CAM Mash Up: This Week (August 21, 2016)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on August 21, 2016


Zika, vampires, cyber-breaches and sinking condos. It's Fear Factor week in Community Association Management! Learn how to protect yourself and your community in the CAM Mashup!

As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mash Up and please share it too!

Zika and Your Community

Earlier this year, I cancelled weekend trip I had planned to Puerto Rico due to the Zika virus outbreak. Now looking back, it may have been a hasty decision considering the virus has now made it way to the United States and more specifically to my home state of Florida. So what does the Zika virus mean to your Community Association and what steps can you take to help protect your residents? Find out here!

Say it Ain't So!

Cyber breaches happen to the big companies, but not to community associations, right? Wrong. Learn about the potential data breaches that can (and have) happened to community associations, even when all their data was kept physically on premises in filing cabinets!

Thinking Outside the Box

Too little parking? One association in New York City came up with a brilliant solution a lack of spots for their residents. “You should always try thinking outside the box,” Ferrara advises. “Each property has a different situation that may be unique. If you think outside the box, you can really come up with some wonderful ways to get around a problem and make it more attractive for the shareholders who reside at that property.” See what they did here!

Changing Demographics

I love this next article featured on Tanoa Poirier’s blog helloTanoa. “The demographics of community managers are changing as the demographics of the country changes. More women and minorities are moving from the support staff to management staff, including property management company owners, like me!”

Leaning Tower of San Fran?

I would be moving rather quickly if I were a resident of the Millennium Tower in San Francisco. “Revelations that the Millennium Tower in downtown San Francisco has sunk 16 inches and is tilting are just the opening act in a mega-million-dollar “who knew what and when” drama that portends even more troubles ahead for the high-end high-rise.” Yikes!

Is that you, Dracula?

When making major facility purchase decisions, it's easy to fall prey to the bloodsuckers who want to shave off a little here, a little there. This article, The Bloodsucking Truth About Purchasing Facility Assets outlines how you can do a Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) as your weapon to take on the vampires.

Budget Season is Open

This eBook provides CAM professionals with all of the tools, tips and tricks you need to not just survive, but thrive during budget season! Snag your free copy here!  

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