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Management Companies Place a Premium on Professionalism

5/16/2006  -  Alexandria, VA
Perhaps more than any other community association constituency, management company executives recognize the scope of the challenges associations face. That unique perspective explains why more than 150 management companies are supporting their managers with individual professional memberships in Community Associations Institute (CAI).

 

CAI launched a major membership transition beginning in July 2005, placing strong emphasis on individual memberships for community association managers in an effort to elevate the status of the profession. Since that time, manager memberships have increased from about 1,200 to more than 4,000.

"We're reminded everyday of the complexities of community association management and the type of professionals we need to succeed," says Debra A. Warren, who chairs the board of CAI's Association of Professional Community Managers (APCM). "We know the value of true professionalism because we rely on these professionals to meet the expectations of our clients—and to grow our businesses."

"Management companies engineered the culture of professionalism that exists in our industry, but we cannot become complacent," Warren adds. "Industry stewardship is continuous—and contagious. We need to be leaders when it comes to the future of this profession. We created APCM to instill a mindset of professionalism and give our managers a home within CAI so they can take full advantage of the education and resources available to them."

Manager members of CAI receive benefits designed to enhance their professional growth and elevate their value as employees. These benefits include:

  • Enrollment in APCM and the opportunity to take advantage of chapter involvement and resources.
  • Personal subscriptions to Common Ground™, CAI's award-winning, bimonthly magazine, and Community Manager, a recently expanded and enhanced bi-monthly newsletter tailored to meet the specific career and professional needs of managers.
  • The most comprehensive curriculum of professional education available for community association managers.
  • Access to a vast online network of resources, information and practical tools.
  • An invaluable network of peers, mentors and experts.

 

A complete list of membership benefits can be accessed at www.caionline.org/benefits/Pages/Manager.aspx.

APCM was created based on the conviction that managers who belong to professional organizations are more likely to learn, excel and become more effective community managers—and better long-term ambassadors for both their companies and the profession as a whole. This reality has been demonstrated in countless professions, including accounting, human resources, communications and law enforcement.

"By purchasing individual CAI memberships for their managers, management companies are contributing immeasurably to the growth and vitality of the community management profession," said CAI Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba, MBA, CAE. "Management company executives who support their managers in this important way are sending a strong message that they place a high value on professional development, personal growth and customer service."

Adds Warren: "By elevating the value of professional management, we are stimulating greater marketplace respect for the management companies that serve community associations. Our success will be measured not just by our business achievements, but also by strength of the profession and the success of our clients."

The following CAI management companies were providing memberships to their professional managers as of May 1, 2006:

