Trestle Community Management today announced that all 2022 draft budgets have been provided to its Clients with a January 1 fiscal year. Timely distribution of draft budgets will allow Clients to proceed with reviews, approvals, and ratification meetings in advance of the often-busy holiday season.


“Delivering draft budgets to Board Members by the end of September provide our Clients plenty of time to perform a thorough review and present approved budgets to Homeowners well before deadlines,” said Bob Brencic, CMCA, AMS, MBA, President of Trestle Community Management. “Trestle’s mature and repeatable processes enable us to consistently execute for our Clients.”

2021-0930 Trestle’s Kristen Ledbetter Provides Budget Education as the Firm Ensures Timely Delivery of Draft Budgets to its Clients PHOTOUtilizing its well-established budget process, Trestle Clients experience a budget season with clear deadlines, useful questionnaires, and well-educated Managers and Accounting Members to provide additional guidance. The transparent process, as well as a focus on continual innovation and Client satisfaction, allows Trestle’s Clients to experience an efficient budget season which sees them often finalize budgets well ahead of schedule.

In preparation for budget season, Kristen Ledbetter, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Advisory Manager and Mid-Rise, High-Rise and Estate Practice Lead, wrote “The High Cost of Not Raising Assessments” for the Washington State Chapter of Community Associations Institute (WSCAI)’s September journal. Focusing on the importance of proper budgeting and reserve funding, the informative article educates new and existing community members.

As an Advisory Community Manager, Kristen Ledbetter, CMCA, AMS, PCAM leads Trestle’s Advisory Manager and Mid-Rise, High-Rise and Estate Practice. Since entering the community management industry in 2007, Kristen has led successful teams and managed a portfolio of diverse associations. Kristen has a particular expertise in Mid and High-Rise communities and an extensive history working with luxury home communities, ensuring she is well-versed in the unique nature of the associations within her Practice. She has used this background to build a skilled Team prepared to proactively meet the needs of their clients.

What is Trestle’s Mid-Rise, High-Rise and Estate 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.

How are Trestle’s Processes Different?

Concentrating solely on community management services has allowed Trestle to understand the specific needs of Washington’s various types of common interest ownership associations and in response, design meticulous processes best suited for each. With an emphasis on transparency, consistency and accuracy, Trestle has created a robust catalog of internal procedures that have been automated with industry leading technologies. These mature processes result in the positive and consistently reliable experience Trestle’s Clients have grown to expect from the firm.

How Does Trestle Support its Clients?

Understanding the value of Board Member and Homeowner education, Trestle began releasing live Webinars and Webinars On-Demand for community members in 2021. An overwhelmingly positive response has shown the value in extending accessible resources to Clients. Through the full deployment of Trestle’s My-Community Web Portal, the firm provides comprehensive access to endless resources including its webinars, detailed management reports, and user-friendly services for architectural request processing, compliance monitoring, and more.

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.

Connecting with Trestle

In addition to Trestle’s updated website, the firm regularly connects on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Please contact Bob Brencic, CMCA, AMS, MBA, President of Trestle Community Management, at or (425) 454-6404 for additional details.