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Associate Spotlight: Melissa York, Community Manager

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A 15-year veteran of the multifamily industry, Melissa York has worn a number of hats since joining the LMC team in November of 2018. A self-proclaimed bookworm, thrill-seeker and “walking conundrum,” York has worked on the IT help desk, and also as a software transition advisor, takeover team associate and currently is the community manager of Aria at Millenia. York, who has a psychology degree from the University of Central Florida, also has served as a help resource for fellow managers and a cultural ambassador for LMC.

LMC is proud to have Melissa as part of our family, and leading the exceptional team at Aria at Millenia! Let’s take a minute to learn a little more about her experience at LMC and what keeps her going!

What is your official title and job description, and how long have you been with LMC?
I am the community manager of Aria at Millenia and I also have the honor of being a cultural ambassador for LMC, as well. While I have only been with LMC a little over a year, joining this company felt like coming home.

What is your favorite aspect of your job?
My favorite part of being a community manager is helping to cultivate talent and further the careers of my teammates. While I love killing it on financials and operations, I find that one of the most rewarding things is helping and watching others grow.

What has been your biggest challenge as a community manager?
I think that the biggest challenge with being a manager is sometimes having to step back and let others learn through mistakes and struggles. I always want to help, but sometimes it is best to let others work through problems and figure it out for themselves.

What is your favorite LMC Core Value?
Always do the right thing for the right reason.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
I think I would love the power to make everyone laugh. I know that sounds silly, but laughter is great medicine, and everyone experiences hardships. Making people laugh helps them to heal.

What is the coolest place you’ve traveled?
Hawaii. My husband and I marveled at a meteor shower at the peak of Haleakala, from above the clouds, then watched the sunrise and biked down from the top through a eucalyptus forest. It was a surreal experience.

LMC is a very special place to work, largely because of the special people who work here. Our company culture is infused with spirit, enthusiasm, passion, and vitality. Thank you for being an amazing example of that, Melissa!

Above all else, we are committed to quality, communication, and integrity. This applies to the communities we build and lease, and to the relationships we have with our residents and each other. Are you looking for amazing opportunities for career growth at one of America’s leading apartment developers? We are always growing and looking to add amazing people to our LMC teams!