It’s with regret but well wishes that we say fairwell to Property Manager Lavinia & Office Administrator Ioana, as they out grow White Mountain to form a new company specialising in tasks such as company administration for foreigners, company set up, closure etc.
It’s an unfortunate paradox that in having such a strong, educated, honest and capable team that inevitably they develop, grow and fourish to much bigger things than Property Admin. If the job does not expand around them, as Property Management cannot, they are likely to outgrow it at some point. Over the years we have had bright team members, who have gone on to do great things, in Romania, Italy, Germany, Spain, UK, Ireland and I respect them all for that. From small acorns grow oak trees. Ambition goes hand in hand with skill and ability in this property business.
White Mountain however remains as rooted as a mountain to meet the requirements of its customers.
We will continue work with both Lavinia and Ioana on a number of projects on a consultancy basis and they will remain in Brasov, so some of you will still have dealings with them through White Mountain as there are a number of projects that would suit this arrangement very well, for all concerned. For example, if a client wants to parcel up a large plot of land to sell as small building plots, apply for utilities and planning permission, this is something best handled by a stand alone project team. It is cheaper than a lawyer doing it, and faster.
But we have already welcomed on board 2 new bright, enthusiastic starters into the team, Calina and Andra, to pick up the mantle and thank Lavinia for 2 years of consistenly full-on effort in managing many a complex problem, from frozen pipes to frozen companies, and to Ioana for keeping WM’s engine room in good order, assisting with sales and rental and various property issues along the way.
Both Lavinia and Ioana have worked hard, honestly, passionately, have learned a great deal, developed enormously, professionally speaking and it is in their best interest that they pursue their own potential through their very own consultancy.
Most of the 55 clients properties we now manage are all fully sorted now, with only the odd small issue for one or 2 still to be bottomed out, so we are in good shape to regroup and await the next crisis-case property to rectify. In some ways the team is now a little stronger because we have 5, not 3 people to call on for property or project matters. In addition, with change comes new skills, new ideas, whilst retaining all our years of experience.
So please join me in wishing Lavinia and Ioana well in their exciting future venture and lets hope the change is positive for everyone concerned, even if it forces us all to work harder in adapting to something new rather than the comfortable slippers that is the daily routine we have been used to.
I expect hicups, mistakes and mis-communication along the way, but our clients can continue to be assured that White Mountain stands by our committment to meet and manage all of your property needs, a mantra we have had from day one which remains unaltered.