ABUSE COMES IN ALL FORMS

By Darlys Walker

Published October 25, 2017  

 

Several years ago, my firm had the privilege of assuming management of a beautiful community in North Florida. However, no one warned us that there were three factions who were constantly fighting, recalling each other and throwing chairs at each other during the meeting.

 

This came to light as we prepared for our first meeting. The board informed my team that this behavior occurred at EVERY meeting and had gone on for years. I suggested they allow me to review Roberts Rules of Order, at the beginning of the meeting and inform owners that there would be a no tolerance policy for outrageous behavior. Such behavior would result in removal from the meeting!

 

We proceeded as planned, the owners seemed receptive and the meeting was moving along in an orderly manner. When to my surprise, two elderly women (over 80) seated in the back of the room, shouted that the Board President was a thief and she should resign! By the way, one of these ladies was on oxygen and the other in a walker! When I asked them to stop interrupting the meeting, the continued to shout obscenities. Finally, I asked them to leave the meeting or I would have them removed. To this, both of them stood up, flipped me the bird and told me to go F%*$ myself. This is some abuse to laugh about.


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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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