Basically, Kathie was raised around real estate, construction and property
management. She has worked for a number of major firms over her career, and
now has her own firm. She graduated college with a BS in Real Estate/Business
and started her studies toward several designations in the
Property Management / Asset Management field.
Kathie is a retired member of the Institute of Real Estate Management/ Associated
with the National Association of Realtors. She earned the designation of Certified
Property Manager (CPM).
A company newsletter featuring an article announcing her certification; "Kathie L.
Laursen, Property Manager was recently awarded the designation of Certified
Property Manager (CPM). This designation is awarded to property managers who
are able to meet IREM's (Institute of Real Estate Management) requirements in
the areas of experience, education, and ethical conduct. As a member of IREM,
Kathie Laursen, CPM, is one of a select group of real estate practitioners who
possess a designation attesting to their expertise and experience in the property
Her thesis for graduation and certification, was "The Long Range Management
Plan for Residential Properties", of which she earned and received a
*Superior Plan*, one of only six nationwide . Later named "Property Manager of
the Year" from Institute of Real Estate Management of the National Association of
Realtors (IREM) Chapter 91-0range County.
Kathie has belonged to The Apartment Association (CAA) and Building Owners &
Managers Association (BOMA) in the past and continues her membership in CAA.
Approximately 2005, California instituted many changes to the laws regarding
residential property management, and the California Apartment Association
(CAA) basically rewrote the rules and management for residential property
management. Kathie enrolled in the program and earned her California Certified
Residential Manager (CCRM) designation, with a *Superior Achievement* status
in the Inland Empire.
Kathie loves the work, the people and real estate, one of her specialties is renovation.