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Summer 2019 Issue

It's one year since the first round of legislative changes to the Condominium Act have been implemented. What is the impact on condominium managers and management companies? Read our thought-provoking articles to find out.

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A Discussion of Value

Get the Best of Your Board – Management Relationship

Feature || Shlomo Sharon, Carla Guthrie, Michael Holmes

Until recently, the minimum requirements to be a board member were the following:

Promote Rapport

within Your Communities

Feature || Vince Bennett

Why can’t we all get along? This is a question every condominium manager will ask throughout the course of their career. 

“Breaking Bad” in Condos

Won’t Keep the Peace

Feature || Rosemary Sangiorgio

In a perfect condominium, all that live on the property abide by the Rules and there is no need to issue violation letters or to verbally remind people of said Rules. We all know perfection does not exist, but perhaps working towards that objective can greatly improve and contribute to the goal of harmonious living among residents on a property.

To Infinity and Beyond

With Mediation, the Possibilities are Endless

Feature || Marc Bhalla

Unlike all other formal dispute resolution processes, mediation focuses on the parties – those involved in conflict coming together and working together to find a mutually acceptable outcome. 

Why Strong

Relationships Matter

Feature || Andrea Lusk

No Man is an Island, Entire of Itself.

How to Make Condominium Management

a Sought-After Career Choice

Feature || Dan Fried, Yawar Khan

Condominium development has occurred at a tremendous rate in Canada and in Ontario over the last ten years. At this time there are about 1.3 million people who own 587,000 units in Ontario alone. 

Strategies for Dealing

with Difficult People

Feature || Dipta Baidya, Jackie Stavert, Darryl Norrie, Sean Wilde, Nicholas Chirametli, Melody Roche

Condominium living is community living and there are elements which one must adhere to that sometimes could be a nuisance and make one behave in a way which is out of character. 

You Can Avoid Legal Conflict

of Shakespearean Proportions

Feature || Robert Mullin

“Much Ado About Nothing” remains an ever-current play by William Shakespeare. A satire on the internal struggles of an extended noble family, it portrays conflicts fuelled by gossip, mistaken identity and damaged pride. 

A Discussion

of Value

Feature || Dianne Werbicki, Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson, RCM, is president of Malvern Condominium Property Management. Bill is this year’s recipient of the Leader of the Year Award. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated team leadership in business practices, and/or in development of professional property managers.

Laws of


Feature || Steven Christodoulou

ACMO was founded over 40 years ago in an effort to educate and regulate condominium managers in a new and budding industry. Condominium management is still a very young profession when you compare it to most others outside the tech world.

Are You a Superstar

or Just Average?

Feature || Harold Cipin

“Above and beyond”, “Going that extra mile”, “Just putting in the time”, “Going through the motions”! Timeless clichés to be sure, but are any of them applicable to you as a condominium manager? The landscape of condominium management in Ontario has changed significantly in these past 18 months and none more so than for the men and women who actually manage condominium corporations day to day. 

Professional Condominium Manager

or Office Helper?

Feature || Bill Colucci

Every property manager wants and needs to progress professionally, as well as financially. But do we work to progress as managers and professionals? Or are we content to remain with our “recent RCM” status, attitude and knowledge base?


What Goes Up

Should Come Down

Feature || Pamela Smuts

As a property manager, it is never an easy conversation to have with a Board of Directors and owners that the elevator they all depend on needs to be replaced. I am going to walk you through my own elevator project including preliminary steps through working with a team of experts to oversee the project from start to finish.

Leveraging Skills

in a Second Career

Feature || Harry Nielsen

Licensed condominium managers and RCMs bring a variety of skill sets to the boardroom table. While many are choosing condominium management as their first career after secondary school, others have already achieved post-secondary degrees and certificates. Still other managers have valuable work-life experiences as new Canadians that they can share. Here is one manager’s story of making a successful career leap of faith when others may have given up.


We are Better

Feature || Jason Riddle

I received an invitation to contribute an article in CM Magazine on the heels of being awarded ACMO’s 2018 Genesis Award.