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Manager’s Wisdom: 5 Keys to Effective Committees in Condo and Homeowner Associations
posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, October 13, 2014
This is the third post in a series of monthly posts called Manager’s Wisdom – a compilation of ideas and thoughts from Campbell’s best and most experienced managers on specific topics. Today, we are sharing what our managers believe are the 5 keys to effective committees. Read more
Industry News and Articles
Keep in mind that some of the articles are directed toward HOAs or condos specifically, but most can be applied to all types of community associations.
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The Call of Duty: The Importance of Fiduciary Responsibility
posted by Michael Odenthal, The South Florida Cooperator, October 2014
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
Meet the Director – Douglas Crumpler
posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, October 27, 2014
Douglas Crumpler is the President of the Inverrary Master Condo Association, which includes 28 sub associations comprised of 8,800 units on 1,000 acres in Lauderhill, Florida. Originally from Clinton, North Carolina, Doug attended East Carolina University obtaining his bachelor’s degree in music education in 1964. Read more
posted by Laura Manning-Hudson, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, October 27, 2014
Preparing for the Snowbird - the Unofficial State Bird of Florida
Last winter was particularly brutal for many parts of the country, and it was among the coldest on record in large swaths of the Midwest. For South Florida however, the weather was as mild and beautiful as ever. Read more
What is that Word Wednesdays – Articles of Incorporation
posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, October 8, 2014
The Articles of Incorporation are the second piece of the governing documents of a Community Association. The Articles define the association as a corporation and establish the board and its governance role. Read more
Limits On Owning Multiple Units in an HOA Becoming More Common
posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, October 13, 2014
It is likely that the association, in adopting the amendment, is trying to control the number of investment properties in the community. As a result of suppressed prices after the real estate market meltdown, it is common to see investors purchasing multiple units with the sole intention of renting them out. Read more
posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, October 22, 2014
What is that Word Wednesdays – Bylaws
The third component of the governing documents are the Bylaws. The bylaws, along with the Declaration and the Articles of Incorporation, establish the Governing Documents of the Association. Read more
Called to Serve: Volunteers for Board Service Often in Short Supply
posted by George Leposky, The South Florida Cooperator, October 2014
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
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