  • Abbott Enterprises, Inc., AAMC, Charlotte, NC
  • Access Property Management, Inc., AAMC, Flemington, NJ
  • Alliance Association Management, Round Rock, TX
  • Appletree Management Group, Inc., AAMC, Moscow, PA
  • Armstrong Management Services, AAMC, Fairfax, VA
  • Associated Asset Management, Phoenix, AZ
  • Association & Community Managing Professionals, Inc., AAMC, Houston, TX
  • Association Advisors, Red Bank, NJ
  • Association Management Inc., Shelby Township, MI
  • Association Management Services, AAMC, San Antonio, TX
  • Association Management, Inc., AAMC, Houston, TX
  • Avalon Management Group, Los Angeles, CA
  • Benchmark Association Services, AAMC, Las Vegas, NV
  • Benson's Inc., AAMC, Ft. Myers, FL
  • Bluegreen Corp., Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Boothby Realty, Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • C&S Condo Management Services, Bradenton, FL
  • C.I.A. Services, Humble, TX
  • Cadden Community Management, Tucson, AZ
  • CAMCO Management Co., Inc., Penn Valley, PA
  • Campion and Company, Los Angeles, CA
  • Capital Consultants Management Corp., Dallas, TX
  • Capital Consultants Management Corp., Scottsdale, AZ
  • Cardinal Management Group, AAMC, Springfield, VA
  • Cardinal Property Management, AAMC/CMF, Anaheim, CA
  • Carolina Association Management, Charlotte, NC
  • CCM Management, Inc., AAMC, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • CDC Management Services, Inc., AAMC, Kirkland, WA
  • Century 21 Sweyer/CAMS, Wilmington, NC
  • Certified Management, Inc., AAMC, Honolulu, HI
  • Charleston Management Corp., Raleigh, NC
  • Chicora Development, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Cityside Management Corp., Merrimack, NH
  • Classic Property Management, Arlington, TX
  • Clover Management, Clarence, NY
  • Community Association Management, LLC, Stevenson, MD
  • Community Association Services, Inc., AAMC, Pinehurst, NC
  • Community Association Services, Inc., AAMC, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Community Management Associates, Atlanta, GA
  • Community Management Corporation, Fairfax, VA
  • Community Management Services Group, Inc., Mount Laurel, NJ
  • Community Management, Inc., AAMC, Portland, OR
  • Community Property Management, Camarillo, CA
  • ComSource Management, Inc., Olney, MD
  • Condominium Management Advisory Services, Milwaukee, WI
  • Condominium Property Management, Manchester, MO
  • Condominium Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA
  • Condominium Venture, Inc., AAMC, Columbia, MD
  • Cornerstone Association Management, Dallas, TX
  • Cornerstone Properties, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
  • CWD Group, Inc., AAMC, Seattle, WA
  • D.H. Bader Management Services, Inc., Sykesville, MD
  • Delbe Real Estate Co., Washington, DC
  • Development Consultants, Inc., Hollywood, FL
  • Double Diamond Management Company, Reno, NV
  • East West Resorts, Avon, CO
  • Elite Community Management, San Diego, CA
  • Elliott Merrill Community Management, AAMC, Vero Beach, FL
  • EMB Management, Inc., AAMC, Bellevue, WA
  • Emerald Coast Association Management, AAMC, Destin, FL
  • Eugene Burger Management Corp., Las Vegas, NV
  • Evergreen Management, AAMC, Bedford, NH
  • Excel Association Management Inc., AAMC, Plano, TX
  • Executive Property Management, AAMC, North Brunswick, NJ
  • FCS Community Management, AAMC, West Jordan, UT
  • Foster/Premier Inc., Plainfield, IL
  • Ghertner & Co., AAMC, Nashville, TN
  • Ginn Property Management, Palm Coast, FL
  • Gold Crown Management, Inc., Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Hammersmith Management Co., AAMC, Golden, CO
  • Hawaiiana Management Co., Ltd., AAMC, Honolulu, HI
  • Hawthorne Management Company, Charlotte, NC
  • Heil, Heil, Smart & Golee, Evanston, IL
  • Henderson Properties, Charlotte, NC
  • Heritage Property Management, Inc., Oldsmar, FL
  • Heritage Property Management Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA
  • Herriman & Associates, Inc., Plymouth, MI
  • Homeowner Management Services, Inc., Alpharetta, GA
  • Homeowners Association Management Co., Prescott, AZ
  • Horizon Management Company, Torrance, CA
  • HRW, Inc., AAMC, Raleigh, NC
  • I&I Property Management, AAMC, Fresno, CA
