Meet our team of professionals.
Vice President of Property Management
Over two decades of property management experience shape Melody Frcek’s role as Vice President of Property Management. She oversees the staff and operations of the property management division, which manages sister company OA Development’s 1.4 million-sq. ft. portfolio. Melody’s strong financial background and problem-solving approach ensures OA Management remains competitive and proactive in its management style positioning tenants for long-term success.
A consummate volunteer and mentor, Melody is active in BOMI, BOMA-Georgia and CREW Atlanta, currently serving as Chair of the Board for Connections Homes and BOMA-Georgia Foundation having recently completed a stint on the Thrive Women Advisory Board. In 2017, she earned the BOMA-Georgia Foundation Philanthropic Leadership Award. Melody enjoys reading, volunteering, hiking and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter and dog.
Partner, OA Development
Brian Granath joined OA Development in 1998 as Associate and became Partner in 2007. In this role, he oversees the company’s operations specifically focusing on acquisitions, asset management and property management. Brian has been involved with the development and acquisition of more than 4 million sq. ft of office, flex and industrial space in partnership with tenants such as Coca Cola, Porsche Cars, Black+Decker, PNC Bank, Pond Engineering, Kellogg’s and more.
Brian is a Wexner Heritage graduate and serves on the board of two Atlanta private schools. He holds a bachelor’s degree in real estate from Georgia State University and resides in Sandy Springs with his wife and three children.
Director of Accounting
In 2016, Niki joined OA Management as Accounting Manager assuming responsibility for all accounting activities associated with OA Management’s portfolio. Promoted to Property Controller in 2018, she is responsible for overseeing all accounting functions from cash receipts to financial statement preparation, and manages a staff of talented accountants.
A DeVry University graduate, Niki brings over 20 years of real estate accounting experience to the OA team having worked at General Growth Properties (now Brookfield) and Starwood Capital Group. Niki is surrounded by accountants as her brother and husband are both CPAs. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her husband, 2 kids and 2 pups, crafting, and traveling.
Senior Property Accountant
Melissa joined OA Management in 2022 as Senior Property Accountant. A detail-oriented problem solver, Melissa’s responsible for day-to-day accounting activities for the firm’s portfolio; financial statement maintenance and preparation; and annual budget and CAM reconciliation assistance. She’s a team player who calls upon her professional experience and knowledge to ensure all tenants and partners receive exceptional service.
Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in finance, from Kennesaw State University. She volunteers with the American Red Cross and enjoys gardening, traveling and playing volleyball in her free time.
In 2014, Candy Walton joined OA Management as Assistant Property Manager. Now as Property Manager, she manages day-to-day operations on a portion of the firm’s Georgia portfolio. Candy puts her 10 years of experience to work excelling in operations management, tenant relations and vendor and contractor oversight.
Candy attended Florida College. She enjoys exercising, decorating projects and time with family and friends.
With over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate, financial and insurance industries, Sandy’s work ethic and proven capabilities in office administration, organization, communication, and multitasking guide her role as Portfolio Administrator. Sandy oversees management administration including lease reporting and tracking, contract negotiations and renewals and vendor and tenant insurance compliance.
Sandy earned BOMA’s Property Management 101 and 102 certifications and completed the Law and Risk Management coursework from BOMI’s RPA program. She participates in local community outreach projects with her church, enjoys her family, friends, and family dog, and volunteers at an equine therapy ranch for children and adults with disabilities.
Anh Thu Dang joined OA Management as a Property Administrator in 2017. She leads customer service efforts for several properties and oversees daily operations with responsibilities including invoicing and service contracts as well as vendor and contract management.
Her extensive property management experience includes working with large real estate companies such as Carter & Associates, Parkway Properties and Foundry Commercial. Anh Thu graduated from Saigon University – Vietnam. She is very active in animal rescue organizations and enjoys gardening and hiking.
Joining OA Management in 2022, Steve brings 41 years’ experience to his role as Operations Director. He is directly responsible for the full operation and maintenance of the firm’s dynamic property portfolio, including implementing protocols; conducting audits and inspections; and overseeing budgets, capital projects, policies, and procedures. A commercial real estate veteran, Steve’s sharp analysis of building operations has driven efficiencies and his proven leadership acumen has created first-class teams.
Steve has served in various roles as well as earned multiple awards and certifications with BOMA-Georgia, including Engineer of the Year and two International TOBY Awards. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management. Steve enjoys time spent with family, especially his grandchildren, and revels in taking beach vacations and working in his woodshop.
Joining the OA Management team in 2022, Kenny brings nearly two decades of professional experience to his role as Lead Engineer. He oversees a portion of OA Management’s Georgia portfolio that totals over 1.24 million sq. ft. His daily responsibilities include monitoring HVAC, plumbing, electrical, elevators and fire/life safety systems in addition to general maintenance. In this role, Kenny uses his leadership, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills to ensure the efficient operation of all buildings so that each tenant can be successful.
Outside of work, Kenny attends BOMA events whenever possible. He enjoys kayaking, fishing and spending time with his family.
In 2014, Mitchell Smith joined OA Management as Engineer. Tapping decades of experience, Mitchell oversees a portion of OA Management’s Georgia portfolio that totals over 1.24 million sq. ft. His daily activities include monitoring HVAC, plumbing, electrical, elevators and fire/life safety in addition to general maintenance. In this role, Kenny uses his leadership, problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills to ensure the efficient operation of all buildings so that each tenant is successful.
Mitchell enjoys time with his daughter, long-distance hiking, boating and fishing.
David Peterson joined OA Management in 2015 as the Building Engineer for Crestwood I and II. He operates and maintains all building equipment conducting routine inspections and facilitating preventive maintenance on mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems. David has completed certifications and courses in Basic Pneumatics and VAV, PIU Fundamentals and Chiller design and operations.
David’s military background includes Army training at Fort Sill, OK and Navy training at Great Lakes, IL. He’s also an avid gardener.