Category: Building Operations

Management
2017 January Service-Based Amenities

In major US cities these days, the decision to live in one co-op or condo building versus another often hinges upon the style of living afforded in a particular property. Whether it is defined partly by a full-scale gym and spa, a children’…

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Management
2017 January Outsourcing Services

In the perennial struggle to control costs while still adequately maintaining a building or HOA’s physical plant, grounds, and other day-to-day business, some boards and managers are opting to hire superintendents, custodians, and other sta…

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Management
2017 January Professional Enrichment for Managers

Whether dealing with technology, administration or communication, on any given day property managers and managing agents are required to be jacks of all trades. And while some managers might actually have a practical background in plumbing …

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Energy Conservation
Comparing Energy Use

For boards looking to pare down their energy usage (and costs), it's helpful to compare their community's energy-use profile to that of comparable buildings or associations. Find out where your board can go to get useful comparison informat…

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Security
New Security Tech

Want to know what's new and exciting in the field of security video capability for multifamily communities? Check out the latest in this quick clip from The Cooperator's annual Co-op, Condo and HOA Expo. 

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Finance
2016 December Reversing the Trend

There has been a recent push by federal, state and local legislators to get reverse mortgages or Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) approved for residential cooperatives. The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) h…

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