Securing Your Building
What Can Boards and Residents Do?
Security in multifamily buildings isn't a one-sided job; both boards and residents must cooperate to make sure property …
How Managers Make Peace
Living in a multifamily dwelling requires tolerance for other people, particularly when those people are noisy, smelly, …
Paying off Underlying Mortgages
The Pros & Cons
In the hybrid part-owner/part-tenant world of co-op living, there exists an interesting and unique financial instrument:…
Capital Gains and Capital Improvements
When Does a Repair Become a Renovation?
The benchmark for calculating capital gains on your unit is determining your cost basis in the unit. The cost basis for …
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