Wow, what a year it’s been! 2015 has brought so much change and growth to all of us at Hammersmith Management, and now is the time of the year to look back on all that we’ve accomplished. From awards to acquisitions to actively volunteering in our Community, read on to find out what made 2015 a year to remember!
Industry Leadership: Hammersmith Management and CAI
This year, HMI CEO John Hammersmith was re-elected to CAI National’s Board of Trustees. This 15-member Board gives its constituencies a voice in crafting CAI policy at the national level, so it’s a huge honor that he was chosen for this prestigious position
Three of our Team Members also joined committees with the Community Associations Institute Rocky Mountain Chapter, one of the local chapters of CAI we belong to.
Matt Williams, one of Hammersmith’s Directors of Community Association Services, was excited to join the Colorado Legislative Action Committee at the beginning of the year. This committee is tasked with advocating for legislation that benefits and protects Community Associations, so it’s a very important group within the organization.
With more than 10 years of experience in both the Real Estate and Community Management industries, Matt brings a lot of expertise to the table.
It was also the first year on committees for Len Kaiser, one of HMI’s Association Business Managers, and Joe Jackson, Hammersmith’s Associate Marketing Manager. Len joined CAI-RMC’s Nomination Committee, which is tasked with narrowing down the selection of the organization’s Board of Director applicants before the election. Joe joined the Editorial Committee, which produces Common Interests, CAI-RMC’s monthly magazine.
Additionally, Evelyn Saavedra retained her position on the Fall Conference Committee from the year before, and this marked Nicole Armstrong’s third year on CAI Southern Colorado’s Golf Committee. On the organizational level, Hammersmith Management also joined 8 more regional CAI chapters in 2015 across the southwest, Rocky Mountains and plains states. We believe in the mission of CAI and the work it does for our Communities, so we’re very excited to continuously increase our involvement in the organization.
A great place to work—still true in 2015
While a lot of things changed for us in 2015, our workplace culture wasn’t one of them.
For the second year in a row, Hammersmith Management was included in The Denver Post’s list of Top 100 Workplaces. At Hammersmith we not only take pride in the work we do for our clients, but also in the work environment we create for our fellow Team Members. Winning this award for the second year in a row showed us that we’re still on the right track.
CAM Licensing in Colorado
In July of this year, Community Association Manager licensing laws took effect in Colorado. All of us at Hammersmith Management were pleased to be granted the very first license on the company level, and Davina Anderson, HMI’s Managing Director of Community Associations, was granted the first individual license.
Compliance with all local, state and national laws is of the highest importance to all of us at Hammersmith Management, and we’ll continue to stay abreast of further legislation that impacts our industry in 2016.
Ann Williams: An Outstanding Woman In Business
This past summer our President, Ann Williams, was named as a finalist for the Outstanding Women in Business Award by the Denver Business Journal. There were more than 300 nominees submitted, so being selected for the final round was a big honor!
Expansion into the Mountains: New Office, Team Members and Opportunity
Over the summer, Hammersmith acquired Mountain Managers, an HOA management and vacation rental company located in Summit County, Colorado.
“This is another exciting expansion in the Rocky Mountain area,” said John Hammersmith, CEO. “Having managed in Winter Park for some time, we understand the unique needs of residents in the mountain communities, and we are confident that we will exceed the expectations of homeowners and vacationers alike.”
This acquisition added 22 employees to the more than 220 Hammersmith team members in Colorado, and increased the total number of Hammersmith-managed Associations to well over 200. We’re excited to continue expanding our operations and look forward to a future of partnership with our mountain communities!
Leaders in Community Management,TM Leaders in our Community
Last but not least, all of us at Hammersmith Management are so proud of the volunteer service work we accomplished throughout 2016.
We encourage all of our Team Members to take a paid day off each year through our HammerTime Day of Service program in order to spend time volunteering for a cause they believe in. During 2016, 95 of our Team Members volunteered with more than a dozen organizations in both individual and team settings. Below are some of the organizations our Team Members have worked with.
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Thank you to all of our Team Members and partners who have helped us make 2015 a year to remember! We’re so excited to see what 2016 will bring.