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Beacon Management Welcomes New Employees as Growth Fuels Expansion

Beacon Management Services is pleased to announce the recent addition of three new employees at its corporate office.  Haya Whitsett joined as a Community Association Manager; Erica Walker was added to the Client Services department, and Marlon Byrd joined the Mobile Maintenance Services Division.    The newly hired employees will work at Beacon’s headquarters located in the heart of the central Perimeter market at Two Premier Plaza, 5607 Glenridge Drive, Suite 490, Atlanta, GA  30342.

“We’re delighted to have three exceptional real estate professionals join the Beacon team,” said Lisa Simmons, president of Beacon Management Services.  “The expansion of our corporate personnel further strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our customers and illustrates Beacon’s commitment to investing in quality talent.  I believe they will bring exceptional value and best practices to our customers.”

Tiffany “Haya” Whitsett, CAM, brings years of business experience to Beacon, most recently as an onsite and portfolio association manager with another company where she oversaw multiple accounts, large capital improvement projects, and concierge staff members.   Haya graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Georgia State University, and later obtained a Master’s degree in Mental Health.   She will oversee a portfolio of major community associations throughout metro Atlanta.

Erica Walker, CAM, joins the expanding customer service team as a Client Services Representative.  She has over 15 years’ experience in sales, marketing and customer service for professional service organizations.  Erica was also recognized as one of the top performing leasing consultants for CF Lane LLC, one of Georgia’s largest owners of multifamily developments.

Marlon Byrd is an EPA certified maintenance professional with over 15 years of progressive experience in the real estate industry.  He served as the Chief Building Engineer for a major Buckhead high rise condominium and as the Maintenance Supervisor for several commercial properties prior to joining Beacon.  Marlon will help lead the Mobile Maintenance Services Division which provides comprehensive maintenance solutions to handle basic property repair requests to larger scale projects.

 

About Beacon Management Services

Beacon Management Services is a leading real estate management company based in Atlanta, Georgia which offers comprehensive solutions to homeowner associations, condominium associations, multifamily, commercial and mixed use properties. With expertise in all facets of operations, staffing, technology, financial analysis, and capital projects, Beacon Management devotes itself to providing clients with a comprehensive service offering. Innovation is part of our business strategy, where we create a culture of innovative thinking and creative problem solving.

Media Contact:

Lisa Simmons, President

Beacon Management Services LLC

(404) 907-2112 – office

(404) 308-3188

lsimmons@beaconmanagementservices.com

 

Two Premier Plaza

5607 Glenridge Drive

Suite 490

Atlanta, GA  30342

 

 

http://www.beaconmanagementservices.com

 

 

 

  

Beacon Management Wins Second Multifamily Apartment Contract

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Beacon Management Services, a leading real estate management company, was recently selected by an investment entity in Manhattan to manage and lease an apartment community in northeast Atlanta along the I-85 corridor in Gwinnett County.  This is the second multifamily apartment community to go under management by the Atlanta-based company.

“Multifamily apartment management represents a rapidly growing business segment for Beacon,” said Lisa Simmons, president of Beacon Management Services. “We’ve been approached by investors seeking a professional Atlanta management partner who can maximize asset values. We see investor appetite remaining strong for multifamily properties in suburban markets with good fundamentals.”

Beacon Management offers high-quality NOI performance that is sustainable with low volatility. This performance leads to outsized, risk-adjusted returns achieved through its competitive advantages including:

  • Business plan designed to maximize the value of the community and meet the owner’s goals.
  • Thorough understanding of market conditions and trends.
  • Extensive “Value Add” renovation experience.
  • Lease up and planning for lease up and new developments.
  • Due diligence services for acquisitions.
  • Budget development and consultation on funding models
  • Extensive property performance reports

Beacon Management Services LLC is a leading Atlanta property management company which offers comprehensive solutions to residential, multifamily, commercial and mixed use properties. Professional, personalized service found in smaller organizations, coupled with the extensive resources of a proven leader; make Beacon the first choice for onsite and portfolio management.

