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How to Create a Great Budget

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

As any board member knows, it can be stressful to work on your annual budget. However, it also provides the opportunity to ensure your community’s financial health. Follow these seven tips to create a budget that keeps your community on track.

Go Local or Mega for Condo Management Services?

Posted on Wednesday January 20, 2016

When looking for management services, there is often times the debate whether to go with a local company or a national management company. Read the Chicago Tribune’s article comparing hometown professional management companies to a mega-manager. Our very own CEO, Chuck Fallon, even weighs in on the subject.

Condo Building Security Tips for the Holiday Season

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

Building security is important year round for condo buildings, but the holidays pose additional issues and heightened traffic. Here are several tips for homeowners, residents, and management to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Patricia Bialek Receives Community Manager of the Year Award

Posted on Monday November 24, 2014

Pat Bialek, VP Property Management, was named Community Association Manager of the Year at the Excellence Awards and Winter Gala hosted by the Community Associations Institute (CAI), Illinois Chapter. As the first-ever winner of this prestigious award, Pat was recognized for her exemplary knowledge, ethics, professionalism and skills in financial, administrative and facilities management.

To Self-Manage or Not? How to Get the Best Property Management Service

Posted on Thursday November 13, 2014

How can I get the best service for my property? That’s a question community associations wrestle with regularly. Some self-managed community associations believe they can’t afford to hire a professional property management company to manage and maintain their community’s operations, assets, finances, common areas and other day-to-day activities. 

Four Ways Illinois Condos/Co-ops and HOAs Can Save Money on Energy Bills with the Best Property Management Services

Posted on Wednesday November 05, 2014

Energy conservation and managing HOA community environmental footprints are crucial, but board members have a responsibility to homeowners to exercise financial prudence and proactively seek ways to manage rising costs.

Lake Point Tower Featured in CondoLifestyles

Posted on Monday September 29, 2014

CondoLifestyles magazine published an article on Lake Point Tower highlighting the many property enhancements and improvements which have elevated the iconic high-rise to remain competitive with newly constructed communities.

Crisis Management in Multifamily Condo, HOA and Co-op Communities

Unfortunately, crises can occur anywhere. That’s why it is so important for Associations to have an emergency response plan in place. Is your association prepared to handle disruptive or violent incidents? Read more on how to prepare for the worst-case scenario.

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