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

Kat » Leasing | Office Support Team Member
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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.
Kyle » Leasing | Office Support Team Member
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Kyle works in our showing department but is willing to help out wherever he is needed; he is here to serve our tenants and prospective tenants! He has a background in small business operations and is currently enrolled at BSU, pursuing his degree in Communications and Business Management.

Outside of work Kyle spends his free time mountain biking in the foothills or golfing at the local golf courses. He is originally from San Diego but made his way to Boise for school. He says since being in Boise, he finally feels at home!
Julie RMP® » 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.

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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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Lacey » Maintenance | Maintenance Team Leader
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I joined First Rate Property Management as the maintenance coordinator in October 2018. I was promoted to Maintenance Team Lead in 2019. As the Maintenance Team Lead I oversee the daily tasks of the coordinators as well as work on some of the bigger projects that come along with properly maintaining the properties we manage. I have been working in property management for three years and love the maintenance part of property management. I recently joined NARPM and am working towards my CMC (Certified Maintenance Coordinator).

In the summertime I love to ride four wheelers, go camping with my family, BBQ, and take long road trips! In the winter, I like to be snuggled up on the couch watching movies or playing games with my family.
Cody » Maintenance | 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 | Maintenance Team Member
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Sydne is the newest member of the maintenance department, and we are very lucky to have her! She was born in 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, and 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, and when she was in high school, one of the football coaches at her middle school asked her to join the team as the QB!
Chris » Maintenance | Maintenance Tech
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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.
Beny » Operations | Executive Assistant
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I joined the FRPM team in January of 2019 with a background in office management. Effective communication is always one of my goals, and I’m 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 mine, as the rental market is fast-paced and can be confusing.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, reading, crafts, and traveling. Speaking of traveling, I have lived in seven states in the last dozen years and am happy to finally find a home in Boise. I have lived here for the last few years and have made a point of getting out and exploring the area. If you are moving from out of the area, feel free to ask me 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).

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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.

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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.

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