Category: Management Relations

Management Relations
2014 January Cars, Cars Everywhere

On any given night, you will find hoards of people swarming the densely populated cities and townships in New Jersey in hopes of getting a good parking spot—or any parking spot for that matter. Between tourists and locals buzzing about the…

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Management Relations
2014 January Knowing When to Call Your Manager

Olivia Pope, the main character on ABC’s Scandal, is a professional fixer. If you have a problem—any problem—she can fix it. Over the past two seasons plus, she’s rigged elections, covered up murders, employed professional hit men, exposed…

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Management Relations
2014 January Secrets of Successful Managers

As jugglers of multiple and oftentimes complex tasks, property managers must be adept at mediating between board members and unit owners, as well as resolving all manner of maintenance and legal issues. To this end, property managers don’t…

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Management Relations
2014 January Managing Amenities

Whether a building is a luxury high rise with an in-house movie theater, rooftop pool, and climate-controlled wine cellar or a much more modest low-rise or townhome community with a simple community room or gazebo, managing common amenitie…

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Management Relations
2014 January Changing Managers or Firms?

Whether change is good or bad often depends on who you talk to; even a welcome change produces a certain level of stress and adjustment. Personal changes are challenging enough, but for co-op and condo residents, a board decision to change…

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Management Relations
2012 January Management Style

Every condo, co-op, and HOA community is different—each has its own distinctive character, attitude, and expectations. The same is obviously true for the individual people who manage these communities and help them run their day-to-day …

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Management Relations
2012 January Friend Us on Facebook

 With smartphones dominating the cellular market, people now have Internet access  anywhere and everywhere they go. While shopping and “googling” are leading reasons to use the Internet, the rise of social media has changed  the way in whi…

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Management Relations
2012 January Revenue vs. Reductions

 Budgeting is never easy, not for a family of four and certainly not for a co-op  or condo community of hundreds. That fact is made all the more difficult by the  lingering effects of the recession, which continues to wreak havoc with our …

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Management Relations
2009 Jan Next Generation Property Management

Remember Stanley Roper from the 1970’s sitcom Three’s Company? To some, he might still be their idea of a property manager—the upstairs landlord or the guy you’d call when your plumbing’s on the fritz. And indeed, when the plumbing in you…

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