Category: Building Operations

Management
Common Board Blunders

Professionals who work with co-op, condo, and HOA boards see a lot - and over the course of their careers, accumulate wisdom that client communities both current and future can benefit from. In this clip, a quartet of management pros discus…

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Maintenance
Elevator Projects

Major elevator projects - whether for repairs or full replacement - are some of the more disruptive capital improvements a multifamily building can undertake. In this clip, two elevator pros discuss some of the biggest challenges that come …

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Finance
New FHA Rule Revises Condo Approval Process

First-time condo buyers will be getting a break from the government regarding mortgages. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the Federal Housing Administration has revised its current guidelines to make it convenient for those…

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Maintenance
Multifamily Laundry Tech & Management

Toting your dirty clothes down to the laundry room is a regular ritual for many in NYC - and the experience has come a long way since the days of dank, dimly-lit, basement spaces with cobwebs in the corners and nowhere to sit (not that you'…

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Insurance
2019 August Warranties and Service Agreements

As in life, there are no guarantees when it comes to building systems, parts, and components. But unlike life, there are warranties and service agreements to ease the pain when something breaks down, gets damaged, or proves to be defective.…

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Insurance
2019 August Combatting Kickbacks

Running a community association can be – and often is – stressful enough without the added issue of people in a position of power in the community using that position for personal gain in the form of kickbacks. Whether the offender is a sup…

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Insurance
2019 August Directors and Officers Insurance

At the heart of volunteerism is the notion of doing something for the common good. For many, choosing to live in a co-op or condo community is also choosing volunteerism – specifically, volunteering for board service. But within that sense …

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Maintenance
Pest Control Products and Methods

Wildlife is great, but nobody wants it in their home - especially not in the form of pests like insects or rodents. Figuring out which pest-control products and methods are best for a multifamily building or HOA is the job of professional e…

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Management
Removing Medical Waste

Many co-op and condominium buildings consider themselves fortunate to have income-producing commercial tenants on their ground floor. More often than not, these tenants are medical professionals: doctors, dentists, small outpatient treatmen…

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Management
Managing Multifamily Buildings

Whether you manage a tight-knit building with just a few units, or a sprawling development with hundreds, property management comes with unique challenges. In this clip, two industry veterans let us in on the biggest ones they face in servi…

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