Executive Management

Kevin S. Wiley
Co-Founder & President
Robert Simms
Senior Partner
Edward I. Dale
Co-Founder & Senior Partner
Wayne Lee, CPA
Partner/Chief Financial Officer
Nick Berg, PCAM
Partner/Director
Paul Mora, CCRM
Partner/Director
Robin A. Romo, CCAM, PCAM
Partner/Dir. of Property Management

 

 

CitiScape Property Management Group was co-founded by Kevin Wiley and Edward Dale in 1999.  Robert Simms became a partner in 2001. Wayne Lee, Nick Berg, Paul Mora and Robin Romo became partners in 2013. Combined, the partners have over 100 years experience in managing homeowners associations.  The principals leverage this experience to guide the company to achieve its goals.

 

 

Kevin S. Wiley
Co-Founder & President

Kevin Wiley, co-founder and President of CitiScape Property Management Group, began his property management career in 1978. He worked primarily with real estate developers in the acquisition of apartment buildings and in supervising the physical and legal conversion from apartments to condominiums.

He was appointed to the Condominium Conversion Commissions Task Force for the City of Oakland to study the problems relating to condominium conversion, and to study and prepare long range planning guidelines. Kevin was a frequent consultant to the Oakland Planning Commission and other local governmental agencies on the rising urban housing dilemma and other concerns facing the real estate community and city planners.

Kevin moved on to condominium management in San Francisco 1981 and has since managed a vast portfolio of condominium associations and stock cooperative apartments in San Francisco for the past 33 years.  He has an excellent track record in managing associations during the often-difficult developer transition, through the planning and implementation of large-scale retrofitting projects, defect investigation, litigation and reconstruction.  Kevin is presently an active member and topical speaker on the ECHO Resource Panel, and has been published in Vision Magazine and the ECHO Journal and other trade journals with articles on a variety of condominium management and Board member issues.

Kevin has provided expert and witness testimony in both deposition and trial on a variety of matters, including construction defect forensic investigation, financial fraud investigation, professional liability and contractor warranty deficiencies.  He has worked with numerous law firms and design firms specializing in construction defect forensic analysis for homeowners associations.  The area of expertise that he’s been asked to testify on includes forensic construction and design defect, association governance, insurance, disclosure and member discipline.  Kevin has been qualified as an expert in homeowners association management by the Superior Court in the County of San Francisco.

Kevin has built strong and long-standing business relationships with top industry professionals who serve community associations, and he brings the benefits of those relationships to the associations he manages.

Kevin is a native San Franciscan, growing up in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood (now THAT explains a lot!), and is a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the elite submarine service. Kevin’s fifteen minutes of fame may have been the fact that he was the Grateful Dead’s newspaper boy in the late ‘60s.

 

 

Edward I. Dale, CCAM
Co-Founder & Senior Partner

Edward Dale is co-founder and Vice-President of CitiScape Property Management Group. Ed holds two undergraduate degrees and a Master’s Degree in Business, and currently holds the distinctive title of Certified Community Association Manager. Ed is also a member of the California Association of Community Managers (CACM), a state organization that supports the professional and ethical management of community interest developments.

Ed has an extensive background in all phases of property management and development, with emphasis on residential, commercial, and mixed-use properties. As Executive Director of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Ed developed community-based housing alternatives for the physically disabled. Ed was appointed Vice President of one of the largest commercial development companies in the United States, and operated large-scale regional shopping centers.

For the past several years, Ed has managed a varied portfolio of commercial and residential properties in San Francisco, including the HOA management in San Francisco of historic and landmark buildings, as well as high profile properties in the Union Square, Russian Hill and North Beach districts, as well as new SoMa loft developments.

Ed’s family is in the restaurant business, so he considers himself quite the “foodie”. Ed can also be found soaking in the local jazz scene, and if there’s a Zydeco band playing anywhere in the land, you’ll find Ed stage left with his spoons!

 

 


Robert Simms, CCAM
Senior Partner

Robert Simms joined CitiScape as a Senior Property Manager in late 1999, having earned his “stripes” as a Property Manager serving community associations since 1985 in the Bay Area. Robert also holds the distinction of being a Certified Community Association Manager accredited by CACM, and currently is the Director of Property Management for CitiScape.In 1996 Robert had the unique distinction of being appointed by State Senator Barbara Lee (Oakland) to the Davis Stirling Steering Committee, where he assisted legislators in helping to craft changes to the Davis Stirling Common Interest Development Act, which governs Common Interest Developments.

