Category: Building Operations

Management
1995 Oct Considering Self-Management?

A co-op or condo that embarks upon the road to self-management is committed to undertaking the supervision and administration of the building without the assistance of an outside full-service property management firm. There are, however, va…

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Design
1995 Sep First Impressions Are Lasting

Just as the entrance hall of an apartment welcomes and sets the tone for the rooms beyond, a lobby creates an instant impression for anyone who enters, including guests and potential buyers. A lobby is a building's best foot forward and mus…

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Management
1995 Sep Start Greening Your Building

While there has been a lot of talk in the industry recently about energy conservation, it would seem that most board members and residents are not sure where to begin or how they should proceed. The Cooperator has uncovered several new pr…

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Design
1995 Jul/Aug Going Up in Style

Appearances are important. How your building looksfrom the inside outhas a direct impact on both the value of each apartment and the morale of every resident. From the facade to the awning to the flowers on the lobby table, a good first…

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Insurance
1995 Jul/Aug Risk Purchasing Groups

In August 1986, a Time magazine cover proclaimed America, Your Insurance Has Been Canceled!! The insurance industry was in the midst of what was called a hard market. Policies were being canceled or non-renewed and premiums were escal…

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Insurance
1995 Jul/Aug A Vigorous Fraud Prevention Program

Jonny J. Frank is managing director of Decision Strategies International, an investigative consulting firm that specializes in consulting with corporations on internal fraud prevention and investigation. His firm recently added the metropol…

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Finance
1995 Jul/Aug Financial Checks and Balances

Is a co-op or condo owner, protecting your building's financial stability is of paramount importance in maintaining the value of your investment and your quality of life. As stories of mismanagement and fraud continue to come to light, bo…

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Management
1995 Jul/Aug How Safe is Your Water?

It comes roaring down from the Catskill Mountains, from the pristine hills of Delaware County and from the open spaces of Westchester. As it barrels its way through enormous tunnels over 100 miles long, into a maze of pipelines a century …

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Management
1995 Jun The Roof Over Your Head

One of life's most basic necessities is to have a roof over one's head. In an apartment building,while the roof may be a dozen stories above your home, it is still one of the most fundamental parts of the building. If the roof is not proper…

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Design
1995 May Miracle on 49th Street

Construction began in mid August, in the midst of the sweltering heat of New York City. A miracle was taking place at the United Nations Plaza; a miracle that was completed in 12 short weeks. Walls were being knocked down, electrical wire…

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