In the business of property management, reputation is everything. One manager with a reputation for knowing the business is Jim Buckley. As the founder and owner of Cliffside Park-based Buckley Management, this one-time boarding house owner has built a successful business, managing more than 30 properties in Bergen and Hudson counties. Armed with over 25 years of experience with high-rise, high-rent properties, Buckley has created a niche for himself by applying those same management principles to smaller properties. It's the driving force behind Buckley Management, a company that has doubled in size in the last two years.
In the Beginning…
To trot out that tired old phrase, necessity really is the mother of invention—or at least the creation of a property management firm. After graduating from college, Jim Buckley found himself in a situation familiar to a lot of young people entering the job market: there weren't many jobs to be found. He decided to start his own enterprise, buying and managing rooming houses in New York City. Soon however, it became clear that the job was both stressful and dangerous, and Buckley took a job in Queens for a management firm that specialized in co-ops. "I found it was easier to run someone else's property than my own," says Buckley.
After serving his apprenticeship with the Queens firm, Buckley struck out on his own, founding Buckley Management, a subsidiary of CM3 Management. Today, the company has a growing base of clients, all interested in getting the attentive service that Buckley feels separates his firm from the pack.
It's All in the Details
Buckley offers a wide range of services, aimed at helping boards of small to mid-size buildings and associations keep their ships running smoothly. Buckley staffers will provide financial management, including month-to-month financial comparisons designed to help track spending trends and analyze future budget needs.