Get to Know Portfolio Manager Candace Lewis
Cardinal Management Group, Inc. is comprised of a talented team of professionals across numerous disciplines who are dedicated to serving our clients through exceptional service. One such team member, Portfolio Manager & Director, Professional Designations & Education, Candace Lewis, CMCA®, AMS®, plays a pivotal role in working with our client communities on a daily basis.
What does a portfolio manager do? How does a portfolio manager help our clients succeed? Read on to see Candace’s answers to these questions and more.
What Do You Do for Cardinal Management Group, Inc.?
As a portfolio manager, I manage eight client communities by assisting with overseeing contracted services for projects as well as regular maintenance. I also work closely with each association’s board president.
As a Portfolio Manager, What Does a Normal Day Usually Entail?
Every day is a little bit different, but working closely with homeowners and board members to fulfill requests, respond to emergencies and assess areas of improvement in the community is a large part of my daily responsibilities. In addition, communicating with vendors about a wide range of projects is a key part of my role.
What Do You Find Most Rewarding About Your Position?
I’m successful in my career because of the support I’ve had. Community management isn’t an individual effort, and I’ve always had such great team members backing me up. Today, administrative assistants Sabina Green and Nicole Tavano are essential to the work I do with our clients.
Speaking to Cardinal Management Group, Inc. itself, I very much appreciate the family-oriented culture we have here. Moreover, leadership has always made work-life balance a point of emphasis for everyone on our team, and that’s really important because it ensures I have time to spend with my son.
Any Important Tips for Someone Getting into the Community Management Industry?
One thing I’ve learned about this industry is that training and, most importantly, hard work are the keys to advancing quickly. Beyond that, having a good attitude, being detail-focused and embracing a “people person” mentality are absolutely vital to making it happen for your clients.
Interested in getting into the community management industry? Check out current job openings at Cardinal Management Group, Inc. today.