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Brian Reese

Brian received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Minor in Business Management from Old Dominion University in 1985. He paid his way through college working at several local condominiums as a maintenance helper, inspector, clerk and community manager. Brian is a past delegate on the State Legislative Action Committee for the Community Association Institute (CAI), having served three years shaping the laws and regulations of condominiums and management companies in Virginia. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Virginia Beach City Social Services Advisory Board where he helps make recommendations to the City staff on programs that enrich the lives of all of the people in our Beach Communities. Brian is past Chairman of the CAI Chapter’s Senior Manager’s Committee (the first of its kind in the Nation) and developed the ‘Manager’s Roundtable’, awarded Best New Program by CAI National in 2007. He has extensive training in mediation and alternative dispute resolution and he was awarded Programs Committee of the Year / Volunteer of the Year by the CAI Chapter in 2009.

A frequent expert speaker on National Public Radio programs and at state and local conferences on community issues, Brian has over 30 years of experience in community management. He earned the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation in 2005 and co-founded the Chesapeake Bay Area Manager’s Committee in 2003 for on-site and high-rise managers.

Brian started Community First Management (CFM) in June 2011 after five years as Vice President and Managing Director with Continental Management, which disbanded and sold its assets to a local real estate company in May 2011. Community First now manages more than two dozen Communities in the Hampton Roads area and is continuing its phenomenal growth by placing its entire energies on customer service and professionalism in community growth and fiscal oversight. Brian, his wife Jennifer and five children live in the Great Neck area of Virginia Beach with their rescued Great Dane Cleopatra, mixed-mutt Ziggy, and cat Tila.