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

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

Five Trends in Development: NYC Edition

Luxury high rise development is big (and tall) business in New York City. These projects are not only defining the city’s skyline, but they’re also establishing new precedents in how the vision of a luxurious lifestyle becomes realized. After all, the pursuit of luxury is a vast undertaking, and getting there is often the result of a unique collaboration.

Posted on Tuesday January 20, 2015 read more

FirstService Financial: Reserve Portfolio Management

Andrew Ahrensdorf, Product Manager for Cash Management and Condominium Financing at FirstService Financial, discusses reserve portfolio management in Quorum magazine.

Posted on Friday January 16, 2015 read more

In The Fast Lane: Nurturing New Developments

Senior Vice President Marc Kotler of FirstService Residential's New Development Group is featured in the January 2015 edition of Mann Report Management.

Posted on Thursday January 15, 2015 read more

FirstService Residential: Boosting Efficiency While Shrinking Impact

FirstService Residential's success in helping its managed properties to reduce energy costs, consumption, and emissions that result in the highest efficiency gains prompted Green Matters magazine to profile the company in its January edition.

Posted on Monday January 12, 2015 read more

What's Up Next in New York?

The New York Times Real Estate section quotes Dan Wurtzel, President of FirstService Residential New York, as they discuss hot topics such as buying, selling, Airbnb and Local Law 87.

Posted on Friday December 26, 2014 read more

Rat Academy

Co-op and condo owners throughout New York City are learning how to combat rodents by particpating in a "Rat Academy" offered by the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Kathleen Fontana of FirstService Residential shares her experience with this issue in December's Habitat magazine.

Posted on Friday December 12, 2014 read more

FirstService Financial: A Refinancing Success Story

FirstService Financial (FFI) successfully assists FirstService Residential clients with progams that provide added value based on the global purchasing power of FirstService Corporation.

Posted on Friday December 12, 2014 read more

FirstService Residential Helps Reinstate Tax Exemption for Harry Silver Housing

A six-building complex in Brooklyn gets its shelter rent tax exemption reinstated with the help of the FirstService Residential team led by Denise Clarke.

Posted on Monday December 08, 2014 read more

Woodrow Court Demonstrates Financial and Environment Benefits of Lighting Retrofits

New York City residents spend roughly $3.4 billion on electricity for lighting every year, which accounts for 27 percent of the city’s total electric use and 12 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions.  According to the Energy Savings Cost Council, energy-efficient lighting upgrades represent the highest return on investment of any single-technology project, with an average ROI of 45 percent. These upgrades often pay for themselves in just a few years and the payback extends into the future through reduced energy and maintenance costs

Posted on Friday December 05, 2014 read more

FirstService Residential Facilitates $739,000 in Incentives for St. Tropez Condo

First multifamily building to reap rewards from new NYSERDA/Con Edison Demand Management Program

Posted on Thursday December 04, 2014 read more
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