Joe wasn’t always a St. Louis property management expert. He came to St. Louis in 1998 to study aerospace engineering at St. Louis University’s Parks College of Aviation and Engineering. After graduation, he went to work as a flight test engineer for the Boeing Company. While at Boeing, Joe worked on the F/A-18 Super Hornets, the Small Diameter Bomb, and classified projects that he is not at liberty to discuss.
After getting married in 2006 and welcoming his first daughter, Allyson Ord, in 2007, Joe decided to go into business for himself. He got his start in the real estate business as a commercial real estate agent with Lechner Realty Group. The years between 2007 and 2011 turned out to be a very challenging time for the business, especially commercial real estate. Joe watched many successful business people and real estate developers struggle and even lose their businesses during this time. He watched carefully and learned valuable fiscal lessons from these failures. Now, Joe incorporates many of those lessons into the conservative way in which he runs his business.
In 2010, AMOSO properties was born with a single purchase of a rental home in Bellefontaine Neighbors. Joe turned this depressed property into a cash cow, and people began to notice. Soon, he was asked to duplicate this success for other investors. By the end of 2011, Joe owned 40 of his own rental properties. As that number has grown to 65, Joe has expanded his business to include real estate management services for those who need help or are just tired of doing it themselves.
AMOSO Properties is becoming known as one of St. Louis’ top property management companies. He has helped many clients quickly rebuild their rental portfolios and generate positive cash flow, even after several previous managers have failed.
In managing properties for others, Joe incorporates the same strategies he has developed while building his own portfolio, helping his property management clients maximize their rental properties’ potential. His clients appreciate this, as they realize their properties are getting the priority attention they deserve.
Fun Fact: Joe is an Iowa State Academic Decathlon Champion
In March 2018 Jerry Hopping, owner of Jer-Ren Properties, decided to join forces with AMOSO Properties to help build a better client experience at AMOSO.
Jerry has been managing properties in St. Louis for over a decade. AMOSO is excited about having him as a leader of our team, because he brings extensive knowledge of industry processes and he is extremely well respected in the St. Louis Real Estate community.
Jerry sits on the St. Louis Association of Realtors Advocacy Committee, and is a STRONG Advocate for Landlord Rights in St. Louis.
Fun Fact: Jerry is an Avid fan of the Arts, and holds season tickets to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis.
Meghen has the hardest job at AMOSO Properties. She has to be married to Joe, our founder . . .
All kidding aside, she is truly the pinch hitter of the AMOSO Team. She is the one that will be helping get your properties on-boarded when you hire AMOSO Properties. She is also makes sure all of those little things happen to take your property from Vacant to Occupied.
Meghen is a St. Louis Native and went to Parkway West.
Contrary to her official title (yes it’s on her business cards), she is actually very pleasant to deal with, so don’t be afraid when she calls!
Fun Fact: Meghen was an accomplished Water Polo athlete in High School.
Stephanie joined the AMOSO Properties team in 2014 as a receptionist. She quickly proved herself to be sharp and through hard work was promoted to Office Manager in late 2016.
She runs the entire office and makes sure the entire team stays on track, especially Joe.
Don’t be late paying your rent or you will be hearing from Stephanie!!
Fun Fact: Stephanie is a Local Youth Drug Prevention Speaker.
Internet / Information Guru
Ted has joined the AMOSO team with the direction to search out information that will be of value to Real Estate Investors and Owners. He will be posting to the blog daily on topics ranging from economical ways to clean carpet, how to locate good buys on rental properties, to how the national economic conditions affect your local rental market.
Ted also happens to be an expert Internet buff and will be bringing you updates about AMOSOproperties.net website improvements.
Be sure to check the blog daily to see Ted’s latest findings
Fun Fact: Ted is not a real person, but he does have his own email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rudder joined the AMOSO Family in 2014, and has kept the whole staff on their toes ever since. He is firmly in charge of his domain.
Between Naps on the office couch you may catch him at your desk typing you a memo.
Fun Fact: Rudder is in training to beat the Guinness World record for number of times you can squeak a toy in a single minute!