Current Industry Issues and Best Practices Discussed at the First CAM G10 Summit

IRECMS hosted the first ever CAM G10 Summit in Dubai, where leaders from 10 countries comes together where current issues and ideas were discussed
Staff Reporter | Dubai | Community Management

For the first time, IRECMS hosted the first-ever CAM G10 Summit. This is a congregation of leaders from the Community Association Management (CAM) industry from 10 countries, where they exchanged thoughts and best practices to propel the profession forward globally.  

The inaugural edition of the CAM G10 Summit witnessed representatives from UAE, USA, Spain, Colombia, Panama, Brazil, Italy, Uruguay, South Africa, Japan, and Australia. After an opening address by Pepe Gutierrez, CEO, Megafincas, the stage made way to Tom Skiba, CEO of, Community Associations Institute & Jessica Towles, the President of, Community Associations Institute. They presented a research paper for CAM Leaders and touched upon the current issues facing CAM Companies in the USA. The duo also highlighted the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Similarly representatives from UAE, Spain, Italy, Panama, Brazil, and Australia, too presented their top concerns and issues faced in each of their regional industries.

Brazil highlighted some very interesting sustainable and ESG initiatives they witness in communities that are making an impact. This was elaborated by Moira Regina de Toledo Bossolani, the Executive Director of the Vice Presidency of Real Estate and Condominium Administration at SECOVI-SP and the Member of the elected Advisory Board of AABIC - Association of Real Estate and Condominium Administrators of São Paulo, of the Ibradim Lease and Condominium commissions. “Our mission has always been to create community ties first to improve the quality of cities,” she added.

That was the consensus of the room. Many in the room, highlighted the importance of using technology that can cater to the needs of the residents.

New-age problems of not knowing one’s neighbour and aiming to create a neighborhood feeling have been on the agenda for UAE. Francis Giani, Chief Community Management Officer - Nakheel Community Management, highlighted the importance of partnership between the regulatory body and the industry. And how this partnership has impacted positively creating better communities. “Our focus now is not just the buildings but to promote healthy buildings and the health of the people living in it as well,” added Francis.

The Roundtable Discussion also witnessed a few representatives joining in virtually adding value to the entire event.

Johan Kruger from South Africa told the delegates how in his country a major part of the budget goes into Security. A fact that not many were aware of.

Jessica Towles, says, “This has been such an amazing experience. We often live in our little bubbles and such initiatives give us a chance to be exposed to so many more practices that we can learn a thing or two from.”

The second day at the IRECMS Dubai also witnessed another power-packed session of IRECMS Dubai Masterclasses. Dr. George Maurice, Founder & CEO of, EGREI gave an informative masterclass on how to decode Law No. 6 of 2019. This was also coupled with Fadi Nwilati, CEO, of KAIZEN Asset Management Services, whose Masterclass explored a unique case study that showcased how Community Management Companies can avoid legal liabilities. 

The IRECMS Masterclasses concluded with Fahad Mohamed, Director - Dubai & Northern Emirates, Adeeb Group. His session ‘Learning To Unlearn’ provided the audience with the lessons one should unlearn to succeed.

With that, IRECMS Dubai Masterclasses came to an end. Take a look at the highlighted images. December 8 will witness the Conference and the first-ever Roundtable Discussion hosted by REM Times.

IRECMS Dubai has all the hallmarks of a landmark event, especially given its timing when real estate management is undergoing a structural, tech-driven shift. This juncture called for a global professional association. And Plan3Media, along with Presenting Sponsor MYBOS, and Association Sponsor PROVIS have responded to the need rather resoundingly.

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