Our Mission Statement
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We provide property management that is attentive including specialized financial services which fit your communities needs. We integrate governance training into our interactions to help co-op’s and associations succeed. We have specialized financial services for your needs, ensuring your asset is performing at its maximum potential.
Meet The CPMC Team

 

Perry Hansen, Executive Director

Perry began his career in property management in 1978. His extensive experience ranges from managing maintenance crews to acting as the Senior Property manager for a well-respected property management firm, overseeing well over 1,500 units of both commercial and residential property for over 30 years. He was responsible for a six million dollar renovation in Edina, Minnesota with positive investment returns for the owner in the resale of a 260 unit building. Perry’s vast experience and knowledge has taught him how to be productive despite changing market conditions and is currently serving as the Executive Director of CPMC for the past 5 years. Perry has also committed his time and efforts at his church/senior housing community, where he holds a Board position. Perry has earned the Minnesota Real Estate Broker's License, Manufactured Home Dealers License CRM, CRMT, Boilers License, Notary and many IREM courses. Perry is also the owner of Home Sales, LLC and the Chairman of the Board of CIC Midwest, a non-profit association dedicated to providing assistance to Common Interest Communities.

 

 

Mai H. Xiong, Finance Manager

Joining the CPMC team in 2013, Mai brings many years of experience in finance and office management to the organization. She has helped write, implement and train employees to ensure that companies run smoothly. She also provided international customers with financial reports. Mai has managed several departments in a variety of industries in the areas of accounting, customer service, sales, and purchasing. She is currently responsible for the business accounting activities. She prepares financial statements and oversees the budgeting. She is also involved in negotiations with the insurance companies on behalf of our clients.

 

 

 

Pierce Stepp, Property Manager

Pierce has a Master of Science degree in Anthropology from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Illinois State University. He started working at Common Properties Management Cooperative in the Fall of 2009. During that time, he was working on his Master’s Thesis, entitled “Investing in Cooperation: a descriptive analysis of a Midwestern financial cooperative,” which he finished in Spring of 2010. He specifically examined the values and culture specific to cooperatives. Since then, he has been managing Common Interest Communities, including housing cooperatives. He values the democratic principles that are inherent to cooperatives and other Common Interest Communities and enjoys helping them reach their collective goals. He is also a contributing author for the quarterly publication of the CIC Midwest magazine. Pierce is also a member of the Cooperative Committee of the CIC Midwest.

 

 

Mara Kapp-Serotoff, Legal Administrator

Mara began working for CPMC in May 2015. As Legal Administrator, Mara works with residents to set up payment plans and assists residents in finding organizations or agencies that may be able to help them in their time of duress. She also assists with other legal problems that may arise in our communities. In the unfortunate event that a resident is unable to meet the obligations of a payment plan, Mara organizes and prepares eviction paperwork under the direction of our retained attorneys. She is currently pursuing a double BA at the University of Minnesota.

 

 

 

Patrick (Pat) Lawton, Assistant Property Manager.

Joining Common Properties Management Cooperative in 2010, as a property manager, he managed nine manufactured home communities. Prior to joining the CPMC team, he ran a small management company that managed seven manufactured home communities for an investor owner. Prior to Property Management, Pat worked as a Home Inspector, certified through the American Society of Home Inspectors. During this period, he also was involved in starting up a program through the Neighborhood Energy Consortium called “HOURCAR”. This was a pilot program that allowed members to reserve energy conscious vehicles on an “as needed” basis. Members were residents of the Twin Cities that relied upon public transportation and/or bicycles as their primary mode of transportation. Other accomplishments: Co-author on numerous scientific studies regarding plant physiology of various tropical fruit plants of the South Pacific, 3 years on the U.S. Army straight out of High School, Pat holds a “Bachelor of Science” degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies and a State of Minnesota Finance License for the financing of Manufactured Homes.

 

 

Brion Aune, Head Handyman and Maintenance Technician

Brion comes to CPMC with many maintenance qualifications and certifications that makes him an invaluable asset in maintaining the properties we manage.  Those qualifications include: Universal HVAC Certification, Certified Pool / Spa Operator Certification, Minnesota Department of Health Food Manager Certification, Onity Guest Access System programmer.  He has worked in apartment maintenance, was the lead maintenance technician at Marriot Minneapolis West, and now heads the maintenance department at Common Properties Management.  

Brion’s strengths include but are not limited to: Management of energy consumption, conversion of chlorine pool over to a saline/salt water pool, maintenance of indoor pool, sauna and spa, implementation of preventative maintenance programs, maintenance of building exteriors, parking lot, lighting, landscape, Koi pond, maintain equipment (i.e. heating & cooling, Dectron units, guest rooms, kitchen, laundry, pool, exercise equipment, plumbing, etc.), safety inspections and staff training on safety and emergency procedures, overseeing vendor and builder construction during initial construction, emergency response, MSDS Safety, regular maintenance including electrical repairs, boiler maintenance, plumbing, AC and carpentry, Installing flooring. (i.e. tile, linoleum and carpet.)

 

 

         

Alexander (Alex) Hansen, Handyman and Maintenance Technician

Alex comes to CPMC as a highly skilled carpenter with more than 10 years of experience looking to utilize his skills along with a strong work ethic. Alex’s ability to adapt to projects and work environments and willingness and ability to learn any task makes him a valuable asset to CPMC’s team.

His strengths include but are not limited to carpentry and wood working, residential and commercial projects, in-depth knowledge of the construction process from material, technique and safety, excellent organization and time management skills, proper communication and coordinating skills to efficiently work with clients, estimator, interior and exterior remodeling, framing, drywall, mud and taping, painting, electrical, plumbing, demolition work, counter top installation (faucet, drain, garbage disposal, dishwasher hookup), installing/repair roofing, installing/repairing siding, supervising of the construction site/workers.