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Category: Board Operations

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2022 September Conducting Better Meetings

Residents in condo and HOA communities are frequently quite busy. Boards generally consist of elected volunteers who nearly always have other jobs and lives outside their duties as trustees. So while a professional management company can ha…

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2022 August Who’s a Good Board?

The 347,000 planned communities in the United States—a number that includes cooperatives, condominiums, and homeowners associations—are generally governed by volunteer members of the building or community elected by their fellow unit owners…

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2022 July Managing Conflict

One of the unique aspects of life in an HOA, condo, or co-op is that in many ways, a building or association is a microcosm of the larger world outside it. It can suffer from the same factionalism and partisan bickering as any political ent…

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2021 October Transparency vs. Discretion

Members of condominium and co-op boards are often faced with conflicting interests and messages relating to matters of transparency and discretion. As a matter of good governance, transparency is always the preferred policy, whether you’re …

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Board Operations Digital Documents
2021 August Digital Documents

Paper, or electronic? It’s now a choice for everything, from the books we read for pleasure to the books we keep on our associations and corporations. Even restaurant menus are digital today in the wake of the need for ‘touch-free’ environm…

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Board Operations A Look at Board Powers
2021 February A Look at Board Powers

When one buys a private single-family home, it’s clear who the king or queen of the castle is: the homeowner. When it comes to condominiums and cooperative apartments, however, the relationship between owner and property is a little more co…

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Board Operations Overcoming Apathy
2021 February Overcoming Apathy

While residents generally like the idea of community that living in a condominium or co-op provides (that’s why many opt for this type of ownership), few are as excited about the idea of serving on their community’s governing board, or on a…

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Board Operations Board Style & Management
2021 February Board Style & Management

Condos and co-ops are unique in their management structure, of which there are two levels: the board of the association or corporation, which governs the community on behalf of the unit owners or shareholders, and a hired management agent, …

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Board Operations What New Board Members Need to Know
2020 August What New Board Members Need to Know

Residential communities such as condos, HOAs, and co-ops are unique in that they take the governance of their properties into their own hands. While most properties do have managing agents to oversee staff and to handle the day-to-day opera…

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Board Operations Helping Out in the Age of Coronavirus
2020 May Helping Out in the Age of Coronavirus

Whether you’re living in a co-op apartment building in Manhattan, a condo on Chicago’s Gold Coast, or a townhouse community or HOA in Boston, issues of legality and liability are always a concern for owners, board members, and management. A…

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