About Us

Meet the Team

Our team at Emerald Coast Rental Management have collectively been involved in the property management business for over 50 years. We were led to this business by being investment property owners who could not find a firm to adequately manage our properties. As such, we understand your challenges and strive to get you the maximum return for your investment.

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Stevie McInnes Broker/Owner
Stevie McInnes is co-owner and a licensed Real Estate Broker specializing in long-term property management. Stevie is a Northwest Florida native and is a graduate of Choctawhatchee High School and attended Northwest Florida State College. Stevie has over 15-years experience in long-term property management. Long-term property management has been Stevie’s passion and she always strives to serve her clients and puts their needs first and foremost.
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Martha Dowd Owner and Property Manager
Martha Dowd graduated from Niceville High School and attended college at Okaloosa-Walton Community College. She is a trained paralegal, having learned the law from the infamous Walter Steigleman, Esquire, a legal genius who formerly practiced in Northwest Florida. Her first management position came with Mr. Steigleman as a manager of the legal arm of the State of Florida Department of Revenue’s Child Support Enforcement Program. She managed approximately 10 attorneys and over 40 total staff members and was able to dial in her skills in coordinating and timing the performance of employees in accomplishing client goals. She discontinued this work in 2018 and began working as a manager for Dowd Title Group and Dowd Law Firm‘s Real Estate Closing Department. Under her management, these companies closed over $750 million in real estate loans. Since 2007, she has been the General Manager of Safe Harbor Rental Management and coordinated the management and maintenance of several hundred properties in the Northwest Florida area. She is now dedicated to using her skills to help property owners and investors receive the maximum return with the least expense on their long-term rental investment properties in the northwest Florida area. Let her manage your property and ensure that you maximize the return on your investment.
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John R. Dowd, Jr. Staff Counsel/Rental Management Consultant
John R. Dowd, Jr. is a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County and has been practicing real estate law in Northwest Florida since 1996. He resides in the Destin area with his wife and two daughters. He comes from a family dedicated to legal matters, as his father, John, Sr., was the Okaloosa County attorney for more than 40 years and his grandfather, Ernest Wimberly, was one of the first real estate attorneys in Okaloosa County and represented many of the banks and real estate developers in the area. John has been an owner of Safe Harbor Rental Management, a local rental management company, for approximately 15 years and is actively involved with improving methods to manage properties including incorporating the newest technologies. John looks forward to providing you the services necessary to allow you to collect your income while not having to worry about your investment.
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Jacob Shelby Cook Staff Counsel/Legal Document Review and Preparation
Dedicated Fort Walton Beach Litigation Lawyer Jacob “Jake” Cook has lived in Florida for more than a decade and has spent half of that time sharpening his skills in the legal field. After high school, Jake attended The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics. Jake spent all four of his undergraduate years playing football as a starting linebacker. He later went on to earn his J.D. from The University of Florida, Levin College of Law.

Since graduating law school and passing the bar exam in 2015, Jake has worked at the State Attorney’s Office of the 14th Judicial Circuit in Panama City. During his time at the State Attorney’s Office Jake prosecuted hundreds of cases and obtained convictions in numerous felony jury trials.

On the weekends Jake lifeguards on the beach, a passion he has carried on since 2006. Jake also enjoys spending time with his fiance and her two cats, Mr. and Mrs. Button.
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Martha Greene
Bio Coming Soon!
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Chris Rowland Systems Engineer & Owner MCSE | MCITP | MCSA:M | VMSP
A combat veteran, with over 15 years of professional and certified experience, Chris Rowland and Proactive Data Solutions provide onsite and remote IT support for businesses of many types; current customers include Law Firms, Medical Offices, Car Dealerships and Hospitality industries just to name a few!

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Kristan Howard Comptroller
Kristan is a local native of Fort Walton Beach with an extensive background in the banking and the Rental Management industry. Kristan brings an unsurpassed expertise in accounting to the Emerald Coast Rental Management Team. Kristan applies her steadfast knowledge and expertise and overseas the accounting department to ensure timely payments to all owner’s and vendor’s.