Condo & Home Owner Association BEST PRACTICES
Training for Board Volunteers and Owners
Expert Witness and
Experience credentials for:

Patrick Hohman
Louisville, Kentucky
Contact Patrick

Explaining to a judge or jury:

1. Best Practices of Condo and
Home Owner Associations
2. Reasonable and Unreasonable
expectations of the Association

Book Author

Condos Townhomes and
Home Owner Associations
How to make your investment safer
262 pages, May 2010

Expert Witness travelled throughout the United States, attending home owner associations trade show functions. In his meetings, expert witness gained the cooperation of more than 50 subject matter experts to create and peer-review this training guide book for volunteer board members.

May 2010 - Book listed for sale on Amazon.com, then later on Barnes and Noble.com

Condominium owner and
volunteer board member

December 1982 - Purchased as a starter home, a condominium in a converted older apartment building in Louisville, Kentucky, where expert witness still resides.

  • • Volunteer as board member for more than
    20 years, including from 2002 to present as
    board president

Recognized the need and organized the year-by-year renovations of our buildings, and have gained experience in:

  • Long-term financial Reserve Studies
  • Preventive Maintenance Checklists
  • Ongoing communications with all owners and residents to build and maintain trust

Teacher and Trainer, especially of
volunteer board members
  • Created and taught non-credit class at Bellarmine University called, ‘Condo and
    Home Owner Association Best Practices’
  • 2005 class had 231 students
  • 2011 class had 161 students

Citizen advocate for state laws to help
give structure to Condominium and
"shared expenses housing"

2007-2012

  • Meeting at Kentucky Bar Association roundtable of stakeholders to discuss possible adoption of sections of the Uniform Condominium Act
  • Testify as a homeowner at a Kentucky House Judiciary Committee Hearing
  • Assist in efforts to gain passage of law with 400 letters and phone calls from volunteer board members to their respective state legislators
  • Present with Governor for bill signing in the Governor’s Office

Author Talks

November 2010 - New York, New York Annual housing conference of CNYC, council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums

April 2011 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI) annual trade show and seminar

June 2011 - Northern California Executive Council of Home Owners (ECHO) annual trade show and seminar, Santa Clara Convention Center in San Francisco Bay Area

June 2011 - Southern California South Coast Home Owners Association, for condominium and home owner associations throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties in California

TV Interviews

November 2010 - Nightly Business Report on PBS (taped in Miami)
PBS Interview (on YouTube) called “Protecting Condo Investments”
Patrick Hohman starts speaking at 2:53 in the 4 minute & 10 second story

Summer 2012
Local TV talk shows and noon news programs
Live interviews
What to look for when you buy into a condo or Home Owner Association

  • Indianapolis, WISH-TV, CBS affiliate
  • Nashville, WTVF-TV, ABC affiliate
  • Cincinnati, WCPO-TV, ABC affiliate
  • Lexington, WTVQ-TV, ABC affiliate
  • Louisville, WAVE-TV, NBC affiliate

Education

B.A. Journalism,
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Protecting Condo Investments
Author TV appearance on PBS
PBS Nightly Business Report
Hohman interview starts at approx
2 minutes and 53 seconds into
4 minute and 10 second news story.
Buying a Condo - What to Look For
TV appearances - Live local talk shows Buying a Condo - What to Look For
Author interview
Live local TV talk shows
3 minutes and 45 seconds

Condo and Home Owner Association Board Meeting

Protecting Condo Investments
Author TV appearance on PBS
PBS Nightly Business Report
Hohman interview starts at approx
2 minutes and 53 seconds into
4 minute and 10 second news story.
Buying a Condo - What to Look For
TV appearances - Live local talk shows Buying a Condo - What to Look For
Author interview
Live local TV talk shows
3 minutes and 45 seconds