RAM Professional Management eNews - 05/25/2005 (Plain Text Version)
Henry Dubro, Chair
In this issue:
RAM Celebrates Tomas Padilla: The 2005 RAM of the Year Pillars Awardee
Suppose your company president says to you, ďThis co-op has a few problems Iíd like you to solve. Its board hasnít been able to cover its monthly costs. Thereís no money to pay for maintenance or to hire a† maintenance supervisor, and the superís apartment was completely destroyed by the previous disgruntled resident. The building hasnít been cleaned in months, because thereís no porter. Ohóand the former porter is suing the co-op in a labor dispute.Ē If youíre an optimist, you assume your boss is calling on you because he really thinks you can turn the situation around.
Tomas Padilla, who oversees management of 14 luxury properties in New York City, is an optimist, and he decided to treat the problem co-op as an opportunity. As Vice President of Cooper Square Realty, he started with the physical side, renovating the damaged apartment, hiring a capable superintendent, and arranging for a thorough cleaning for the building. Then he delved into the fiscal side, reviewing every contract and discovering tens of thousands of dollarsí worth of uncollected fees. He turned the building completely around, and apartment values soared.
Padillaís RAM training helped lay the groundwork for his success at the highest levels. He encourages the people he works with to become RAM-certified as well, facilitating the RAM certification process for three superintendents and seven property managers. Itís clear that he sees the value in continuing education for his employees, and is willing to expend the energy to help them achieve at a higher level, as well. And for all this and more, on April 5, 2005, Tomas Padilla was awarded the RAM of the Year Pillars Award at the Doral Resort & Spa in Miami, FL.† RAM Board Governor Tracy Hill was the RAM of the Year Finalist.† Congratulations to you both!
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