If a co-op gets the run around from its board about finances and there is
evidence of mismanagement, how can a shareholder organize to get shareholders
to hire their own attorney to represent them?
—United We Stand
Is there an expectation of privacy for correspondences sent to the HOA? Is
material sent to the board closed to public scrutiny?
--Confidentiality in a Condo
“Usually not. I am not aware of any sort of confide…
As technology has paved the way for easier entry into many career fields,
residential property management has taken on many changes—adjusting for a new generation of professionals from degree programs across the
It was an odd call to management, but Erik Conrad, president of InCommercial
Property Group in Chicago, knew that when his residents have a gripe, they also
have the right to call and let him know what the problem is.
In this …
This is a great time to be on the board of directors of a condominium
association—if you like a challenge.
Gone are the days of flush and growing reserve funds and easily balanced
operating budgets that marked the real estate …
Two miles north of downtown Chicago you find one of the Windy City’s quintessential neighborhoods, Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park is located along the
lakefront and comprises the area north of North Avenue, south of Diversey
Parkway, west o…
My aunt owns a condo. The condo on top of hers had a plumbing problem that was
leaking to her bathroom. They opened a hole in her wall to see the condition of
her pipes. They were rusty and with leaks. Is the building association …
Some property managers fly through their to-do lists with the greatest of ease,
while others send you to voicemail. Again. The difference between a serviceable
manager and a really great one may not be something they’re born with; but m…
While the board is the one who makes important financial decisions for their
communities, it’s the property manager who handles day-to-day administrative tasks and keeps the
association’s buildings running smoothly. If there’s an issue …