the gift giving season arrives, discussion turns to presenting
the Board Members with a "Holiday Bonus" or
"Holiday Gift" for their service during the past year.
Clearly, Board Members cannot be paid to serve on the Board and
it would be unethical for the Board to vote themselves a bonus
to be paid from Association funds. So, how and when, should
Board Members be recognized for volunteering their time to run a
and foremost, the Board should never take an action to utilize
Association funds to reward themselves. As a Homeowner, or group
of Homeowners, you may consider chipping in and buying lunch or
dinner for the Board. But more importantly, why not take a few
minutes to send them a note recognizing the difference they have
made in your community? The countless hours they have committed
to managing the Association and sacrifices they have made for
the betterment of your home. Sometimes, a simple thank you is
worth more than any material gift. Have you shown your Board
Members how much you appreciate them?
Walker, Founder and CEO of Condominium Concepts
Management, Inc. (CCM), is recognized for her straight
talk, subject matter expertise, and valued insights
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,
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.