By Darlys Walker

Published November 29, 2017  


For those who know me, they know I’m a “resolve it NOW”, kind of person. As one of the few females who own a large, successful management firm. I can unequivocally say, while I’ve never witnessed or heard claim of sexual harassment, I have experienced sex discrimination on more than one occasion. The worst case was managing a very large conversion from rentals to condominiums for a foreign developer. Due to the time difference between our countries, I frequently received calls from this developer at 4:00am. One morning, upon receiving a call from the developer, he demanded to have maintenance turn the electricity off in a number of units, so the renters would move out. I politely declined, explaining this was not legal, could not be done and I would not risk my license to do anything illegal. To this he stated, “You are stupid American woman, you will do as I say, we have a contract!” My response was swift, “Well I’m the stupid American woman who is terminating our contract”!


To all those who have been harassed or discriminated against, I say, don’t wait years to call someone out! Stand up for yourselves immediately.

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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.  


  For more information about Darlys Walker and Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. please visit

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