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About Gene Bicksler


I have 40 years of experience in the community association management business. In June of 2018, my wife and I moved to Eugene, Oregon from the San Francisco Bay Area to be closer to our daughter's family and to enjoy a slower pace of life.


I began my career in 1979 and, after five years in Eugene and Portland, relocated to California in 1984. The decades since have included a range of professional experience including: live-in, on-site property manager; Senior Vice President of a large portfolio management company; General Manager of a large-scale PUD (planned unit development); and owner of two management companies. Having worked with large corporations (Tishman Speyer, Lehman Brothers) and small, low-income properties alike, I'm now serving clients as an independent consultant, drawing on broad experience and specialized expertise.


Bicksler and Associates  |  Eugene, Oregon  |  Consultant, 2018–Present

Offering consulting services to Oregon-based homeowners associations, developers and lenders. Expert witness services are available to the legal communities of both California and Oregon.

Bicksler and Associates  |  San Francisco Bay Area |  Founder, 1987–2018

Provided management and consulting services to homeowners associations, consulting services to developers and lenders, and expert consultation to the legal community.

Community Associations Consulting  |  Dublin, California  |  Vice President, 1985–1987

Supervised management operations, new client set-up, and coordinated insurance for over 50 management contracts.


Rinconada Hills  |  Los Gatos, California  |  General Manager, 1984–1985            

Managed an association of 394 townhomes, 40 single-family residences, five sub-associations, a tennis club, a swim club, and a lake located on one hundred landscaped acres.


Condominium Consultants, Inc. |  Eugene/Portland, Oregon  |  Founder, 1981–1984            

Provided management and consulting services to associations, lending institutions, and real estate developers.

Association Manager and Student of CAI Co-Founder  |  ​1979-1984    

While working concurrently in the above listed company, trained and studied with Mr. James Laughlin.  Mr. Laughlin is recognized in the industry, along with Mr. David Wolfe, to be the early pioneers of community association management.  Mr. Laughlin began his business in the early nineteen seventies and was co-founder of the national organization known as Community Associations Institute.  When Mr. Laughlin sold his Virginia based company in 1978, he had offices in twelve states and three countries.

Countryman Realty  |  Eugene, Oregon  |  Real Estate Department Manager, 1978

Managed office buildings, apartments, and condominium projects.

On Site Manager  |  Eugene, Oregon  |  1976

Managed large apartment property located in Eugene, Oregon.



Appointed to the Condominium Reserve Study and Funding Public Policy Task Force, organized by the CAI's national office to address issues arising from Florida's Champlain Tower collapse and charged with identifying changes to best practices relating to reserve studies, funding, and maintenance. |  Community Associations Institute  |  2021

Legal Advisory Steering Committee  |  California Association of Community Managers  |  2015–2017

Director, Bay Area Chapter of Community Association Institute  |  2006–10

Member, Community Associations Institute - California Legislative Action Committee  |  2001–02

Committee Member, California Association of Community Managers  |  1999

Northern California Conference and Trade Show  |  1998


Director, Bay Area Chapter of Community Association Institute  |  1995–97

Treasurer / Newsletter Editor, Bay Area Chapter of Community Association Institute  |  1995–97

Appointed by the Executive Council of Homeowners to a 24-member panel mediating disputes under California Civil Code 1354  |  Bay Area Chapter of Community Association Institute  |  1994

Co-Chair, California Association of Community Managers' Legislative Action Committee  |  1993


Founding Director, California Association of Community Managers, a statewide, 3000-member trade association of consultants and managers of community associations and dedicated to increasing industry professionalism  |  1991


Member, Community Associations Institute's California Legislative Action Committee  |  1989

Member, Select Committee for the California Department of Real Estate tasked with evaluating the 1987 University of California report "Common Interest Homeowners' Association Study"  |  1988


President, Bay Area Chapter of Community Associations Institute, a national organization with membership of over 350 homeowners associations, managers, developers, attorneys, accountants, and public officials  |  1988

Active in the Oregon legislature's creation of the Planned Community Act, a comprehensive body

of law detailing the development and operation of common interest subdivisions  |  1981, 1983

Founding Member, two Oregon-based chapters of Community Associations Institute  |  1981, 1983




Certified Community Association Manager 
California Association of Community Managers (CACM)

Certified Manager of Community Associations 
Community Associations Institute (CAI)


University of Oregon  |  Eugene, Oregon




United States Air Force  |  Vietnam Combat Veteran/Honorable Discharge  |  1971  


Foreclosure Crisis Interview  |  National Public Radio (NPR) – Morning Edition  |  2008

Gene Bicksler, Consulting & Management Services for Condo & Community Associations
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