Stratagize Podcast

Over 1.5 million people live in strata housing in the Province of British Columbia. Yet given its commonality (and because everyone would prefer to watch reruns of the nightly news than read the Strata Property Act), most people are at a loss when it comes to understanding such an important framework for how many of us live our lives in proximity with one another.

Stratagize features conversations with industry leaders and experts who share their knowledge to demystify an industry that impacts the lives of more than 1 out of 3 British Columbians. Whether you are a council member, owner, investor, or renter this show will cover topics that will improve your experience of strata living.

  • Episode 15: Brutally Honest Strata Advice image

    Episode 15: Brutally Honest Strata Advice

    In this episode, Brent and James are interviewed by Amanda Farmer a strata lawyer from Australia on her podcast Your Strata Property.
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  • Episode 14: No Holds Barred With The Godfather Of Strata image

    Episode 14: No Holds Barred With The Godfather Of Strata

    In this episode, Brent and James sit down with Tony Gioventu, Executive Director of CHOA BC who pulls no punches with his opinion on the strata industry and what is needed to turn it around.
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  • Episode 13: The Number One Mistake Councils Make Regarding Bylaws image

    Episode 13: The Number One Mistake Councils Make Regarding Bylaws

    In this episode, Oskar Miklos of Refresh Law details the most important aspects of an effective bylaw program and discusses the implications of not adhering to the bylaws of your strata.
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  • Episode 12: The Broadway Plan and The Future of Vancouver image

    Episode 12: The Broadway Plan and The Future of Vancouver

    In this episode, Brent and James have a conversation with Jaraad Marani, Vice President Development Advisory with Colliers to discuss the Broadway Plan.
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  • Episode 11: Three Common Red Flags That Drive the Search for New Strata Management image

    Episode 11: Three Common Red Flags That Drive the Search for New Strata Management

    In this episode, Brent and James have a conversation about the three most common red flags council members say drives them to look for new strata management.
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  • Episode 10: What You Need to Know About Changes to Strata Lots & Common Property image

    Episode 10: What You Need to Know About Changes to Strata Lots & Common Property

    In this episode, Brent and James discuss changes to common property with Ben Scheidegger, a strata lawyer from Hamilton & Co. What requires permission and what doesn’t from a council perspective as well as a strata lot owners’ perspective.
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  • Episode 9: Unpacking depreciation reports and the importance of capital planning image

    Episode 9: Unpacking depreciation reports and the importance of capital planning

    In this episode, Jason Dunn, Senior Project Engineer with RDH discusses the importance of a depreciation report as a planning tool for stratas.
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  • Episode 8: How to service your strata like a Fairmont Hotel image

    Episode 8: How to service your strata like a Fairmont Hotel

    In this episode, Dale Dyck, Vice President of Property Services with FirstService Residential BC discusses the impact a properly functioning services team can have to bridge the gap left behind by a portfolio-based strata management market.
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  • Episode 7: What you need to know about strata insurance image

    Episode 7: What you need to know about strata insurance

    In this episode Paul Murcutt, Senior Vice President of BFL Canada gives an overview of the strata insurance market and what stratas can do to minimize the impact of claims.
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  • Episode 6: Strata management is a symphony, not a one-person band image

    Episode 6: Strata management is a symphony, not a one-person band

    In this episode Darrin Whitney, Vice President of strata operations talks about the support a strata manager needs to effectively manage strata corporations.
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