"A problem is a chance for you to do your best." - Duke Ellington
As a busy Regional Manager who oversees the asset management of twenty-five properties, Doug Schultz is presented with plenty of opportunities to do his best. But where some people see obstacles, Doug sees opportunities. He views problems as incentive for positive change and stays motivated to push through difficult situations by focusing on the greater good of each task he undertakes.
One reason Doug joined Viridian was to be part of a team that values people as much as he does. His dedication to serving others is apparent in his efforts to continually exceed their expectations. With nearly three decades of experience in the affordable housing industry, Doug is an expert resource for Viridian's site staff, residents and partners. He has an in-depth understanding of complex regulations such as state tenant-landlord laws, the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. He also has extensive experience with state and federal affordable housing agencies (USDA RD, HUD, LIHTC and HOME).
Doug received his B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from Willamette University and went on to build a career in the affordable housing industry. He is a licensed Property Manager, a Certified Occupancy Specialist and the winner of multiple Above and Beyond awards. As a result of turning around a large portfolio of underperforming assets, Doug was also awarded the Rural Development Property Manager of the Year award in 2003. He is currently the Affordable Housing Management Association Board President and conducts budget training for its members.
An avid hiker, Doug loves to explore Oregon's hiking trails whenever possible. Taking in the beauty and serenity of the stunning natural setting puts all things into perspective and reminds him that problems, great or small, are just opportunities to do your best.