The live webinar titled, “From the Ground Up: Successful transition from Self to Professional Management,” has been designed with Community Association Managers in mind. From WSCAI’s event page,
Self-managed Associations engage professional management companies for a variety of reasons, most commonly due to poor financial and maintenance management by a well-meaning volunteer group of owners who are not educated in the nuances of community management. It is our position to make this onboarding as smooth and seamless as possible for the entire ownership.
In this presentation, we will guide you through the different sections of transition-board training, financial reviews, property & maintenance reviews, including some red flags to look out for.
What Management Services Does Trestle Offer?
Trestle is a firm exclusively dedicated to community association management services.
Through specialized Practice Areas, every community type is able to work with an advanced Team who is fully prepared to help them succeed. Trestle does not stop there. In addition to this unparalleled approach to community association management, Trestle also tailors its services to its clients, offering three different scopes of work, each customizable to best serve your association.
Full Management Services: With Full Management Services, Trestle provides proactive financial and property management services for its Clients within their strategy, guidelines and approvals. Trestle becomes the regular interface to their membership, freeing the Board to focus on the planning, projects and activities they want Trestle to accomplish on their behalf throughout the year. Clients have access to Trestle’s comprehensive My-Community Web Portal, and work with an experience Community Association Manager within a Practice tailored to their community. Board Members enjoy the support of a knowledgeable Manager who provides guidance, manages the association’s financial obligations, oversees maintenance projects, coordinates and prepares meetings, conducts site reviews and compliance enforcement, addresses architectural requests and more. This option allows a Board to be involved in their community while working with a trusted partner to oversee the timely execution of the association’s obligations.
Management On-Demand Services: Trestle provides proactive financial management for its Management On-Demand Clients within their guidelines and approvals at a fixed monthly charge. Trestle serves as the regular interface to their membership, freeing the Board to implement planning, projects, and activities they want to accomplish throughout the year, while providing an experienced assigned manager who is available and chargeable only when they need additional help—on-demand property management services can save associations money while still providing the services and back-up they need. With an assigned Community Association Manager and access to Trestle’s My-Community Web Portal, Management On-Demand clients get the services they need most while maintaining the ability to use Trestle’s other resources, such as maintenance management, site inspections, investment guidance, and insurance and risk management, at an hourly rate when needed.
Financial Only Management: With our Financial-Only Management program, Trestle provides financial services for its Clients within their guidelines and approvals. The Board serves as the regular interface to their membership for total control and the Board implements planning, projects, and activities they want to accomplish throughout the year. Trestle’s Financial Only Management option is perfect for cost-conscious communities interested in retaining a financial expert to ensure invoices are paid in a timely manner, assessments are collected when due and audit-ready financials are prepared on a recurring schedule. Board Members can rely on a knowledgeable assigned Community Association Manager to provide guidance and distribute accurate resale documentation to buyers and sellers.
What is Trestle’s Mid-Rise, High-Rise and Estate Practice and Condominium Practice?
Through dedicated and specialized Practice Area teams, Trestle serves various Community Association types, such as condominium, single-family homes, mid-rise, high-rise, active-adult and large-scale communities, in Washington state.
From sophisticated internal building systems, elevators with precise maintenance requirements, roofs with distinct designs and functionality, and onsite staff, these communities benefit from the detailed-oriented approach offered by our Team who is experienced with management services for mid-rise and high-rise buildings as well as estate communities.
The Mid-Rise, High-Rise and Estate Practice specializes in the particular requirements of their clients. Through the implementation of efficient processes to swiftly upgrade internal systems such as intercoms, inspection checklists which often highlighting overlooked items like elevator emergency phones, an advanced understanding of risk management and governing document compliance, the Team leads its mid-rise, high-rise and estate communities to success.
Condominium communities require keen oversight of the maintenance and financial condition of the Association.
Washington State condominium associations are unique as they are subject to one of several different common interest ownership acts and the legal requirements for attached communities vary greatly. Trestle’s Condominium Practice thoroughly understands each act and the requirements they place on communities and Homeowners.
Through our advanced understanding of condominiums, building structures and complex maintenance responsibilities, the Condominium Practice at Trestle excels at helping Boards manage their communities. The Team proactively advises Board of Directors and community volunteers on recurring and preventative maintenance, and ensures grounds remain well-maintained year-round. Trestle also meets all of the communities’ legal requirements while supporting and guiding Homeowners. The Practice contains advanced expertise areas to address needs such as large-scale remediation projects, special assessments and loans, and complex insurance claim matters.
In What Other Ways Does Trestle Support its Clients?
Trestle continuously invests in Team education and skill building. All of the firm’s Team Members attend continuing education courses offered inside and outside of the industry as well as conferences and educational seminars on an ongoing basis. Trestle approaches education holistically, ensuring that all Team Members are well-versed on the intricacies of the community association management services industry.
Through this approach, the firm holds the highest number of prestigious community association management credentials in Washington State including the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA), Association Management Specialist (AMS) and Professional Manager of Community Associations (PCAM) designations.
To best serve its Client Associations, Trestle has established partnerships both inside and outside of the community management industry. Through these well-nurtured working relationships, Trestle has identified trustworthy service providers. Proactively anticipating the future needs of Washington state’s community associations, Trestle has also established relationships which allow it to access industry-leading technologies. These partnerships allow Trestle to implement exclusive and advanced technologies, meeting and exceeding its Clients’ needs. The value of these efforts is passed along to its Client Associations as they access vetted and dependable service providers and the most advanced services in the industry through Trestle.