Los Angeles Reserve Study Services

Robert M. Nordlund, PE, RS
President
rnordlund@reservestudy.com

Since our first Reserve Studies in 1986, Los Angeles County is where Association Reserves has grown from a small local Reserve Study business to an industry leader of national and international prominence.

Los Angeles HOA & Condo Reserve Study Services

Our office serves as corporate headquarters for the Association Reserves family of regional offices, providing the world-class training, standards, tools, and software necessary to serve the Reserve Fund planning needs of Association-governed communities, condos and HOAs, throughout the United States and abroad.

It is our attention to detail, our uncompromising focus on the real needs of our clients, and our ability to deliver an easy-to-understand Reserve Study report on time that sets us apart from our competition. As we continue to build our reputation and expand our influence in the metropolitan Los Angeles area, we look forward to having you join our long list of satisfied clients!

Association Reserves - Los Angeles (Corporate Office)
5000 N. Parkway Calabasas
Suite #308
Calabasas, CA 91302
Office: 818/222-0248, 800/733-1365
Fax: 818/222-0288, 800/733-1581


  • "Our Board could not be more pleased with the report we have received and the manner in which the study was conducted. We highly recommend Association Reserves to prepare your reserve study."
  • "The Association Reserves representatives have been very friendly and professional and have been very responsive to our needs."
  • "Association Reserves far exceeded my expectations in terms of ease of access to our Reserve Study report on the internet, and quality of service."
  • "Everyone at your company was very helpful and helped with providing me a report urgently...they saved me!"
  • "We have worked with Association Reserves for several years. This is a process which can be very cumbersome to say the least, but Association Reserves has streamlined the process and with their help it has been painless and very successful."
  • "Association Reserves provides incredible service, knowledge and professionalism."
  • "I could not possibly be happier!"
  • "I have been using Association Reserves since the firm was founded. Excellent staff, timely responses, easy to understand reports, and changing reports has never been problematic! I cannot recommend Association Reserves highly enough."
The Benefit of Updating your Reserve Study Annually

Reserve Studies are budget planning and disclosure documents prepared to help the board meet their responsibility to care for the assets of the association. Many of the association’s common area components are so large that the association needs many years … Continue reading

EQ Retrofitting in Los Angeles, 2017

by Steven Beltramo, Project Manager, Association Reserves The Issue: Homeowners and Association Managers need to be aware that the City of Los Angeles has passed Ordinances 183893 and 184081, city laws that require the earthquake retrofitting of buildings that fall … Continue reading

Avoiding Future Special Assessments

By Drew Sleezer, Project Manager Life is full of risks. You may be stuck with your current circumstances, but you have surprising power to influence many future risks. As a manager or board member, you are responsible for the care … Continue reading

How Much are Adequate Reserve Contributions?

by Steven Beltramo, Project Manager At Association Reserves we understand board members face a big challenge to budget for the maintenance and replacement of their association’s major common area assets. Boards typically have little knowledge of project costs and when … Continue reading

Change to the FHA “10% to Reserves” Rule?

FHA approval is a status condo associations can attain, allowing unit owners/buyers to receive FHA insurance on their loans which make those loan more attractive to lenders. Depending on your location, as much as 30% – 40% of all residential … Continue reading

Is a Reserve Study Required Annually in California?

In a word, yes. California Civil Code 5550 requires a Reserve Study based on a “diligent visual site inspection” at least every third year, but requires the Board review that Reserve Study annually and “consider and implement necessary adjustments”. That’s … Continue reading

Make your Association 35% Better!

We all know that scarcity causes conflict and stress. Scarcity of Reserves causes deferred maintenance and special assessments, drags down property values, and causes other related problems. How can an association avoid these problems and emerge with sufficient funds to … Continue reading

Setting our Industry Up for Success

After 30 years preparing Reserve Studies, helping associations make wise decisions about their capital budgets to avoid surprises and the high cost of deferred maintenance, Robert Nordlund of Association Reserves has joined the national “Think Tank” of the Foundation for Community … Continue reading

Does our Association Need to have Healthy Reserves?

A good answer is both “yes” and “no”. Let me explain. Yes: Typical Governing Documents and the uniform legal expectations of Boardmembers  across the country require Boardmembers to maintain and protect the assets of the corporation on behalf of the … Continue reading

Reserve Contributions – They’re Not About the Future!

One of the biggest misconceptions about Reserve contributions I hear, even more than “they’re too much” or “we can’t afford them” (which I’ll address in another post), is that they are for the future. I don’t know how I can … Continue reading