Volume 27, Issue Number 2, Winter 2022
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Thank You to Bob Girard and Farzad Lahouti
We Appreciate All of Your Support and Efforts During Your Tenure as CCI-T Chapter Board Members!
By Lisa Kay | Other articles by Lisa Kay
Bob has been a longstanding member of the Board for 20 years and has been an active member of the chapter since 2002. Over his years of volunteering with CCI Toronto, he has worn many hats, such as Treasurer and Finance Committee member, Chair of the Special Projects Committee, member of CondoSTRENGTH, as well as his involvement in teaching the Level 102 condominium course for Directors for several years.
He has also been active as the creator of Condovoice’s very own Word Search puzzle, and recently, an addition to a new subcommittee, the Membership Retention sub-committee of Marketing.
Bob has been a staple of CCI-T providing his unique experience as a Condo Board Director for which he served 27 years on the Board of his condominium corporations and 25 years as President. Additionally, Bob offered extensive experience in the condominium community not only as a Condo Board Director, but also as a Property Manager. He successfully completed the RCM exam and Level 200 and Level 300 CCI Directors Courses, and attended countless CCI and ACMO seminars, luncheons, presentations and joint seminars, many of which he was a presenter or moderator.
So how can we begin to thank a volunteer that has been with us for so long we didn’t even realize his hair colour had changed! Bob you have made such a great and tireless contribution over the 27+ years with us. It is volunteers like you that allow CCIT to remain solid and grow with new volunteers piggy backing on your years of experience and wisdom. Your contribution and consistent positive demeanor will be missed. We will still reach out to you for advice…hope that’s okay.
Farzad joined the CCI Toronto Board with gusto in 2019. He has worked in the real estate industry as Partner & President at Laxim Inc. Developments. He is also an experienced real estate broker specializing primarily in multi-residential units and managing condo projects, such as full common area renovations, working with designers, contractors, and specialty trades. In addition to his real estate experience, Farzad had the perspective of a Board Director of YRCC 798 and Vice President of TSCC 2483. Alongside his fellow board members, they were proud recipients of CCI Toronto’s Condo of the Year Award in 2017 and Condo of the Decade Award in 2019.
Farzad was CCI Toronto’s Marketing Committee Chair, creating impactful marketing campaigns and taking lead on invigorating our awards program. He has also been active as a CondoSTRENGTH Committee member and participant.
Most recently, after stepping down from Marketing Chair to Marketing Committee member, Farzad took lead as Chair of the Awards sub-committee, invigorating the Condo of the Year and Newsletter of the Year awards, as well as introducing the Management Company of the Condo of the Year award this year. He will continue to be involved with CCI Toronto as member of the Awards sub-committee and working to improve our awards program and introduce more awards to recognize deserving condominium community members.
Although we would have loved to have another term with Farzad on the Board, the terrific impact of his three-year contribution will remain with us for a long time. Thank you Farzad for the whirlwind of positivity you added to our team. It was a pleasure for the CCI-T board to have worked with you. We appreciate that you will still be on the awards committee but feel free to come back and run for the Board any time.
Thank you for all of your dedication and endless hours to CCI Toronto and for your continued support, Bob and Farzad
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