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We have been in business since 1985 and pride ourselves as leaders in our local real estate market and the property management community. For the last 20 years we have been active members of the NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers) community and stay current on the latest property management industry trends.

Meet our Team

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Ed Swauger Broker, Owner

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Susan Swauger Office Manager, Owner

Susan, aka the Taylor in "Francis Taylor" is one our founders and owners. With a background in Insurance, Human Resources and Interior Design, Susan oversaw all accounting, general oversight, compliance, project management, design consultations with contractors and project management in the early years of Francis Taylor. Her experience and education has given Susan a deep understanding of Property Management and all of the checks and balances that go on behind the scenes.

Since bringing on other team members, Susan has shifted her focus into the administrative duties required for our brokerage, serving as head of accounting, and providing design consultations on an as-needed basis. Susan strives to provide high-level accounting services to owners and vendors alike. She works hard to ensure owner statements are accurate and timely while also coordinating on-time payments for our valued vendors.

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Freddie Reid REALTOR, Investment Property Specialist

Freddie is a San Diego native who grew up in the Carlsbad and Oceanside areas. He graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2016 with a degree in Sociology and Leadership. Freddie moved to Colorado in 2017 where he worked as a special education teacher and case manager for ~5 years. He moved home to San Diego in June 2021 when he joined Francis Taylor Properties.

Since joining the team at Francis Taylor Properties, Freddie has been involved in numerous real estate transactions; aided in various move-ins, move-outs and other property managerial duties; while also co-founding the vacation rental division of FTP. Shifting his focus more into the real estate world, Freddie is eager to help clients achieve their real estate dreams while making the process as seamless as possible.

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Property Managers

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Alison Scott Senior Property Manager

Alison Eads Scott has been with Francis Taylor Properties for 5 years. She is an accomplished Property Manager with 13 years of residential property management experience. Alison’s main focus is delivering excellent customer service with Property Owners, Vendors, and Tenants. She has provided management services to a variety of different property types while utilizing her strengths: being a problem solver, and an effective communicator.

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Beth Hall Senior Property Manager

Beth has been in property management for over 20 years, earning priceless experience and constantly innovating to solve new challenges. She has Midwestern roots but has been in San Diego for the past 10 years. Beth is continuously keeping current with the ever-changing California and Fair Housing Laws to help owners and investors protect their interest.

She has overseen REITs for corporate banks, large multi-family apartment buildings, commercial buildings with mixed use units, military housing, manufactured homes, and single-family homes. Beth has her California Real Estate license and Accredited Residential Manager certification. She brings her affable personality and conflict resolution skills to communicate with tenants at any level to Francis Taylor Properties. Beth is looking forward to managing all your property’s needs and seeing it succeed.

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Vacation Rental

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Katie Swauger Vacation Rental Specialist

Katie works as a Vacation Rental Specialist here at Francis Taylor Properties since 2021. Katie graduated with a BA from Azusa Pacific University in 2012 and an MS from California Baptist University in 2020. Before working in short term rentals, Katie worked in the events industry as an event coordinator and designer for three years. With a love for creating spaces and events that bring people together, she is passionate about curating high-quality spaces and a strong guest experience. Katie works closely with owners and property managers to oversee the on-boarding process of properties, maintain property standards with maintenance staff, and ensure positive guest experiences and communication during guest stays. When she’s not at work, Katie enjoys reading, ceramics, the beach, and taking her dog for long walks.

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Freddie Reid REALTOR, Investment Property Specialist

Freddie is a San Diego native who grew up in the Carlsbad and Oceanside areas. He graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2016 with a degree in Sociology and Leadership. Freddie moved to Colorado in 2017 where he worked as a special education teacher and case manager for ~5 years. He moved home to San Diego in June 2021 when he joined Francis Taylor Properties.

Since joining the team at Francis Taylor Properties, Freddie has been involved in numerous real estate transactions; aided in various move-ins, move-outs and other property managerial duties; while also co-founding the vacation rental division of FTP. Shifting his focus more into the real estate world, Freddie is eager to help clients achieve their real estate dreams while making the process as seamless as possible.

DRE #02160641

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