By Darlys Walker

Published October 3, 2018  


As a management firm, we have been extremely lucky to have only been involved in a few litigation cases in Florida. What I have learned is there seems to be confusion over what transpires at arbitration verses meditation. I admit, I was one of those who were confused, as well. So for those of you who need clarification, let me give it a try.



This procedure is very much like a court hearing. Each side will present their case, evidence and witnesses before the Arbitrator. The Arbitrator possesses the power to render the legal binding decision, which both parties must comply. The Arbitrators decision is enforceable in court.



This process is less formal. The Mediator is an unbiased ear to listen to both parties and attempt to talk reason and compromise, so that the issue at hand does not end in litigation! A mediator cannot issue orders or make final legally binding decisions. Their purpose is to guide the parties into a mutually beneficial resolution. Most people find the process of mediation less costly, less stressful and less time consuming than arbitration.

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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.  


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