Real Estate Management is an ever-changing industry. Internal and external factors continuously arise that influence how management professionals address community concerns. The Helm Management Co. remains up-to-date on the latest changes in local, state, and federal laws that affect real estate as well as analyzing best practices within the industry. The Helm also continues to make news within its own property portfolio with capital improvements, construction projects, and community development. Check here for news updates from The Helm, as well as relevant nationwide information regarding real estate management.

Short Term Rentals A San Diego Issue

12/17 San Diego, CA

"A divided City Council failed Tuesday to reach agreement on the long debated question of how to regulate short-term rentals, leaving in limbo an issue that has dogged elected leaders for nearly three years.

Multiple proposals, some more permissive than others, were floated on the dais in hopes of reaching a consensus, but after more than four hours of debate and hours more of public testimony, the nine-member council could not secure five affirmative votes."

   San Diego City Council fails...to enact Airbnb reg

New Partnerships For 2016

01/16 La Mesa, CA

The Helm Management Co. is happy to announce a new partnership beginning January 1, 2016 with CINC
Systems/Accounting Integrators and Popular Association Bank.  This new relationship was built to provide more services and access for the homeowners and Board of Directors that we serve.  Beginning January 4, 2016 you will have online access to your account to monitor your payments, retrieve community documents with ease, and communicate better and faster with your community and management team.  As we begin this transition in software and banking there are bound to be questions.  Enclosed in your January statement you should have received information about some of the new payment options.  A similar letter can be found at the link below for your convenience.  Please contact our office with any questions or concerns.

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we transition to our new software and implement the new banking procedures.

The Helm Partners With CINC Systems & Popular Bank

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Ron Ficalora to Speak at CAI San Diego Event

09/15 Carlsbad, CA

The Helm's Ron Ficalora will join a panel of community managers at the CAI San Diego sponsored North County Trade Show & Breakfast in Carlsbad, CA on October 6th.  The panel will share their most challenging stories, how they handled their challenge, what was the outcome, and what they would do differently next time. This will be an interactive program and audience members are encouraged to share their stories and provide feedback to the stories heard on stage.  Registration for the event is available at the CAI San Diego website.

CAI SD North County Trade Show & Breakfast

The Helm Receives AMO® Reaccreditation

08/15 La Mesa, CA

The Helm Management Co. is proud to announce the receipt of reaccreditation from the Institute of Real Estate Management as an Accredited Management Organization (AMO).  A designation that maintains The Helm's standing alongside an elite group of nearly 550 AMO Firms nationwide.  As a recognized AMO, The Helm will continue to maintain business practices that preserve the integrity and prestige of the AMO designation while providing property owners, investors, and clients with a high level of services that are consistent with IREM standards.

For more information about AMO designation please click the link below.  The Helm Management Co. is proud to offer top notch services recognized by nationwide organizations.

Accredited Management Organization

An End to the Dead End Party

05/14 San Carlos, CA

"Navajo Community Planners, Inc., on May 19 voted unanimously to support the installation of a barrier north of the intersection of Cowles Mountain Boulevard and Rainswept Way. The Cottages condominium complex is accessed from Rainswept, and homeowners requested a barrier to block vehicular access to the area where the boulevard ends..."

San Diego Reader Article

Civility Starts At The Top

08/12 La Mesa, CA

"...Incivility is rampant in all sectors of society, and is often magnified in a homeowners association.  There is no doubt that common courtesy must be the rule, not the exception...many boards have started adopting a board member "Code of Conduct" to help guide the group as a cohesive unit..."

CAI Article penned by The Helm's Elizabeth Hensley