Category: Building Operations

Design
2017 January Design Trends

New York is and has always been a city that celebrates reinvention and change, and that storied reputation has attracted generations of tastemakers. Interior design is one of the city’s largest talent pools and taking advantage of this valu…

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Finance
2017 January Tax Time

If you live in the United States and watch television, you are undoubtedly aware that every January, right before the New Year, the Holiday Season advertising tapers off and the Tax Season advertising begins. From around December 30th to Ap…

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Maintenance
2017 January Handling Maintenance and Repairs

In the wake of the recession and facing an uncertain economic climate on the heels of a tumultuous presidential election, condo, co-op, and HOA boards may instinctively want to pinch pennies where they can, especially when it comes to maint…

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Management
2017 January Back from the Brink

It happens infrequently, but when it does, it can be an enormous challenge: a co-op corporation or condo development has a long-running squabble with the building sponsor/developer, falls victim to long-term mishandling of funds – or outrig…

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Management
2017 January Service-Based Amenities

In major US cities these days, the decision to live in one co-op or condo building versus another often hinges upon the style of living afforded in a particular property. Whether it is defined partly by a full-scale gym and spa, a children’…

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Management
2017 January Outsourcing Services

In the perennial struggle to control costs while still adequately maintaining a building or HOA’s physical plant, grounds, and other day-to-day business, some boards and managers are opting to hire superintendents, custodians, and other sta…

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Management
2017 January Professional Enrichment for Managers

Whether dealing with technology, administration or communication, on any given day property managers and managing agents are required to be jacks of all trades. And while some managers might actually have a practical background in plumbing …

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Energy Conservation
Comparing Energy Use

For boards looking to pare down their energy usage (and costs), it's helpful to compare their community's energy-use profile to that of comparable buildings or associations. Find out where your board can go to get useful comparison informat…

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