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!
Sarah Schultz joined Clarity’s growing team in 2021.
Addie Kubitz, CCAM, ACoM
Addie joined the Clarity Commercial Team in September 2020 and is now working in a Property Manager role overseeing six commercial condo associations throughout the Twin Cities suburbs. Prior to Clarity Commercial Addie held internships in residential property management, commercial property management, and student housing. Addie holds Bachelors of Science in Real Estate Property Management and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Stout.
Throughout college Addie was an active student member of IREM. She served as the UW-Stout IREM Co-President for two years where she was active in getting students engaged on local and national levels with IREM. Currently, she serves as the co-chair of the IREM Minnesota social media committee. Addie has recently achieved her ACoM designation from IREM. Going forward she is excited to continue working towards her CPM designation. Outside of IREM, she holds her Certificated Community Association Manager (CCAM) designation with the Minnesota Housing Authority.
Wisconsin born and raised; she is a Badgers, Packers, and Brewers fan. In her free time, Addie enjoys going to sporting events, traveling, and trying new restaurants! Addie is excited to be the future of real estate management