Community Manager

January 21st, 2015

National Management Company seeking energetic, experienced and professional Community Manager for 432 unit property in Amarillo, TX

Job Summary
To ensure the efficient operation of the property (which includes, but is not limited to, marketing and leasing apartments, rental collection, condition of the buildings, models, vacant and occupied apartments, common areas and amenities, staffing, and resident relations.)

The Community Manager will promote a strong service culture and successful teamwork as they strive to achieve the goals of cottonwood Residential and maximize the return on the owner’s investment. While the following information should be considered a comprehensive description of the position, it should also be noted that some responsibilities and duties may not be specifically addressed.

The Company emphasizes a team approach and fully expects every person to perform any reasonable task or request consistent with fulfilling company objectives.

For additional details and to apply visit:

Maintenance/Make Ready Tech

January 16th, 2015

This position performs a wide variety of mechanical duties: The primary responsibility is to maintain the physical appearance and integrity of the property, perform work requests in units and ensure all vacated apartments are thoroughly restored to “Market Ready” condition in a timely manner. Previous experience preferred.

Contact: 806-358-7679

Apartment Manager

January 13th, 2015

Great opportunity for an experienced Apartment Manager with an established local company. Computer skill required.

Please send resume to

Marketing Coordinator

January 6th, 2015

Person will be responsible for soliciting memberships (new and renewing) and fostering communication between members.

This position will be responsible for marketing programs, events and meetings to our members using social media and other marketing avenues as well as securing ads for our website.

Must be able to work independently and within a variety of committees. Knowledge of websites and 2010 or higher versions of Microsoft Office Publisher, Access, Excel, and Word is helpful.

The base salary is 11.00 per hour (payable bi-weekly) with the potential to earn more through a bonus program. Please submit your resumes by fax to: (806) 355-0451 or email to:

Assistant Property Manager

January 5th, 2015

Finlay Management is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO®), multifamily property management company. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Assistant Manager at our property the Granite at Thirty Fourth.

The Assistant Manager is responsible for assisting the Property Manager in managing the apartment community for the company with the goal of maximizing operating performance by executing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. Also keeps records of financial transactions for apartment community. This position reports to the Property Manager.

Duties: Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
o Under the Property Managers direction, performs duties of Assistant Manager including; reviewing and approving resident applications and/or compiling periodic property management and sales/marketing reports. Performs leasing duties as needed, such as showing prospective residents apartments and explaining occupancy terms. Monitors, coordinates and/or performs resident renewal program.
o Under the Property Manager’s direction , oversees and/or performs duties in whole or in part of community bookkeeper by utilizing the appropriate software.
o Receives, records monthly rent payments from residents. Receives and records security deposits and first month rent. Makes daily bank deposit of receipts.
o Monitors history of security deposits, calculating term, interest, refund status, and maintenance/repair deductions. Requests security deposit refunds as needed.
o Summarizes details in separate ledgers or computer files and transfers data to general ledger. At Property Manager’s direction, arranges weekly and monthly data transfer to Corporate Accounting.
o At Property Manager’s direction, maintains accounts payable records and monitors payable transactions utilizing the appropriate software program.
o Reconciles and balances accounts and resident ledgers.
o At Property Manager’s direction, compiles reports to show statistics such as cash receipts and expenditures, accounts payable and receivable (including lease status reports), and other items pertinent to operation of business.
o Coordinates move outs of tenants with Maintenance Supervisor
o Assists Property Manager (and performs in Property Manager’s absence) the following: monitors financial and business dealings of community with focus on budget adherence and variance; monitors leasing and maintenance activity reports with focus on adherence to community’s fiscal and occupancy goals; with Maintenance Supervisor, directs and coordinates activities of maintenance and/or grounds staff.
o Leases apartments

Performs any additional duties or task assigned.

Supervisor Responsibilities:

o In the absence of the Property Manager manages 2 to 5 subordinate supervisors who may supervise a total of 8-25 employees. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these units. Promotes positive working relationships with and between employees.
o Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with organizations policies and applicable laws. Develops and coordinates a motivated community staff team through effective personnel management. Handles all personnel matters for community staff including interviewing hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems; seeking as needed and required, counsel and final approval from the corporate Human Resources Department and the Regional Manager.
Qualifications: Education and Experience:

o One to three years experience in property management.
o College degree preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

o Valid drivers license and insurance are required with reliable transportation required to operate a licensed motor vehicle in order to perform the job duties.

Contact Person: Alice
Phone Number: 904-280-1000

Make Ready Technician

January 5th, 2015

Finlay Management is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO®), multifamily property management company.
We have a great opportunity for an entry level Make Ready tech position at two of our properties in Amarillo.

Duties: This position performs a wide variety of mechanical, supervising, and construction-related tasks in order to ensure the residents a clean, safe, comfortable and attractive place to live.

Qualifications: Education and Experience:
o 1 year of prior Experience as maintenance technician for a multi unit property.
o Advanced Training obtained from a Mechanical or Trade School. Preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
o Valid Driver’s License and insurance are required with reliable transportation.

Contact Person: Alice
Phone Number: 904-280-1000

Hang this letter on every door!

November 6th, 2014


Hang this on every door and your residents and service team will thank you.

