Category: Management

Management
2018 November Hiring New Management

A productive, collaborative relationship between board and community management is one of thelinchpins of any successful condo or homeowners’ association; it truly is all about teamwork. But if your team isn’t working, it may be time to cha…

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Management
2018 November The Community Manager At Work

No matter what the size of their portfolio, a community manager must wear a great many professional hats: human resources pro, administrator, mediator, organizer, social director, project manager, sounding board—sometimes even therapist.  …

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Management
2017 October Hiring New Management

Handling the day-to-day business of a community association is no simple task, even for boards overseeing a relatively small property. There are books to balance, residents to placate, repairs to schedule, and a multitude of other boxes tha…

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Management
2017 August Resolving Disputes in Condo and HOA Settings

Community living comes with its own dynamics. Close quarters and shared spaces can—and often does—lead to conflict: conflict between neighbors, the association board of directors, and members; and also between the board or members and manag…

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Management
Working With Project Coordinators

When a building, HOA or an individual apartment owner starts a big project, coordinating phases of work, construction schedules, and other logistics can seem like an extremely daunting task. It’s a lot to orchestrate and keep track of – so …

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Management
Service-Based Amenities

In major US cities these days, the decision to live in one co-op or condo building versus another often hinges upon the style of living afforded in a particular property. Whether it is defined partly by a full-scale gym and spa, a children’…

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Management
Outsourcing Services

In the perennial struggle to control costs while still adequately maintaining a building or HOA’s physical plant, grounds, and other day-to-day business, some boards and managers are opting to hire superintendents, custodians, and other sta…

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Management
Vulnerable Residents

Whether we’re talking day-to-day safety or emergency planning, most multifamily buildings and HOAs have something on the books to address both standard operating procedures and things like alerts and evacuations. And that’s great if you’re …

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Management
A Look at Election Fraud

Every co-op, condo, and HOA must elect a board of directors to oversee the community’s finances, physical maintenance, and other day-to-day operations. While board elections don’t rise quite to the level of a state or even local election in…

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