CMI is an Oregon Corporation headquartered in Portland. Kaye Youngren, its C.E.O. and Owner founded the company in 1972 under the name of Condominium Management, Inc. Since its original formation CMI has been registered to do business in the State of Washington. The name of the company was changed in 1993 to Community Management, Inc., to more accurately reflect the broad base of clients CMI serves.
Your Community – Our Commitment is more than just words to CMI’s staff members. CMI has been a pioneer in meeting the ever-changing needs of community association management. From single-family homeowners’ associations to townhouse developments to sophisticated high-rise buildings and everything in between – CMI is here to serve Your Community.
We take a great deal of pride in the fact that each of our Associations is very well maintained. In 1993 the CAI Oregon Chapter initiated a Community Association of the Year Award for Oregon communities (planned unit developments, condominium and townhouses). The award is given to one association in each of four size categories. Physical plant maintenance was an important consideration in the judging of the awards. Annually, we submit applications for this award on behalf of several of our clients. We are very proud to be able to say that our clients have been selected for this coveted award in each of the last 10 years!
Responding to the ever-changing needs of our clients has been the hallmark of CMI’s growth. In 1981 we created a maintenance division. We then became a registered general contractor. In 2004, we expanded beyond maintenance and began offering other services, such as concierge coverage, to our clients. CMISD is a service division of Community Management, Inc., and we provide a wide scope of services to our properties ranging from changing a light bulb to major construction repairs. Uniformed, courteous technicians provide emergency response service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our mission is to provide timely, professional and cost-conscious services to our clients. So whether it is a concierge program, maintaining your swimming pool or spa, having your parking lot or gutters cleaned, or rebuilding a deck, CMISD is here to serve you.
CMI has been an enthusiastic affiliate in Community Associations Institute (CAI) since the founding of the Oregon – CAI Chapter in 1981. CAI is a national organizations of community managers and Board members. CMI is a founding member of Oregon Washington Community Managers Association (OWCAM) an inter-state trade organization that furthers professional and ethical service among community managers.
One of our Community Managers was the founding delegate who was instrumental in forming the Legislative Action Committee (LAC) for Oregon-CAI. This group works closely with the legislature on matters of significance to our homeowners associations and to those of us that work in this field. CMI is also active in the “working group” of professionals who have organized to participate in legislative issues in Oregon that relate to our industry.
As part of our participation in both OWCAM and CAI, CMI proudly subscribes to their Codes of Ethics as a demonstration of our commitment to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
CMI invests heavily in the continuing education of its community mangagers. Our community managers attend accounting classes at Portland Community College. We have found this education to be very valuable in training our managers to analyze client’s financial reports. Additionally, as part of our commitment to excellence, our Community Managers (as well as several of our staff members) attend local, regional and national seminars and classes sponsored by our trade organizations; this keeps us on the cutting edge of changes within our industry.
Four of CMI’s fifteen community managers have obtained CAI’s highest designation Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM). Our remaining Community Managers are studying for their PCAM designations as well. In 2001 CMI was awarded the coveted CAI designation of Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC). CMI is one of the only management companies in the State of Oregon to be granted this designation. Please refer to the resumes of our Community Managers for other designations held by our staff.
Our staff receives on-going training in the use of the latest software programs. Our management and accounting staff currently use Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013 on Windows 8 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,) as well as the latest version of Timberline Software’s accounting program.
CMI’s commitment extends well beyond managing communities by supporting its staff in their involvement in community service activities. Our staff is encouraged to participate in charity and community-based activities. We continue our involvement as follows:
CMI is proud to continue to support our military through USO, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Operation Adopt-A-Soldier or Marine and Operation Adopt-A-Soldier. And we encourage others to play a part. Click on these links above to involve yourself!