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Chapter Luncheon

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Join Us For Learning, Networking & Lunch!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

[ Luncheon Topic ]

Hidden Dangers Of Owner Improvements To Common Elements

WSCAI Chapter Luncheons

Chapter Luncheons are offered three times a year. They are open to all WSCAI members – including homeowners, board members, managers, management company owners and businesses that service the community association industry. These luncheons provide an opportunity for networking with peers, a delicious lunch, and 45-60 minutes of industry-specific education.

When & Where

Wednesday, October 23
11:30 a.m.: Registration
& Networking
Noon: Lunch & Program

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Hilton Seattle Tacoma International Airport

15920 W Valley Hwy,
Seattle, WA 98188

Member Pricing

Owners & Managers:
$55 (through 9/30)
$65 (through 10/15)
$75 (after 10/15)

Business Partners:
$65 (through 9/30)
$75 (through 10/15)
$85 (after 10/15)

Non-Member Pricing

Owners & Managers:
$69 (through 9/30)
$79 (after 9/30)

Business Partners:
$89 (through 9/30)
$109 (after 9/30)

[ 10/23/2019 Luncheon Topic ]

Hidden Dangers of Owner Improvements
to Common Elements

Many HOA communities allow individual owners to make modifications or improvements to their unit. But this seemingly benign policy can have significant and costly impacts down the road.

In this panel, we discuss the hidden dangers to common owner improvements, and how Associations can protect their community from lasting adverse impacts and added expense.

Scenario 1:

A condominium owner wishes to upgrade his or her windows. Windows are, according to this community’s bylaws, the responsibility of the unit owner. With the Association’s blessing, this owner proceeds with the planned window replacement.

Years later water leaks begin to manifest in the units beneath. After an investigation, it is determined the leak has occurred due to an improper window installation, resulting in extensive damage to the building envelope. But who bears the cost?

Scenario 2:

A penthouse owner wishes to construct a new deck on the roof top. Again, it is his responsibility and the Association approves the design. Years later repairs to the roof need to be made. However, the penthouse owner’s deck covers a large portion of the roof. Who bears the cost to remove and replace the deck to repair the roof? What if, upon installation of the deck, the roof is damaged?

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Alicia M. Graham, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

Alicia M. Graham, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

Community Association Manager, CWD Group, Inc. AAMC

Alicia M. Graham, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Community Association Manager, CWD Group, Inc. AAMC has been working in the Community Association industry since 1999. In her role as Community Association Manager for CWD Group, Inc., she specializes in the management of her team, mentoring fellow Managers, budget development, administration, and management of hi-rise, mixed-use, retail, and master Condominium Associations in Seattle and Bellevue. Alicia has remained on the cutting-edge of industry needs by maintaining strategic partnerships with Business Partners, and positive working relationships with Boards of Directors, Homeowners and Residents. She has been a very active volunteer for WSCAI, currently serving as President WSCAI’s Board of Directors. Alicia was awarded the WSCAI Community Association Manager of the Year award in November of 2015.

Dave Gramann

Dave Gramann

Principal, Amento Group

Dave Gramann’s 19 years in the construction industry has given him extensive hands-on knowledge of estimating, construction management, building envelopes, and cladding systems. Prior to joining Amento Group, Dave worked for a high-profile construction company in the Seattle area as a Project Manager and Head Estimator where he continued to refine his skills and knowledge in the remediation industry. His skills developing critical path construction schedules and preparing estimates for large scale remediation projects enhance Amento Group’s depth of construction knowledge. With a well-rounded field background, Dave brings a practical approach to solving building envelope issues with a focus on constructability and aesthetics.

Anthony L. (“Tony”) Rafel, Esq.

Anthony L. (“Tony”) Rafel, Esq.

Managing Partner, Rafel Law Group, PLLC

Anthony “Tony” Rafel, Esq, serves as President-Elect of WSCAI’s Board of Directors and a former Co-Chair of WSCAI’s Business Partners Committee. Tony has been practicing law in Seattle for 35 years, with a focus on community association law for the last 25 years. He is the Managing Partner of Rafel Law Group PLLC, with offices in Seattle and Portland, and practices actively in both states, handling construction and product defect, insurance coverage, covenant and rule enforcement, boundary and nuisance cases, among many others. Tony also serves as a trusted advisor to boards, helping them to solve problems, resolve disputes and practice good governance.  Tony has been peer-selected as Washington Law & Politics SuperLawyer™ every year since 2003 and holds the top peer-review rating for legal skill and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a past president of the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington and lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Tony lives in Seattle with his wife, Megan, and their aging but still yummy Labrador retriever, Joey.


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