Crye-Leike’s Ed Dunn Excels in Community Association Management

Memphis, Tenn. –  Crye-Leike Property Management announces that one of its managers, W. Edwin (Ed) Dunn,  has been awarded the certified manager of community associations designation (CMCA) by the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers.

The CMCA designation, under the auspices of the Community Associations Institute, is a national professional designation that signifies mastery of a specific and intensive program of classroom instruction in the various aspects of community association management. Dunn joins more than 4,600 CMCA designees nationwide who have demonstrated the professional knowledge needed to manage condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations.

Dunn is an association management consultant and broker affiliated with Crye-Leike Property Management. He also holds the association management specialist certification (AMS), awarded by the Community Association Institute, which signifies attaining a fundamental competency and knowledge of property management. Dunn is the only person in the Greater Memphis area who holds both the CMCA and AMS designations.

There has been a dramatic increase in association-governed housing over the past 25 years, reports the Community Association Institute. Community associations have grown from 10,000 in 1970 to an estimated 250,000 today. With the expanded growth in the industry, a need for education in community association management emerged that led to the establishment of The National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers in 1995 by the Community Associations Institute.

Responsibilities of community association managers include: providing administrative, operational and managerial counsel to association boards and residents; developing association budgets and financial reports; directing the enforcement of community association covenants and restrictions; assisting board members in the selection of contractors and insurance providers; overseeing and authorizing payment of community association services; directing association personnel and performing site inspections.

Crye-Leike Property Management, a division of Crye-Leike (, the nation’s 10th largest residential real estate company, manages office and retail space; single-family homes; and condominium or planned unit development (PUD) communities. Crye-Leike’s management portfolio also provides marketing services to investment owners and owners of rental properties. Crye-Leike Property Management ( manages over 1 million square feet of office and retail space; over 550 single-family homes; and over 40 condominium or PUD communities with over 5,500 units.