Quantum empowering owners through owners corporation education:

We are pleased to offer you this value packed owners corporation information pack that focuses on Leadership, Governance and the Value of Community and Strategic Planning for owners in large scale community management.

Are you passionate about the large scale residential community you live in?

Have you considered being involved in the running and shaping of your community by joining the owners corporation Committee?

Often owners thinking of joining a Committee or even owners already on the Committee, don’t fully understand their role but have a strong interest in learning more about how they can improve the running of their owners corporation.

At the Quantum Group we’repassionate about assisting owners within our communities in ensuring they’re part of building and developing a thriving residential community they’re proud to call home!

So much so we’ve gathered five leading experts from around Australia to provide a 20min presentation for you on topics on their relevant expert fields.

The topic we cover in these presentations are:

  • Leadership for Committee members;
  • Committee structure and operations;
  • Strategic Planning and Community Development; and
  • Governance & Risk

Details on the relevant speakers, topics and links to their presentations can be found below.

We hope you enjoy these presentations.

James Freestun talks about Leadership for Committee members.

James Freestun

James has served on 3 owners corporation committees, is President of 2 and Secretary of another. He was on the Board of SCA (Qld) last 12 years and President for 2 years.

He spent four years on the international speaking circuit presenting to companies like Microsoft, BP (British Petroleum) & Flight Centre on subjects such as leadership, time management, project management, goal setting and sales.

He has spoken professionally in the United States of America, England, South Africa, Hong Kong, New Zealand and of course Australia and is the author the book ‘Accelerated Success’ which was launched in March 2014. The book is described as a blueprint for success in life.

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Tim Graham talks about Committee Cooperation

Tim Graham

An expert Owners Corporation Lawyer spoke extensively about Committee operation and responsibilities.

Tim is one of Australia’s foremost strata lawyers, has been awarded Fellowship of the Australian College of Community Association Lawyers for his expertise and regard by his peers as a specialist in strata, subdivision and owners corporations law. Tim is a Council Member and Victorian State Co-ordinator of the College.

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Gary Bugden speaks about Strategic Planning, importance of Committees, value of Community and some Global Trends

Gary Bugden

Gary OAM is a Strata lawyer, author, lecturer and consultant to some of the largest and most complex developments around the world.

In 2007 and 2009 Bugden was engaged by the Dubai Land Department, United Arab Emirates to assist with the formulation of a strata titles regime for the Emirate, a regime capable of regulating the large and complex projects that are there today. Between 2008 and 2011 he was engaged by the Department of Municipal Affairs, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to project manage their Real Estate Laws Project. This included policy advice and drafting of arange of Laws and Regulations, including a strata and community titles regime.

I have known Gary for a number of years and he didn’t hesitate in providing a presentation for me as he understand and respects our passion and work we do in this niche field of owners corporation management in large scale residential communities.

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Chris Bracher talks about the Value of Strategic Planning and Community.

Chris Bracher

Chris Bracher is Director of My Neighbourhood: a company specializing in the provision of lifestyle and amenity solutions for new residential communities.

Chris is tertiary trained in recreation management and has held a number of roles aligned with his professional passion for establishment and support of authentic communities. His experience includes engagements within local government, private master-planned residential developments and sports club contexts.

His programming and strategic experience is complemented by recent managerial involvement in the provision of green physical amenity solutions for green-field and in-fill developments. He maintains an active association with the green industry through a My Neighbourhood engagement with the Nursery and Garden Industry of Victoria. My Neighbourhood is also the Community Development Manager with a soon to be launched master-planned project in Rockbank, Victoria.

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Nicole Johnston speaks about Governance & Risk within an O/C Committee.

Nicole Johnston

Nicole is an academic at Deakin University in the Faculty of Business and Law. Nicole specialises in research centred around multi-owned properties. She is also currently undertaking her PhD at Griffith University. Her doctorate examines developer governance responsibilities in the transition phase of multi-owned developments. Nicole was previously a practising property lawyer in Queensland. She is also guest Editor for a special issue on multi-owned properties in the International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis.

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