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Holiday Fire Prevention Tips for Your Home

Posted on Tuesday November 22, 2016

Each year, approximately 2,650 people are killed by fires in their homes, making fire the third most common cause of accidental deaths at home. During the holiday season when there is an ample amount of cooking take place, decorative lights adorning homes, candles burning bright and an abundance of guests galore, it is crucial to ensure that your home within your New York City condominium or cooperative is fire-proof. We’ll give you a few tips to help you implement your own fire plan, and educate you on what you need to do to keep a fire from spreading in your apartment.

How Your Property Management Company Can Help You Develop and Communicate Your Emergency Preparedness Plan

Posted on Wednesday November 16, 2016

On any given day, a New York City multifamily building can be vulnerable to any number of emergency situations. In our last article concerning the need for having an Emergency Preparedness Plan in place for your building, we discussed various strategies for effectively preparing your building, your staff, and your residents for any eventuality, as well as how a great property management company can help you do that. Here, we’ll elaborate upon the basics of developing and implementing an Emergency Preparedness Plan, and walk you through how to successfully communicate your plan building-wide.

Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready? Your Property Management Company Can Help

Posted on Tuesday November 15, 2016

In New York City, building emergencies present themselves in various forms – from power outages and gas leaks, to floods and fires and even shootings. The one common denominator? They happen when you least expect them. How do you prepare yourself for the unexpected? By having a comprehensive emergency plan in place for your multifamily building! An emergency plan can mean the difference between a situation that escalates into a crisis and one that is resolved efficiently and effectively. Here’s how a great New York City property management company can help you develop this life saving strategy. 

432 Park Avenue will light up the night sky as of Monday

Posted on Friday November 11, 2016

The western hemisphere’s tallest residential building, 432 Park Avenue, is a hard one to miss in the New York City skyline—so hard, in fact, that Curbed readers captured the tower in photos from across the city and beyond even when it was still on the rise. But now, a new architectural feature is being added to Viñoly’s trash can-inspired building that will make it pop even more.

How To Slash Residential Development Costs With Efficient Property Management

Posted on Friday November 11, 2016

For more than two decades, FirstService Residential New York has been providing expert guidance to many of the city’s leading developers to help bring their visions to life. From the earliest planning stages to the ultimate turn-over to buyers, our expertise in creating and managing effective properties has proven vital to the long-term success and lasting legacy of many New York properties.

Interpreting New York’s Heightened Restrictions on Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

Posted on Tuesday November 08, 2016

FirstService Residential President Dan Wurtzel authors this article for Multi-Housing News discussing the impacts of New York City's new short-term rental regulations. 

New York City Co-ops and Condos Adopt Benchmarking

Posted on Friday September 30, 2016

FS Energy's Director of Energy Management, Kelly Dougherty, is quoted in this Cooperator article discussing the significance and benefits of compliance with New York City Local Laws 84 and 87. 

Greater Financial Health - Tips For Your New York City Condo or Co-op

Posted on Thursday September 22, 2016

Maintaining your New York City condominium or cooperative’s financial health—just like maintaining your personal health—boils down to moderation and sharp decision making. To maintain maximum financial health for your multifamily property, consider these four “financial fitness” tips:

Top 5 Budget Busters New York City Condos and Co-ops Should Be Wary Of

Posted on Wednesday September 21, 2016

As a New York City condo or co-op board member, one of your principal responsibilities is stewardship of your property’s finances. A lot of that boils down to one thing: your annual budget. Here, we’ll identify five things that tend to blow association budgets. If you’re partnered with a knowledgeable and experienced property management company, they’ll help you manage these budget busters so your property can avoid paying the price – literally and figuratively – later. 

Effective Budgeting – Seven Important Steps To Consider

Posted on Tuesday September 20, 2016

Preparing your New York City condominium’s or cooperative’s annual budget can be a source of stress, but more importantly, it’s a valuable opportunity to take a deeper look into the status of your property’s financial well-being. Effective management of your building and your finances relies heavily on how successful you are in budgeting for short-term and long-term goals. As a board member, here are some important guidelines you should consider during budgeting season. 

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