Forest Lakes is professionally managed by The Association Office, Inc. The Association Office provides management services for homeowners associations and condominium associations. Our location along Scenic 30A in South Walton has allowed extensive experience with new associations, residential communities and those whose owners participate in short-term rental programs. The company is dedicated solely to community management and does not provide real estate sales or rental services. We believe this focus has led to superior service for our customers.
Owner Cindy Stenberg, PCAM, established the business in 1998. She was employed by Abbott Resorts from 1987 – 1998. During that time she managed BeachCrest Condominiums, then a variety of off-site condominiums and homeowners associations on Scenic 30A. In 1993 she was awarded Manager of the Year. In 1996, following a year of hurricane Opal restoration activity, she transferred from Seagrove Beach to the new Santa Rosa Beach branch office. In addition to managing up to twelve associations, she conducted monthly workshops to train other association managers at Abbott.
The PCAM – Professional Community Association Manager – certificate is the highest national designation awarded by the Community Association Institute. Qualifications include years of experience, contributions to the community, and a series of educational courses. There are approximately 1,200 PCAMs across the county, and six in the Panhandle region of Florida . Cindy served on the Board of the North Gulf Coast Community Association Institute from 1997 – 2000 and served as President of the chapter in 1997. Chapter growth and improved local continuing education were achieved during those years.
Jim Irwin is the association manager for Forest Lakes . Jim joined The Association Office in 2004. He received his Florida CAM license in 2001. Previous management experience included the position of General Manager/Association Manager for Summer Place and Waters Edge on Okaloosa Island . Jim has served as the Education Chair for the North Gulf Coast Chapter CAI for several years and actively promotes manager education. Jim is also serving as the chapter president for 2005. Jim is a former Golf Professional with 30 years experience as a Golf Instructor and managing private Golf Facilities in Rhode Island and Connecticut before retiring and relocating to Panama City Beach in 2000.
Our main office is located at Gulf Place Town Center , at the corner of 393 and Scenic 30A. The office, #C16 at 7 Town Center Loop , can be reached via the south facing elevator. (Look for the gray building with orange awnings, and we are located on the east side of the second floor.)
Office hours are 9 – 5 Monday through Friday, with Saturday meetings by appointment.
Emergencies are handled by paging 800-406-0152. Once prompted enter pager number 850-978-1158#. Enter your telephone number and the # sign and someone will call back to assist you.
We look forward to working with you as Forest Lakes grows. Call on us for any association management information!