Team

Our founder

Tony Williams

Managing Partner, Founder/CEO

Tony brings over 16 years of experience to The Lease Collection Team. Throughout his career, He has worked with prominent real estate investors and homeowners throughout the Prince Georges County, Maryland, Virginia and Washington Metro D.C. Area.

In 2018, Tony and his wife (Armarni) launched a professional property management, leasing & sales company which focused on working directly with landlords who owned single-family residential homes and wanted to hire a landlord. He assisted his clients with all aspect of real estate such as conducting market reports, negotiating lease agreements, drafting legal documents, evictions, real estate marketing, screening tenants, real estate sales, collecting rents, conducting inspections and much more.

Tony holds a professional real estate and property management license in D.C., MD and VA. His management oversees 150+ units. Since 2018, Tony has closed nearly 300 real estate transactions. 

As of 2021, Tony launched TLC REI FUND where he and his team plan to continue growing their investment portfolio through partnering with accredited investors who wants to receive much higher capital returns compared to other investment alternatives such as commodities, 401K, IRA’s, stocks, bonds, mutual funds etc.

Tony handles the full overview and management for each investment from concept to maturity. This includes the market analytics, feasibilities, due diligence, concept creation, acquisition, development, processes, procedures, and quality assurance at every phase of the investment process.

He also serves as the external voice for the company. He is an experienced and knowledgeable public speaker and addresses small and large audiences of executives and business professionals. His passion is to awaken awareness concerning our current economy and emphasize the need for individual’s investment dollars to be invested into tangible assets.

Tony has been often been known for his forward thinking and keen insight on how to protect and build wealth in emerging real estate markets.As a member of NFTE (Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship), he speaks with aspiring business owners and executives about wealth management and helps them diversify their investments into real estate with TLC REI FUND.

He continued his education at Southeastern University in pursuant of his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management with a Concentration in Marketing. Throughout his career, He has gained strong hands-on knowledge and experience within the single & multifamily residential rental property industry pertaining to acquisitions, leasing, property management, development/construction and sales.

Mike C. Matthews

Systems Administration / Head of Digital Marketing & Sales

Mike brings more than 13 years of IT Management, Online Marketing, Technical and Analytical experience to The Lease Collection Team.

Prior to joining The Lease Collection Team, Mike work with McMaster-Carr Supply Company where he focuses on installing, upgrading, and configuring IBM and vendor product software through test and production environments, planning and participating in quarterly disaster recovery efforts, resolving system and configuration issues, designing and building automation systems for common processes to improve effectiveness and efficiency.

He also worked at Fidelity Investment located in Irvin, Texas as Mainframe Operating Systems Programmer. With his high-level of skill and industry knowledge, he was quickly promoted to become a Young Investors Advisory Board Member. Mike is well-known for utilizing critical thinking skills to provide support and in-depth problem resolution resulting in increased efficiencies in very fast-paced, deadline driven environments which ultimately improve overall corporate productivity.

During his tenure with Fidelity Investments, he also collaborated with Fidelity’s marketing team to analyze market trends and improve/execute marketing campaigns resulting in the attraction of a specific target audience and increases in revenues. He proactively analyzed areas for improvements, successfully revamp Fidelity Investments store management group’s entire website to increase efficiency and ensure optimum performance, efficiently monitored progress against task estimates to provide status reports to managers and stakeholders, recognize code, process and/or standard inefficiencies while making suggestions for improvements and provided technical support to resolved issues.

As a consultant, Mike has worked with many mid-sized companies where he has provided marketing and technical services to clients such as developing email marketing campaigns, implemented Google Analytics and tracking pixels to gain audience insights, monitor online traffic, measure ROI on marketing initiatives, leveraging data to make better organizational decisions, restructuring and optimizing Google AdWords campaigns to reduce wasted ad spend, troubleshooting website issues, providing custom website development, social media management and Google SEO (Search Engine Optimization) services. He has successfully solved online marketing and operational challenges for many clients resulting in an average of 25 – 40% increase in sales and operational efficiency.

