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Fireside Chat: Defining the Agency Relationship

Fireside Chat

Let us share our industry insights with you!

Defining the Agency Relationship

Please join us on April 17, 2024, for a one-hour informative session with Maria Bartolotti, of New Concept Management Inc. During that time, she will discuss the relationship between the board and the management company.

Time: 6:00pm

Where: Via Teams (link will be sent the day before the event

RSVP by April 16, 2024 to: condonews@newconceptmanagement.com

Time is of the essence: Please forward speaker questions to condonews@newconceptmanagement.com

Overview:

  • Who is the Agent and Who is the Principal
  • Determining the Scope of Authority
  • Primary Duties of the Principal
  • Engaging Professionals
  • Board Decisions in Condominium Management

“New Concept Management Inc. continues to expand. Our utmost priority is to share our industry expertise and practical knowledge… By doing so, we can maintain our commitment to raising the bar and providing exceptional service to you, our condominium clients.”

As the leader of New Concept Management Inc., one of the top condominium management companies in Calgary, Alberta, Maria Bartolotti is a recognized expert in the field. She has written educational articles in various magazines and given presentations at industry events such as luncheons and panel discussions. Now, with her onoing Fireside Chats, Maria invites you to join her in conversation LIVE, online!

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Welcome to Our New Blog

Welcome to Our New Blog

Let us share our industry insights with you!

Welcome to my first blog!

Hi there, my name is Maria Bartolotti. As many of you may know, I have written numerous articles over the years. I have created a blog to share my insights and experiences about the Condominium Management industry. I will be sharing both the good, the bad, and the ugly truth about what it takes to stay sane in this line of work, so stay tuned because here I come!

“As New Concept Management Inc. continues to expand, our utmost priority is to share our industry expertise and practical knowledge. As the Broker of New Concept Management Inc., it is my responsibility to constantly educate our team members to ensure that they are well-equipped to take care of our clients. By doing so, we can maintain our commitment to raising the bar and providing exceptional service to you, our condominium clients.”

New Concept Management Inc. is one of the top condominium management companies in Calgary, Alberta. Maria Bartolotti, a recognized expert in the field, has written educational articles in various magazines and given presentations at industry events such as luncheons, fireside chats, and panel discussions.

We are excited to announce the launch of our new blog, here on our website. Each month, we will be sharing insights on a variety of topics.

  • A day and life of a condo manager
  • The reasons your condo board should adopt a code of ethics
  • The ABC’s of condos (terminology)
  • Choosing the right condo management company
  • Is condo living right for you?
  • And much, much more!
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The Electric Vehicle Wave!

The Electric Vehicle Wave!

Current trends = Future gains

Electric vehicles are gaining popularity in Alberta, and condo owners and prospective buyers are asking for the installation of charging stations (EVCS) in their communities. EVs are a growing trend and offer several benefits to the condo community. This includes modernizing your condo, increasing property values, helping owners sell their condo units faster, managing energy usage and costs, and most importantly, helping achieve property sustainability goals.

Municipalities in Canada are taking proactive measures to facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles by mandating the installation of EV charging infrastructure in parking lots. In Richmond, BC, Bylaw 8500 mandates that all parking spaces in new buildings constructed after April 2018 must have outlets capable of Level 2 charging. Similar regulations are being introduced across Canada, so it is important to stay updated with these municipal requirements. Whether you own an established property or a newly constructed one, recognizing the importance of EV chargers can enhance your property’s value and competitiveness.

Canada has a forward-looking plan for electric vehicle adoption with a projection of 60% of vehicle sales to be electric by 2030 and a full transition by 2035. Properties that install EV chargers now are strategically positioning themselves to meet future mobility demands. By demonstrating adaptability and foresight, these installations ensure that spaces remain attractive and relevant.

EV Readiness

If you are considering installing an Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) in your condominium building, you must review your infrastructure. Here are a few steps that can help you make the right decision.

  • Consider hiring a professional EV installation company to evaluate your needs and determine whether an EV charging system is appropriate for your condo. It doesn’t cost anything to talk with them. Speaking with a professional can help you access financing options that make the project feasible, receive industry-leading advice on incentives, and make the installation process more manageable.
  • Talk to a qualified electrician to determine whether your service panel can handle an EV charging station or whether a dedicated station can be installed at your condo building.
  • Speak with your energy provider to see if there are additional costs associated with an EV charging station for your condominium building.
  • If you’re planning to install an EV charging station, it’s essential to communicate the board’s intent to the unit owners. You can either call an informational meeting or send out a newsletter to ensure that the owners are fully informed about the process and the decisions being made. Communication is key in this process, and you don’t want to leave the owners in the dark when it comes to making significant decisions.

Before committing to an EVCS solution for your members, do your homework and talk to experts in this field to gain insights into electric vehicle charging stations.

Why miss out on an opportunity to improve your condo corporation’s bottom line!

Until next time, Maria Bartolotti, New Concept Management Inc.

This article provides a brief overview of EV Charging stations. It should not be considered legal advice, but strictly my opinion.

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