About Us

Tony A. Drost, MPM® RMP®, has been an investor and property manager since 1990. Tony has a BA Degree in Operations Management and holds two professional designations offered by the National Association of Residential Property Managers®.

One fact that makes First Rate Property Management different from all others is that Tony is an investor too. Tony has the proven formula for financial success through investing in real estate. Although Idaho does not require licensing of property managers, Tony is a real estate broker with Swope Investment Properties and assists his clients in buying and selling of rental properties. To learn more about Tony's real estate sales, please visit his Boise Investment Properties website. Because Tony is so active in rental investments, Tony manages your property as if it were his own. Tony instills this perspective to all First Rate Property Management employees.

First Rate Property Management's property-to-employee ratio is approximately 60 properties managed per employee. Call around and you will find that many companies have a property-to-employee ratio of over 100 properties managed per employee and, in some cases, as high as one person to every 200 properties managed. The difference likely is not the lack of good systems on First Rate Property Management's part -- our systems are top-notch, proven and reliable -- but rather more about the personal time we devote to each of our valued clients and tenants. First Rate Property Management personally shows each of our properties with a leasing agent, whereas not all do. As a result, First Rate Property Management is able to attend to our tenant and client needs very quickly.

Please review our guarantee and learn more about our education and qualifications that make us one of the best.

Mission: Our well trained, committed, and valued team provides genuine care for the properties we are entrusted to professionally manage.

Vision: Maintain recognition as one of the most knowledgeable property management companies within our market, through continuous improvement.

Meet the Team

Monell » Front Desk Executive
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Monell joined First Rate in June of 2020 and has a background in Business Management and Human Resources. Her smile is the first thing people see when entering our office! Monell manages the front desk, as well as coordinates the showing schedule and oversees the showing agents. She believes that helping people is the key to any successful business and she strives to treat everyone with respect and dignity.

In her spare time, Monell enjoys hiking with her dog, volunteering and spending time with her family.
Jonny » Office Support Team Member
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Jonny is here to answer any questions and is happy to help current and prospective tenants! He works in our showing department but is always willing to lend a hand wherever he is needed at First Rate. Jonny has a background of automotive repair and is currently enrolled at Idaho Real Estate School, pursuing a Realtor’s license.

Outside of work, Jonny spends most of his free time working on his car and going to car meets around the valley. He spent a brief time in California, but Idaho has always been his home.
Sunni » Office Support Team Member
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Sunni joined First Rate in October of 2020! Her main role is in our showing department, but she is always willing to help wherever she can. She is thrilled to be a part of First Rate and to serve our current and future tenants!

Outside of work, Sunni enjoys spending her free time reading, painting or just spending time with her friends and family. She was born and raised here in Idaho and has no plans to leave this beautiful state anytime soon!
Tricia » Tricia » Leasing | Leasing Team Member
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Tricia was born and raised in Idaho on her grandfather’s cattle ranch! Being from Idaho, she knows the best places all around the state to explore and adventure. She loves taking day trips with her lifelong best friend and sister. When she’s not working she enjoys utilizing her creativity with crafts of all kinds. From sewing and crocheting to cooking elaborate meals for her friends and family, Tricia can do it all!

Tricia is knowledgeable about all of First Rate’s available properties, their included amenities, and their surrounding areas. She also has a very sweet demeanor around the office and we love having her. Even sweeter than Tricia herself is the candy she brings to share with the FRPM team for any occasion!
Jenn » Leasing | Leasing Team Member
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Angiee » Leasing | Leasing Team Member
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Angiee joined First Rate in October of 2020 and was born and raised in the Treasure Valley. She moved to East Tennessee for a while and managed a million-dollar Airbnb, before deciding her heart belonged to Boise! Angiee grew up in the real estate industry and also has her real estate license. She is currently working on getting a degree in Business Marketing. Angiee has many years of customer service experience and a positive attitude that helps her server our tenants and owners!

When Angiee isn’t at FRPM she’s working on her online businesses, enjoying a wine tasting, traveling, or spending time with friends and family.
Rose » Accounting | Accounting Specialist
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Rose joined First Rate Property Management in June of 2017. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Science & Commerce- Accounting Major and has been working in the accounting field. Her job is to assist our accounting team leaders on our financial services and other financial reports that we need to provide for our owners, investors & customers. First Rate is very honored and lucky to have Rose as part of our team!
Lacey » Maintenance | Maintenance Team Leader
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Lacey joined First Rate Property Management as a maintenance coordinator in October 2018 and was promoted to Maintenance Team Lead in 2019. As the Maintenance Team Lead, she oversees and coordinates some of the bigger projects that come along with properly maintaining the properties we manage. Lacey has been working in property management for three years and loves the maintenance side of property management. As part of her ongoing education, she recently earned her CMC (Certified Maintenance Coordinator) designation with NARPM!

In the summertime, Lacey loves to ride four wheelers, go camping with her family, BBQ, and take long road trips! In the winter, she likes to be snuggled up on the couch watching movies or playing games with her family.
Nique » Maintenance | Maintenance Team Member
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Nique joined First Rate as a maintenance coordinator in November 2020. She has seven years of experience in management, and we are excited to see where her potential takes her as part of the FRPM Maintenance team!

