Category: Management

Management
2016 December Service Animals vs. Pet Rules

Rule enforcement can often be a point of tension in a condo, co-op or HOA—but when it comes to the potential for sheer acrimony, nothing beats a pet ban. Enacting one can be a heated affair, leading to fights and arguments across the commun…

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2016 December Mosquitoes and Zika

Hardly a day goes by without hearing the latest news about the Zika virus.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Zika can be transmitted through bites from an infected Aedes species of mosquito (Ae. aegypti and…

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2016 December Vulnerable Residents

Multifamily residential buildings provide both privacy and community. Privacy, because a recluse in New York City can have almost anything delivered to his door and thus never have to leave the sanctuary of his apartment; and community, bec…

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2016 January Keeping the Lines Open

No one likes to feel left out or ignored. That is how condo residents may feel if they believe their board or managers are not responding to their requests or sharing enough information. What they may not realize, however, is that there can…

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2016 January Improving Meeting Effectiveness

Maybe your child got in trouble at school, the dog had an accident on the carpet or a disgruntled call was received from a difficult client; whatever the reason, there are times when the last thing a condo board member or resident wants to …

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2016 January How to Evaluate Your Property Manager

Whether you're an executive of a multinational corporation or a cashier at the local supermarket, you probably receive a performance evaluation that assesses how well you're doing your job. Many property management companies may also do reg…

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2016 January What Size Management Company?

We live in a world of add-ons. Ever since the term super size was coined by the fast food industry back in 1994, the idea and its implications have spread to many aspects of the American lifestyle. We've become accustomed to “value-added el…

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2015 December Staying Competitive in Management

As the condo market continues to heal after the setback it experienced during the financial crisis of the mid-aughts, many management firms and independent property managers in South Florida are looking for ways to distinguish themselves fr…

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2015 December To Claim, or Not to Claim?

Individuals, associations and other entities carry insurance coverage to protect them from liability, loss, and other financial and legal threats—that's pretty basic. What isn't always so basic is deciding when to file a claim versus paying…

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2015 December Hurricane Readiness

It’s an anniversary that Florida residents would prefer not to remember; a decade ago, Hurricane Wilma made landfall on the Miami coast, spawning 10 tornadoes, and a total of $20.6 billion in damage. At least 62 people lost their lives to t…

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