Media Coverage

  • Co-ops and Condos Inch Toward Reopening Amenities

    May 05, 2020
    New York City remains under state-mandated social distancing rules forcing condominium and cooperative boards to get creative when considering reopening or repurposing amenity spaces within their building. FirstService Residential president Dan Wurtzel and vice president Michael Wolfe discuss the current state of affairs.

    —Habitat Magazine
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  • When Can I Start Using My Building’s Gym Again?

    Apr 30, 2020
    FirstService Residential's Dan Wurtzel and Michael Wolfe discuss how the company's managed properties are navigating a measured reopening of amenity spaces and enforcing necessary limitations.  
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  • Keeping Tenants Compliant with Building Policies Designed to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19

    Apr 23, 2020
    As boards and property management companies step up cleaning protocols and close amenity spaces, they’re also changing policies about everything from dog walkers to house guests. FirstService Residential president Dan Wurtzel explains that some of the changes may be difficult for residents to accept — at least for the time being.

    The New York Times
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  • How a Cooperative Building in the Rockaways Financed Building Upgrades Following Hurricane Damage

    Mar 26, 2020
    In 2012, a FirstService Residential-managed cooperative building in The Rockaways suffered major damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Eight years later, the board reflects on lessons learned and dollars saved with the help of their property manager and a local engineering firm.

    Habitat Magazine
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  • Bisnow Interviews President Dan Wurtzel for ‘Beyond the Bio’ Executive Series

    Mar 03, 2020
    Dan Wurtzel, president of FirstService Residential’s New York office, was recently featured in Bisnow’s ‘Beyond the Bio’ series. The Q&A series spotlights senior executives in real estate who have profoundly transformed cities and neighborhoods around the country.

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  • The Three Pillars of a Green Building

    Dec 20, 2019
    Kelly Dougherty, vice president of FirstService Energy, offers her insight on Local Law 84 and how buildings can reduce their carbon emissions.

    Habitat Magazine
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  • The New York Times Interviews Vice President Kelly Dougherty on Building Letter Energy Grades

    Nov 21, 2019
    Established by New York City Local Law 33, buidling letter energy grades must be prominently dislayed at all buidlings 25,000 square feet and above. Kelly Dougherty, FirstService Energy vice president, explains how these grades are calculated, why now, and the potential effects on multifaamily residential buidlings in New York City.

    The New York Times
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  • How FirstService Energy Helps Clients Identify Long-Term Efficiency Solutions

    Aug 07, 2019
    Developing and implementing long-term efficiency strategies to reduce energy use, emissions and costs can be challenging. Kelly Dougherty, FirstService Energy vice president, explains how her energy team works hand-in-hand with properties managed by FirstService Residential to identify hollistic energy solutions that make sense.

    Multi-Housing News
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  • My Landlord Refuses to Accept Package Deliveries. Is That Legal?

    Mar 02, 2019
    For multifamily buidlings in New York City, package delivery and storage can be a challenge, especially for smaller properties that lack proper facilities or the space to install lockers or alternative spaces. Dan Wurtzel, FirstService Residential President, offers his thoughts on these challenges in The New York TimesAsk Real Estate column.

    The New York Times
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  • Upper Manhattan Co-op Complex Achieves Major Refinancing Deal

    Feb 06, 2019
    Commercial Observer examines how FirstService Residential helped a cooperative complex in Upper Manhattan negotiate and close on a $55 million refinancing package.

    Commercial Observer
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