Category: Management

Management
2016 July Managing Employees

These days, pretty much everyone has a smart phone, which means they have a computer in their hands all day, every day. That makes it difficult to take true vacation days, to 'unplug' on the weekend, and to “leave work at work.” Our work li…

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Management
Navigating the Lap of Luxury

A hotel is often viewed as simply a weigh station; a temporary rest stop for the active wanderer. Thus there has always been something fascinating about those who take up permanent residence therein, whether they be Tennessee Williams, Bob …

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Management
Cracking Down on Unwanted Smoking

For those who live in multifamily residential buildings, the scenario is all too familiar: a neighbor lights up a cigarette inside their unit, and the smoke travels through the hallway and finds its way into neighboring residents’ homes. So…

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Management
Be Prepared

A panel of emergency preparedness experts from emergency management to officials with the NYPD and SEIU Local 32BJ told a roomful of board members and managers the urgency of preparing residents and building staff for events ranging from te…

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Management
2016 April Proper Record-Keeping

Like any company, a multifamily residential community generates a lot of paperwork in the course of doing business, from employment records to tenant records and more. It can be an enormous amount of stuff to manage, and knowing what to kee…

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Management
2016 April Running the Show at Board Meetings

When it comes to the subject of meetings—specifically monthly board meetings or annual unit owner meetings in condos, co-ops, and HOAs—there seem to be no neutral opinions. A few folks actually like these exchanges, but most dread them.  S…

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Management
2016 April High-Tech Apps for Boards and Managers

Most of us wouldn't know what to do with ourselves if we didn't have a smartphone or tablet to help us communicate, navigate, and otherwise organize our lives. Property managers throughout the country—whether they handle urban high-rises, s…

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Management
2016 April Fraudulent Service Animals

There are few people as passionate as pet owners, and for evidence look no further than condo and co-op communities. The many health and aesthetic concerns that go with pets compel many boards to favor a ban on pets altogether. However, if …

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Management
2016 April Preparing for the Summertime Exodus

If it's like a ghost town in your building and summer hasn’t hit yet—where is everybody?  Maybe they’re on a winter hiatus and are inhabiting their second home in Florida—and that possibly means a season-long absence from their co-op or co…

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