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STRATUM 5TH ANNIVERSARY

Stratum at number 30 in the list of “50 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE FM INDUSTRY”

STRATUM-POWER 50

First Aid Training at Stratum

CEO of Stratum Owner Association with Crown Prince Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nayan on Eid

CEO of Stratum Owner Association with Crown Prince Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nayan on Eid

Nima Khanpour, Chief Operating Officer at Stratum Owners Association Management Services write about “Things you should know before renting a place”.

Things you should know before renting a place

Stratum CEO, named top 50 most influential people of the facilities management industry in the Middle East.

50 Most Influential People of the Facilities Management Industry in the Middle East  

Stratum Views on JOP Law Implementation

The JOP Law Conundrum

Stratum’s building Sky Gardens in DIFC was used as a location shot in Gulf News Fashion Magazine (Alpha Magazine).

Upgrade Fashion

Stratum CEO, Saeed Al Fahim, part of most powerful Emiratis.

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Stratum CEO, Saeed Al Fahim, part of the 500 most powerful Arabs in the World (Arabic Version).

Stratum Talks to CEO Middle East

Help for Homeowners  

Stratum CEO, Saeed Al Fahim, part of the 500 most powerful Arabs in the World.

 

Stratum Talks to Arabian Business

Help for Homeowners

On the lookout for a good OA manager

Stratum Owners Association Management; what you should be looking for when selecting the right owners association manager. On the lookout for a good OA manager

7th Arabian Business Forum – 20th November 2012

Stratum Chairman, Gary Adamson presented at the panel discussion on the state of the UAE property at the 7th annual Arabian Business Conference.

Stratum Featured in Facilities Management Magazine

Congratulations to Stratum’s Senior Association Manager, Ellen Rosenbaum, for being named one of the  Top 50 Influential People in the GCC Facilities Management Industry, by FM Magazine. Ellen is featured in the December , 2012 Edition, Volume 7. Facilities Management Magazine

What to look for when buying a property

Stratum’s Senior Association Manager, Anne-Louise White, talks to Gulf News about “What to look for when buying a property“.  

The essence of being an OA Manager

Stratum’s Senior Association Manager writes for the Expert Eye column in the Gulf news. This week’s article covers an important subject; The Essence of being an OA Manager – ERPC – experience, relationships, price and communication are all factors to consider. The essence of being an OA Manager

The hunt for a good management firm

Gulf News article by Stratum Senior Association Manager, Ellen Rosenbaum, offers guidelines to assist IOA Board members in their search for management excellence. The hunt for a good management firm

Changing Hands

Ellen Rosenbaum, Senior Association Manager at Stratum Owners Association Management, writes for FM magzine featured at the Big-5 trade show. Changing Hands

Of service charges – you be the judge

This week’s Gulf News article, written by Stratum Senior Association Manager, Ellen Rosenbaum, looks at the service fee payment issue from the tenants perspective. We hope you’ll take a minute to read it. Of service charges – you be the judge

JLT a true model of success in the city

Stratum is proud to present our latest Gulf News column, featuring one of our favorite communities, JLT. Please read and enjoy….. JLT a true model of success in the city

Maintenance and Your Investment

Anne-Louise White, Senior Manager at Stratum Owners Association Management, writes about the importance of good maintenance in order to protect your greatest investment; your property. Maintenance and your Investment.

Stratum is happy to share some good news about Owners Associations. The statistics below show that Community Living is a popular option all around the world!

Did you know? A recent international survey was conducted with residents of various Owners Associations to measure their satisfaction with the community living experience.Here’s the result of that survey: Considering your overall service charges and the services provided by your Owners Association, how would you describe the return for what you pay in service fees? 81%of the respondents said “good or great” while 18% responded “not so Read more.

Owners Association Bank Accounts – Are we close?

Anne-Louise White, Senior Manager at Stratum Owners Association Management, writes about Owners Association opening their own bank accounts.   Owners Associations Bank Accounts

Stratum Talks to Arabian Business

The Move Towards Owner Managed Properties

Stratum Talks to Emarat Alyoum

Stratum Talks to Emarat Alyoum

OA Risk Management

Welcome to the August Issue of the Stratum Newsletter. We are proud to feature the latest Stratum contribution to Gulf News; Risk Management – an important management tool for every Owners Association. OA Risk Management For a complimentary consultation about your community, call or email Stratum at 800STRATUM (7872886) or stratum@stratum.ae and a team member will promptly return your call.

