Why We Built Intuitive Management Partners
Creating A Better Way of Life...
Intuitive Management Partners was founded in 2019 behind the principles and fundamentals that Creating a Better Way of Life starts by identifying the needs of the residents, communities and the property. The operations of an apartment asset is the foundation and heartbeat of a successful community and our goal is to deliver solutions that improve housing opportunities & resident experiences, aid in the sustainability & life span of the property, expand opportunities for our team members and achieve the goals of our partners.
Our team has a proven track record of delivering results with over 4,000 units of real estate management experience at both property level operations and asset management. Through our strategic partnerships we are able to bring additional value to our partners and clients in acquisitions, capital markets, financial & tax auditing and more.
Focused on delivering expertise and results, we are a team comprised of licensed real estate professionals and sophisticated investors that are local to our markets and offer a unique and diversified background of experiences and skill sets.
Our professional affiliations allow us to expand our resources, education and network to continue to bring value within our business services. In addition, our memberships and affiliations require a commitment to ethics & integrity, which gives our residents, communities and partners the confidence to know we value & conduct ourselves in the highest of standards.
Founder & Principal
Whitney Ward is the Founder and Principal of Intuitive Management Partners. She leads and defines company growth initiatives and expansion opportunities. Ms. Ward's role includes overseeing acquisitions, capital markets and identifying strategic business partnerships for growth. Intuitive Management Partners is a licensed brokerage firm in the state of Georgia & Maryland and as the Qualifying Broker of the company, Ms.Ward manages any brokerage engagements of the firm.
Prior to Intuitive Management Partners, Ms. Ward spent eight years in corporate sales, management & marketing with Fortune 500 Company’s: Enterprise Holdings and The Coca-Cola Company. After her decade of corporate experience, Ms. Ward shifted into Commercial Real Estate and began building her entrepreneurial career as an Investment Sales Broker for a National Brokerage Company. Using an expertise in corporate business, brokerage investment sales, and apartment operations, Ms. Ward shifted her focus to commercial real estate acquisitions and operations and left the National Brokerage Company in 2019 to launch Intuitive Management Partners, a Multifamily Investment Management Company. Ms. Ward has been recognized as an industry thought leader in the Multifamily sector and has shared her insights and knowledge at many industry conferences, as well as many real estate podcasts.
Ms. Ward is a graduate from George Mason University, where she earned a B.A. degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. While at Mason, Ms. Ward was a Division I scholarship athlete for the Mason Women's Basketball Program. In her community, Ms. Ward volunteers as an Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at the Lovett School in Vinings, GA (GHSA Regional Champions 2017 and 2018). In addition, Ms. Ward is an active Alumni Board member for her Alma Mater, where she serves on the Leadership & Play Committee, College of Humanities and Social Sciences board and is actively involved in the Mason Athletics program.
Alicia Kirkland, CAM
Director of Operations
Alicia brings unparalleled leadership, knowledge and experience in all aspects of property management. As a strategic partner and key component to the development of the company's property management operations, Ms. Kirkland is responsible for identifying operational strategies and benchmarks for new property acquisitions, overseeing regional onsite teams, developing & monitoring property KPI's and collaboration with our legal team to ensure compliance in operations.
Ms. Kirkland has experience managing both apartment communities and homeowner's association communities and brings over 4,000 units of management experience to the team. Ms. Kirkland has a proven track record of improving communities, establishing operational systems and executing business plans. Prior to Intuitive Management Partners, Ms. Kirkland worked in operations for three of the largest property management company's in the nation, where she ensured the execution of onsite initiatives & community growth.
Ms. Kirkland's experience consists of developer transitions to board operated associations, property KPI budgets, tax credits, HOA communities, lease ups, landlord-tenant laws, and Fair Housing Laws. Ms. Kirkland is a licensed Community Association Manager and Real Estate Agent in Georgia.