Puget Sound Property Management

Enriching Lives, Building Community

Meet the Team

Jan Wieder at Powell Property Management

Jan Wieder – Executive Vice President – Powell Communities

Jan Wieder joined the Powell Communities family in December of 2016. She has over twenty years of experience in senior housing, and has held various positions in the field. She has been an Executive Director, Regional Director of Operations, as well as a Quality Assurance Specialist. Jan has her State of Washington Real Estate Broker’s license, and is also an experienced property manager.

Jan very much enjoys the variety of her role here at Powell Communities, and loves having the opportunity and the ability to make a positive impact in people’s lives. The joy of providing quality housing for the people in our communities is something that Jan thrives on.

When not at work, Jan enjoys playing piano, and in her former life was a music teacher! She also spends quality time with family and enjoys RVing.

Her favorite quote is “Comparison is the Thief of Joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Shannon Browning at Powell Property Management

Shannon Browning – Property Manager / Designated Broker at PPM

Shannon Browning has been with Powell Property Management since June 2005. She is a licensed Real Estate Broker, and received her Accredited Residential Manager designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management in 2006.

Through her work at Powell Property Management, Shannon loves the opportunity to continuously meet new people, and being able to truly be a part of the community.

“At Powell, there is an emphasis on having a positive attitude and being a creative problem solver. In my job, both of these are paramount to being successful, but they are also some of the most rewarding aspects of what I do. It's fun to encounter a problem that you've never faced before, to solve it, and to hopefully do it with a smile!”

When not at work, Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She spends most evenings and weekends at kid's practices or games, but when she has some time to spare, her favorite hobby is to read a book in a ray of sunshine somewhere.

Sam Erwin – Leasing Specialist

Prior to joining the Powell Property Management team in November of 2018, Sam Erwin managed a family-owned real estate portfolio of five buildings for over ten years. She enjoys building communities and strong, trusting relationships with both the tenants and the property owners that she works with.

Working at PPM, Sam really appreciates the camaraderie of the team. She is consistently inspired by the ambition of her co-workers, and she relishes the constant learning, and enjoys everyone’s amazing sense of humor. At Powell Property Management, S am is motivated by building community and strives to foster great team work.

When not at work, Sam enjoys Fly Fishing, escaping to Vashon Island for the weekend, trying new foods, and baking.

Steve Johnson at Powell Property Management

Steve Johnson – PPM Senior Maintenance Supervisor

Steve Johnson joined the team at Powell Property Management in February 2019. He was previously the production manager at Powell Homes. He has fifteen years’ experience in the construction industry as a production manager.

He really enjoys the culture at Powell Communities and everyone’s desire to treat people well, and to follow the golden rule. Steve is motivated by the desire to help people and the satisfaction of helping to create a home and making those homes as comfortable as possible.

Steve spends his “down” time working on his 20-acre farm where he takes care of his cows and chickens. He also enjoys hiking, and kayaking, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

Rob VanHouten at Powell Property Management

Rob Van Houten - PPM Construction Services Project Manager

Rob comes from 20+ years of construction experience with 12 years of project supervision and management. From superintending the construction of multimillion-dollar custom homes to overseeing the renovation division of a large remodeling home builder.

In 2017 Rob was featured in ProRemodeler Magazine as one of the top 40 remodeling professionals under the age of 40. He also has received several certifications under the Master Builders Association including, Certified Graduate Remodeler, Certified Graduate Builder, AND Certified Green Professional.

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The Origins of Powell Property Management

About Powell Property Management

Powell Property Management is a division of Powell Homes, Inc., the oldest home builder in Seattle. While we have built entire communities of single-family homes, we have also created, owned, and managed leading retirement home properties and their campuses for several decades in the Puget Sound area. It was a natural extension of our capabilities, resources, and experience to establish Powell Property Management, a full service management company, managing multifamily, single family, senior housing and retail/commercial properties in the South Sound region.

Management Philosophy

Perhaps it was because we initially managed our own properties that we developed our management philosophy, which is nothing more or less than the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you. As property owners ourselves we learned first hand what owners, tenants and residents needed, desired, and demanded. As builders we had the exceptional resources to provide a high level of professional services that were both consistent and thorough. We understand the value of responsiveness and preventative maintenance.

As professional managers, we prize financial strength, integrity; and stability not only for ourselves, but for the added value it assures to our clients. Finally, since 1909 we have been in the people business— making them comfortable, safe, secure and addressing their needs as individuals. That respect for fairness, individual rights, and the humanity of those we work for and work with has won us a reputation that we prize.

Our Credo

Our credo is that it is not just a property, it is your property. And we are committed to seeing that you get the most out of it. That has been our way since 1909 when our family business began.

Core Values

PPM Core Values Coins Stack

Every decision we make must satisfy two basic requirements. One, it must enrich lives and two, it must build community. This is our mission. We also adhere to five core values, which are to


1. Be Dedicated

2. Be Optimistic

3. Be Trustworthy

4. Embrace Change

5. Seek to Understand


Every team member is reminded of these core values by the coin they receive to carry with them each day.