Category: Association Operations

Management
2020 November Remote Building Governance

The annual meeting of owners or shareholders in multifamily housing associations and cooperatives is a legally mandated opportunity for a community to convene, learn, share, and exercise their essential duty—to vote. The lead-up to the elec…

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Energy Conservation
2020 November Multifamily Energy Savings Solutions

In Part 1 of “Multifamily Energy Savings Solutions,” we introduced some relatively simple products and processes that individual owners or shareholders can adopt to reduce energy consumption and emissions and to save on their energy costs. …

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Maintenance
2020 November Cleaning Through COVID

Even though the world has been contending with COVID-19 and its consequences for nine months and counting, the routines and practices we’ve adopted to prevent its spread and minimize personal risk of infection are still evolving. With new d…

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Association Operations
2020 October Condominium Board Authority

When making the choice to purchase a condo or a co-op apartment, many buyers choose a condominium so as to reduce the board’s involvement in the decisions they will make regarding their home. Condo boards’ authority over certain decisions a…

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Association Operations
2020 October Living By the Rules

It’s a common bit for comedians and TV sitcoms: making fun of the ‘condo police’—those neighbors who take it upon themselves to enforce the rules set up by your condominium association or co-op corporation to regulate community living. They…

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Finance
2020 September Tapping Reserves in a Time of Financial Crisis

It’s a question we’re asked all the time: “Can we use reserves to cover an operating fund shortfall?” Under normal circumstances, our standard response would be an emphatic “No!”—because reserves are for major repair and replacement project…

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Energy Conservation
2020 September A Change in the Air

While pockets of disagreement still linger in some quarters, climate change—and the science explaining it—is very real. And while fluctuations in seasonal weather are normal, the general trend toward a hotter planet is clear, evidenced by m…

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