Atkin began his property management career in the fall
of 1975. Business experience and knowledge of construction contracting
were the key factors considered when Condor Management Services
hired Mr. Atkin to manage five condominiums in the Oshawa/Cobourg
area. The owner of Unit Properties Ltd, John Giesler - a lawyer
sometimes known as "the father of the Condominium
Act" - offered Mr. Atkin portfolios in the
Toronto and Mississauga area along with a welcome salary increase.
A move to Malvern Condominium Property Management provided the
opportunity to manage townhouse and highrise properties. Mr. Atkin
was promoted to senior property manager for condominiums in Brampton
In 1982 Mr. Atkin was seeking experience in the commercial property
management field and moved to Bert F. Grant Management. By 1985,
Mr. Atkin was back with Malvern, as vice-president of the highrise
Property Management Specialists Inc. was established in 1987.
Steady growth has increased the company's portfolio from two
condominium corporations to over 30, most of which are in the
Mississauga area. Mr. Atkin oversees the daily operations of
Mr. Atkin achieved the Registered Condominium Manager (RCM)
designation from the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario
over 25 years ago. Mr. Atkin has achieved the professional accreditation
(ACCI) from the Canadian Condominium Institute.