Hello, my name is Elias Camhi, I am the President/Broker of ELDA Management Services. I want to tell you a little bit about myself and how ELDA grew to become such an amazing company.
When I first moved to Houston from El Paso in 1992, I thought I hit the jackpot. I saw a city that was full of excitement and more importantly, there were trees. It was a city with potential to do anything and everything I wanted.
I didn’t start in Property Management, but, in the IT world. Worked for various companies from small to large, including Compaq and later HP. I have done everything from testing equipment to writing programs that were utilized worldwide within HP.
During that time, my wonderful wife and I decided to start investing in real estate, thanks to the outstanding books written by Robert Kiyosaki. Soon we had a few properties, while our family and friends started doing the same and asking us to take care of theirs as well.
After the HP merger with Compaq, job loss and migration of jobs to China & India from one of the most beautiful campuses in Houston was beginning to take shape. I managed to continue working because of the programs I had written required constant maintenance. Needless to say, it would be a matter of time before I would be susceptible to losing my job. So, I completed my Masters degree in business, while working and supporting my family.
Shortly thereafter, I wrote the business plan to form a high tech property management company. In January 2004, I launched ELDA Management Services. I took a leap of faith and left HP to spend my full time growing ELDA. We were the first company to have developed an interactive website where our owners would have access to their information right from the web. We quickly grew from 1 property to 400+ properties.
We have always prided ourselves with providing phenomenal customer service to all of our clients and our tenants. Today, we continue to implement technology into everything we do. This helps us internally to be more efficient in managing your property, communicating with you and all of our tenants as well as efficiencies in expediting work orders and repairs. We provide our tenants with their own portal, where they can login and see their balances, late fees and make payments against that. They also have the capabilities of opening work orders right from their desktop.
As members of the National Association of Residential Property Managers with an RMP designation, I place myself in the top 10% of all property managers in the Nation. And by partaking in the Texas Association of Realtors Property Management Committee, we not only learn from other property managers, but more importantly, we help shape the direction of property management through legislation and education to future property managers and leasing agents.