Celebrating 10 years as part of our dynamic team, Debbie Douglas is a true asset to HMC. She is a compassionate problem solver who is dedicated to the success and happiness of her communities. Please see below for our interview with Debbie.
What are 3 words you would use to describe HMC?
Professional, Consistent, Longevity.
What aspect of your job do you most enjoy and why?
I enjoy interacting with people and learning about their lives. In this job, you meet many different kinds of people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and I find that extremely interesting. As a manager, I have met many people who have positively affected my life. For example, I have become friends with a member who introduced me to Indian food, and another who shared some of her best friend’s jewelry with me when her friend passed. I was honored by this gesture of friendship, and will always cherish her kindness.
What is your favorite part of working for HMC?
The care and devotion the employees have to this profession.
What is your proudest moment at HMC?
Helping one of my communities through a devastating fire. A 4 unit project was gutted by a fire; fortunately no human or animal lives were lost. I worked diligent to complete the restoration of the units and get all residents back into their homes. It was gratifying knowing that I was able to help the community recover from this upsetting event.
What piece of advice would you give to a new portfolio manager?
Learn to listen and be patient. These skills will help you through many situations.
How has HMC helped you in your career development?
Tons and tons of learning experiences dealing with homeowners and business partners. HMC also provides the opportunity to pursue industry education.
What are your hopes for our industry?
To learn and improve.
What is something that makes you unique that only a few people know about you?
My ancestors came to this country in the mid 1600s, and my family is linked with several of the founding fathers of this country.
What is your favorite way to relax and unwind?
Hiking, reading, and a good martini!
Do you have a favorite movie quote?
“Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.”