1995 Feb
Focus on... Manager-Board Relations

Board Operations
1995 Feb Judging Board Performance

Like most business corporations, co-ops rely on a board of directors to oversee operations and make decisions for the benefit of all shareholders. What makes a co-op's board unique is that itsmembers are responsible not only for the corpora…

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Board Operations
1995 Feb Running Effective Board Meetings

Board meetings provide the time and space for co-op and condo leaders to establish and direct building operations. These vitalmeetings can be productive decision-making sessions conducted in an atmosphere of mutual respect, or ego-driven ma…

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Board Operations
1995 Feb A Cooperative Effort

While everyone at 24 Fifth Avenue will miss the doorman, Caspar Orenga, nicknamed Mr. Wonderful, those who will be affected most by his retirement will be the older residents he cared for and attended to with patience and a smile for over 2…

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Management
1995 Feb Diversification

Co-op, condo and HOA (Home Owners Associa-tion) managing agents share common goals with the boards they serve: To improve both the quality of life and the bottom line of the properties they manage. To help achieve these goals, many manag…

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Buying & Selling
1995 Feb Get That Mortgage!

Despite today's relatively low interest rates, it's not always easy to get financing. Lenders are more cautious because of the problems they incurred in the '80s, and banks and other institutions are more stringent than ever about the qua…

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Design
1995 Feb Renovators Beware

Renovation. It is a process that is approached with both excitement and trepidation. The excitement has everything to do with the results that are anticipated, while the trepidation, for many, is based on the stories told by others. I be…

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Law & Legislation
1995 Feb Provide Disabled Access

In a September 1994 decision applicable to many cooperatives and condominiums in New York City, the Appellate Division, Second Department, has determined that a cooperative housing corporation's refusal to expend funds to install a wheelc…

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