About Us

Innovative Property Solutions

Innovative Property Solutions was created to address a growing need in an industry whose service options, processes, and technologies have not changed in decades.  By investing in the most advanced cloud based software, offering customizable property management options, and providing a wide variety of real estate services, we are able to provide the most cost effective flexible property management solutions in North Florida.  Although technology is at our core, we haven’t forgotten that it is ultimately about people.  Innovative Property Solutions is committed to establishing lasting, long term relationships with both our customers and tenants alike. Join us as we enter a new age of real estate.

 

Our Team

Co-Founder

Aaron Cooper

Aaron Cooper is a native Floridian who has been living and working in Jacksonville for the past 15 years. Aaron spent much of his professional career in Healthcare, serving at the executive level, helping create and grow several outpatient programs, most recently for Baptist Health. For the last 10 years, Aaron has been investing in real estate and managing a multitude of residential properties. Aaron has extensive experience managing single family and multifamily residential properties. He has managed all forms of property; from purchasing, rehabbing and renting foreclosed properties and multifamily buildings, to move in ready water front homes. Aaron is a graduate of the University of North Florida, receiving his master’s degree in business administration in 2007 as well as being a licensed REALTOR®. As an experienced property manager, he understands the need for maintaining a property, maximizing cash flow, and most importantly the need for quality tenants. His first hand experience and extensive market knowledge provides for a unique, experienced, and knowledgeable property manager.

Co-Founder

Obi Umunna

Obi is a lifelong Jacksonville Native and graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law. As a real estate and small business attorney his clients complained of a lack of innovation in the field of Residential and Commercial property management. They felt many property management companies didn’t provide the custom experience that they required. This was the foundation of founding Innovative Property Solutions, to create something that would fit the changing needs of his clients and better service investors and landlords. As an attorney Obi has represented many clients in real estate deals and has the faith to represent some of the biggest companies in the area. He has a diverse amount experience from Developing Commercial and Residential properties to Evictions. As a client of Innovative Property Solutions you will have that experience at your fingertips. Innovative Property Solutions is not an out of town franchise, we are a local private company, and we care about our community. Obi is active in the Jacksonville community serving on the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northeast Florida Board of Directors, UNF Pre-Law Advisory Board and as a host for Power Move Mondays, an organization that shines light on Jacksonville’s local charities.

Realtor®

Sarah Cooper

Sarah’s Cooper is a graduate of the University of North Florida and brings personal hands on real estate experience as well as excellent customer service, stemming from her recruiting sales background. Sarah has managed her own real estate and rental properties since 2007. She has purchased, renovated, and sold personal properties in various parts of Jacksonville, from the beach to riverside. Today, as Real Estate Agent and REALTOR®, Sarah specializes in single family home sales as well as property management. Sarah’s approach to real estate and property management is focused around getting to know her clients and taking care of them from beginning to end. Her intimate knowledge of the market will save you, the homeowner, time and money in managing all your real estate needs.

Realtor®

Sarah Shockley

Sarah Shockley is a real estate investor with a passion for renovating homes and revitalizing neighborhoods. Her investment and personal properties are all located in Jacksonville’s historic neighborhoods adjacent to the downtown core. She is proud to offer high-quality rental homes with a balance of old-world charm and modern amenities, which is largely made possible by her hands on approach in overseeing their renovations. As a property manager, she strives to treat all her residents with respect and consideration, and educate them about home maintenance and ownership. Sarah is a licensed Florida REALTOR, and is excited about helping other people achieve financial independence through real estate investing. She lives with her husband Jonathan in a Murray Hill bungalow originally built in 1939.

Agent/ Renovation Project Manager

Meka Acholonu

Chiemeka "Meka" Acholonu, a Jacksonville native and is a recent graduate from the University of Florida's College of Engineering. Meka graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering. After school, he started working for a small construction company doing commercial interior build-outs. Currently Meka works as the Project Manager for another local construction and renovation company as well as being a licensed REALTOR and Renovation Manager with Innovative Property Solutions. With such a unique background, Meka has found his niche with Innovative Property Solutions combining his love for real estate and his extensive education and experience in the construction industry working and overseeing many of the IPS investment home renovation projects. Meka brings an enormous resource to IPS and the clients they represent.

Office Manager

Heather Mackin

Heather Mackin earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design at Chico State in Northern California. She moved to Jacksonville Florida in 2007 to travel the East Coast and has had the opportunity to live in and experience many of the diverse areas of Jacksonville. Heather entered the real estate world by purchasing her first home in Historic Riverside. Using her background in Interior Design, Heather updated her property and focused on the original character of the space and created a beautiful rental home for her future tenants. As a new landlord and real estate investor she discovered it to be a wonderful blend of her loves and talents and soon realized that property management and Real Estate was her true calling. As part of the IPS family, Heather brings a creative flare and passion to the team. While managing the IPS office she will be working towards her Real Estate License and collaborate with the IPS renovation team on rental home remodels.

Realtor®

Jeanette Phelan

Jeanette Phelan is a real estate investor in the Jacksonville area who is affiliated with a national network of real estate investors. She focuses on redeveloping neighborhoods through renovation. She is a licensed Florida REALTOR as well as a licensed attorney. Jeanette has practiced law for more than 20 years in a variety of fields. She likes to help people develop creative solutions to their real estate problems.

Realtor®

Rob Rose

Rob Rose is a real estate investor who has been in the Jacksonville area since 1999. His investment focus is primarily renovating single family residences for resale. Rob has a construction background and enjoys taking a hands-on approach to the renovation process. He is also a licensed real estate agent who focuses on finding properties that have great potential for forced appreciation through rehab. Rob and his family live in the historic Springfield neighborhood in a 100 year-old craftsman home.

Administrative Assistant

Taylor Salls

Taylor joined the IPS team in 2016 and is the line that connects the dots together to ensure team success. She is responsible for pre-screening tenants, assists tenants with rent payments, scheduling showings for our property manager’s, and works with our vendors to ensure our properties and tenants are taken care of. She also provides assistance to our real estate agents, management, and accounting department. Taylor has quickly become an essential member of the IPS team and she takes pride in the fact that people can always count on her to finish her tasks and projects in a timely fashion.



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