- May 10, 2019
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Join NCER for our next luncheon on Friday, May 10th at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary at 11:45 am for our monthly luncheon as we host Clark Twiddy presenting “Culture Warriors and Data Junkies–The Mistakes and Successes in 40 Years of Property Management”.
The story of how Twiddy & Company began in 1978 and has evolved over time–both the potholes and victory laps–to where it is today. The story will include risks, mistakes, technology, lessons learned, and a whole lot of people stories.
- The importance of data-based decision-making in periods of transition.
- The willingness to be candid about what works and what doesn’t.
- Real-time examples of how analytics is involved in our decisions by looking at our website and sharing the fascinating psychology around why it is the way it is.
In 1978 within the sleepy village of Duck along North Carolina’s remote Outer Banks, Doug Twiddy founded a small property management company with four clients and their homes all with the idea of getting people to vacation in them and even pay for it too. Over time and as the Outer Banks grew in popularity, Twiddy and Company began to take shape as a classic entrepreneurial vision–great customer service, great quality homes, and great people. Doug got thrown out of just about all the local banks along the way, took a bunch of risks, hired well, and managed to grow the Company one home and one person at a time.
What began forty years ago has today blossomed into a Company employing 125 full-time staff representing over a billion dollars in private investment. How that story came to be is a great one with the core challenge of moving an entrepreneurially driven sense for risk, profit, and the art of the deal to one of professional management, data-driven decisions, and technology-enhanced business models all while remaining a privately-held family business. In other words, he worked to preserve the character of the Company and evolve everything else.
Venue: Prestonwood Country Club
Venue Phone: 919-467-2566
Venue Website: http://www.prestonwoodcc.com/Address:
Prestonwood Country Club is a private club located in Cary, NC, a thriving community in the heart of the Triangle. With 54 holes of championship golf, dining, fabulous tennis and aquatics facilities, a state-of-the-art fitness center and active Kids club, there is something for everyone.