Category: Building Operations

Maintenance
1996 Sep Window Installations

Changing the windows in your co-op or condo building can be a traumatic experience. Not only is the overall building affected, but the interiors of the individual apartments are affected as well. Even if the job goes smoothly, there ar…

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Maintenance
1996 Sep Submetering Saves Money

You live alone. You work long hours. When you aren't home, you turn off all the lights and the air conditioning. You do everything you can to conserve energy. Your neighbors, on the other hand, have five kids and are home all the …

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Design
1996 Jul/Aug The Empty Nesters

An elderly retired couple, married for 40 years, recently sold their ten-room suburban home for a simpler three-room Manhattan condominium. They lead an active social life, often entertain their three children and five grandchildren for…

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Finance
1996 Jul/Aug Keeping Track of the Bottom Line

It's a typical scenario. The board and managing agent assemble for the regular monthly meeting. Things get lively and everyone participates. The group discusses staff issues, makes decisions about the tile color in the laundry room and dire…

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Management
1996 Jun Holders of Unsold Shares

This truth may not be self-evident, but in a co-op all shareholders are not created equal. Virtually every Offering Plan provides for a special class of shareholderscalled Holders of Unsold Shareswho are routinely granted privileges not e…

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Management
1996 Jun Leadership in Management Awards

roperty management is a challenging field that appeals to quick- thinking, high energy individuals. Besides excellent number crunching skills, a good property manager must also demonstrate a keen knowledge of crisis intervention, not to m…

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Design
1996 May The Home Office

Who wouldn't love the opportunity to stay at home instead of schlepping into work every morning? Today, more and more people are given the opportunity to avoid the trek into the office and work at home. With babyboomers wanting to stay ho…

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Design
1996 May Closet Miracles

When you open your closet doors, are your clothes hung so haphazardously that you can't find your bright blue shirt? Does the pile of sweaters on the top shelf topple over when you pull one out? Are your shoes so scrambled on the floor th…

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Design
1996 May A Spectacular New Kitchen

You don't have to be a gourmet cook to appreciate the value of a well-designed kitchen. Even if you and your loved ones subsist on take-out food and microwave dinners, the kitchen is still one of the most heavily used rooms in your co-op …

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Finance
1996 Apr Underlying Mortgages

The financing of your co-op's underlying mortgage is one of the most significant factors in the fiscal integrity of your building. The size of the mortgage and corresponding monthly payments have a significant impact on the value of each …

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