Community Issues

Renewable energy for your home and community of property owner

It is no secret that Spain has one of the highest electricity prices in Europe.  Have you ever wondered how could this be?  In a country and province where there is more sunshine than anywhere else in Europe, the country has lagged behind taking advantage of this renewable energy source and at one point they …

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Lunch with Sidney Owen, president of Las Terrazas de Santa Maria Golf

Writing good articles takes practice and effort.  This morning I was reading the Financial Times and an article from Lucy Kellaway on how she used to do her interviews for the FT and the techniques she used to get the answers she wanted.  I don’t have the same items on my agenda as I am …

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Ruth Katz and Ali Parandeh

Lunch with Ruth Katz – ex president of Las Terrazas Puerto del Almendro

This is my third lunch this week and after nearly one year of lockdown and hardly going out, this almost feels too much. In fact, I am not that hungry.  Our meeting place is at Nuevo Reino in San Pedro right on the beachfront which is where I met Ruth, the ex-president of Las Terrazas …

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Patrick Meehan and Ali Parandeh, Lunch with The Presidents Club

Lunch with Patrick Meehan, ex-president of Edificio Acapulco in Los Boliches

I am loving this and I am so grateful for being able to be doing this.  My guest for today’s lunch is Patrick Meehan.  He is the ex-president of the community “Edificio Acapulco” in Los Boliches and as I learn later on during our conversation, he is willing to stand up for the job again. …

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Sasha Baron Cohen, as The Dictator

The know it all community presidents

Over the past 12 years, I have come across a number of presidents whom I like to call the know it all presidents. When I joined the committee of my community, I must admit I knew little about community matters, running, rules, and the law.  Over the two years as a committee member, I started …

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Lunch with Letteke Poncin, president of Los Rosales in Calahonda

There was a certain magic to this meeting.  We launched this initiative a few weeks ago, I had already agreed for the first meeting with someone I knew and as soon as we made our first Facebook post, we received the first sign-up.  It was a great moment that proved the initiative can work. The …

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Lunch with Charles Edwards, president of Las Delicias Urbanization in Coin

The Presidents Club has been on hold for some years now.  We stopped activity as another company had created confusion amongst our customers by setting up as “The Presidents Club International”. Needless to say, we won the court case, however, in the interim we had ceased our activity to avoid confusion for our clients. We are …

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Smart Cities and their Privacy Implications

The Emergence of Smart Cities and their Privacy Implications

From transportation to traffic management, smart city technology has the capability to change how people live and interact by reducing resource consumption, making the city more efficient and much more. Although this technology is still in its infancy stages of development, the push for smart city realization seems inevitable and it won’t be long before …

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Understanding the needs of homeowners and tenants

When it comes to understanding tenants needs, there is a huge gap between property managers’ perceptions and those of the residents. That is according to a recent survey by US company Building Engines. For example, 66% of building management teams communicate with tenants via phone, while only 4% of tenant employees plan to use this …

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Does your residential community use software?

Letterboxes full of junk mail. Important notifications going missing. How do I tell my neighbour that his dog is digging holes in our gardens? Endless general meetings, but very little progress. Does your residential community use software to tackle these problems? There is no shortage of options available in the market. Free or premium; for …

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