During April and May 2014, FirstService Residential, Greater Vancouver’s largest property management company, hosted three new educational events as part of its Seminar Series for Strata Council Members. The series invites Strata Council Members from across Greater Vancouver to participate in evening seminars led by industry professionals.

Each seminar includes a meet-and-greet amongst guests over complimentary wine and appetizers. This is followed by an interactive discussion where Strata Council Members are led through an informative discussion of best practices by industry experts. The most recent seminars included:
1. Budgeting Tips for Stratas - Hosted in the amenity room of Trillium-Summerlin in Coquitlam, guests were coached on Strata budgeting strategies by Gerry McRobert (Regional Director, FirstService Residential) and Sean Ingraham (Director of Business Development, FirstService Residential).

2. Strata Insurance - Guests were joined in the amenity room of Capitol Residences by Jamie Bleay (Lawyer, Access Law Group) and Paul Duchaine (Vice President of Claims, BFL Canada) to discuss insurance requirements and responsibilities for Strata Corporations and Strata Homewowners.

3. Energy Saving Solutions - Held at Henley Court in Vancouver, speakers from BC Hydro, FortisBC, and Power Pros Electrical, spoke with Strata Council Members about available energy rebates, incentives and best practices Strata Corporations can follow to save money and reduce energy consumption.
We look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming events. For a summary of learning points from each of the events, please visit our Articles page by clicking here.

Tuesday May 20, 2014