As the growing community association management industry is witnessing a changing of the guard, its pioneers are looking for ways to successfully pass the torch to the next generation of leaders.
Community association management is becoming a sought-out career with growth for new hires expected in the coming decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In a competitive job market, community associations and management companies must highlight their strengths and address organizational shortcomings to hire and retain top talent, says business speaker and author Peter Sheahan.
When Michael Shucart took the helm as president of Leisure Town Home Association’s board more than five years ago, financial disarray and outdated amenities plagued the 1,150-home community in Vacaville, Calif. Now, the retired banker is credited with putting Leisure Town back on a path to success.
While generating an atmosphere of kindness and respect might seem easier said than done, it can make for a more collaborative and positive environment for all, says advertising leader and best-selling author Linda Kaplan Thaler.