Our Team

Ric Coates

Ric is one of the founding partners, Property-Manager-In-Charge and driving force in the company’s new breed technology platforms. Ric’s professional career spans more than three decades in hospitality and vacation rental management. Previous position held included Vice President of Sales and former Director of Revenue Management for one of the largest onsite rental management companies in the Myrtle Beach area. Positions with hospitality industry leaders such as the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company and Interstate Hotels. Over his career, Ric has held a variety of positions in the hospitality industry, including multi-property Director of Operations, General Manager, and Director of Revenue Management.

Ric is a member of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Myrtle Beach Hospitality Association and a member of the Board Of Directors, Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors, South Carolina Association of Realtors, National Association of Residential Property Managers, Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association and the South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association.

Maryann Sarles

Maryann has worked in the Hotel Industry for past 19 years. She has been a licensed Realtor since 2003 and was the homeowner service director for over 100 luxury oceanfront condos. Having a Real Estate license means she has fulfilled more educational requirements and is held to a higher standard. Pair that with working in the past with Hilton Corp, one of the largest Hotel groups in the United States and with outstanding customer relations training. She has held positions along the grand strand such as General Manager, Sales Manager, Accounting Manager, Revenue Manager and Director of Homeowner Services.
In the community Maryann enjoys volunteering her time to the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and the American Heart Association. She is an active member of the Red Cross Rescue Racers and the donations earned go to support Red Cross services that help victims of disasters such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and fires in Horry County.
Maryann was previously from New York State but has called the Grand Strand her home since 1996. She is looking forward to taking care of your Real Estate needs & Investment Rental Properties. Your property, you and your guests or tenants will be in good hands from the beginning to the end with the utmost of service standards.

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson is originally from Buffalo, NY. She graduated with honors from Horry Georgetown Technical College in 2000 with an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal/Public Service Technologies. Her work background has been in the legal and property management fields since 2000. From 2004 to 2008 Heather was the Director of Member Relations for a local property management company. She was responsible for repair projects (large and small), maintaining all legal dates and responsibilities according to managing documents, holding and directing board meetings and annual meetings in conjunction with the Broker in Charge, maintaining client and vendor contact and correspondence.

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