Category: Management

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2010 Jan Fraud Detection for Co-ops and Condos

Criminals like Bernard Madoff and other so-called “white collar” lawbreakers have made headlines recently with their financial double-dealings, but unfortunately, fiscal mismanagement and fraud also happen in co-op and condo communities…

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Management From Boom to Bust
2010 Jan From Boom to Bust

A short distance away from this writer’s “regular,” non-Cooperator job in Downtown Brooklyn is a large, empty edifice, a former industrial building. A year or so ago, the conversion of this building to condos was a big deal—a sales offi…

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Management Managing Distressed Properties
2010 Jan Managing Distressed Properties

Almost any veteran property manager can tell tales of buildings that have fallen on rough times thanks to the economic meltdown of the last few years. Some have been beset by multiple unit foreclosures, others are dealing with defaultin…

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Management To Be Managed - or Self-Managed?
2010 Jan To Be Managed - or Self-Managed?

While the majority of co-op and condo communities in New York hire professional management firms to handle their day-to-day operations, many others choose to go the self-managed route, which can include hiring on-site staff or having r…

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Management Service with a Smile
2010 Jan Service with a Smile

At one point or another, we’ve all felt like this: I gotta go to the dry cleaners, get the computer fixed, pick up groceries after the ballet recital, wait, a client meeting just popped up, oh, and I have to make reservations …

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Management Make My Day
2010 Jan Make My Day

Managing a portfolio of co-ops and condos can be an adventure, no matter how small the buildings or how civil and well-mannered the shareholders and owners. Problems inevitably arise, and when they do, the managing agent can often wind …

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Management The Cooperator's Co-op & Condo Expo
2010 Jan The Cooperator's Co-op & Condo Expo

 The Cooperator magazine and Yale Robbins, Inc. are pleased to invite all  property managers, board members, shareholders and unit owners to the 23rd  annual Co-op & Condo Expo, a one-day trade show event on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 from 9 …

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Management The Least Popular Decision
2009 Jan The Least Popular Decision

The boards of some co-op and condo buildings pride themselves on not raising their monthly maintenance fees for years at a time. At first glance, this might seem like a good thing—after all, low fees are appreciated by residents and can…

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Management When a Project Goes Wrong
2008 May When a Project Goes Wrong

Living in a community sometimes requires a bit of flexibility, and that’s especially true when a large construction project is happening. Usually, whether it’s a facade restoration, lobby redesign, or a heating/ventilation upgrade, most …

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