Michael Fogarty and Sandra Wilkinson

Michael Fogarty and Sandra Wilkinson

Company Founders

In 1991 Sandra, a successful real estate broker and Michael Fogarty, an enterprising mortgage broker, combined their talents to create Wilkinson PM, Inc. and HomeFirst Realty

The challenging real estate market had just gone through a periodic spike and had fallen into a trough that would last until 1999. Homes could only be sold at a loss during this period. In order to rescue their clients, they planned Wilkinson PM to care for homes until the market recovered at which time HomeFirst Realty was primed to sell the homes.

The company was well-regarded by other agents and by landlords. The company grew one home at a time as landlords and other agents spread the word of the careful management techniques originated by Sandra and Michael.

Through their membership in the National Association of Residential Property Managers , Sandra & Michael were certified as RPMs by taking advanced courses and earning recommendations from their owner clients and from other professional property managers.

In 1997 Sandra and Michael bought the first of four additional management companies to merge with Wilkinson PM. Growth is continuing with Patrick Fogarty and Lee Wilkinson at the helm.

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Patrick Fogarty

Patrick joined Wilkinson PM in 2006 and has been a real estate broker since 2009, now licensed in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.  He has been passionate about the environment since the 90’s and even briefly had a business selling one of the first available electric vehicles on the market.  Using his GREEN Realtor designation along with prior sustainable building knowledge, he built a solar “spec” home in 2012 and is hoping to build more in the future.  Looking for more investor business, Patrick obtained his Master Property Manager (MPM) designation from the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) and a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  Patrick as well as everyone working at Wilkinson Property Management continuously strive to provide clients and customers the very best service that can be found in the industry.

Julie Posey

Julie Posey

Julie Posey is a property manager based in Southern Maryland which is also her beloved home town. She has lived in Charles and Calvert Counties and knows the area well. In her role as a property manager, she is responsible for overseeing the day to day management and operations of a number of residential homes located in the Southern Maryland region.

Julie provides to her clients a vast knowledge of leases, local and state laws and guidelines and expertise that only a seasoned professional could bring. Julie also has strong administrative skills, a deep knowledge of contract and property accounting, not to mention excellent communication skills. She is responsible for initiating and dispatching work order requests with tenants, follow up on those requests with owners, overseeing account payments and the general well being of her clients.

Julie enjoys her work and offers her tenants and homeowners a deep level of attention to detail and bottom line performance. In her spare time, Julie enjoys boating, gardening and spending time with her husband and two children.

Lorraine Deavers

Lorraine Deavers

Lorraine, was born and raised in Fairfax VA and has lived in Northern VA her entire life. She has a thorough knowledge of the Northern Virginia housing market and its ever expanding suburbs. She began her property management career in 1992 in Alexandria as a front desk/leasing consultant. Lorraine later held almost all positions related to property management including maintenance coordinator, inspector, leasing agent, bookkeeping and staff supervisor. Lorraine has held a Virginia real estate license since 2001 and is currently an Associate Broker and property manager. While Lorraine is a recent addition to the Wilkinson team, her knowledge in all aspects of property management help strengthen the core of our team.

Don Pett

Don Pett

Don Pett came to the DC area to attend The American University where he majored in Justice. He has now lived in Virginia for over 25 years with his wife and 2 kids. He ran restaurants and hotels before becoming a licensed real estate agent in the Fredericksburg area. He has managed Residential and Commercial properties and is a Certified Military Relocation Specialist. Don is a key component to our Stafford/Fredericksburg office.

Fun Facts:
Don coached his daughters travel softball team and middle school team for 5 years. He is also a huge fan of college sports, especially if Kentucky is playing.

Keith B. Rudisill

Keith B. Rudisill

Keith has been a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia; he grew up in Woodbridge and lived in Prince William County until 1995 when he moved to Fairfax County where he is still living with his wife and son.