Saeed Al Fahim in an Interview with Al Khaleej Newspaper

Saeed Al Fahim, Partner at Stratum OA Management, explains how local Owners Association Companies like Stratum are providing excellent management services. Saeed Al Fahim in an Interview with Al Khaleej Newspaper

Owners Associations Are Essential

Ellen Rosenbaum, Senior Manager at Stratum Owners Association Management, writes about living in a community association and how everyone can make a difference. Owners Associations Are Essential

OA Service fees – To pay or not to pay?

With all of the recent press coverage about Owners Association and delinquent service charges, many owners are wondering if they should pay their service fees. This sentiment is especially true as owners watch their common area amenities being arbitrarily shut down. This practice affects both the owner-residents and investors as it is very difficult to rent out your property when, for example, the neighborhood pool has no Read more.

Strata Management Conference

Gary Adamson, Chairman of Stratum and Director of REINSW, discusses major strata topics as a panel member at the Annual Strata Management Conference. Strata Management Conference

The Circuitious Road to OA Formation

Saeed Al Fahim, Partner and Executive Director of Stratum, offers insights into working with interim OAs, and why owners need to be proactive in the administration and management of jointly owned property. The circuitious road to OA formation

Expert Eye by Ellen Rosenbaum – Senior Association Manager

Senior Association Manager, Ellen Rosenbaum provides an expert opinion on how to save for your Owners Association. Expert Eye – Ellen Rosenbaum

Separate Bank Accounts for Owners Association is close to approval

The recent announcement by the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) that interim Owners Associations will soon be able to open their own bank accounts has been well received by interim owners associations who have commenced the journey toward full registration and self management. This action will also be a significant step in assisting interim owners associations board members to gain the experience in self management of their Read more.

Dubai studies new property visa

The Dubai Government is studying the enforcement of a new residence visa system for property owners. Nima Khanpour, Managing Director of Stratum shares his views.

Setting up a home owners’ association

As of April 2011, as many as 161 OA’s had been registered with the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA). Despite the fact that OA establishment allows more transparency and control, they still have not widely been put to practice. Gary Adamson, CEO, Stratum Owners’ Association Management, comments.

Face off

Q: Will single ownership buildings maintain a rental premium over strata title space? A: Maybe – this question is subject to a number of factors. However, all other things equal, when comparing the strength and quality of rental yields for real estate under different ownership structures, it would very much be dependent upon the perception and finances of the owner or majority of owners. Any building that Read more.

Being elected as a board member of a homeowners’ association involves a lot of time and effort. So, what is the board?

Nima Khanpour, Managing Director of Stratum offers an In-depth view into the role of the owners’ association board.

Prioritise service charge collection

An insight into keeping maintenance funds alive, and thereby retaining the long-term value of your property.

Realistic service charges can keep old buildings safe

An in-depth interview with Nima Khanpour, Managing Director of Stratum regarding the issues that surround setting realistic service charges, fee collection, challenges faced by OA’s, communication with developers and the future of the FM industry.

Focus on Jumeirah Lake Towers

Insight from James Mahony, of Stratum Owner’s association management, to unit owners and developers on how to set up for the regulations of Dubai’s jointly owned property law (Strata Law).    

FM meets a strata pro

Insight from James Mahony, Senior Association Manager at Stratum Owners Association Management, on what the new Dubai’s jointly owned property law (Strata Law) will mean to owners.

Service charges are a cat-and-mouse game

Excerpts from an interview with Gary Adamson, CEO of Stratum on why owners and local investors are increasingly withholding Service Charge payments.

Owners spared of training course

Rera’s earlier mandate for all Owners Association board members to complete a training course, is no longer a prerequisite. Nima Khanpour, Managing Director of Stratum provides his insights.

Tackling the strata regulations

The guidelines to the Jointly Owned Property Law will transform the Dubai real estate market. Find out what they mean for you.

Many people living in jointly owned properties (JOP) are not fully aware of what’s actually involved in proper Association Management

Nima Khanpour, Managing Director of Stratum, outlines some of the factors owners should look for when selecting an Owners Association Management (OAM) for their development.  

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