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Meet our Staff of Real Estate Professionals

33rd Company Property Management, a PURE PM Company has the talent and capability to help you throughout the typical Real Estate Life cycle from Purchase, Rental, Maintenance and Sale of your investment. Below is a listing of our staff that can help you every step of the way.

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CRMC® - Certified Residential Management Company

This esteemed designation is awarded to those professional property management firms that demonstrate a high standard in both procedures and customer service. A detailed examination of the company and recommendations from clients and peers are required for this designation.

Cara Klatt
651-777-5500 X118
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Director of Operations

  • Cara holds an Associate degree in Business/Public Relations from Milwaukee College of Business.
  • Cara is a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). She is working toward the Residential Management Professional Designation (RMP).
  • She brings 20 years of Human Resources, including project management and accounting experience.
  • Plays a key leadership role in combining sound property management principles duties across multiple departments, with a commitment to providing superior service to all property owners and tenants.
  • She oversees the business segments of property management, business development, leasing, maintenance, home owner’s association management and the accounting department for the single family portfolio and Real Estate Brokerage department.
  • During her free time Cara enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Shelly Otten
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Leasing Department Manager

  • She oversees the marketing of rental properties and manages the advertising syndications on our website, social media, internet streams, and digital media. She directs the collaborative efforts of our outsource teams and agents on all leasing activities..
  • She pre-qualifies each prospective tenant before showings are arranged in the Twin Cities, Missouri and Kansas metro areas..
  • She coordinates maintenance activities for our managed Rental Portfolio/li>
Andrew Kern
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Assistant Property Manager

  • Andrew works with our newest landlords and helps them to get their property rent-ready and gather all the needed details to successfully secure a high-quality, long-term tenancy.
  • Andrew assists in our property management department by working with prospective tenants to insure their transition into a new property goes smoothly and stress-free.
  • In his free time Andrew enjoys exploring St. Paul’s attractions, restaurants and events. He appreciates the nearby parks and frequently bikes through the trails.
Michael Mattson » CMCA®, AMS
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Association Manager

  • Michael is a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) and Association Management Specialist (AMS).
  • He has over 10 years of experience in the banking industry and as a corporate trainer.
  • He works directly with Association Boards of Directors as an advisor to ensure that the Board operates with legal and financial prudence.
  • He assists Association Boards with budget preparation, project coordination, implementing and deciphering association governing documents, as well as serving as a liaison between the board and the membership, ensuring that all inquiries are followed up with in a timely manner.
  • Out of the office, Michael is an amateur singer/songwriter, enjoys strategy games like “Civilization”, “Magic” & “Settlers of Catan”, and all films Disney/Pixar/Marvel.
Sarah Kay Carlson
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Association Manager

  • Sarah Kay, is an 8-year U.S. Army Reserve, and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran, possessing an extensive and successful, property and HOA management background.
  • A small business owner for five years with roots in overall property management, Sarah Kay began researching options within the industry and became interested in HOA management, which has proven to provide ample opportunity to satisfy her need for a productive and busy work environment, filled with opportunities to solve problems!
  • Sarah Kay enjoys her free time spent with her family, friends (and fur babies!), attending live music or sporting events, playing cards, or working in her garden.
  • She works with homeowner associations to help them prepare their annual budget, assist in interpreting and enforcing the association’s governing documents, coordinate repairs and capital improvements, improve the association’s financial condition, and implement other decisions of the association’s board of directors.
  • She has many years of experience that includes contract management, project management, Association Property Management.
  • She is experienced in Property Management in the Minneapolis and St. Paul Communities.
  • She is a Veteran of the Nation Guard Reserve.
Sarah Hanan
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Property Management Operations Assistant

  • Sarah supports our property management operations in business development, leasing, property management, maintenance, and our home owner associations (HOA).
  • As a valuable contributor to our marketing team, her graphic designs and visual arts skills are showcased in the 33rd Company branding online, in print, in video, and electronic campaigns.
  • She cheerfully handles administrative duties across multiple departments, meeting time sensitive deadlines with masterful accuracy and attention to detail.
  • She created a vast library of rental property video tours for our online advertising that supports our fast tenant placement.
  • Among her many talents, Sarah is also a proficient ASL sign language interpreter, providing a connection between 33rd Company and the Deaf and DeafBlind community.
Jeff Schottmuller
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Service Manager

