Taking away the Strata headache

To effectively manage any apartment building with strata title, owners need to navigate an increasing burden of financial administration and compliance. Based at the coworking Ideal Space, Jamesons Strata Management takes the headache’s away for owner’s corporations in and around the Surry Hills area.

When people buy into apartment buildings a big part of their lives is decided by the Strata Committee, but the reality is that very often the people on the committee lack the time or the expertise to handle all of the tasks involved.

It was to service this need that Jamesons Strata Management was founded on the north shore back in 1963. The company has a long heritage and a major track record in the strata business, and expanded over the bridge to Surry Hills about three years ago.

Paul Culbi has been in strata management for about 10 years, but three years ago he saw an opportunity to come to Surry Hills and bring Jamesons into the area.

Today, he is a partner in what is still a family owned business, and he and his eight staff work out of Ideal Space in Riley Street to service local clients, not just in Surry Hills but in neighbouring suburbs as well.

“We saw an up and coming area and a community we wanted to be a part of,” says Culbi.

“Ideal Space is also great for us because it helps us expand our network and just keep up with what is happening in terms of the businesses in the area.”

Culbi’s clients are management committees of multi dwelling businesses which need advice and assistance in areas such as insurance, financial management and administration and also a growing burden of bylaws and compliance.

A recent trend has been for Strata Committees to drive sustainability in their buildings, and Jamesons has expertise in advising in this area too.

“Our expertise is as administrators and facilitators for Strata Committees,” says Culbi.

“This can often be quite complex, and we are here to take the headache away for building owners.”


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