Category: Board Member 101

Board Member 101
Your Community's Bylaws

While the average co-op shareholder or condo unit owner doesn't need to have an exhaustive knowledge of their building's governing documents, part of being an active, engaged member of a multifamily community is having at least some familia…

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Board Member 101
Residents and Mental Health

When a resident is, or appears to be struggling with mental health issues, knowing what to do or how to help can be a tough call. In this clip, two industry pros talk about boards' obligations - and limitations - when it comes to navigating…

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Board Member 101
Board Malfeasance

Most co-op, condo, and HOA boards are made up of honest people who truly want to act in the best interest of their community -- but sometimes bad actors do wind up on boards, and sometimes even whole boards can be corrupt. In this short cli…

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Board Member 101
Real-World Security Concerns

Everyone wants to feel safe and secure in their homes -- but it's easy to get carried away and waste resources on over-the-top security measures that may not actually be warranted. In this segment, multifamily security pros discuss how they…

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Board Member 101
Common Legal Mistakes

Most co-op, condo, and HOA board members are not legal professionals - they're volunteers who participate in the governance of their community out of a sense of duty and the desire to have a say in maintaining the value of their and their n…

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Board Member 101
Boards' Biggest Insurance Blunders

Compared to rowdy annual meetings or catastrophic plumbing leaks, insurance may not seem like the most exciting aspect of serving on one's co-op or condo board. But neglect it at your peril! Mishandling claims - whether deliberately or acci…

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