2018 February
Focus on... Board Relationships

Board Operations Ensuring Good Communication
2018 February Ensuring Good Communication

The key to any healthy relationship is good communication. That holds especially true for the sometimes-delicate dialogues that take place among residents, shareholders, board members, and managers in co-ops and condos of all sizes and conf…

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Board Operations Diversifying Your Board
2018 February Diversifying Your Board

A democracy fares best when it is proportionally representative of its constituents. For all intents and purposes, the board of a condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association is a democratically-elected entity, and as such, one could…

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Board Operations ‘Problem’ Board Members
2018 February ‘Problem’ Board Members

There’s an old adage that goes along the lines of, “You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your relatives.” That’s true of the people you serve with on your co-op or condo board. Board politics, like all politics, can get uncomfortab…

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Board Operations What Makes Great Boards Great
2018 February What Makes Great Boards Great

One of the most unforgettable events of 2012 was the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, which, according to the National Hurricane Center, resulted in approximately 147 deaths in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Canada, and at least $50 billion in pro…

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Q&A Q&A: Replacing Windows
2018 February Q&A: Replacing Windows

Q. We own two apartments in our condominium in New Jersey. We moved in 2005 and were told by the board that our windows needed to be replaced because the building had water issues. The board recommended the company to use. We complied, an…

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Q&A Q&A: Changing the Rules to Benefit a Board Member
2018 February Q&A: Changing the Rules to Benefit a Board Member

Q. Can a board member vote on a rule change that will directly benefits him/her? For example, the board member is an investor with more than 10 units and needs more parking spaces for tenants, therefore s/he has moved to vote to change th…

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