Minneapolis, April 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — City managementa Associa® company, is pleased to announce that President Kate Grutzmacher, CMCA®, AMS®, ​​has been named a finalist for the 2022 Minnesota Real Estate Journal (MREJ) Awards in the Executive of the Year and Woman of the Year-Real Estate Services.

The Minnesota Real Estate Journal is a leading provider of commercial real estate information, providing insight into the industry through key influencers. The MREJ Awards celebrate accomplishments, successes and highlights from all sectors of the commercial real estate industry. Ms. Grutzmacher will be honored along with the other 2022 finalists at the MREJ Awards Gala on April 21, 2022.

Ms. Grtuzmacher joined Cities Management in 2021 with over 20 years of experience in community management, marketing, sales, organizational operations, real estate and land development. A skilled leader, strategist and communicator, she has led the operations of several property, apartment and community management organizations, earning her extensive industry experience. As President of the Cities Management subsidiary, she drives business development, customer growth, and employee training and retention.

“Associa actively works to employ the best leaders in our industry, and Kate is no exception. We are proud to see her named a finalist for the Minnesota Real Estate Journal’s 2022 Executive of the Year and Woman of the Year awards,” said Donald Kekstadt, regional vice president of Associa. “Kate is an exceptional leader, and her passion for the community management industry is still evident in every team and client interaction she has. This recognition illustrates the impact she has had on communities, board members and the residents we serve every day.

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