RealManage’s Kara Cermak, PCAM, Wins CAI National Educator of the Year
RealManage announced today that Kara Cermak, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM® and Senior Vice President of Learning and Development won CAI National’s Education of the Year Award. According to CAI, the award is given to an individual who has excelled in elevating the quality of CAI’s education programs by developing, or leading a significant national course.
Kara states, “I am truly humbled by the recognition.” She has taught numerous courses for Community Association Institute and the Illinois chapter of CAI since becoming a faculty member in 2009. In addition to teaching, Kara has assisted with updating Association Communications (M-202) and the online edition of Facilities Management (M-201) course. She also frequently serves as a subject matter expert on course materials and exams and served as co-chair of CAI’s faculty review panel in 2017. Kara is also a member of Community Association Institute’s Board of Trustees.
CAI is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. With more than 34,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 62 chapters, including a chapter in South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.
The RealManage operating history goes back more than 30 years through our various acquisitions and branch operations. The brand and vision was initially conceived in 2002 and launched in 2004 with our initial acquisition of a highly successful property management company in Austin, Texas. Since then we have grown rapidly through other acquisitions and branch openings across the country to rank as one of the top eight HOA management companies in the nation.