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BOARD OPERATIONS

Our informative articles give decision makers from NYC residential co-ops or condos the knowledge to govern their co-op or condo effectively. Learn about policy issues, from setting and enforcing house rules to how to debate lobby renovation. Understand the rules and conventions your conduct as a board member is subject to. Keep up with the laws and expectations your building must comply with.

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Board adapts to shareholders' changing ages, tastes, and needs.

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Two shareholders make a difference by getting "actively involved."

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Small-Town Values at Work in a Big-City Co-op

Written by Bill Morris on June 05, 2018

Tribeca, Manhattan

Doug Moss has brought a little bit of Texas to Manhattan.

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When Making Rules, Boards Need to Know Their Limits

Written by Victor M. Metsch on May 31, 2018

Queens

Governing documents form a contract that cannot be breached.

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River Terrace Fixes a Toxic Culture

Written by Carol J. Ott on May 29, 2018

Washington Heights, Manhattan

Board conquers “bad behavior,” deficits, and galloping energy costs.

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Homegrown Change Agent

Written by Carol J. Ott on May 11, 2018

Washington Heights, Manhattan

Mark Hines and the rejuvenation of River Terrace.

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A co-op’s proprietary lease grants – and limits – a board’s power to fine.

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Dispute over central air-conditioning chills spirit of cooperation.

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How to Keep the Annual Meeting From Becoming a Marathon

Written by Frank Lovece on April 24, 2018

A change of venue and a limit on time for questions can work miracles

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Learn all the basics of NYC co-op and condo management, with straight talk from heavy hitters in the field of co-op or condo apartments

Professionals in some of the key fields of co-op and condo board governance and building management answer common questions in their areas of expertise

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