SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Thompson Herrick, owner of Maxwell Property Management in Saratoga Springs, and his office manager, Cherrie VanDerburg, formally presented a $5,000 check to Shelters of Saratoga on July 25 as part of the company’s year-long 25th anniversary celebration.
The check represents a percentage of all brokers’ commissions the property management company will receive throughout 2017 on all new business brought in.
Maxwell Property writes more than 300 leases per year in and around Saratoga. The company provides consulting services and works with owners and their attorneys to convert properties into viable investments for clients. Maxwell Property also manages multi-unit properties and turns “distressed” units into attractive rentals.
“We act as the firewall between the landlord and the tenant,” said Herrick, adding that he represents landlord’s interests and manages properties “the way I would my own.”
The year-long philanthropic initiative was the result of conversations between Herrick and VanDerburg, whom Herrick calls the “real boss” of the business.
Herrick credited VanDerburg with organizing and implementing the initiative, as well as coordinating the outreach. VanDerburg said the donation is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to give back to the community.
“We are very excited about this,” agreed Herrick.
“We are all about housing. What better way to show our support of the community? This is our clear support of the Code Blue project and its future,” he said.
Herrick is particularly interested in helping SOS’ Code Blue program, which gives the homeless a place to stay when temperatures dip below 32 degrees.
Maxwell Property Management’s recent donations have no direct relationship to the current lawsuit that was filed by a group of concerned citizens to prevent the construction of a permanent Code Blue Shelter in the Walworth…