These unprecedented times have presented many new challenges to the condominium management profession. For the first time, managers have had to focus as much on the health of their community as on managing the property. Managers became “essential workers,” demonstrating the professionalism, adaptability and flexibility that lies under the surface of what we do every day.
I firmly believe that we will learn many things from this pandemic that will improve how we conduct business, and be more productive in the industry, and hopefully be better humans in general.
The industry continues to evolve and make immense progress. The role and responsibility of a condominium manager has kept pace and developed. Currently a career in condominium management is more rewarding than ever with the potential and opportunity for improved compensation being achieved through licensing and the RCM designation.
The ACMO Board of Directors and staff have been extremely busy since the turn of the new year. Our committees are all working diligently to improve our member services and our new website is progressing well and will be launched in the very near future. Stay tuned for the release!
A warm hello to our members and extended readers! It has been a long and treacherous winter so far and Managers and Associates have been working diligently dealing with all the trials and tribulations that the winter has sprung upon us! Kudos to all of our members for surviving the turbulence at this challenging time.
By the time you read this, another winter will have come and gone.
As 2018 budgets were being drafted, we were once again put in the position of predicting the future. Will it be a very cold or mild, snowy or dry, a short or long winter season? With all our education and continuing education seminars, we have yet to be able to predict the future.
In my last report, I commented on how fast winter went by and now I am thinking, “what happened to spring?” Here at ACMO, spring was so very busy we hardly noticed the rainy weather.
How many times have we heard people say, “I cannot believe where the summer has gone”? This summer was a perfect example. Short and wet and tough to get exterior repairs completed. But at ACMO, we never stop. In regular communiqués, tweets and newsletters, ACMO strives to keep its members aware of consultations concerning the new Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (CMSA) and the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015 (PCOA).
As we move into the fall months, ACMO Committees are preparing to launch new services and enhance existing activities. Executive members are also meeting on governance as we position ACMO for the future.
A Warm Hello to all of our Readers. Now that I have seven months into my role as President, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your welcoming and positive spirit. Your support makes my role as President a pleasure knowing that I represent such talented individuals in this industry.