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.
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.