Maria furthered her contribution to the strata industry by serving on the Board of Directors of The Institute of Strata Title Management for six years, holding various positions including Vice President and member of the Ethics Committee. In 2004, the Institute recognised Maria’s commitment to the advancement and collaboration of the industry by presenting her with the President’s Award, and in 2009 Maria was deservingly granted life membership.
Maria also held senior stakeholder positions in the industry including serving 13 years as a council member of the Office of Fair Trading Property Services Advisory Council, who advised and made recommendations to the Minister for Fair Trading. Maria also held a position as member of the Small Business Advisory Group for 10 years, advising the Australian Taxation Office in areas which may assist small businesses and their clients.
In 2008, Maria officially retired and handed over the reins to her children to run the business. Shortly afterwards, Linders changed its trading name to Strata Choice with the tagline ‘the people people’, to signify Strata Choice’s commitment to putting people first. Maria continues to share her knowledge and experiences at our very popular client seminars held at our offices.
In 2016, Strata Choice was successful in receiving the Strata Community Australia (NSW) Strata Management Business of the Year Award. This success was again achieved in 2017 & 2018 by winning the award for three consecutive years.
In early 2017, Strata Choice lead the industry again by adding yet another service division that provides repairs and maintenance services. Strata Choice found that by directly employing staff, it can provide a faster response and a more cost effective service for clients when attending to minor repairs and maintenance. Quality control and consistent high levels of service delivery are the core focus and vision of the Strata Choice management team.
In 2018, Strata Choice expanded their service offering to include and become specialist Company Title managers by acquiring the prestigious and well known company – Di Smithers Strata in Potts Point. Strata Choice maintained their existing office located in the heart of Company Title properties, which were very popular in the early establishment of multi dwelling style of living in the famous Kings Cross district.
Strata Choice now employs 105 team members, situated in four offices servicing 24,000 owners.
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– Strata Management Services
– Development Consultancy Services
– Building Management Services