David L. Norvell, J.D.

Fact: One error in HOA governing documents cost one home builder more than $6 Million dollars. (CA)


Fact: One error in HOA governing documents did not allow for collection of HOA assessments. (CO)

Professional Speaking and Training Services for Home Builders, Community Managers and Realtors

Helping Home Builders Avoid HOA Pitfalls

The Process: For HOA Common Element Development (CED)

Check Lists
  • CED Common Area Turnover Tracking Sheet
  • CED Document Continuity Check List
  • CED New Community Disclosure Check List
  • CED Common Lot Creation Check List
  • CED Defined Common Area Lettered Lots
  • CED Common Area Agenda Kick off Meeting
  • CED Marketing Questionnaire
  • CED HOA Lot Disclosure Check List
  • CED Transitional Service Contracts: Declarant to HOA
  • CED per Lot Check List
  • CED Recreation Center Check List
  • CED Association Maintenance Requirement Chart
  • Custom Check Lists
  • Common Element Development (CED) Process
  • CED Timeline
  • CED: Common Area Property Adoption Exhibit Process
  • Common Element Development (CED) Process for Common Area Accuracy
  • Custom Processes

As a Home Builder, are you using The Process to ensure your HOAs are properly developed. Do you know what you can do throughout the stages of your project to prevent issues and disputes with your Homeowner’s Associations? We do!

David’s mission is to help Home Builders Avoid HOA Pitfalls so you do not suffer the same costly fate!

David’s next book will be available in 2020, entitled:

The Process: Avoiding Costly HOA Pitfalls for Home Builders



Learn to Navigate HOA Rules and Avoid Common Challenges

Building Consulting

Avoiding HOA Pitfalls for Home Builders

HOA Cruise Contest

This opportunity is provided by our generous sponsors, NCAR and Protec Building Services. They firmly believe that the HOA manager members of the California Association of Community Members deserve to be rewarded for their achievements. #hardworkpaysoff


David provides speaking, training, and consultation services for Realtors®, HOA Managers, HOA Management Companies, and Home Builders. With more than 30 years working with new, developing, and existing HOAs, he helps ensure the success of each community and provides the opportunity for each owner to thrive.

As a trained and experienced professional mediator, David has mediated hundreds of HOA, homeowner, and vendor issues to bring resolution to many community disputes. His brings years of experience and training to the table to help both sides communicate openly as they seek resolution.


An Effective and Through Teacher

Dave recently visited our CityMark Realty team to discuss HOAs and what homebuyers should know when moving into an HOA. Dave’s expertise and real life HOA experience/examples made it easy for all of us to better understand about HOAs and how to effectively serve our clients when searching for a property with a HOA.

Dave took his time in answering all of our questions (we had many!) and encouraged us to contact him should we have any additional questions even after the class concluded.

I highly recommend Dave to speak to your Real Estate team about HOAs. There is a lot to learn and you will not be disappointed!

Raquel Christian

Senior Sales Associate, Realtor®

A Problem Solver and
Extremely Effective Mediator

I have been working with Dave Norvell in the new homebuilding business and Homeowners Association (HOA) business since 1996. I have personally witnessed Dave’s abilities and dedication to his craft. Dave finds himself in a very select group of people that have a well-rounded understanding of all aspects of the HOA environment.

Dave managed the creation and development of numerous new HOA Communities, including the review of the budget preparation process and startup of the professional Community management team.

As the original Board President for each new Community, Dave was involved with the challenging task of educating new Homeowners on the function of the HOA Community.

As the liaison between the builder and the Community, Dave was in the position to address the unique issues that arise with any new homebuilding project and HOA startup, and Dave has always been able to find a way to solve HOA concerns and effectively mediate disputes, whether between the builder and the HOA or between a Homeowner and the HOA.

I do not hesitate to recommend Dave to anyone with issues or challenges regarding anything HOA.

Paul Mayeski

HOA Inspections and HOA Maintenance Manuals, ProTec Building Services

For Home Builders

David will provide your development team with tools to Avoid HOA Pitfalls during your development process and to help your new homeowners to better understand effective ways to work with your team to help them thrive in their new community.

For Community Managers and Management Companies

David will provide community managers with the tools to improve their skills and professionalism using time-tested mediation techniques to help you bring a new level of professionalism to your career.

For Realtors

David will provide you with the tools to avoid HOA Pitfalls to help your clients Buy and Thrive in their new community.