Category: Association Operations

Management Dealing With Conflict
Fall 2022 Dealing With Conflict

Even before the pandemic and social unrest of the last few years, interpersonal conflict and even outright hostility were challenges that every board and manager in a co-op or condo would eventually have to deal with.  Whether the result o…

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Fall 2022 Safeguarding Your Reserves

In our current environment of steeply rising costs, it’s more important than ever to safeguard your reserves to ensure that your association has sufficient funds available for immediate and future capital projects. Unfortunately, many assoc…

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Carbon Studies

With the focus on climate change and how to fight it constantly sharpening, residential communities are seeking ways to reduce their contribution to the problem, commonly known as their carbon footprint. Carbon reduction is necessary both t…

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Financial, Physical, & Operational Health

In early 2020, our firm was hired to prepare a reserve study for an unremarkable 136-unit, 12-story condominium in south Florida. It was the kind of association you could drive right by without noticing, not much different from all the othe…

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Collecting Delinquent Common Charges

A recent article on a real estate website posed a common question: What’s the best way for a condo board to collect unpaid common charges?  The author of the article - presumably an attorney - gave some pretty good advice…and some not so g…

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2022 Summer Insurance in the Multifamily Setting

Insurance coverage and the inevitable claims that coverage defends against are a fact of life for multifamily residential communities. In that setting, it’s critical for all parties to understand whose policy covers what, and under what cir…

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Winterization

When the mercury hits 95, the last thing most people have on their mind is a major snowstorm, and how it might affect their building’s entry vestibule, lobby, and other high-traffic common areas. Be as that may, summer is actually the time …

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