Common Interest Podcast
Live Q&A: Reopening Association Amenities

Live Q&A: Reopening Association Amenities

June 15, 2020

Replay of our Live Q&A on June 11th, 2020 streamed live on Youtube.

 

Community Association Pools, Party Spaces, and Gyms

With warmer weather and a slow easing up of the orders restricting public gathering, there are a lot of questions concerning when, if, and how associations should be reopening common elements like pools.

Join our panel of experts streaming live on Youtube as they answer some frequently asked questions about reopening amenities, and also take questions from the chat.

 

Panelists include:

  • Nancy Ayers - Alliant Mesirow Insurance Services
  • Serina Brancato - Associa Chicagoland
  • Matthew Goldberg - Richberg, Goldberg & Gorham LLC
Condo/HOA Q&A: Navigating Reserves Now and in the Future

Condo/HOA Q&A: Navigating Reserves Now and in the Future

May 12, 2020

Replay of our 5/8/20 Q&A Event streamed live on Youtube.

This replay of our Condo/HOA Q&A is intended to help board members, owners, and residents understand what to do with reserve balances and reserve studies in their condominium, townhome, and homeowners’ associations in Illinois. Additionally, learn how do reserve funding levels and special assessments impact real estate values.

This event featured a live panel answering some frequently asked questions related to current funding concerns and future planning.

Panelists include:
• Regina Gay, FirstService Residential
• John Gocke, Westchester Club HOA
• Steve Silberman, PBG Financial Services Ltd

 

The best community associations have the best boards – they're educated, knowledgeable, and prepared to lead their communities successfully.

Leading your association can have its own unique challenges, and Condo/HOA Q&A is here to help you find answers to your most burning questions about condominiums, townhomes, and homeowners' associations!

Legal Update: Elections & Collections Concerns for an Extended “Stay-at-Home” Order

Legal Update: Elections & Collections Concerns for an Extended “Stay-at-Home” Order

May 5, 2020

Replay of our LIVE Legal Update on May 4th, 2020 streamed live on Youtube.

The "Stay-at-Home" order in Illinois was extended to May 31st, and there are constantly new developments in the issues surrounding COVID-19.

This Live Legal Update is intended to help board members, owners, residents, managers, and businesses understand the issues surrounding COVID-19 mitigation and relief efforts as they impact condominium, townhome, and homeowners' associations in Illinois, with a primary focus on difficulties for associations to hold elections and collect assessments under the newest executive orders in Illinois.

This event featured a live panel of three attorneys specializing in Community Association law, answering some frequently asked questions and taking questions from the live chat.

 

The attorneys on the live panel include:

Gabriella R. Comstock - Keough & Moody
https://kmlegal.com/attorneys/gabriella-r-comstock/

Patrick T. Costello - Keay & Costello
http://www.keaycostello.com/attorneys/patrick-t-costello/

Adam T. Kahn - Levenfeld Pearlstein
https://www.lplegal.com/our-talent/adam-kahn

 

 

 

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Cleaning in a Pandemic

Cleaning in a Pandemic

April 21, 2020

Jim O'Callaghan of ACR discusses the risks and concerns associated with cleaning during the current pandemic. Avoid the potential pitfalls by considering the risks before jumping to action and putting your residents, staff, and association at risk!

 

Catch ACR's upcoming Q&A panel on this topic on April 28th, 2020 at 10AM.

More information at: https://acrrestores.com/

Legal Update: COVID-19 Related Issues for Illinois Community Associations

Legal Update: COVID-19 Related Issues for Illinois Community Associations

April 7, 2020

Replay of our 4/6/20 LIVE Legal Update, streamed on Youtube.

The "Stay-at-Home" order in Illinois has been extended to April 30th, and there are constantly new developments in the issues surrounding COVID-19. This Live Legal Update is intended to help board members, owners, residents, managers, and businesses understand the issues surrounding COVID-19 mitigation and relief efforts as they impact condominium, townhome, and homeowners' associations in Illinois.

This event will feature a live panel of three attorneys specializing in Community Association law. The panel will be answering some frequently asked questions and will also be taking questions from the live chat.

The attorneys on the live panel will include:

Nicholas P. Bartzen, Esq. - Altus Legal
https://altuslegal.com/nicholas-p-bartzen-esq/

Michael G. Kreibich - KSN
https://www.ksnlaw.com/michael-g.-kreibich

Laura L. Marinelli - Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
https://www.saul.com/attorneys/laura-l-marinelli

 

For more information from Community Associations Institute on COVID-19:

What to Know About COVID-19, Your Community, and CAI
https://www.caionline.org/pages/coronavirus.aspx

CAI National - COVID-19 Q&A
https://youtu.be/vlUsgxbGS7I

Control Messaging to Association Members and Occupants: How Managers and Boards Can Respond to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Concerns
https://www.cai-illinois.org/coronavirus-concerns/

Community Associations and COVID-19 FAQ – Common Interest Podcast
https://www.cai-illinois.org/common-interest-podcast-episode-24/

Community Associations and COVID-19 FAQ

Community Associations and COVID-19 FAQ

March 24, 2020

Laura Marinelli from Saul, Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr discusses the frequently asked questions association attorneys are hearing from Boards and Managers. With the new norms of social distancing and the Governor's "stay at home" order, we discuss how associations can best abide by these orders and keep their community as healthy as possible.

Keeping Assessments Low Can Cost More

Keeping Assessments Low Can Cost More

March 3, 2020

Janet Nelson CMCA, AMS from FirstService Residential shares a story from before her career as a community association manager, in her own association when she took on the role of President. This self-managed association finds itself in a crisis amidst crises, with a major project that needs to be done and national catastrophes making things even more difficult. Janet is in a rare position to have experienced leadership from both the volunteer leader and professional manager sides of association management. Learn how this experience has shaped her perspective on community association management.

Best of Common Interest Vol. 1

Best of Common Interest Vol. 1

February 18, 2020

We look back on the first year of the Common Interest Podcast's first year of guests and their stories working with condo, townhome, and homeowners' associations.

Thank you for supporting our first successful year of the show!

 

Links to full episodes from the selected clips:

  1. Not Your Average Noise Complaint 
  2. Trash Talk
  3. Hoarder Eviction
  4. Board President Likes His Perks
  5. Is it an Emotional Support Animal?
  6. 22.1 Disclosures in Condo Associations
  7. Balcony Project Requires Special Assessment
  8. Getting Involved in Your Association
  9. The Dangers of Not Being Fair, Reasonable, and Consistent
Getting Involved in Your Association

Getting Involved in Your Association

January 21, 2020

Paul Morgan, President of Hidden Lake Estates Condo Association and recipient of the 2019 CAI Illinois Outstanding Homeowner Leader Award, shares his story of getting involved in his association as a volunteer. From a question about landscaping, a natural progression occurred over the next several years which included additional responsibilities and educational resources like Community Associations Institute. Paul's story covers topics like annual planning, recruiting new board members, and quality communications.

If you're interested in becoming a Dedicated Community Association Leader (DCAL) like Paul Morgan, visit us at: https://www.cai-illinois.org/board-member-education-dcal/

Trash Talk

Trash Talk

January 7, 2020

Brittany Kojzarek from Property Specialists Inc discusses common issues associations face regarding trash management. Covering everything from clogged chutes to receptacles being brought back in the garage on time, don't miss these stories on how you can "curb" these problems in your own association.