Meet the Team
Mount Vernon's Property Management's excellent staff is here to provide the utmost in customer service and professional services.
F. Donald Herman » Founder
Don Herman has over 50 years of leadership experience in the field of residential real estate, having built successful, dominant full-service brokerage brands in both the Western New York and Sarasota, Florida markets. Don has built a reputation for honesty, integrity, and commitment in his various business ventures as well as his community efforts. Born in Buffalo, NY, Don graduated from the University of Buffalo (UB) with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1957 after having completed two years’ service in the US Army.
In 1985, Don became the founder and managing stockholder of Mount Vernon Realty Co., Inc. and achieved dominant sales-market share for the firm by 1989, offering residential and commercial real estate sales, residential property management, and adding community association management in 1995.
In 2002, Don spun out Mount Vernon Realty’s successful property management division as its own company, Mount Vernon Property Management, Inc. In 2007, Don’s daughter, Jennifer L. Herman became the owner and managing broker of Mount Vernon Property Management, Inc.
In 2009, Don received a Realtor Emeritus award for over 50 years of real estate brokerage service from the National Association of Realtors. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM).
Jennifer L. Herman » Broker/President
Jennifer Herman has worked in residential real estate since 2005 when she left her career in higher education administration to join her father, F. Donald Herman, in his 3 Sarasota real estate businesses: ERA Mount Vernon Realty Co., Inc., Mount Vernon Property Management, Inc., and Sarasota Referral Associates, Inc. Jennifer became the Broker and President of Mount Vernon Property Management, Inc. in 2007 and a majority shareholder in 2008.
Jennifer graduated from Sarasota’s Pine View School in 1991. In 1995, she graduated with Honors from Vassar College with a Bachelor’s degree in both French and German Studies. She completed her M.S.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1999 and has held various positions in higher education administration around the country, most recently at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.
Jennifer is a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) and the National Association of Realtors®. She proudly served two terms as the NARPM Sarasota-Bradenton Chapter President (2012, 2013) and as the Secretary of the NARPM Florida State Chapter (2015). She has also served a term as a member of the Small Business Council for the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce (2011-2012).
Jennifer is currently a candidate for the Residential Management Professional (RMP) designation from the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®), the professional, educational, and ethical leader for the residential property management industry.
Jennifer strives to further develop Mount Vernon Property Management’s long reputation for quality service in the Sarasota metro area through constant evaluation, use of technology, and a strong customer-service orientation.
Mount Vernon Property Management
5602 Marquesas Circle, Suite 102
Sarasota, FL 34233
Telephone: (941) 957-4663 or (941) 371-3494
Fax: (941) 364-9932 or (941) 378-5786
Toll Free: 1-800-828-3190