Mike is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Toastmasters International, The National Society of Leadership and Success and National Speakers Association (NSA). He holds many certifications in Information Technology in addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Business from University of Maryland Eastern Shore located in Princess Anne, Maryland where he graduated with Cum Laude honors.

Alana Bright

Chief Compliance Officer

Mike brings more than 13 years of IT Management, Online Marketing, Technical and Analytical experience to The Lease Collection Team.

Prior to joining The Lease Collection Team, Mike work with McMaster-Carr Supply Company where he focuses on installing, upgrading, and configuring IBM and vendor product software through test and production environments, planning and participating in quarterly disaster recovery efforts, resolving system and configuration issues, designing and building automation systems for common processes to improve effectiveness and efficiency.

He also worked at Fidelity Investment located in Irvin, Texas as Mainframe Operating Systems Programmer. With his high-level of skill and industry knowledge, he was quickly promoted to become a Young Investors Advisory Board Member. Mike is well-known for utilizing critical thinking skills to provide support and in-depth problem resolution resulting in increased efficiencies in very fast-paced, deadline driven environments which ultimately improve overall corporate productivity.

During his tenure with Fidelity Investments, he also collaborated with Fidelity’s marketing team to analyze market trends and improve/execute marketing campaigns resulting in the attraction of a specific target audience and increases in revenues. He proactively analyzed areas for improvements, successfully revamp Fidelity Investments store management group’s entire website to increase efficiency and ensure optimum performance, efficiently monitored progress against task estimates to provide status reports to managers and stakeholders, recognize code, process and/or standard inefficiencies while making suggestions for improvements and provided technical support to resolved issues.

As a consultant, Mike has worked with many mid-sized companies where he has provided marketing and technical services to clients such as developing email marketing campaigns, implemented Google Analytics and tracking pixels to gain audience insights, monitor online traffic, measure ROI on marketing initiatives, leveraging data to make better organizational decisions, restructuring and optimizing Google AdWords campaigns to reduce wasted ad spend, troubleshooting website issues, providing custom website development, social media management and Google SEO (Search Engine Optimization) services. He has successfully solved online marketing and operational challenges for many clients resulting in an average of 25 – 40% increase in sales and operational efficiency.

Mike is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Toastmasters International, The National Society of Leadership and Success and National Speakers Association (NSA). He holds many certifications in Information Technology in addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Business from University of Maryland Eastern Shore located in Princess Anne, Maryland where he graduated with Cum Laude honors.

Rick D. Banks Jr.

Finance Advisor

Ricks brings more than 30 years of Corporate Accounting to The Lease Collection Team.

In 2002 Rick founded The R Banks Group where he provides consulting, bookkeeping, account reconciliations, budgeting, auditing and payroll services to various non-profit organizations, small businesses.

Prior to starting The R Banks Group, he served as a Financial Analysis with DC Office of Comptroller where he trained staff and coordinated the conversion to Proof-of-Cash reconciliation formats, conducted analysis and reconciliation of DC Government multi-billion-dollar general accounts, create policies and procedure guidelines, act as reconciliation department liaison, participate in annual public audits and maintained cash accounts on FMS System.

Rick also worked as a Senior Account Manager for NAPA Development Corp. where he was responsible for all general accounting functions of mid-sized General Contractors, provide job cost analysis, budget oversight, and contract support to project managers. He supervised and maintain both the receivables and payables area, prepared monthly financial statements and quarterly returns, supervised petty cash accounts, provide support for CPA annual audits, including preparation of closing entries, audit schedules, and miscellaneous reports.

Rick holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management/Accounting from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL. 

Tia Jones

Strategic Communications

Tia brings years of over 7 years of experience in leasing, property management, research and finance to The Lease Collection Team.

She is the current CEO of “Tailor Made Strategies Consulting” where she supports small businesses and entrepreneurs in attaining resources needed to thrive in their community.

