2015 January
Focus on... Management

Management
2015 January Hiring New Management

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 replacing a ma…

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Management
2015 January Mastering Management

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 managers off…

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Management
2015 January Get Smart

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 manager wi…

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Management
2015 January Keeping Up in a Competitive Management Market

As the co-op/condo market continues to heal after the setback it experienced during the most recent financial crisis of the mid-aughts, many management firms and independent property managers are looking for ways to distinguish themselves …

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Maintenance
2015 January Training New Board Members

A new year begins…and with it more activity in the New York City real estate market. Many are asking about progress in the market, especially with co-ops and condos, and the prognosis for 2015. What new projects are under way? What are buy…

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2015 January The 2015 Expo is Coming in April

Whether you’ve just taken a seat on your co-op or condominium board, or are an old hand at association leadership, the position can be a challenge. There are vendors to hire, budgets to balance, and complaints to field. How do you find the…

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Management
2015 January Pets or Pests?

Whether they consider themselves dog people, cat people or exotic bird people, many New York City residents own companion animals. New Yorkers may love their furry or fine-feathered friends but not all association boards and managers are q…

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Real Estate Trends
2015 January New York – The Year Ahead

A new year begins…and with it more activity in the New York City real estate market. Many are asking about progress in the market, especially with co-ops and condos, and the prognosis for 2015. What new projects are under way? What are buy…

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Q&A
2015 January Q&A: Hidden Rental Surcharge

Q I own a co-op apartment that I rent. I am in compliance with the proprietary lease regarding renting the apartment. When I rented the apartment, I was told by the board that there is a 75% maintenance surcharge on rentals. I never quest…

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