California Association of Community Managers Names San Francisco Professional to Board of Directors

The California Association of Community Managers (CACM) has appointed our very own Robin Romo, CCAM-HR, to the association’s statewide board of directors. A 12-year veteran of community association management, Romo is partner and director of property management for CitiScape. Romo has extensive experience managing high-rise luxury condominium projects and mixed-use properties including some of the… Read More »

Water Conservation is Everyone’s Responsibility

As California faces extreme drought conditions, a real commitment to conservation is needed now more than ever.  We can all help reduce water use if everyone takes just a few simple steps.  • Helpful water conservation tips from the San Francisco Water Department:

CA Supreme Court Finds that HOAs Can Hold Architects & Engineers Responsible for Defects

The highest court in the State has found that architects who design condominium projects in California are responsible to condominium owners and their associations for design flaws resulting in building standard violations and construction defects. In Beacon HOA v. Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill, S208173 (2014), the homeowners association of a 595 unit San Franciscan condominium development sued architectural and engineering design… Read More »

Google Coming To Mission Bay?

Here we go. The City’s soul-crushingly beige and stucco Mission Bay district could see a new neighbor coming to town. Google. At least that’s the buzz. According to SF Biz Times, the tech giant could be gearing up for a “blockbuster San Francisco real estate play that would shake the San Francisco market up for… Read More »

SF: A Local’s Perspective

Get the inside scoop from man about town, local personality @BrokeAssStuart on what to do and where to eat in San Francisco:

Hidden Gems of San Francisco

                        What are the hidden gems of San Francisco? Head over to our Facebook page to find out! Oh, and don’t forget to hit the LIKE button while you’re there! Right this way to our Facebook page…

New Street Names Map Reveals San Francisco’s Hidden and Iconic History

                  Pop quiz hotshot: who is Van Ness Avenue named after? What about Mt. Davidson? If you answered “probably two guys named Van Ness and Davidson,” you’re not technically incorrect, but it might behoove you to learn a bit more San Francisco history. Luckily, web developer and… Read More »

Every Association Needs Election Rules, But Why? (via ECHO)

Executive Council of Homeowners – April 26, 2013 by Tyler Coffin Every Association Needs Election Rules, But Why? Even though the elections law (Civil Code sections 1363.03, 1363.04 and 1363.09) went into effect well over six years ago (July 2006), we still frequently come across associations without election rules in place. We often hear that… Read More »

What to Eat @ AT&T Park, Home of the Giants

There’s no need to settle for a mediocre hot dog or an $8 Bud Light at AT&T Park. In keeping with SF’s foodie Mecca status, the Giants’ home club is generally considered to have some of the best stadium concessions in the country. While purists can still secure their peanuts and Cracker Jack, the food-savvy… Read More »

SAVE THE DATE: Claude Gruen, Ph.D. @ Commonwealth Club of California, Tuesday, 4/9/13

New Urban Development: Looking Back to See Forward Highly respected national and international economist and consultant, Claude Gruen, Ph.D., will describe policies that create incentives for environmentally sound land stewardship and encourage economic growth. His research and findings present a pivotal discussion on how we can help the environment while simultaneously growing our economy. The… Read More »