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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
I began with First Rate in 2014 as a showing agent, and over the years I worked my way up through the Leasing Team and became the Leasing Team Leader. Through hard work and dedication to First Rate, I became a member of the Operations Team as the Executive Assistant. As an active member of NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers), I participate on the local and national level and in 2017, I received my RMP (Residential Management Professional) designation. I know that First Rate Property Management is an excellent property management company, staffed with a dedicated team who all take their careers seriously.
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).
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. I have served as the membership chair for the SW Idaho NARPM chapter as well as their President in 2018. I also served as the NW regional ambassador for 2 years. I currently serve as the 2018 Professional Development Chair for NARPM National. 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
As an Associate Broker with Swope Investment Properties, I often assist our clients with the buying and selling of their investment properties.