I know from my own experience that being on call during the Holiday Season is a challenge, and often, as soon as you sit down to relax, a service request comes in and you have to go make a repair that could have been avoided if someone thought to check and see if their appliances worked before the day they needed them to make a Holiday meal.

So, here is a letter that will help prevent last minute service calls. Hang one on every door and I guarantee your Service Team and Residents will appreciate you looking out for them.

Sincerely, Mark Cukro

Dear Resident,
The Holiday season is approaching and many of you will be traveling or having company to enjoy a good meal with.

In order to make sure and everything goes smoothly and there are no last minute surprises such as an oven or appliance not working when you need it the most please check the operation of all of the appliances in your home.

This way if something is not working we can respond to service calls now and make any repairs before your guests arrive. This will also allow us enough time to order any parts if they are necessary.

We want you to have a fantastic Holiday with Friends and Family and hope everyone visiting enjoys your home cooked meal.

Here is a check list:
Stove burners – check all of them
Garbage disposer
Drains – sink, bathrooms, guest rooms, etc.
Anything else you don’t use often that a guest may need.

Is your occupancy down?

March 31st, 2014

Is your occupancy down?
Do you want to rent your available units?

Take a look at our Property Search program on our website at

This program on our website allows the general public to log onto our website and search for available apartment and/or rent houses. It allows them to search by bed/bath count, price, area, etc. Anytime someone calls the association looking for available units, we refer them to this website.

In addition, the association pays for an Advertisement in the AGN referring people looking for homes and/or apartments to rent, to go to This drives the traffic to your listings.

Why are your properties not listed?
Do you want to rent your available units?

Is it time consuming to list your properties for rent on the site?

Solution: Let us do it for you!
The AAP staff will type in all your listings, as you provide them to us. We will remove them when they are rented, etc. A nominal fee and a completed form is ALL it will take for you to take advantage of this benefit.

Cost: Based on unit count:

0 to 10 units $10 monthly w/12 month commitment*
11 to 50 units 20 monthly w/12 month commitment*
51 to 100 units 40 monthly w/12 month commitment*
101 to 200 units 60 monthly w/12 month commitment*
201 + units 100 monthly w/12 month commitment*

*Cost doubles without commitment contract on file.

How to submit your listings:

Send an email to to request a property search listing form that you can fill out and return or go online to and fill in the form there.

Your Best Advertising Is You!

November 26th, 2013

It’s been said that to have a successful business, it’s about location, location, location.

Exactly what location is best? Is it the beautiful three story building on the corner of a major intersection?

Would a better location be right next to a bank where people are coming and going all the time and have easy access to your business?

Maybe you could buy the biggest billboard in town announcing your location, because it’s always best to advertise, advertise, advertise.

No matter where you locate your business, you will always need to advertise or no one will know you exist. When the economy is slow, companies often cut advertising budgets while waiting to see what will happen. When the economy picks up again, will your customers know who you are and what your company does or will your competitor have spent the last 6 months building a stronger relationship with your clients because they continued to advertise?

Your biggest complaint may be you have no advertising budget or your company won’t approve sponsorship of an event so it’s hard to get your name out there. The other complaint you might have is time. Your swamped handling day to day duties, and you can’t hit the streets to visit all the properties you’d like to do business with.

My father always told me to be resourceful and called me “Pollyanna”, because he knew I always looked for the positive in everything and spent my life trying to succeed with minimal resources. So here’s my positive outlook for you!

It’s all about location, location, location, but not necessarily where your company is located. It’s about where “YOU” are. Are you at the monthly meetings to network with your target customers? Your competitors may be.

Companies spend millions branding their names and products. A big part of advertising comes from sales representatives, not advertising budgets. “YOU” are one of your companies best advertisements. Being involved in your local association’s events and committee meetings allows members to get to know about you and your company. It’s been said that people buy from people they know. How well do your customers know you?

And let’s talk about time. There is never enough of it. We all struggle with limited hours in our work day. As I’m sitting here writing this I’m thinking about 12 other projects on my “A” list that are being ignored, at the moment. However, they’re not being ignored, they are being gently pushed to the side for only 1 hour. After that I’ll go back to them at full force. Imagine it taking only 1 hour out of your day to attend a luncheon or have one-on-one time with current or prospective customers. You can do this by serving on a committee. By participating in the PSC committee which is made up of PSC members for PSC members, you can build owner relationships.

Now, do you get the point that I’m trying to make? It costs little to nothing to be involved in your Association and you have the potential to reap big rewards in the end.

So, still no advertising budget? Consider us your partner in advertising. Get Involved! Stay involved and grow your business. Remember, people like doing business with people they know.

Janette Litz
Association Executive


August 16th, 2013

“Trade shows are a great way to put a face and personality to your company.”

Showing your product and services at a trade show or exhibition offers an excellent opportunity for face to face contact with customers.

The trade show environment can be one of the most exhausting and challenging of all marketing activities. However, they provide cost effective exposure to a large relevant audience and the perfect way to meet great potential customers in one location.

You also gain the chance to strengthen past/existing relationships with your clients, as well as being able to mix in with your competitors. This could lead to new idea’s for better business strategies toward your business.

By the end of the day you should receive great insight from other businesses, as well as a good indication where your business stands in the current market.

For more insight and great tips on trade show skills, call C&B Marketing Solutions at 1.806.374.6262.
Ask for Zack or Mike.