Blog by Kevin Van Eck

“Community Living"

June 19th, 2009

Balancing roles of board and management tricky.

"What makes our manager good is he doesn't make the decisions for the board, but he facilitates the way for us to have informed decisions," said Nick Richardson, treasurer of an 80-unit townhome association in Schaumburg. "He helps us prioritize the issues, gets us quotes, tells us whether he's dealt with companies in the past, and gives us som ...

“After the fall"

June 10th, 2009

Opportunities in the Chicago Market (RE

Condominiums and townhomes in mixed-use centers are still a good bet. The growing young and empty nester households will revive the demand for condominiums and townhomes over the next ten years. Many in these age groups are attracted to the dynamic lifestyle in mixed-use centers that have a range of shopping, dining and entertainment ...