The dilemma...
Whether self or professionally managed, Boards have a fiduciary duty to meet the state’s legal obligations. How they fulfill their obligations will either positively or negatively affect the harmony amongst homeowners and the resale values of their property in today’s competitive market. This also applies to the Developer, as he/she is the first Board prior to Turnover!

The solution...
Information is empowering! AAI provides Boards with the guidance and tools to help them make the most informed decisions in a timely manner. Our goal is to help each Association run efficiently—like the multimillion dollar corporation that it is—and with an eye to decrease risk of challenges to Board decisions and to increase homeowner satisfaction.

Brochure (254KB.pdf - Acrobat Reader Needed)

Board members are volunteers and, while they may come from various professional backgrounds, most don’t have the time to understand the Illinois Condominium Property Act or the nuances of their Association’s specific Declaration/Bylaws, often resulting in lawsuits, unfinished projects and board burnout.

In 2002, Shirley Feldmann founded Association Advocates Inc. after her frustrating board member experiences owning both new construction and conversion condos and realizing that there are few places to turn to for personalized consultation, especially for the newly formed or self-managed association.

Shirley teamed up with 35-year property management veteran, Angela Falzone, to educate consumers on how to protect their investment and increase property values in the most time and cost-saving manner.

Both Shirley Feldmann and Angela Falzone are Licensed Community Association Managers through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Per the Community Association Manager's Licensing Act (CAM), anyone wishing to manage in the community association industry must hold this license effective
October 1, 2012.

 Together, AAI provides customized training packages and has helped more than 145 association clients— ranging in size from 3 to 700 units—management companies, Realtors® and developers to decrease liability and increase efficiency. They are both frequent speakers at industry events and quoted in newspaper articles on related topics.


protect your investment and increase your property values