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  • Build a Condominium or Cooperative Fire Safety Plan in NYC

    For New York City residents who call a high-rise building their home, nothing compares to vertical living. But what about safety features? Specifically speaking, in a condominium or cooperative building, fire safety education is crucial. As a unit owner, shareholder, board member or building staff member, are you educated on how to prepare for the possibility of a fire inside your building or your unit? To help educate you on this topic, we’ve compiled some important tips on fire safety and prevention that every single member in your community needs to be aware of.
  • Four Ways to Keep Your Building Safe and Clean

    Living in close proximity to other people can come with challenges, especially during cold and flu season.
  • Have You Asked Yourself, "Do I Need Flood Insurance in a High-Rise?"

    High-rise buildings in New York City aren’t immune to flooding. Learn the basics of flood insurance and why your NYC high-rise needs it today!
  • How to Hold Your Next Board Meeting by Video Conferencing

    It goes without saying that how we communicate has drastically switched from in-person contact to user-friendly digital platforms since the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread.
  • The Ins & Outs of NYC Building Energy Grades

    FirstService Residential and FirstService Energy are prepared to help boards and owners identify capital improvements or retrofits that improve a building's energy efficiency score and letter grade.
  • Keeping Your Budget Healthy in the Age of COVID-19

    As you begin to work on next year’s budget, it’s important to look for ways to save your building money to offset those unplanned expenses and potential revenue shortfalls.
  • Opening Considerations for Gyms and Fitness Centers in Residential Buildings

    Following the release of Interim Guidelines for Reopening Gyms/Fitness Centers, there are a number of procedures boards will need to consider when reopening fitness centers in residential buildings.
  • Technology at Home Part 2: Keeping Boards and Residents Safe Online

    As board communications become increasingly reliant on web-based technologies, it’s more important than ever to take proactive steps to safeguard the way you share and save sensitive information.
  • Ways to Keep Your Community Safe During Tornado Season

    Tornadoes are fearsome because of their unpredictable nature. Although there are certain weather conditions that make tornadoes more likely, such as severe summer thunderstorms, tornadoes can also be created by snowstorms and blizzards. They can strike at any time of year and almost any place, even forming on the water and moving onto land.
  • Simple Energy Conservation Steps to Benefit Your Community This Winter

    With the cold weather in the Ontario air we all would love to find ways to save money as condo owners. There are a lot of helpful tips that we as homeowners can start before winter arrives and continue during the remainder of the winter season.
  • Ways to Improve Your Condominium’s Lobby

    How do you like to say “hello?” No matter what expression you use, chances are you like to take the opportunity to put your best foot forward and make a good first impression.
  • Protecting Your Community Association from Fraud & Embezzlement

    Fraud can happen with any management company and even in a community that is self-managed. Although there’s no way to ensure 100-percent protection against such an occurrence, FirstService Residential takes considerable precautions to minimize its likelihood.
  • Ways to Keep Your Community Safe During Tornado Season

    Tornadoes are fearsome because of their unpredictable nature. Although there are certain weather conditions that make tornadoes more likely, such as severe summer thunderstorms, tornadoes can also be created by snowstorms and blizzards. They can strike at any time of year and almost any place, even forming on the water and moving onto land.
  • High Rise Security: Airbnb, Inc. & Active Shooter Preparedness

    As a board member and resident, here's how you can address property management security in the wake of "invisible tourists".
  • Ask the Expert: Vendor Contract Management

    Start off our quick, 4-part webinar miniseries, Ask the Expert, with Joe Bushey, president of VIVE (Vendor Insurance Verification Experts), as he talks about the significance of vendor loss risk.
  • Build Your Team: Committee Formation Video

    Tune in to hear a panel of board members discuss their best advice around the topic of Committee Formation.
  • Committee Formation FAQ

    Get answers to frequently asked questions submitted by board members like you!
  • Crisis Management for your Texas Community After a Weather Event

    Watch a quick video to discover how a property managment company with national resources can help your Texas community recover quickly after a major weather event.
  • Discover How You Can Implement HOA Pool Rules, Texas

    In Texas, where temperatures can reach triple digits and humidity isn’t far behind, a refreshing dip in a pool can be a welcome relief. That’s why so many HOAs offer swimming pools as an amenity. Here are 10 guidelines to help you manage your association pool.
  • Hurricane Prep: Your Association Management Company and You

    Everything is bigger in Texas & sometimes even hurricanes. And during hurricane season, being a board member for a residential community in the Houston area can bring some big challenges, too. To help get you and your community ready and reduce the effects if a hurricane does strike, we've put together six important tips.
  • Is Your Community Prepared? Active Shooter Situations

    Whether you live in a high-rise condominium in Austin, a gated community in San Antonio or an active adult community near Dallas, emergencies happen. As seen in the media over the past few years, such emergencies all may involve active shooters. Do you or your management team know what to do to protect residents in an active shooter situation?
  • Is Your Community Prepared for Water Leaks? Reducing the High Cost of Condo Water Damage

    A leak in a high-rise condominium can quickly result in expensive water damage. How can you reduce your risk and be better prepared if your building springs a leak?
  • Is Your Texas COA or HOA Ready For a Tornado?

    Extreme Weather in Texas: Part 2 - Are you prepared for a tornado? Get practical safety tips and what emergency prepartion taks should be completed by residents, board members, and your property managment company.
  • Is Your Texas COA or HOA Ready For Extreme Weather?

    Explore overall emergency management and three extreme weather scenarios - tornadoes, wildfires and hail in this quick 4 part series! Learn practical safety tips and what emergency prepartion taks should be completed by residents, board members, and your property managment company.
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