Meet Our Team

meet rove management

We are so excited to introduce ourselves and outline our extensive management capabilities. Our collective team has been in the business of property management in Montana and the Mountain West for over 27 years. Our team brings a wealth of real estate knowledge and experience that we custom tailor to each individual assignment in our care.

Rove Management was born of a merger of Montana Commercial Management (MCM) and Executive Property Services Inc (EPSI) in 2020, with a vision of forming the most forward thinking and sophisticated commercial management team in Montana. Rove Management is part of the larger Rove Partners, which also offers brokerage, valuation and appraisal services, allowing our clients to tap into deep industry knowledge and allowing us to help our clients at every stage of property ownership. 

We are passionate about our properties and delivering the best possible experience for our tenants and clients! 

— stephanie Nelson, management director

Management Team

Stephanie Nelson

Stephanie Nelson

Management Director

Stephanie Nelson

Management Director

Stephanie joined the Rove Partners team in 2021 when she relocated back to her hometown of Billings. As Management Director, Stephanie oversees all Rove Management operations and is responsible for the portfolio’s financial performance, leasing, budgeting & reporting, project management, and client, tenant and vendor relations. She is passionate about delivering an exceptional experience for owners and tenants alike, all with an eye toward finding opportunities to maximize the value of assets in her care. Prior to joining Rove Management, Stephanie spent over 11 years working for a regional investment and development company in the Puget Sound and has experience in multiple facets of commercial real estate, including investment, development, leasing and operations. Stephanie holds a BA in Business Administration from Linfield University and she is currently a CPM Candidate.​

Steve Nitz

Steve Nitz

President

Steve Nitz  

President

Graduated with a BS in Construction Engineering Technology from Montana State University, and immediately went into the US Air Force.  After 8 years he left the military, received a Master's Degree in Public Administration, and went into property management.  After 27 years of leading management operations, he is switching from the day to day property management to focusing on project management.

Aaron Hefty

Aaron Hefty

Self Storage & Facilities Manager

Aaron Hefty

Self-Storage and Facilities Manager

Aaron specializes in the management of self-storage facilities, as well as providing facilities support and guidance to the broader portfolio. Aaron started with Rove Management in early 2022 and quickly became the resident expert in self-storage management and operations. Aaron is BOMI Certified in Air Handling, Water Treatment Plumbing Systems, as well as Energy Management and Controls. Aaron is a gifted problem solver with a penchant for taking care of details to ensure all facility operations are running smoothly!

Jesse Horner

Jesse Horner

Property Manager

Barclay Fagg

Barclay joined the Rove team as a property manager in March of 2024. Prior to making the transition to commercial property management, Barclay worked in residential property management, and also held positions as an assistant branch manager at Enterprise and an internship with Edward Jones. This combined background prepared her well to manage the financials and property needs of her portfolio – Barclay excels providing excellent customer service and thorough and complete follow through to exceed client and tenant expectations! Barclay holds a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from the University of Puget Sound.

Amber Wilson

Amber Wilson

Accounting & Operations Manager

Amber Wilson

Accounting and Operations Manager

After joining the management team in 2021, Amber quickly assumed oversight of all of the accounting functions for the team. Amber is the point person for all Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, as well as monthly reporting. Amber brings a keen focus on customer service and a passion for precision to her role! She holds an accounting certificate from Cornell University.

Jackie Kindsfather

Jackie Kindsfather

Accounting & Operations Assistant

Jackie Kindfather

Accounting and Operations Assistant

Jackie joined EPSI in 2016 as an administrative assistant. She brought with her over 20 years of experience in residential property management, including lease administration. Jackie currently assists with all aspects of accounting and day-to-day operations for Rove Management’s portfolio, and her excellent attention to detail helps ensure smooth operations across the board!

