Meet Our Team

Lester Severe, President of Gateway Management Services, LLC. Lester has over 35 years of experience in managing affordable multifamily housing. His management experience ranges from low to moderate income (LIHTC), conventional and subsidized housing. In addition to Gateway, Lester also served as President of TM Associates Management, Inc. from 2000 Р2015, during this period the management portfolio grew from 76 communities to over 230 communities comprising of over 10,000 apartment units. Over the years Lester has developed lasting relationships with federal, state and local agencies, including HUD & USDA who recognize his ability to turn around troubled communities.

Shelley Severe, CPA, Vice President and Controller of Gateway Management Services, LLC. Shelley has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. She is a Real Estate Broker and maintains Brokers Licenses in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia & North Carolina. Shelley is also a Certified Occupancy Specialist in HUD and has earned the Star Certification in USDA-RD 515. She has also achieved the C5P certification for tax credit programs. Shelley has an excellent reputation with federal agencies for submitting accurate and timely reporting.

Michael Severe, Certified Property Manager (CPM), Vice President for Gateway Management Services, LLC. Mike has been working in property management since 2007. Mike has risen through the ranks, starting as a Project Manager, promoted to Director of Property Management and to Vice President of Property Management for TM Associates Management, Inc. from 2007 – 2015. His responsibilities included involvement with over 200 Affordable Housing Communities comprising of over 150 LIHTC communities. Mike is responsible for all aspects of day to day property management for all communities managed by Gateway. Mike has attained his Housing Compliance Manager Certification, as well as his C3P (LIHTC) designation. Mike has extensive experience with compliance rules for USDA-Rural Development, HUD & Low Income Housing Tax Credits.