Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Associa, the largest and most respected community management provider, announces its expansion into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with the opening of a regional office in Dubai, the vibrant business hub of the United Arab Emirates.
“We are proud to launch Associa MENA and look forward to bringing our unsurpassed management services into a truly international market,” says Associa Executive Vice President and COO Joey Carona. “We want to be known as the worldwide leader in community management and this is a huge step on the path to being able to improve the lifestyles of families on a global scale.”
Leading Associa MENA is President Jennifer Blackwell-Spencer and Vice President James Spencer who have forty-plus years of combined international experience in community and property management across multiple jurisdictions. Jennifer was the first recipient of the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®) designation outside North America. PCAM® is the pinnacle designation awarded by the Community Association Institute and represents the height of knowledge and expertise for community managers worldwide. James, who also holds a PCAM® designation, has been directly involved with the formation of unique community management governing structures for many of Dubai’s most prestigious developments including the world’s tallest manmade structure as the senior property manager of Burj Khalifa.
Jennifer and James are excited to welcome their existing community management clients to Associa MENA and will continue to provide local expertise and service while providing clients with access to corporate resources, services and offerings unmatched by the competition.
“We are excited to be in Dubai and fortunate to be able to work along-side Jennifer and James who are proven multi-national industry leaders,” says Associa Senior Vice President Mike Packard. “Jennifer and James are perfectly suited to ensure a smooth transition for Associa into the Middle Eastern market.”
Associa enhances clients' communities and investments through the highest levels of service and unparalleled industry expertise. The Associa portfolio includes residential, mixed use, and master planned communities to luxury high-rise, active adult, resorts and golf while also helping builders, developers and real estate professionals achieve their goals. Associa combines its international strength with local, fully staffed offices to meet client needs and drive superior results for clients and communities."
Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 9,000 employees operating more than 170 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com or www.associacares.com.
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