Holly McAllister

Rather than her degree in advertising and marketing, it was Holly McAllister’s love for and decades long career in property management that brought her to Dominium.

Holly’s Story

“In 1989, I moved to Dallas and into my first apartment and began looking for a job while I completed my college degree. I asked the leasing agents in the office at my apartment community if they knew of any openings and that I was really looking for weekend work. The manager approached me and told me that they were hiring a part-time leasing consultant for weekends and I was hired. I worked as a leasing consultant for two years, which quickly went from part-time to full-time work. The following year I was promoted to the Assistant Manager position. The next year, I graduated from college and there was a manager position available at a sister site. I was promoted again.

Though I had earned a BS in Advertising and Marketing, I had fallen in love with property management and had no desire to leave the industry. I eventually did several other aspects of property management: I did two new construction lease-ups; presented training classes in sales, marketing and computer software; was a floating community manager; an Area Manager; and an Admin Assistant to the Regional Manager and Maintenance Coordinator. My career spans several states as my husband’s job moved us around every few years.

I moved to Minnesota in 2004 and started with Dominium as an on-site manager for 424 units in St. Paul. One year later, I was promoted to an Area Manager position, and then shortly thereafter, I was promoted to Regional Manager. I have worked on a variety of projects and I have a couple of properties that have been in my portfolio since I began as an Area Manager. I am now covering three states and have properties that range from 17 to 267 units and I still have a love for property management.”