The staff of Landmark has the experience to provide an unparalleled level of service and support to community associations. We are dedicated to fostering long term client relationships through our management style. By maintaining the flexibility to adapt, our full-service management contract provides you with a customized level of service while generating cost-effective results.
We help build better communities through our determination and dedication. Our focus is on nurturing a sense of community by exceeding the expectations of those we serve.
John R. Schenck – President & Chief Executive Officer
John is a licensed general contractor with more than 40 years of experience in the construction business. Schenck Building Company, Inc. specializes in the development, design, and construction of living spaces. Kitchen remodels and custom interior renovations of homes and condominiums are hallmarks of his company. Mr. Schenck provides construction oversight, manages vendors and subcontractors, and keeps communication paths flowing between all involved parties.
Local community planning groups rely on Mr. Schenck’s expertise and he is a current member of the La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee (PRC), appointed by the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA). He has been a trustee on the La Jolla Town Council (LJTC), as well as committee member on the LJTC’s Coastal Development Permit (CDP) Committee and LJTC’s Planned District Ordinance (PDO) Committee. Mr. Schenck was once Treasurer for the La Jolla Shores Association, whose parent organization is the La Jolla Shores Advisory Committee.
With studies provided by Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Army Corps of Engineers, Mr. Schenck has been instrumental in the development and construction of shoreline protective structures (seawalls), tackling such issues as natural erosion, property setbacks, beach access, and compliance to minimize impacts to local beaches.
Mr. Schenck has a penchant for art-related projects that includes the planning and installation of Public Art. He interacts with artists, engineers, and subcontractors to develop budgets that meet client and agency requirements. Working with local artists has provided a bridge into sensitive and rewarding areas regarding public approval, public safety, and project longevity in the environment. Projects include Los Angeles County Transit Authority, Blue Line Trolley “Time and Presence”; Sacramento Convention Center “Waterfall”; The Port of San Diego “Wind Oars”; and San Diego Natural History Museum “Megalodon Shark”.
Mr. Schenck apprenticed in his father’s third-generation construction business, during which time he earned a B.A. from U.S. International University, Cal Western campus, with studies in business, accounting, and psychology.
Josie Hughes – Director of Client Services
Josie began her career with Allegis Residential Services, formerly Property Management Associates (PMA) in 1986. She holds a CCAM(R) (Certified Community Manager) designation from the California Association of Community Managers (CACM) and actively pursues continuing education courses through CACM and strives to provide the best management available. She is proficient at all aspects of community association management and particularly excels at risk management, budgeting and reconstruction/capital improvement projects.
Ms. Hughes created a business model for the company that is based on the need for the HOA, as a corporation; to be managed in a proactive fashion with the community manager and the manager’s assistant to dedicate time to Board directed tasks and the financial well being of the association. Recognizing that individual residents represent an entirely separate responsibility, which is likely reactive in nature and requiring immediate attention, Ms. Hughes created Landmark, Inc., which is solely dedicated to satisfying homeowners requests and concerns. Ms. Hughes has served in nearly every executive capacity and currently manages a portfolio of 1,120 individual homes and condominiums. In addition to her HOA responsibilities, she is responsible for the day-to-day business operations. Ms. Hughes majored in accounting and business administration at San Diego Mesa College.
Hanna Kruz – Vice President & Director of Financial Services
Hanna has over thirty years of service in community association management industry, specifically in financial services. For over 20 years, Ms. Kruz served as Reserve Fund Manager at Allegis Residential Services, formerly Property Management Associates, managing a combined investment portfolio of $48 million dollars and developing a strong relationship with many banks and brokerage houses. She assisted clients dealing with construction litigation and fund control management. For over 24 years, she was responsible for the preparation of prepared accurate client financial statement reports working with Boards on all aspects of financial management. She supervises an accounting department of five employees dedicated to providing quality financial management services to 40 client associations. Ms. Kruz holds a Masters Degree in Economics.