Customer Reviews: The Real Deal



Reviews matter.

When a customer takes the time to voice their opinions, we like to share them.   These are actual customer comments expressed to Beacon Management Services employees in the past month about the quality of service they provided:

Kim, thank you! You are so helpful and responsive!!!

Shawntell, thank you!  You have been so helpful and so quick to respond. Absolute pleasure! 

Haya, thank you for all your help with the Annual Meeting last night. We appreciate how calm and professional you addressed these homeowners.  We also appreciate you inviting the Roofer in to speak to us.  I think I speak for the Board when I say, we are happy you have been assigned to our Community.

Thank you so much for representing the Association this morning, along with Chris, at the sale of this unit. Especially in light of the weather conditions.  We really appreciate you taking this matter over for us.  On behalf of the whole Board, thank you so much!

Chelle went beyond their call of duty in assisting me in a most timely manner (even on Holiday week), which allowed me to get my approval this week.  So many times, we get caught up in our own agenda, that we fail to say THANK YOU.

I appreciate the help with the exclusion for my building, and the tree was cut down a few weeks ago. You are doing a great job!!!!!

Nikki and ZeeAnn have made the whole move a pleasure. The staff here is incredible. From the Front Desk to your office. I just wanted you to know they have made this a better move than I anticipated.

Kristina handles herself in a professional manner never losing her cool. Property management is a stressful job. I truly believe she is an asset to the owners and the community.

I just wanted to tell you how wonderful Kevin has been to work with. He has been able to answer every question on this project. We look forward to getting it wrapped up!

Your customer service staff are doing you proud!   Shawntell and Doug have both been above-par for any company’s CS department and way above par with regard to the management business!


For more testimonials and information about how Beacon Management can help you, please call (404) 907-2112 or visit

Beacon Management Hires Senior Accounting Manager for Major Accounts and Special Projects

July 18, 2016 – (Atlanta)    Beacon Management Services announced today that it hired Thomas (Tom) Donnelly as a Senior Accounting Manager.   He will be responsible for Beacon’s major accounts, client budgets and special projects that require senior level financial expertise.

Tom has a rich history in real estate related companies, including BVT Management Services based in Munich, Germany, Suntrust Bank’s Corporate Real Estate Group, Equitable Real Estate and Julian LeCraw & Company.   Tom started his career as an auditor for Price Waterhouse.  Tom holds a BBA in accounting and finance from the University of Georgia, Terry School of Business and a BBA in Accounting from Kennesaw State University.

“Tom is very knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate accounting, forecasting, and financial analysis,” said Lisa Simmons, president of Beacon Management Services.  “He offers over 20 years of senior level experience in the financial services and real estate industries. I believe he will bring exceptional value and best practices to our customers.”

 About Beacon Management Services

Beacon Management Services LLC is a leading Atlanta property management company which offers comprehensive solutions to residential, condominium association, multifamily, commercial and mixed use properties.  Professional, personalized service found in smaller organizations, coupled with the extensive resources of a proven leader; make Beacon the first choice for onsite and portfolio management.

For more information contact Lisa Simmons at (404) 308-3188 or





Beacon Management Reveals New, Revamped Website

Beacon Management Services announced the launch of its newly revamped and mobile friendly website. This newly redesigned website offers quick and easy access to essential information that offer a greater understanding of the Company’s innovative services.  The website also has a section for consumers that provides helpful questions and answers about the management industry.

The new website has a clean uncluttered design, improved functionality and enhanced rich content focused on the Company’s mission to provide comprehensive solutions to residential, multifamily, commercial and mixed use properties.

“We are excited about our new website launch and the robust information it provides for customers, partners, vendors and media to better understand Beacon Management’s best-in-class management offerings,” said Lisa Simmons, president of Beacon Management.  “We believe that this new site will allow our visitors to have a very informative experience as we continue to grow and increase our market presence.”

Beacon’s new website will be updated on a regular basis with news of  business activity, corporate milestones, events, and consumer information. Visitors are encouraged to explore the website and sign up for direct emails from the Company at 



Beacon Management Services Wins Contract for Second Apartment Community

Beacon Management Services, a leading real estate management company, was recently selected by an investment entity in Manhattan to manage and lease an apartment community in northeast Atlanta along the I-85 corridor in Gwinnett County.  This is the second multifamily apartment community to go under management by the Atlanta-based company.

“Multifamily apartment management represents a rapidly growing business segment for Beacon,” said Lisa Simmons, president of Beacon Management Services. “We’ve been approached by investors seeking a professional Atlanta management partner who can maximize their asset values. We see investor appetite remaining strong for multifamily properties in markets with good fundamentals.”

Beacon Management offers high-quality NOI performance that is sustainable with low volatility. This performance leads to outsized, risk-adjusted returns achieved through its competitive advantages including:

  • Business plan designed to maximize the value of the community and meet the owner’s goals.
  • Thorough understanding of market conditions and trends.
  • Extensive “Value Add” renovation experience.
  • Lease up and planning for lease up and new developments.
  • Due diligence services for acquisitions.
  • Budget development and consultation on funding models
  • Extensive property performance reports
  • On-demand, cloud-based management software

Beacon Management Services LLC is a leading Atlanta property management company which offers comprehensive solutions to residential, multifamily, commercial and mixed use properties. Professional, personalized service found in smaller organizations, coupled with the extensive resources of a proven leader; make Beacon the first choice for real estate management services.

