Robert Nordlund, PE, RS
A registered professional engineer, Robert has been involved in the Community Associations industry since 1982 and began preparing Reserve Studies in Hawaii in 1988. As President of his own homeowners association, he recognized how vital long-term reserve planning was to the health of Association-governed communities. Robert founded Association Reserves, Inc. in 1986 and has pioneered many widely used reserve funding concepts. For his expertise, he earned the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Reserve Specialist (RS) designation and has the distinction of being RS #5. Robert was involved in creating the 1998 National Reserve Study Standards and has greatly influenced the Reserve Study industry. He is a past Chairman of CAI’s Reserve Professionals Committee, past Chairman of the Association of Professional Reserve Analysts, and past President of the Community Association’s Institute (CAI) Greater Los Angeles Chapter. He currently serves on CAI’s national housing steering committee. Robert regularly writes on the topic of Reserve Studies and is a frequent speaker in industry-sponsored seminars and presentations throughout the United States. He is often called to serve as an expert witness in litigation involving reserve issues. A gifted mathematician, Robert is a 1980 graduate of the University of Washington and a member of the prestigious Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. Prior to forming Association Reserves, he worked as a Lead Engineer at Rockwell International on the Space Shuttle Main Engine Program. Robert is married and has two grown children. When he’s not working, you can find Robert in the gym, on the golf course, or rooting for Navy or the Fighting Irish. After the retirement of Mike Price in 2014, Robert will be again responsible for producing high “Association Reserves” quality Reserve Studies for our HI clients.