When I was 8, an argument with my brother over tree house rights resulted in a profitable compromise. A corner of the family storage shed was reserved for my childhood antics. I carpeted, painted and installed drywall in my new little space with all the expertise of a kid - then promptly started my own little neighborhood business solving crimes.
Not much has changed. I've been managing property in my own portfolio and for clients since 1996. My work has always been cause driven, entrepreneurial, and community focused. I served as Executive Director for the Center for a New American Dream, a national environmental non-profit and as Vice President of Genetic Alliance, a national health care advocacy organization in Washington, DC. I also spent five years as national field manager for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
After all of this, why NEST? This business combines my passion for hands on, highly personalized work with interesting people and spaces. I get to channel my inner entrepreneur but also focus on making a difference in the community. My broad range of experience means I can manage complex problems and projects, highly functional teams, and operate a large, socially responsible business with an eye toward a bottom line results. Nest is the perfect fit. I hope you will agree - whether you become a staff member, client or tenant!
After years in the field managing my own portfolio of property management clients, I decided to join forces with Nest almost four years ago. I can't imagine looking back. Being part of the Nest team, is being part of a family and part of a company that genuinely cares. It's a dream job! As an incurable real estate enthusiast and someone who keeps a tool bag in my trunk (just in case) Nest is ideal for me. I oversee all of our operations, finance and adminstrative work. That means I work hard to keep our tenants and our clients happy. I also work as an ambassador fo rour tenants and clients. As a native Washingtonian, I can appreciate how valuable it is to offer an insider perspective. We want people to have just the right experience and mean it when we say "welcome home."
I bring finesse to Nest finances and information management. With a BA degree in finance and knack for logic and organization, I love my role. I oversee our property management software, Appfolio (which we fondly call NestFolio). I also works closely with Rhianna Campbell to track and oversee client financials to offer the customer service our clients count on and deserve. Being part of the Nest family is such a privelege. I feel "right at home" with my growing team of colleagues who really care about delivering exceptional service in a field that has long forgotten what it means to really care. I'm definitely at home with Nest.
I oversee the maintenance and field division for Nest DC. From basic maintenance to major improvements to everything in between, I work with a team of Nest contractors and "road"runners to make sure requests are being managed professionally, efficiently and within budget. As a home owner, real estate investor and skilled project manager for many years, I don't think a job could be so perfectly aligned with both my interests and my skills. This background, paired with several years teaching middle school, means I has infinite patience, a great sense of humor and the ability to walk folks through the mystery of home repair and maintenance! I'm also used to living with sisters - which means I can hold my own in the Nest offices:)
Four years ago, when I moved from my hometown of Seattle to Washington, DC - I was happy to discover I had another great city to call home. While Teach for America brought me to the District, the people and places have kept me here! In this historic city, I have found each neighborhood to have its own evolution and story that has brought about its unique character. I love working with the Nest team to give tenants property management service that reflects the unique pulse and energy that is DC! I think Nest so fully reflects the great things about this city. I'm excited to see what we can do to make our community stronger and our client services even more stellar!
Though I am a native of the DC area, I spent my formative years studying Music and English at UVA. I couldn’t stay away from the city for long though,and returned shortly after graduation. Since then, I've been proud to call the District – more specifically, Woodley Park – home. While my friends know me most for my musical exploits (production and DJing), it's the customer service skills that I'm the most proud of. And honestly, I couldn't imagine a better place to get to show off those skills than a company that really, really cares – Nest DC.
I joined forces with Nest DC in 2011. When I'm not zipping around on my motorcycle taking pictures and videos of properties, I'm fine tuning the Nest website (which I would argue is the best looking property management site, um... ever). When I'm not Nesting, I'm a web and social media consultant and have had documentary films screened at festivals around the world.
I was thrilled to join Nest after a three month intensive finance internship after moving to the DC area from Ukraine. What I thought would be a great introduction to the city and an opportunity to fine tune my skills in a new environment turned into the ideal longterm career opportunity. I have been thrilled to find the perfect home to use my years of accounting and finance experience along with a speciality in hospitality. A perfect combination for Nest DC! When I'm not working on our building finances and keeping our expenses on track and in-line, I volunteer with the Ukranian community center and teach youth classes.
After a few years of bouncing around the globe admiring beautiful cityscapes far and near, DC’s architectural heritage caught my eye and so did Nest DC! Architectural detail, cultural preservation, history and style are all built into the essence of Nest. Fold in politics and the pleasure of helping people live an incredibly great life and both Washington AND Nest DC are a perfect fit for me. Being part of the Nest family is a lot like being one of its properties; cool, casual, and classy all at once. When you’re looking for that perfect place, I’ll be the guy that offers the “key” to success!
Craig has managed construction for major developers for over 15 years. A native Washingtonian, he was interested in managing smaller scale projects for a boutique company so he could practice his "hands-on" skills and spend more time in the field. His office is the Nest Van and his job is to keep clients, tenants and homes in good spirits!
With 8 years in the construction and maintenance field I've done everything from install floors to selecting generators for 100 unit buildings and coordinated major building renovations. Most recently, I ran the maintenance division for a real estate management company but for years have admired Nest DC. When the opportunity to join the team came up, I jumped at the chance to work with a company that really cares about their properties and people. I am delighted to be part of the best management team in the city and look forward to making sure our maintenance and improvement division runs seamlessly!
I always knew I would one day outgrow the comforts of a small city; the dreamer in me has always sought city noise and bright lights. Cincinnati just couldn't cut it. Highly enthusiastic and always willing to try my best at anything, Nest DC keeps me busy. Having the ability to work in all activities of the business allows me to develop new skills each day that I am here. I'm honored to be a member of the greatest team in DC.
As the first full time Nest hire, I have been so ecstatic to watch our portfolio grow right along with our systems, fantastic staff and our capacity to make a serious difference in the community. Who knew, on that cold January day, I would wander into my dream job. Complete with office dogs, giggly bosses and lots to do. I've now got a much better idea of what busy is.... oh the good old days!
Growing up in Chevy Chase, DC, I know exactly what it's like to call the District home. After attending both high school and college here, I can't imagine having my nest anywhere else. With a background in interior design and geography, Nest is an ideal fit! I have a passion for understanding what ultimately makes spaces and places appealing to people and that's what our company is all about. I love my role as VP of Client Services (and both tenants and owners are considered our clients). I truly direct traffic, keeping tenants and clients happy and oversee the rest of our management team to be sure they deliver on our promise to deliver excellence. I also make sure our chief dogs behave themselves!
A family construction business taught Boscolo everything he needed to know about swift home maintenance! His background in high end hotel work and non-profit project management make him an ideal fit for Nest DC! As a guy who is both handy and customer service oriented, he's just the person you want to see when projects need attention.