July 28, 2021


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Condo Talk Presenters

Maria Durdan, Partner, SimpsonWigle LAW LLP

Maria specializes in condominium law, development and administration. Maria supports over 650 of the firm’s residential and commercial condominium clients throughout Ontario. Maria has also obtained her Associate of Canadian Condominium Institute (ACCI) designation in law, which recognizes that she has achieved a high level of knowledge and skill of condominium law. Maria is the President of the Canadian Condominium Institute – Golden Horseshoe Chapter and the Chair of the Education Committee and a member of the Hamilton Law Association Real Estate Subcommittee. Maria’s practice includes advising boards of directors, property managers and developers on all areas of condominium law.


Patricia Elia, B. Comm. LL.B., A.T. Coach, Elia Associates PC

Patricia Elia is a senior lawyer with Elia Associates and has practiced law for 25 years in the areas of corporate law in large and medium firms before coming to Elia Associates. Patricia is intrigued by the interplay of economics, the law and critical thinking models. As a trained mediator, she understands the value of early and creative dispute resolution opportunities. As an active industry participant, she believes that the sharing of knowledge is empowering for Boards of Directors. Patricia’s commitment to condominiums has been in leadership roles such as the President of CCI Huronia, Co-Chair of CCI’s National Council, a member of CCI National Executive and a member of all 5 Ontario chapters. She has also sat as Vice-Chair of CCI National’s Government Relations Committee and Governance Committee. She is a founder of Women in Condos. She has been a Condominium Director for the last 18 years and a Unit Owner of a condominium. Patricia is passionate about the condominium industry because of the important role condominiums play in the lives of real people.


Henry Jansen, Criterium-Jansen Engineers

Henry is currently on the Board of Directors for CCI-Grand River and Greater Dufferin Home Builders Association. Henry graduated from McMaster University in 1992 and earned his P.Eng. license in 1994. He has always been a design engineer helping to solve problems. Engineering is applied science. Engineers use theory and then apply practical knowledge to develop solutions. As his career moved to business ownership, he partnered with Criterium Engineers as one of the building engineering leaders in North America. Henry loves to help clients with their building needs and has developed strong industry leaders to meet the demands of our residential, commercial, and condominium clients. Criterium-Jansen Engineers is a family team.


Matthew Atkin, GSA Management  

Matthew has worked in property management since 1998 and is currently a Regional Manager and part of the Leadership Team at GSA Property Management.  

Matthew is a licensed professional property manager, member of both the Real Estate Institute of Canada and the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario and holds the following  designations: CPM (Certified Property Manager), RCM (Registered Condominium Manager), CMOC (Certified Manager of Condominiums) and ARM (Accredited Residential Manager.  Matthew enjoys working with all communities and helping them create a property specific and detailed plan to achieve their short and long term goals.


Lyndsey McNally, CWB Maximum Financial  

Lyndsey joined the CWB team in 2020 with an extensive background in the condominium sector, having worked with condominium corporations in the GTA since 2002. Lyndsey is a licensed condominium manager and in 2017 was selected as property manager of the year by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario.

Lyndsey works exclusively with condominium corporations, property managers and other condominium stakeholders to develop and implement customized financing solutions.


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