So I don't really have one to start off but I would love to hear funny stories about condo boards/ property managers.
I know for a fact Del Property Management had an employee event where they played "Whos Smarter Than a Board Member!" Which pretty clearly illustrates their feelings.
Funny/Crazy stories please!
As the Vice President of Del Property Management Inc., and primarily responsible for putting together all of our employee events, on behalf of all the dedicated staff at Del, I take great exception to your presumptuous statement, "Which pretty clearly illustrates their feelings". Anyone reading this statement would automatically presume that you mean we think very little of Board Members.
We hold such employee events for the purposes of entertaining and educating our staff. Our "Are You Smarter Than a Board Member" event was, obviously, a parody of the popular "Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader" TV show, and was carried out in the very best of taste, and with the highest regard and respect for our client condominium Boards of Directors.
Since our relationships with our client Boards of Directors are integral to our continued success and the main source of our very enviable reputation in the condominum management industry, to have portrayed them in any disrespectful manner would have been suicidal on our part to say the least.
Your statement is defamatory and unfounded and could certainly damage our unblemished repuation. And since you have made such a statement on a public forum, I would respectfully request that you print a retraction at your earliest opportunity.
Allan Rosenberg, R.C.M., A.C.C.I.,
Del Property Management Inc.
I am not willing to retract my statement as it was meant the way Matthew interpreted it, I was in no way attempting to tarnish the image of Del.
I will however clarify the statement for you.
Being someone who has worked in and for condominiums I know that sometimes board members are very often highly educated, intelligent and driven people. However as in Real Estate Agency, you are dealing with peoples homes and they can get very emotional and as all people do, they can make rash decisions and the PM has to deal with the fallout from those decisions.
This is the reality of the Property Management business and I found it very refreshing that Del could have a light hearted event poking fun at that reality.
Do I think everyone at Del stood around talking smack about the boards they worked for, of course not. As you said it would "suicidal" to do so.
I'm sure it was handled proffesionally and was a well run event that fun and informative and when I heard about it my opinion of Del went up.
Having worked with Del Property Managers before I can tell you when I find out the PM for a particular property is from Del, I am happy, like Brian said Del is one of the best and I always rest assured that my requests for Status or general inquiries are handled quickly and proffesioanlly.
I always mention to prospective purchasers if a condominium is managed by a reputable company (such as Del) as I think it is very important.
My personal belief however is that if your light hearted and sure enough of the way in which the event was handled the best way to have dealt with my statements would have been to ignore them.