Before entering the Real Estate field Keith worked in many restaurants, as a contractor for the Department of Defense and as a Customer Support Specialist for a marketing software company. In 2003 he obtained his Residential Real Estate Appraiser licenses in both Virginia and Maryland. Home valuation is one of Keith's specialties that is guaranteed to benefit anyone he works with.

Gene Williams

Gene Williams

Gene is a lifelong resident of northern Virginia. He grew up in Arlington, VA and currently resides in Fairfax. Gene has over 25 years of experience as a licensed agent and 17 years of experience as a Property Manager. Gene proclaims that his primary goal is to provide professional yet personal property management services to property owners seeking flexible and personalized services. With many of our clients becoming absentee owners on short notice, Gene takes pride in going beyond the call of duty to ensure that the absentee owners experience evolves into a pleasant and effortless experience.

Mary Healey

Mary Healey is a property manager in our Wilkinson Property Management Southern Maryland branch office. Mary has been working for Wilkinson for over 3 years. Mary is not new to property management. She has managed properties of her own in southern Maryland for many years. Mary is also a licensed realtor and has been for over 13 years. Mary is dedicated to making sure her owners, tenants, and clients are provided with a high level of customer service, care, and knowledge.

When Mary is not taking care of your home, you can find her on the golf course, boating with her husband on the Chesapeake Bay or on the Patuxent River, or coordinating commercial breaks for the National Hockey League.

Beate Whitesell

Beate Zanella

After retiring from her career in video production, Beate joined our company as a Property Manager and Real Estate Agent in 2010. She has provided complete real estate services for hundreds of clients over these years. Beate is a highly organized multi-tasker with strong problem solving abilities. Her efficiency, pro-active management style and organizational skills have been a great asset to our company, but most importantly to our clients and customers. Beate has been a top producer for several years in a row. As an experienced real estate professional Beate enjoys representing buyers and sellers alike and has become HomeFirst Realty’s 1031 Like Kind Exchange expert.

Larisa Martin

Larisa Martin

After graduating from the State University of Moscow in Russia, Larisa served in an international public relations department, hotel management, and a travel business, where she learned what it means to be service-minded and sensitive to her clients' needs. She has traveled all over the world learning different cultures and styles of life. Larisa, also fluent in Russian, brings a unique international background into Wilkinson Property Management, and has been a real estate agent and property manager since 2002. She has managed, bought and sold real estate internationally, and now brings this experience to the people of Northern Virginia.

Larisa has many years’ experience working with owners, tenants, vendors, utility companies, inspectors, mortgage lenders, appraisers, title companies and others, and will provide excellent service to all while at Wilkinson Property Management.

Corinne Merzeraud

Corinne Merzeraud

Originally from France, Corinne moved to the US well over a decade ago, and currently resides in Washington DC. Prior to joining Wilkinson PM, she started a small, 'boutique' property management business with a focus on furnished rentals.

Corinne is an enthusiastic property manager who prefers hands-on management style, and remains very involved throughout the client relationship. She will go the extra mile to deliver great services.


Anne-Marie Pett

Originally from Upstate New York, Anne-Marie moved to the DC area after graduating from Cornell University. She and her husband later chose the Fredericksburg area as the perfect place to raise their 2 children.

While working in a busy medical office for over 25 years, Anne-Marie handled everything from Accounts Payable to HR to Office Management at some point. She now brings her compassion, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail to the field of Property Management.

The best part of joining Wilkinson PM & HomeFirst Realty has been the chance to partner with her husband of 30+ years, Don Pett, to form a team uniquely suited to handle all aspects of their owner’s and tenant’s needs.

Kelly Shipp

Kelly is a native of Northern Virginia and has one son, who is attending a local college. She has been working in professional property management since 1999 with roles including Leasing Consultant, Maintenance Coordinator, Inspector and Property Manager. She takes pride in building strong personal relationships with her clients and has made lasting friendships as a result.

When she isn’t in the office she enjoys watching her son play baseball, attending her nieces soccer games, spending time with family and going to sporting events. Go Nats!

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