With close to 20 years of property management experience, including 4 years at managing large, affordable multifamily communities with a myriad of funding programs (HUD-Assisted Project-Based Section 8, Rent Supplement, RAP, Section 236, HOME, 13A Program and LIHTC), Donald Belcher brings a wealth of knowledge on both property management and compliance to the table.
Don started out his career working at Lotus Development as a contractor, servicing offices across the United States as Hardware Service Manager. After two years, Don transitioned over to software as a Quality Assurance Supervisor working under contracts for IBM and Lotus Notes on the AS400 system. After three years, Don stumbled into the property management field by working for Corcoran Jennison Companies (Boston, MA) as their IT and Software Support person. He began his actual hands-on multifamily management and compliance career working for Beacon Communities.
Since the change in careers from IT to property management, Don has 10+ years of Compliance and Software Support experience assisting employees with file compliance and reporting, multiple tax credit lease-ups, as well as software support and troubleshooting for RealPage/Onesite users. No stranger to teaching, Don has trained hundreds of employees on affordable housing compliance topics, as well as hands-on job training on the use of Onesite through Peabody University, our formalized job training program, where education and industry best practices go hand-in-hand. Don is a certified RealPage/Onesite trainer and enjoys training new-hires on Onesite throughout the year. Since 2015, Don has been invited to speak at several industry events, including the annual RealPage Conference, and closer to home for NEAHMA’s Annual Fall Conference. Don has also developed several live, webinar trainings on Onesite over the past year and looks forward to developing several others over the next few years for Peabody University.
Professional Designations and Affiliations:
- Spectrum C5P Designation
- IREM’s Accredited Residential Manager (ARM)
- NCHM’s Tax Credit Specialist (TCS) and Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS)
- NAHMA’s Fair Housing Certification (FHC)
- NAHMA’s Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM)
- NAHMA’s National Affordable Housing Professional/Executive Level (NAHP-e)
- Certified RealPage/Onesite Trainer
- Associates of Science Degree, Computer Science Programing