Who We Are
Property Management Systems was founded in 1998 by Michelle L. Horneff-Cohen, a licensed real estate broker who has been working in the San Francisco housing industry since the mid-'90s. What began as a small consultancy has grown into full-service firm staffed by a team of skilled professionals. Together, the Property Management Systems team has managed and leased thousands of residential units throughout San Francisco.
Michelle L. Horneff-Cohen
Michelle Horneff-Cohen began her property management career as an on-site residential manager in 1995 and has since become a seasoned residential rental-housing consultant, property manager, mediator, expert witness, and petition specialist. She has particularly extensive experience with the San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board.
Michelle is a Licensed Real Estate Broker and is currently the President of the Professional Property Management Association of San Francisco, having previously served as the Executive Director from 1999 to 2004 and the Political Affairs Director from 2004 to 2006. She holds with Superior Achievement the California Apartment Association's prestigious California Certified Residential Manager Certification (CCRM) and has instructed the CCRM series for California Apartment Association chapters and divisions throughout Northern California. In addition, she develops and instructs seminars and workshops for the California State Chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (CALNARPM), the Professional Property Management Association of San Francisco (PPMA), and the San Francisco Apartment Association (SFAA).
Michelle is also involved with the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®), having participated for a number of years at the national level on the Communications, Education, Marketing, and Convention Committees. She received NARPM®'s distinguished Residential Management Professional (RMP®) designation during the 15th Annual National Convention in Hawaii in September 2003 and received her Master Property Manager (MPM®) designation at the Annual National Convention in Seattle in October 2010. She has been involved with the Board of Directors for CALNARPM since being a founding Steering Committee member in 2002 and served as the President from 2008 to 2009.
Michelle was recently elected to the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Apartment Association and is a founding member of the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Housing Foundation. She held the real estate seat on the San Francisco Lead Poisoning Prevention Citizens Advisory Committee from 1999 to 2004 and also served as the Vice Chair on the City College Citizens Bond Oversight Committee from 2005 to 2009.
For a full list of Michelle's industry affiliations, click here.
At this time we are fully staffed. When positions open up at Property Management Systems, we will announce them here.