2017 December
Focus on... Safety & Security

Security Non-Owner Residents
2017 December Non-Owner Residents

Aside from yourself, who exactly may live in your condo or co-op unit? While you as the owner might believe you have the sole authority to make that decision, most (if not all) condominium and co-op properties today have policies spelled ou…

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Security Handling and Storing Hazardous Materials
2017 December Handling and Storing Hazardous Materials

It takes a lot of different tools and materials to keep multifamily buildings looking, smelling and functioning at their best. That means that maintenance crews, contractors, snow removal teams, and other staff members must rely upon someti…

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Real Estate Trends The Cooperator Fall Expo Hits a Home Run
2017 December The Cooperator Fall Expo Hits a Home Run

On November 2, 2017, thousands of board members, managers, building owners and co-op, condo and HOA residents flocked to the Jacob K. Javits Center for the inaugural Fall edition of The Cooperator Expo New York. The Cooperator’s Spring show…

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Security Safety Inspections
2017 December Safety Inspections

Whether living in a crowded high-rise or a sprawling suburban community, when it comes to condos, co-ops and homeowners’ associations, safety is paramount. From management to the board to fellow residents, it falls to everyone to show conce…

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Real Estate Trends Multifamily Holiday Celebrations
2017 December Multifamily Holiday Celebrations

It’s that time of the year again – the Halloween candy is long gone; the Thanksgiving leftovers are a distant memory; and Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s are all approaching, complete with sparkly lights and ornaments, as well …

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Q&A Q&A: Quorum and Board Elections
2017 December Q&A: Quorum and Board Elections

Q. Can an election for the purpose of electing board members be held if there is not a quorum? —Need a Primer on Election Procedures A. “In order to conduct any business at a shareholder’s meeting, there must be a quorum,” says attorn…

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Q&A Q&A: Being on Two Boards
2017 December Q&A: Being on Two Boards

Q. Is it illegal for members on the HOA board to also hold a position on the board of directors of the property management company that the HOA hires and oversees?                             —Puzzled Shareholder A. “Condominium and c…

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