RealManage's Christi Keller Addresses Beijing Delegation

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RealManage announced today that Christi Keller, PCAM® , Division President of RealManage and President of the Houston Chapter of Community Associations Institute, along with President elect Troy Goodell, addressed a delegation of 21 members of the Beijing Human Resources and Social Security Bureau on September 17th.

This was an exciting opportunity to meet and speak to a foreign delegation that does business with such high levels of governmental oversight and involvement who were looking for guidance from the people in our industry. I enjoyed being able to provide insight from our industry in which i have made my career for the past 34 years

RealManage announced today that Christi Keller, PCAM® , Division President of RealManage and President of the Houston Chapter of Community Associations Institute, along with President elect Troy Goodell, addressed a delegation of 21 members of the Beijing Human Resources and Social Security Bureau on September 17th. The delegation was on a fact finding mission in Houston to get information regarding Professional Standards, Qualifications and Human Resources for Business Management and Professional Assessment Forms and Means of Business Management in the U.S.

Christi spoke to the delegation about the Community Association Institute and the field of community association management. During the discussion, Christi stressed the importance of specialized education and training for community managers through targeted course study. She explained the process that managers go through in their education and training to obtain the various designations:

•Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA® )
•Association Manager Specialist (AMS®)
•Large Scale Manager (LSM®)
•Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®)
Christi touched on the designations for Reserve Specialists, Insurance and Risk Managers and Attorneys specializing in the community association industry. She also addressed licenses required of community managers in certain states in the U.S. A lengthy question and answer session followed. The entire presentation was assisted by an interpreter provided by the City of Houston Mayor's Office of International Trade and Development.

"This was an exciting opportunity to meet and speak to a foreign delegation that does business with such high levels of governmental oversight and involvement who were looking for guidance from the people in our industry. I enjoyed being able to provide insight from our industry in which i have made my career for the past 34 years," states, Christi. "It was also quite interesting to present with the aide of an interpreter. The delegation was impressed with our presentation and very welcoming to us as their hosts for the morning."

About CAI

CAI is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to helping homeowner and condominium associations meet the expectations of their residents, providing information, tools and resources to volunteers and professionals responsible for community association governance and management. More information can be obtained at http://www.caionline.org or by calling toll-free (888) 224-4321.

About RealManage

RealManage is a property management firm that specialized in HOA management and condominium management and manages hundreds of community associations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada and Texas, including homeowner associations (HOAs), condominium associations, cooperatives, municipal utility districts, luxury high-rises and large master-planned communities. For more information or to request a quote for HOA management or condominium management, visit http://www.realmanage.com or call us toll-free at (866) 403-1588.

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