Cooperative Solutions Building Strong Communities

Common Good Management Services has a clear focus: provide excellent property management to cooperatively owned manufactured home communities.

Cooperative solutions building strong communities

Common Good Management Services has a clear focus: provide excellent property management to Resident Owned Communities. Our team has excellent systems in place so each of our team members is fully supported as they bring the very best service to each of our clients.

Cooperative solutions building strong communities

Common Good Management Services has a clear focus: provide excellent property management to Resident Owned Communities. Our team has excellent systems in place so each of our team members is fully supported as they bring the very best service to each of our clients.

Common Good Management Services has a clear focus: provide excellent property management to Resident Owned Communities. Our team has excellent systems in place so each of our team members is fully supported as they bring the very best service to each of our clients.

We understand co-ops and property management. We understand the power and opportunity of residents joining together to own their community. We understand how excellent management helps a board have an effective relationship with its members. We are committed to providing excellent service to our clients and to supporting the growth of Resident Owned Communities across the US.

About Us

We understand property management. We understand the power and opportunity of cooperation. Experience has taught us that excellent management is critical to a co-op board’s ability to effectively serve its members. We are committed to providing excellent service to our clients and to supporting the growth of Resident Owned Communities across the US.

Expert Partners in Property Management

Like any co-op, resident owned communities need to do two things very well: they need to be well-run businesses and they need to be successful community organizations. We help you effectively and efficiently operate your business so your community can thrive.

Community-Focused

Residents joining together to own their community is a powerful thing. Instead of monthly payments going to the investor owner, the money stays in the community. The Common Good team will manage the many details of running the business side of things so the board and members can focus on making the co-op the best community it can be.

Flexible Customer Service Approach

Service is a core value for Common Good that is built on genuine respect for people. While much of our work will be in relationship with the Board, our service approach extends to every resident. All our systems, practices and internal training programs are built around the question, “What will be best for the member resident and for the co-op?”

Sustainable Success Across the U.S.

The Resident Owned Community movement is built on the success of all existing and new co-ops. Common Good’s services will be customized to meet each co-op’s needs. Our goal is to work in concert with all network support to bring the best value to our clients and provide excellent property management services to resident owned communities anywhere in the U.S.

Cooperative solutions building strong communities

Cooperative solutions building strong communities

Who’s Who

The Common Good team includes local staff, who work directly with our client co-ops and their regional Technical Assistance providers, and our talented financial, cooperative and property management experts who support them. Many of our team members are also longterm members of Columinate, a consulting cooperative serving mission-driven organizations around the country.

Each Common Good team member comes with the full backing of our whole team and support systems.

Mark Goehring

Manager

“Excellent property management for co-ops should not be a problem to solve, it should be a basic expectation by every co-op board.”

Audrey Griffin

Finance Manager

“I try to help clients reach their goal better, whatever that is…I am tangibly helping other people achieve goals.”

Vernon Oakes

Property Management advisor and director of staff training

“To me, we’re providing a service that’s much bigger than property management. It fits into the picture of providing people with a better quality of life.”

Terry Appleby

Cooperative advisor and northeast Manager

“I’m passionate about co-ops.  It’s the commitment to cooperatives, I think, that is the real thing that sets apart Common Good Management from other management companies.”

Mark Goehring

Manager

Excellent property management for co-ops should not be a problem to solve, it should be a basic expectation by every co-op board.

Direct: (603) 487-6833

Toll-free: (833) 454-4663 ext.101

Audrey Griffin

Finance Manager

“I try to help clients reach their goal better, whatever that is…I am tangibly helping other people achieve goals.”

Direct: (603) 487-6881

Toll-free: (833) 454-4663 ext.103

Vernon Oakes

Property Management Advisor and Director of Staff Training

“To me, we’re providing a service that’s much bigger than property management. It fits into the picture of providing people with a better quality of life.”

Terry Appleby

Cooperative Advisor and Northeast Manager

“I’m passionate about co-ops. It’s the commitment to cooperatives, I think, that is the real thing that sets apart Common Good Management from other management companies.”