Seth Kraft

Seth Kraft

Assistant Property Manager

SETH KRAFT

ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER

Seth is the first point of contact for his portfolio of properties, handling all tenant requests, vendor coordination and lease compliance and administration. A native of the Billings/Laurel area, Seth joined the team in 2022 with a background in banking - he brings strong communication and problem solving skills, helping to ensure that all of our tenant and client needs are met and exceeded!

Bre Marino

Bre Marino

Accounting & Operations Assistant

Bre Marino

Bre joined the Rove team as the Accounting and Operations Assistant in March 2024. Bre has background in both banking as well as veterinary medicine – her diverse background experience gives her a keen appreciation for details that she brings to the Rove AP/AR processes, ensuring timely and accurate payment processing for our tenants and clients, and streamlined operations all around!

Management Maintenance Team

Derick Becktold

Derick Becktold

Maintenance Supervisor

Derrick Becktold

Maintenance Supervisor

Derrick oversees the Rove Management facilities team, including technician oversight & training, set up and maintenance of preventative maintenance schedules for the managed portfolio, property troubleshooting, capital project oversight, and new facility onboarding. Derrick joined the maintenance team in 2006.

Charlie Elston

Charlie Elston

Senior Chief Maintenance Technician

Charlie Elston

Senior Chief Maintenance Technician 

Charlie joined the maintenance team in 1996. He has experience with all building systems and is passionate about helping preserve and enhance the useful life of all equipment in his care! Charlie is a licensed boiler engineer and brings particular expertise in all things mechanical.

Matt Munson

Matt Munson

Chief Maintenance Technician

Matt Munson

Chief Maintenance Technician

Matt is the resident expert in all things related to HVAC - he joined the team in 1993, and has been honing his expertise ever since! 

Blake Heiser

Blake Heiser

Senior Maintenance Technician

Blake Heiser

Senior Maintenance Technician

Blake came on board in 2010 and currently focuses on a portfolio of medical office, office, and retail properties. Blake is an expert problem solver and takes great pride in proactively looking for ways to better the properties in his care.

Shawn Cox

Shawn Cox

Maintenance Technician

Shawn Cox

Maintenance Technician

Shawn joined the maintenance team in 2019 - he is the point person for a portfolio of properties and is always looking for cost effective solutions to best serve his clients and properties!

Chris Gauslow

Chris Gauslow

Maintenance Technician

CHRIS GAUSLOW

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Chris joined the maintenance team in 2023. Chris bring an extensive background in various maintenance related trades, including several years working in apartment complex maintenance.

Fred Lubke

Fred Lubke

Maintenance Manager Helena

FRED LUBKE

MAINTENANCE MANAGER, HELENA

Fred brings decades of property maintenance experience to his role caring for Rove’s Helena portfolio. Fred is experienced in all facts of general maintenance, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing and brings a wealth of Helena connections and vendor relationships to our assignment.

ROVE Management Map

Serving Montana and the Mountain West Region

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Billings, MT
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Great Falls, MT
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Helena, MT
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Browning, MT
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Butte, MT
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Gillette, WY
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Casper, WY
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Sidney, MT

Our Story

Our History

Executive Property Services, Inc (EPSI) was formed in 1994, and immediate received building management contracts for several office buildings in Billings and Helena, Montana. EPSI quickly expanded their reach throughout Billings and the rest of the space, becoming one of the largest commercial managers in the state and widely recognized for their facilities expertise and deep local knowledge and industry connections.

Montana Commercial Management (MCM) was formed in 2015 to manage a small handful of commercial properties.

In 2020, the two companies were brought under common ownership and in late 2022 merged to form Rove Management.

Our Future

Rove Management was formed to truly take a team approach to management, recognizing that combining multiple layers of expertise will deliver the best experience and outcomes for our clients.

As part of Rove Partners, our management clients benefit from our broader team’s knowledge and experience in brokerage and property valuations, truly allowing the management team to take a data driven approach to positioning assets for success.

And at the property level, working together across facilities, accounting and operations helps each facet of management get the full attention it deserves.

We’re excited to continue growing alongside our clients and continuing to serve Montana and the Mountain West!

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