Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Access Management Group - Organization Announcements

Access Management Group - Organizational Change Announcement
AMG CEO, Dick Ruthven, Announces Organizational Changes Within The Access Management Group Leadership Team

Atlanta, Georgia (July 25, 2011) – Access Management Group, one of Atlanta's fastest growing property management firms, announced organizational changes today. AMG advised that the restructuring is designed to ensure the company maintains their keen focus on servicing existing clients, while strategically positioning resources to meet the ever growing demand for the company's services. 

Access Management CEO and Managing Director, Dick Ruthven stated, "AMG has been proudly serving HOA and COA associations in Atlanta and surrounding metro area communities for more than 30 years. We now serve more than 27,000 individual home and condominium owners around the state. During that time, our management team has evolved into an excellent blend of seasoned PCAM experts and young, upcoming CAM property management professionals. Thanks for our excellent reputation, expert team and high quality service, demand for our services has steadily grown. Now seems an appropriate time to strategically reposition our employee and leadership resources to ensure the needs of our clients and the interests of our key shareholders are optimized now and into the future".   

Effective immediately, Sean Ruthven, currently serving as Controller and Kent Atzinger, Director of Quality Control, will be stepping into larger roles with AMG. Mr. Ruthven advised, "We have tremendous confidence in the abilities of both Sean and Kent and feel confident these individuals will perform beautifully in handling their new expanded duties. As our firm continues to expand we leave open the possibility of adding additional manpower resources to ensure we maintain our industry leading position. While some are assuming expanded roles, others are repositioning for life after AMG. Bob Powser, 30 year veteran of Access Management, announced his decision to step down as COO and transition into a less demanding role as he nears his planned retirement in 2012. Mr. Ruthven stated, "We very much appreciate contributions Bob has made as COO over the past 10 years. He has effectively served our clients, helped grow our business and assisted me in mentoring our management team so they can successfully step into larger roles. Bob will continue on as a full time property manager, handling the needs of HOA and COA associations he presently serves. His duties as COO will be absorbed by our current leadership team".
If you have any questions or concerns at a corporate level, please direct them to Sean Ruthven ( or Kent Atzinger (

About Access Management Group
Access Management Group provides turn-key property management solutions for Atlanta area HOA and COA associations. The AMG team starts by helping the HOA or COA board of directors develop and execute and annual operating budget. Included in the program are things like collection of resident assessment fees and maintenance of a running balance sheet. The AMG property management team monitors reserves, dues and assessments funds. They actively manage delinquency follow-up through late notices, interest charge collection and legal assistance, if necessary. You can stop worrying about common area maintenance and vendor oversight as AMG handles these functions. In addition, AMG will also make our list of pre-approved In-home maintenance professionals that your residents may use. These service professionals have passed our rigid selection criteria and all have proven track records of proving high quality service.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Access Management to launch Emergency Notification System to all HOA and COA properties

Atlanta-based property Management firm Access Management Group recently tested and completed a successful emergency phone and texting system that notifies residents of severe weather conditions.

The recent test results showed that all homeowners of Access Management’s test condominium community were notified by phone or text of an impending weather emergency within 20 minutes.  During times when HOA and COA members need to be contacted immediately, this delivery method proved to be the fastest and most reliable way to reach all residents in a matter of minutes. Access Management Group is planning to deploy this emergency notification system for all of its 200-plus HOA and COA properties.

Communication with homeowners is important to Access Management Group. This service will be an effective means of communicating with HOA and COA members when other methods are not fast enough or sufficiently reliable. By providing this state-of-the art emergency notification system coincides, Access Management Group’s continue to fulfill its mission to strive to enhance and manage their communities as if it was their own home.

Atlanta's Premier HOA & COA Property Management Service

Turn-Key Property Management Solutions

Access Management Group of Atlanta provides a turn key property management solution for homeowner and condominium owner associations, sometimes referred to as an HOA or a COA. The company currently serves more than 27,000 individual home and condo owners in the metro Atlanta area. Last month 6 additional associations made the move to Access Management. 

Lets examine why those associations would make the decision to have their homeowners associations managed by our firm. Traditional homeowners associations require that the subdivision form a board of directors. That means the people living in the subdivision must take on personal accountability for the financial, legal and operational aspects of managing a community. Taking on such a role comes with risks and personal costs for those who agree to serve in roles such as; HOA president, vice president and/or secretary treasurer. Many people who eagerly jump into those roles really don't understand that managing a community and accounting for your homeowners dues has serious legal and tax implications.

Access Management Turn-Key Process

1) Process starts with the assignment of one of our experienced property management professionals to your homeowners association. They will work directly with your board and our part of a larger expert team of HOA and COA association management experts that will be providing financial, legal, maintenance and operational support to your community.

2) Our team will assist your board of directors in crafting and deploying the annual operating budget for your HOA or COA and will ensure all required documentation is put into place.

3) We will send out the annual dues assessment notices to each resident in your community.

4) We will follow through with each resident to ensure all annual fee assessments are collected. Our staff is trained in delinquency follow-up and will send out late notices and apply interest charges to any residents who have not paid in a timely manner.

5) Our accounting staff will produce and maintain a balance sheet that reflects all financial transactions that involve the utilization of funds collected from annual fees.

6) We will identify and hire appropriate service providers to handle all common area maintenance needs of the community. We review each invoice these vendors submit and process all payments for appropriate charges.

7) Our accounting team will oversee and provide monthly expenditure reports, financial statements, check registers and collection updates. We maintain proper balance sheets, track reserve money and reconcile bank statements for your community. Truly a turn-key process. 

8) When it's time for new board elections, we provide assistance to your current board of directors with new election planning, including creation of the necessary ballots.

If you are a member of an HOA or COA board of directors, we hope you will give us a call at 770-777-6890 to find out more about our very affordable and extremely effective property management services.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Vinings Run Condominiums returns to Access Management for HOA management needs

After two years under the supervision of a competing property management company, Vinings Run, a condominium community located in Smyrna, GA, will return to Access Management Company for its HOA management needs. The transition will be effective on August 1.

The decision, implemented by the Vinings Run Board of Directors, was made based upon the community’s needs for a more technically advanced company.

Access Management Group will handle all of the day-to-day operations for Vinings Run including maintenance, construction, finances and upkeep of the community’s swimming pools and tennis courts. They will also work closely with boards of directors and homeowners in this 258-condominium community.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Access Management Group welcomes six new communities

Access Management Group is pleased to welcome six new communities under its property management umbrella. As one of the leading property management firms in Atlanta, Access Management Group proudly manages more than 200 homeowners and condominium associations.

Not only does this trusted company handle all of the day-to-day operations for your HOA or COA, but they also work closely with boards of directors and homeowners in each of the communities they manage.

The communities joining the Access Management family are:

Copper Creek in Cumming, GA
Camden Ridge in Roswell, GA
Oakdale Preserve in Smyrna, GA
Oakdale Ridge in Smyrna, GA
Worthington Condos in Marietta, GA

As with all of the HOAs and COAs, the company manages, Access Management Group’s property managers will strive to enhance and manage these communities as if they live in the community themselves… after all, there’s no place like home!

Copper Creek, Camden Ridge, Oakdale Preserve, Oakdale Ridge, and Worthington Condos…welcome to the family!

“AMG and our property manager are efficient, resourceful and caring.”

Judith Allen
Fairington Station