HABITAT

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.

Get Rid of the Friction and Factions in Board Meetings

Written by Julie Zuraw on August 18, 2017

New York City

Using Robert’s Rules of Order brings discipline to board meetings.

Read more

How to Get the Best Bid on Capital Projects

Written by Michael Berenson on August 14, 2017

New York City

By using a spreadsheet, management can gauge true cost of “options.”

Read more

Tailor House Rules to Suit Your Building

Written by Mark Elman on August 08, 2017

New York City

Boards need to update house rules – and enforce them fairly.

Read more

Election Handbook Seeks to Educate and Inform

Written by Cody Masino on August 01, 2017

New York City

Proactive manager explains annual meetings to shareholders and boards.

Read more

Board service required Martin Mirkin to learn lighting, plumbing – and people.

Read more

Veteran president sees board service as a blend of business, politics, and diplomacy.

Read more

The Hardest Things to Manage Are Expectations

Written by Dan Wollman on July 14, 2017

New York City

Managers must provide accurate information – even if the client goes ballistic.

Read more

Admissions Clock: Time Bomb or Needed Lubricant?

Written by Lisa Prevost on July 10, 2017

New York City

Co-op advocates oppose legislative proposals to speed apartment sales.

Read more

An Election Handbook Designed to Dispel Distrust

Written by Bill Morris on July 06, 2017

New York City

“Nobody will walk out of that meeting feeling the system is unfair.”

Read more

Proposed laws would require annual reports on all contract awards.

Read more

Ask the Experts

learn more

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

Source Guide

see the guide

Looking for a vendor?