A Beautiful Good Bye


Beacon Management employee, Sarah Hatfield, said good bye to the Windsor Over Peachtree condominium where she was the beloved assistant manager.   Fans of Ms. Hatfield attended a going away party in her honor and even created this touching video tribute to the young lady who served them graciously for two years.  Sarah moves to a new challenge in her upwardly mobile career as the Executive Administrator reporting to CEO, Steve Weibel, at the Beacon corporate office.  Thank you Windsor residents and congratulations Sarah!

Beacon Management Services was a sponsor of this year’s CAI black tie gala, a wonderful event that captured the spirit of a French Masquerade ball in the historic, and elegant, Biltmore Hotel.    Guests enjoyed the novelty of the strolling “Champagne Lady”, whose hoop skirt held flutes of delicious French bubbly.   Beacon used the event to announce its upcoming move to new commercial office space on the Perimeter at GA 400 and I-285!

Beacon Management Team Helps Habitat for Humanity

Beacon Management team members spent a chilly Saturday morning in January volunteering for the CAI Habitat for Humanity house in Canton, GA.   Many of us had never laid sheetrock before, but with the help of experienced crew leaders, we helped put up the walls in one day!   We’re honored to be part of the effort to provide a home for a worthy family who were once refugees in Malaysia.    I highly recommend becoming a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.  They’ve built over 270 homes in Georgia alone, and thousands more across the country.


Beacon Management Chosen to Manage Premier Atlanta Development

Longlake HOA

January 30, 2015 – (Atlanta)   Beacon Management Services, a leading real estate management company, was selected to oversee one of the largest residential developments in metro Atlanta.    Longlake is a premier, master planned community in south Forsyth County near GA 400 and Hwy 141 (Peachtree Parkway) with over 500 homes. It counts a private 45-acre lake as one of its prime amenities.

“We’re delighted to have been selected to oversee such an extraordinary project.  After the  Board of Directors conducted a comprehensive bid process, Beacon was chosen to bring operational excellence, financial best practices and value-added services to the community,” said Lisa Simmons, President of Beacon Management Services.

Longlake is designed with the active lifestyle in mind with sidewalks throughout and a premier amenities center overlooking the lake. This includes a fabulous two-story clubhouse; competition sized swimming pool, 6 lighted tennis courts, basketball court, gazebo, fenced playground, and professional landscaping throughout the common areas.

Beacon Management Services LLC is a leading Atlanta property management company which offers comprehensive solutions to residential, multifamily and mixed use properties throughout the Southeast.

Professional, personalized service found in smaller organizations, coupled with the extensive resources of a proven leader; make Beacon the first choice for onsite and portfolio management.

For more information, contact Lisa Simmons at (404) 907-2112.  Visit to learn how Beacon Management Services is changing the Atlanta property management industry.

What are the Differences Between a Condominium Fee & an HOA Fee?

HOA Dues

If you live in a condominium or a community with a Homeowners Association, you are aware that you will see a recurring charge to cover Condo or HOA expenses. In many ways, both fees are essentially the same and help fund the maintenance and upkeep of the community.  The Association can use these fees differently depending upon the type of Association.

Homeowners vs. Condominium Associations.  The major difference between a Condo association and an HOA is the scope of the property that the Association is responsible for maintaining. In a Condominium, each member owns the unit individually but retains joint ownership in the building and its grounds. Links between residents in a Homeowners Association are not so binding: Homeowners individually own their lots and homes, and the HOA owns the common areas. Homeowners have no monetary interest in the common areas owned by the HOA other than ensuring that the Common Elements remain esthetically appealing.

Difference in Amount of the Fees.   Condominium Association fees and HOA fees may vary significantly.  They are based on the funds required to support all the common elements. Because the fees of a Condominium Association will handle the repair and maintenance of the housing units and common areas like pools, parking lots and other areas, they are typically higher than the fees charged by an HOA with a similar amount of homeowners. The individual homeowners bear the costs of maintaining their own homes in the HOA – a cost that is included in Condo fees – so a Homeowners Association usually does not require the level of funding that a Condominium Association does.

Assessments.   For most Homeowners Associations, the fees are assessed uniformly, with each lot owner to pay an equal share of projected annual budget.  System evaluation of a Condominium unit is not as clear. Condo owners often have different percentages of ownership in the building, with larger units having a higher proportion of the property. The costs of the Association are not divided equally between each owner, but paid in proportion to the percentage of ownership.

Fees vs. fines.   Many Condominium and HOA statutes provide the Association with the power to impose fines on members.  But, the Associations must use fees and fines for different purposes. An Association uses fees (assessments) to cover the fees for maintenance and upkeep of their community. Fines are used as a punitive measure to encourage all residents to follow the rules put in place by the Covenants and By-Laws. Because they are not a stable source of income, fines are not typically used to pay for routine maintenance.

For more information on how Beacon Management Services can assist your Homeowners Association or Condominium Association in the metro Atlanta area, please call: (404) 907-2112 (o) or email Lisa Simmons at   If you have a question or simply want to chat about your community, we offer a no-obligation consultation that is informative and educational.   Our complete list of services is available at:

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