JC-HIGGINS & ASSOCIATES

Striving for Excellence

About Us

Established in 1982, JCHiggins and Associates is a highly respected and trustworthy real estate company specializing in the proactive management of community associations and income producing properties throughout Pierce, Thurston, and South King Counties. Our diverse client base consists of private individuals, building contractors, developers, real estate professionals, community association boards of directors, institutional owners, and investor groups. We have served as court appointed receivers and have managed numerous REO properties for various banking institutions.

Our Staff

It's a fact that a business can only be as successful as its people. With that in mind, we are happy to say that without a doubt we have the best staff in the industry. Our carefully selected people know their business and they know it well. By fostering a positive, welcoming, and truly friendly workplace environment which emphasizes teamwork and a sense of accomplishment, our valued staff feels like they are a part of something special. And they are.

Strongly supported and encouraged by caring upper management, our people are able to take advantage of innovative leadership methods which foster personal as well as professional growth. JCHiggins and Associates employees drive themselves (and each other) to excellence at work and in all aspects of their lives.

We are proud of our Associates; what they stand for, and what they accomplish daily. You won't find a finer group of people. We should know, they have all helped to make our company what it is today - the best in the business.

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Executive

JC Higgins - Founder

JC started the business in 1982, spending many long days and nights establishing and fine-tuning what would become the rock solid foundation of JCHiggins and Associates. Ever since, the company has been growing and developing into what it is today - the best and most ethical company in the business. JC not only guided the company to success, but he helped to better the local real estate management profession by sharing his knowledge with others. JC was a seminar leader at industry trade shows, he taught classes at the junior college level, and he was an approved instructor with the Department of Licensing to teach real estate clock hour classes. To this day, JC's guiding influence is still felt within the company. We strive daily to ensure our services continue to be a testament to JC's standards of excellence.

Amber Emery - Executive Director, JCHiggins and Associates/President, DNA Investments, Inc.

Amber is the Executive Director of JCHiggins and Associates and President of DNA Investments, Inc. Amber has over 32 years of real estate management and accounting experience. Amber is a natural born leader possessing an uncanny business sense, spot on intuition, and vast knowledge in real estate management. Her leadership is a guiding force driving our continued success. (amber@jc-higgins.com)

Dave Emery - Deputy Executive Director, JCHiggins and Associates/Vice President, DNA Investments, Inc.

Dave is the Deputy Executive Director of JCHiggins and Associates and the Vice President of DNA Investments, Inc. He builds on his past successes as a small business owner and capitalizes on his strong entrepreneurial spirit to help shape the company's promising future. Dave has been involved business management since 1986 and has focused on the real estate management industry since 1993. (dave@jc-higgins.com)

Management

Amanda Arends - Designated Broker DNA Investments, Director of Residential Properties Engagement and Care

Amanda is our Designated Broker and manages a portfolio of single-family homes, multi-plexes and apartment communities. She also supervises the daily activities of the on-site management teams and fields prospective client interest. She has been in property management since 2004 and has her CAM certification. (amanda@jc-higgins.com)

Lorne Martin - Director of Community Association Engagement and Care

Lorne is responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of a portfolio of community associations. He also supervises the daily activities of the community association team and fields prospective client interest in our company. Lorne has been working in the real estate industry for over 24 years. (lorne@jc-higgins.com)

Aaron Emery - Director of Business Management

Aaron in is charge of our internal business functions and manages its needs. (aaron@jc-higgins.com)

Chelsea Hefling - Deputy Director of Community Association Care

Chelsea is responsible for the management of a portfolio of community associations. (chelsea@jc-higgins.com)

Dave Emery - Commercial Property Manager

Dave manages our portfolio of office, warehouse, and retail properties. He has over 17 years managing commercial properties. (dave@jc-higgins.com)

Accounting

Deborah Hrubant - Community Association Accountant

Deb is responsible for delivering financial accounting services to our portfolio of community associations. She has been in the real estate management industry since 1989.(deborah@jc-higgins.com)

Ellie Bates - Property Management Accountant

Ellie is responsible for providing day-to-day financial accounting services to our portfolio of commercial and residential properties. (ellie@jc-higgins.com)

Support

Raine Barney - Client and Customer Service Care Professional

Raine greets visitors and helps direct clients and customers to the appropriate parties. She is also our front-line customer service representative and does numerous administrative and implementation tasks. (raine@jc-higgins.com)

Erin Hrubant - Deputy Director of Residential Properties, New Resident Engagement and Care

Erin supports the Director of Residential Properties with communications, showings, inspections, and move-ins. (erin@jc-higgins.com)

Buffy Bieber - Community Association Member Care Professional

Buffy assists the Community Associations with various tasks and communications. (buffy@jc-higgins.com)

Kaylie Martin - Community Association/Residential Properties Records Care Specialist

Kaylie supports our property management and community association teams with various duties.

Nathan Lowe - Community Association/Residential Properties Records Care Specialist

Nate supports our property management and community association teams with various tasks.

Maintenance

Erica Woods - Property Maintenance Care and Vendor Relations Professional

Erica controls the scheduling of our maintenance team and outside vendors.(erica@jc-higgins.com)

 

On Site Managers

Betty Adams - Resident Manager

Betty is the Manager of Riverside Villa, a large mobile home park in Puyallup.

Stephanie Torres - Resident Manager

Stephanie is responsible for managing the daily affairs of Autumnwood South and North Apartment communities near Puyallup.
(autumnwoodapts@hotmail.com)

Cindy Gutierrez - Assistant Resident Manager

Cindy is responsible for assisting with the management of the daily affairs of Autumnwood South and North Apartment communities near Puyallup.

Isela Cardenas - Resident Manager

Isela will be the onsite Resident Manager of Whitney Lane Apartments in Tacoma when it's done being built.