About Us

We specialize in full service property management to fit your needs as a Real Estate Investor. We offer services in all aspects of real estate including full service property management, marketing only, and tenant procurement services. Whether you own a single family home, townhouse or condo, or a multi-family unit, we are committed to providing with optimal services.

We have been in the property management business since 2007 and pride ourselves in providing the best property management experience possible. We are active members of the NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers) community since 2010 which helps us to stay current on the latest property management industry trends.

Meet Our Team

Phyllis Portie-Ascott
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Phyllis, our Broker in Charge/Owner, is your trusted partner in the real estate world. With a rich academic background and a wealth of experience, she's here to ensure your real estate journey is nothing short of exceptional.

Academic Achievements: Phyllis holds a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from East Carolina University, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) with Magna Cum Laude honors from North Carolina Central University, and a Master of Divinity (M.Div) from Shaw Divinity School. She also holds a Doctorate of Biblical Studies (DBS) from New Life Bible College and Seminary, demonstrating her dedication to spiritual growth and understanding.

Real Estate Expertise: Phyllis has been a licensed and active real estate agent since 2007 and a real estate investor since 1997. Her journey led her to establish PPA Properties in 2009, driven by the needs of friends and relatives seeking assistance in managing their rental investment portfolios. She's a Certified Probate Specialist and a Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, ensuring you have a seasoned expert by your side.

Community Involvement: Phyllis is deeply involved in the community. She co-chairs the Property Management Committee with the Durham Regional Association of Realtors and serves on the legislative committee, advocating for policies that benefit the real estate industry and the community at large. She's also a former secretary for the Triangle Chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers and a member of the Property Management Division of the NC Association of Realtors. Additionally, she's a lifetime member of the Northern Orange NAACP, showing her unwavering commitment to social justice.

At PPA Properties, we understand that you have many choices when it comes to property management companies. Phyllis works tirelessly to ensure that your experience with us is the best it can be. We're here to make your real estate goals a reality, whether you're a first-time homebuyer, a new investor, or someone seeking top-tier property management services.

Cherise Thomas
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Cherise is our Administrative Assistant at PPA Properties. She joined our team in February 2023 and lives in Davao City, Philippines. She is a graduate of midwifery and enjoys spending time with her family and dog. Cherise has several years of experience working as a Customer Service Representative.

Cherise is the primary contact for all tenant-related issues, including maintenance requests, lease preparation, lease renewals, and move-in/move-out reports. She is a valuable member of our team and is committed to providing excellent customer service to all of our tenants
Maurice Dobson
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Maurice joined our team in 2010 with extensive maintenance experience from the apartment community. He assists us with marketing i.e. putting out signs, following up on tenant request, inspections, following up on maintenance issues and whatever needs to be done to ensure that tenants are satisfied with our services. Maurice has extensive maintenance experience. Maurice loves meeting and talking with everyone.
Timothy Ewing
Timothy is our Field Service Representative in the Triangle Area. He’s responsible for weekly exterior property condition reports, installing and removing signs and lockboxes, and accompanying the Exterminator during quarterly visits. Timothy enjoys spending time with his family.
Tevon McPherson
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Meet Tevon McPherson, our exceptional Field Service Representative at PPA Properties. A proud graduate of Shaw University with a degree in interdisciplinary studies, Tevon brings a unique blend of skills and passion to our team.

With three years of dedicated service, Tevon is the face behind the flawless property presentations you see on our listings. Beyond his role in real estate, he devotes his full-time efforts to making a positive impact by working with people with intellectual disabilities.

Tevon's commitment to excellence, coupled with his diverse background, enriches our team and reflects our values of community engagement and service. Discover the difference Tevon makes in every property showcase – a true professional with a heart for people and a mind for success.

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