While both Elisa and Armando are celebrating 10 years at Bridge, Elisa actually started with us in 2005 and took some time off for school before returning to Bridge full-time in 2010. When asked about what they value most about Bridge, Armando cited the sense of family he feels being a long-term member of the property management team. Elisa called out feeling empowered by the organization to reach her goals and continue growing. When asked about how they have grown at Bridge, Elisa talked about how Bridge has encouraged her to hone her ability to work well with others, and to build strong relationships with a diverse range of residents at our communities. Similarly, Armando believes strongly in family and over his 10 years at Bridge, he’s learned how to expand his concept of family to appreciate different perspectives and be an open and strong communicator with people of different backgrounds, experiences and needs.
Elisa Cardenas | Assistant Property Manager | Villages at Gateway, Denver, CO
Most Memorable Moment at BridgeArmando’s most memorable moment came in 2010 just after he started. He was on a due diligence inspection with another member of the Bridge team he had not met yet. When he asked the colleague who he was, Armando was very surprised to learn his partner was Rich Stayner, the Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Property Management. Our leadership believes in the value of working shoulder-to-shoulder with our site teams to build value at our sites – as Armando discovered! Life at Bridge is not all work. Each year the property management teams gather for their Leadership Conference to build leadership skills, learn about industry trends and innovations, and have a bit of fun together, including the long-standing lip sync contest. Elisa’s most memorable moment occurred when a team was performing Thriller and the performance turned into a bigger thrill than expected when the dry ice-generated fog set off the fire alarm at the venue.
Armando Moreno | Maintenance Supervisor | Chapel Hill, Lewisville, TX