SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 18, 2014) - Robin A. Romo, of CitiScape Property Management Group, San Francisco, recently joined the elite group of community association managers who have earned the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®) credential from Community Associations Institute (CAI). Romo is one of only 2,200 managers worldwide who have earned the highest level of professional recognition in the community association field. More than 60 million Americans live in an estimated 315,000 association-governed communities.
CitiScape is currently the only management company with a PCAM credentialed professional located in San Francisco according to CAI's Directory of Credentialed Professionals. CitiScape is also one of the few management companies in California that employs multiple community association managers who hold the PCAM designation.
To earn the PCAM credential, managers must have five years of community association management experience and complete more than 100 hours of course work. In addition, credentialed PCAMs must fulfill continuing education and service requirements, as well as adhere to a code of ethics.
"Professionals who earn CAI credentials maximize the value they can provide to their community association clients," said CAI Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba, CAE. "Not only have these professionals demonstrated a personal commitment to self-improvement, but they have also elevated their practical knowledge and expertise. That's what all community associations need, and what board members and residents deserve."
Professional managers provide administrative, operational and managerial counsel to the boards that govern homeowners and condominium associations. Managers typically are responsible for managing budgets and contractors, directing association personnel and overseeing compliance with association covenants and restrictions.
CAI is an international organization dedicated to building better communities. CAI and its 60 chapters work on behalf of the professionals and volunteers engaged in the management and governance of homeowner and condominium associations, cooperatives and other planned communities. CAI's nearly 32,000 members include community association volunteer leaders, managers, management companies and businesses that provide products and services to these communities.
CitiScape Property Management Group is a full-service, CACM certified, San Francisco property management company offering proactive and professional management services in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Since CitiScape began in 1999, it has grown from a two person operation to a current staff of 110 managers, administrative, accounting, building engineers and service employees, growing at a rate of 10%-15% per year over that span. CitiScape currently manages 5,500 condominium homes in the Bay Area, as well as a portfolio of commercial and apartment buildings through its commercial brokerage subsidiary, FogCiti Real Estate, Inc.