Forum 3000 event – Melbourne CBD Owners Corporations update

You are invited to our next Forum 3000 – a Residents 3000 monthly event, which will be held on Thursday, 1st June 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Kelvin Club (14-20 Melbourne Place just off Russell Street).

This month we are pleased to welcome three expert guest speakers: Rick Deering, Rob Beck and Anton Block who will uncover the mysteries of Owners Corporations. If you would like to find out about the changes to the Owners Corporation Act or have a question about how the Owners Corporations work this is an event you definitely should attend!

Rick Deering is a company owner and director of Fawkner May. As a Certified Practising Strata Manager with senior management experience in construction, insurance and property – he knows about buildings, risk and property management. For 7 years Rick was the Victorian General Manager for SSKB, a large national strata manager based in Queensland. Rick built the Victorian business virtually from scratch and his management portfolio boasted some of Melbourne’s iconic buildings. In addition, Rick worked with major property developers to assist in bringing their new projects to fruition which in turn lead to the management of the Owners Corporations. In 2014 he branched out on his own creating Fawkner May as a niche Owners Corporation Manager to service the needs of Owners Corporations and Property Developers in Melbourne CBD and inner Melbourne suburbs.

Rob Beck is a general manager at Strata Community Australia (Vic). Since Rob Beck’s appointment as general manager in 2003, membership has increased more than fivefold. The professional association supports more than 80 per cent of all owners corporation management firms and is acknowledged as the peak body. Rob has led the growing organisation through a time of important regulatory change and has made sure the SCA (Vic) voice has been heard in the legislative reviews – with most SCA (Vic) recommendations being adopted. Rob has a Bachelor of Engineering (mechanical and manufacturing) from University of Melbourne and an MBA (technology management) from Deakin University

Anton Block is a principal lawyer at KCL Law. Throughout his career, Anton has focused on litigation and dispute resolution in respect of commercial transactions, negligence, trespass, leases (both commercial and retail), property contracts, Trade Practice issues, owners corporations, restrictive covenants, environmental issues, adverse possession, nuisance, building disputes and insolvency matters. Anton has extensive Owners Corporations practice in which he acts for owners corporations, managers and lot owners. His expertise extends to all aspects the Owners Corporation industry including providing advice and guidance on the Owners Corporations Act and its Regulations, interpreting plans of subdivision, drafting rules and resolutions, chairing meetings of members, attending and guiding committees and running litigation. Anton’s approach to litigation is entirely outcome focused in that he works with the client to identify the objective of engaging in the litigation (either as plaintiff or defendant), to agree on a strategy to achieve that objective and then to implement that strategy. His approach is to be a problem-solver and to help clients find the solutions to their problems. Anton heads up the Owners Corporation team at KCL Law which includes 5 other lawyers whose collective experience covers levy collection, defect claims, leasing, conversion of stratum to strata and property matters.

We look forward to seeing you at this important event organised by Residents 3000. Refreshments will be served following the event. The Kelvin Club bar is available throughout for attendees enjoyment.

The event is free for our current members. If your membership has lapsed you are welcome to renew at $25 per person. Non-members will be asked to contribute $5 to cover costs. New members welcome!

This event is supported by East Enders and by Coalition of Resident and Business Associations CoRBA