Category: Association Operations

Maintenance
2021 March Exterior Maintenance & Inspections

Exterior maintenance and repair are some of the most extensive—and expensive—work that a condo, HOA, or co-op will undertake; they’re also unavoidable. So when planning such projects, two important factors should be considered: The first is…

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Management
2021 March COVID-19 and Opening Amenities

Last spring, amidst the panic and confusion of the burgeoning pandemic, condominium, co-op, and HOA communities were faced with the difficult task of deciding what to do about their shared gyms, pools, clubhouses. Almost universally, these …

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Management
2021 March Management in Crisis:

The day-to-day life of a property manager—while not quite as predictable as that of, say, an accountant—does revolve around certain cyclical tasks, like building inspections, staff meetings, and keeping boards informed of what is going on w…

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Energy Conservation
Juice Up

One of the revelations during the early months of the pandemic were photos from all over the globe of clear skies over cities that were normally hazed in by pollution. What a difference a few million less cars made. In October 2020, Governo…

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Design
What's Out Front on Lobby Design

With 2020 finally behind us, co-op shareholders and condominium owners are looking forward - and their boards are seeking to make improvements and changes that reflect both the crises of the past year and issues put on hold as the pandemic …

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Maintenance
Cleaning Through COVID

Even though the world has been contending with COVID-19 and its consequences for the better part of a year (and counting), the routines and practices we’ve adopted to prevent its spread and minimize personal risk of infection are still evol…

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Management
2020 Winter Managing Conflict

One of the unique aspects of life in a co-op or condo is that a building or HOA is in many ways a microcosm of the larger world outside. It can suffer from the same factionalism and partisan bickering as any political entity, only on a much…

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Security
2020 Winter Examining Safety in Multifamily Properties

A lot can be said about 2020, but this was certainly a year that forced people around the world to reexamine our processes and protocols around health, safety, and security—not just personally, but collectively, especially in our homes and …

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