Managing a co-op or condo association can be a challenge. If you’re new to the board of directors or are an old hand at association leadership, you need to know what it takes to keep your community running smoothly. In any type of economic climate, 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 calendar for The Cooperator Expo New York on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, which has for nearly three decades provided answers and proven solutions for board members, property managers, real estate professionals, shareholders and unit owners. The largest real estate showcase of its kind, the Expo will once again make its appearance at the New York Hilton Midtown—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 Winning Formula
So, round up your colleagues, and get ready to spend a day at the Expo. You could win great prizes including a special Expo giveaway. You’ll also gather useful 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.
Last year’s grand prize winner of the $3,500 reserve fund giveaway is Bernice Schoket, president of the board of directors at Three Lincoln Center Condominium on the Upper West Side at West 66th and Amsterdam Avenue. A full service, white glove building in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, the 347-unit condo building has a professional round-the-clock staff and concierge, reception/party room, health club, doorman, pool and garage on the premises.
Board president for the last five years, and the longest serving person on the board, Schoket said she has attended the Expo for the past five years and finds it very worthwhile and educational. “There’s a lot going on and it’s a good way to learn and keep abreast of new products and new services needed by your buildings. I highly recommend that people attend.”