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Here are some recent examples of how FirstService Residential New York has been making news.
 

Three of FirstService Residential's managed properties made the list of top 10 best-selling condos in Queens.

Three of FirstService Residential's managed properties – Silver Towers, Park City Estates, and Dara Gardens – made the list of top 10 best-selling condos in Queens.

Posted on Friday January 15, 2016 read more

In Tribeca Project, The Power of Tax Breaks

The Wall Street Journal highlights FirstService Residential, and the company's recently published Top Ten Rentals Report, in a story discussing the Tribeca tax abatement program.

Posted on Tuesday December 22, 2015 read more

Building Safety For Everyone

President Dan Wurtzel is quoted extensively in this Cooperator article that covers building safety for residents.

Posted on Wednesday December 16, 2015 read more

The Elements of a Dysfunctional Board

Alan Pearlstein, a General Manager with FirstService Residential, is quoted in this Cooperator article that covers how a well-run board makes the difference between a pleasant strees-free home and a building in disarray.

Posted on Wednesday December 16, 2015 read more

How To Make The Best of Outdoor Spaces in Winter

Marc Kotler, Senior Vice President of FirstService Residential's New Development Group, is quoted extensively in this Real Estate Weekly article discussing New York City's coveted outdoor living spaces.

Posted on Monday December 14, 2015 read more

Rent-Regulated Tenants In Co-ops & Condos

President Dan Wurtzel offers advice in this Cooperator article on how to effectively deal with non-owner residents in condos and co-ops. Click here to read the article.

Posted on Monday November 30, 2015 read more

Holiday Season & Yearly Fire Prevention: 10 Things You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe

The winter holiday season is here! And along with the feasting and merriment come potential fire hazards as we spend time preparing in kitchens and stringing up festive d├ęcor. Now’s a great time of year to take stock and eliminate potential fire hazards in your home – after all, being aware of possible risks and taking steps to correct them can go a long way toward keeping your family safe.

Posted on Thursday November 19, 2015 read more

Fair Chance Act Impacts Co-op and Condo Hiring Practices

A new law that impacts the hiring practices of building services employees in New York City co-ops and condos took effect October 27, 2015. Under the Fair Chance Act, employers with at least four employees cannot inquire about a job applicant's criminal history until after a conditional job offer has been made. Find out how this law will impact co-op and condo hiring practices.

Posted on Tuesday November 10, 2015 read more

Top Ten Best Practices for Avoiding Directors & Officers Liability Claims

Directors & Officers (D&O) liability insurance is intended to protect directors and officers against allegations of wrongful conduct when acting in their capacity as a board member. Learn more about best practices for avoiding D&O claims.

Posted on Monday November 09, 2015 read more

Creativity with Client Financing Solutions

FirstService Financial (FFI), the FirstService Residential affiliate that helps our clients fulfill their financing requirements at the most competitive interest rates and terms available, has facilitated or assisted in loan placements in excess of $1.2 billion for cooperatives and condominium associations. This recent transaction illustrates why many of our clients choose to participate in FFI’s programs, which provide added value based on the global purchasing power of our parent company, FirstService Corporation.

Posted on Monday November 09, 2015 read more

FirstService Residential featured in Mann Report

Learn how FirstService Residential is making a difference, every day, for its clients in the November/December 2015 edition of Mann Management Report.

Posted on Tuesday November 03, 2015 read more

CNYC Housing Conference Offers Board Members Unique Educational Opportunity

The Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums (CNYC) is hosting its 35th annual Housing Conference at Baruch College in Manhattan on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Many FirstService Residential board members have found this to be a worthwhile educational event.

Posted on Monday November 02, 2015 read more

Mayor de Blasio Greenlights Massive Energy Retrofit program

President Dan Wurtzel is quoted in this Real Estate Weekly article discussing the new energy retrofit program greenlighted by Mayor De Blasio. 

Posted on Wednesday September 30, 2015 read more

Energy Savings Incentives

Taking Advantage, Saving Money

Posted on Friday September 25, 2015 read more

A Green New World

Encouraging Environmentally-Friendly Behavior in Your Building

Posted on Thursday September 24, 2015 read more

New American Dream: An Amenity-Drenched Condo Lifestyle

FirstService Residential lends its expertise to a Multi-Housing News article on the must-have lifestyle amenities in today's top luxury condominiums -- from rooftop lounges to pet play groups.

Posted on Wednesday August 19, 2015 read more

Reducing Health and Fire Hazards: How To Implement a No Smoking Policy

In a condominium or cooperative, it is important to have a complete understanding of your governing documents (such as a condominium’s by laws or a cooperative corporation’s proprietary lease/occupancy agreement) which dictate what requirements need to be fulfilled to amend the governing documents (and subsequently, the building’s house rules and regulations.) They also set forth specific procedures to be followed such as the exact percentage (if any) of owners’/shareholders’ votes that are required to implement changes.

Posted on Tuesday August 18, 2015 read more

Legionnaires' Outbreak: Important Information for Buildings with Cooling Towers

As a result of the recent outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease, the NYC Department of Health has issued an Order requiring those who manage buildings with water-recirculating cooling towers in New York City to take preventive actions.

Posted on Thursday August 06, 2015 read more

Energy Audits and Retro-Commissioning: What Boards Need to Know about Local Law 87

NYC Local Law 87 is a complex and potentially costly law that requires property owners to audit energy use and retro-commission their buildings every 10 years and submit an Energy Efficiency Report to the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) documenting the results. Part of the movement toward a more sustainable city, the law impacts buildings over 50,000 square feet. Find answers to the most common questions about the law that will help ensure your building’s compliance in this article.

Posted on Wednesday August 05, 2015 read more

Meet Tomorrow's Renters

Bob Scaglion, Executive Managing Director of New Business Development, talks about meeting the demands of a more entrepreneurial, tech-savvy generation of renters in this Multi-Housing News article.

Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015 read more
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