Category: Board Operations

Board Operations NJ Confidential
2011 October NJ Confidential

This in an anxious time in which to sit on the board of directors. With defaults and foreclosures accounting for some 20 percent or more of the units at some condominiums, frustration among board and association members is off the char…

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Board Operations Evaluating Management Performance
2011 October Evaluating Management Performance

The relationship between boards and management is by its nature complex. The two sides rely upon one another to ensure the smooth oversight of their co-op and condo communities. Both are dedicated to doing everything possible to create …

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Board Operations Good Board, Bad Board
2011 July Good Board, Bad Board

 It doesn’t matter if you are managing a towering high-rise or a sprawling suburban  association, co-op and condo boards usually have their fair share of problems  to be solved and emergencies to be defused. Talk to enough people who have …

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Board Operations Getting Out the Vote
2011 February Getting Out the Vote

While the election format in a condominium community is pretty much the same as for any other club or organization, property managers and board members are looking to make the process easier and increase unit owner participation. Unit …

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Board Operations Forget the Woods
2010 October Forget the Woods

New Jerseyans have the most of everything. The highest population density, the densest system of highways and railroads, the most major shopping malls in a 25-mile radius, the most TV reality shows, and even the highest concentration o…

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Board Operations Diverse By Design
2010 October Diverse By Design

 When Mohammed Hameeduddin was elected Mayor of Teaneck last July, he became the  first Muslim mayor in Bergen County history. He won that seat by edging out  Deputy Mayor Lizette Parker, who had hoped to make similar history by becoming  …

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Board Operations Emergency Plans
2010 October Emergency Plans

While calamities like fires, floods, and tornadoes can happen almost anywhere and impact anybody, thankfully most condo and HOA residents will never have to deal with such a major emergency. That doesn't mean that boards, managers, sta…

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Board Operations Tough Calls
2010 October Tough Calls

Board members find themselves acting as referees so often, some may feel like they're wearing black-and-white striped shirts. Maybe they're mired in the middle of a conflict between homeowners because one group of gardening enthusiasts…

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Board Operations "Everybody Out!"
2010 October "Everybody Out!"

That being said, there are times when information can and should be more tightly controlled, and when non-board shareholders actually don't have the legal right to certain information. Knowing when to include and when to exclud…

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