This month we shine the spotlight on our Regional Manager, Cheri Goss. We are extremely grateful to have her as part of the team!
"I started with IPG in January of 2020, just before the pandemic hit and the world as we knew it changed, possibly forever. My first day of work was at the Home Office to attend the annual RM Meeting, where I met most of the corporate office and all the MH Regional Managers. I have felt welcomed, supported and part of an amazing team from that moment. I have not stopped learning since that first day and have been blessed with an extraordinary team of Community Managers that have taught me so much.
I had worked in multi-family for over 25 years and was working as a Regional Manager at a great company for 8 years when I started to casually look for a new challenge. At the time, I thought that I had applied for a Manufactured Housing Regional position on accident, now I know there are no accidents. When I first interviewed with Dan Ogden, he asked me the question “why would you want to make a change from multi-family to manufactured housing after all this time?” My answer to his question was a question “I don’t know that I do, can you tell me why I wouldn’t want to?” Dan did a great job explaining to me the differences and nuances of manufactured housing compared to multi-family housing. I thought a lot about what this change in my career would look like and after 5 additional interviews , I decided to take the leap. I now know that nothing can prepare you fully for Property Management in general, let alone a drastic change after a 25+ year career, however I have not regretted my decision to join IPG and the Manufactured Housing Industry for even one day.
The Utah portfolio has grown rapidly during my 2 years with IPG, with a new property onboarded every six months on average as well as a 40-home expansion at an existing property. I have an amazing Area Manager that oversaw the 40-home expansion and the sale of each home. That expansion is 100% sold with 1 more home left to have delivered and set up to complete this large project. We have also grown as a team and each of my managers is there for the other, cheering on each other’s victories and helping each other out in time of need.
With everything that I have learned and continue to learn, some of my biggest take aways so far have been:
IPG cares greatly about their employees and residents safety.
A pandemic cannot stop business or hinder success.
Virtual meetings can be fun and informative.
Zoom filters are awesome.
You can never do it all, all by yourself so surround yourself with amazing Managers (I have the BEST)!"