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Meet the Team


For property owners and real estate investors throughout the Tampa Bay, FL area, Bay Area Property Management offers an experienced team of property management professionals. Our integrity and commitment to the ultimate in customer service for hassle-free real estate ownership (and their tenants) is our Number One priority.

President and Owner

Debra Deacon Coolidge

Debra Deacon Coolidge is the new owner of Bay Area Property Management and its parent company Coolidge Realty, Inc. She has been a licensed Real Estate professional for over 19 years and her resume includes over 20 years of experience as a Business Manager. Her most recent position was as a Corporate Executive for a global financial institution. She is a results-oriented professional who is dedicated to working with and serving you to achieve your goal and fostering long and mutually successful business relationships. When not leading her world-class real estate services organization, Debra invests her time in the community through volunteering and philanthropy.

Property and Listings Manager

Shawn Croxton

Shawn specializes in marketing/leasing rental properties, and property procurement. A native of Ohio, and a graduate of the University of Akron, Shawn has made Tampa his home since 2000. After spending six years working in the insurance industry, he joined Bay Area Property Management as a property manager/Realtor in 2006 and has been a productive asset to the company ever since. Shawn brings a positive attitude to the job on a daily basis, always striving to provide the highest level of service to both landlords, and tenants.

Property and Maintenance Manager / se habla español

Diana Colon, Bay Area Property Management of Tampa Bay

With 13 years’ experience in property management, we’re delighted to have Diana on our team as our Property and Maintenance Manager. Honesty and integrity, along with determination and dedication, are philosophies that Diana strives for in all aspects of her life, both personally and professionally. She moved from New Jersey to Tampa over 28 years ago, and has made our fabulous community her home. Diana’s fluency in Spanish brings an additional and valuable skillset to the Bay Area Property Management organization that will benefit both property owners and tenants.

Accounting Manager

Christine Nelson

Christine brings over 20 years experience in the business world to Bay Area Property Management. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Saint Louis University and has enjoyed successful careers in sales and marketing, real estate sales and sales analysis. Hailing from St. Louis, Christine has called Tampa home for the past 16 years, so she has experienced the tremendous growth and changes in our real estate community. Her professionalism and commitment to excellence are what helps drive our service and assure that our client’s transactions run smoothly and efficiently.