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Popular Management Company CEO Retreat is June 22-24

5/22/2006  -  Alexandria, VA

There's only one place in 2006 where management company executives from across the country will gather to address critical business development issues—CAI's 19th Annual CEO-MC Retreat, June 22-24, at the scenic Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, California.


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The 2006 theme for the always-popular event will be organizational audits, and how this tool can help management companies serve clients and enhance profitability.

Three general sessions and six education sessions will address key components of an organizational audit—including management structure, administrative and overhead structure, human resources, insurance, accounting, cost and profitability and technology.

Internal auditing helps ensure that organizations meet their goals and objectives by:


  • Improving controls, processes and procedures, performance and risk management.
  • Suggesting ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues and improve profits.
  • Evaluating whether policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Educating management on critical issues.
  • Monitoring compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Assessing operations and making best-practice recommendations.


Last year's CEO-MC Retreat drew a record crowd of more than 150 industry executives. While the event received high marks, executives asked CAI to develop a more business-focused program for the 2006 retreat. Specifically, they urged CAI to recruit outside business experts to address advanced business topics focusing on corporate growth and profitability.

"That's exactly what we've done, and why management company executives will find this program especially relevant to their success and profitability," says Dennis C. Abbott, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, chair of the CEO-MC Retreat Task Force and chief executive officer of Abbott Enterprises Inc. "Periodic business audits—and making the right decisions based on what you learn—are indispensable in our highly competitive business environment. This program can make a real difference for members."

As an added benefit, those who attend the retreat will receive a CD-ROM with all speaker materials as well as audio of each education session.

The setting for the event is spectacular. Combining historic elegance with modern appointments, the Fairmont Miramar sits atop the scenic bluffs of Santa Monica Beach, with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. The facility offers a beautiful swimming pool, extensive meeting facilities, and a well-equipped health club and day spa. For the better part of this century, the hotel has been a celebrated Santa Monica landmark and a stunning tribute to the elegance and charm of a bygone era.

Additional programming and registration information can be accessed at, or by calling CAI toll-free at (888) 224-4321 (M-F, 9-6:30 ET). The registration fee is $425 on or before May 23, but increases to $485 after that date.

Phone: 703-970-9235