The initial management team depends on the founders themselves, with back-up assistance from the property management department of MSN Real Estate. As we continue to grow, we will establish satellite offices in all of our living developments. It will also be necessary to take on additional help in the marketing and R & D sectors as growth continues.
MSN Real Estate depends on an organized division of responsibilities in order to run an efficient, diversified enterprise. Main decisions and responsibilities will be divided between the two top partners. They will focus on maintaining high quality and a cohesive business entity. Top division managers will be given specific responsibilities such as marketing, finance, strategic management, or research and development.
MSN Real Estate is completely departmentalized. The main departments are finance, marketing, management, and research and development. Nate Koach, co-owner of the company, assumes the responsibilities of the CFO, while his counterpart, Shawn Menashe, will be responsible for the duties of CEO. The company will make all decisions in accordance with the company mission. Employees are delegated tasks based upon their specialty.
Every six months, the two top partners will assess the results of these tasks, and the personality of the employee involved, to determine promotion and/or salary issues.
The present team requires business development and administrative support. Most of the partners have been working in business environments where this kind of support was provided to them as part of a larger organization.
MSN will turn to Dynamic Public Relations to help create business development programs, such as speaking opportunities and magazine article insertions, as well as forums and seminars that are important to our ongoing development.
Regarding administration, we need a strong finance manager to guard cash flow. Our partners are not accustomed to the worries of cash flow, but they have the sense to listen to reason and deal with constraints if the finance manager provides the proper information.
The following table summarizes our personnel expenditures for the first three years, with compensation increasing from less than $100K the first year to about $150K in the third. The founding partners will take limited compensation for the first three years until earnings are substantiated and growth is assured. We believe this plan is a compromise between fairness and expedience and meets the commitment of our mission statement. The detailed monthly personnel plan for the first year is included in the appendix.