2019 was a year of growth at CAS with four new managers hired. We welcomed Carol Velez, Jennifer McAllister, Kathryn Bolton, and Robert Mercer. With a combined total of over 40 years of experience and multiple advanced degrees and designations this new group of accomplished managers will only add to the expertise offered by the CAS professional management team.
Carol Velez has an MBA, spent eleven years as a Large Scale Manager and Contract Administrator and was featured in a CAI year-end report. She has also received the honor of being internet published for a case study on ethics. After a career in pathology, in which she conducted over 5,000 autopsies and helped build profitable laboratories, she saw the role that a manager plays in a community and decided her skills would make for a great career transition. She hit the ground running with her first community, a 55+ condo community in Florida, and hasn’t looked back. Of working for CAS as a portfolio manager today, Carol says, “I love to come to work every day to experience all the new challenges, find ways to solve the issues and revel in the solutions that make our customers happy. I love working for CAS as a family-based company it allows me to feel as part of something bigger and I look forward to working here for a long time. There is a quote by Henry Ford that I love it goes like this “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success”. I love the team I work with they are the best.”
Jennifer McAllister has a degree in Business Management from UNC-Chapel Hill and is a licensed broker–in-charge as well as having twenty years of experience in property management. In her free time Jennifer likes to teach, “Because I always learn something from the individual experiences that are shared in the classroom, which is priceless!” On being a Community Manager, Jennifer says, “I like being an HOA manager as it presents the opportunity to serve local neighborhoods, and I always strive to make a difference in the communities I manage.”
Kathryn Bolton holds two degrees from Meredith College and has six years of experience in HOA management. “The best part about my job is being able to meet so many different people and form relationships with them. I feel that my past experience and my eagerness to help others will help me become a great part of your community,” she says. Kathryn was born and raised in Wendell, North Carolina and has lived there her entire life. She has one little boy named Kash, who will be 4 years old in February. “Some of our hobbies include watching football, riding four wheelers, fishing, traveling to participate in Native American Powwows, and anything else that he can get into!” she says.
Robert Mercer’s career includes six years of experience in real estate and four years in property management. The Triangle has been home for Robert and his family for over 28 years. When not working, Robert enjoys college football, lacrosse, beach music, movies, and church activities.
In addition to our new managers we also welcomed Rose Ducos and Liz Stewart as a part of the administrative team in Pinehurst, NC.