Colorado Reserve Studies

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Colorado Reserve Studies

Two offices to serve you:

Facilities Advisors Front Range - Serving Denver Metro Area and East Colorado.

Facilities Advisors Rocky Mountain - Serving the Western Slope and Southwest Colorado.

Facilities Advisors has two reserve professionals serving Colorado to help you with your reserve study needs. 

Robbie Pepper, CMCA, CCIM, GRI, serves the rest of Colorado from his home in Durango.

Ron Quintana, a longtime Colorado resident, serves the Denver metropolitan area and east mountain communities. 

Contact either Robbie or Ron for your reserve study needs.  See our Contact page for email addresses and telephone numbers.

Colorado Reserve Statutes - HB-1359

Colorado has adopted specific statutes related to reserve studies, which are set forth in Colorado HB-1359.  While the original bill required a reserve study at least every three years, the final bill simply requires that associations adopt a governance policy with respect to reserve studies.  Unfortunately, this language is rather ambiguous.  Our discussions with Colorado lawyers tells us that most are recomCO-Building1-FAI-Reserve-Studymending that associations adopt policies which specify a full reserve study every three years, with annual updates for intervening years.

1) We wrote the book on reserve studies - "Reserve Studies - The Complete Guide"

2) We wrote the standards on reserve studies - ICBI's Generally Accepted Reserve Study Standards - Facilities Advisors president Gary Porter is also president of the International Capital Budgeting Institute (ICBI)

3) We use certified software guaranteed for accuracy - Our Facilities 7 internet-based software has been certified by ICBI and tested by an independent CPA firm

Facilities Advisors, Inc. has been preparing reserve studies since 1982. We have prepared numerous reserve studies for all types of associations; condominiums, planned developments, timeshare associations, and cooperatives. Benefits of selecting Facilities Advisors, Inc. for your reserve study:

  • Competitive fees
  • Responsiveness
  • Easy-to-read reports
  • Internet-based software available to our clients

Competitive fees - We are able to provide competitive fees because of our extensive experience and dedication to using technology to make our services more efficient.  This also translates into time savings and the ability to keep fees competitive.  We are the only reserve study company to have automated the workflow process to electronically capture component data on site and translate that information into a reserve study report. 

We "scope" the reserve study to obtain the right level of detail fo rthe reserve study; the level at which money is expended by the association, as that is the ONLY way the reserve study can ever be correlated to your association financial statements.  This makes us more efficient and gives you the best reports.  We ask you questions and help tailor the reserve study to your unique association.  Our internet-based software, with a multi-dimensional database structure (hidden in the background) and capabilities for three category levels plus major and minor components, gives us the ability to provide data at the correct level, and still be able to "roll up" the data into concise reports.  

Responsiveness - We are responsive to your needs.  If you request changes to your report, we will make them. 

Easy-to-read reports - We prepare your reports at a summary level so they're easily understood, supported by supplemental schedules at a detail component level for management's use.  We also provide any statutory and regulatory disclosures.  We give you the information you need to (1) prepare your budget, and (2) communicate summary in formation to your board of directors and members.

Internet-based software - We provide you access to our internet-based software we used to prepare your reserve study.  This allows you to keep your reserve plan up-to-date, and save money in the future by (1) proactively planning reserve projects, and (2) minimizing future reserve study costs based on your update of component information.

Call us today for a free proposal.  (877) 304-6700 for FAI national office.

You win with our unique approach to reserve studies; competitive fees, easy-to-read reports, a component structure tailored to YOUR association, and access to our internet-based software.  This is not just an Excel workbook. We give you access to the same software we use to perform your reserve study - the most powerful software in the industry, which has been tested by an independent CPA firm for accuracy of calculations.  We work WITH you to help you achieve the best outcome.

Visit our national office web site at www.reservestudyusa.com to see our full range of services as well as sample reports.

Colorado state government site

Timeshare Associations

Sample Reserve Study

Request for reserve study proposal form

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California law is codified as the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act. Sections 1365 and 1365.2.5 set the disclosure requirements and specific format of certain disclosures. Section 1365.5 establishes performance standards. These standards require a visual site inspection every three years. Since the disclosure standards require new information to be distributed to members as part of the annual budget, it is virtually impossible for the association to comply with the disclosure requirements unless the association performs an update without site inspections in the two "off" years.
The full text of California Civil Code ยง1365 is attached.
Facilities Advisors, Inc. has been preparing reserve studies in California since 1982. We have prepared numerous reserve studies for all types of associations; condominiums, planned developments, timeshare associations, and cooperatives. Our reserve study reports are unique - they are designed to meet your statutory requirements, to serve as a maintenance plan, and the reports and disclosures are designed to save you time. You save time in budget preparation because we prepare the reserve disclosures for you. Our unique reserve staudy comparison exhibit also saves you time by showing you where our current report differs from the previous report, no matter who prepared the prior report. It helps report users understand and evaluate what has changed since the prior report was issued.
Our Goals for your Reserve Study
Our primary goal is to make sure that your reserve study complies with statutory requirements. See our sample California disclosure. This disclosure form is designed to simply be made a part of your annual budget package. Failure to make the proper disclosures on a timely basis limits the association's ability to increase assessments.
Our second goal is to make your reserve study something more than simply the fulfillment of a statutory obligation. We believe that the reserve study should be a functional tool used in the financial management of the association. This means that the reserve study needs to be realistic. Too often, we hear from new clients that they don't believe their prior reserve study was correct. We believe that the reserve study should be a reflection of the Association's actual maintenance plan. Therefore we will ask you questions about recently completed and planned future reserve expenditures. While none of us can accurately predict the future over the next 30 years, the association's facilities manager usually has very concrete short-term plans (over the next 1 to 3 years). We attempt to incorporate that plan into the reserve study, otherwise the reserve study serves little purpose.
Visit our national office web site at www.reservestudyusa.com to see our full range of services as well as sample reports.
Frequently asked reserve study questions
Sample reserve study report
Sample California reserve study disclosures
Request for reserve study proposal form