Our Team

Our people make the difference

When we say we’re a people-first company, we’re not just talking about our dedication to the clients and communities we serve; we’re talking about our own people, too. At Habitat, everyone has a voice. Each employee brings a unique perspective and incredible talent to the team, and we take advantage of that by working across departments – instead of within them – to deliver outstanding results.

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Mary Bates

Regional Manager, Market Rate

Mary Bates brings over 22 years of property management experience to her role as regional manager and oversees a portfolio of market-rate/condominium properties totaling over 2,144 units.

Prior to joining The Habitat Company, Mary was in accounting with The Fourmidable Group. In this role, Mary was responsible for preparing the financial reports for over 15 communities, including tax credit and market rate. She also served as a manager with The Fourmidable Group before moving on to Waterton to manage a 480-unit property in Ann Arbor, which was acquired by The Habitat Company.

Mary graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She holds her real estate license in the state of Michigan and is a certified advanced instructor for the National Apartment Association. She also holds the accredited residential manager (ARM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management. Mary has received advanced instructor training to lead CAM classes.