Ask the ExpertsJune 7, 2023 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM - Solid Rock Realty, 5 Corvus Road, Nepean Ontario
A “Meet the Expert” session in a speed-dating style with 8 experts in the Condominium Industry. Join us in-person on June 7th to join intimate, small-group sessions with our panel of experts from 5:00-7:00pm.
Reserve Fund Studies
Steve Christison, P.Eng. is the Building Condition Assessment Practice Lead at Keller Engineering. He has over 15 years experience in performing and writing Reserve Fund Studies as well as Performance Audits within the province of Ontario and has performed building condition assessments across the country.
Explaining Building Envelope (Roof, Doors, Windows, Cladding)
David Visser is a licensed Professional Engineer at Adjeleian Allen Rubeli Ltd. and heads their Building Science Department. David has a focus in Building Envelope Science, Roofing, and Waterproofing, and has extensive consulting experience in building envelope condition surveys, technical assessments, and failure analyses. He has worked on many building envelope projects including the rehabilitation and replacement of roofs, windows, sealants, cladding systems, and balcony waterproofing membranes. David is a Level 2 Certified Thermographer and also specializes in the analysis of heat and moisture transfer through the building enclosure. His current specialties include specification and report writing, tender package and contract development, project management, failure and repair diagnosis, and building envelope rehabilitation. David also has over 10 years of work experience prior to his engineering studies in providing high-quality service for residential, commercial, and institutional roofing and cladding. Between his practical and engineering experience, David has over 17 years of providing building enclosure services to the Ottawa region.
How to Read Your Monthly Financials (And What to Look For)
Ryan Miller, CPA, CA
Ryan Miller joined McCay Duff LLP in 2001 where he obtained his C.A. designation and joined Partnership in 2012. Ryan’s practice includes servicing charities and not-for-profit organizations including condominium corporations. As a Partner of the Firm, his responsibilities include directing the Firm’s quality control processes and training programs to meet and exceed the standards set by CPA Canada for assurance engagements. Ryan volunteers as committee member of the CPA practice inspection committee which is mandated to protect the public by assessing CPA members adherence to professional standards. Ryan also volunteers as treasurer of the Royal Ottawa Volunteer Association.
Explaining the Audit Process and What an Auditor Looks For
Alex Mitrovic, CPA, CA
“Alex Mitrovic is a Senior Manager at Welch LLP, having joined the Ottawa-based firm in 2014. Audits of condominium corporations is one of the key focuses of Alex’s team, with over 60 audits completed annually. As part of the audit process, Alex regularly presents the audited financial statements including the auditor’s report to condominium unit owners at their AGMs.”
Governance: Do Your Documents Need to be Updated?
Jonathan practices in all areas of condominium law, with a particular interest and expertise in commercial and construction litigation in the context of a condominium. Jonathan considers himself to be incredibly intelligent, hardworking and diligent, and one day hopes to convince his colleagues that he is all of these things.
Jonathan left the shores of Northern Ireland in 2009 with a law degree in one hand and a pot of gold and his lucky charms in the other. Exuding all the charms and wit of an Irishman, Jonathan takes a pragmatic long term approach to litigation and works hard at building long term relationships formulated on trust and respect with his clients.
Coming from Northern Ireland, Jonathan has a deep love for the beautiful game (and also his wife and daughter) and following the mantra of ‘those that can’t do, teach’ Jonathan, having hung up his soccer boots, enjoys coaching youth soccer, although admittedly, he is living vicariously through the kids he coaches. In the winter months, Jonathan can be found questioning why he left the (ever so slightly) warmer climate of Northern Ireland and trying to avoid injury on various ski hills.
Compliance – Options for Enforcement
Christy Allen is a partner at Davidson Houle Allen LLP. She provides a full range of litigation and corporate services to condominium directors, managers, owners, and insurers. She also represents co-tenancy associations, and gives advice with respect to co-tenancies’ governing documents.
Christy’s work includes building deficiency actions, proceedings involving difficult owners and tenants, collection and lien proceedings, including power of sale, as well as matters involving the enforcement of property rights. She also provides assistance and support to clients with their Tarion claims (including appeals of Tarion decisions). Christy has appeared on behalf of her clients before the Superior Court of Justice (including the Small Claims Court), the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and various administrative tribunals.
Christy is compassionate and personable. She enjoys finding solutions for people, given their circumstances, and doing so in an efficient and practical manner. She relishes the challenge of having a new problem to solve, and developing creative ways to tackle it. Most rewarding of all for Christy is the opportunity to have a direct impact on her clients’ lives.
Communication Between Manager, Owners, and Contractors
Anne holds a General License in condominium management, is a member of the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) and the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI). She is actively involved as a member of CCI – Eastern Ontario Board of Directors as the co-chair of the Education Committee. She has written articles for Condominium Manager magazine and has been a guest speaker at ACMO/CCI sponsored conferences including the National Conference in Toronto. Anne was a Subject Matter Expert for the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) in developing a professional competency list for Condominium Managers in Ontario, as well as in developing the curriculum design and course blueprint for Condominium Manager General License Education in Ontario.
In April 2022 Anne was granted her LCCI, a designation
When to Use Your Manager, and When Not To: Understanding Your Contract
Franziska Graf is the owner of A.L. Reid Property Management & Consulting Services. She has been working in the condominium management industry since 1987 and has been involved with CCI-EO for most of this time. She is a Past-President of the Ottawa Chapter and received the FCCI designation for her contributions in November 2004.
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