Category: Building Operations

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Workers Strike at Ultra-Luxe Tribeca Condo

On October 18, workers at 108 Leonard Street, a 166-unit luxury condo in the Tribeca section of Manhattan, went on strike to protest a number of alleged unfair labor practices at the condominium developed by Elad Group. According to an anno…

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Local Law 97 Rules Unveiled

The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) recently published proposed rules for implementing Local Law 97 (LL97), landmark legislation initially passed in 2019 aimed at limiting the city’s carbon emissions. These limits are the center…

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Management The Self-Management Option
2022 October The Self-Management Option

While many condominium associations and co-op corporations hire professional property managers or management firms to handle the routine (and not-so-routine) tasks involved in running a multifamily building or HOA, a significant number take…

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2022 October Identifying & Dealing With Plumbing Issues

Indoor plumbing is a minor miracle: clean water on demand, at the temperature one chooses, right out of the tap. What would have been the height of luxury just a couple of generations ago is now considered a bare necessity. Miraculous as it…

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Management The Board-Management Relationship
2022 October The Board-Management Relationship

Achieving balance between board and management is vital in maintaining a healthy collective. For the resident of a condominium or cooperative, knowing which of the two pillars of the homeowning community to address for maintenance issues or…

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2022 October Safeguarding Your Reserves

In our current environment of steeply rising costs, it’s more important than ever to safeguard your reserves to ensure that your association has sufficient funds available for immediate and future capital projects. Unfortunately, many assoc…

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Insurance Financial, Physical, & Operational Health
2022 October Financial, Physical, & Operational Health

In early 2020, our firm was hired to prepare a reserve study for an unremarkable 136-unit, 12-story condominium in south Florida. It was the kind of association you could drive right by without noticing, not much different from all the othe…

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Carbon Studies

With the focus on climate change and how to fight it constantly sharpening, residential communities are seeking ways to reduce their contribution to the problem, commonly known as their carbon footprint. Carbon reduction is necessary both t…

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