Joia Hughes

Community Service Representative, New Hampshire Region

“I love the opportunity to work with Cooperative Homeowners! I have the privilege of working with them to build their communities into thriving, successful businesses!”

Direct: (603) 487-6844

Toll-free: (833) 454-4663 ext.102

Kelly Kristl

Community Service Representative, Durango, Colorado

I am thrilled to be part of a nationwide affordable housing movement and pride myself on providing superior customer service to all residents.”

Direct: (970) 205-9562

Toll-free: (833) 454-4663 ext.105

Desarea Valentine

Community Service Representative & National Support Team, Great Falls, Montana

“Customer Service and problem solving have been my biggest motivation with property management. Being able to help residents with finding the most positive outcome has been extremely rewarding and humbling.”

Direct: (406) 205-3621

Toll-free: (833) 454-4663 ext.104

Katherine Abeyta

Community Service Representative, Boulder, Colorado

I love to make life easier. My job here is to help you do the same. Reliable management is Common Good Management.

Direct: (720) 687-2650

Toll-free: (833) 454-4663 ext 106

Stacey Kohles

Administrative Support, Great Falls, Montana

“I strive to make a difference. With Common Good Management they allow me to help make that difference and to help our residents in their communities!”

Direct: (406) 206-9695

Tamah Yisrael

Accounting Manager

“I’m excited about cooperatives and the opportunity to support them in remaining sustainable. I feel good management is a critical key to that end. Being on the Common Good Management team is how I am able to support cooperative housing in being sustainable.”

Direct: (504) 822-6646

Toll-free: (603)487-6881 ext 108

We Are Common Good

Services

Our services are designed to serve resident owned community co-ops. We will work with co-op boards and technical assistance providers to customize them so our regular practices are a direct match for your co-op’s needs.

Property, Maintenance and Improvement

We work with the board to ensure a budget, long-term, and annual plan are in place. We partner with local service providers to ensure that day-to-day tasks are completed so the community is well maintained.

Financial Services

We are experts in financial services and reporting and make it simple and straightforward to see what is happening with the co-op’s money. Reports are timely, informative and helpful.

Cooperative and General Business

We are accessible and responsive while carefully managing the details of the co-op, partnering with the board and other support to ensure the community runs smoothly.

Financial Services

  • Collect rent and other fees owed to the Co-op

  • Maintain accounts on behalf of the Co-op

  • Monthly financial reports and dashboard of key indicators

  • Preparation of year end financial statements

  • Assist in budget preparation and communication to the membership

  • Assist in the preparation of materials for tax returns

  • Assist in hiring a CPA firm or other professionals

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Property, Maintenance and Improvement

  • Implement inspection and rules enforcement program

  • Assist in the development of a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

  • Review of a Property Conditions Report (PCR)

  • Develop an annual maintenance plan

  • Manage and implement the property maintenance plan, hire any needed qualified vendors

  • Review and maintain insurance

  • Provide 24 hour on-call emergency services

Cooperative and General Business

  • Assist in routine applicant screening by coordinating the preparation of applicant packets, securing credit and criminal background reports, determining eligibility

  • Develop and implement routine protocols for handling of complaints, regular inspections, notices and fines for violations.

  • Provide community rules enforcement

  • Attend most regularly scheduled and special board meetings, as well as the annual meeting

Non-Routine Services

Common Good will be available for certain non-routine services which shall be performed only with the prior authorization of the Co-op’s Board of Directors and for the amounts agreed upon in a mutually agreed upon Non-Routine Service schedule for such services.

  • Participate in legal matters, interacting with legal counsel, and other actions

  • Grant procurement, grant management, project management and real estate development

  • Maintain common areas, offices, mailbox/mail rooms

  • Insurance claim administration for property damage and personal injury claims

  • Enforce community rules outside agreed-upon routines

Join Our Team

We’re Hiring!

We are currently adding team members in Great Falls and other parts of Montana. Learn more about the Community Service Representative position below and apply today.

Community Service Representative Job Description

Contact us

Interested in learning more about what Common Good can offer your organization? Get in touch via our contact form. You can also reach us toll-free at (833) 454-4663 [GOOD].

We look forward to hearing from you.

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