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The Habitat Management Survey: New, Improved Board Responds to Residents

Bram G. Fierstein. The latest in a series of exclusive Habitat Management Survey responses. in Board Operations on August 18, 2014

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Bram G. Fierstein, Gramatan Management
Aug. 18, 2014

They began posting a summary of the monthly board meeting minutes; increased the number of informational notices when projects were underway; and collected shareholder contact information, including phone numbers, email addresses and emergency contacts. With that information, they then instituted the use of robocalls to inform shareholders of emergency situations; created an email address that shareholders could use to contact board members and the managing agent; and, finally, reviewed the existing purchase, sublet, refinancing and renovation packages, streamlining them wherever possible.

At this year's annual shareholders meeting, the same people who expressed concerns last year actually gave the board a round of applause. — Bram G. Fierstein, President, Gramatan Management


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