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

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

How Home Sharing Puts Multifamily Properties at Risk

The increasing popularity of short-term rentals, primarily driven by home sharing websites like Airbnb, poses a serious threat to the safety, security, quality-of-life, and sense of community within New York City’s residential buildings.

Posted on Friday June 05, 2015 read more

Practical Solutions to Help Owners Improve Efficiency, Save Energy and Reduce Costs

Property managers share best practices for “attainable sustainability” at monthly meeting.

Posted on Friday June 05, 2015 read more

The Community's Hub

Clubhouses and Community Rooms for Co-ops & Condos

Posted on Monday June 01, 2015 read more

Barons of the Boiler Room

Among the “Barons of the Boiler Room” featured in June’s Habitat magazine is Michael Leahy, Resident Manager of Tracy Towers, who is presented as an example of excellence for his meticulously clean, well-lit, debris-free boiler room. The property is managed by FirstService Residential.

Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015 read more

The Pros and Cons of Hiring an Owner's Representative

President Dan Wurtzel talks about forming our company’s FS Project Management subsidiary ten years ago to fill a void in providing professional oversight of capital improvement projects in the May edition of Habitat magazine.

Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015 read more

NYC Multifamily Solar Guide Released

New York City has the highest energy prices in the continental U.S. With the availability of various public incentives and tax credits, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems pay for themselves in just a few years by reducing the amount of expensive electricity that a building needs to purchase from the grid. 

Posted on Tuesday May 19, 2015 read more

City’s First Micro-Apartment Project ‘MY Micro NY’ Ready for Stacking

FirstService Residential is thrilled to be a consulting partner on the development of My Micro NY. We look forward to managing this unique property when it opens later this year.

Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015 read more

Get Ready: How Climate Change is Changing Property Management Practices and Procedures

The reality of climate change may have modified property management procedures -- or at least reinforced the critical importance of existing practices.

Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015 read more

You Want To See What?

This Cooperator article covers providing access to co-op and condo documents.

Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015 read more

Five Great Reasons to Retrofit Your Lighting

If you’re looking for a way to enhance your community’s bottom line, the solution might be right above your head.  And it could be as easy as flipping a switch.

Posted on Wednesday February 18, 2015 read more
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