Ariana Beall, CMCA, AMS, PCAM Community Manager at FirstService Residential Ariana Beall, CMCA, AMS, PCAM Community Manager at FirstService Residential
Ariana graduated from Hood College, in Frederick, MD, with a B.A. in Political Science. She has been in the Community Management industry for over ten years. She has managed the sites of high-rise condominiums, developing communities and large-scale homeowner associations throughout Montgomery County and now Washington DC. Ariana has just joined the FirstService Residential Team & has earned her CMCA, AMS, & PCAM credentials.
Ariana has recently become more involved the CAI Chesapeake Chapter, including serving on committees & participating in industry education events, and is truly enjoying the knowledge of her colleagues while watching our industry continue to grow and most importantly, LEARN! Hillary Collins Shareholder at Rees Broome, PC. Hillary Collins Shareholder at Rees Broome, PC.
Hillary represents homeowners’ and condominium associations throughout D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. Her practice focuses on assisting associations with revisions to governing documents, the enforcement of covenants and with collection efforts in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Hillary also specializes in transitions to association control from the developer and common element warranty claims.
Hillary works with associations to: Overhaul and revise outdated governing documents to incorporate newly adopted provisions of law and to delete obsolete provisions pertaining to declarant rights and obligations; Implement new strategies and policies to maximize collection efforts in a challenging economy; Review and revise contractual agreements; Resolve homeowner disputes; Draft policy resolutions to address the unique and often complicated circumstances faced by associations in the areas of due process, architectural control, design guidelines, Fair Housing accommodations, and insurance deductible responsibility; Manage insurance losses; Navigate claims against the developer during transition; and Assist Boards with claims against homeowners for violations of the governing documents. Prior to joining Rees Broome, PC, Hillary handled complex litigation matters in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. This litigation experience has enabled Hillary to better advise clients on issues relating to the governance of associations and the enforcement of associations’ governing documents. In one case, a client avoided economic collapse by adopting a policy resolution to address the limitation of liability clause in its governing documents. This allowed the client to avoid additional liability for water damage claims in an association that suffered repeated sewage back-ups. Hillary has also assisted clients in navigating contested covenant enforcement matters. Michelle Jones, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, LSM General Manager at Lake Linganore Association Inc. Michelle Jones, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, LSM General Manager at Lake Linganore Association Inc.
Michelle Jones started her career in association management in 2011 as a portfolio manager for Property Management People and transitioned to on-site, large-scale management in 2017 as the General Manager for Lake Linganore Association in New Market, MD. Over the years, Michelle has served on the Board of several homeowners, civic, and volunteer associations as well as the Education and Magazine Committees for the CAI Chesapeake Chapter. She is excited to be a co-host for the 2024 Large-Scale Conference and hopes to continue her volunteer service with the local Chapter and CAI National.
CK Cynthia Hitt Kent Owner at Law Office of Cynthia Hitt Kent LLC CK Cynthia Hitt Kent Owner at Law Office of Cynthia Hitt Kent LLC
Cynthia Hitt Kent is an attorney and principal in the Law Office of Cynthia Hitt Kent, LLC.
Ms. Kent has been engaged in rendering legal services and advice in the areas of community association, real estate and business law in the Baltimore region for more than thirty five (35) years. She currently serves as general counsel to many community associations. She currently sits on the Board and serves as President in the community where she lives. She is active in the Community Associations Institute (CAI) as a past Member of the Board of Directors, Past President, current Legislative Committee chair, current MD LAC member and current seminar speaker. Ms. Kent teaches several CAI seminars throughout the year on community association issues and also reaches out to the real estate community through a resale disclosure course for the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors.