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

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

Message from President Dan Wurtzel - 2015 Budget Considerations

FirstService Residential is in the midst of constructing annual operating and capital budgets for clients whose fiscal year begins on January 1. As you work with your property manager to finalize your budgets, several topics may warrant further consideration by your board this year.

Posted on Wednesday December 03, 2014 read more

Message from President Dan Wurtzel - 2015 Budget Considerations

FirstService Residential is in the midst of constructing annual operating and capital budgets for clients whose fiscal year begins on January 1. As you work with your property manager to finalize your budgets, several topics may warrant further consideration by your board this year.

Posted on Tuesday December 02, 2014 read more

Industry Experts Provide Insight into Local Law 87 Compliance

FirstService Residential assembled a panel of experts to provide our clients with information and guidance on complying with Local Law 87 – 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. The law impacts buildings over 50,000 square feet. Following are key takeaways from “Plotting the Right Course: How Multifamily Properties Can Benefit from Compliance with Local Law 87.” 

Posted on Tuesday December 02, 2014 read more

FS Energy Named Finalist in Competition to Protect City From Storms

Dan Wurtzel, President of FirstService Residential New York, is quoted in this Real Estate Weekly article on FS Energy's exploration of options to protect the city and keep buildings operational in the face of natural disasters.

Posted on Wednesday November 12, 2014 read more

Three Bright Ideas for LED Lighting

So you’ve spent hours searching for ways to save your condo or co-op association money. Your association board looked at every column in your balance sheet. You’ve pored over every statement. You’ve talked to every contractor and vendor. And you’ve searched floor to...ceiling?

Posted on Tuesday November 11, 2014 read more

To Sell Luxury Condos, Developers Tempt Toddlers

Two luxury high rises managed by FirstService Residential – New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street and 15 Broad Street – are featured in this Wall Street Journal article about the growing allure of on-site classes for residents’ children.

Posted on Wednesday October 29, 2014 read more

Seven Ways to Close the Revenue Gap

With the unpredictable cost of some repairs, many community associations – at one time or another – find themselves in a position where they need to generate revenue. And though short-term needs may seem pressing, it’s important to look at revenue growth from a long-term perspective.

Posted on Thursday October 16, 2014 read more

On the List, and Not in a Good Way: A Tenant Blacklist, Culled from Tedium

Robert J. Klehammer, vice president of multifamily rental management at FirstService Residential New York, is quoted in this New York Times article about tenant-screening companies that compile information used by some landlords to prevent supposedly irresponsible tenants from renting apartments.

Posted on Thursday October 16, 2014 read more
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