  • IPM, AAMC, Arden, NC
  • Kappes Miller Management, Kirkland, WA
  • Keystone Pacific Property Management, Irvine, CA
  • Koger Management Group, Inc., Springfield, VA
  • Kramer Triad Management Group, AAMC, Troy, MI
  • Landmarc Real Estate, Stafford, VA
  • LCM Property Management, Denver, CO
  • Legum & Norman, Inc., AAMC, Alexandria, VA
  • Leisure Life Management Company, Surprise, AZ
  • Leland Management, Inc., Summerfield, FL
  • Lewis Management Resources, AAMC, Tucson, AZ
  • M&C Assn Management Services, Inc., AAMC, Stockton, CA
  • MAMCO, Inc., Mount Laurel, NJ
  • Management Advantage, Inc., AAMC, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Management Specialists, Broomfield, CO
  • Mid-Atlantic Management Corp., AAMC, Plymouth Meeting, PA
  • MRA Property Management, Inc., Port Deposit, MD
  • Multi-Services, Inc., Portland, OR
  • Neighborhood Management Associates, AAMC, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Planned Community Management, Inc., AAMC, Houston, TX
  • Powar Management/RealManage, San Rafael, CA
  • PPM, Inc., Raleigh, NC
  • Principal Management Group, AAMC, Hurst, TX
  • PROCAM, LLC, Alexandria, VA
  • Professional Community Management, Hawthorne, CA
  • Professional Community Management, AAMC, Millersville, MD
  • Progressive Community Management, AAMC, Sarasota, FL
  • Property Management Consultants, Inc., San Diego, CA
  • Property Management People, AAMC, Frederick, MD
  • Property Management Systems, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
  • Prospect Management Company, Glendale, WI
  • Pyramid Real Estate Group, Stamford, CT
  • R&J Services, Mililani, HI
  • Rampart Properties, Inc., AAMC, Safety Harbor, FL
  • RCP Management, AAMC, Princeton, NJ
  • Real Property Management, AAMC, Lewis Center, OH
  • Renner Management Group, Inc., North Royalton, OH
  • Resource Property Management, AAMC, Seminole, FL
  • RMI Management, LLC, Las Vegas, NV
  • Rossmar & Graham Management Company, Scottsdale, AZ
  • RTI/Community Management Associates, Inc., AAMC, Hurst, TX
  • Sandcastle Community Management, Inc., Naples, FL
  • SBB Management Co., AAMC, Dallas, TX
  • Seabreeze Management Co., AAMC, Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Sentry Management Co., Clearwater, FL
  • Sequoia Management Co., AAMC, Chantilly, VA
  • Signature Property Group, AAMC, Neptune, NJ
  • Solon Gershman, Inc., AAMC, St. Louis, MO
  • Sterling Association Services, Inc., Houston, TX
  • Sterling Resorts, Inc., Lynn Haven, FL
  • Sudler, AAMC, Chicago, IL
  • Summit Management Services, Inc., Silver Spring, MD
  • Talis Management Group, Inc., AAMC, Raleigh, NC
  • Taylor Management Co., AAMC, Cedar Knolls, NJ
  • The Association Office, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • The Select Group, AAMC, Virginia Beach, VA
  • The Warren Management Group, Inc., AAMC, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Thoroughbred Management, Las Vegas, NV
  • Timmons Properties, Inc., AAMC, Nashville, TN
  • TMC Realty & Management, Inc., Las Vegas, NV
  • Trenton Property Services, Inc., Bel Air, MD
  • Tyler Community Management, Inc., AAMC, Lakewood, CO
  • United Property Associates, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Valencia Management Group, AAMC, Valencia, CA
  • Vanguard Management, AAMC, Roselle, IL
  • Vanguard Management Associates, Inc., Germantown, MD
  • Vista Management Co., Inc., Silver Spring, MD
  • Walters Management Company, AAMC, San Diego, CA
  • Wentworth Group, AAMC, Morganville, NJ
  • Westwind Management Group, Inc., Aurora, CO
  • Wilkin Management Group, Inc., Mahwah, NJ
  • Worldmark By Trendwest, Redmond, WA
  • Zalco Realty, Inc., AAMC, Silver Spring, MD

 

Note: Many of the firms listed above have earned CAI's Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC) designation. This accreditation demonstrates a company's commitment to providing the unique and diverse services community associations need. An AAMC ensures that its professional staff members have the training, skills, experience and integrity to help communities succeed. For more information, go to www.caionline.org/career/designations/Pages/management.aspx.


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