LEGAL COUNSEL IS GREAT, BUT SOMETIMES LAW ENFORCEMENT IS BETTER

By Darlys Walker

Published November 23, 2016

   

Far too many elections and annual meetings are completely out of control. This seems to be especially true in South Florida! It is almost inevitable that when two hot heads get together, in the same room with opposing opinions, a loud disruptive argument will ensue. Unfortunately, these can become violent.

   

A perfect example is the current situations we are witnessing as a country and as a result of the recent Presidential election. Yes, we all have a voice, but in the end we must accept the decision of the majority. Yes, we do have the right to freedom of speech, but what does it say about us as a society that individuals feel they have a right to defame, slander, physically attack or perpetuate property damage because we donít agree with the decision of the majority? As crazy as it is, this behavior has been witnessed even in association elections. Boards and LCAMs who see this as a potential problem during their annual elections should give serious consideration to not only ask legal counsel to run the meeting, but also consider the presence of a uniformed police officer at the meeting. This can often times keep those individuals, who thrive on confrontation and dysfunction, in line and prevent potential physical altercations.

  

The cost is minimal and can make the process more enjoyable for the attendees.

    

Itís amazing how an outside authority figure can calm the beasts.


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Darlys Walker, Founder and CEO of Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. (CCM), is recognized for her straight talk, subject matter expertise, and valued insights regarding real  

state 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, Nashville and Atlanta.

  

   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.  

  

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