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Education in the Property Management Industry

Property Management Education in Alberta Property Management Education in the property management industry can come in many forms including a variety of organizations that provide additional education. Whether through Licensing, Certificates, Administration Diplomas and/or Designations. Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) – Licensing The Real Estate Council of Alberta is the one and only governing body that oversees Alberta’s Real Estate Brokerages, Mortgage Brokerages, Real Estate Appraisal professionals and the Property Management industry. To find out more about RECA please […]

Compostable Organics: What your Condo Board Needs to Know-5022

Compostable Organics: What your Condo Board Needs to Know

In fall of 2016, the City of Calgary announced the implementation of an expanded recycling bylaw which will affect all multi-family residences. This bylaw will require properties to have both recycling programs, as well as green bins for compostable organics collection systems as part of the waste collection infrastructure. With the rollout of this new mandate, there is going to be a significant increase in landfill tipping fees associated with garbage removal, making it even more important to get an […]

DDC Journal: The Power of Exceptional Service-5001

DDC Journal: The Power of Exceptional Service

  We are excited to announce that Magnum York has once again been published in the DDC Journal! You can find the full article on page 42 of the Spring 2017 issue of the Magazine. “The Power of Exceptional Service”   http://www.ddcjournal.com/issues/spring2017/   Or you can read the article below, all about Magnum York’s attention to customer service, the vendor program, and online portal system. Thanks to DDC for the fantastic write-up.   The Power of Exceptional Service Alberta’s Largest Independent Company […]

How to Hire Condo Property Managers in Four Easy Steps-4966

How to Hire Condo Property Managers in Four Easy Steps

Magnum York Building Management Hiring a property manager is an extremely important decision. Having the right person overlooking the day to day operations of your property and building should be able to ease the stress that comes along with managing a Condominium Corporation, especially with all the specific rules and laws you need to be aware of on a day to day. This article will help when you are looking to hire condo property managers. It’s easy to send out […]

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An inside look into Magnum York’s Property Managers

  For first time buyers, owning or living in a Condominium that is professionally managed can come with a learning curve. The roles and responsibilities of each individual involved in that Corporation can be confusing, especially the role of Property Managers. Why is it recommended to be professionally managed? What do our Property Managers actually do? Role of Property Managers: Condo Communication Effective communication sounds easier than it is.  One of the main roles of Property Managers is to communicate […]

6 Superb Ways to Make Sure Your Condo Property is Safe-4886

6 Superb Ways to Make Sure Your Condo Property is Safe

While it may not need to be expressly stated that condo safety is important, it is something that many people take for granted. It’s easy not to think about what could be going wrong with systems and pieces of equipment that aren’t in plain sight. “Out of sight out of mind” is an apt description for many owners, but not taking an active role in safety can lead to disastrous results. It’s easy to blindly roll along without giving a […]

We Had one of the Most Difficult Condo Board Members-4881

We Had one of the Most Difficult Condo Board Members

Condominium boards play a very important role in maintaining the standards and operations in communities. For an efficient management of the communities they belong to, the board members need to operate as a unitary group. But when individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, personalities, perspectives, beliefs and sets of skills work together, disagreements inevitably arise. Depending on how differences are managed, they can morph either into constructive debates or disruptive conflicts. Since disruptive divergences can damage relationships, and lead to division […]

Top 5 resources to utilize in Red Deer-4848

Top 5 resources to utilize in Red Deer

Should you be planning a move to Red Deer, already live there, or are simply stopping by for a visit, it’s always nice to know what resources the city provides. Whether it be entertainment, essential service, or something in between we all like to know what we’re getting ourselves into. In smaller cities like Red Deer, city services tend to be a touch more varied and personal than in larger cities. What also takes place is that many people are […]

New COO – Dean Dunbar-4844

New COO – Dean Dunbar

Dean Dunbar Chief Operating Officer of Magnum York Property Management Ltd. Dean Dunbar is the Chief Operating Officer of Magnum York Property Management Ltd. and is responsible for the leadership, development and general management throughout the company. Dean’s responsibilities and influence will extend amongst all areas of the organization, including business development, strategic planning and executions, corporate management, process development and deployment, and customer and network operations. Prior to joining Magnum York, Dean served as the Vice President at FirstService […]

What No One Tells You About Condo Insurance-4843

What No One Tells You About Condo Insurance

Insurance is one of those things that most people take for granted. As long as we know it’s there then it is bound to save whatever it is that we are paying for. This, in part, is true, but it’s not the whole story. Having comprehensive insurance is an extremely important aspect of owning a condo, renting a condo, or owning multiple condos or even a building. Knowing what that insurance includes, and perhaps more importantly, what it doesn’t will […]