Energy Equipment Costs
Addressing Board Concerns
Money saving and energy conservation go together like hand and glove -- but how they fit isn't always the easiest to und…
Engaging a Fitness Center Company
What Boards Should Know
In-house gyms and fitness centers are some of the most popular amenities a co-op, condo, or HOA can offer residents and …
Refinancing Your Underlying Permanent Mortgage Like a Banker
Borrowers Should Think About All Options When Refinancing UPMs.
An underlying permanent mortgage (UPM) is a commercial loan, not a residential loan like your co-op mortgage. As such, i…
Keeping a Lid on Legal Costs
What Can Boards Do?
As much as a prudent, conscientious board may try to keep a lid on expenditures, sometimes shelling out is unavoidable. …
How Do Managers Manage?
Property managers wear many hats and have job descriptions covering everything from bidding out capital projects to medi…
What to Do if You Suspect Foul Play
Most co-op, condo, and HOA boards are made up of honest people who truly want to act in the best interest of their commu…
Roof, Boiler, and a Few Points in Between
Climate change notwithstanding, the onset of winter in our area generally means more wear-and-tear on buildings than any…
Facade Repair and Restoration
How to Know When It’s Time
When you close your eyes and picture any building, you are quite likely imagining its facade – the outer shell which pro…
What Are the Most Effective Steps Boards Can Take to Fight Pests?
Hint: Keep it Clean!
Pests - whether they be of the rodent or insect variety - are gross. They're also potential disease vectors, particularl…
A Tale of Two Co-ops
HDFCs in the Post-Gentrification Age
SEIU-32BJ Gives Amazon HQ an OK
Nation's Biggest Property Service Workers Union Approve of LIC Location
The Cooperator Expo New York Returns to Javits Thursday October 11th
Second Annual Fall Trade Show Will Draw Thousands
Built-In Apartment Features
A Matter of Personal Taste and Style