Newton, MA – April 7, 2020 – The Barkan Companies, a privately-owned group of five related real estate businesses with expertise in full-service property management, accounting and financial services, development consulting, and affordable housing compliance, is pleased to announce that Maureen Thomsen has been promoted to Training and Support Manager.

Thomsen joined Barkan in 2017 as the Yardi Support Supervisor. In that role, she provided support for the company’s 700+/- employees who use Yardi, the “gold standard” in property management software.

In her new role, she will assume the additional responsibility of developing and implementing training programs for many of the company’s software-based systems. Thomsen will also assist with the creation of a standardized HR protocol for current and new/onboarding employees. The newly created position represents Barkan’s continued commitment to ensuring that its team is knowledgeable and well-trained to utilize the most advanced tools in the industry. This translates to premium value and service to Barkan’s clients.

“Maureen is an extremely valuable resource for our staff and is dedicated and committed to supporting every employee,” said Russell O. Johnson, CPM, Chief Administrative Officer of Barkan Management Company. “We are very excited about her new role, where she will have overall responsibility for developing and implementing all training and support functions within the company.”

About the Barkan Companies
The Barkan Companies are a privately owned, diversified group of real estate businesses with a solid record of success. Since 1964, Barkan has established itself as an industry leader in the residential real estate sector encompassing five related real estate service businesses, including property management and accounting, renovation, development and affordable housing compliance, Barkan has the proven abilities and expertise in a single organization to satisfy the most demanding requirements.