Division President John Handel founded The Management Trust-Monarch Group in 1993, shortly after leaving The Vintage Club in Indian Wells where he served as on-site community manager for six years. Widely regarded as the most prestigious country club in the western United States, The Vintage Club afforded John the opportunity to manage eight homeowners associations ranging in size from 40 to 510 units, with monthly assessments of $15.00 to $950.00. For six years, John was responsible for all property, financial and administrative functions and reported to 44 different Board members.
Currently, The Management Trust-Monarch Group provides full service accounting and community association management for over 18,000 units in Indio, La Quinta, Bermuda Dunes, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Palm Springs, Cherry Valley, and Highland, California.
TMT-Monarch Group currently provides both on-site and off-site management for approximately seventy communities that vary in size from 16 to more than 2,800 units. Building types include condominiums (from duplexes to 8 units per building), single family homes, guard entrances, clubhouses and RV spaces. Additionally, TMT-Monarch Group currently employs approximately ninety personnel, including our Palm Desert corporate office, consisting of over thirty staff members.