Adam Kahn from Levenfeld Pearlstein shares stories about condominium associations that have been converted to apartments in the recent deconversion trend. Learn more about what condo associations can do to either prevent a deconversion or ensure their owners get the best possible deal.
Cheryl Murphy, Executive Director of CAI Illinois, discusses the common questions we receive about the CAM license in Illinois. From the M-100 to the CMCA Exam and finally the CAM License, Cheryl guides us step-by-step through this sometimes confusing process.
Nick Porter from Keay & Costello shares a story about a condominium association with a covenant disallowing unit rental and requiring owner occupancy. When they find the unit in question is owned by a corporation and occupied by an employee, things get more complicated.
Kerry Bartell from Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit shares an overview of section 22.1 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act requiring disclosures from Associations to prospective buyers, including some stories on how to avoid potential pitfalls.
Mark Waldman from Waldman Engineering Consultants shares a story about an association that had a complete roof tear off and replacement only six months ago, but is once again having problems with leaks. Listen to find out how root causes can sometimes fly under the radar and come back to undermine your projects.
Tom Purrazzo from Hillcrest Property Management joins us for a lightning round on communication in associations. Topics include conflict de-escalation, neighbor disputes, trash management, changes to assessments, and vendor selection. Listen in for Tom's perspective on how communication is key to association leadership.
Nicholas Bartzen from Altus Legal returns to the show for a discussion of the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act set to take effect on January 1, 2020. The Cannabis Act contains an addition to the ILCPA allowing condo associations to prohibit combustion of cannabis in units. Tune in to this episode to learn more about what the legalization of recreational marijuana means for your association.
Laura Marinelli from Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP shares a story about a puppy that was identified as a "Pet" to the Condo Association, which suddenly became an "Emotional Support Animal" when he exceeded the Association's weight restriction for pets. The request for accommodation seemed to have some red flags. Hear how the board handled this difficult situation.
Brian Butler from FirstService Residential shares a story about a high-rise condo building in Chicago with a large, urgent project the board had not anticipated. Hear how they made and communicated their decision for a special assessment.