2018 January
Focus on... Management

Management
2018 January Concierge Services

Everyone can use a little help now and again. The residents of condominiums, co-ops or homeowners’ associations are no exception. There are tons of tasks that just cannot be left up to the board or residents, who are busy people themselves,…

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Management
2018 January Accessing Units

Owning a unit in a multifamily co-op or condo carries a great many benefits in the form of shared responsibilities, but it also requires compromises along the lines of control: what your board, management, and building staff can or cannot d…

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Management
2018 January Board/Management Relations

A condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association thrives or falters based on how all of the various stakeholders involved can come together in effort to achieve a common goal: the maintenance of a successful and stable residential comm…

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Management
2018 January The Limits of Board Powers

It is not easy being a board member. There are meetings to attend, documents to review, decisions to make and neighbors to mollify. There are also a number of rules and regulations that must be followed in order to ensure that the individua…

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Real Estate Trends
2018 January Down the Jersey Way

Do even a cursory web search, and you can easily find examples of how New York City—particularly Manhattan and much of Brooklyn—is becoming increasingly expensive and its neighborhoods gentrified—but the city’s status as a global business h…

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Management
2018 January Property Management Software and Apps

As anyone with a smartphone, tablet or laptop knows, technology makes life easier in countless ways. The management of co-op and condo properties is no different, with new digital tools emerging all the time to streamline, facilitate and im…

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Q&A
2018 January Q&A: Recording Meetings

Q. Can a board restrict access to voice recordings of an executive closed session board meeting?                      —Concerned About Ethics A. “The question posed as to whether or not a voice recording of an executive session of the…

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