About Us & Our Team
Local Expertise, Professional Results
Kerr Properties was founded in 1981 with the intent to become a provider of world-class service in the property management business. Our innovative business model integrates the customer service and management disciplines of the institutional property management industry at a local level. This unique approach and our commitment to hiring the very best professionals have resulted in strong business growth and our long-lasting tenure in the area, making us one of the most respected and trusted local property management companies.
Because our business model focuses solely on the management of our rental properties, we’re able to concentrate our efforts to maintain a constant presence in local markets, creating value in all phases of the owner's management cycle. We have the same financial sophistication, institutional quality reporting and leading edge property management technology as many of the nation's largest property management companies, but our smaller size and local market expertise means that we can provide better service and be more responsive to both our residents and our clients.
Our dedication to redefining excellence in renting means we’re constantly exploring innovative ideas and pioneering new ways to serve our residents and clients. Please call us to find out how we can help you achieve your goals: (503) 666-0922
W. Sean Kerr, MPM RMP - President
In 1992 Sean became a full time employee as a leasing agent for Kerr Properties, Inc. He took care of all field work including showing vacant units, move in and move out property condition reports and interior surveys. During the mid 1990's he was the representative for Kerr Properties, Inc. for all court activity for eviction proceedings
Sean obtained his Property Managers license in 1998 and from that point started to learn the inner workings of the business.
In 2004 Sean became an active member of the Greater Portland chapter of NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers) and in 2007 began working at the National level on the Communications Committee and at that time began running Kerr Properties, Inc. with the help of his father, Tom.
Around April of 2008 Tom retired and Sean officially took the reigns as the head of Kerr Properties, Inc. and is the 8th person in the State of Oregon to obtain the RMP designation (Residential Management Professional).
At the beginning of 2008 Sean joined the local NARPM chapter board as the President Elect and in 2009 was the local NARPM chapter President and the head chair for the NARPM NW Regional conference held in Portland. In 2008 he also became a member of the Eastside Professional Association and is currently that groups Vice President.
Sean is the 3rd person in the State of Oregon to obtain the MPM designation (Master Property Manager) through NARPM, which he did in 2011 and he is currently the New Member Chair for the Greater Portland NARPM Chapter.
As of May 2012 Sean officially purchased Kerr Properties, Inc. from his parents, Tom and Sheryl Kerr and leads a team of 6 full time employees.
Sheryl A. Kerr - Bookkeeper
In 1979 Sheryl was asked to 'take care' of a few properties for Tom's clients who were not able to get their properties sold.......That was the beginning of a new era for Tom and Sheryl.
Tom continued to sell real estate while Sheryl 'took care' of a few properties out of a room in the basement of their home. Sheryl's duties included showing properties, screening applicants, cleaning the properties, along with many other duties; Along with the help of her father who performed minor maintenance and painting of the interiors of vacant properties. The company name in the beginning was KERR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC.
Around the fall of 1981 Tom transferred his Broker's license to KERR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC. as it became too much for Sheryl to handle on her own.
In 1983 the business name changed to KERR PROPERTIES, INC. and the company leased its 1st office space on NE 181st Ave. and Flanders St. and Tom & Sheryl were managing approximately 250 units and added one full time in office employee and their son Sean as a part time employee who maintained the landscaping for their vacant properties and plexes.
As the business grew they found the need to relocate again and moved to the current location on SE 181st Ave. and Pine St. Once there they grew the business to approximately 900 units ranging from single family homes up to 32 unit apartment complexes at which time they hired two more employees.
By 1994 they decided to downsize the business to approximately 400 units and only manage single family homes and small plexes.
In 2008 Tom retired and Sheryl remains as a bookkeeper for the company.
Michael Bouldin - Vacancy Manager
Michael started working in property management in August of 2007 beginning the adventure on the maintenance crew performing general and exterior maintenance including landscaping. By March of 2009 it was decided that his skill set was better used inside the office as a manager and he was assigned to the vacant properties in our portfolio. He began training as the Vacancy Manager handling all aspects of a property turnover and remain as the Vacancy Manger today.
He has learned a lot about the business over the years through plenty of hands on experience, property management truly proves to show you something new everyday! You meet and work with people from all walks of life, from the people that we assist in finding housing as well as the clients who's investment properties we are trusted to manage! Currently he is working to further his education and knowledge base of the property management industry through attending NARPM meetings and Annual Fair Housing Events. Michael obtained his Property Managers license in June 2016.
He has been happily married for almost 13 years! He and his wife enjoy their blended family and she is very helpful and supportive of his career! She works at home helping raise and educate their four wonderful daughters!! Two of the oldest daughters even decided it was a good time to make him a Grandparent at the ripe young age of 33! Life is full of amazing and unexpected happenings that you must wake up and do your best to prepare for everyday!
Niki Doyon - Office Manager / Human Resources
Niki started with Kerr Properties, Inc. in September of 2014 as their Office Manager and Human Resources person. She also currently handles the appointment scheduling and rental agreement prepping for our leasing agent. She began working on her Property Manager’s license in early 2015 and became a NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers) member at the same time. She is currently helping future tenants find their dream rental home by guiding them through all the necessary steps during the screening process. She also ensures the office is holding excellent customer service and high standard practices. In total, Niki has over 20 years Operational/Human Resources and accounting experience.
Debbie Seibold - Administrative Assistant
Debbie started working for Kerr Properties Inc. in 1988 as a part time receptionist; the following year she went full time. Through out the years of her employment her duties have included showing properties, screening applications, scheduling appointments, vacancies, move ins, rental agreements and cleaning vacant properties. Debbie currently is our Administrative Assistant and the smiling face our clients see when they walk in the door. She also enjoys participating with some of the charities that Kerr Properties Inc. sponsors such as the MS Walk and Wounded Warriors. Debbie is a valued staff member at Kerr properties, Inc. and her long history with us has been greatly appreciated.
Andrew Taylor - Leasing Agent
From 1988 to 1990 Andrew worked for Sean Kerr doing yard maintenance for Kerr Properties, Inc. as a part time summer job. In 1998 Andrew became a full time employee as a leasing agent for Kerr Properties, Inc. He took care of field work including showing vacant properties, move in and move out property condition reports and interior surveys. Later that year he obtained his Property Managers license. During a transition phase of the company from 2002 to 2004 Andrew took on more responsibilities and started to learn the inner workings of the business as well as representing Kerr Properties, Inc. for court activity for eviction proceedings. Since 2004 Andrew has been the lone full time leasing agent for Kerr Properties, Inc. and a valued staff member.
Alex Greer - Maintenance Technician
Alex initially got his start as a maintenance technician in 2005 and since then has held multiple jobs doing repair work for various other companies, family, and friends. Within his first couple of years performing maintenance duties he realized home repair is what he enjoys most. Alex started with Kerr Properties, Inc. in February of 2015. His goal is to make our tenants happy with repairs and keep costs reasonable for our property owners. He enjoys meeting with all of our tenants and building good relationships with them while completing repairs swiftly and with expertise.