Beacon Management Team Helps Habitat for Humanity

Atlanta Condominium Management Company Handles $47,000 Water Bill for Its Client

An Atlanta condominium association was charged $47,000 in one month for water.

This is what happened.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/local-residents-receive-47000-water-bill/nk5KF/

The Top Two Tips for Selecting the Right Atlanta HOA Management Company.

How a Strategic Plan Can Help Your Atlanta Community Association

Beacon Management offers the following overview of the importance of strategic planning.

Simply stated, strategic planning is a process we use to determine where we’re going and how we’re going to get there. It includes these steps:

Ÿ Assessing our current position. We will identify our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Knowing where we are now will help get us where we want to be in the future.

Ÿ Identifying our purpose. This will become our “mission statement.”  For example, “Our association exists to ensure the highest possible quality of life for all residents.”

Ÿ  Setting goals that identify what we need to achieve the mission. Our goals will be specific and measurable, and will provide an indication of how we’re doing as we progress.

Ÿ Deciding how to meet our goals. We may have to allocate resources, create committees, or undertake other tasks to achieve our goals.

Ÿ Developing an action plan. Each step will require a specific action plan. For example, if a committee is needed, who will serve, exactly what tasks will be assigned, and when will the results be needed?

Ÿ Monitoring and updating our plan. We’ll review the strategic plan regularly. . If we learn that our earlier ideas and goals were shortsighted or uninformed, we’ll update accordingly.

Please contact Beacon Management Services in Atlanta, GA if you require assistance with your community association or condominium association at (404) 907-2112.

In the Wake of the Brian Williams Scandal, Should You Ever Lie to A Customer?

Managing Atlanta's Condominiums and HOAs

Brian WilliamsThe lightening pace at which NBC anchor Brian Williams lost credibility with the public is a important reminder to business owners, managers, and those in a leadership position that even a tiny fib can breach trust or confidence.  Management professionals should avoid telling clients even so-called white lies, because trust is nearly impossible to regain once broken.

“Trust is a priceless commodity with which we work,” said Lisa Simmons, President of Beacon Management Services, an Atlanta based community association management company that serves condominiums, homeowner associations, mixed use and commercial properties.

Management companies should steer clear of telling even an innocuous lie, such as, “Sorry, I’m busy with a client right now,” when they are actually enjoying their morning coffee and crossword puzzle, said Ms. Simmons.

“Little white lies don’t accomplish anything.   When people start exaggerating and padding,it destroys that credibility, presenting a face to the world that isn’t true.  Once someone knows that a person is…

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Beacon Management Chosen to Management Premier Atlanta Homeowner Association

Longlake

January 30, 2015 (Atlanta) Beacon Management Services, a leading real estate management company, was selected to oversee one of the largest residential developments in metro Atlanta. Longlake is a premier, master planned community in south Forsyth County near GA 400 and Hwy 141 (Peachtree Parkway) with over 500 homes. It counts a private 45-acre lake as one of its prime amenities.

“We’re delighted to have been selected to oversee such an extraordinary project. After the Board of Directors conducted a comprehensive bid process, Beacon was chosen to bring operational excellence, financial best practices and value-added services to the community,” said Lisa Simmons, President of Beacon Management Services.

Longlake is designed with the active lifestyle in mind with sidewalks throughout and a premier amenities center overlooking the lake. This includes a fabulous two-story clubhouse; competition sized swimming pool, 6 lighted tennis courts, basketball court, gazebo, fenced playground, and professional landscaping throughout the common areas.

Beacon Management Services LLC is a leading Atlanta property management company which offers comprehensive solutions to residential, multifamily and mixed use properties throughout the Southeast.

Professional, personalized service found in smaller organizations, coupled with the extensive resources of a proven leader; make Beacon the first choice for onsite and portfolio management.

For more information, contact Lisa Simmons at (404) 907-2112. Visit http://www.beaconmanagementservices.com to learn how Beacon Management Services is changing the Atlanta property management industry.

Beacon Management At the 2015 Community Associations Institute Gala!

Expert Tips for Your HOA or Condo Association

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Beacon Management at the CAI Gala Celebrating Excellence in Association Management

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