Who We Are
Royal Property Management Group (formerly Tarantino Property Management Company), was established in 1995 for the purpose of managing affordable housing communities for non-profit organizations. As the managing agent, we are responsible for HUD compliance and serve as the liaison between the ownership entity and HUD. We attend all board meetings, prepare Section 8 contract renewals, prepare annual operating budgets, submit all monthly financial reports, prepare Useful Life Analysis, ensure Fair Housing Compliance, coordinate REAC Inspections, attend Management & Occupancy Reviews (MOR’s), submit Budged Based and OCAF rent increases and Reserve for Replacement withdrawals.
For our affordable housing portfolio, we pride ourselves in providing full service asset management for our owners. In this capacity, we have been instrumental in refinancing loans, coordinated major rehabilitation projects, participated in converting buildings into Tax Credit sites and applied for federal service coordinator grants on behalf of our clients for all of our senior buildings. Many of our sites offer transportation services, computer learning centers, ESL classes, food distribution, exercise classes, case management, arts & crafts and monthly socials. In addition, we have added for profit management to our portfolio as well as commercial sites.
Royal Property Management strives to provide high quality affordable housing in Southern California communities. We specialize in providing resident services such as computer learning centers, transportation, on-site service coordinators and English as a second language classes. We preserve older properties, while maintaining Superior Management Review and REAC scores. We work in partnership with our non-profit ownership entities to enhance their communities.
License #: 00900729
Wende King, founder, serves as President and CEO of Royal Property Management Group, Inc. Wende has been in the property management field for 25+ years. She is a licensed real estate broker, Fair Housing Specialist, (FHC), Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) and a National Compliance Professional Executive (NCPE). Her extensive knowledge in managing affordable housing and her experience in refinancing and rehabbing multi-family units earned her a Secretary’s Commendation Award for Top 50 in the Nation for Best Practices.
Tamara Stordahl has worked for Royal Property Management Group, Inc. since 2005 as our Corporate Manager, she handles multiple duties within our organization. She is HR law certified as well as Payroll Law certified and works directly with all of our on-site staff as well as serving as Wende’s right hand person. She oversees all accounts payables and receivables and also processes and manages the federal grants which fund our affordable housing sites.
Ms. Lauralee Ames
Regional Manager / Occupancy Compliance Specialist
Ms. Lauralee Ames has more than 20 years’ experience working in the affordable housing industry involving multi-family, HUD, Tax Credit, BOND, HOME, CalHfa, and various other housing programs. Ms. Ames joined the Royal Team in 2013. Her focus has been on maximizing productivity and compliance for more than 1,117 units she oversees, while continuously supporting and training the 26 on-site employees. She has firsthand knowledge of the onboarding of new sites along with the lease up process for acquisition rehabs. Ms. Ames holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Management in addition to having received certifications for Assisted Housing Manager (AHM), Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP), Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM), Blended Occupancy Specialist (BOS), and Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO).
Regional Compliance Director
Mrs. Aixa Moen has more than 23 years’ extensive experience in multifamily real-estate management with first-hand experience with various affordable housing programs, new property development and acquisition lease-ups of multiple communities within Southern California. Mrs. Moen join Royal Property Management Group in 2016, as a Regional Manager /Compliance Director. Her focus is on analyzing property performance, maximizing productivity and accuracy as well as ensuring client expectations and needs are met and exceeded. She currently oversees and supports 36 on-site employees with more than 1545 units. Additionally, Mrs. Moen assist in implementing structured organization, monitoring on-site compliance and all aspects of the operations of these communities, throughout Southern California. Mrs. Moen holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Leadership. In addition, Mrs. Moen has received designations for National Compliance Professional Designation (NCP®), Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP®), Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM®), Blended Occupancy Specialist (BOS®), and Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO®), Advance Certified Professional of Occupancy (ACPO), Management and Occupancy Review Specialist (MORS®), and Fair Housing Compliance™ (FHC™).
License #: 00980117
Jim King is a principal of Royal Property Management Group Inc. and also holds the position of Chief Financial Officer and Vice President. Jim has an extensive background in the real estate and finance industry. He is a licensed real estate broker and received a Bachelor and Masters Degree in finance. Jim manages the financial decisions of the company and negotiates vendor/client contracts as well as overseeing the property budgets and reports.
Anthony Battaglia is a Certified Public Accountant who has been a part of the Royal Property Management Group team since 2009, holding the position of Controller. After earning his degree in Accountancy, Anthony began working for a local CPA firm performing audits of financial statements for profit and non-profit organizations as well as governmental agencies. Anthony’s extensive knowledge and experience pertaining to the financial reporting requirements and federal rules and regulations is critical to our successful management of our affordable housing portfolio. He prepares all of the annual budgets, monthly financial reports and interfaces with the auditors during the properties annual audits.