Trish Don Francesco
Trish is the CEO of Metropolitan Financial Corporation and the multiple companies that fall under its corporate umbrella. She has founded and overseen the growth and development of several million-dollar companies in industries such as Real Estate, Property Management, Investments, Mortgage Banking, and more. Before forming Metropolitan, she worked as a Real Estate Broker and a Loan Officer.
In her current executive management positions, she oversees planning, organization, staffing, and all other operations for several companies. She develops and manages the implementation of marketing and leasing strategies, and formulates expense budgets of upwards of millions of dollars.
But beyond her business credentials, Trish is the heart and soul of Metropolitan’s many endeavors. Her attention to details both small and big picture make her in tune with every working part of the business. She has a true passion for people, and builds teams of dedicated employees. She is intimately involved with the company’s day-to-day operations, and has created a business culture that is devoted to helping others.
Property Manager & Director of Operations
Tom is the Property Manager & Director of Operations for Metropolitan Real Estate. He joined the company in July of 2004 as Metropolitan was in the midst of a 300+ unit condo conversion. Tom coordinated this project and was responsible for originating over $45M+ in purchase money mortgages over the next three years.As the housing market collapsed, Tom focused on increasing Metropolitan's property management portfolio to over 1,700 units by attracting investors interested in purchasing distressed, single family homes. As institutional investors became aware of the incredible opportunity the Phoenix market offered, Tom’s acquisition team attracted multiple investors, and for the following 48 to 55 months, purchased, renovated, leased, and sold over 2,100 homes in the greater Phoenix area.
He and his team focus on identifying desirable properties, estimating repair costs, and evaluating specific local rental markets in order to achieve the highest ROI possible for our investors.
Prior to joining Metropolitan, Tom worked in Financial Planning with the Travelers Group of companies, and as a Loan Officer with Union National Mortgage in Ohio.
Leasing authority for Metropolitan Real Estate
Tim acts as the Leasing Manager for Metropolitan Real Estate. He underwrites all the leases for the rental units, submits them to the owners, and gathers information on tenants to catalog in the online system. Tim also works side by side with Tom Steinheiser on sales and purchases for the company.
Tim first joined Metropolitan back in 2009 as a leasing specialist. He writes and executes up to 25 leases a month, over 50 lease renewals a month, and tracks all relevant information about each rental unit. He has been in real estate since 2008 and has worked in multiple areas, from luxury sales to short term rentals.
Tim is a Phoenix native, and enjoys playing music and philosophy.
Asset Management Associate
Justin serves as Asset Management Associate, helping supervise 1,100 vacant and occupied rental properties. Justin is the go-to guy for all property emergencies and questions, working with homeowners and tenants to help address every need. He oversees tenant move outs, creating, dispatching, reviewing, and closing all occupied home inspections and lease renewals. He also provides homeowners with house turn estimates and optional upgrades. In addition, he receives thousands of maintenance requests, and works with vendors as well as his own maintenance team to fulfill service orders and inspections.
Justin is one of our most dedicated team members, taking calls at midnight to make sure things are running smoothly. In his spare time, Justin is also completing the requirements for his Arizona Real Estate License.
HOA & Collections Administrator
Lorena is our receptionist at Metropolitan, and a vital member of our office. She is actively involved in every department, handling tenant questions, taking payments, and setting tenants on payment plans. She is also responsible for office management tasks. Prior to working at Metropolitan she worked as a Collector for a car dealer for 4 years. In that position she handled accounts from 1-30 days delinquent, performed 120 calls a day giving reminders, taking payments, setting customers on payment plans and doing skip tracing.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, and especially loves attending her son’s soccer games and practices.