Category: Management

Management Keeping the Lines Open
2016 January Keeping the Lines Open

No one likes to feel left out or ignored. That is how condo residents may feel if they believe their board or managers are not responding to their requests or sharing enough information. What they may not realize, however, is that there can…

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Management Improving Meeting Effectiveness
2016 January Improving Meeting Effectiveness

Maybe your child got in trouble at school, the dog had an accident on the carpet or a disgruntled call was received from a difficult client; whatever the reason, there are times when the last thing a condo board member or resident wants to …

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Management How to Evaluate Your Property Manager
2016 January How to Evaluate Your Property Manager

Whether you're an executive of a multinational corporation or a cashier at the local supermarket, you probably receive a performance evaluation that assesses how well you're doing your job. Many property management companies may also do reg…

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Management What Size Management Company?
2016 January What Size Management Company?

We live in a world of add-ons. Ever since the term super size was coined by the fast food industry back in 1994, the idea and its implications have spread to many aspects of the American lifestyle. We've become accustomed to “value-added el…

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Management Staying Competitive  in Management
2015 December 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 in South Florida are looking for ways to distinguish themselves fr…

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Management To Claim, or Not to Claim?
2015 December To Claim, or Not to Claim?

Individuals, associations and other entities carry insurance coverage to protect them from liability, loss, and other financial and legal threats—that's pretty basic. What isn't always so basic is deciding when to file a claim versus paying…

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Management Managing Tough Situations
2015 December Managing Tough Situations

Co-ops and condos are called communities for a reason—families and individuals live side by side with one another, sometimes for years or even decades. Although residents may not exchange much more than a “hello” or “nice day” with their ne…

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Management The Sporting Life
2015 September The Sporting Life

Gone are the days when a treadmill and a set of dumbbells in a fluorescent-lit basement room passed for athletic amenities in condo buildings and HOAs. Today, the size and scope of sporty offerings—be it basketball courts, pools or saunas—…

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Management Creating Community
2015 September Creating Community

People buy into condo and HOA communities for many different reasons. Some are attracted by the amenities that common spaces can offer, and many in Florida seek a vacation-style environment that doubles as a smart real estate investment. I…

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Management I Bid You Good Day
2015 March I Bid You Good Day

It’s only logical that if something goes wrong and needs fixing at a condo or HOA, it's the board or manager’s job to do some due diligence and choose the contractor that makes the most sense for the community's needs and budget. Thi…

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