2014 January
Focus on... Management & Board Relations

Management
2014 January Changing Managers or Firms?

Whether change is good or bad often depends on who you talk to, and even a desired change produces a certain level of stress and adjustment. Personal changes are challenging enough, but for condo and co-op residents, a board’s decision to …

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Management
2014 January Managing Amenities

The amenities found at New England’s condominium communities can run the gamut from glamorous to the mundane. Some of the larger communities are virtual resorts with enough real estate—and revenue—to offer riding stables, golf courses, ski…

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2014 January Secrets of Success

The concepts attached to extraordinary management skills are simple to remember, if one pays attention to the basics. Focus on communication—particularly the listening end of it—and be prepared to act. Some managers stand out for the…

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Management
2014 January Who You Gonna Call?

Olivia Pope, the main character on ABC’s Scandal, is a professional fixer. If you have a problem—any problem—she can fix it. Over the past two seasons plus, she’s rigged elections, covered up murders, employed professional hit men, exposed…

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Real Estate Trends
2014 January What’s in the Cards for 2014?

The past several years have been a challenge for community associations trying to keep properties looking sharp and running smoothly while battling the forces of a shaky economy. Foreclosures, hurricanes and the relentless effects of time …

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2014 January Q&A: Something Old, Something New...

Something Old, Something New… Q I recently walked into the lobby of my condo building greeted by a new décor theme. I was completely caught off guard as there had been no correspondence to the homeowners that this change would be ta…

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