Marquis Asset Management strives to challenge our team to excel in all sectors and differentiate ourselves in each market and submarket we enter.

Our Mission Statement

Our goal is to be the best by providing the essentials of property management with People being our number one priority. Our “One Team – One Purpose” approach is successful because of our team member engagement and dedication to do the right thing which results in exceptional customer service and quality housing for our residents while providing financial results for our investors.

People working together to provide the best home for those we serve to make their own memories


Outstanding Customer Service

Fiscal Responsibility


Marquis Group’s History

From one to many: Marquis Group has grown and differentiated within the industry over the last 20 years

Marquis Group was founded in 1992. Beginning as the Marquis Group before maturing and branching into Marquis Development Inc, Condo Marketing Inc, and Marquis Asset Management Inc, our firm has grown and developed every year. Marquis Asset Management houses its own accounting department, compliance department, human resources, and site operations team, while Marquis Group also has an in-house Acquisitions Team, Development Team, and Property Management.

Who we are...

Marquis Asset Management Inc. is a proactive property management firm that places special emphasis on both providing quality housing and maximizing market potential. Our asset management team diligently works to understand, monitor, and predict market fluctuations through in-depth research and resident profile studies. We use this information to create marketing plans and programs that benefit our neighborhoods, residents, and portfolio.

We provide top tier customer service, quality housing, and professional maintenance for our properties in order to ensure that each and every asset is a success. In addition, Marquis Asset Management conducts extensive training for each employee to properly serve our residents and our assets.

By creating and strictly following our detailed preventative maintenance programs via property inspections, we have made a name for ourselves in the industry as upstanding and consistent. This, along with our continuous system of checks and balances, leaves our residents and investors pleased with the customer service and product reliability we provide.

Marquis Asset Management owns and manages assets across Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida, and services all property types.

The Marquis Asset Management Team

Susanne Kleins
President, HCCP, CPM

With 30+ years experience in all facets of property management, Susanne joined Marquis Asset Management in July 2024. Prior to coming on board, Ms. Kleins held the position of President at Mayfair Management Group and Vice President of Operations at Dominium, one of the largest affordable housing management companies, covering over a dozen states. She was a key player to successful growth in two major markets while heavily involved in refinance and resyndication projects, leading her team to achieve top performance rankings and also earning several internal department awards.

Ms. Kleins also held a Regional Vice President position at a California based Market and Luxury Apartment Management Company, where she assisted with re-writing and updating the company’s policies and procedures, as well as provided training to Asset Managers. Susanne is a CPM member of IREM who holds certifications in various affordable housing programs.  Ms. Kleins received her education in Europe and continues to attend educational seminars and events to ensure she is always fully apprised of the latest industry changes.

Barbara Goforth
Regional Manager, COS, CAM, CAPS, CPO

Barbara has more than 30 years of experience in the multi-family industry, predominately with Affordable Housing communities. She has supervised assets in several markets throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Florida. Barbara thoroughly enjoys working with Affordable communities and is very knowledgeable in compliance for HUD assets as well as LIHTC. She holds COS, CAM, CAPS and CPO designations in the industry.

With Marquis Asset Management, Barbara acts as the regional manager and works closely with the management of the assets in her portfolio.

Erica Nixon
Regional Manager

Erica has over two decades of experience in multifamily operations. She is a boomerang employee who returned “home” for the positive empowering culture of Marquis Asset Management in December 2022.  Her portfolios have included tax credit and conventional properties in the DFW and Austin markets. Erica has experience with syndicates and has been the liaison between key principals and management. She is easy to communicate with, believes every position is equally important and stresses an open door policy.  

Erica holds a BA Degree in Government with legal emphasis. She is an avid camper and loves spending time on the lake with her family and friends.

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Linda Lien Johnson
Compliance Director, CAM, COS, CRPBV

Linda has more than 20 years of multi-family housing management experience and exceptional people skills. She is able to manage units while assisting the region with marketing and has a great eye for future successful developments. Linda is well versed in all aspects of lease ups, asset preservation, leasing, marketing, staffing, financial reviews, and budgeting.

At Marquis Asset Management, Linda serves as the regional manager on the site operations team directly under Cecilia.

Erika Gutierrez Portillo
Accounting Manager

Erika holds degrees in Accounting, Computer Science, and Information Science, making her a valuable asset to Marquis. She has been with Marquis since 2017 serving in our accounting department. Her eye for detail, sharp mind, and background in both accounting and computers makes her department run smoothly and efficiently, ensuring that payments are processed, and charges are checked in a timely, accurate manner.

Erika is a graduate of Santa Maria University and the University of North Texas, making her a great addition to our management team.

Peggi Kohr
Team Member Services Director

Peggi has been with Marquis for over 25 years and has served in several roles during her tenure. Her passion is people and she enjoys the ability to function in a role that helps direct the mission of the organization and development of our team members.

Peggi is genuine, patient, loyal, and organized, giving her the methodical mind that is needed in HR and Team Member Services. Her dedication, people-passion, and successful history within Marquis help her to effectively foster teamwork across the organization.