Common Interest Podcast
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.

Dust Off your Reserve Study

Dust Off your Reserve Study

November 19, 2019

Corinne Billingsley from Reserve Advisors discusses what is included in a reserve study, how an association can use it as a planning tool, and what common mistakes associations make when reviewing their reserve study.

Condo Deconversion Convo

Condo Deconversion Convo

November 5, 2019

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.

Community Association Manager Licensing

Community Association Manager Licensing

October 15, 2019

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.

What Makes a Lease?

What Makes a Lease?

October 1, 2019

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.

22.1 Disclosures in Condo Associations

22.1 Disclosures in Condo Associations

September 17, 2019

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.

New Roof Still Leaks

New Roof Still Leaks

September 3, 2019

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.

Communication Lightning Round

Communication Lightning Round

August 20, 2019

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.