TERM LIMITS, THE UGLY REALITY
October 22, 2014
When it comes to all the complaints we
hear about illegal elections, Board Members who stay in place for
eternity, term limits are the answer ...
ARE TERM LIMITS A
GOOD THING OR A BAD THING?
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published October 20, 2014
On today’s radio show, a
woman complained that in her HOA, there is never a quorum that
appears at the annual meeting and therefore the
– OFTEN CONSIDERED A SLUSH FUND BY BOARD MEMBERS!
October 17, 2014
statutes regulating community associations are very specific
about setting up reserve accounts -- and how to use the money in
I’M ALL FOR IT
October 15, 2014
Eric may not condone the Board
having the ability to require full funding of reserves, but I am
all for it. As our readers know my firm manages ...
CAN THE BOARD FORCE FULLY
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published October 13, 2014
I always thought that the dry part of the
Board Certification Course was teaching about budgets and
material simply doesn’t lend ...
– BLATANTLY OFFERED TO CAMs
October 10, 2014
have always been talking about kickbacks being a common issue in
Florida’s community associations. But recent events have shown ...
YOU PAY YOURSELF A KICKBACK?
October 8, 2014
sounds silly, doesn’t it? Believe it or not, it is a valid
question. Recently, while attending a continuing education seminar,
I overheard a CAM boasting ...
Avoid That Temptation at all Costs
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published October 6, 2014
this for 22 years now, I don’t get surprised that often any
longer by anything that takes place in the world of condos and
HOAs. This ...
THE “EMINENT DOMAIN BILL
October 3, 2014
my opinion it was bad enough when legislators pushed by attorney
lobbying groups passed in 2007 bill we immediately named the
October 1, 2014
blog is sad but true. One would think that in America if we buy
something it is ours and no one can take it from us. Clearly that is
WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE SAFE
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published September 29, 2014
It appears as if the foreclosure crisis is coming to a
close. You made it
survived. You were
one of the few that paid the ...
ASSOCIATION MANAGER – A LICENSED PROFESSION?
September 26, 2014
Florida's community association managers are supposed to be
licensed – and so are the management firms they are working
Are they really ...
YOUR CAM REALLY A CAM?
September 24, 2014
with any proactive Management Firm, we are always interviewing
for professionals to join our team. I am not sure if it is the
boost in the ...
HOA & Condo Blog
Glazer graduated from the University of Miami School of
Law in 1992 after receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has
law for more than 2
and is the owner of Glazer and Associates, P.A. a seven eight
attorney law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and
firm also has satellite offices in Tampa and Fort Myers.
Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze and
HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show on 850 WFTL.
is the first attorney in the State of Florida that designed a
course that certifies condominium residents as eligible to serve
on a condominium Board of Directors and has now certified more
than 8,000 Floridians all across the state. He is certified as a
Circuit Court Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and has
mediated dozens of disputes between associations and unit
owners. Eric also devotes significant time to advancing
legislation in the best interest of Florida community
Walker, Founder and CEO of Condominium Concepts
Management, Inc. (CCM), is recognized for her straight
talk, subject matter expertise, and valued insights
management, leasing, and HOAs. Her company serves a diverse
portfolio of properties, from 16-units up to 600 as well as
large mixed-use developments.
From its beginnings in 2000, CCM has become a well-respected
asset manager and now works with over 100 associations with
16,000 units served by over 300 employees. Darlys and her team
deliver resources and responsiveness through six regional
offices - in
Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Charleston,
Darlys Walker is best known for her passion and precision,
understanding that the only difference that matters in today's
demanding marketplace is service delivery ... doing what is
promised and what is right. She knows that every community
serves two masters ... the property owner/developer and the
resident/homeowner. "If we are not equally responsive to
both, we are not doing our job," she states.
Her clients say it best: "Darlys really knows her
stuff" ... "at the top of her profession and it shows
in the caliber of her clients" ... "delivers quality
resources that match up well with needs and expectations that
are really rigorous."
She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in four states, holds an
Associate's Degree in Marketing and has earned the Accredited
Real Estate Manager designation from the Georgia Institute of
Real Estate Management. Also she is one of few certified as a
Lead-Based Paint Abatement & Removal Trainer in Georgia.
Darlys Walker and her team have been selected to manage the
condominium conversion process and day-to-day operations for
many of the Southeast's most high-profile condominium
communities including luxury high-rises, mid-rises and
garden-style homes. Most recently she has been recognized as an
expert in 're-versions' of communities from condominiums to
leased homes, as well as repositioning projects. A visionary and
a tireless perfectionist, Darlys demonstrates hands-on
leadership, working individually with each client and staff
associate to achieve defined business outcomes and satisfaction.
For more information about Darlys Walker and Condominium
Concepts Management, Inc. please visit www.condominiumconcepts.com.
||Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the
developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues
for his own purposes. End of retirement!
CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in
- finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a
member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.
The organization has two websites to inform interested
homeowners and condo owners:
News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.
Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all
service providers surely have a different interest! We are
trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are
useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking