Building a Harmonious Partnership
A condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association thrives or falters based on how all of the various stakeholders in…
Who Holds the Purse Strings?
Co-op, condo and HOA living represents a unique social arrangement; it’s a paid-for membership club and a home at the sa…
Appropriate Use of Common Funds
Handling Other People’s Money
Here’s a scenario: It’s mid-December. The board has assembled for their last meeting of the year. The managing agent …
Who You Gonna Call?
Response to Calls is an Essential Part of the Manager’s Job
Olivia Pope, the main character on ABC’s Scandal, is a professional fixer. If you have a problem—any problem—she can fi…
Keeping Track of Paperwork
Properly Managing Association Records
While keeping the records of the association is not the most fascinating part of serving on a board of trustees, it is …
Laundry Room Maintenance
It’s a Wash
Can you imagine living in a condo or co-op that doesn’t have a laundry room? These days, having on-site laundry faciliti…
How’s Your Facade?
Constructed as they are out of materials like brick, concrete, or even stone, the exterior walls of an apartment buildin…
Plumbing the Depths
Pipes, Drains, and Your Building’s Water Supply
Though mostly unseen, a building’s plumbing and piping network is one of its most important systems—as anyone who has e…
Some Important Cases to Know
The Challenge of Small Spaces
Tips From Design Experts on Maximizing Your Space