About Us

Strategic Management Partners manages multifamily properties for owners, lenders, and special servicers nationwide, providing innovative, cost-effective solutions to increase occupancy and asset values. The company offers clients a diverse range of property management and turnaround services the include third-party partnerships, receiverships, lease-ups, asset management, renovation, and due diligence.

SMP’s mission statement, “Profitability Through Innovation,” reflects the company’s unique approach to third-party management in these unprecedented times. Its proprietary catalog of Best Practices is completely innovative, and the firm customizes its strategies for each individual asset to surpass the client’s goals and objectives.

Differentiators include streamlined acquisition execution, expertise in operating with limited funds, aggressive purchasing/vendor negotiations, human resource and associate recruiting expertise, online training programs, innovative marketing techniques, and industry leadership in collection practices. SMP’s top executives, who have decades of combined leadership experience in the multifamily industry, have managed over 50,000 units in 20 states.

In April of 2023, SMP partnered with Asset Living, one of the nation’s largest third-party property management firms, to offer clients a larger-scale management suite while still providing the specialized services that Strategic Management Partners is known for. This partnership offers greater opportunity for both clients and associates. Learn more about Asset Living at www.assetliving.com.

Strategic Management Partners continues to be the third-party management leader throughout the Southeast, providing service in major and tertiary markets, including;

Alabama - Birmingham, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa

Florida - Pensacola, Panama City, Ft. Walton

Georgia - Atlanta and surrounding area, Athens, Augusta, Brunswick,

Columbus, Decatur, Gainesville, Marietta, Macon, Rome, Savannah,

Statesboro, Valdosta

Louisiana - Lafayette

Mississippi - Bay St. Louis, Ocean Springs

North Carolina - Greensboro, High Point

South Carolina - Charleston, Columbia, Gaffney, Greenville

Texas - Houston


Leadership Team

Cindy E. Batey, Partner at Strategic Management Partners manages multifamily properties for owners, lenders and special servicers

Cindy E. Batey, Partner

Cynthia has over 20 years of executive leadership experience, including holding the executive vice
president role at one of the largest privately-held multifamily management companies in the country. Under Cynthia’s direction, property operations more than doubled, increasing from 9,000 to more than 20,000 units. Cynthia also successfully rehabilitated over $100 million in real estate and was responsible for overseeing the company’s marketing, IT, human resources, training and auditing initiatives. Prior to joining the multifamily industry, Cynthia held senior executive positions and the highest certification (SPHR) in Human Resources with customer service and performance-oriented organizations. Cindy has a BS degree from Mississippi State University.

Angela L. Smith, CPM & Partner at Strategic Management Partners manages multifamily properties for owners, lenders and special servicers nationwide

Angela L. Smith, CPM & Partner

Angela has 20 years of progressive management experience in the multifamily industry. Before founding SMP, she was senior vice president of the largest property management company in Georgia, supervising 32,000 units and overseeing the marketing, training, compliance and resident services departments, while also serving on the board of directors. Her experience encompasses all class types including new construction lease-up, student housing, tax credit, bond, home funds and low-income housing. She was responsible for the strategic planning of the management division for all of the company’s assets. Angela managed client relationships within her portfolio, including institutional lenders, special services, individual investors and government agencies. She has an array of industry designations. She was a business finance major at the University of Tennessee.

Senior Management Team

Strategic Management Partner’s Senior Management Team is comprised of Certified Property Managers (CPM), Certified Apartment Managers (CAM), Accredited Residential Managers (ARM), Housing Credit Certified Professionals (HCCP), and a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) who individually have at least 15 years experience in all aspects of management including tax credit, student housing, co-op, receivership, and traditional multi-family management for both individual owners and investment groups. Our Senior Management team also includes two dedicated Rehabilitation Specialists who have a combined project management experience upwards of $218 million.


Community Outreach

Strategic Management Partners believes in making a positive impact wherever we do business. We do not limit our participation to just bettering the apartment community, but the surrounding community as well. This is why Strategic Management Partners encourages our employees to become involved in outreach programs that have a direct impact on the lives of those in and around our managed properties.

SMP and its’ employees have participated and partnered with organizations such as the United Way, Atlanta Community Food Bank, VASH (Veteran’s Housing Assistance), Habitat for Humanity, Mostly Mutts, Atlanta’s Children’s Hospital, Project Open Hand, Dekalb Women’s Shelter, Noah’s Ark, AIDS Vaccinne 200, Canine Assistance, Southern States Rottweiler Rescue, America SCORES, Caring Works, Susan G. Koman, Booker T. Washington Art in the Heart of the City and many others. SMP believes that the key to a strong community is an active participation by those who live and work there.

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