2015 January
Focus on... Management

Management Hiring New Management
2015 January Hiring New Management

There is an old adage claiming that “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” This is not a happy thought for a board or association looking to change property managers or firms. To go through the turmoil involved in replacing…

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Management Mastering Management
2015 January Mastering Management

“Individual commitment to a group effort -- that's what makes a team work; a company work; a society work; a civilization work.” - Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers Coach Legendary Green Bay Packers football coach Vince Lombardi left…

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Management Educational Resources for Managers
2015 January Educational Resources for Managers

The best property managers realize they don't know everything. To be successful, a manager must stay abreast of new legal developments, new building technology, and a host of other specialized areas—as well as best practices in association…

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Management Staying Competitive in Management
2015 January Staying Competitive in Management

As the condo market continues to heal after the setback it experienced during the financial crisis of the mid-aughts, many management firms and independent property managers throughout the area are looking for ways to distinguish themselve…

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Law & Legislation Legal Tales from the Sunshine State
2015 January Legal Tales from the Sunshine State

Work in any business long enough, and chances are nothing will surprise you anymore. This is especially true of co-op and condo lawyers. Along with property managers, attorneys are keepers of some of the best stories to come out of South F…

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Q&A Q&A: Contractor Theft?
2015 January Q&A: Contractor Theft?

Q There was recently a leak in the steam heating pipe leading into my neighbor's apartment below my own. The fixing of said leak falls to the condo board. I feel quite certain that the plumber they hired stole a necklace that was on a tab…

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Q&A Q&A: Surprise Inspections?
2015 January Q&A: Surprise Inspections?

Our condominium has a completely new board of directors, installed quite recently. On the bulletin board by the mail boxes, addressed to every tenant, is the following note: The Board has voted to require our superintendent and a designated…

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Q&A Q&A: Kitty Cat Man
2015 January Q&A: Kitty Cat Man

Our condominium is a smaller property, with only 39 units and only one elevator. As per our rules and regulations, the building does not allow any animals. This is fine with me - in fact, it was one of the reasons I purchased in this buildi…

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