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

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

FirstService Residential Joins DSNY to Announce Success of e-cycleNYC

President Dan Wurtzel joined New York City Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia on July 15th to announce that one million New Yorkers now have access to e-cycleNYC, the city’s electronics recycling program. Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer and Councilmember Rosie Mendez also delivered remarks.

Posted on Thursday July 16, 2015 read more

Renovating a Lobby With Minimal Controversy

Property Manager Matt Resnick and the Board President of 43 Fifth Avenue discuss the landmark building’s recent lobby renovation in Habitat’s Projects Around Town.

Posted on Wednesday July 15, 2015 read more

Can ‘Report Cards’ Encourage Better Marks in Energy Usage?

President Dan Wurtzel is quoted extensively in the July issue of Multi-Housing News discussing FirstService Residential's fifth year distributing Energy Report Cards to our clients.

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015 read more

Increasing Co-op Values: A Primer for Managers

Attorney Stuart Saft, a partner at Holland & Knight, addressed the topic of “Increasing Co-op Values in a Condo-centric World” at the May Managers’ Meeting. With condos in New York City selling for approximately 20% more than co-ops, Saft proposed several actions a co-op board could take to increase the value of its apartments.

Posted on Monday June 15, 2015 read more

Saving Money & Style With Snazzy Doormen Uniforms

Senior Vice President Marc Kotler discusses creative and resourceful angles regarding doormen uniforms in the June issue of Habitat magazine.

Posted on Monday June 15, 2015 read more

Demand Response: Generate Revenue for Your Multifamily Property

Does your building have: (1)   A central cooling system? (2)   Peak demand of at least 250kW? (3)   Areas where power can be shut down temporarily without significant impact?   If you answered “yes” to these questions, your building is likely a candidate for demand response. Multifamily properties that participate in demand response programs can earn up to $15,000 a year for every 100kW of load relief provided. 

Posted on Tuesday June 09, 2015 read more

FirstService Residential Launches Lifestyle Blog

FirstService Residential’s new lifestyle blog, The Elements of Living, offers fresh ideas and insights into how to live better and get more out of life.

Posted on Friday June 05, 2015 read more

Abigail Michaels: Lifestyle Creation Specialists

As a partner company of FirstService Residential, Abigail Michaels Concierge provides a multitude of benefits to residents in properties where boards or building owners have engaged their services.

Posted on Friday June 05, 2015 read more

Changing the Strategy – A Different Loan Structure

Our affiliate, FirstService Financial, Inc. (FFI), assists clients of FirstService Residential in fulfilling their financing requirements at the most competitive interest rates and terms available. FFI has facilitated or assisted in loan placements in excess of $1 billion for co-ops and condo associations.

Posted on Friday June 05, 2015 read more

FS Project Management Wins RISE: NYC Competition

FS Project Management, a subsidiary of FirstService Residential, won in the Building Systems category for Flood Panels, a mitigation system designed to protect critical building components from interruption due to flooding caused by storms and natural disasters.

Posted on Friday June 05, 2015 read more
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