The Community Associations Institute Research Foundation has named five officers to one-year terms serving the Institute's data-collection and research entity. Founded in 1973, the Community Associations Institute Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation that mobilizes charitable contributions to fund research projects involving condominium, cooperative, and homeowners associations and to publish research results.
Mitchell H. Frumkin, P.E., P.P., RS president of the Research Foundation, is president of Kipcon Inc., a professional engineering consulting firm in Highland Park, N.J., that specializes in community association services. Frumkin holds an engineer's license in 22 states and is a frequent speaker and author on industry issues. He is the editor and contributing author of A Complete Guide to Reserve Funding and Reserve Investment Strategies and pens a regional monthly column, Cover Your Assets. Frumkin serves on the CAI Board of Trustees, chairs the Reserve Professionals Designation Committee and is a past president of CAI's New Jersey chapter.
Marc D. Markel, Esq., president-elect, is a partner of Roberts, Markel & Folger L.L.P., Houston, and heads the firm's Real Estate Law section. Board certified in both Commercial Real Estate Law and Residential Real Estate Law, Markel helped draft the Texas Uniform Condominium Act and has authored master deed restrictions for numerous large residential and commercial developers and builders. He is a frequent speaker on real estate issues for bar associations and CAI conferences. Markel is a past director of the Houston Bar Association Real Estate section and is a member of the Texas College of Real Estate Attorneys. He is a charter member of CAI's College of Community Association Lawyers, chairman of CAI's Presidents Club and a director and past president of CAI's Greater Houston chapter.
Richard J. Leeds, CMCA, vice president, is executive vice president of CFM Management Services, Rockville, Md. A 36-year veteran of the community association management, construction and development industries, Leeds works directly with builders, developers and public agencies involved in creating common-interest communities from conceptualization through set-up and management. Leeds holds real estate licenses in Maryland and the District of Columbia and is a frequent lecturer and author on multi-family housing management systems in the U.S. and abroad. He is a past president of CAI's Washington Metro chapter.
Jerome M. Fien, treasurer, is a retired managing partner at Samuel Klein and Co. CPAs, Newark, N.J. He has served as president of The Woodlands at West Orange Community Association since 1989, a community honored by CAI's New Jersey chapter as Best Medium-sized Association in 1991. A seasoned speaker, moderator and workshop leader, Fien is a member of the CAI New Jersey chapter Hall of Fame. He is a secretary/treasurer of the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Common Ground™, CAI's award-winning bimonthly magazine. Fien served as the homeowner representative on CAI's Board of Directors for four years and chaired CAI's Homeowners Committee from 1993 to 1995 among numerous committee assignments.
BG Campbell, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, secretary, supervises Community Group Inc. offices in Tidewater, Va., and has thirteen years of community association management experience. A senior instructor for CAI's Professional Management Development Program courses, Campbell was named Educator of the Year in 1994 and is a member of the review team for CAI's soon-to-be-introduced Advanced Homeowner Education courses. He is a past chairman of CAI's Association Management Specialist, Managers Education and Managers Committees and served on the Developers Committee. Active in the Southeastern Virginia chapter of CAI, Campbell is a former Leadership Training Program speaker and has served on the local Membership, Publicity and Managers Luncheon Committees. He was named the chapter's Speaker of the Year in 1992.
The Community Associations Institute is a nonprofit association created in 1973 to educate and represent the nation's 205,000 community associations—condominium associations, homeowner associations and cooperatives. CAI members include homeowners, associations and the professionals who provide products and services to them.
Community Associations Institute Research Foundation 1999 Board of Directors
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