Joanne's Experience and Credentials

Joanne is considered a national expert in multi-family housing. The following is a partial list detailing her experience, affiliations and her involvement in community projects and development.

  • Licensed real estate broker in the State of Iowa
  • Former President of the Iowa Manufactured Housing Association
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Manufactured Housing Institute and is a past national chairwoman of the Manufactured Housing Educational Institute.
  • Brokered the sales of Manufactured Home Communities and Mobile Home Parks, 1987-present. Parks & Communities range in size of 30 home-sites to 400 plus.
  • Developed a 485 home-site Manufactured Home Community in Marion, Iowa.
  • Zoned & permitted a 190 site Mobile Home Community in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Founded and managed Squaw Creek Village Home Sales, Inc. (1991-2001) Sold new and pre-owned manufactured homes. Trained sales associates, purchased new stock units for display and was involved in all aspects of merchandising, marketing, arranging financing of homes for the home buyers and service.
  • Vice President, Iowa Manufactured Housing Association, 2001.
  • Board of Directors, Iowa Manufactured Housing Association, 1996-2002, 2005-2006.
  • Member of MHI - National Communities Council.
  • Member of the Urban Land Institute, Manufactured Housing Committee.
  • Member of the Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan Manufactured Housing Associations.
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
  • Member of the Realtors Land Institute, a division of NAR.

Designations

  • 2004 Awarded the ACM designation
    (Accredited Community Manager)
    Manufactured Housing Institute.
  • 1996. Awarded the PHC
    (Professional Housing Consultant)
    Manufactured Housing Institute.
  • 1993. Awarded the CCIM designation
    (Certified Commercial Investment Member)
    CIREI (Commercial division of the NAR).
  • 1992. Awarded the ALC designation
    (Accredited Land Counselor)
    Realtors Land Institute, a division of NAR.

Board and Council Appointments

  • Vice President of Area Substance Abuse Council, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Xavier High School Foundation: Board Member
  • Urban Land Institute: Council Member of Manufactured Housing
  • Legion Arts Chicago, 1975

Education

  • B.A. Loyola University
  • Continuing education in commercial real estate

Community Support

  • Camp Courageous of Iowa
  • Catherine McAuley Center
  • Community Health

     
 

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