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 right professional for each job that needs to be done? How do you keep the property looking sharp? Where do you turn for answers without breaking the bank on legal fees?
Mark your calendars for The Cooperator’s Co-op & Condo Expo on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, which represents its 28th year of providing answers to board members, property managers, real estate professionals, shareholders and unit owners. The largest real estate showcase of its kind, the Expo will again make its appearance at the Hilton New York in Manhattan—with nearly 300 exhibitors providing everything from asbestos abatement to window replacement. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A Win-Win Situation
One of the most lucrative reasons to attend this year’s Expo is a chance for board members to win $3,500 for their board or association’s reserve fund, courtesy of Yale Robbins Publications, LLC, the parent company of The Cooperator. So, round up your colleagues, and get ready to spend a day at the Expo. You will gather information and resources at the seminars, and get invaluable, free advice from a variety of legal, management, financial, insurance and maintenance experts—all of whom have volunteered their time to address your concerns.
The 2014 reserve fund winner was Mary Fischer, president of the board of directors at Georgetown Mews, a residential co-op encompassing 60 acres in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. The complex features 930 garden-style apartments.
“At Georgetown Mews, we had been looking to invest in solar paneling, but eventually ran into some snags on that,” said Fischer. “Still, the money—placed in the reserve fund—will be beneficial because the community here is over 60 years old, so there are lots of ideas in regard to what projects to invest in with that extra cash...and plenty of projects to pick from!”