At Bay Property Management Group, we are property management professionals focused on customer service. Furthermore, our goal is to make property ownership both a pleasurable and profitable experience for our clients. We know that our success is due to our awesome team members and how they contribute something special to our property management company.
Therefore, we are initiating our Employee Spotlight to help you know more about our talented employees and how their unique backgrounds and expertise help us stay a “cut above the rest.” Today, we are proud to introduce Chris Riggs, Property Manager for Bay Property Management Group, in our Northern Virginia office. Read on to discover all about Chris, his professional background, and what he enjoys most about working here at Bay Property Management Group.
Meet Chris Riggs, Property Manager
Chris brings an extensive background in real estate to his role at Bay Property Management Group. Chris grew up in the Midwest but studied International Relations at American University in Washington DC. After coming here for school, Chris liked the East Coast so much that he stayed! He spent some time working as a Congressional staffer and became a researcher before entering the real estate industry. Chris joined BMG six months ago after nearly 20 years working for PPM.
A Day in the Life of a Property Manager
For a property manager, their work is never done. In fact, property managers are the nexus of communication between homeowners, tenants, associations and communities, contractors, and others. It’s a lot to oversee! Every day is a little different for Chris, and he must remain proactive to be successful in his role. When asked what his favorite part of his job was, Chris responded:
“Problem-solving is a big part of a property manager’s skills. Finding the right solution can be quite gratifying.”
Why Chris Loves Bay Property Management Group
According to Chris, what sets Bay Property Management Group apart is our earnest in expanding the business further into new territories. BMG uses the latest technology to serve both clients and tenants best. With strong and experienced industry leaders at the helm, BMG sets its employees up to be successful. His best piece of advice for those considering this field is that you need to have tough skin. In this industry, you will meet many different people, and some will disagree with you. Therefore, a professional and flexible mindset is the best way to find a resolution. Also, if you can’t multi-task, this job isn’t for you.
Getting to Know Chris Outside of the Office
When you’re not in the office, what do you like to do? – I’m a singer in my spare time with 2-3 Washington area choral groups. In the past, I’ve also taught ESL classes and built houses through Habitat for Humanity.
What is something off of your bucket list? – Take a boat trip to Ball’s Pyramid. Check it out!
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you want to meet and why? – My immigrant Irish ancestor. The records aren’t clear of his early life and origins.
What is the best book you have ever read? – There are too many good ones… How about The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin and The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
If you could dis-invent one thing, what would it be? – There’s a very blurred line between news and entertainment nowadays. So maybe everyone should cut down on social media?
What 3 words best describe yourself? – Kind, Problem solver, and Ethical
Bay Property Management Group Northern Virginia is a full-service property management company here to help you with all your residential and multi-family property needs. Our business is strictly property management, so our specialization enables us to serve you better. Contact BMG today to learn more about our property management services and speak to one of our fantastic employees like Chris.