By Darlys Walker

Published February 27, 2019  


Let’s say you are a Board member and you “suspect” one of the other Board members is getting kickbacks or helping themselves to association funds. What do you do? Nothing, sadly, without concrete proof!! You cannot make allegations of improprieties!


However, let’s say you’re a Board member or a licensed CAM and you have a Board member who is requesting checks be made payable to him so that he can pay his vendors, who have no business licenses and no insurance and they are unable to provide invoices for backup. The other Board members turn a blind eye, but the CAM asks the right questions and documents everything. Should the CAM report their suspicions to the DBPR if it appears that there is some fraudulent activity going on? What if it is just sloppy management and record keeping?


My opinion is you take steps to seek legal counsel’s advice. If the board is unwilling to investigate, then as a licensed CAM you need to let your employer know what is happening, so that they can guide you and make the best business decisions for you and your company. When things go bad, there is always finger pointing. So it may be wise to resign from the account as not to get caught up in the problems! Would you tell?

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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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