Category: Building Operations

Management
Management Priorities

Property management, whether it's for a co-op, condo, or rental community, is a complex, multi-layered job; those who do it for a living must not only be pros at all the different aspects of running a stable, solvent multifamily community, …

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Building Operations
Hiring a New Building Super

Co-op and condo buildings are complex social communities.  At the heart of many of these communities is the superintendent.  The super is the command center of the physical plant. He or she keeps it running like a well-oiled machine, and k…

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Management
Switching Management Companies

Changing management companies can be a very good thing - but it can be needlessly complicated if the incoming firm doesn't have all the information, documents, and records it needs in order to hit the ground running. Making sure the outgoin…

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Landscaping
Tree Care Tips

Landscaping is a huge part of any building or HOA's curb appeal, and strong, healthy trees are the anchor of any solid landscaping theme. Here, a tree care pro gives some tips on how to care for your community's trees and keep them leafy an…

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Maintenance
Balcony Enclosures: An Update

Perhaps the most prized amenity in a New York City home is private outdoor space.  Brownstones may offer a garden, a roof deck, or a small terrace. Pre-war buildings have coveted wrap-around penthouses, and post-war high-rise buildings oft…

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Design
2018 May Residential Architecture Trends

Through the ages, architecture and design have been symbols of evolution and change within societies. From the grandeur of the ancient world, to the Baroque and Romanesque masterpieces of the late Renaissance, and to the towering fancies of…

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Design
2018 May The Value of Redecorating

There are plenty of reasons why a condominium, co-op or homeowners’ association might see fit to spruce up its common areas. Dated décor, seasonal inspiration, excess cash on-hand, or just sheer boredom with the current look all come to min…

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Design
2018 May Managing Interior Projects

Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, things go wrong. When it comes to a design project in a multifamily building, be it a lobby renovation, a roof deck build-out, or repainting the common hallways, the ‘wrong’ part can involve anyt…

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