To this point, the Onsite Property Managers Association (OPMA) has utilized one publication to communicate – The OPMA PULSE. Regardless of topic, all information has been included in the Pulse. As we have grown, we need to create different publications to address different business functions. Today, we are introducing The OPMA Suppliers’ Platform.
Each edition will feature one of the OPMA suppliers. They will tell their story; their goals and how the products and services they provide benefit your company, owners, and enhance the vacation experience of your guests. OPMA continues to attract the best condo hotel management companies and leadership to dominate the lodging inventory in the most visited vacation markets. They have a major economic impact in their respective communities. At the same time we have also attracted the best suppliers. Both management companies and suppliers are represented on the OPMA Board of Directors and it is important that we have the same working relationships in each marketplace.
A top priority of the association is to deliver leading edge superior products and services for owners and guests, as they are the ones who drive the profits for all of us. To achieve this, OPMA is differentiating from other organizations by minimizing the number of suppliers. This leads us to the relationship between the management companies and the suppliers. OPMA is providing the opportunity to move into the future with a different approach to work in a more cohesive environment. It is paramount for the OPMA management companies and suppliers to work in tandem.
The formula for success is for all parties involved to follow a simple process. When any management company requires products and services, they contact the OPMA suppliers FIRST. If a supplier cannot satisfy the needs, the management companies should go elsewhere. When they can meet or exceed the needs, it enables the suppliers to go back to their sources for better pricing or go to parent companies for additional funding to create better products and services for OPMA owners and guests. This results in OPMA management companies maximizing their savings and OPMA suppliers maximizing their buying power. Everyone wins, especially the owners and guests.
The goal of the relationships is to maximize the profitability of all OPMA entities. To achieve this, new practices must be incorporated while many traditional methods are abandoned. To look ahead and to shape the future of the lodging industry is a major mission of OPMA. To collectively be on the leading edge by incorporating creativity, innovation and differentiation to our thinking and actions is what OPMA is all about.
It all starts with commitment from within. OPMA management companies and suppliers working on behalf of the owners, guests and each other is the foundation of the future. This publication is designed to support that OPMA internal commitment. OPMA’s commitment is that suppliers will not be charged to create their own copy and have it distributed to all members and to provide properties with an in-depth understanding of the suppliers.