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A community manager is a manager of a condominium or homeowners association (including single-family home subdivisions, townhomes, or mixed use developments). The position is frequently confused with a property manager, who deals with individual rental units or a group of rental units, like an apartment complex. The community manager deals with property owners and homeowners.
On-site manager: This type of manager works in the community which she manages.
Portfolio manager: This type of community manager oversees several communities and is often paid on a commission basis.
Large-scale manager: Typically, large scale managers are also on-site managers. CAI offers certification for Large-scale managers and notes the following description: This designation allows a professional holding the PCAM designation to specialize in issues facing larger community associations. To be considered for this designation, the candidate must already be a manager of a large-scale community of over 1200 units, 1000 acres and a budget of at least $1.5m.