About Us

We manage a diverse range of multi-story office buildings, warehouse facilities, commercial condominiums/town office/office warehouse, retail and industrial properties — so we understand that no two properties are the same.

From marketing and leasing to budget planning and capital improvements, our experienced managers will work closely with you to find innovative ways to control costs and increase property value while maintaining the highest levels of tenant satisfaction and comfort.

Commercial Services

  • Marketing and leasing programs
  • Maintenance
  • Budget projections
  • Collections
  • Complete financial reporting
  • Lease renewals
  • Selection and supervision of on-site workers
  • Security system management
  • Payment of operating expenses and debt service
  • Real estate and personal tax evaluations
  • Retention of adequate fire, extended coverage and liability insurance
  • Regular site inspections
  • Renovations / leasehold improvements
  • 24/7 emergency response
  • Consulting services
  • Tenant Reconciliation

 

 

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Team Members

Mel Schultz, CPM®, CCIM, CCAM

Mel Schultz, CPM®, CCIM, CCAM

Mel Schultz, CPM®, has been in the Real Estate business since March of 2003, prior to 2003 he was in Medical Device manufacturing after serving in the US Navy as an electrician working on F/A – 18s.  Schultz was instrumental in growing the family business and in negotiating the sale of that business to New Concepts in 2009. Schultz’s management portfolio consists of retail properties, commercial office buildings, commercial associations and raw land development. Schultz has been a member of the New Concepts Management Group (NCMGI) team since 2009. On January 1, 2018, Mel and NCMGI ownership formed Clarity Commercial Services, LLC to further their efforts on growing a Commercial Real Estate portfolio and business. He is committed to the growth of Clarity Commercial, it’s client’s growth and his personal education and training. Schultz’s professionalism, personality and integrity are the main attributes the clients Schultz represents deeply appreciate.

Recognizing the credibility and distinction of the CPM® designation, Schultz began his IREM involvement in 2003 and earned his CPM® designation in 2007. Long active in IREM’s Minnesota Chapter, he has served in numerous chapter leadership positions, including that of 2014 MN Chapter President. He has also been honored as the chapter’s CPM® of the Year in 2014 and most recently received the 2017 Spirit of IREM award. At the National level Schultz also has served as a member of its Governing Council, a committee member on IREM’s Industry Standards Board and Membership and Credentialing Committee, Regional Vice President and is currently serving on the Executive Committee as a Member At Large.

Schultz is also involved with other organizations and earned his Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM) designation through the Minnesota Multi-Family Housing Association (recognized as the Outstanding CIC Manager of the Year in 2013) and the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2011. Schultz is heavily involved by attending various events, serving on committees and in many leadership roles within each of these organizations. Schultz currently lives in Rosemount, Minnesota with his wife of more than 19 years, and is very active in their children’s many activities.

Sunil Koshy, CCAM

Sunil Koshy, CCAM

Sunil joined the New Concepts team in November 2013, working with Residential Homeowner Associations.  In early 2016, transitioned to the commercial department, managing 100% commercial associations & office buildings.  Along with having obtained the Certified Community Association Certification, studied Business Management with an emphasis in Finance.  In addition to having advanced knowledge of MS Office applications, also has advanced knowledge with various Personal Computer (PC) and Macintosh applications.

Prior to being in the Property Management industry, led the Student Accounts department at Broadview University (BVU) in Boise, Idaho.  Prior to his Accounts role at BVU, Sunil owned and operated an international travel agency with 6 sub-agents located across the country. The travel industry took him on travels all over the world and instilled a unique multi-cultural understanding and innate ability to communicate with clients proficiently, regardless of nationality or background.

Sunil spends his free time studying, recording & playing music.  He has experience in the styles of classical/modern rock guitar, and studied Flamenco guitar during travels to Spain.  He has also taught guitar fundamentals to several students, and dabbles in several other instruments including sitar & bansuri, which he studied during travels to India and the Himalayas.

Jenny Ramola

Jenny Ramola

Jenny joined the property management industry in 2014 where she worked for two years in the New Concepts accounting department.  During this time, she gained expertise in property accounting working with receivables, ACH, & payables which provided proficient skills building vendor relationships.  In 2016 Jenny made her transition to the commercial division leading to her current role assisting in the management of commercial associations & office buildings. Jenny has recently been promoted to Executive Assistant.

Prior to becoming a part of New Concepts, Jenny spent over 12 years working with adolescents and their families in a mental health and chemical dependency residential treatment program.  Attributes gained while working in the social services field have translated well to her current role, including communication, problem solving & team-building skills.

In her free time, Jenny enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, roller-skating, and volunteering.

Amanda Wise Johnson

Amanda Wise Johnson

Amanda has been with New Concepts since April of 2005. She received her BA in accounting at University of St. Thomas. She worked for several years for another prominent property management firm assisting the company CFO before joining New Concepts. In 2015, Amanda was awarded the CAI Vision Award for Financial Impact. Amanda lives in an association herself and has recently served on her association’s board.

Affiliations

IREM

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) is an international community of real estate managers dedicated to ethical business practices, maximizing the value of investment real estate, and promoting superior management through education and information sharing. IREM is the home for all industry professionals connected to real estate management – and the only organization serving both the multi-family and commercial sectors.

MHA

The Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA) was founded in 1967 to promote the highest standards in the development, management and maintenance of rental and owner-occupied multi housing. The Minnesota Multi Housing Association recognizes the vital role of our members in helping provide housing to meet the needs of Minnesota citizens. All members of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association commit themselves to the ethical principles and standards of our Code of Ethics.

 

CCIM

CCIM Institute is commercial real estate’s most influential professional organization, with members closing $200 billion annually in commercial real estate deals. For 50 years, the Institute has been building opportunities through its respected education program, led by established practitioners. CCIM Institute members are eligible to earn the CCIM designation, the industry’s most prestigious certification.

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