Category: Management

Boards and the Law 1 By Jonathan Barnes

Having an apathetic, uncommunicative board is a big issue in many buildings and associations, but the opposite situation—a board that oversteps its authority—can be just as problematic. When a board does something it shoul…

Liquid Assets By Danielle Braff

Some lucky co-ops and condos offer the benefits of an indoor or outdoor swimming pool for their residents; it’s a splashy amenity that many people request when looking for a home…but there are many drawbacks, issues, and l…

Tales From the Dark Side By Greg Olear

Most condo/HOA boards are made up of ordinary, well-meaning folks who volunteer for the relatively thankless job of running their association. They donate their time, expertise, and effort to make their community as functional, solv…

Homesharing in Co-ops & Condos By Danielle Braff

The media and political buzz surrounding so-called 'homeshare' or 'short-term rental' websites (primarily Airbnb, but also other similar services like and, just to name two) has been on the upswing over the las…

Management/Board Relations 1 By W.B. King

Normally, a co-op, condo, or HOA management team is well-equipped to handle a wide variety of day-to-day matters, like leaky roofs and faulty garbage disposals. There are other bigger issues—such as embezzlement and fraud&mdash…

Us Against...Us? 1 By W.B. King

While the exception rather than the rule, boards can run afoul leading an association into troubled waters. In some cases, certain rules are enforced over others or community funds are simply mishandled. And in other instances, trus…

Hiring New Management By Anne Childers

There is an old adage that claims, "The more things change, the more they stay the same," and that is not a happy thought for a board of directors or an association looking to change property management firms. The turmoil of replaci…

Mastering Management By Lisa Iannucci

Individual commitment to a group effort; that's what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Legendary Green Bay Packers football coach Vince Lombardi left cooperative and condo boards and …

Get Smart By Keith Loria

The most successful property managers seem to have one thing in common: a sense they are working in a constantly changing industry. With building technology, administration, and communication methods constantly evolving, a savvy mana…

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