Dear Board Members:
My wife and I are the owners of Unit 806, which we have owned for nearly 20 years. The following comments are on behalf of, and supported by, the undernamed owners and residents.
A very limited number of us have lived or owned units in the building for 15 or more years. During that time, a number of management companies were contracted to service our building, including Nautica, Continental, and Rosen. None were as responsive as Janice Levy & Associates (JLA).
Prior to Cheri Richman's license issue, owners and residents experienced a noticeable improvement in management services at the building. The work accomplished by Cheri and JLA has been superior to that alleged to have been accomplished by previous managers and management companies contracted by our building. Cheri and JLA are approachable and very responsive, something lacking in all prior management providers. Indeed, as of this date, we are still awaiting a response to emails sent to and phone calls made to Nautica in 2015!
The undersigned agree and acknowledge that a CAM (community association manager) licensed manager is required to manage the Islander’s day-to-day affairs to comply with Florida law. That, however, does not require the substitution of management companies because Janice Levy holds a CAM license, specifically number CAB3357. As such, she is authorized under Florida law to manage the Islander. http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/sto/file_download/public-records-cam.html.
Since Janice is licensed, the most efficient solution to maintain continuity in services, is to request that she step in as manager of the building, until Cheri obtains her license. We understand, however, that that option—the most logical—was not discussed at the last board meeting. Rather, the solution was to immediately replace JLA with another management company.
The constant turnover in property managers at the Islander, most only interested in their financial gains, has negatively impacted our property interests, delayed services, and improvements.
Accordingly, we believe that JLA should have the opportunity to present their case at a properly noticed Board Meeting; and propose that JLA be provided with a minimal 90-day evaluation period to rectify the situation.
This viewpoint is not only shared by the undersigned, but likewise to our Head of Maintenance, Francisco Rugama, who has worked with a number of the previous management companies.
If any additional owners or residents agree with this email, please reply in the affirmative with your unit number. If your email address is incorrect, or you wish to be removed, kindly advise.
Our group maintains a website at www.7928westdrive.com. Owners can find full minutes of our meeting on this site at http://www.7928westdrive.com/property-management.
Our group’s next meeting is scheduled for June 13, 2017, at 7:30 pm, at the Islander Pool Deck. We look forward to seeing you there.
Respectfully signed by,
Rufino and Mercedes Sanchez, #806
Isaac & Dominique Shaftal (Bis Concepts LLC), #309
Andrian & Aloixe Sosa, #607
Patrick Gevas, #609
Yasmine Kotb & Carla Silva, #711
Delia Pena, #805
John & Mary Ward, #809
Lisa Sanders, #810
Abdallah El-Sheikh (7928 West 906 LLC) #906
Sachin Bhandari, #907
Dina Khayyat, #911
Cesar Ries, #PH1
Brian Zoberg (NBV Properties LLC), #PH4
Adriana Diaz, #PH5
Alexandra Massy-Imhoff (IMHOFFMIAMICOM LLC) #PH6
Eva Samulska, #410
Margaret & Gabriel Popa, #909
Alicia Perez (Altea Group LLC), #601
Cathy Smith, #903
Karina Gonzalez, #504
Felix Roberto Collantes & Sirle Natalia Farah, #304
Alexandra Suarez, #508
German Liubitch, #901
Suzanne Motola, #807
Silvia Varela, #808
Daniel Hernandez, #606
Adriana Diaz, #PH5
Liz O'Shea, #910
Steven Trypis, #702
Jesenia Carnero, #308
Myriam Lohr, #605
Carole Gianquitto, #PH9
Eric Keller, #905
Viviana Goris, #302
Hernan Cervetto, #404