Nora Brink graduated from the Free University of Berlin, Germany, with degrees in Communication, Law and Political Science in 2001. Upon relocating to San Francisco, she began her property management career at UMB Corp, the largest condominium owner in the City. At UMB, Nora managed 300 high-end live/work loft condos in six complexes with an annual rental income nearly 10 million dollars. She successfully implemented new business processes that resulted in a revenue increase of 22% while overseeing administrative, accounting, and maintenance staff. Nora’s attention to detail and wide breadth of knowledge allow her to effectively manage the multiple demands of property management.

In 2009, Nora moved to Santa Cruz and began working with William Brooks at Brooks Properties. She assumed responsibility of an underperforming apartment complex, as well as the management and leasing activities of other investment properties, getting to know the local rental market of Santa Cruz well. Nora has gained extensive knowledge in the management of below market rate (BMR) housing units, both Santa Cruz’s Measure O Program, as well as HUD’s Housing Voucher program. She has established and maintains strong working relationships with the administrators at both of these agencies, the Santa Cruz City Residential Rental Inspection Program as well as local municipal utility agencies. She is deftly able to maximize the revenue potential of rental properties while her expertly honed application screenings provide quality and long term management-tenant relationships.

Nora earned her Real Estate Sales license in 2005 and her Real Estate Brokers license in 2012. She is a Certified Manager of Community Associations with the Community Association Institute as well as Certified Community Association manager with the California Association of Community Managers. Nora currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Public Libraries. She also volunteers annually at the Logjam, a surfing competition and fundraising drive for local charitable organizations. You might catch her out surfing out at Pleasure Point or doing some heavy lifting at her local CrossFit gym!

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