Welcome to Common Interest!

Since 1990, our Common Interest Team has been privileged to serve boards of directors and community homeowners of many prominent Greater Bay Area and Central Valley communities. Across communities ranging in size from 10 units to more than 1000 units, we are guided in our work by the understanding that we are an integral part of the community with responsibility to support the Board’s decisions to address the community’s most pressing challenges while managing its expenses and enhancing its long-term value.

Comprehensive HOA Management and Accounting Services

Our experienced community managers consult with the Board to share best-demonstrated practices in all areas of community management including:


Board education, governance, meetings and annual elections


Site inspections, preventative maintenance, CCR compliance


Monthly financials, e-payables, collections, escrow &
special assessments


Owner participation, e-portals, sub-committees & election candidates


Project Support services for reserve projects, insurance claims and SB 326


Vendor selection, oversight, competitive bidding & 1099s

Community Types We Serve

Across 9 local markets, we serve more than 740 homeowner associations of all types and sizes ranging from 10 units to a 1000 units+



Single-family homes

Mixed-use residential

High Rise


Active Adult Communities

Master-Planned Communities

Dear Community Members,

We want to recognize the many volunteers that serve as board members as the real heroes of the community management story.  We commend each board member’s personal sacrifice, time invested and thoughtful commitment to act with all homeowners and residents in mind.   At their very best, board members prioritize the community’s collective interest as paramount and encourage homeowners to participate actively to build communities with greater connectedness and belonging. 

For thirty-three years, Common Interest Management Services (CIMS) has been the Greater Bay Area’s leading provider of HOA community management supporting more than 3500 board members…the largest network of HOA boards of directors in Northern California.  Our company’s steady growth can be attributed to our annual investments in people, technology, and proven processes that allow us to deliver top-quality service, new innovations, and best practices to our clients every year.

Our CIMS team takes pride in our daily work serving our clients as their trusted managing agent.  To our many loyal clients, thank you for making CIMS the Northern California market leader providing professional HOA management, accounting, and project support services.  We appreciate the opportunity to partner together with our board members to support decisions that deliver positive results each year.  

Mike Archer, CEO & Dan Nelson, President

and Careers

As we work together to serve our homeowners, we know that our ability to keep our commitments to each other determines our ability to keep our commitments to our customers. We hold ourselves accountable to follow through on our commitments internally to make sure that we keep our promises externally.

At CIMS, we embrace a growth mindset where we each can improve and perfect our craft of community management. We are proud of the longevity and tenure of our team across functions and we know it is the key difference between us and our competitor peers. As we build our company to last, we are able to build meaningful careers filled with new opportunities to grow for many worthy individuals across our company.

Our Continuing Growth Story: CIMS Offices