News, Publications, Events
March 7, 2018
Had a great time with high-rise managers and building engineers in Scottsdale, AZ talking about reserve studies for high rises and their special requirements and needs. Thanks to Ritchie Lipson for the plane ride to Phoenix and back, and to Pamela Dobson for opening up The Mark Board Room to accommodate those attending!
February 21, 2018
The Community Association Managers International Certification Board Welcomes Three New Members To The Board
Industry Veterans Rob Felix, Michael Hurley and James Magid Join The Board
Falls Church, Virginia – The Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) welcomes Rob Felix, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, RS, Michael J. Hurley, B.S.c, Certificate IV Body Corporate Management, Certificate IV Property Operations (Strata), CSCA, FSCA and James Magid, CMCA, LSM, PCAM to its 2018 Board of Commissioners.
“I’m pleased to welcome Rob, Michael and Jim to the Board,” said Board Chair, Drew Mulhare, CMCA, LSM, PCAM. “All three of them have been innovative and effective members of the community association management profession for decades. This combined wealth of experience and insight will certainly bolster our efforts to enhance the profession while continuing to offer the most widely recognized and trusted credential for the community association management profession.”
Rob Felix, who will serve as a Commissioner and as the CAMICB Board Secretary-Treasurer, is the owner of Consolidated Community Services, LLC & The Felix Reserve Group, a successful Industry Consulting/Reserve Study business he launched in 2001. With a background in construction operations, he combined a degree in business and finance, and years of service to various industry segments to become a national leader in community association management, finances, operations, and successful community and team building. As an industry enthusiast, Rob assists developers, management companies, managers and communities through uniquely designed Reserve Studies, project administration, operational and financial analysis, community and team building programs, leadership development, strategic thinking programs, education and expert witness services. A former Chair of the CAMICB Board of Commissioners, Rob is a longtime supporter of CAMICB. He is Chair of the CAMICB Exam Development Committee and serves on the CMCA Continuing Education Review Committee.
Jim Magid has been involved in the professional community management business for more than 25 years and has been employed by First Service Residential for the past 20 years. His responsibilities have included executive management of two regional offices with oversight of approximately 70 communities and a staff of 45. In 2015, Jim was promoted to Vice President. In this role he is responsible for oversight of operations for approximately 25 communities in his home state of New Jersey. Jim has been active at both the local and national levels of Community Associations Institute (CAI). He has served on many New Jersey CAI Chapter committees as well as the New Jersey CAI Chapter Board for six years, including Chapter President in 2005. Additionally, Jim has served on the APCM Board for four years as well as on the CAI Legislative Action Committee for the past 10 years.
Michael J. Hurley, a resident of Buderim, Queensland, Australia, joined the Australian Community Title Management sector in 1991 and established a moderately sized Queensland-based Community Title Management Firm specializing in the management of smaller Community Title Associations. Eight years later, Michael and his business partner created Strata Care Australia Pty Ltd in order to manage larger Community Title Associations and served as the firm’s Managing Director until 2015. Michael and his partners also founded Place Community Management LLC in the UAE. In addition, Michael serves on a number of industry-related boards ranging from education related issues to federal and state government affairs. He has been actively engaged over the past two years in the development and delivery of a global form of the CMCA examination and serves on the CAMICB Exam Development Committee as an International Subject Matter Expert.
CAMICB is governed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners. Seven commissioners are certified community association managers and two represent the public's interests. In addition to Felix, Hurley and Magid, each elected to an initial three-year term, other CAMICB Board of Commissioners include:
Sandra Denton, CMCA, LSM, PCAM
Lori Loch-Lee, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Drew Mulhare, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM (Chair)
Wendy Taylor, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM (Vice-Chair)
Marilyn Brainard, Public Interest Member
Wil Washington, Esquire, Public Interest Member
The Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) is a 20-year old independent board that sets the standards for community association managers worldwide. CAMICB (formerly NBC-CAM) administers the Certified Manager of Community Associations® (CMCA) examination, a rigorous, three-hour test that measures managers' knowledge of community management best practices. Passing the CMCA examination and maintaining the standards of the CMCA certification is proof that a manager is knowledgeable, ethical and professional. CMCA-certified managers have the skills to safeguard the assets of homeowners' associations, giving homeowners peace of mind and protecting home values.
The CMCA credential is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) which means it complies with NCCA’s stringent international standards for a professional certification program. NCCA accreditation provides independent validation that the CMCA program meets or exceeds twenty-one standards concerning various aspects of the certification program including its purpose, structure, governance, psychometric foundation, policies and procedures. Accreditation validates the integrity of the CMCA program and is a mark of quality. For more information, go to www.camicb.org.
January 29, 2018
The Felix Reserve Group (TFRG) and Facility Advisors Inc. (FAI) complete an Affiliation Agreement. The principal purposes of this Affiliation are (a) the production of reserve study reports by FAI for reserve study clients of TFRG where TFRG has performed Level 1, 2, or 3 services as defined by National Reserve Study Standards; (b) referral by TFRG of possible reserve study engagements to FAI; or (c) referral by FAI of possible reserve study engagements to TFRG. The Parties may also engage in such other activities as deemed advisable by the Parties in furtherance of those purposes.