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March 2024

Fictional Characters Face off in Hiffman National’s Property Management March Madness

Congratulations to TED LASSO, winner of our 2024 Hiffman National Property Management March Madness tournament!

According to over 3,700 total votes throughout the tournament, voters awarded Ted with the honor of ‘Best Fictional Property Manager.’ Here’s what some experienced property managers had to say about theri support of the fictional coach:

“Ted Lasso’s unwavering optimism would surely be a useful trait to have when dealing with tenants/vendors and other unforeseen circumstances that property managers face” – Zach Post

“I think Ted Lasso would be the best at bringing out the strengths in everyone on his team. He leads by building everyone up so they excel in their own ways. Also, he’d be the most fun to share a pint with at work events and happy hours!” – Erin Loszach


Would the laid-back, unflappable style of “The Dude” from The Big Lebowski be the ideal temperament for a commercial property manager? How about the highly-organized, Type A approach of Monica Gellar from Friends? Would the laziness and inattention Homer Simpson displays in his role at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant translate well to a career in commercial real estate? The Hiffman National Property Management March Madness contest seeks to answer those questions by pitting 64 fictional characters against one another in a tournament bracket to determine which individual’s qualities are best suited to a property management career.

Hiffman National Property Management March Madness

Hiffman posed the question in a poll beginning in early March, with winners of each of the 32 contests advancing to a second round that began Wednesday, March 6th. The field will be narrowed further beginning with Sweet Sixteen poll matchups conducted on the Hiffman National LinkedIn page. (Be sure to follow the page to see all updates as they occur). To vote in Round Two, fill in this form by midnight on Sunday, March 10.

Final 4 Results

9 Ted Lasso 53% 51%
6 Monica Geller 47% 49%
5 Tony Stark 45% 43%
6 Alfred the Butler 55% 57%

 

Elite 8 Results

The Final Four is set as Monica Geller (Friends), Ted Lasso (Ted Lasso), Alfred the Butler (Batman) and Tony Stark (Ironman) have advanced in the first ever Property Management March Madness tournament. These characters share impressive backgrounds, experiences and skills that would easily translate to being a great property manager but who would be the BEST? Here are the full results from the Elite 8:

4 Meredith Grey 53% 39%
6 Monica Geller 47% 61%
45% 71%
14 Elle Woods 55% 29%

 

9 Indiana Jones 53% 37%
6 Alfred the Butler 47% 63%
45% 52%
6 Tony Soprano 55% 48%

 

Sweet 16 Results

A certain fictional football/soccer coach has put on some impressive performances as he moved onto the Elite 8, is Ted Lasso now the clear favorite? In a surprise run, Elle Woods might have something to say about that… In another region, a primetime matchup between two ‘Tony’s” will definitely be one to keep an eye on as Tony Stark faces off against Tony Soprano. Here are the full results from the Sweet 16:

South Region

9 Indiana Jones 53% 63%
5 Daenarys Targaryen 47% 37%
45% 52%
7 Olivia Benson 55% 48%

East Region

9 James Bond 53% 36%
5 Tony Stark 47% 64%
45% 69%
2 Woody 55% 31%

Midwest Region

8 Ethan Hunt 53% 19%
4 Meredith Grey 47% 81%
6 Monica Geller 45% 57%
7 John Dutton 55% 43%

West Region

9 Ted Lasso 53% 83%
4 Sarah Connor 47% 17%
14 Elle Woods 45% 70%
15 Katniss Everdeen 55% 30%

 


Round 2 Results

The field of 32 dwindled down to the Sweet 16 with shocking upsets and down-to-the-wire battles. Olivia Benson from Law & Order: SVU narrowly found a way to take down Beth Dutton from Yellowstone, something that no enemies of the Dutton family have accomplished, while Tony Stark put on a dominating performance, putting away Captain Jack Sparrow by an 84% to 16% margin. Here are the full results from the round of 32:

South Region

53% 42%
9 Indiana Jones 47% 58%
45% 53%
4 Ron Swanson 55% 47%
57% 79%
3 Alonzo Harris 43% 21%
7 Olivia Benson 54% 60%
15 Beth Dutton 46% 40%

East Region

53% 34%
9 James Bond 47% 66%
45% 84%
4 Captain Jack Sparrow 55% 16%
57% 52%
3 Barney Stinson 43% 48%
7 Princess Fiona 54% 44%
2 Woody 46% 56%

Midwest Region

53% 32%
8 Ethan Hunt 47% 68%
45% 48%
4 Meredith Grey 55% 52%
57% 75%
3 Inigo Montoya 43% 25%
7 John Dutton 54% 61%
15 Red 46% 39%

West Region

53% 26%
9 Ted Lasso 47% 74%
45% 40%
4 Sarah Connor 55% 60%
57% 27%
14 Elle Woods 43% 73%
7 Inspector Closeau 54% 19%
15 Katniss Everdeen 46% 81%

 


Round 1 Results

The first round included some stunning upsets (Parks and Rec’s uber-competent Leslie Knope was eliminated by swashbuckling archaeologist Indiana Jones) and some not-so-surprising results (Homer Simpson should probably have minimal responsibilities no matter where he is employed). Here are final tallies from the Round of 64:

South Region:

53% 53%
16 Harry Potter 47% 47%
45% 45%
9 Indiana Jones 55% 55%
57% 57%
12 Happy Gilmore 43% 43%
4 Ron Swanson 54% 54%
13 Forrest Gump 46% 46%
62% 62%
11 Michael Scott 38% 38%
80% 80%
14 Rue Bennett 20% 20%
53% 53%
10 Coach Eric Taylor 47% 47%
52% 52%
2 Gandalf 48% 48%

East Region:

56% 56%
16 Marge Gunderson 44% 44%
8 Homer Simpson 7% 7%
9 James Bond 93% 93%
60% 60%
12 Peter Venkman 40% 40%
56% 56%
13 JR Ewing 44% 44%
67% 67%
11 Shrek 33% 33%
61% 61%
14 Selina Meyer 39% 39%
69% 69%
10 Ace Ventura 31% 31%
72% 72%
15 Coach Norman Dale (Hoosiers) 28% 28%

Midwest Region:

47% 47%
16 John Locke 53% 53%
59% 59%
9 Don Draper 41% 41%
45% 45%
12 Walter White 55% 55%
4 Meredith Grey 66% 66%
13 Rocky Balboa 34% 34%
66% 66%
11 John McClane 34% 34%
61% 61%
14 Omar Little 39% 39%
62% 62%
10 George Costanza 38% 38%
51% 51%
2 DJ Tanner 49% 49%

West Region:

51% 51%
16 Buzz Lightyear 49% 49%
8 Hermione Granger 49% 49%
9 Ted Lasso 51% 51%
19% 19%
12 Captain Kirk 81% 81%
69% 69%
13 Jules Winnfield 31% 31%
22% 22%
11 Han Solo 78% 78%
21% 21%
14 Elle Woods 79% 79%
56% 56%
10 Michael Bluth 44% 44%
36% 36%
15 Katniss Everdeen 64% 64%

To get in touch with a “real” property management expert, check out our Property Management page, or contact Senior Managing Director Carrie Szarzynski.

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