APS is the leading residential property management company in the Annapolis area for a simple reason – our extraordinary staff. In this Spotlight series, we profile our Administrative Assistant, AJ Bato
Although each of our team members plays a crucial role in the success of our company, not all are local to Annapolis! AJ joined the team in January 2019 and works entirely remotely as our Administrative Assistant and Utility Bill Specialist, the team is dependent on AJ to organize and upload important documents into our database, as well as coordinating utility bills, lease extensions and managing our security deposit returns.
After only six months, already feels like family! Even with working remotely, with video chat and messaging AJ still says his favorite part of the job is feeling like a part of the team and being able to listen to music throughout his workday. He continues to be impressed with the reputation that we have with our tenants and loves talking to happy customers. Although he studied Architecture in college, AJ says that working in this field wasn’t a deliberate career choice for him. However, now that he’s here, there’s no way we’d let him go! When we asked who he would switch jobs with within the company, he said it would have to be Pete- the most popular answer among the team! Who wouldn’t want to be the boss, right?
AJ is a hard and conscientious worker, which could have stemmed from his childhood. In middle school, his mother bought toys from a flea market and let AJ set up a stand to sell them to kids in the neighborhood, allowing him to not only keep the earnings but also all the toys that didn’t sell! These days, he spends his downtime watching comedies on Netflix and playing Pokemon. Fun fact: He can name all of the Pokemon up to the 5th generation- that’s 649 different characters!