina and South Carolina Real Estate Brokers License, member of Greensboro, NC Realtors Association, National Apartment Association and Triad Apartment Association.
Julie Smith, Asst. Vice President & Human Resources Manager, joined Pickering & Company in 2002. Julie has worked for more than twenty years as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager. Julie brings a wealth of experience in benefits administration, payroll, human resource management, office management and customer service. Julie has been heavily involved with property acquisitions and new property construction, including due diligence reporting and market analysis reporting. Julie has recently expanded her responsibilities to include asset management duties, compiling financial reports to review with clients and assisting in the operation of Blackwater Development Group, LLC, the development side of Pickering & Company. She holds a North Carolina and South Carolina Real Estate Brokers License.
Tami Burton, Director of Property Management, has been employed with Pickering & Company, Inc. since October 2001. Tami’s growth in the industry and within Pickering & Company quickly evolved from entry level to upper management. Her diverse experience has ranged from on-site Leasing Agent to Training and Compliance Coordinator to Regional Manager. In the beginning of her career she was a part-time Leasing Agent and was quickly promoted to a full time position as an Assistant Manager for a newly constructed community. Within six months she was promoted to Property Manager. She then moved to the Corporate Office to become the Training and Compliance Coordinator. This position allowed Tami to be involved in acclimating new employees to the company, assisting with the management software conversion, training employees on MRI and setting up a consistent organizational system for each office within the Pickering portfolio. She is currently the Director of Property Management and oversees the daily operations of all properties managed by Pickering & Company. She is responsible for overseeing new property acquisitions, new construction planning, market studies, due diligence reporting for new construction financing and refinancing, as well as maintaining financial stability and maximizing NOI of all properties. She has obtained a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation, is a member of the National Apartment Association (NAA) and holds a North Carolina and South Carolina Real Estate Brokers License.
Sarah Seidner, Assistant Regional Manager, joined the Pickering & Company team in January, 2008. Sarah, who holds a North Carolina Real Estate Brokers License, began her career as a Leasing Agent, eventually becoming a Property Manager for over 500 units, covering five communities.
Her employment at Pickering & Company, has allowed her to further develop her career.
Starting as an administrative assistant, Sarah’s duties have evolved to training new employees, assisting with property audits and setting up new office locations. In 2012, Sarah was promoted to Assistant Regional Manager and assists with all daily operations.