Our People


Gene Sullivan

President and C.E.O.

Email: gene@ncmgi.com

Gene’s primary responsibilities at New Concepts include overseeing: business operations, development and growth, and marketing and education.  With more than 29+ years experience in property management; his experience has ranged from management of Multi Family Housing, dealing with Homeowner Associations, Apartment Communities and Single Family Homes; to Commercial, and Hotel management. Prior to purchasing New Concepts in 1997, Gene was Director of Property Management for the Burnet Financial Group, and prior to Burnet was the founder of another property management firm in 1985 and owner of Century 21 Franchises in the Twin City area.


A published writer for several industry magazines, a much frequently requested instructor, Gene can also be found as the radio talk show host of the popular program "Where You Live" with Gene Sullivan (found on AM 1280 The Patriot, Saturdays at 10:00 am).


Gene currently is President of the Minnesota Chapter of the Community Association Institute. Licensed both as a Broker in Real Estate and Insurance Property Casualty; Gene holds a degree from the University of Minnesota with majors in Philosophy and Education. Gene also has earned other professional designations from the various industry organizations in which he actively takes part.


Paul Roth

Executive Vice President


Email: paul@ncmgi.com

Paul has more than 26 years of association management experience, with the last 20 at New Concepts. Paul has been a key factor in the company’s steady and continued growth. Paul has been instrumental in the supervision and training of all staff in order to take the company to new levels of quality service. Paul’s strengths include contract management, reserve planning, and new development consulting. Over the years Paul has also been a regular presenter and instructor teaching continuing education classes in property management. Paul is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul.


Leonard Hovde

Vice President, Secretary


Email: leonard@ncmgi.com

Leonard is a Master plumbing contractor and President of New Concepts Management’s sister company Start To Finish Contracting, Inc. which serves commercial, multi-housing and private residential properties throughout the Twin Cities.

Start To Finish Contracting, Inc. has worked with new construction and remodeling as a general contractor for numerous buildings in the Twin Cities, including the Southdale Medical Building and 6600 FranceLeonard also works with private investors to retrofit and update apartment buildings in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Prior to his ownership at New Concepts and in overseeing the operations at Start To Finish Contracting, Leonard owed Plumm Inc., a licensed plumbing contracting company.  Prior to Plumm, Leonard worked in his family’s business, Hovde Plumbing and Heating. Leonard holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota.

Paul Bozonie
Vice President
Email: paulb@ncmgi.com

Paul has been with New Concepts for over 15 years and has almost 40 years of experience in the property management industry.  He has managed all types of properties, from commercial, industrial, single-family homes to apartments.  His current portfolio contains many townhome, condominium and office associations.  Paul has BA degrees in Business and Sociology and has obtained numerous designations within the property management industry, most notably his Minnesota real estate broker’s license and the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation.  Paul’s experience and broad knowledge base make him an invaluable asset to New Concepts and the properties he manages.

Amanda Wise Johnson
Vice President of Finance
Email: amanda@ncmgi.com
Amanda has been with New Concepts since April of 2005.  She received her BA in accounting at University of St. Thomas.  She worked for several years for another prominent property management firm assisting the company CFO before joining New Concepts.  Because of Amanda’s organization and leadership she was recognized as a corporate officer in 2008 as Vice President of Finance.  Amanda also lives in an association herself and has recently served on her association’s board as a member at large.

Mel Schultz
Senior Asset Manager - Commercial Management Services
Email: mel@ncmgi.com

Mel is a licensed real estate agent and has been in the property management industry since joining his family’s business in 2003. He was instrumental in growing the family business and in negotiating the sale of that business to New Concepts in 2009. Mel currently manages a portfolio of 23 properties including commercial buildings, office condominium associations and homeowner associations.  

Mel has been heavily involved in the Property Management Industry through membership in Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA), Community Association Institute (CAI) and the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Mel’s professional designations include CCIM, CPM and CCAM. He is currently involved in IREM Leadership, the CIC Midwest Education Committee Chair and he continues to increase his participation within the professional industry. Mel is committed not only to the growth of New Concepts but also to the education and training of his clients.


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5707 Excelsior Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
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