Richard Sorge, CPM® CCIM®– Broker/Owner
Richard has been with PacRim since 2008. He began as a Property Manager and worked his way up to Broker/Owner, purchasing the company with Dean Des Lauriers in 2014. He believes this transition was possible due to the help and mentoring of his co-workers and clients, combined with his continued interest in learning and improving himself and the business.
Some of Richard’s greatest strengths are communication, problem solving, generating creative business ideas and the ability to recognize other people’s skillsets and talents. These qualities allow him to pair his colleagues with positions and situations that help them thrive both professionally and personally, in turn helping the company reach its goals of providing excellent customer service and a positive workplace culture. He is thankful everyday for having a great team in place.
In his free time Richard enjoys hiking and camping with his girlfriend, Erica, and German Shepherd, Mercury. He also has a love for playing darts and frequently attends dart tournaments throughout the state. Other interests include traveling, yoga and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.
Below are some highlights/designations for Richard
Purdue University Graduate 2008
Certified Property Management
Certified Commercial Investment Member
C3P Tax Credit Certificate
Army Veteran with active duty tour in Afghanistan 2004 – 2005
Dean Des Lauriers – Associate Broker/Owner
Dean has more than 15 years experience in condominium and homeowners association property management, and has considerable experience in working with developers in bringing new construction projects on-board. Dean is a broker associate with the State of Alaska, and a member of the National Association of Realtors. He is an active member of the Alaska Chapter of the Community Association Institute.
Dean has significant experience in capital project oversight, and he is committed to developing an expert team of association management professionals within PacRim Properties.
As an association manager, Dean’s focus has been on building strong and lasting community relationships. He is a master at problem solving and negotiating solutions that work. His background in business, project management, contract negotiations, and customer service make him a key part of our company.
When not working Dean likes to spend time at his cabin on Lake Louise, boating, fishing, snowmachining and just enjoying the great outdoors. Those that know Dean know he is passionate about his hockey, which is not surprising being from Minnesota, which is known as The State of Hockey. He is a devoted fan to his Alma Mater, the UAA Seawolves, and the Minnesota Wild and continues to play in a men’s league at the Subway Center hockey rink twice a week during the winter months.
Courtney Wilson – Operations Manager
Courtney Wilson has lived in Alaska all her life and is raising her daughter in this beautiful state. She loves to hike, fish, learn about history and is an avid crafter. Courtney oversees the daily operations of PacRim Properties. She is experienced in office administration and operations and providing assistance to corporate executives. Courtney worked as an onsite property manager for 7 years. She has impeccable customer service skills, excels at multitasking and is a great asset to the PacRim Properties office.
Jeff Smodey – Department Manager – Property Manager
Over the last 31 years Jeff has been involved with all phases of property management, involving all types of property. Currently, Jeff manages approximately 40 different structures ranging from large commercial buildings, 4-to-129-unit apartment complexes and some single-family homes. Having been an Alaskan resident for 45 years, Jeff is an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoys getting out of town and riding ATVs in Alaska’s abundant wilderness. Jeff is a proud father of 3 and a die-hard San Francisco 49ers fan.
Cedric Burden – Department Manager – Association Manager
Cedric has worked in the real estate industry since 2005. As the Association Department Manager, he uses his experience in real estate for the benefit of his clients and has been a Association Manager since 2011. Cedric has lived in Alaska since 2002 and enjoys the long summer days Alaska provides. Cedric loves having fun riding his motorcycle, traveling the world and trying new things.
Christine Caswell – Trust/Association Bookkeeper
Christine has 15+ years of accounting background, which includes owning her own company which specialized in accounting and payroll. Christine has become a great asset to PacRim Properties. In her short time here, she has made the property management accounting run smoothly through a database transfer and the associated challenges. Christine also worked as an onsite property manager of 180 units in 1999 where she developed a love for the industry.