About Us

Meet the Team


Layton Wilson, Realtor®, CMCA®, AMS » Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
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Layton Wilson is CEO and Co-Founder of Open Gate Management with over 13 years of Real Estate and Property Management experience. Serving in varying roles managing residential, commercial, and homeowner associations with portfolios spanning much of DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

In addition to his career in real estate management, Layton is also an active real estate agent practicing in Maryland and Virginia. He obtained a B.S. in Marketing from Frostburg State University and is pursuing a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Maryland. In addition to his professional accruement, Layton also serves as Vice President of his homeowner’s association.

(301) 637-1527 lwilson@opengatemgmt.com
Crystal Williams, CMCA®, AMS » Chief Financial Officer, Co-Founder
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As Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder, Crystal leads the financial planning and reporting function for Open Gate Management Company. This includes monthly, quarterly and annual reporting for both internal and external parties, as well as leading the annual budget process for the company.

Bringing 15 years of property management experience to her role with a specialty in Multifamily and Association Management. Crystal offers a perspective of both putting the client/homeowners first while ensuring profitability for the company simultaneously.

Teaching introductory property management and fair housing courses at Prince George’s Community College, she helps usher in new talent to the industry. Crystal is a member of Community Associations Institute and holds both Certified Manager of Community Associations and Association Management Specialist designations.