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

Naomi » Leasing | Office Support Team Member
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Naomi is the newest member of the First Rate Family, but it feels like she has been here for years! She is originally from Muskogee, Oklahoma “okie from Muskogee”, but she has lived in Idaho for about 10 years.

Idaho has endless sections of wine and hot springs that Naomi loves to explore and experience! She listens to a very wide variety of music that knows no bounds.

When she is not working, Naomi enjoys shopping, crafting, trying new foods, and exercising!

Since she has begun working her, she has already contributed so many ideas! Most notably, though, Naomi has an incredible presence at work. Her personality is contagious and the tenants that come into the office are always greeted with her beautiful smile!
Tyler » Office Support Team Member
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Jennifer » Office Support Team Member
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Tricia » Office Support Team Member
Tricia was born and raised in Idaho on her grandfather’s cattle ranch! Being from Idaho, she knows all the best places all around the state to explore and adventure. She is one of our best showing agents! If you’ve viewed a property with FPRM, it has l ikely been with Tricia! She is knowledgeable about all available properties, their included amenities, and their surrounding areas.

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 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!
Julie » Leasing | Leasing Team Leader
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Julie serves First Rate as the Leasing Team Leader. She has worked at First Rate since October 2017. Before First Rate, Julie was getting her degree in Operations Management and Human Resources at the University of Idaho. Go, Vandals! Julie has been a member of the National Association of Residential Property Management since July of 2018.

Julie’s job is to oversee the leasing department, streamline processes within the company, communicate with tenants, vendors, and owners, and support the First Rate team whenever it is necessary. Julie is eager to educate herself, others, and to get involved however possible.

Julie enjoys spending time with her friends & family, a relaxing puzzle or two in the winter, a hike or two in the summer, but there is nothing quite like binge watching Friends on Netflix. Julie has lived in Boise since August of 2017 but originally grew up in a small town north of Seattle.
Arica » Leasing | Leasing Team Member
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Arica is a phenomenal addition to our leasing team. She has been a part of the team since August 2018. Arica has worked in property management since 2014 and has a passion for the industry. She works to create a seamless rental process for the tenants, provides excellent communication internally and externally, and continues to help First Rate grow and develop its processes and efficiencies.

In Arica’s free time she enjoys camping, hunting, and fishing with her husband and kids. Arica is a wonderful personality to have around the office and we love having her! Whether it be helping out around the office or providing an emergency midday snack, Arica is always willing to be a team player.
Beny » Leasing Team Member
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Beny has a background in office management and joined FRPM in January of 2019. Effective communication is always one of her goals and is happy to answer questions from applicants, or find the right person to answer them. Transparency and quick response times are also goals, 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 7 seven states in the last 10 years, and is happy to finally find a home in Boise. She has lived here for the last few years, and has made a point of getting out and exploring the area. If you are moving from out-of-state, feel free to ask her for the best place for Vietnamese food, local wine, happy hour, live music, dog-friendly hiking trails, or anything else!
Angela » Leasing Team Member
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Angela has the newest member of the leasing team. She was born in Nampa but raised in Texas. Her family moved back to Boise when she was 5 years old. She has been here ever since!

Angela loves the fall & winter for the snow! She loves to snowboard & spend as much time in the mountains as possible. Idaho’s family friendly plethora of events, the weather, and the overall friendliness of the people have kept her here for the long haul!

Angela has a passion for music. She travels all over the country to see her favorite artists. She plays guitar, ukulele and has the voice of an angel! Her favorite music genres are alternative, indie, and R&B.

When she isn’t up in the mountains, traveling to different concerts, or making music, she loves to spend time with her dog, read, run, & do yoga. She lives with two roommates and a dog, Maverix, whom she loves to death! She has 10 siblings combined, 6 brothers, and 4 sisters. She also loves the holidays so she can spend time with her family!
Chris » Maintenance Tech
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Stacy » Maintenance Tech
Lacey » Maintenance Team Leader
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Lacey is the newest member to the team! She started at FRPM October 2018. Lacey is our awesome Maintenance Team Member! She came to us with 2 ½ years of property management experience. She has previously worked in leasing but has extensive knowledge in the industry as a whole. Lacey has a degree in Criminal Justice. Lacey is always quick to respond to work orders, communicates effectively, and has the drive to succeed that FRPM looks for.

Lacey has two children. Her oldest is 11 years old and youngest is 4. In the summertime Lacey loves to ride four wheelers, go camping with her family, and take long road trips! In the winter, you’ll find her cozying up on the couch watching movies or playing games with her family. Her favorite TV Show is Grey’s Anatomy, even after the 98th season!
Cody » Maintenance Team Member
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Cody joined FRPM in January of 2019 as a maintenance coordinator. His job is to assist tenants with any issue regarding maintenance or repairs. He works alongside other coordinators and strives to always be quick to respond to work orders, communicate effectively, and drive for success.

Cody has amazing customer service skills. His energy in the office is palpable and he makes coming to work every day 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.
Sydne » Maintenance Team Member
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Sydne is brand new to the maintenance department and we are very lucky to have her! She was borni n Nevada and raised in Idaho since she was 3. When she isn’t working, you can find her spending time with her family. She enjoys bowling & camping! While Sydne loves all genres of music, her favorite is country!

Sydne and her boyfriend live together with their two dogs and a turtle!

She grew up playing softball. When she was in high school, one of the football coaches at her middle school asked her to join the team as the QB!
Kurtis » Accounting | Accounting Team Lead
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I started with FRPM in December of 2017. I will assist with all day to day tasks within the accounting department. I also handle both the financials for FRPM as well as the HOA's that we manage.

I graduated with a B.B.A. in Accounting from Boise State University. I have experience in distribution companies, maintenance repair operations, as well as retail companies. I enjoy many aspects of working at First Rate. The people are so fun and the atmosphere is hard to beat. I grew up in the Treasure Valley and I absolutely love Idaho. When I am not crunching numbers I love to fly fish and I get out as much as possible in the beautiful Idaho scenery. I am a big fan of dogs, especially Labs. I look forward to serving those looking for homes in this great city!
Rose » Accounting | Accounting Team Member
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I joined First Rate Property Management in June of 2017. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Science & Commerce- Accounting Major. I have been working in the accounting field for more than 15 years ( ) plus my 7 1/2 years experience in Property Management. My job is to assist our accounting team leaders on our financial services including Accounts Receivables; Accounts Payables; Itemized Security Deposit & other financial reports that we need to provide for our owners, investors & customers. I am very honored to be part of a First Rate Team. FRPM is a great place to work & a great place to find your next home. First Rate Property Management Team - always at your service.
Jerod » Accounting | Accounting Team Member
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I began my career with First Rate Property Management in March of 2019. I assist in most financial services that FRPM deals with as well as working alongside the Maintenance department with in-house invoicing.

I graduated from Lewis Clark State College with a B.S. in Business Administration in 2018. Most of my previous experience comes from retail as I worked in management for almost 10 years. I am excited to develop my skills that I learned in school in a career field that I am very passionate about. First Rate Property Management is a great company that has a dedicated team that is very enjoyable to work alongside.
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.

Robert » Resident Manager | Barlow Apartment Resident Manager
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