Mr. Oakes has sold real estate as an agent for ten years in New York, California and Washington, DC. He worked for Murchison Realty Company for two years and installed their property management computer system. He has extensive experience with the mortgage process having hosted the “Homeownership, Making Your Dream Come True” radio program on WOL for two seasons. He also worked with the second largest mortgage company in the area, developing their marketing plan to increase market share in the minority markets. He is a member of the Potomac Association of Housing Cooperatives, Inc. (PAHC), Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA), and Community Association Managers (CAM) where he met the requirements to become a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA). He recently became a National Center for Housing Management’s Certified Occupancy Specialist for HUD sponsored housing.