Associa Expands to Middle East and North Africa Region

December 22, 2014

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 or

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