Robert’s outstanding experience and efforts after joining CitiScape were recognized early, and Robert was offered and accepted partnership in the company in the summer of 2000.  As a partner in CitiScape, Robert not only brings his well-rounded condominium management experience to bear on the company’s property management operations, but as the Director of Property Management, he sets the standard for company operations that will match his commitment to condominium association management in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Robert is a born and raised native San Franciscan, and served in the U.S. Army as a staff photographer. Photography is still Robert’s passion, and you may find him many weekends wandering the streets of San Francisco trying to locate that perfect shot!

 

 

Wayne Lee, CPA
Partner & Chief Financial Officer

Wayne Lee joined the CitiScape team in 2008 as its Controller.  Wayne is a Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years of accounting experience. He brings to CitiScape tremendous expertise and leadership. Wayne was named CFO in 2010, with responsibilities that include oversight of CitiScape’s corporate and client accounting, property management, and risk management. In addition, he is responsible for strategic planning, new business ventures, coalescing the accounting and condominium management team, and customer service process and improvements.

Prior to joining CitiScape, Wayne held consulting and corporate executive leadership roles in mid to large size companies. Wayne graduated from Golden Gate University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

 

 

Nick Berg, PCAM
Partner/Director
Nick Berg is a Partner and Director at CitiScape Property Management Group. His responsibilities in this position include information technology, operational innovation, performance management, legal and insurance issues.  Nick also leads CitiScape’s condominium HOA management team assigned to the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco. Nick has broad experience in managing commercial and residential real estate portfolios, including apartment buildings and high-rise condominium associations. He holds a Salesperson License with the California Bureau of Real Estate (formerly the Department of Real Estate). He also holds the CMCA® (Certified Manager of Community Associations), the AMS® (Association Management Specialist), and the prestigious PCAM® (Professional Community Association Manager) designations. In 2013 and 2014, he was selected as one of the “Top 50″ portfolio managers in the United States in a national contest, sponsored by Association Reserves, Inc. and other industry experts.Having served as a Board Member and Treasurer of a homeowners association himself, Nick understands the budgeting and funding challenges that homeowners associations face. Previously, Nick served as an Associate at Silicon Valley Bank, where he provided debt financing and banking services to venture backed software companies.  He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco.

 

 

Paul Mora, CCRM
Partner/Director

Native San Franciscan Paul Mora handles some of San Francisco’s top San Francisco high rise addresses including: The Summit at 999 Green Street, The Clay-Jones, 1000 Green, and 333 Bush Street.  In his years as a Director with CitiScape, Paul made a name for himself by cutting costs while maximizing top-quality service.  Paul specializes in high rise property and facilities management, and is considered a leading expert in union employee bargaining.  Paul also manages CitiScape’s Commercial Division, responsible for a variety of commercial and light industrial properties.

Paul brings more than two decades of hospitality experience to his work at CitiScape, having worked with some of the finest hotels and restaurants in the Bay Area.  It was Paul, in fact, who came up with CitiScape’s tag line and motto: “Professional Management, Personal Service

 

 

Robin A. Romo, CCAM, PCAM
Partner/Director of Property Management

Robin Romo has been in the community association management industry for over a decade.  She has extensive experience managing high rise, luxury condominium projects and mixed use properties, including some of the largest high rise condominium projects in San Francisco.  These include buildings such as The Infinity, The Metropolitan, and The Beacon.  In her role as General Manager of these buildings, Robin successfully managed the physical and fiscal attributes of the building, while maintaining a strong sense of community and customer service.  Her knowledge of construction standards greatly assisted design professionals and construction experts through SB 800 proceedings.  In her previous role of Director of Management Services, Robin oversaw the day-to-day efforts of a team of community association managers and their respective staffs.

Robin holds the distinctive titles of “Professional Community Association Manager” (PCAM) and “Association Management Specialist” (AMS) through Community Associations Institute (CAI) and “Certified Community Association Manager” (CCAM) through the California Association of Community Managers (CACM).  Robin is a Certified High Rise Fire Safety Director and holds a B.S. Degree in Hospitality from the University of California, as well as a B.S. and an M.B.A from Golden Gate University.

In addition to her responsibilities at CitiScape, Robin has been a faculty member of the CACM since 2010.  Her class instructions include: “Basics of Association Management”, “High Rise Management”, and “Human Resources Management”. Prior to joining the community management industry, Robin worked for 11 years in hotel operations, hospitality and sales for one of the largest luxury chains in the world.

As if that wasn’t enough, Robin speaks multiple languages: Full fluency in English, Tagalog, and Spanish; working in Cantonese and Japanese.

 

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