Two Leading Community Association Management Companies Form The CAM Collective, with $50 Million of Committed Capital for Further Growth

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Newly-formed CAM Collective seeks to bring together like-minded peers while creating a unique exit option for owners

The CAM Collective a network of best-in-class association management companies announced its launch on Thursday with the introduction of new Members executives and investors

National Realty Partners (NRP) of Herndon VA and First Community Management (FCM) of Chicago IL will join The Collective as its founding Members  The firms will continue to be led by their founders James Foley (NRP) and Michael Rutkowski (FCM) who will both take significant stakes in The Collective Orlando Remak and Jalen Ross will join Jim and Mike as Co-Founders in The Collective Jalen will focus on providing innovative resources to accelerate each Member Company's organic growth while Orlando will focus on identifying prospective new members to join the Collective

Fueling the Collective's growth ambitions is $50 million of committed capital from a group of investors led by the investment office of the Taubman family Taubman Capital

The Collective's mission is to bring together the best independent community association management companies in the country provide a financial exit for their founders and preserve all the things that make them great: their people culture and deep roots in their local community

We thought: if it ain't broke don't fix it Ross said We knew there were lots of management company owners out there who wanted to take some chips off the table and focus on the things they loved doing  But we kept hearing over and over again that folks were unsatisfied with their options  Why wasn't there someone out there who would invest in the company without changing the name ripping out the software firing the accountants or worse all three?  So…we listened

Around here we believe it's 'Associates First Clients Second Bottom Line Third' said Foley of NRP's culture  If we hire and retain terrific people who take great care of our customers we don't have to worry about our bottom line  Because of that we've had quite a few suitors over the last three years  Nobody passed the sniff test until Jalen and Orlando showed up offering something different  Not selling out but buying in…to a collective of other folks like me  And letting NRP be NRP at the same time

Accelerating not reorganizing is the name of the game Remak says  We believe everyone's better off when you offer helpful tools training and camaraderie with peers from the 'center' of the organization instead of top-down directives on how to do things  Turns out people have a pretty good grasp on that—and they're eager to take advantage of new resources when they're offered instead of forced

The Collective is offering an experience that's missing from the market said Christian MacCarron Managing Director at Taubman Capital a way to transition as fast or as slow as you want and give your company access to a whole network of like-minded people rowing in the same direction  I'm thankful we have the resources to invest in building that vision—and to give hard-working founders a long-overdue financial windfall when they join us The Taubman family has been building its own business for over 70 years so we have a long-term view and believe The Collective will go the distance 

About The CAM Collective
The CAM Collective is a group of leading association management companies Its mission is to build a network of independently-run Member Companies and offer a financial exit for owners while providing next-generation technology resources for growth and a peer group For more information about The CAM Collective please visit wwwcamcollectivecom or follow The CAM Collective on LinkedIn

About NRP
NRP manages Condominium Homeowner and Commercial Associations throughout Northern Virginia  The company has twice been named one of the Washington Business Journal's Best Places to Work and is home to ten Professional Community Association Managers (PCAMs) the industry's highest certification  To learn more about NRP visit wwwnrpartnersllccom or follow NRP on LinkedIn

About First Community Management
FCM is Chicago's only association management firm specializing in mid-rise condominiums and townhomes  Serving many clients since its founding in 1998 FCM has more than 150 years of collective property management experience and has built a reputation for exceptional resident services and uncommon accountability  To learn more about FCM visit wwwcondomanagementcom or follow First Community Management on LinkedIn

About Taubman Capital
Taubman Capital is the private investment firm for the Taubman family The firm's flexible long-term capital base offers management teams the ability to focus on building larger more valuable enterprises without time constraints or exit pressures The firm is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills MI with offices in New York NY Palm Beach FL and Miami Beach FL For more information about Taubman Capital please contact Christian MacCarron ([email protected])


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