Category: Board Operations

Board Operations
Manager Autonomy

Boards -- whether co-op, condo, or HOA -- hire managers to handle the administrative, operational, and social sides of what can often be a tricky field. How much leeway a manager has to get the job done depends on several different variable…

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Board Operations
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 Operations
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 Operations
2019 April Access to Documents

Living in a co-op, condo or community association can simplify a lot: maintenance issues that keep single-family homeowners up at night aren’t a concern for condo dwellers, and there may even be a door person or concierge to sign for packag…

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Board Operations
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 Operations
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 Operations
2019 February Managing Board Conflict

In a community association, it falls on the board to put out any fires that ignite among the property’s residents. But what happens when that blaze springs up between the board members themselves?  Those who volunteer to serve on their com…

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Board Operations
2019 February Self-Management Strategies

One of the most important factors in the decision to purchase a condominium or co-op is lifestyle. Many who live in residential communities, particularly those in single-family HOAs, choose community living over a single-family home for the…

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Board Operations
2019 February Board Demographics

Volunteerism is arguably the bedrock of co-op and condominium communities. One buys into one or the other with the expectation of participating in the governance and operation of the property. Volunteering for board or committee service, th…

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