Press Release

Seabreeze Account Executive, Brandon Chen, Wins First Community Associations Institute Award for Innovation Management

Chen is one of eight nominees from the Seabreeze Team for the Orange County Chapter

ALISO VIEJO, CA (February 28, 2018)Seabreeze Management Company, Inc., a leading residential and commercial property management firm, today announced that Account Executive, Brandon Chen, was presented with the Community Associations Institute Orange County Regional Chapter (CAIOC) Innovative Management Award.

Every year, CAIOC presents awards across nine categories to chapter members who have made significant contributions to the industry. Award winners were announced during CAIOC’s Orange County Excellence and Community Awards and Wine Dinner at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

With the right combination of technology and tenacity, Brandon streamlined the property management experience for the Laguna Heights community. Using cloud-based solutions, satellite imagery and drone footage, Brandon not only made meetings more efficient, he also ensured that Board Members had a full understanding of community topography before embarking on resource allocation and landscaping efforts. Through digitization and landscape mapping, Brandon’s efforts saved Laguna Heights $5000 per year in storage fees and $250,000 over a three-year period, respectively.

“I am both honored and thrilled to receive the Innovative Management Award,” said Brandon Chen. “My number one goal is to never stop exploring unique ways to better serve our customers. I am grateful for the Laguna Heights community and their willingness take risks and try new options, and I’m also grateful for the continued support from my team here at Seabreeze.”

“We couldn’t be prouder of Brandon and his well-deserved win,” said Isaiah Henry, President and CEO at Seabreeze Management Company. “Brandon showed the Laguna Heights community that modern, solutions mixed with exceptional service can have a huge impact on community operations and benefit the bottom line. He is an integral part of our team here at Seabreeze, and this award shines a light on his talent for building thriving communities all across Southern California.”

This was Brandon’s first CAI Award nomination and win. Other Seabreeze nominees include Ashley Ziegler, Kyle Wolack and Lydia McCaig for the Portfolio Manager of the Year—Rookie Award, and Melinda Torres, Denise Gibbs. Lauren Donovan and Debi Cole for the Portfolio Manager of the Year—Veteran Award.

About Seabreeze Management Company

Seabreeze Management Company is a full-service property management company with a diverse management portfolio of over 60,000 residential and commercial properties. Based in Aliso Viejo, California, Seabreeze has offered an unrivaled client experience to common-interest developments and homeowners’ associations for over 30 years. With offices throughout California and Nevada, Seabreeze has expanded its mission to be a trusted advisor and collaboratively partner with developments to build thriving communities through superior service and integrity. Seabreeze is a certified AAMC company. For more information, visit, “like” Seabreeze on Facebook, or follow on Twitter @Seabreezemgmt.

About Community Associations Institute 
Since 1973, Community Associations Institute (CAI) has been the leading provider of resources and information for homeowners, volunteer board leaders, professional managers, and business professionals in 342,000 community associations, condominiums, and co-ops in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With more than 36,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 63 affiliated chapters within the U.S., Canada, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in several other countries including Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.

A global nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, CAI is the foremost authority in community association management, governance, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in community associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @CAISocial. ​