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  • Brian Lamb - Bio

    Bio

    Brian Lamb Chief Executive
    Officer

  • Brian Lamb

    Brian Lamb Chief Executive Officer

    Brian has served in the United States Air Force and has over 20 years of experience within banking, special districts, community management and municipal finance. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Meritus Communities, which encompasses several service related businesses. As a former veteran, Brian founded these companies with a single mission in mind: To provide solutions for better communities.

    His responsibilities range from providing general oversight of day to day activities within the company, to actively participating in community events and engaging with area residents. His diverse and balanced experience has allowed him to effectively coordinate an office comprising of many experienced associates with varied professional disciplines and educational backgrounds.  Among the services provided, Brian has personally overseen the establishment of a number of communities, bond restructuring agreements, accounting and finance functions, district management, the resolution of compliance issues, municipal investment consultations, developments and construction of energy efficient, sustainable homes.

    As part of his civic duties, Brian founded a non-profit entity whose goal is to contribute to revitalizing urban communities by establishing new energy efficient homes and upgraded parks to rediscover some of the forgotten beauty within these communities. This is all done in an effort to assist low to moderate income individuals, families and veterans looking to relocate back into civilian living.

    Brian’s extensive experience and practical knowledge, has allowed Meritus Communties and its related service companies to become synonymous with quality, service and most importantly, community enhancement.  

  • Eric Davidson - Bio

    Bio

    Eric Davidson Chief Operating Officer

  • Eric Davidson

    Eric Davidson Chief Operating Officer

    Eric Davidson is the Chief Operating Officer for Meritus Communities.  He has over 20 years of experience in construction and development services.  He has experience in a variety of areas including residential construction, manufactured home insulation, capital infrastructure projects, site management, project estimating and building codes and regulations. 

    Eric completed the Florida General Contactor Exam, has a Florida Builder Contractor License, and a number of Pulte Certifications, including Foundations of Management, Advanced Leadership Certification and Building Quality Relationships. Eric is currently pursuing LEED certification as well.  He has been a member of the International Code Council since 2009 and is a recipient of the Golden Hammer Award from the Home Builders Association of Florida.

  • Brian Howell - Bio

    Bio

    Brian Howell Licensed Community
    Association Manager

  • Brian Howell

    Brian Howell Licensed Community Association Manager

    Mr. Howell has over 18 years of experience in Community Management and Operations. He attended the College of Charleston for Business Administration; as well as, been a Licensed Community Association Manager in the state of Florida since 2006.

    Prior to joining Community Association Management Services (CAMS), Mr. Howell was employed with Post Apartment Homes as a Regional Manager and was responsible for numerous communities on the East Coast,Orlandoand Tampa Area. Post Apartment Homes was recognized nationally and internationally as a premier developer of upscale communities focusing on impeccable customer service and high end amenities areas and grounds.

    Mr. Howell also has a vast amount of experience in the management of master planned communities and has managed the day-to-day operations of multiple high profile communities in the Tampa area.  Mr. Howell was instrumental in putting together many revitalization projects for the districts and streamlining the operations to make the districts more efficient and cost effective.

Administrative Support Team 

Our administrative support staff fills our office with a wide array of backgrounds and experience.  This favors Meritus Districts with over four decades of cumulative experience and the familiarity of business in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  Technology has now saturated all aspects of our society.  All of our team members are comfortable working on every platform.  From websites and the cloud to our own in-house specialty invoice processing software, we remain right in stride with the advances which can be put use providing practical applications which save time and money while providing superior service to our clients.

We encourage our support staff to expand their scope of knowledge and have members of the administrative team who have completed Community Association Management coursework as well as qualified to become Notary Publics.  Expertise is gained through extensive training in such areas as public administration, records management, government, business administration, and information technology.

With such diverse knowledge in all facets of administration, our administrative support staff will, without a doubt, be prepared to act in accordance with your needs in an effective, proficient and ingenious style.

 Accounting and Financial Support Team

Our accounting support staff contributes greatly in undertaking the high demands of the Special District business.  Holding credentials which range from Certified Public Accountants to degrees in accounting and finance, they are completely prepared to perform their duties with paramount proficiency.

Meritus Districts is proud to boast over 100 years of cumulative accounting experience under its roof, with expertise encasing all aspects of accounting. With in-depth comprehension and understanding in areas such as non-profit, governmental, real estate, construction, and auditing, our accomplished accounting support staff will provide the necessary service for your specialized needs.

As communities age, the opportunities for refinancing to make improvements or lower annual assessments without changing the term of CDD bonds have allowed several of our communities to take advantage of lower interest rates to the benefit of their residents.  Our finance team has the experience needed to handle restructure agreements which have been crucial in working through the steps to recovery for Districts where the build-out has stalled due to the economic downturn in the housing market.  With experience as our teacher, our team is at the top of the class.