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 2.1 million-sq. ft. portfolio. Melody’s strong financial background and problem-solving approach ensures OAM 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 Development’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
In 2019, Kristina McLaughlin joined OA Management as Property Accountant and was recently promoted to Senior Property Accountant. With a keen eye for detail, she is responsible for preparing financial statements as well as day-to-day accounting activities such as tracking expenses, tenant ledgers, cash management and assisting in tax and audit requests. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and running.
In 2014, Candy Walton joined OA Management as Assistant Property Manager. Now as Property Manager, she manages day-to-day operations across OA Development’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.
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.
In 2014, Mitchell Smith joined OA Management as Engineer and became Chief Engineer in 2019. Tapping decades of experience, Mitchell oversees engineering operations for the firm’s Atlanta portfolio through either direct staff or third-party vendors including HVAC, boiler, plumbing, electrical, elevators, fire/life safety and general maintenance.
Mitchell enjoys time with his daughter, long-distance hiking and boating.
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.
As a Building Engineer for Summit and Peachtree Ridge in Atlanta, Lorenzo Taylor joined OA Management in 2014 to monitor building systems, provide tenant customer service, oversee grounds keeping and perform general building maintenance. Lorenzo has completed certifications and courses in Basic Pneumatics and VAV, PIU Fundamentals and Chiller design and operations.
Nikolay Zambarov joined OA Management in 2011 and serves as Building Engineer for Preston Ridge IV and 3750 Brookside Parkway. His daily responsibilities include monitoring building systems, responding to tenant requests, overseeing grounds keeping and performing building maintenance.
Nikolay graduated from Penyo Penev Tech School. He moved to Georgia from Bulgaria and enjoys time with family and friends and playing soccer.