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
Outside of work, Kat can be found exploring the Boise Foothills, riding on the Greenbelt or sipping on her favorite cider from Merriweather.
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!
Juana is a new member to the First Rate Property Management team. She enjoys interacting with potential tenants and helping families as they are searching for their next home. Juana has over fifteen years of customer service experience and business management efficiency. Property Management is very exciting to her as she is learning a new skill. Her diverse background makes her a strong asset to the FRPM Team.
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!
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.
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 her 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!
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!
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 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 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!
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.
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!
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 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.
As an Associate Broker with Swope Investment Properties, I often assist our clients with the buying and selling of their investment properties.