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Insuring Amenities - Don't Make Luxury a Liability

Posted on Monday August 22, 2016

President Dan Wurtzel is quoted in this Cooperator article on essential insurance coverages condos and co-ops should have.

FirstService Residential Teams with Mayor’s Office to Offer Steam Heat Seminars Focused on Improving Efficiency

Posted on Friday August 19, 2016

FirstService Residential and FS Energy teamed up with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the NYC Retrofit Accelerator Program to offer a training seminar for property managers and building operators covering one-pipe and two-pipe steam heat distribution systems. The seminars attracted more than 130 attendees.

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.

FirstService Residential Forms Alliance With Zipcar

Posted on Wednesday August 17, 2016

Jeremy Lynch, National Account Manager for Zipcar, explains the company’s new partnership with FirstService Residential at the July Property Managers’ Meeting. 

Landscaping Tips – How to Prepare For Hurricane Season in New York City

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

This hurricane season, let us help you avoid unwarranted damage by preparing from the outside in. Using these five tips, you can prepare your landscaping to help your community safely weather any storm. 

How Your New York City Property Management Company Can Be Your Best Friend During Hurricane Season

Posted on Sunday July 24, 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. 

Navigating the Lap of Luxury - The Business of Condo Units in High-End Hotels

Posted on Monday July 18, 2016

Marc Kotler, Senior Vice President of FirstService Residential's New Development Group, is quoted in a Cooperator article discussing the management of residential condominium units in high-end New York City hotels.

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?” 

FirstService Residential Receives Jetsetter Award for Top Participation in #DaylightHour 2016

Posted on Friday July 08, 2016

Leading property management company doubled its participation in the annual energy-saving campaign

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.

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