Southwestern Regional Operations Manager
Occupancy Solutions, LLC is proud to have Anita Collum as their Southwestern Regional Operations Manager. Anita brings over 25 years of experience from various key positions held within the multi-family housing industry in Arizona. Anita earned the prestigious Certified Property Manager, CPM, designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management and has an Arizona Real Estate License. Anita also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia and studied Engineering at Arizona State University.
Anita’s entrée into the world of multi-family housing was as a Research Associate for Park Weaver, a local broker who specialized in the sales of apartment communities in CA and AZ and compiled apartment rental rate and vacancy rate statistics for Maricopa County, AZ and San Diego and Orange County, CA. That position lead to contacts within the Arizona Multihousing Association who subsequently hired her as their Director of Operations. She was known as Anita Draper in those days. A few years later, she was hired away by one of the AMA members, Dunlap and Magee, to become an Assistant Asset Manager and was instrumental in creating an association with the City of Phoenix when they started to purchase apartment communities to offer as affordable housing. From there Anita moved into a position as a Portfolio Director for a local developer of luxury apartment communities that also operated as a fee management company, The P. B. Bell Companies, where she remained for over 19 years supervising all classes of apartment communities. Anita also worked with Silver Mountain Real Estate Group managing an HOA and upscale condominium rentals in North Scottsdale, AZ and as a Realtor for single family home sales before joining Occupancy Solutions.
Anita is a current member of the Institute of Real Estate Management and actively serves on committees for the Arizona Multihousing Association.