  • Jeff Schottmuller has been a service manager with 33rd Company since February of 2018.
  • For 13 years prior to joining the 33rd Company team, he owned his own residential construction and handyman business in the twin cities area and has been in the field for 43 years. What he didn’t learn while studying to gain his general contractor’s license, he learned from hands on experience. With a family full of shop teachers and carpenters, he helped to build his first home at the age of 15 and learned the tricks of the trade early on.
  • In his free time, he enjoys hunting, trout fishing, golf, trips to his lake property and telling “dad jokes”.
Casey Wyatt
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Kansas City Business Development and Property Manager

  • Casey brings 17 years of Professional Property Management with expert level experience in commercial, industrial and residential investments along with Homeowner and Condominium Owner Associations.
  • She has a great working knowledge of contracts, property accounting, collections and great communication skills.
  • Casey manages marketing, leasing, maintenance requests, large and small improvement projects and serves as a liaison between owners and tenants to ensure effective and timely communication is achieved.
  • Casey enjoys spending time with her family and friends especially her two daughters and new grandbaby.
Rita Pickerign
Phone 651-777-5500 x131
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Senior Administrative Assistant

  • Rita is the office administrator at 33rd. She came onboard in 2019 with extensive real estate related experience, and became interested in learning the HOA side of the business.
  • She works directly with property managers, executive management, Board members, homeowners, and vendors, basically just doing whatever needs getting done! She finds her work as challenging, as it is rewarding, loving the sheer diversity of the people, as well as the broad scope of administration required.
  • Among her core beliefs, is that …” good communication, true compassion, a great sense of humor …and thick skin, can get you through, pretty much anything!”
Eric Lovre
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HOA Property Manager

  • Eric began his property management career in the late 90’s, when he was offered a position managing apartment complexes for an owner, who was actually one of his clients in an entirely different industry. He credits a majority of his foundational industry knowledge as being gleaned from this time.
  • Wanting to change things up a bit, while remaining in the field of real estate management, Eric accepted a position in HOA management. He continued to thrive, spending 5 years as an HOA Property Manager.
  • Eric decided to return to residential property management, but now in the single-family home market, and is currently one of 33rd’s Residential Property Managers, where he has found great satisfaction working on a personal level with his clients.
  • Eric is the office “car guy” and changes up his vehicles like most of us change our clothes! When he’s not working, he can be found at any number of major auto auctions.


Michele Novotne » CIAS® Agent for Realty Services
651-777-5500: office x121 and cell 321 Direct: 651-338-8240
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Agent for Realty Services

CIAS ® - Certified Broker

  • Michele is the Director of Realty Services and is a Licensed Broker for our busy sales segment at 33rd Company. She manages all real estate transactions for clients buying or selling properties.
  • She has nearly 25 years of experience as a licensed real estate broker of 33rd Company LLC. She has about 10 years or experience as a new home consultant in new construction, Commercial and Residential Sales, and supervises all 33rd Company Independent Real Estate Agents and coordinates listings, scheduling, facilitation, and transaction activities.
  • Michele’s qualifications include: Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE®), Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS®), HRC-Home Retention Consultant, and e-Pro® certification. Michele is a member of Professional Women in Real Estate (PWRE), St. Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPAAR) and Minnesota Association of Realtors (MNAR), and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). She is the Associate Broker for the Twin Cities Office, and designated Broker of the Rochester, MN Office. Michele also is a Board Member on the Minnesota Association of Realtors (MNAR) Professional Standards Committee.
  • In her free time, Michele enjoys boating on local lakes and rivers, camping and the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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  • Senior Security Guard, Fifty-Two (dog) years' experience
  • Joined the 33rd Company, Inc. Management Team in 2009
  • Jack, a native Minnesota Tundra dog, loves the snow and enjoys Lake Country! He graduated with laughs from obedience school, and enjoys spending time with his friends at Doggie Day Care. His sincere dedication to duty, and relentless commitment to excellence clearly sets him apart from the "pack". No squirrels, rabbits, or deer stands a chance with Jack on patrol. Jack enjoys playing fetch, eating treats, watching the Minnesota Vikings, and keeping his bed warm.
Now Hiring YOUR NAME HERE! Rub Elbows with the BEST Agents

33rd Company is looking for a few good Agents! Our team of experienced Real Estate Professionals crosses the gamut from Commercial & Residential Sales to Property Management. We manage over $100 Million in Real Estate EVERY DAY! Our Experienced Agents earn the best commissions with NO desk or admin fees, outstanding marketing support, and one of the best reputations in the real estate industry. If you want to join one of the most talented Real Estate Teams in the Midwest, 33rd Company is your destination. For information on this GREAT opportunity, take the next exit, and call Michele Novotne at 33rd Company TODAY.


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