The core of any great business is the team members. At Clarity we have assembled some of the industries best and brightest to serve our customers. Because we value our customers, we work hard to provide the excellent service they deserve. The evidence of this hard work can be found in our customers satisfaction with our work and the management of their buildings. We’re not perfect but our service is better today than it was in the past; and, most importantly, we’re striving to make it even better in the future.
“Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated. ” -Lou Holtz
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.
Taylor Sonnenfeld, CCAM
Taylor Sonnenfeld joined the Clarity team in June 2019. A licensed real estate agent, with experience in both residential and commercial property management. Taylor started her career in 2014 managing and leasing residential properties in downtown Minneapolis.
Taylor is a member of IREM and has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Corrections from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Prior to working in property management Taylor worked with adolescents in a mental health residential program as a case manager where she gained leadership, communication and organizational skills. In her free time she is busy with her 3 year old daughter, enjoys reading, cycling, and spending time with family up North in the summer!
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.
Addie Kubitz, CCAM
Addie joined the Clarity Team in September 2020 as an Assistant Property Manager. Prior to Clarity Commercial, she had internships in all residential property management, student housing, and commercial property management. In December 2020 Addie will graduate with her Bachelors of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Real Estate Property Management and Business Administration.
Addie has been an active student member of IREM since 2018. She is excited to begin working towards her professional designations, Accredited Commercial Office Manager (ACOM) and Certified Property Manager (CPM).
Wisconsin born and raised, she is a Badgers/Packers/Brewers fan. In her free time, Addie enjoys going to sporting events, traveling, and trying new restaurants!
Garrett Koland, MBA, has been in the Property/Asset Management business since 2014. Garrett started by managing his family owned self-storage business, Inver Grove Storage and has since helped the business expand to a second location. On January 1st, 2019, Garrett began working with Clarity Commercial bringing Inver Grove Storage under his portfolio.
Garrett achieved his MBA from the University of Saint Thomas in May of 2019. Garrett understands the importance of continued education and has joined IREM as an Associate Member where he will continue to develop as a manager.
Garrett currently lives in Inver Grove Heights and enjoys long distance running and snowboarding in his free time.
Sarah Schultz joined Clarity’s growing team in 2021.