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2021 Winter/Expo Environmental Irritants

For nearly two years now, the pandemic has dominated just about every corner of multifamily community management—particularly when it comes to indoor air quality, circulation, and filtration. But even before anyone had ever heard of COVID-1…

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2021 Winter/Expo 40-Year Building Inspections

For building owners and property managers who may soon be facing the 40-year building recertification process in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Benjamin Franklin’s advice on prevention is fitting.  The 40-year Building Safety Inspection …

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As Costs Rise, So Do Carrying Charges

The Community Associations Institute (CAI) estimates that 74 million Americans live in communities managed by homeowners associations, of which condos account for 35% to 40%. That’s a lot of people - many of whom may be in for a nasty shock…

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As Costs Rise, So Do Carrying Charges

The Community Associations Institute (CAI) estimates that 74 million Americans live in communities managed by homeowners associations, of which condos account for 35% to 40%. That’s a lot of people - many of whom may be in for a nasty shock…

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2021 October 40-Year Building Inspections

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in CooperatorNews South Florida’s February 2019 edition. We present it again in light of the tragic condo collapse in Surfside earlier this year to highlight the importance of regular, properl…

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2021 October Keeping an Often Digital Paper Trail

Large or small, wealthy or humble, condo, HOA, or co-op, all multifamily communities must keep up-to-date records—of finances, meeting minutes, and rules and regulations, to name a key few. In some cases, it’s even required by law. That’s …

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2021 October Elevator Refurbishment

No matter how well constructed and carefully maintained, no mechanical system lasts forever—and that goes for elevator cabs and equipment just as much as it applies to roofs or boilers. At some point, your building’s vertical transportation…

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2020 October Tapping Reserves in a Time of Financial Crisis

It’s a question we’re asked all the time: “Can we use reserves to cover an operating fund shortfall?” Under normal circumstances, our standard response would be an emphatic “No!”—because reserves are for major repair and replacement project…

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2020 October Supporting Essential Building Workers

While residents of condos, co-ops, and HOAs do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by staying in their homes as much as they can, they rely on the supers, porters, valets, doorpeople, janitorial workers, handymen and -women, securi…

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Maintenance Securing Air Quality in the COVID-19 Era
2020 October Securing Air Quality in the COVID-19 Era

COVID-19 has caused more far-ranging, persistent anxiety than any other event in recent history. It has affected our jobs, our living situations, and the way we interact with others, and it’s not done with us yet. Scientists and public heal…

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