David Regenbaum

David Regenbaum

General Business Facilitator | Management | Business Operations | Condominiums | Homeowners Associations | Property Owners Associations | Financial | Conduct of Meetings


November 1964 to February 1979: Founding Partner, Regenbaum, Rapeport, Fanaroff, and Partners, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Prior to his arrival in the U.S.A., David Regenbaum practiced as an attorney and was the founding partner of the highly successful law firm of Regenbaum, Rapeport, Fanaroff and Partners in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1967 he was admitted to practice as a specialist in real estate law and focused on the developing law of community associations. 

March, 1979 to December, 2010: Chief Executive Officer, Association Management, Inc. (“AMI”), Houston, Texas
During March, 1979 Regenbaum relocated to Houston, Texas and established Association Management, Inc. (AMI). Over the past 36 years AMI has achieved remarkable growth and prestige under his leadership, resulting in AMI becoming the leading community association management firm in Texas, managing over 300 communities consisting of over 100,000 homes and commercial Units. Many of his innovative management philosophies and practices have become industry standards. 
December, 2010 to December, 2014: President, FirstService Residential Houston, Inc., Houston, Texas.
During November, 2010 Regenbaum sold a majority interest in AMI to FirstService Residential which is the largest community association management company in America and is traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange.   He continued to lead the company until his retirement during December, 2014 when he sold his remaining interest in AMI to FirstService Residential. 

July, 2015: Houston Community College – Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.

Regenbaum has been accepted as Faculty for Module 7: Strategic Growth Through Operations of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program administered by Houston Community College.           

August, 2015: Silver Fox Advisors

During August 2015 Regenbaum was accepted as an Advisor by Silver Fox Advisors, an association of corporate CEO’s, consultants, business leaders, and entrepreneurs who provide mentoring and consulting to businesses. 


  • 1963 Certificate for Candidate Attorneys, University of South Africa.
  • 1964 Enrolled as an Attorney in the Supreme Court of South Africa.
  • 1967 Enrolled as a Conveyancer (Real Estate Specialist) in the Supreme Court of South Africa.
  • 1978 Admitted as a member of The South African Institute of Property Practitioners.
  • 1983 Awarded the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation by The Community Associations Institute (CAI).


Community Associations Institute - In 1977 Regenbaum joined the Community Associations Institute (CAI). He has served as President of both the Greater Houston Chapter of CAI and CAI National. He also served as Chairman of the Education Council, Dean of the M150 Management Practices faculty, on the Law Seminar faculty, and on the M110 Legal Basis, M140 Financial Management and Insurance, M206 Financial Management, and M310 Management Office Management faculties. On behalf of CAI he developed the Advanced ABCs, a national course for Community Association Leaders, which focuses on Building Community; Course M206 Financial Management for Professional Community Association Managers, and Course M310 which is designed as an advanced level course for the CEO’s of Management companies. During the period 1979 to 2014 he received numerous awards including the Educator of the Year. During 1983 he was awarded CAI’s highest designation, the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®). 

Houston Community College Foundation– In 2012 Regenbaum was elected to the Board of Directors of the Houston Community College Foundation and serves on the Scholarship Committee. 

SCORE – During August, 2015 Regenbaum volunteered as a mentor and workshop leader for SCORE, a non-profit association dedicated to helping small businesses start-up, grow, and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.   

David and his wife of 50 years, Glenda, have lived in Houston since 1979 where they raised three daughters. They are the proud grandparents of nine grandchildren.


  • General Business Facilitator
  • Management
  • Business Operations
  • Condominiums 
  • Homeowners Assocations
  • Property Owners Associations
  • Financial
  • Conduct of Meetings

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