Congratulations to our very own Maj Khan and Robin Romo!

              Congratulations to our very own Maj Khan and Robin Romo for taking home the California Association of Community Managers (CACM) 2016 Vision Award for Rising Champion and Manager’s Choice. The CACM Vision Awards program is a special part of the annual CACM Northern California Law Seminar & Expo…. Read More »

Citiscape awarded Accredited Community Management Firm “ACMF” designation

CitiScape is a proud Accredited Community Management Firm (ACMF), committed to professionalism within the industry with staff members adhering to the highest state-specific industry standards. CitiScape is 1 of only 15 management companies in the State of California to hold the ACMF designation.

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 »

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 »

CitiScape Client Settles Construction Defect Case Without Ever Filing Complaint

The Miller Law Firm has recovered over $880,000 for the 555 Bartlett Street Homeowners’ Association without ever filing a complaint in court. The settlement was reached in mediation by mutual agreement of both sides. The 58 unit residential and 5 commercial unit building is located in The Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, at Cesar Chavez… Read More »

Luxury High Rise SOMA Grand Residential HOA Files Suit Against TMG Partners, Webcor and Related Partners for Faulty Construction

Owners of units in the luxury, high rise SOMA Grand building have filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court for numerous construction defects and building standard violations. The SOMA Grand Residences Owners Association and the SOMA Grand Center Association is a 22-story, 246-unit residential community that was completed in 2009. Damages in excess of $4… 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 »

New Year Resolutions for HOA Boards

HOA disputes can be expensive, and they frequently generate unneeded animosity among homeowners and board members. This year, every person serving on a board for an HOA should make these New Year’s resolutions for improving your ability to effectively and successfully govern your association and to reduce the likelihood of an unnecessary HOA dispute for… Read More »

America’s Top Managers: CitiScape Managers Earn National Recognition

“Manager of the Year” is a new national contest for Portfolio and On-Site Managers of Association-governed communities sponsored by Association Reserves, Inc and other industry experts. The purpose of the contest is to inspire excellence and professionalism by recognizing and rewarding the best Managers in the nation. Honors were awarded in two categories, Top Portfolio… Read More »

THE PROPERTY LINE | New Laws Affecting Homeowner Associations in 2013

The adoption of a new version of the Davis-Stirling Act to become effective in 2014 had a dampening effect on the passage of any significant amendments to the current version of Davis-Stirling this year. Following is a summary of the bills affecting homeowner associations signed into law this year. Most of these changes have been… Read More »