Serving Florida & the Southeast USA
Association Reserves began preparing Reserve Studies in Florida in 1992 and has developed a unique understanding of the needs of community associations throughout the Southeast U.S. and the Sunshine State. Whether your association is an oceanfront high-rise, a townhome or single-family home development or a one-of-a-kind resort property, we have the resources and experience to help you plan for the future. We are proud members of the Community Association Institute and other industry organizations, and have developed a strong reputation among management companies, accounting and law firms and other industry professionals for our accurate, comprehensive and user-friendly Reserve Studies. For our efforts, we have been chosen as a Readers’ Choice Award winner by the Florida Community Association Journal each year from 2013 to 2018. Every Reserve Study we conduct incorporates our knowledge of local pricing and other regional factors, and satisfies both state requirements and National Reserve Study Standards. From the Keys to the Panhandle, we aim to be Florida’s first choice for Reserve Study services.
Will Simons, RS, EBPPresident
Will Simons, RS joined the Association Reserves team in 2008 after spending time in the insurance and commercial real estate fields. He has since completed over 1,200 Reserve Studies and earned the Community Associations Institute (CAI) designation of Reserve Specialist (RS #190). He is also a Florida-licensed Continuing Education Provider (#0005433) for Community Association Managers. Will’s experience includes all types of condominium and homeowners’ associations throughout the southeastern United States. His clients have ranged from modern, luxury high-rises to homeowners’ associations representing thousands of homes. Will has also provided Reserve Studies for many timeshare/fractional properties, resorts, schools, marinas, country clubs, historic properties, and commercial developments. A frequent author and speaker on the subject of Reserve planning, Will holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
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Abe El-Masri, EIT, RS, EBPProject Manager
Abe El-Masri, EIT joined the Association Reserves team in 2017. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Calgary, Canada. After working with the Department of National Defence (Canada) in the Construction Engineering division, Abe worked at a reputable engineering firm in Canada before relocating to south Florida. Prior to joining our team, Abe worked as a Project Engineer for a local construction firm. In that role, he took on numerous responsibilities including assisting senior engineers in the construction field, monitoring project schedules, production, cost estimation and value engineering, just to name a few. Abe earned the Community Associations Institute (CAI) designation of Reserve Specialist (RS #368) and is currently working towards obtaining the PE (Professional Engineer) License in the State of Florida.
Dawn Hamilton, EBPClient Services Coordinator
Dawn joined Association Reserves in 2018, bringing with her a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities and more than 20 years of experience teaching English and communication. In addition to teaching, Dawn has held positions in the corporate world which include roles in client services, human resources, and project management. She enjoys positions which call on her interpersonal communication skills. As a “people person,” she relishes her role as Client Services Coordinator for the Florida office and finds that the interaction with clients and the collaboration with the team are the best parts of each work day.
A native Floridian, Dawn enjoys warm weather and the great outdoors. Outside of work, you’ll often find her either in the saddle or simply hanging around the pasture with her three horses.
David Whann, RS, EBPProject Manager
David Whann joined the Association Reserves team in 2016. A lifelong Florida resident, David obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from University of South Florida, where he is currently enrolled in the MBA program. David combines an analytical, problem-solving mindset with a positive “can-do” attitude to help serve our clients all across the state. He has prepared Reserve Studies for a wide range of property types, from luxury high-rise properties to sprawling single-family home communities. David earned the Community Associations Institute (CAI) designation of Reserve Specialist (RS #369).
Matthew StraleyProject Manager
Matthew Straley joined the Association Reserves team as a Project Manager in 2019. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Prior to joining our firm, Matt worked in construction, manufacturing, and technical sales. In his prior project management roles, Matt oversaw construction for stucco, EIFS, drywall, and framing projects. As a Sales and Manufacturing Engineer, Matt was instrumental in designing and developing positive rapport with customers through excellent communication and customer service. He brings an analytical mindset and an empathetic outlook into his work. Matt is working towards obtaining his Reserve Specialist designation from the Community Associations Institute (CAI).
Joshua HardinProject Manager
Joshua Hardin joined the Assocation Reserves team in 2019. Joshua earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University, after which he spent several years climbing the ranks in the manufacturing industry. Joshua has held multiple managerial roles in a Fortune 500 solutions-based company where he led process improvement, day-to-day operations, and customer satisfaction. He combines a technical mindset with thorough attention-to-detail and follow-through, focusing on client success as the first and final goal. Joshua is working towards obtaining his Reserve Specialist designation from the Community Associations Institute (CAI).