FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Feb. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa Professional Community Management (PCM) recently joined an elite group of community association management companies who have earned the Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC) designation from Community Associations Institute (CAI). Associa PCM is one of approximately 150 management companies nationwide who have earned the highest level of professional recognition in the community association field.

Requirements to earn the AAMC distinction include three years of experience in the industry and at least 50 percent of managers having earned professional designations.

Associa PCM President Karen Inman said, "I am proud of what we do to continually improve and elevate our education and systems to better support the communities we serve."

With headquarters in Foothill Ranch, Associa PCM has offices serving all of Southern California and is recognized by the Multi Housing Council as one of the country's largest managers of common interest developments. PCM's management services are backed by state-of-the-art online technology and comprehensive financial and management systems. To learn more about Associa PCM visit

Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 10,000 employees operating more than 180 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to or

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