By Darlys Walker

Published June 26, 2013


Believe it or not the operation of prostitution rings or brothels in COA's and HOA's is more common that you can imagine.  In the past 5 years, as a company, we have worked with Boards to take action against both Homeowners and Renters who are operating this type of business from their homes.


In January of 2013 in Boca Raton Florida, the headlines read, Police Officer and Wife Charged with Operating Brothel from Upscale Community.  Interestingly, the business was discovered when Homeowners were talking amongst themselves, conversations were repeated and conclusions drawn.


According to the reports, the "clients" (term used loosely) never visited the home.  Appointments were made at the Homeowners residence and the "employees" were dispatched via phone calls and emails from the home.  However, no employees were based at the home.  So, does the Association have a case against the Homeowner for the operation of a business and or illegal activity?


As previously stated in Eric's blog regarding the definition of "commercial/commerce", it is questionable if it applies.  There are things "for sale", but they are not kept in inventory in the home.    While I am not here to debate whether or not prostitution should be legalized, I am very curious as to your thoughts as to what action you would want your Board to take if this happed in your community?

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Darlys Walker

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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