About

A Different Experience. Intentionally!

The SMAARTE Group was founded to bridge the fundamental divide between volunteer leaders, vendors and management services.

Our experience living and volunteering in condominiums allows us to understand the challenges common interest community volunteer leaders face every day from the inside out. Retaining a competent management company should allow you to focus more on your professional obligations, friends, family and other pursuits. We're motivated by doing the right thing for the right reasons. Earning your business is about building trust by delivering on our promises and backing up all our work with a guarantee. View these resources for an idea of our capabilities.

Extensive networking and market research within the condominium community reveals that most associations want accountable, communicative and proactive management, but aren't sure how to find it. If you've ever wondered why you need to manage your manager, spend hours problem-solving errors, building budgets, or circumnavigating solutions, we challenge you to get SMAARTE!

Your time is valuable and your community deserves a partner that measures success and prioritizes your satisfaction using the lens of a volunteer leader who understands the trials and tribulations of governing a small business. We understand the gauntlet of overwhelming requirements at your community which is why we literally guarantee to delight our customers.

Governance can be daunting!

Governance is daunting!

Read this TLDR blog article for some tips to stay safely afloat.

Steve Horvath has been an active part of the Seattle condominium community for over a decade. Steve most recently served as the Executive Director for the neighborhood advocacy organization Belltown United and previously founded and still maintains Seattle Crime Awareness and Prevention (SCAP) and Condo Connection. Steve lives in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood with his wife, Sara and two cats Bumblebee and Phirefly.

A background in healthcare IT and years of volunteering both at the condominium association level and across the Seattle community culminated in the creation of the SMAARTE Group.

Steve Horvath

Steve Horvath