Resident Focused, Client Inspired, Employee Driven

Our Mission

We are leaders, independent thinkers, and committed professionals driven by passion and dedication to create captivating and energized communities while delivering extraordinary service to our residents, clients, and employees. 


Property & Asset Management


At Essential, we look at Property Management and Asset Management as one in the same. Experts in the physical and financial operations of multifamily real estate, we pride ourselves in just not “running” the property but maximizing performance of an asset.  Leveraging our attention to detail, along with new and innovative technology, we strive to create operational ease and efficiency for our teams, and strong bottom lines for our clients and investors.

Pre Development Services


With local market expertise and knowledge, our team understands the importance of design, branding, programming, unique building positioning, and financial feasibility. We work together with owners and developers throughout the design, development, lease up, and stabilization, positioning the asset for long term success in the market.

Physical & Financial Due-Diligence


Aware the large burden of acquiring assets, we offer physical and financial due diligence services to our clients including, but not limited to; physical site inspections (and subsequent reports), lease file audits, immediate and long term capital expenditure budget recommendations, financial underwriting, and third party report coordination.

Renovation Management


With a solid history of hands on experience, our team is well equipped to manage all aspects of both interior and exterior renovation or repositioning projects for garden-style, mid-rise, and high-rise properties of any size.


Todd Rodgers | Principal, President

Todd has 12 years of professional experience in all aspects of multifamily and commercial real estate operations, financing, acquisitions and development.  In addition to large scale project management and asset management oversight of multifamily, commercial, and retail assets, he has successfully secured over $750 million in real estate financing and has underwritten and lead or participated in the financial and physical due diligence for over $550 million in multifamily and commercial acquisitions for both private and institutional investors. With his well-rounded experience, spanning across nine states, Todd is able to effectively and efficiently work with owners and investors to responsibly manage, and add value to, both large and small portfolios of real estate assets. 

Prior to leading Essential, Todd was an accomplished CFO/COO with solid experience working for large real estate companies including, Bedrock Real Estate Services and Village Green Holding. Todd’s career began in auditing services for Deloitte & Touche.

Minna Sharrak | Principal, Vice President Client Services

Minna brings to Essential her 11 years of experience in Client Relations for both Multifamily and Corporate Housing.  Her role is to ensure that Essential Property Management provides extraordinary experiences to residents, clients, partners and employees. With a thorough understanding of the Michigan Real Estate Market, she is able to guide and support the company in the planning, development, and coordination efforts of all new management opportunities, acquisitions, ground-up developments, and historic rehabs.  Additional responsibilities include identifying and building strong and lasting relationships with clients and investors, no matter how big or small.  Minna is an active member in both the local and national chapters of Urban Land Institute, Bisnow, Multi-Family Executive, and the DMAA.

Brian Ebner | Principal, Vice President Operations

A successful Vice President, Regional Manager, and Property Manager, Brian comes to Essential with more than 13 years of multifamily operations experience. He has participated in the management of a number multifamily portfolios consisting of extensive, hands on oversight of large value-add projects, property lease-ups, and ongoing operations of large and small stabilized assets.  Brian has overseen hundreds of employees, and thousands of units throughout Maryland, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.  In addition to his operational expertise, Brian is skilled in financial underwriting, development and product strategy, and repositioning initiatives for both urban and suburban communities. 


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