During her consulting career, she has been an intricate partner to Dolls & Dreams non-profit organization where she has helped the organization see more than a 200% increase in local and government funding and two long term partnerships after implementing recommendations. Her scope of experience consists of creating and developing programs, conducting research, implementing staff trainings to ensure proper approaches are being delivered in accordance with organization standards, making recommendations and advising Executives in capacity building to include business restructuring, operations, budget development and securing funding.

Prior to Tailor Made Strategies Consulting, Tia worked as a youth engagement director with Family Total Care Coalition in Washington DC.She has helped the organization re-established more than $150,000 in government funding for youth programs and increased program enrollment/retention from 46% to 97% after implementing recommendations. Her professional experience includes focusing on consulted with Entrepreneur to develop and implement business’ deliverables, secure strong ties with community partners and fundraising. She has worked with keynote speakers to create speaking content for various events in schools within underserved communities and has planned and executed several community conferences with an average of 200 attendees.

Tia is a NFTE (National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship) Alumni where she coaches youth entrepreneurs and help them prepare small business plans for local competitions to win seed money for their startup businesses. Through NFTE, Tia has worked alongside business teachers in underserved communities at designated schools to aid in teaching the foundation of entrepreneurship, assisted youth in drafting, researching and completing various parts of their business plan in order to compete in local youth showcases, business plan competitions/presentation and elevator pitches.

Tia has received her certification as a Peer Support Specialist from Prince George’s County Community College. She also holds an Associate’s in Business Management from Southeastern University.

Armarni Isler-Williams

Senior Account Manager

Armarni brings more than 7 years of Property Management, Administrative, Leasing and Sales experience to The Lease Collection Team

Armarni is a success-driven professional, armed with in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in all aspects of property and community management including marketing and leasing of units, execution and enforcement of leases, annual reviews of tenant income, property inspections and maintenance request processing. She is hard-working and reliable with verifiable year- after-year success in establishing and maintaining a level of pride in performance by ensuring assigned properties remains a safe and comfortable home that residents are proud to reside in.

Prior to joining The Lease Collection Team,  Armarni worked at Grady Management Inc. as an Assistant Community Manager where she overseen and managed over308-unit apartment communities. She effectively conducted many administrative tasks such as budget preparation, rent collection, sending tenant notices, manage tenant move-in and move-out processes, evaluated applicants, implemented and explained community policies.

She was responsible for maintaining assets by investigating and resolving tenant complaints, enforcing rules of occupancy, inspecting vacant units and ensuring repairs are timely completed, enforcing occupancy policies and procedures by confronting violators, managing and overseeing communications with lawyers pertaining to open suits regarding delinquent rent and much more. Throughout her career, she has received several awards as Assistant Manager of the year whereas she successfully maintained a monthly closing delinquency of $5,000 or less for over 12 months.

Armani also served as a Marketing Consultant where she was responsible for developing, selling and implementing marketing campaigns, prepared lease agreements and all other required documents for new move-ins through Onesite software, created effective messaging using language, graphic and marketing collateral, developed and executed creative marketing programs, campaigns and promotions across various digital channels, maintained advertising sources with updated availability and kept prospect interest. Her key achievements where being awarded as Marketing Consultant of the Year several years back-to-back for consistently meeting and exceeded monthly leasing goals and company expectations.

Armarni is a highly committed, focused, and enthusiastic individual who strives for quality and excellence in every undertaking. She is able to analyze challenges and provide robust but adaptable solutions which meet current and future requirements. She has a high level of integrity, proven track record of career success, reliable, follows through on commitments and able to see the big picture and plan out details.

Edgar Posada

Head of Maintenance / Supervisor

Edgar brings more than 15+ years of maintenance, management, customer service and business experience to The Lease Collection Team. Edgar is great at finding ways to increase quality of customer service, examining financial data, analyzing and resolving quality and customer service problems and improving profitability.

