October 2014, Vol 4, No 10
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- The best professional community managers across the nation competing for national honors and a $5,000 prize were announced. Assurant, Kevin Davis Insurance and Premier Property Banking join Association Reserves, Inc., the nation's leading provider of reserve study services for association-governed communities, selected the top on-site and portfolio managers.[ManageroftheYear.org]
04.15.14 Voting Open for National Mgr. of the Year Contest
Vote between April 14-27, 2014. The Top 3 On-site Managers are Nickie Greco of Palomino Park Owners Association (Highlands Ranch, CO), Marcy Kravit of 2600 Condominium (Weston, FL), and Mystre' Van Horn of Fairfield Harbour POA (New Bern, NC). The Top 3 Portfolio Managers are Danielle Carbajal of Prellis Property Management (Granada Hills, CA), Catherine Holladay of Management Specialists Services, LLC (Gainesville, FL) and Jose Pazos of Pazos, Robaina & Zapata Management Group (Miami, FL). Winners announced in Orlando, FL on May 14, 2014. Winners get trophy and $5,000 cash prize. [Association Reserves]
- 02.10.2014 Palm Beach County Home Construction Surges. The latest report from Royal Palm Beach-based MetroStudy shows construction started on 2,053 Palm Beach County homes last year, an increase of 13 percent from 2012, the Palm Beach Post reported. A tightening of the county’s resale inventory helped encourage builders to construct more new product.[The Real Deal]
- 02.10.2014 Developer Offers Teslas to Penthouse Buyers. To help recruit penthouse buyers to its Echo Aventura, Echo Brickell and Muse condo projects, Kevin Maloney’s Property Markets Group is offering a unique sweetener: a free Tesla Model S.[The Real Deal]
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When electing board members to serve on behalf of your community, you expect them to be on their best behavior and to think of the needs of the building and the people who live there when making their decisions. Regardless of the type of community they serve, board members have a responsibility to govern and make decisions on behalf of that community. This is often referred to as the board's “fiduciary duty.” Read More
In a dense urban or sprawling suburban environment, people can still feel isolated. While high-rise residential buildings and suburban subdivisions put many people and families in very close proximity to one another, living side-by-side doesn’t automatically transform a group of people into a community. Sometimes, just the opposite. Read More
Many if not most boards get along famously. There are boards that have had the same members for decades and run their communities without a hitch. Read More
The “Dream Team” label is often used to describe a perfect combination of highly-skilled people drawn together for a particular purpose. The 1992 U.S. mens' Olympic basketball team is probably the most famous example, but 'dream teams' have included everything from legal defense attorneys to diplomatic missions. Read More