Nest Community's 5 Core Pillars

We are building our business and our relationships on five core pillars. By focusing on these five pillars, we are able to better serve the people who make each community special. We believe that a community manager can positively impact a community and its residents, and we relish the opportunity. We strive to meet and exceed a community's short-term and long-term goals, enhancing the lives of each resident.


Asset Management

Your community has shared assets, and the HOA is responsible for maintaining those. We work diligently to ensure those assets are not only maintained on an annual basis, but that the HOA is prepared for their long-term repair and replacement.


Customer Service

Our clients deserve rapid response times and easy to access information. Our custom-built, online portal enables community members to access a vast amount of information - from FAQs to calendars, documents, and account access.


Board Guidance

HOA board members are the individual homeowners who guide a community's direction. We play a vital role in the education of the board, offering our experience and insight. We keep tabs on local and regional rules, regulations, and trends. You can expect ongoing communication and a constant flow of ideas and suggestions from Nest Community.


Community Building

There are many reasons that people choose to live in a neighborhood: camaraderie, sociability, and a sense of place, just to name a few. We work with residents and board members to ensure that your community continues to be the special place where you'll love to live.


Impeccable Maintenance

You want your neighborhood to look and feel amazing, and so do we. A beautifully maintained community not only increases a sense of pride, but also helps with property values. Our job is to ensure that when you drive into your community each day, it's a place you're proud to call home.

Meet the Team

Ben Wilson, Managing Director
Director of Property Management

Community Management isn’t for the faint of heart – and Ben uses his calm demeanor and patience to effectively help advise Boards and community members through the intricate web of issues that arise when operating a community development. As a licensed Common Interest Community Manager, Ben acts as Nest’s Principle Employee and maintains the designation of Association Management Specialist ®.

Ben’s career in property management started as a summer gig while in college at Elon University and after 15 years in the business, he brings a wealth of experience to the team. Having worked with a portfolio of vastly different properties that range from small condominiums or townhome communities with only a few members, to several hundred unit developments that encompass a variety of property types and uses – there’s a good chance we’ve managed a property just like yours!

Ben balances the busy life of a property manager with golf, fishing, and spending time with his wife and three daughters.

Kathy Stone, Accounting Manager

With a strong background in accounting and operating systems, Kathy is always looking for better ways to help Nest prosper and continue to grow.

Born and raised in Virginia, Kathy made her way from the beaches of the Chesapeake area to the mountains of Charlottesville. She spent her early career in public accounting before becoming the controller of a small auto finance company. After taking a few years off from the business world to focus on her children, she became an independent finance consultant. Kathy consulted with Nest for over a year before coming on full-time as Accounting Manager.

When Kathy isn't tackling one of Nest's many projects, she can be found travelling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Jonathan Kauffmann, Strategy Director

An entrepreneur at heart, Jonathan began his real estate career as a real estate investor in Charlottesville and earned his real estate license in 2003.

Combining his sales and marketing expertise with his love for real estate, Jonathan founded Nest Realty in 2008. Since then, Nest Realty has been honored as the nation's "Most Innovative Brokerage" by Inman News in 2009 and has been named to the INC. 5000 list of the fastest growing American companies in 2013 and 2014. In 2011, Jonathan helped co-found Nest Property Management, which manages residential properties throughout Central Virginia.

A Virginia native and graduate of Woodberry Forest and UVA, he resides with his family in Albemarle County.

Corey Cummings, Operations Manager

Born and raised in Central Virginia, Corey attended Radford University before returning to Ruckersville where he lives with his lovely lady, Erin, and handsome son, Avett.

Corey's primary role is overseeing the daily operation's of our Home Owner Association's. Corey joins our team with over 12 years of customer service experience. With his energetic personality, professional demeanor, and determination to solve any problem, Corey is a pleasure to work with!

Jacob Koch
Property & Project Manager

Ally Albrecht
Operations Manager