Kim Holmes, one year into her job as business development director for community management firm N.N. Jaeschke Inc., is proud of her ability to forge relationships with residential real estate clients and industry partners alike.
It’s a common thread in her career. Before joining N.N. Jaeschke’s corporate office in Mira Mesa, Holmes was an account executive for the San Diego Association of Realtors, connecting advertisers with real estate professionals.
“The position required a strong sense of customer service and a tremendous amount of networking,” said Holmes, who also once owned and operated a commercial printing business.
Holmes said the professional relationships and industry experience she attained during her two years with the Realtors association is now useful in her work to bolster the N.N. Jaeschke brand. She’s a familiar face at networking events for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the North San Diego Business Chamber and the Building Industry Association of San Diego County. For the BIA, she also serves on the trade group’s sales and marketing council and will chair its events committee in 2015.
Holmes said she was drawn to N.N. Jaeschke by its long history, dating back to 1971, and the chance to use her sales and marketing chops.
“It was a natural synergy and a logical transition for me,” she said.
N.N. Jaeschke provides community association management and property services throughout San Diego County. It’s a local affiliate of Dallas-based Associa, considered North America’s largest community association management firm with 8,000 employees and 150 offices.
Locally, N.N. Jaeschke employs some 200 people, split about evenly among management and support staff, and building services and field staff, Holmes said.
Holmes said she works to create homeowners’ association opportunities for the company by reaching out to HOAs, builders and developers. She also develops and implements N.N. Jaeschke’s annual marketing plan.
N.N. Jaeschke provides services ranging from accounting to administrative services to property maintenance for about 200 HOAs in the San Diego region, Holmes said.
In mid-November, the company announced several new additions to its community management portfolio, including Santee’s 85-unit Altair condominium project, the 152-unit Cortina community in Torrey Hills, the 23-home Del Rayo Estates in Rancho Santa Fe, Linda Vista’s 102-unit Fashion View condominium property, a 96-unit community in National City called Paradise Walk, and East Village’s 184-unit Metrome high-rise.
Holmes said builders often need help transitioning from the development stage of a residential property to when homeowners take the reins of the HOA board. For that reason, N.N. Jaeschke’s services include education and training for property managers and HOA board members.
“Builders and developers have a vision when they create community neighborhoods,” Holmes said. “NNJ supports the hardworking homeowner association board members, who volunteer their time and strive to maintain the beauty and value of their communities.”
A New Jersey native, Holmes moved to San Diego in 1970 and graduated from Clairemont Mesa’s Madison High School. She said she considers San Diego her hometown and tries to give back where she can, including volunteering for East Village’s Monarch School, a public K-12 school that serves San Diego’s homeless youth.
Said Holmes: “I love San Diego for the weather, of course, but also for the family and friends I’ve built here.”
-McEntee is a San Diego-based freelance writer.