Property Management Team

Melissa N. Cooke
Melissa N. Cooke
Vice President - Human Resource Manager - Regional Property Manager

Mrs. Cooke is the Senior Vice President - Property Management for the Harrison and Lear. With over 10 years of property management experience, and over 20 years of management experience, she joined Harrison & Lear, Inc. as an onsite property manager in 2009. Mrs. Cooke holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Strayer University.

Mrs. Cooke has experience in overseeing the day-to-day operations of multi-family properties, and commercial properties in several Hampton Roads Cities. Her duties include preparing and reviewing financial statements, reviewing property budgets, negotiating and managing vendor contracts, management of construction projects and working with on-site teams.

Mrs. Cooke has been designated a Certified Leasing Professional (CLP®) and Registered Apartment Manager (RAM®) through The Peninsula Housing and Builders Association. She is also designated as an Accredited Residential Manager (ARM®), and most recently a Certified Property Manager Candidate(CPM®C), through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®).

Mrs. Cooke served on the 2015 Executive Council for IREM Hampton Roads Chapter 39, as the Community Service Chair, and the 2016 Executive Council for IREM Hampton Roads Chapter 39, as the V.P. of Membership.

Mrs. Cooke was the recipient of the 2015 Sharon Hamilton-Taylor Accredited Resident Manager(ARM®)of the Year Award.

Mrs.Cooke was recognized with the 2019 Corporate Employee of the Year Award at the Apartment Community Excellence Awards through the Hampton Roads Apartment Council.

Mrs. Cooke also serves as the Human Resource Manager for Harrison & Lear, Inc.