FirstService Residential Property Managers Briefed on Local Law 45
Posted on Wednesday August 17, 2016
Among the speakers at the July Property Managers’ Meeting was Tim Mitchell, an attorney with Cohen, Hochman, & Allen, who explained the details of Local Law 45 of 2016, the city's temporary program to settle outstanding Environmental Control Board violations issued by the Department of Buildings.
How Your New York City Property Management Company Can Be Your Best Friend During Hurricane Season
Posted on Monday July 25, 2016
As a board member of a New York City condominium or cooperative, you understand how this coastal metropolis can be impacted by large storms. The good news is that by partnering with an experienced and knowledgeable property management company, your building can be thoroughly prepared while minimizing the risk of potential damages during hurricane season. To help you and your property achieve the best property management service before, during and after hurricane season, here are some helpful tips.
New York City Hurricane Season – Why It’s Important To Prepare Now
Posted on Friday July 15, 2016
With summer in full swing, New Yorkers are focused on spending time outdoors and having fun in the sun. The fact that hurricane season – which runs from June 1 to November 30 along the east coast – is upon us, often isn’t top of mind. This season, there is one important question every board member and resident should ask: “Is my community prepared for a possible traumatic weather event such as a hurricane?”
Labor Relations is Topic of June Property Managers’ Meeting
Posted on Wednesday June 29, 2016
Realty Advisory Board Attorney Robert S. Schwartz gave a presentation on labor relations during our June Property Managers’ Meeting covering wage and benefit rules for new hires and vacation relief employees; leaves of absences; the Family and Medical Leave Act; reduction in force actions; and best practices for progressive (corrective) discipline, among other topics.
Four Paths for Board Succession
Posted on Tuesday June 28, 2016
Here in New York City, our condominium and cooperative communities can exceed 1,000 units. For boards, that means a lot of responsibility – especially when it comes to planning for the future. Part of that is the future of the board itself, specifically the issue of succession. Here are a few strategies for ensuring the next board of managers or directors is just as capable and qualified as your current one.