Algonquin personnel have educational qualifications and experience (inside and outside of the real estate industry) beyond that typically found at a property management company. This enables Algonquin to have deeper, more intimate client relationships.

Jim Hallas

  • Owner
  • Texas Broker License #599808
  • Master of Science, Business Management, Clarkson University
  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University
  • Certificate of Marketing, Cal-Tech

With more than ten years of independent operating experience in real estate, Jim is well versed in HOA management, property management, brokerage, and customer service. His real estate is backed by 19 years of upper-level business management at Texas Instruments, IBM, and similar corporations.

Cathy Hallas

  • Operations Manager
  • Master of Science in Management Systems, Clarkson University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, St. Lawrence University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, St. Lawrence University

After working in the Boston financial district, Cathy moved on to become a purchasing agent and conference services manager where she specialized in event coordination and the assessment of the needs of the groups she represented. This experience continues in her current role as Algonquin’s lead property manager.

Dave Urbanski

  • Repair & Maintenance Manager
  • Bachelors in Information Technology

Having worked with customers ranging from single families to Fortune 100 companies in both the US and Canada, Dave has hands on experience on every scale that Algonquin might require. His award-winning 35 years in plumbing, electric and general maintenance work have served him well with Algonquin since its founding.

Jerry Cecco

  • Controller
  • Bachelors of Accounting, Alberta Institute of Technology

Since the age of 21, Jerry has been highly active in the accounts of small-medium enterprises where he has served as Controller. After leaving Silicon Valley for North Texas, he created his own accounting firm, and has been Algonquin’s Controller for 5 years. Jerry also specializes in forensic accounting.

Jessica Schlamp

  • General Counsel, Property Manager, Business Development
  • Juris Doctor, Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Simmons College

Jessica has represented four police departments and taught law at the university level in addition to her representation of various title agencies, banks and real estate agents. She now assists in all phases of real estate service from property identification, acquisition, construction, management and resale.

Mike Wagner

  • Attorney at Law
  • Juris Doctor, SMU Law School

Has specialized in small business law for more than 25 years and has helped to closely advise Algonquin Properties, LLC and it’s clients.

Manning & Meyers

  • Law firm

Specializing in the representation of Condominium and Homeowner’s association, Manning & Meyers are well-versed in HOA services, resale certificates, bylaws, and covenants as well as handling delinquency and collections.