Category: Association Operations

Security Notice Keep Door Closed Sign. Open door. Vector stock illustration
2024 May Intruder Alert!

‘John’ (not his real name, in consideration of his and his neighbors’ privacy) has lived in co-op buildings for over 40 years, and in his particular co-op - a well-tended, 100% sold, mid-size building in Manhattan - for over two decades. Th…

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Maintenance Pressure Washing Garden Path Closeup Photo. Cleaning Backyard Garden Cobble Pathway.
2024 May Spring Awakening

As the days get longer, warmer, and more full of outdoor activity, multifamily boards and property managers must consider a whole new list of maintenance and preparation tasks to ready their buildings for the approaching summer. It’s finall…

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Design Person's hand holding key unlock-lock mailbox by house number, selective focus. Receiver gets mail and small parcel from the row of outdoor metal storage, depth of field. Man close residential letterbox.
2024 May Mailbox & Package Room Design

Among the more mundane—yet vitally important—amenities in nearly every multifamily community is its mailbox and package delivery system. With the massive increase in deliveries in the Amazon Era, and especially post-pandemic, the design and…

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Maintenance Colorful private flower garden with lots of blooming and blossoming flowers and bushes
2024 May Does Curb Appeal Really Matter?

First impressions may not always tell the full story of a building (or a person, or a book, for that matter), but in the case of a multifamily building or HOA, the very first experience of a property—its exterior, entry spaces, even how sta…

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Management Urban vs. Suburban Property Management
2024 May Urban vs. Suburban Property Management

CooperatorNews New Jersey has been reporting on matters related to multifamily living, governance, and operations for the better part of four decades, expanding from the New York City metro area to various east coast, midwest, and western m…

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Maintenance Stages growth of tree from seed. Watering the plants. Collection of trees from small to large. Green tree with leaf growth diagram. Business cycle development.
2024 May Tree Care & Maintenance

“The trees along this city street, Save for the traffic and the trains, Would make a sound as thin and sweet As trees in country lanes.”                           —Edna St. Vincent Millay Trees provide us with many benefits, from the o…

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Maintenance building facade renovation, house reconstruction, repair
2024 May Façade Maintenance Laws

Did you know that March 23 is World Elevator Day? Now you do. (You’re welcome.) On that date way back in 1857, the first passenger elevator was installed in the E.V. Haughwout Building—an upscale, five-story department store in Manhattan’s …

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Maintenance Roof Replacement 101
2024 May Roof Replacement 101

Nothing lasts forever, not even your roof. While roofs have a relatively long life compared to other building systems and components, at some point they will need either partial or full replacement. Here are the facts and factors you and yo…

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Design Portrait Of Mature Postman Putting Letters In Mailbox
2024 Spring Mailboxes & Package Rooms

Among the more mundane - yet vitally important - amenities in nearly every multifamily community is its mailbox and package delivery system. With the massive increase in deliveries in the Amazon Era, and especially post-pandemic, the design…

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