Our History


Building with Palm Tree | The Management Works

Founded in 1973 by David Thomas Robinson, Kaiser Road Associates, later named The Management Works, has always focused on acquiring, developing, and managing commercial multi-family properties in Southern California.

Early Days

The company began with David’s first purchase of a 20-unit community in Costa Mesa and has since blossomed into a multi-property management company consisting of both residential and commercial assets. The exceptional growth is attributed to David’s son, David “Chip” Robinson, who took over operations after his father’s passing. Chip rebranded the company “The Management Works” in 2007 and adopted the guiding principle of “Improving the way our residents live.” Chip advises the Costa Mesa/Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, is a licensed California principle broker, and is involved with several associations including IREM, AAOC, CSSA, and the Fair Housing Foundation.

Chip’s Vision

Chip’s vision is to provide the best-valued residential and commercial management company dedicated to honesty, integrity, and respect for owners, residents, and team members. His relentless approach to resident loyalty and retention equates to stability for his clients and their assets. Always fair and open-minded, he allows his team to find creative solutions to difficult problems in management and life.

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