Definition of Avant Garde: Pronounced [uh-vahnt-gahrd]

- Looking forward; unconventional; any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field


Management Provider Experience

Avant Garde was formed when Anthony DeAugustine decided to create a property management company that is flexible to fit our clients needs, have a “hands on” philosophy and at the same time, create a strong sense of community at each property they manage. Avant Garde’s experience equals the cumulative strength and breadth of experience amassed by the individual associates. The key staff members represent over 45 years of property management and oversight experience. It is this dedication to the housing industry and the creative thinking that has set Avant Garde apart from its competition.

Key Staff Biographies & Qualifications

We pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience that our team consists of.

Anthony DeAugustine has over 20 years of Property Management experience. Anthony is the owner of Avant Garde, he serves as the President and Designated Broker. Prior to opening Avant Garde, Anthony was the President of Vim Residential Management, LLC where he was a partner and the Designated Broker. He was responsible for supervising operations and compliance for a portfolio of properties throughout Arizona in both rural and urban areas of the State. Included in the portfolio were Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credit, USDA Rural Development 515 & 538, Housing Trust Funds, HOME and Bond programs. Targeted populations included elderly (age 55 and 62) and special needs. Anthony was a Speaker at the 2010 Governor’s Housing Forum in Tucson Arizona which was organized by the Arizona Department of Housing. He has held Certifications that include: Certified Credit Compliance Professional (C4P) through Spectrum, Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) through National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and Uniform Physical Condition Standards Inspection Protocol. Anthony is a Licensed Arizona Real Estate Broker & has been certified through the City of Phoenix Crime Free Program.

Lawrence DeAugustine is an in house consultant at Avant Garde. Larry has extensive knowledge of the Real Estate industry with over 30 years of experience. Before joining the Avant Garde team, he owned & operated P & H Realty, Inc. where he served as the President/CEO & Designated Broker for over 20 years. At P & H Realty, Inc. Larry managed for some of the most prominent multifamily property owners in the Phoenix metropolitan area. He was awarded the Golden Rule Award from the State of Arizona in 2005. He also completed the first Crime Free Multi Housing course to be offered by the City of Phoenix Police Department. Larry has received a Certification for Home Inspections through the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business.

Bob Myers is the Vice President of Avant Garde. Bob works with our property owners to establish the needs and expectations of each individual owner. As a property owner himself, he understands the importance of the owner and management relationship. Bob also handles all of our Property Rehabilitation Projects. Prior to joining the Avant Garde team, Bob owned a large contracting company called RJM, Inc. based out of Tempe where he served as President. RJM, Inc. specialized in building convenience stores throughout the metropolitan Phoenix area. Bob has an extensive knowledge in Construction & Project Management.