CAM Mash Up: This Week (Jan 4 - 10, 2016)

Posted by Andrea Drennen, CMCA on January 10, 2016


It's the beginning of a new year, and this week the community association management industry took the time to reflect on the past year to learn from past mistakes and make resolutions to improve in the future. We also got a lesson from the CDC on sick building syndrome, and took some gleanings from the recession. Learn more in this week's 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 Mashup and please share it too!

Sick Building Syndrome

Can a building make you sick? Thats what the CDC first identified in 1977 as Building Related Illness (BRI) or Sick Building Syndrome. As unbelievable as it first sounds, it's been known to happen in hospitals, apartments and condo buildings for years. Learn more about this potentially dangerous issue facing community associations and what you can do to take preventive measures.

Avoidance Policy

When managing properties, you do your best to avoid making mistakes that could lead to problems down the road. Learn from these 8 costly mistakes in property management so you can avoid them in the future. Don't get thrown off by number 4, these ideas are strong for every management organization!

Management Resolutions

How close did you come to meeting the goals you set for yourself last year? Hopefully, you had a great year. More likely, the months passed by too quickly and you didn't get done everything you had hoped to get done. But now it's time to focus on the lessons learned, and how you will put them to use in the new year. Here are 4 resolutions you can actually achieve this year.

Board Resolutions

Resolutions aren't only for your management company. The community association board should also take some time to reflect on what worked and what didn't in the past year. Here are 4 questions your board members can ask (and answer) to be stronger and better prepared for 2016.

Rasputin's Got Nothing on This

Wondering what the future holds for you? Forget the crystal ball and check out these predictions for community associations in 2016. The one I think is most likely to come true - problems with signage laws in community associations due to the 2016 election year. Check your documents now, and check out all of these predictions to get prepared!

Recession Lessons

Have you heard the news? The recession is officially over (for the most part). Before you close the books on a rough time and celebrate rebuilding the market, take some time to reflect. Here are two big take aways you can learn from the recession to make sure you are covered all the time - whether the market is good or bad.

Do You Have Big News This Week?

If you've got big news that would be relevant to other CAM professionals, please share it with us in the comments below.


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