In 2015, Edgar started First Call Enterprise Corp. where he focuses on providing five-star maintenance & property turn over services to real estate management companies. He also focused on the development of marketing strategies, overseeing daily activities to ensure quality and creating profitable business partnerships to develop and cultivate lucrative relationships.

In his prior career as a Supervising Operational Manager with Vornado Realty Trust, Edgar was known for his ability to create and manage teams and their schedules, training new hires, accomplishing results by coaching, counseling and disciplining employees, improving operational management systems, managing budgets and formulating strategic and operational objectives.

Prior to working with Vornado Realty Trust, Edgar worked as a Loan Officer with City Mortgage Corporation. He has extensive experience with interviewing applicants to determine financial eligibility and feasibility of granting loans, evaluating credit worthiness by processing loan application and determining all applicable ratios and metrics to set up payment plans.

Edgar is responsible for ensuring all maintenance operations are carried on in an appropriate – cost effective way, maintaining safe, secure legal and healthy work environments by establishing and enforcing company/organization policies, controlling expenses by gathering and submitting budget information,scheduling expenditures and implementing corrective actions. He is also responsible for ensuring relations between management and customers are carried on in an effective way with the expected results and quality.

Edgar holds a M.B.A in Medicine from Instituto Catolico de Oriente (Maristas) El Salvador

Casandra Depalma

Leasing & Sales Manager

Casandra brings more than 10+ year of management, customer relations and sale experience to The Lease Collection Team.

Casandra work as customer relations specialist with The Lease Collection property management team where she focuses on leasing vacant properties, conducting new client/landlord presentations, in-house marketing strategies and implementation and many other administrative tasks. Her experience with managing a variety of sales teams, ranging from 10 to 90 staff members allowed her to quickly succeed and ultimately be responsible for the growth and development of staff and growing clientele.

Casandra ability to identify and utilized team members to their strengths in order to benefit the business, maintained morale amongst staff by motivating and inspiring everyone to perform consistently, highlighting productivity and quality, and resolving human resource issues professionally and confidentially makes her a valuable asset to TLC Capital Partners team.

Prior to joining The Lease Collection Team, Casandra worked as a manager at OGDEN CAP PROPERTIES LLC. where she excelled at maintaining quality service by enforcing excellence and customer service standards, analyzing and resolving service problems and recommending system improvements.

She also worked as an operations manager at NIKE Inc. where she directed business processes while optimizing operational results, analyzed performance indicators to drive key decisions around service, operations and overall logistics, developed the annual departmental budget necessary to achieve the targeted goals while pursuing high standard of customer service, managed human resources, specifically recruitment and selection, conducted performance reviews with senior staff, oversee salary administration task and conducted professional managerial training.

Casandra holds a M.B.A in Sports & Performance Psychology from University of the Rockies. She also holds a B.A in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University. She currently serves as a Director of Development with the American Correctional Association.

Tikia Smith

Senior Office Manager / Executive Assistant

Tikia brings over 7+ years of experience in hospitality, customer service and office administration to The Lease Collection Team.

She currently works as the lead office manager and executive assistant with The Lease Collection Team. Her responsibilities include compiling and generating various documents and reports as needed, maintaining all telephone communications and  reporting to management team as needed, coordinating company meetings and appointment,maintaining website updates along with monitoring online web chat communications,overseeing available properties inventory, schedule tenant showing appointments, ordering office supplies and consulting clients (tenants/landlords) daily in regard to tenant request, scheduling vendors, billing and invoicing.

Prior to her career at The Lease Collection, Tikia worked as a Guest Service Ambassador with Harborside Hotel. As a hospitality ambassador she managed a 194-room hotel where she focus on quality experience and guest satisfaction during their stay. 

Her responsibilities consist of provide and assisting each guest with an effortless check-in/out process, manage a team of 15 front desk staff throughout 2 shifts period, prepare information reports for daily performance senior staff meetings, coordinate guest reservations, and banquets within hotel guidelines and maintain all telephone communications.

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