Nique was born and raised in Idaho and has 6 children and 2 dogs. Her favorite thing to do when she’s not working is to spend time with her family. They love camping, fishing, BBQ’s, watching movies, and just going for drives to discover new places. Nique also loves football and basketball, and loves attending her boys’ games. Nique is always setting goals, whether at home or at work, to do better than she did yesterday. She is a real go-getter!
Chris » Maintenance | Maintenance Tech
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Cody » Maintenance | Maintenance Tech
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Cody joined FRPM in January of 2019 and has recently been promoted to Maintenance Tech. Cody has amazing customer service skills. His energy in the office is palpable and he makes coming to work fun for everyone!

In his spare time he enjoys being with his two daughters, spending time doing outdoor activities such as camping, hunting, and fishing. He also loves to sit down and watch movies or TV with the family and play games. He was born and raised in Idaho and is very familiar with the area and that is what drives his love for the outdoors.
Jerod » Maintenance | Maintenance Accountant
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Jerod began his career with First Rate Property Management in March of 2019. He started as an Accounting Team Member and was recently promoted to Maintenance Accountant, where he manages the financial side of the Maintenance services that FRPM provides to tenants and owners.

Jerod graduated from Lewis Clark State College with a B.S. in Business Administration in 2018. Most of his previous experience comes from retail, where he played a management role for almost 10 years. He is excited for the chance to develop the skills he learned in school in a career field that he is very passionate about. First Rate can’t wait to see where Jerod’s path leads next and is happy to have him as part of the team!
Tyler » Maintenance | Executive Maintenance Admin
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Tyler was born and raised in Boise and enjoys this great state because of all the outdoor activities this community has to offer. When he is not in the office, he enjoys snowboarding, basketball, golf, fishing and hunting.

He works with FRPM’s maintenance team while focusing on exterior drive-by inspections. Tyler has been doing drive-by inspections for 2 years and enjoys seeing the progress our properties have made.

Tyler recently earned a degree in business marketing from Boise State University and intends to incorporate his newly acquired knowledge into the workplace. He is ready to take on any challenges this industry might throw at him and will do it with a smile on his face!
Kat » Operations | Executive Assistant
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Born in Boise and raised in a real estate family, Kat has joined the FRPM Showing team. She attended the University of Hawaii and after graduating with a BS in Food Science and Nutrition, she decided to return to her Idaho roots and pursue a career as a licensed real estate agent and dive into the property management industry. Embracing her passion, she is dedicated to providing great customer service, consistent communication, strong attention to detail and a positive experience for all parties involved!

Outside of work, Kat can be found exploring the Boise Foothills, riding on the Greenbelt or sipping on her favorite cider from Merriweather.
Beny » Operations | Operations Team Lead
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Beny joined the FRPM team in January of 2019 with a background in office management. Effective communication is always one of her goals, and she’s happy to answer questions from applicants, tenants, owners and vendors (or to find the right person to answer them)! Transparency and quick response times are also goals of Beny’s, as the rental market is fast-paced and can be confusing.

In her spare time, Beny enjoys hiking, reading, crafts, and traveling. Speaking of traveling, she has lived in seven states in the last dozen years and is happy to finally find a home in Boise! Since she moved here a few years ago, she has made a point of getting out and exploring the area. If you are moving from out of the area, feel free to ask her about the best place for Thai food, local wine & beer, live music, dog-friendly hiking trails, or anything else!
Jim RMP® » Vice President
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As the Vice President, I support the accounting, leasing, and maintenance divisions and their Team Leads. My job is to ensure each division's success through planning, guiding, and jumping in to help whenever and wherever needed. I am always looking for ways to provide better services to our Tenants and Owners through new and/or improved processes or ideas.

I graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. I also have over 17 years in single and multi-unit retail and operations management. I am an active member of NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers) and serve as the Education Chair for the SW Idaho Chapter of NARPM. In February of 2019 I received my RMP Designation (residential management professional).

Melissa, MPM® RMP® » President
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As the President of First Rate Property Management, my job is to oversee the daily tasks of the accounting, leasing and maintenance divisions. I have been working for First Rate since 2010, and I truly enjoy being a part of the day-to-day activities pertaining to our owners' investments. It is my daily goal to provide any assistance that our staff needs and continue to provide excellent customer service to all of our owners, tenants and vendors. I am confident that I can provide the service that you deserve. I am always available by phone or e-mail to go over any questions you may have pertaining to First Rate and its operations.

I graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications. I am an active member of NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers) at both the national and local levels to include serving as the SW Idaho Chapter President in 2018 and as the National Professional Development Chair in 2019. Currently I serve on the National Board of Directors as the Northwest Region Vice President. I received my RMP (Residential Management Professional) designation in 2016 and my MPM (Master Property Manager) in 2018. I am always looking to further my property management education by taking classes, participating in conferences and attending national conventions on a yearly basis.

Tony, MPM® RMP® » Chairman
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Thank you for taking the time to learn more about First Rate Property Management. I am blessed with a great team of dedicated professionals who serve our property owners and tenants well. I have been an investor and Landlord since 1990. I have a BA degree in Operations Management. I have earned professional designations as a Master Property Manager and a Residential Management Professional. Our company has also earned the very prestigious Certified Residential Management Company designation. I served as the National President for the National Association of Residential Property Managers in 2011 and as President of the SW Idaho Chapter in 2005. I am also a former National Property Management Instructor for NARPM®.

As an Associate Broker with Swope Investment Properties, I often assist our clients with the buying and selling of their investment properties.