Tag: Community building

Board Operations Co-op/Condo Communities and Social Media
2019 October Co-op/Condo Communities and Social Media

From getting the news, to finding that ultimate BBQ recipe, or just keeping up with friends and relatives both near and far, social media has become entwined in the fabric of our lives. In fact, Facebook, Instagram, and the rest are so ubiq…

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Landscaping Planning and Maintaining a Community Garden
2019 April Planning and Maintaining a Community Garden

Whether a community is surrounded by suburbs or big-city high-rises, a little greenery can go a long way in adding visual appeal – and value. In fact, given the lack of space and the challenge of keeping plants healthy and thriving, urban g…

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Real Estate Trends Social and Recreational Programs
2018 October Social and Recreational Programs

Condo, co-op and HOA communities come in all sizes, shapes, and locations. They can range from literally thousands of units spread across multiple high-rise buildings, or scores of single-family townhomes in sprawling HOAs. They can be desi…

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Real Estate Trends Wellness Communities
2018 September Wellness Communities

At the beginning of the last century, Americans lived primarily in small towns. They knew all their neighbors and wouldn’t think twice about having their children play outside unaccompanied. With the end of World War II, however, American t…

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Real Estate Trends Rooftop Social Spaces
2017 May Rooftop Social Spaces

Jack and his wife Rachel live in Chicago, happy in a two-bedroom, two-bath condo with a parking spot. Assessments are criminally low, the building is dog friendly and it is literally a half block from a Chicago train stop. While they have a…

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Board Operations Social Media and Your Community
2017 February Social Media and Your Community

Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat, oh my! Today, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t use some form of social media to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues. Whether they are posting updates on their daily life, sha…

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Board Operations Building a Stronger Community
2017 February Building a Stronger Community

Are condominiums, co-ops and HOAs cohesive communities? Is community part and parcel of what the purchaser is seeking when they buy into a co-op, condo or HOA? The concept of ‘community cohesiveness’ could be defined as a community in which…

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Board Operations The Changing of the Guard
The Changing of the Guard

One important attribute of any condominium or cooperative board is that it manifests the best interests of its owner or shareholder base. This requires a certain attentiveness, as the wants and needs of residents are likely to change over t…

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