Should the corporation move forward with certain maintenance repairs if the issue has the potential to become exponentially worse?
Ontario is kicking the dust off of elevator repair legislation, which was passed under the Liberal government in May 2018 but never proclaimed into law.
It is unlikely that the condo’s declaration, bylaws, rules, or policies include any reference to trust; yet good governance cannot be achieved without it.
I am a licensed condominium property manager, I am in my early 30s, and I am completely burned out.
Construction is a billion-dollar industry in Canada. While most large projects at condominiums proceed relatively smoothly, there is always risk of friction for contractors and
While we can see human resources supporting head office staff, the involvement in operations is, for the most part, something new.
This pandemic has helped condo managers to identify relevant skill gaps in relation to being prepared for the unexpected.
A sustainability plan and budget should be made with the mindset of plan and prevent, instead of react and pivot.
Portfolio managers and supervising managers remain in the wilderness of the home office, strategizing, planning, and serving clients from the comfort of their home.
In some respects, hybrid meetings may actually be more complex than an exclusively virtual meeting or an in-person meeting.
In February, before the WHO declared a global pandemic, talk among the condo board at Palace Pier was of various news reports piling in.
While building codes and standards help regulate efficiency in new buildings, existing buildings have been operating with little oversight and, in fact, no insight at all into how energy and water was being used in our cities.
There are many budget-friendly upgrades that can help make big visual impacts like refurbishing suite doors in a condo community.
Creating less tension is one way to support condo managers who may be exposed to various levels of stress within their work environments.
With always evolving guidelines and pandemic uncertainty, building resilience in condo communities is more important than ever.
Here are some steps that condo corporations should consider to protect managers and directors from unreasonable treatment.
While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.