BABY BOOMERS RETURNING

By Darlys Walker

Published August 9, 2017  

 

The time for baby boomers to retire ort to begin thinking about retiring is here. There seems to be a surge in construction of 55+ communities, assisted living communities and memory care facilities. These seem to be popping up on every corner. So letís say you have decided to retire and move into a 55+ community. Your expectations are a carefree lifestyle with great social activities, like minded neighbors and well maintained common areas.

 

But what happens when one or more of your neighbors show signs of Alzheimerís, Dementia or Senility? Who is responsible? As a society, more often than not, ones children are far less involved in the caring of their elderly parents than most other societies.

 

As a management firm, while we donít have any 55+ communities as part of our portfolio, we do find that when faced with these aging illnesses the families are often not responsive to calls from management. Iím curious as to how these issues are successfully handled in a 55+ community. Do any of our readers have tips to help our Managers?


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Darlys Walker, Founder and CEO of Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. (CCM), is recognized for her straight talk, subject matter expertise, and valued insights regarding real  

state management, leasing, and HOAs. Her company serves a diverse portfolio of properties, from 16-units up to 600 as well as large mixed-use developments.  

 

   From its beginnings in 2000, CCM has become a well-respected asset manager and now works with over 100 associations with 16,000 units served by over 300 employees. Darlys and her team deliver resources and responsiveness through six regional offices - in Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Charleston, Nashville and Atlanta.

  

   Darlys Walker is best known for her passion and precision, understanding that the only difference that matters in today's demanding marketplace is service delivery ... doing what is promised and what is right. She knows that every community serves two masters ... the property owner/developer and the resident/homeowner. "If we are not equally responsive to both, we are not doing our job," she states.  

 

   Her clients say it best: "Darlys really knows her stuff" ... "at the top of her profession and it shows in the caliber of her clients" ... "delivers quality resources that match up well with needs and expectations that are really rigorous."  

 

   She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in four states, holds an Associate's Degree in Marketing and has earned the Accredited Real Estate Manager designation from the Georgia Institute of Real Estate Management. Also she is one of few certified as a Lead-Based Paint Abatement & Removal Trainer in Georgia.

  

   Darlys Walker and her team have been selected to manage the condominium conversion process and day-to-day operations for many of the Southeast's most high-profile condominium communities including luxury high-rises, mid-rises and garden-style homes. Most recently she has been recognized as an expert in 're-versions' of communities from condominiums to leased homes, as well as repositioning projects. A visionary and a tireless perfectionist, Darlys demonstrates hands-on leadership, working individually with each client and staff associate to achieve defined business outcomes and satisfaction.  

  

  For more information about Darlys Walker and Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. please visit www.condominiumconcepts.com.


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