Vickie (Adams) Hildestad Leads with Enthusiasm

Her “All In” Philosophy Means No Small Plans as She Approaches BOMA Jacksonville 2020 Presidency, Baptist Health Team Goals, & Life!


Congratulations to Vickie Adams Hildestad, who is celebrating her fourth anniversary at the Baptist Health System, Inc. this October! She joined JMG Realty, Inc. about seven years ago and  started in property management 10 years ago, on the residential side.

We asked her about her plans as BOMA Jacksonville’s incoming 2020 President her Baptist Health team’s involvement with sponsoring Christmas angels for The Salvation Army:

  1. How long have you been a member of BOMA Jacksonville, and what committees have you chaired?

I have been an active member of BOMA for 4 years.  My passion is on the Membership side. We increased membership by 20% this past year and I am hoping we continue down that path.  I want us to keep increasing the size of the Jacksonville local every year.

  1. As incoming BOMA Jacksonville President, what are your main goals for 2020?

My main goal is to feel comfortable speaking in front of everyone, HAHA!  I want to increase membership and get education up and going in Jacksonville again.  I also want us to have a bigger community presence and be more active in advocacy.

  1. How has your involvement in BOMA assisted your development as a property manager?

BOMA is a great association to learn from; the education opportunities are endless.  Not to mention, I have met some of my very best friends through BOMA.

  1. Last year, a group of co-workers from your team came together to sponsor two Christmas Angels from The Salvation Army. How did that come about?

The team got super excited when they saw Keisha and I sponsoring one of the Angels and wanted to join in.  So, this year we are up to 4 angels!  We get really excited for the kids and wish we could see them open the presents. Working together on sponsoring The Salvation Angels has been a great team activity.

When Vickie isn’t busy at Baptist Health or BOMA Jacksonville, she is enjoying time with her new husband, Craig Hildestad. They recently celebrated their 1st anniversary by renting an Airbnb, enjoying some quality time together.  One year ago, they were in Italy on their honeymoon, traveling and taking cooking classes. She really wants to go back! She loves to cook ,and she and her husband enjoy glamping. She is into dogs in a big way – both pet ownership and college football! She just loves her two puppies, Buddy and Willow.  She is also a diehard Georgia Bulldog Fan.

Become a 2019 Christmas Angel Sponsor!


Join A1 Orange in Making Christmas Brighter

for Deserving Orlando & Jacksonville Children through

The Salvation Army’s Angel Christmas Tree Program!

Each Christmas season, The Salvation Army identifies deserving children, and then makes these “Angels” available for adoption through groups such as A1 Orange. This is A1 Orange’s 14th year with the Angel program, and in honor of our upcoming 95th anniversary —  we’ve committed to 95 Angels from Orlando and Jacksonville.

Many A1 Orange business partners and friends adopt one or more Angels, often gathering support from their colleagues and tenants. The Salvation Army screens families for eligibility, and a Christmas wish list is provided to sponsors, including clothing/shoe sizes and any specific items the children may want.

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Professionalism On-the-Job and In the Saddle: Sheryl Frick, RPA

Nearly every property manager can identify with the image of a hero riding in to save the day as they “rescue” tenants from everyday property issues large and small. Tampa area Property Manager, Sheryl Frick with Ryan Companies US, literally rides a horse as a volunteer of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse. She joined the Posse when her son left for college, combining her passion for horses with a desire to give more time to community service.

The Posse’s two main priorities are participating in search and rescue activities and community outreach events. In order to perform these tasks, volunteers must commit to ongoing training with the Posse — Sheryl logged 150+ hours in 2018. She especially enjoys participating in community events and outreach, helping to strengthen the connection between area law enforcement and its citizens.

“Everybody loves the horses and will come up to the horse and talk to the deputy and posse members. Our goal is to help people feel more comfortable with law enforcement officers by interacting with them in a relaxed environment.”

The connections between Sheryl’s volunteer role and her “day” job as a property manager are pretty strong. Property managers require ongoing training to maintain certifications such as Sheryl’s RPA and must build strong relationships with their tenants to boost satisfaction and retention. We asked Sheryl to share some of her experience as a property manager.

1. How long have you been a property manager and how did you get started in this line of work? 

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 28 years since I graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in anthropology! I gravitated towards real estate because it seemed interesting, and have had a number of jobs with great companies.

2. What skills are most important to somebody considering a career in property management?

You have be able to multi-task — to manage dozens of different projects at the same time, creatively find solutions to problems, and be comfortable with a varied day which could change substantially from your plans as tenant/property needs arise. You must be a people person and able to operate with flexibility between the lease and practice.

3. Working with A1 Orange, can you tell us about how you solved a very unique pressure cleaning challenge?

One of our properties in beautifully situated on a small pond, but the water-facing side had access issues. A1 Orange was the only company willing to provide service from a boat in the pond, and it has worked out beautifully.

4. Being a property manager is a pretty intense job — how do you relax?

Caring for my horses is a great stress reliever and very calming. Combining community service with my love of horses has been awesome!

5. Speaking of community service, Ryan Companies is pretty big on giving back — can you share a few recent projects you’ve participated in?

We cook dinners for the Ronald McDonald House quarterly, work on Habitat for Humanity projects, and volunteer with Feeding Tampa Bay.

Sheryl is currently a Real Estate Manager with Ryan Companies US, Inc., and previously was with Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., USAA/ABM/Transwestern, and Songy Partners. She has extensive experience with hi-rise and construction management and has won six BOMA TOBY Awards.